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Lighting up the Darkness

Lighting Up the Darkness

Techniques used in cave photography

How do you photograph places where you can’t even see your hand in front of your face? Kenneth will show examples and discuss the techniques learned from other cave photographers that have have allowed him to photograph deep underground. Kenneth will also have a show-and-tell of some the equipment he employs.


Ken Storey

Speaker Bio — Kenneth Storey has pursued photography most of his life. Landscape is a constant subject of interest, whether it is a love of pristine areas, concern for challenged environments, or fascination with human interaction with the earth. His great love of the land and environment can be seen in all media. In the last few years, Kenneth has adopted the richness of dark backgrounds and controlled sources of light to focus attention on his subjects, without any background distractions. By moving closer to his subjects, he shows the viewer a still moment. He terms this work light painting photography. He has been a member of the National Speleological Association for over 40 years. So it was natural for him to become fascinated with the special challenges of photographing in the dark world of caves. How do you photograph places where you can’t even see your hand in front of your face? He learned by watching his father, other cave photographers, and by lots of trial and error.  

Fine Art Portraits & Still Life

APG Meets May 16th, 7:00–8:30PM
The Lyndon House – 211 Hoyt St., Athens, GA 30601


APG 6:30PM Social – New & Improved!
6:30 + 3 Photo Creative Challenge + Ask Me = SOCIAL TIME!


Learn how to use simple lighting techniques to create a dramatic portrait and continue the creative process in post-production.

At the May APG meeting, Joyce Dumas will discuss how she creates dramatic portraits and still life through lighting, styling, and post-production techniques. Joyce will demonstrate how to use one source of light, as well as the resultant shadows, to add drama to a portrait or still life. She will also take us through the post-production steps she uses to continue her artistic vision for the piece.

All images ©2019 Joyce Dumas

Joyce Dumas, who lives the North Georgia mountains, has a career background in both photography and writing and finds she is happiest when she can combine the two crafts. “I find myself thinking about how I’m going to write about a photography experience while I’m in the field shooting. When I sit at the computer, writing about the shoot leads me to thinking about how I can do things differently next time. It’s a symbiotic relationship that hopefully improves the techniques of both.” Joyce has shown her work in regional galleries as well as at juried fine art shows throughout the Southeast. She co-founded the Blue Ridge Mountain Photographers guild, chaired the BRMP National Photography Exhibit, and served on the board of the Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association.

The photography of Joyce Dumas can be viewed at her online gallery, JoyceDumasPhotos.com and her blog about photography can be found at JoyceDumasPhotos.blogspot.com.

APG Short Talks

APG Member Short Talks

APG Meets October 18th, 7:00–8:30 PM @ The Lyndon House

293 Hoyt St., Athens, GA 30601

DESSERT SOCIAL STARTS AT 6:30 PM

This month we will conclude our series of “APG Talks” with a potpourri of short talks and equipment demos by APG members Judy Glenn, Al Williams and Wade Sheldon. These will be interactive presentations, so be sure to bring your questions!


Judy Glenn will be sharing her tips and tricks for time-lapse photography and photographing caterpillars changing into their chrysalis and from chrysalis to butterfly.

Judy has a Master’s degree in Physical Education and Health and taught for 19 years. Now, all her time is now devoted to wildlife and nature photography. Her favorite two things to photograph are black bears and hummingbirds. She developed the Hummingbird Trail for the State Botanical Garden of Georgia and speaks at the Garden and for gardening organizations about hummingbirds and the trail. She will be teaching a class this summer and offering hummingbird trail walks for the Garden. Check their website in the next few months for dates.

Judy’s website: https://www.judyroyalglennphotography.com


Al Williams will be sharing his insights on exploring the three manual controls of exposure in photography.

Al 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


Wade Sheldon will be demonstrating GODOX affordable wireless flash and strobe options for on-location lighting. If time is available he will also demonstrate his equipment and technique for affordable gallery print framing at home.

Wade is a marine scientist at the University of Georgia, specializing in scientific computing and environmental data management. He bought his first camera after graduating from college, a Canon T-70 film body, and has been hooked on photography ever since. He currently pursues a wide range of photo subjects semi-professionally, including promotional and event photography for UGA, Cedar Theatre, Bear Hollow Zoo, Athens for Everyone, and various non-profit groups and scientific societies, as well as landscape and general nature photography. Wade’s photos have appeared in multiple Lyndon House juried shows and special exhibits, as well as technical publications and regional magazines including the UGA Research Reporter.

Wade’s website: www.sheldonphoto.net

The Power of Having a Studio Mentor

The power of having a studio mentor.
Part 2 in the Invest in Yourself Series

Wendy Garfinkel-GoldAPG member Wendy Garfinkel-Gold will speak about her experience in studying strobe lighting at Craig Gum Photography studio in Athens. In February of 2016 she learned of an opportunity to join the studio as a member. She decided that it would be the boost she needed to shoot on a regular basis while mastering strobe and meeting other studio members. Wendy has assisted on many shoots in the studio and on location over the last 8 months which has accelerated her learning and given her the skills to create what she envisions in her mind. Most recently Wendy is adding editorial work to her portfolio in addition to portraiture.

Bio: College background RISD (Rhode Island School of Design), NYU and University of the Arts. I studied photography and graphic design. Professionally, I was a graphic designer working in advertising for 23 years. I decided to dedicate my time to developing a photography business in 2014.

Wendy Garfinkel-Gold Images

More of Wendy’s work can be seen on her web site and instagram accounts:
www.wendygarfinkelphotography.com
wgg_photography and kalyani9

  All photos ©2016 Wendy Garfinkel-Gold

Off Camera Flash

• • • Third in the Member Requested Series • • •

June2016_speakersIt’s Canon vs Nikon night as APG members Wade Sheldon and Tim Rogan cover how to configure and use the respective off camera flash systems. Covering Canon is Wade and covering the Nikon CLS system is Tim. Come watch the gray hairs demonstrate how you can control your flashes completely from your camera. But that’s not all. If you haven’t invested in either of these systems there will still be a segment for you as they demonstrate a couple of inexpensive triggers that work on any system. Lastly, they’ll show a variety of modifiers that can be used to shape the output of the these flashes.

Wade is a marine scientist at the University of Georgia, specializing in scientific computing and environmental informatics. He bought his first camera after graduating from college, a Canon T-70 film body, and has been hooked on photography ever since. He currently pursues a wide range of photo subjects semi-professionally, including promotional and event photography for Cedar Theatre, Bear Hollow Zoo and various non-profit groups and scientific societies, as well as landscape and general nature photography. Wade’s photos have appeared in a variety of technical publications and regional magazines, including the UGA Research Reporter. You can view some of Wade’s recent work on his website at www.sheldonphoto.net.

Tim is a graphic artist, a photographer, and a techno weenie who reads the manuals. His day job is design and corporate photography (people, places, and products), but at night its all live bands. His first roll of film was shot using the family box camera. In the military he bought a Yashica 35mm and started learning photography. When it died he went on to a Nikon F2 and the Nikon GAS has never stopped.

All photos ©2016 Wade Sheldon or Tim Rogan

All photos ©2016 Wade Sheldon or Tim Rogan

 Downloads

Wade’s Presentation: Canon Off-Camera Flash
Tim’s Presentation: Nikon Off Camera Flash