October 2016

Panther Creek Photo Walk

Panther Creek Falls is on most lists of Georgia “must see” waterfalls, so we’re going to spend a day hiking the trail and visiting the 4 waterfalls en route, on a day that’s close to the anticipated peak foliage season (though that’s always a bit of a gamble). We’ll meet up Friday October 28 at 7:15 a.m. in the Sandy Creek Nature Center Parking lot and drive up (about 1:20 each way; the PC parking lot fills up by 10), then spend the day hiking. The trail is described as “moderate” and good hiking shoes are recommended. You’ll want to bring lots of water and a lunch, since the trail is 7.8 miles round trip… it will be less intense than hiking straight through since we’ll stop to take pictures along the way 🙂 , but it *is* still a long hike.

If you drive up separately, look on Google Maps for “Panther Creek Trailhead
Old Historic U.S.441, Clarkesville, GA 30523”
NOT “Panther Creek Falls” or “Panther Creek Trail” – that’s something else an extra 2 hours further away 🙂 You’ll want to start at this trailhead unless you’re a gutsy hiker (there’s a trailhead near Yonah Dam that’s shorter but more difficult and for experienced hikers only)… and after you pass THIS rock, http://www.yelp.com/biz_photos/panther-creek-recreation-area-clarkesville?select=_jH7-U36AgiS4BnEmoiqIg you should watch for a split in the trail and stay to the left (going uphill) rather than turning right (downhill).

Please check the APG Facebook Page for last minute updates or discussion about the walk.

October News

Upcoming Contests and Notifications
  • Krimson Kafe Artist Reception – Tuesday, October 11, 2016, 4 pm to 6 pm. Bring family and friends, and come support your fellow APG members this Tuesday, checking out our latest show at Krimson Kafe! Light snacks and beverages will be served. The Krimson Kafe, 40 Greensboro Hwy, Watkinsville, Georgia 30677
  • Lickskillet Artists Market – Saturday, October 22, 2016. 10 am to 4 pm rain or shine. Get there early to help set up and plan on spending most of the day helping to man the booth. Parking will be off site. This is open to 2016 paid members only and is an opportunity to sell your images. Some expensive prints have been sold but mostly less expensive items are what sell. APG pays for two tables that are located at the top of the inside gallery stairs. If you wish to have your own booth then you’ll have to go through the Lyndon House to purchase that.
  • Lyndon House Full House photo drop off times are October 27 1 pm–8 pm and October 28 10 am-–4 pm at The Lyndon House. This is for 2016 paid members. Bring one framed (or canvas/wood/metal) image of your choice. The entry form can be downloaded here.
  • Krimson Kafe Show our show will run through October 31. Please visit and get something to eat or drink. It is looking like the opening reception will be October 11th from 4–6 pm. Check our Facebook page (link at the bottom) for last minute changes.
  • North GA Photo Club Exhibit at the Sautee Nacoochee Center 9/16-10/30 
  • Panther Creek photo walk Friday, October 28 at 7:15 am–7 pm. Meet at Sandy Creek Nature Center – 205 Old Commerce Rd. See our Facebook page for more details.
  • Augusta Photo Festival October 21–30
    Highlights include: Free event and exhibitions, Keynote Address by a Canon Explorer of Light, APF Photo Competition and Exhibition, 8 Photo Walks including…Phinizy Swamp at Dawn, Inside King Mill, 26 Workshops…including Long Exposure Techniques, HDR, Macro and more

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