July 2016

Hummingbird Trail Photo Walk

Hummingbird Trail Photo Walk at the Botanical Gardens
When: Saturday, July 16, from 8-10 a.m. During the first hour, Judy will guide you through the Hummingbird Trail to find where the hummingbirds feed and perch throughout the Garden.The second hour will be for you to independently view and photograph the hummingbirds.
Where: The State Botanical Garden of Georgia. Meet in the parking lot near the outside restroom.
What to bring: Please dress for the hot weather, bring comfortable shoes, hat, water, snacks, bug spray, sunscreen, photography gear and/or binoculars: camera, several batteries (if you have them), your longest lens, SD card(s), tripod (if desired), and a lot of patience.
Details: You must have signed the waver on your APG membership form to attend. Judy will have forms for you to sign if you have not signed one yet.
If there is a threat of rain that day, send Judy a personal message on Facebook between 7:00-7:15 a.m. that morning, and she can let you know if the event is still on.

July News

Upcoming Contests and Notifications
  • APG Show at Donderos’ Kitchen on Milledge Ave – this will be up through August. Thank you to those who came out for the opening reception. Please continue to support your fellow members and Donderos’ during this incredible opportunity for us. The food really is excellent and well worthy trying. Please stop by for a meal and mention you’re there to see the show. Congratulations to the members who have already sold prints. More shows will be announced as we are able to line them up.
  • The next APG member show will be held at the Krimson Kafe in Watkinsville during September and October. Guidelines and entry instructions will be announced soon.
  • Hummingbird Trail Photo Walk at the Botanical Gardens
    (See the Field Trip page for details)

Flying High with Drone Photography

Jim MorgenthalerFor the July 21 APG meeting Jim Morgenthaler will talk about getting into drone photography and the whole new world that opens up to you. In addition he’ll briefly cover licensing, responsibilities, and liabilities.

Weather  permitting, Jim will demonstrate the DJI Phantom 4 Professional drone that takes both still images and 4K video. For more detailed information on the Phantom and its capabilities go to: http://www.dji.com/product/phantom-4. And for Jim’s Flickr page go to: https://www.flickr.com/photos/nikondigital.

Jim is a retired University of Georgia media producer. He has taught photography for the last 40 years, and has been involved with digital imaging for more than 25 years. He produced and hosted two television series for Georgia Public television. “Handy Around the House'” showed beginners how to do home repairs and modifications and was broadcast for seven years. “Taking Better Pictures” covered all aspects of photography and was broadcast for 15 years.

Jim has traveled to many countries and uses the photographs he takes in the courses he currently teaches at the Georgia Center for Continuing Education and the John C. Campbell Folk School in North Carolina.

July 2016 Drone Photography

All photos ©2016 Jim Morganthaler