October 2015

October News

Upcoming Contests, Events, & Photo walks

  • Lickskillet:Have the opportunity to sell your photos at this Lyndon House Sponsored Event. Saturday, October 24 from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm. More info at the meeting. Booth setup the night before. Show setup at 9:00 am the day of.
  • Photowalk: If you’re not working Tuesday, October 13, come join us for a tour of various waterfalls in North Georgia! We’ll meet at Sandy Creek Nature Center at 8:15 a.m. We are tentatively planning to visit Blood Mountain Falls (lower and upper), Dick’s Creek Falls, DeSoto Falls (lower and upper), Trahlyta Falls in Vogel State Park, then Helton Creek Falls. We’ll adjust along the way depending on the group’s preferred speed. Bring water and lunch. Gear-wise, tripods are recommended and neutral-density filters are always helpful for long exposures if the day is sunny rather than an overcast. Some sort of tethered or remote camera trigger would be useful.
  • Star Party: Guild member Steve Binkley and a couple of friends are hosting a star party at Young Road Observatory October 5th through the 14th, and you are invited. Since the weather is too unpredictable to specify a particular night, you may come any night that is convenient for you and the weather looks promising. Please contact Steve the afternoon of the day you wish to come to get directions, if necessary, and verify that there are no problems for that night. The observatory is located about a mile off highway 78 just over 20 miles from the Athens bypass. If you wish to check the location on Google maps or a satellite view, Steve’s address is 181 Young Road, Rayle. Please note that the address is 6 or 7 miles east of Lexington in Oglethorpe county and not in Rayle (Wilkes county). Steve may be contacted at sbinkley@windstream.net or 706-743-3682. Contact him any time if you have questions about the event. Bring your camera and try your hand at photographing the night sky. There’s plenty of room in the observing field and AC power is available. The observatory 14″ scope will also be operating for visual observing.
  • Photowalk: Sunday Nov 1 – Panther Creek Falls is on most lists of Georgia “must see” waterfalls, so we’re going to spend a day hiking the trail and visiting the 4 waterfalls en route, on a day that’s close to the anticipated peak foliage season. We’ll meet at 7 a.m. in the Sandy Creek Nature Center Parking lot and drive up (about 1:20 each way), then spend the day hiking. The trail is described as “moderate” and good hiking shoes are recommended. You’ll want to bring lots of water and a lunch, since the trail is 7 miles round trip… it will be less intense than hiking straight through since we’ll stop to take pictures along the way, but it *is* still a long hike.
  • November’s meeting will be on landscapes. December will be our annual pot luck for all paid members.

Photographing Kids

Anne YarbroughAnne will explain her erratic method of shooting kids, which is based heavily on training from her past studio experience with a great children’s photographer and from working with pets.

Anne Yarbrough is a freelance photographer specializing in photography of pets & their people, and a little of everything else. She graduated from the University of Georgia with a BFA in Photography through the Art Department, then continued her education at Gwinnett Technical College to pursue a diploma in commercial photography. She also worked at a portrait studio for six years, something she said she’d never do but which turned out to be one of her best learning experiences. Through all of this she has learned to employ a mixture of posed and candid photography in her own ventures as a photographer.

More of Anne’s work can be seen at anneyarbroughphotography.com.

Anne Yarbrough Kid PhotosAll photos ©2015 Anne Yarbrough