Monthly Meeting – August 12, 2021

Our August Monthly Meeting will be **IN PERSON** on Thursday, August 12, 2021, at 6:45 pm at Atlanta Tech Park.

After 14 long months, we are having an in-person meeting for the August club meeting. We are meeting in Peachtree Corners IN A NEW LOCATION at Atlanta Tech Park at 107 Technology Parkway, Peachtree Corners, GA 30092. We look forward to seeing old friends and new members! We gained 51 new members since we went virtual so it will be a pleasure to see everyone in person!

We are planning to live-stream our events and continue to record them and upload to our YouTube Channel. We hope you will join us in-person for our August meeting or online if you are more comfortable in a virtual space.

The monthly club meeting is a free event for anyone who shares the passion in photography, from the total beginner with your phone to professional with a multiple gear sets. Please join us and invite anyone who may be interested in exploring and learning about photography!

We will review the photos submitted by members on the theme of “Black and White Photography”. This month’s entries will be a show and tell to help you to improve your skills. See the August Theme announcement. Submit your entry no later than August 7, 2021.

We hope you’ll join us. Details on how to join the in person meeting will be provided in an email to registered members.

The August speaker will be Amanda Gardner and the topic will be “Smartphone Photography”.

About Amanda Gardner

Amanda is a highly energetic wedding and corporate photographer, born and raised in Atlanta. She has watched Atlanta grow from a small southern city to the flourishing art-savvy place it has become and is enjoying the people and culture moving along with it.

Having a strong passion for photojournalism, living in the south has provided the perfect backdrop to be a visual storyteller. The people and their stories drive Amanda to be a better photographer, she believes knowing an individual’s story, their past or sharing a laugh with them for 5 minutes is only going to improve the image.

In 2010 she received a degree in commercial photography and began working as a teaching assistant at Gwinnett Technical College in the photography department. She began teaching photography at Showcase in 2012, and transitioned to Atlanta School of Photography in 2018. In addition to teaching she has also had the opportunity to spearhead the photography program with a colleague, for the City of Milton. She has had the privilege of working alongside several heavy hitters in the Atlanta photo community and credits them for her technical abilities and knowledge. Amanda has received a PPA International Silver award and Best Image award in China, and also had the opportunity to work at the PPA International Print Competition for several years. She is in her 15th year as a wedding/event photographer and loves to share stories from her own personal experience. She thrives on sharing her craft, knowledge and learning with others while inspiring them to HAVE FUN! Her motto is to do what you enjoy and enjoy what you do!

Alongside photography you can usually catch Amanda with her family at a local disc golf course, camping or busting a move on the dance floor at a bluegrass festival.

In this presentation, Amanda will discuss the following

The most important camera is the one you have on you! In this fast paced and engaging class together we will cover:

  • Basic mobile phone functions: exposure, focus, self timer and more
  • Create unique images using portrait mode, panorama, flash, and HDR
  • Lenses and accessories for mobile phones
  • Creative editing and post production. What’s new in the app world!
  • How to fit mobile phone into our style and storytelling as photographers