Monthly Theme – December 4, 2021

"On River Street" in Savannah, Georgia -- Ludwig Keck

Street Photography Show and Tell

Our theme for December is Street Photography! We will review the photos submitted by members on the theme will be a “show and tell” format.

Show & Tell

This month will be a “show and tell” format, and so the photos will not be critiqued. You will have about a minute to tell about your street photography – anything about it you wish to share. The photo can be from your archive, but you are encouraged to do some new photography! 

In the entry form there is a “Description” text section where you may share anything you wish the host to use when introducing your photo.

Submit your entry no later than December 4, 2021 for inclusion in the meeting theme and show and tell.

Click HERE to go to the submission page.

Monthly Meeting – December 9, 2021

Credit: Jim Stone

Our December Monthly Meeting will be **IN PERSON** on Thursday, December 9, 2021 at 6:45 pm at Atlanta Tech Park.

We are meeting in Peachtree Corners at Atlanta Tech Park at 107 Technology Parkway, Peachtree Corners, GA 30092

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 meeting or online if you are more comfortable in a virtual space.

The monthly club meeting is a free event for anyone who shares a passion in photography, from the total beginner with your phone to a professional with 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 for the December Theme., Street Photography. This month’s entries will be a show and tell. Submit your entry no later than December 4, 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.

Our December speakers will be Jim Stone and George Hunter
on the topic “Flash Photography”.

Flash Photography

Photography is a Greek word and literally means to “draw with light.”  As photographers, we craft images by shaping the light on our subject.  Regardless of the nature of the light source origin, we must take control of it by shaping, adding, or subtracting light to create drama and impact.  As my wife and I progressed in our professional photography career it became evident that mastering flash and studio strobe photography and the tools to modify it would be key to our success both commercially and artistically.  What we did not realize when we began this journey was how much fun and rewarding it would be to explore the world of studio lighting.  When you take the time to learn the basics of lighting composition your flash photography images can go from that dreaded “deer in headlights” look to “dramatic diva.”

Jim Stone Biography

Jim Stone is an Emmy award-winning film Producer, Director, and Cinematographer. He is passionate about the power of storytelling through photography and filmmaking.  He and his wife Roxy have traveled the world on assignment for photo and film clients alike.

Their clients include global brands like Nike, Red Bull, Hubbell, Altec, Notre Dame Football, Clemson Football, T-Mobile, OVHcloud, Qualcomm, and many others.

George Hunter Biography

George Hunter is an IT professional from Alaska by way of Texas. His primary hobby is photography, covering a wide range of subjects from pets to cosplay, sports to fash­ion. Volunteering and fostering dogs brings him much joy. George, his wife Lila and their rescued dogs have made their home in west Gwinnett for almost 20 years.

Primary subjects for my personal photographs are people, animals (mainly domesticated) and vehicles.  

Gear

  • Nikon Z6
  • Paul C. Buff Strobes (AlienBees to Link)
  • Nikon SB600 Speedlight
  • Godox Speedlights

Publications

  • Gwinnett Daily Post
  • Cosplay Realm Magazine
  • Peachtree Corners Magazine

Social Media (Features)

  • Multiple Instagram features for Cosplay
  • Multiple Instagram for Model/Fashion
  • Collaboration for luxury and sports cars, Corvette, Maserati, Bentley

Check out Jim Stone’s photography below:

Hope you will join us for the December meeting on Dec 9th!

Call for Photos – November 28, 2021

Photo by Tracey Rice

The Peachtree Corners Photography Club has been offered another opportunity for selection of our members’ photos to be featured in the Peachtree Corners Magazine Dec/Jan issue. If you missed it, please check out the Peachtree Corners Oct/Nov issue that we also participated. So many beautiful fall pictures were featured!

Look through your photos from the past Holiday sights, events, and celebrations – or go out and shoot some new pictures– that fit the theme “Holiday Wonders in Peachtree Corners” Call for Photos. Then submit them in response to this Call for Photos. Photos taken in Peachtree Corners of subjects like holiday decorations and lights, holiday moments with family and friends, religious celebrations, baking cookies and cakes, Thanksgiving turkeys, holiday parties, Christmas caroling, hot chocolate and mittens, and snowy scenes from past snow events.

Members of the Peachtree Corners Photography Club may submit up to three (3) images for consideration.  If you’re not already a member, join here.

