November 2017

December News

Upcoming Contests and Notifications
  • APG January Meeting will be our photo contest with cash prizes. You must pay for 2018 in order to participate. Arrive by 6:30 in order to pay and to fill out your entry form. More info coming at December’s potluck dinner and in January’s email.
  • 43rd Lyndon House Juried Exhibition. Start preparing your work now if you plan on entering the Juried Exhibition. It is always a mystery as to what gets in, but if your photo(s) is accepted you will have a chance of winning an award from APG.
  • Tear down for the Donderos’ Kitchen show will be Jan 2. Please go by, see the show and get something to eat. They have been very generous to APG.

Member’s BBQ & Pot Luck

APG Meets December 21, 7:00–8:30 PM @ The Lyndon House

This is our annual BBQ & Pot Luck dinner for paid members and their guests. This is one of the benefits of joining the group! This year we will also be adding a photo exchange.

  • If you have not already signed up then please R.S.V.P. to Judy Glenn (jglennpacs@yahoo.com) as soon as possible, but no later than December 18th.
  • Each paid member is allowed to bring one guest (let Judy know if you are bringing a guest).
  • APG will provide meat, drinks, plates, cups, and utensils. Those attending need to bring a side dish and/or dessert.
  • No Creative Challenge but please bring your five favorite family-friendly images from 2017 so we can loop them during the dinner. If you are participating, you can bring your photos on a flash drive, or email them ==> the day before the meeting <== to athenspg@gmail.com. 1024 pixels on the longest side is sufficient. Please, no more than 2048 on the longest side. sRGB color space is fine.
  • New last year – If you are not yet a 2017 paid member you may pay $10 at the meeting and join us. You still must R.S.V.P. to Judy Glenn by Dec. 18th. This only covers your admission to the pot luck dinner. Everybody will still have to pay $15 in January to cover their 2018 membership and participate in the APG Photo Contest with cash prizes.
  • In addition we’ll be adding a photo exchange. We will have two tables going. Participate in one or both:
    Exchange 1: Bring a photo – take a photo. Bring a photo up to 10×10. Take another participant’s photo.
    Exchange 2: Negotiate with another member for their photo. Or get a three- or four-way exchange going. Bring photos up to 10×10.

Waterfalls, Sunset, and Astro Photography

Photo Walk: Waterfalls, Sunset, and Astro Photography
Date: November 4th–5th
NEW TIME: Leaving the Epps Bridge Kroger parking lot at 10:00 AM. Meet at the far side of the Kroger parking lot adjacent to the cigar shop (5 Points Cigar Shop and Lounge on the other end of the Larry’s Giant Subs building). It’s probably best to drive a few cars.
****We will not get back to Athens until approximately 3:15 AM
Location: Highlands/Cashiers area – North Carolina
Agenda: We will photograph several waterfalls in the Highlands area then photograph the sunset at sunset rock in Highlands. We will have dinner in Highlands then travel to Cashiers to photograph the Milky Way at Silver Run Falls (Silver Run Rd, Cashiers, NC 28717)
Note: the Milky Way is best around midnight so we will be back super late.
*****For those who can’t come all day, you can meet us at Sunset rock. Sunset is 6:36 PM. Ravenel Park Road, 35.04687, -83.18714, Highlands, NC.
*****Or you can drive your own car and do as much or as little as you want.
*****You must sign an APG waiver to participate.
*****For more information see APG’s Facebook Page

November News

Upcoming Contests and Notifications

  • Photo Walk: Waterfalls, Sunset, and Astro Photography
    Date: November 4th–5th
    NEW TIME: Leaving the Epps Bridge Kroger parking lot at 10:00 AM. Meet at the far side of the Kroger parking lot adjacent to the cigar shop (5 Points Cigar Shop and Lounge on the other end of the Larry’s Giant Subs building). It’s probably best to drive a few cars.
    ****We will not get back to Athens until approximately 3:15 AM
    Location: Highlands/Cashiers area – North Carolina
    Agenda: We will photograph several waterfalls in the Highlands area then photograph the sunset at sunset rock in Highlands. We will have dinner in Highlands then travel to Cashiers to photograph the Milky Way at Silver Run Falls (Silver Run Rd, Cashiers, NC 28717)
    Note: the Milky Way is best around midnight so we will be back super late.
    *****For those who can’t come all day, you can meet us at Sunset rock. Sunset is 6:36 PM. Ravenel Park Road, 35.04687, -83.18714, Highlands, NC.
    *****Or you can drive your own car and do as much or as little as you want.
    *****You must sign an APG waiver to participate.
    *****For more information see APG’s Facebook Page
  • 43rd Juried Exhibition – The Lyndon House. Guest Juror, Wassan Al-Khudhairi, Chief Curator at Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis
    Submission Days: Thursday, January 25 and Friday, January 26, 2018. Start preparing now as there is always a crush at the printers and framers in town. More info to come.
  • APG member Wade Sheldon has 5 coastal landscape prints in the show Warm Days, Cool Nights, a 4-artist exhibition hosted by Classic Galleries at The Classic Center in downtown Athens. The show was curated by the Lyndon House, and will run from June 4 to November 12, 2017. A closing reception will be held prior to the Classic Center Cultural Arts Foundation dinner on November 7, 2017 (invitation only).
  • Someone is looking for a wedding photographer for 6 hrs in Monroe on Feb. 24th. Budget is low so looking for a starter. Contact us at the email below.
  • We are looking for someone to take over setting up the dessert social. We’ll provide the money for the drinks and goodies. You just have to buy them and get them there on time. If two people would like to do it together then that is all the better. Please don’t be shy.

Photo Critique & Enhancements

This month we go back to the ever popular photo critiques and enhancements.

APG Meets November 16, 7:00–8:30 PM at The Lyndon House Arts Center

Dessert Social at 6:30 PM

Have an image you like but know it needs some enhancing? Or one you like but want to see how others feel about it? How about a scene that overwhelmed you, but the image isn’t quite cutting it? Now is your chance to see your image through the eyes of other photographers.

1) See how others view you images. What does it say to them? Is there more that can be done with it? You don’t have to give your name if you don’t want to. Just listen. We’ll be gentle. Promise.

2) Maybe you want to find a different direction to take your photo. Hear what other photographers would do if they were working on it. We’ll throw out all kinds of suggestions from our perspective.

**IF we can find someone to work up the suggestions live then we’ll do that as well. If you are good at either Photoshop or Lightroom, and can work up suggestions live, please let us know.**