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Member’s BBQ & Pot Luck

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

This is our annual BBQ & Pot Luck dinner for paid members and their guests. This is one of the benefits of joining the group! This year we will also be adding a photo exchange.

  • If you have not already signed up then please R.S.V.P. to Judy Glenn (jglennpacs@yahoo.com) as soon as possible, but no later than December 18th.
  • Each paid member is allowed to bring one guest (let Judy know if you are bringing a guest).
  • APG will provide meat, drinks, plates, cups, and utensils. Those attending need to bring a side dish and/or dessert.
  • No Creative Challenge but please bring your five favorite family-friendly images from 2017 so we can loop them during the dinner. If you are participating, you can bring your photos on a flash drive, or email them ==> the day before the meeting <== to athenspg@gmail.com. 1024 pixels on the longest side is sufficient. Please, no more than 2048 on the longest side. sRGB color space is fine.
  • New last year – If you are not yet a 2017 paid member you may pay $10 at the meeting and join us. You still must R.S.V.P. to Judy Glenn by Dec. 18th. This only covers your admission to the pot luck dinner. Everybody will still have to pay $15 in January to cover their 2018 membership and participate in the APG Photo Contest with cash prizes.
  • In addition we’ll be adding a photo exchange. We will have two tables going. Participate in one or both:
    Exchange 1: Bring a photo – take a photo. Bring a photo up to 10×10. Take another participant’s photo.
    Exchange 2: Negotiate with another member for their photo. Or get a three- or four-way exchange going. Bring photos up to 10×10.

APG Photo Contest

Paid Members’ Photo Contest

January meeting is Thursday the 19th from 7-8:30 pm in the Community Room of the Lyndon House. This will be our Fourth Annual Photo Contest with cash prizes. This contest is for APG members who have paid their 2017 dues. Please arrive by 6:30 if you plan on paying your 2017 dues at the meeting.

::  RULES OF THE CONTEST  ::

  • For members who have paid their 2017 dues.
  • One or two printed images allowed per paid member.
  • Images must be 5×7 prints or larger (no upper limit), framed, matted, gallery wrap, metal print with mount, printed with white border around the image, or just tacked on to a mat – anything that visually separates the print from the table.
  • Printed images are brought to the meeting and taken home at the end of the meeting – images cannot be stored for later pick up.
  • If you cannot attend, a friend can bring your images on your behalf and will be given the prize money to give to you if you win.
  • Images can be recent or older, but must be taken by the member.
  • Images must NOT have been juror accepted in ANY show, anywhere. Images presented at a gallery or market for sale, or APG shows, or shown at an APG meeting are acceptable.
  • If photographer’s name/watermark appears on the image, mat, or frame IT WILL BE DISQUALIFIED. You will be allowed to cover it up with a post-it® note, etc, but it must be completely and opaquely covered.
  • “Wow” is an image which stops you because it is unusual or otherwise noteworthy. It can be a grab shot or one where patience won, or took special preparation and the image succeeds. Heavily manipulated images count.
  • Jurors will be APG members present at the meeting.
  • Cash awards will be presented at the meeting. Only one cash prize per member. If you win the point count for more than one prize, the lower of the two prizes will revert down to the work with the next highest point count.
  • Winning entries will be digitally photographed and projected on the screen for Q&A and comments.
IN THIS SHOW ALL ENTRIES ACCEPTED,
IF RULES FOLLOWED
FIRST PRIZE :: $150
SECOND PRIZE :: $100
HONORABLE MENTION  (2) :: $50
WOW! :: $50

February Photo Contest

APG FEBRUARY – PLEASE READ CAREFULLY
February meeting is Thursday the 18th from 7-8:30 pm in the Community Room of the Lyndon House. This will be our Third Annual Photo Contest with cash prizes. This contest is for APG members who have paid their 2016 dues
::  RULES OF THE CONTEST  ::
  • For members who have paid their 2016 dues. (See Membership Dues below.)
  • One or two printed images allowed per paid member.
  • Images must be 5×7 or larger (no upper limit), framed, matted, gallery wrap, metal print with mount, printed with white border around the image, or just tacked on to a mat — anything that visually separates the print from the table.
  • Printed images are brought to the meeting and taken home at the end of the meeting – images cannot be stored for later pick up. (Images brought on a flash drive will be for critique only and will not be judged for prizes. See below.)
  • If you cannot attend, a friend can bring your images on your behalf and will be given the prize money to give to you if you win.
  • Images can be recent or older, but must be taken by the member.
  • Images must not have been juror accepted in ANY show, anywhere. Images presented at a gallery or market for sale, or APG shows, or shown at an APG meeting are acceptable.
  • If photographer’s name/watermark appears on the image IT WILL BE DISQUALIFIED.
  • Jurors will be APG members present at the meeting.
  • Cash awards will be presented at the meeting. Only one cash prize per member. If you win the point count for more than one prize, the lower of the two prizes will revert down to the work with the next highest point count.
  • Winning entries will be digitally photographed and projected on the screen for Q&A and comments.

IN THIS SHOW ALL ENTRIES ACCEPTED, IF RULES FOLLOWED
FIRST PRIZE :: $150
SECOND PRIZE :: $100
HONORABLE MENTION  (2) :: $50
WOW! :: $50

May Meeting is Topical Smorgasbord

Bob Woodall

Bob Woodall is an outdoor nature and wildlife photographer. He will be sharing about what it takes to photograph in Yellowstone National Park in the Winter.

Kidd Fielteau
Kidd Fielteau is a self taught photographer who picked up a camera in 2011 and fell in love with the art a year later. It is all he has done since. Kidd’s topic will be Working With Models.

Larry Petroff

Larry Petroff attends North Georgia Technical College as a part-time student studying portrait photography. Mid-day Sun? Pull out your Flash! High Speed Sync Wins.

Warren Flick

Warren Flick writes a blog on retirement (www.laterlivingblog.com), volunteers for Meals on Wheels, and shoots for OnlineAthens as a Spotted photographer. He is a retired forestry professor and lawyer. Warren will be sharing about A Spotted Life in Photography.

Mystery speaker and topic to be announced at the meeting.

All photos ©2015 of the photographers listed