Requirements

  • Must have been taken within the City of Peachtree Corners 
  • Photography can be new or from your archives.
  • Must fit the Holiday theme described above.
  • The image size (larger side) must be at least 1600 pixels, but the file size must not exceed 2MB. 
  • The file name must start with the photographer’s name. 
  • All photos must have a title.
  • All photos must have a description, or caption, which includes the location where the photo was taken. 
  • If there are people in the image who are recognizable, you must have their permission to submit the photo. 

Submit your photos – up to three – to this call to photos by Sunday, November 28, 2021 at 11:59pm. 

Monthly Technical Webinar – November 23, 2021

Basics of Candid and Street Photography

The November Technical Webinar speaker will be Ludwig Keck and the topic will be “Basics of Candid and Street Photography”.  The webinar is scheduled for Tuesday, November 23, 2021 at 6:30 pm.

This session will address these questions and others:

  • What is “candid photography”?
  • What is “street photography”?
  • What gear do I need?
  • What are the best camera settings for street photography?
  • How do I overcome my shyness of photographing strangers?
  • Where are there good shooting locations?
  • Where should I not go?
  • what is the “decisive moment”?
  • Is consistency, continuity, style necessary?

Technical Webinars

The Technical Webinars are hosted monthly by skilled club members as well as guest speakers who are subject-matter experts on the various topics. Our presenters share expertise, tips, and knowledge for various photography and post-production techniques. Our aim is to increase your skill level and confidence with your photography and post-production.

Look forward to seeing you on Tuesday, November 23, for the Monthly Technical Webinar!

Monthly Theme – November 6, 2021

Share your Edit!

Our theme for November is a Post Processing Challenge Show and Tell! This is your opportunity to show off your creativity and skill. Express yourself and share your edit! We will review the photos submitted by members on the theme will be a “show and tell” format.

How to participate:

  1. Download the RAW file.
  2. Use any post processing techniques you wish to edit the supplied photo. Let your creativity fly or keep it simple; the choice is yours!
  3. Submit your photo!

In the submission entry form there is a “Description” text section where you may share anything you wish the host to use when introducing your photo.

All submissions will be shared at the November Meeting. Submission is due on November 6th! 

Post Processing Challenge Show and Tell 

We provide an image and you provide the creative edits. You download a RAW or JPG file and edit any way they like. All submissions will be shared at the next Peachtree Corners Photography Club meeting, and a few selections might make it to a public post by the club. Please keep your edits appropriate as some will be displayed on the next meeting and club social media. We look forward to seeing all the different styles our club comes up with utilizing the same photo.

Download this RAW photo to edit and then submit your file on our website. Submit your entry no later than November 6, 2021 for inclusion in the meeting theme and challenge.

Click HERE to go to the submission page.

Monthly Meeting – November 11, 2021

"River Street" - Savannah, Georgia -- Ludwig Keck

Our November Monthly Meeting will be **IN PERSON** on Thursday, November 11, 2021 at 6:45 pm at Atlanta Tech Park.

We are meeting in Peachtree Corners at Atlanta Tech Park at 107 Technology Parkway, Peachtree Corners, GA 30092

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 meeting or online if you are more comfortable in a virtual space.

The monthly club meeting is a free event for anyone who shares a passion in photography, from the total beginner with your phone to a professional with 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 for the November Theme. This month’s entries will be a post-processing challenge to help you improve your skills. Submit your entry no later than November 6, 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.

Street Photography

Our November speaker will be Ludwig Keck on the topic “A Look at Street Photography“. A short description of the genre is “everyday life in public places”. Street photography is a blend of documentary and fine art photography. It takes us to times and places and shows momentary stories, glimpses of daily life, places and people. It also takes us into the minds of the photographers and shows us how they think and feel. Street photography is photography in its simplest form. No sets, no lights, no preplanning. It records the moments as they happen, unstaged, unplanned. As such it is also a difficult art, the photographer needs to be fully familiar with the equipment and ready to capture the “decisive moment” in the words of Henri Cartier-Bresson.

Ludwig will illustrate and explain street photography with photos from masters of the craft as well from members of our club and from his own archives.

Check out some of Ludwig Keck’s pictures below:

Hope you will join us for the November meeting on Nov 11th!