February 2018

February News

Upcoming Contests and Notifications

  • 43nd Juried Exhibition at the Lyndon House. Dates to remember:
    Friday, Feb. 9 – Notifications of accepted works
    Thursday, Feb. 15 – Pick up works not included
    Thursday, Mar 22 – Opening Reception
    Thursday, May 10 – pick up works from 12:30 – 8:30 pm. More info here.
    SIDE NOTE: Artists entering and work submitted far exceeded previous years.
  • OCAF Southworks Juried Show. Submission deadline is Feb. 24. This is open across the U.S., not just locally, and is an online submission. More information can be found here.
  • The Georgia Nature Photographer’s Association 2018 EXPO will be held at Jekyll Island, April 12–15. A wide variety of field trips, workshops, and speakers are scheduled. This is a members only event, but membership is only $35/year. Full information at https://www.gnpa.org/index.php/events-workshops/annual-expo
  • Volunteers Needed There are always areas that APG needs your help, even in some of the already filled positions. If you would like to assist please see Judy Glenn and we’ll get you plugged in.
  • Dues are now due if you have not paid for 2018. We are keeping the dues at $15. If you wish to join APG then please bring cash or check to the meeting. You must fill out a new form and remember to sign the middle section of that form.
  • Stay up to date with APG:
    On the web: http://www.athensphotographyguild.com
    On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1474037966197780/
    On YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs8m-3vYbRkTfuVn30KJeag

Capturing Soap Bubbles & Snowflakes

Tips and Tricks to Photographing and Videoing Frozen Soap Bubbles & Photographing Snowflakes

APG Meets February 15th, 7:00–8:30 PM @ The Lyndon House


 Remember blowing soap bubbles when you were a little kid? Did you know they make beautiful frozen sculptures? Have you ever seen the detailed beauty of a snowflake? Come to February’s meeting and hear Judy Glenn share her tips and tricks on how to photograph snowflakes and frozen soap bubbles, and how to video bubbles as they start to freeze!
There is something to learn for all skill levels. She will discuss everything from photographing a snowflake with a cell phone to using a DSLR and focus stacking. Judy will also share a few bubble recipes.
She wants this meeting to be an interactive meeting where members share their suggestions. We can all learn from each other and Judy is just beginning to master this new genre of photography.
If you want a sneak peek on how to video frozen soap bubbles, you can check out Judy’s YouTube video here: https://youtu.be/mePNXW6QgVg
Judy has a Master’s degree in Physical Education and Health and taught for 19 years. Her time is now devoted to wildlife and nature photography with black bears and hummingbirds being her favorite subjects.
She developed the Hummingbird Trail for the State Botanical Garden of Georgia and speaks there about hummingbirds and the trail. She will be teaching a class this summer and offering hummingbird trail walks for the Garden. Check their website in the next few months for dates.
Judy also blogged for Guideposts.com and created a few slideshows for them. The slideshows can be viewed here and here.
She hopes to get her website ready in a few months, but until then, you can find her through these social media links:
Instagram, Facebook, Google +, Flickr, Twitter, Pinterest, Blogger, and YouTube.