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.

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

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:
wgg_photography and kalyani9

  All photos ©2016 Wendy Garfinkel-Gold

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 anneyarbroughphotography.com.

Anne Yarbrough Kid PhotosAll photos ©2015 Anne Yarbrough

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