Tim Rogan

June Meeting is ACTION! Tips & Tricks for Better Sports & Action Photography

Our speaker is Phillip Faulkner. Phillip teaches Action and Sports Photography at UGA’s Center for Continuing Education. He has a degree in Photography from Gwinnett Tech and currently freelances for UGA’s athletic department. You can see some of his outstanding sports photos at dawgprints.net/sports.

There are special challenges in making a great sports photo. Since these are often “once in a lifetime” opportunities, it’s important to do the best job possible of capturing that shot. Phillip will tell us some of the tips and tricks of the trade, including how to position yourself and set up the shot, capture the image, and then process it for maximum impact. Whether it’s your son catching that touchdown pass, your granddaughter scoring the winning goal, or your dog jumping into the air to fetch a ball, you’ll learn how to make a better photo of the event.

THIS MONTH ONLY – MEETING MOVED TO MUSEUM OF ART ON UGA CAMPUS

Meeting moved for this month only.

We have the pleasure of having guided tours through two photo shows at the Museum of Art near the fine art complex on the UGA campus. Thursday the 20th. 7-8:30 PM. Creative challenge is Winter Wonderland. Next month we’ll be back at the Lyndon House.

 

NIKON USERS :: LENS SALE (up to $400 off!)

Details Here: NIKON LENS SALE

Article on shooting the stars

Regarding the February challenge I realized the link in the email didn’t work. Here is the correct web address for the article on shooting the stars.
http://www.nephotographyguild.com/2012/03/aim-for-the-stars/

UPCOMING PHOTO/ART CONTESTS

First is the 39th Juried Exhibition at the Lyndon House. Entries are due Jan 30th & 31st so not much time left to get your work properly prepared. The Lyndon House is a huge supporter of APG so I think it would be good if we supported them. Look up the juror’s museum and you’ll get a good idea of the kind of work he might choose.

More info here: http://athensclarkecounty.com/5766/Call-for-Artists-39th-Juried-Exhibition

 

The second one is the Eatonton Putman Arts Foundation. Entries are being accepted March 10-17.

More info here: http://theplazaartscenter.com/uploads/2014AmateurPhotographyRules.pdf

 

Third is OCAF: Southworks 18th Annual National Juried Art Exhibition

Deadline is Feb 28th and for this one the submissions are electronic.

April 12 – May 10, 2014

Deadline for entry: February 14, 2014

www.ocaf.com

(706) 769-4565

 

APG’s First Annual Photography Contest Awards

APG_Winners

January’s meeting was our first annual APG member photo contest. If you missed it then you missed a large body of stunning photography. I think everyone was blown away. After the members voted for their first, second, and runner up choices, the awards went to Jason Machen (First Place and Honorable Mention), Tim Rogan (Second Place), and Steve Binkley (Honorable Mention).

Of his first place image, Jason said, “‘The Red Muse’ illustrates that you do not have to have super expensive, huge megapixel cameras to make a photograph. This photograph was made with a Nikon D80 with available light. I am not very talented with Lightroom or Photoshop so this image is pretty much as shot with maybe a little burning in of the edges. I love using window light any time that I can. I call it God’s light and my flash just a cheap imitation.”

Of his Honorable Mention, Jason said, “‘Waiting’ illustrates that I am more of a “relational” photographer than a conceptual one. Most of the personal images I make are discovered; that is, I see something in the way the subject moves or looks and I go with that. I was setting up for a studio photograph and the model was just sitting pretty much as you see, smoking a cigarette. I saw how wonderful she looked. I changed my attention to photographing her there. Of course the lighting was challenging because it was just the overhead light and I did not want to blow out the highlights or lose the shadows. I did have to make changes to the camera and took the diffuser off the light, and moved some of the junk showing in the frame. Again this image has very little work in Lightroom.” Jason added, “I really was surprised and much honored to have my images picked. The images submitted by others were really superb and I did not see how mine stood a chance.”

Of the Second Place St. Simons Pier image, Tim said, “I’ve never planned for, bought gear for, and set out to do a shot like I did with this one. It is a 4-minute exposure (with the tide coming in), f/22, ISO 100 shot. No blur or smoothing was added in post. The gear I bought to be able to create this was a digital timer and a 10-stop B+W neutral density filter. That filter is so dark that I had to set up everything, lock down the focus, and then put the filter on, trusting that I hadn’t changed anything in the process. I first processed this as a B&W in NIK Silver Efex Pro and then didn’t like a couple of posts on the left edge of the frame. When I reprocessed it without the posts, I tried fading the B&W layer over the color layer. That is when I came up with these creamy colors.”

Of his honorable mention, Steve had his past wrapped up in it. “The Kodak 35 camera in this still life was manufactured in 1942 and belonged to my father. The Kodachrome slides are pictures he took of my mom in 1943 and 1944. The B&W prints of her and my dad were taken during the same period. The two “cowboys” in the other photo are my younger brother and myself. The still life was arranged on a desk that belonged to my father when he was a small boy. Needless to say, this photo has great significance to me and I’m pleased that others found pleasure in seeing it.”

Thank you to all who participated and showed up to the meeting. This was a huge success and we look forward to doing it again next year.

November Meeting

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November APG meeting is all about software. Jim and Chuck will help you decide what you need for post processing and if it is worth upgrading to the latest. Join us Thursday, Nov. 21st, 7 p.m. at the Lyndon House. Meeting is free.

Camera Show this Saturday

APG folks might be interested to know that Wings Camera in ATL is having a big camera show this Saturday from 9-2:00.  Details can be found at their website:

Thank you, Andrew H. for the heads up!

APG October Meeting

October meeting is Thursday the 17th from 7-8:30 pm in the Community Room of the Lyndon House. The guest speaker will be APG MEMBER JOE MYERESS.
Joe will be putting on a show and demonstration that will help you “Make Your Images Pop” through the use of Photoshop or Lightroom plugins and filters. Joe plans to show just how quick and easy it is to either enhance, or totally change, the look and feel of what you capture in the camera.

Joe has been a professional photographer for over 30 years. While serving in the US Navy as a photographer, Joe spent two years documenting special events at the White House during the Bush administration. Joe now leads the photography team at a national computer and electronics chain.
To check out Joe’s website, visit www.joemyeress.com

Kelby 2013 Worldwide Photo Walk flickr Page

This year’s walk was led again by APG’s own Joe Myeress and was held inside Sanford Stadium. Photos from the local group of walkers can be seen on this flickr page: Clonk Here.