Tim Rogan

Free OpenSource Alternatives to Lightroom

I just learned of two free Open Source Lightroom alternatives. Disclaimer: I have not used either of these so I cannot vouch for them. Might be worth checking out if you want some of the features of Lightroom but don’t want to pay for it.

Lightzone: http://lightzoneproject.org/

Darktable: http://www.darktable.org/

Exploring Light and Shadow Art Show featuring APG’s Craig Gum

This is featuring our own Craig Gum with an additional 5 artists.

The Big House Gallery in Atlanta. Saturday, Oct. 5th. Apparently this is in conjunction with a street festival.

For information click here: Exploring Light & Shadow 2013

Free Rebroadcast of PHOTO WEEK on CreativeLive

A complete rebroadcast of PHOTO WEEK is now playing on CreativeLive.com. Free to watch. Three channels of photographers teaching 1.5 hr classes on a plethora of photo related subjects.


FREE Photography Week on CreativeLive.com

All this week pros will be teaching 1.5 hour classes on all aspects of photography, composition, exposure, posing, … 3 channels starting at noon eastern.

Free to watch live or buy the whole week to watch later for $299.


September APG Meeting


Meeting is the 18th from 7:00-8:30 at the Lyndon House. Wingate Downs will share ideas on what we can start doing now to make better candid photos. Rumor is he’ll have ideas for you no mater what kind of candid photos you make.

Creative challenge is B&W. Please see the sidebar for more information.

View full announcement here: APG September Newsletter


Upcoming Events & Call for Artists

Georgia Living Photography Competition

2013 Georgia National Fair

Pre-registration deadline – Sept.7, 2013

Exhibit Dates – Oct. 3 – Oct. 13, 2013


(800)-987-3247 ext. 555


Georgia Artisan Center

Inside the Perry Welcome Center

Opening September 2013




Second National Open Visual Arts Show

The Cultural Arts Council of Douglasville/Douglas County, Inc.

Submission deadline – Sept. 13, 2013

Exhibit dates – Nov. 3 – 27, 2013


(770)-949-ARTS (2787)


Georgia Small Works Exhibit

Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation

Submission – Drop off Oct. 5, 2013

Exhibit dates – Oct. 11 – Nov. 15, 2013



Watch their website for Members Holiday Market


Monroe Art Guild has a Members Holiday Market, too.

And an outstanding darkroom!!!




APG member, Lisa Wheeler will have her work on exhibit at this venue in Monroe, GA

Nov. 5 – Dec 20, 2013 as part of the Abandoned Rural America Project.


Lickskillet Artists Market

Lyndon House Arts Center

Oct. 26, 2013 10 AM – 4 PM

Buy a Booth – www.LyndonHouseArtsFoundation.wordpress.com


Athens Photography Guild will have

a members only booth indoors.


Lyndon House Arts Center 39th Juried Exhibition coming in Feb. 2014


7th Annual Big Click

Marlor Arts Center

Entry deadline – Nov. 15, 2013

Exhibit Dates – Nov. 24, 2013 – January 24, 2014




Women Painters of the Southeast

Magnolia Art Gallery

Entry Deadline – Dec. 1, 2013

Exhibit Dates – Mar. 29 – Apr. 18, 2014



(706)-454-5050 Lynn Blair



August meeting: David Noah on B&W Photography


Email notice for our August meeting has gone out. David Noah will be talking to us about B&W photography.

Creative challenge is your best 3-4 summertime photos.
Also look for the upcoming hummingbird photo walk at the Botanical Gardens.


Photography Inspiration

Found the first part of this podcast/webcast to be extremely inspirational. This Week in Photography ran a natural world photo contest and the winner, our of 9000 entries, only got started in photography 1.5 years ago. Bonus: how to say bokeh correctly by someone who is living in Japan.


July Meeting


Our July meeting will be about breaking the normal rules of photography about keeping your camera still and unobstructed. We’ll explore how getting your camera in motion or putting things in front of your lens often creates a more exciting and dynamic image. Be prepared to try new things.

Our challenge is Simplicity.

For the full announcement click here.

Lisa Wheeler wins Honorable Mention

Lisa Wheeler won an Honorable Mention for “Nolan Ghost” at the Milledgeville OAE XXX Exhibition. Congratulations, Lisa.