June 2018

Tempesta Falls at Tallulah Gorge


**IMPORTANT UPDATE**

Very important change about the photo walk tomorrow. The Gorge level is too high to walk to the falls, but they are still doing a hike along the upper rim.

Waterfalls can be seen in the distance with good scenic views. This hike is 2 hours long and lasts from 10-12. A ranger will lead the hike.

Everyone is now going on their own. We will NOT be meeting as a group!

You still would need to make your reservation with them. 706-754-7981. At this time, there may or may not be enough people to do the walk. You will have to contact them.

Field Trip: Tempesta Falls at Tallulah Gorge

Date/Time:  Saturday June 16, 2008, 8:00am-2:00pm

Address:  205 Old Commerce Rd, Athens, GA 30607-1011

Reservations:  (706) 754-7981

Cost: $5/person

Information:

Please read all very carefully!! This is rescheduled from our rained out trip. This is a **Tallulah Gorge** sponsored hike, but several of us are planning to go and thought a few more of you may like to join us. Space is limited so please call (706) 754-7981 to reserve your spot today. We’ll meet at Sandy Creek Nature Center at 8 a.m. to carpool up.

We will drive to Tallulah Gorge State Park, check in by 9:30, and get in a few shots until the hike starts at 10 a.m.

Enjoy the rare opportunity to walk to the base of Tempesta falls. This area is not normally open to the public. This is a short but strenuous hike which consists of going down 310 stairs, getting off the beaten trail to hike down steep embankments and along the river to the base of Tempesta falls. There is a $5 per a person cost. Parking is also $5. Wear sturdy hiking shoes, bring snacks and lots of water. Children must be 10 or older, no pets.

Officially the hike ends at 12, but we may decide to stick around and spend time shooting in the vicinity afterward. We’ll coordinate those details in the parking lot the morning of with everyone who attends so we can arrange carpools according to what time people want to return. (If you need to return at a precise time, you may wish to drive or coordinate with a driver beforehand.)

Bring a sack lunch!

June News

Upcoming Contests and Notifications

  • Lyndon House Full House Show is now up. These are pieces created by the guilds that call the Lyndon House home. Many members have work in this show.
  • OCAF Members Show is now up. These are pieces by the members of OCAF in Watkinsville. Many members have work in this show.
  • Members’ Photo ShowsKennth Storey at the Botanical Gardens and Ben Slaboda at Give Back Realty, 624 South Milledge Avenue, Suite 101.
  • VOLUNTEER(S) NEEDED: We now need one or more people to take over the following APG jobs: 1) Newsletter Production and Mail Chimp mail list. Involves adding new members to the Mail Chimp email list, gathering the images and info from the speakers, creating the email newsletter, and creating an occasional extra email. It also involves sending a welcome email to new members, which is set up to copy and paste.  2) In-meeting computer person. Tim currently uses his own computer but the Lyndon House also has a pc in that room that can be used. They promised that the projector would work plug-and-play from now on so that shouldn’t be an issue. Involves gathering the challenge images that are sent in to APG’s gmail account, getting to the meeting early to set up the computer, gathering images from member’s as they come in, making sure the presenter’s slide show is working, and advancing the images during the photo challenge show. Key for both positions is timeliness and availability.
  • Website for national art competitions, calls for entries, festivals, grants, etc. artdeadline.com

Thinking like a Film Photography

This month we’ll explore how thinking like a film photographer can improve your digital images.

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

211 Hoyt St., Athens, GA 30601

DESSERT SOCIAL STARTS AT 6:30 PM

Digital photography allows more people than ever to enjoy creating photos. Even if you never go near a roll of film, strategies used by film photographers, who are literally paying for every single shot, can save you a lot of precious time. And a basic understanding of film photography makes it far easier to understand basic editing of your digital images. Al will be discussing 1) ways that a film photography mind-set can improve anyone’s photography, and 2) the exciting new opportunities and possibilities offered by traditional and hybrid work flows.

Advanced photographers can capture images today that were physically impossible to shoot on film. But film is still alive and doing rather well. Traditional silver gelatin photography and alternative chemical processes are still attracting many young artists and advanced enthusiasts. Plenty of high schools still use the traditional darkroom to season their students’ chemistry and physics lessons. Hybrid photography is offering possibilities unimaginable to a college student studying photography in the pre-digital age. With a bathroom and a film scanner, a full traditional darkroom is unnecessary..

BONUS: If you’ve never witnessed the magic of seeing an image appear on a white sheet of paper, or if you’d just like to see the darkroom facilities available at Lyndon House Arts Center for open studio members, Al will be giving short darkroom demonstrations from 5:00 pm until the meeting. The Lyndon House dark room is upstairs. Go down the back left hallway and the photo room is on the right.

Al Williams is an Athens area fine art photographer who is currently focused primarily on purely traditional pinhole, medium and large format fine art black and white photography. He also works in digital and hybrid photography. Rural landscapes, portraits and macro photography are his usual subjects, but he is of the mind that all photographs should really be about light at the most fundamental level. Mr. Williams discovered his passion for photography studying photographic design in the pinhole photography program at the University Of Georgia Lamar Dodd School of Art in the late 1980’s. He has worked as a commercial portrait photographer and spent a year and a half at Showcase Photographics in Atlanta as the custom color lab technician. He began teaching darkroom photography in 1994 at the original Monroe Art Guild and has continued to share his passion for darkroom photography over the years. He especially enjoys teaching parent/child private lessons as it offers a unique experience for them to develop a shared interest… and the children always seem so well behaved.

All images ©2018 Al Williams