February 2017

February News

Upcoming Contests and Notifications
  • April 2017 we will be having a show at the Oconee County Library. Start thinking about what you would like to show now. Depending on the number of paid members submitting work, we will be able to show 1-2 pieces each.
  • OCAF Juried Arts Show Call for Entries
    This draws works from all over the U.S. The deadline to submit an application for the SOUTHWORKS Juried Exhibit is Friday, February 17 – digital files submitted for review, not physical pieces like the Lyndon House Show. Deadline for receipt of accepted work: March 18 at 4 PM. Exhibit Dates: APRIL 7 – MAY 5, 2017. ELIGIBILITY: Open to all United States residents/artists 18 years or older.
  • Showcase School of Photography (Atlanta) reception and photo exhibit for Teri Darnell on February 3rd: Crossing Cheshire Bridge.
  • Let’s keep on shooting Atlanta! Even though The Showcase School is closing, photography classes and workshops will be offered in the same location under the direction of long-time instructor, Sara Keith. The new school is called Atlanta School of Photography! Classes will be posted on the new website at atlantaschoolofphotography.com within the coming weeks. Please go online and opt in to the mailing list now to be the first to register. You might even recognize some of the instructors!

Night Photography


APG’s Shalabh Sharma has amazed many of us with his photos. This month we get to hear him talk about them. He will explain his basic night photography techniques including how to plan and capture perfect Milky Way shots. He’ll also cover questions he is often asked like how to focus on stars and how to make the foreground visible. As always, we’ll leave time for your questions so start writing them down now.

Shalabh is a Bioinformatician by profession. By passion he is a landscape & night sky photographer, hiker, and a traveler. He loves capturing the drama of starry night skies and the magic of Milky Way.

You can see more of Shalabh’s work at these links:

All photos ©2017 Shalabh Sharma