Easy Portrait Tips

Easy Portrait Tips

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

211 Hoyt St., Athens, GA 30601

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

Street Photography & Ethics

This month we present David Noah discussing ethics and what to consider when doing street photography.

APG Meets October 19th, 7:00–8:30 PM
At The Lyndon House Arts Center

Does candid photography do any harm to the subject? What is a likeness? Do we own our image? Can street photography add more to the world than it takes away? This talk will open up those questions and perhaps generate a discussion about the issues.

David Noah is a photographer and writer living in Winterville, GA, who struggles with the ethical issues raised by street photography. He is retired from UGA, and has a background in the visual arts. He has been an art teacher and a professional printer. He currently has a one man show at the Mattie Fay gallery in Atlanta, and a piece in the latest Athica juried show in Athens.

All images ©2017 David Noah

Photographing Kids

Anne YarbroughAnne will explain her erratic method of shooting kids, which is based heavily on training from her past studio experience with a great children’s photographer and from working with pets.

Anne Yarbrough is a freelance photographer specializing in photography of pets & their people, and a little of everything else. She graduated from the University of Georgia with a BFA in Photography through the Art Department, then continued her education at Gwinnett Technical College to pursue a diploma in commercial photography. She also worked at a portrait studio for six years, something she said she’d never do but which turned out to be one of her best learning experiences. Through all of this she has learned to employ a mixture of posed and candid photography in her own ventures as a photographer.

More of Anne’s work can be seen at

Anne Yarbrough Kid PhotosAll photos ©2015 Anne Yarbrough