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

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

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


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