August 2018

Hummingbird Trail Walk

APG Hummingbird Trail Walk at the State Botanical Gardens

When: Saturday, August 11, from 8:30-10:30 a.m.

During the first hour, Judy Glenn will guide you through the Hummingbird Trail to find where the hummingbirds feed and perch throughout the Garden. The hummers are tiny, but don’t worry—Judy developed the trail and knows their favorite hiding places. The second hour will be for you to independently view and photograph the hummingbirds. Judy will be available during this time for questions.

Where: The State Botanical Garden of Georgia. Meet in the back parking lot. Go straight past all parking lots and park in the lot near the chapel.

What to bring: Please dress for the hot weather, bring comfortable shoes, hat water, snacks, bug spray, sunscreen, photography gear and/or binoculars: camera, several batteries (If you have them), your longest lens, SD card, tripod (if desired), a lot of patience.

Why: Because it is fun to see and photograph them!

Details: You must have signed the waver on your APG membership form to attend (download here). Judy will have forms for you to sign if you have not signed one yet.

Hummingbird trail maps will be provided.

If there is a threat of rain that day, send Judy a personal message on Facebook between

August News

NEW THIS MONTH: Beginners or veterans, come one, come all! Do you have a photography question, maybe one you’re too shy to ask in front of the group? Or you’re stuck with a question and have no idea who might know the right answer? At APG, we’re trying something new at the August meeting: Our own, dedicated “Ask Me!” person will be on duty during the social half-hour, 6:30 – 7:00 PM. If he or she doesn’t know the answer, they’ll find somebody who does. Just look for the person wearing the “Ask Me!” hat.

Upcoming Contests and Notifications

  • APG Hummingbird Trail Walk at the State Botanical Gardens. The master of the hummingbirds at the Botanical Gardens will be doing a photo walk for APG members. Aug. 11. 8:30–10:30 a.m.. If you are not a member for 2018, you need to print the member form, sign the middle part and bring it with you.

Easy Portrait Tips

Easy Portrait Tips

APG Meets August 16th, 7:00–8:30 PM @ The Lyndon House

211 Hoyt St., Athens, GA 30601
DESSERT SOCIAL STARTS AT 6:30 PM

A presentation discussing ways to improve your portraits, focusing on composition do’s and don’t’s, natural light, light direction, and simple modifiers.

Karen Cannon is a photography enthusiast taking a hobby way too far.  She got her first DSLR in late 2014, completed the Professional Photography Certificate continuing education program at the University of North Georgia in 2016, and is currently working on an Associates Degree in Photography at Gwinnett Technical College.  Her goal is to figure out how to defy the laws of physics and fit a full service portrait studio into a small house with low ceilings.

Images ©2018 Karen Cannon