Monthly Theme – July 3, 2021

Show us your pets!

Pet Photography

Our theme for July is “Pet Photography” and the pictures will be critiqued. Following on the adorable and incredible pet presentation from our June meeting with Tracey Luttgens, we hope you will take her tactics and tips to showcase your adorable furry friends. The photos will be shown at the July meeting.

Critique

This photo session this month will be a “critique” format. Learn what works, what could be improved in your photo. The photo can be from your archive, but you are encouraged to do some new photography! Be sure to bundle up, socially distance, and do it safely.

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 July 3, 2021 for inclusion in the meeting theme and critique.

Click HERE to go to the submission page.

Monthly Meeting – July 8, 2021

Ansel Adams - Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming - 1941

Our Monthly Meeting will be online on Thursday, July 8, 2021, at 6:45 pm.

We will review the photos submitted by members on the theme of “Pet Photography”. This month’s entries will be a critiqued to help you to improve your skills. See the July Theme announcement. Submit your entry no later than July 3, 2021.

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

The July speaker will be Ludwig Keck and the topic will be “Black and White Photography”.

Black and White Photography is an artform all its own, it is about forms and shapes, patterns and textures, but above all it is about light and shadow. Ludwig Keck will discuss the unique aspects, challenges and rewards of this genre and demonstrate how to translate and process images using several tools with particular attention to Nik Silver Efex, the legendary tool for creating Black and White photography art.

Ansel Adams – Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming – 1941
Ansel Adams – The Tetons and the Snake River – 1942

Monthly Technical Webinar – June 22, 2021

Focus Modes and Panning

The June Technical Webinar speaker will be Bob Chadwick and the topic will be “Focus Modes and Panning”. The webinar is scheduled for Tuesday, June 22, 2021 at 6:30 pm.

Bob Chadwick will present information on the various focus modes associated with modern DSLR and mirrorless cameras and how they can be best used to ensure sharp, focused pictures in given situations. He will follow this with techniques to use to show motion in fast moving objects ranging from children to cars and airplanes. 

Technical Webinars

The Technical Webinars will be hosted monthly by skilled Club members as well as guest speakers who are subject-matter experts on the various topics. They will be sharing 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, June 22nd for the June Technical Webinar!

Monthly Theme – June 5, 2021

Share your Edit!

Our theme for June is a Post Processing 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!

All submissions will be shared at the June Meeting. Submission is due on June 5th!

Post Processing 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.

For the June 2021 Post Production Show and Tell, download the RAW Photo to edit. Then, submit your file on our website. 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.

Submit your entry no later than June 5, 2021 for inclusion in the meeting theme and challenge.

Click HERE to go to the submission page.

Webinar May 2021

The webinar “Seeing Like an Artist” scheduled for May 25, 2021 has been postponed. The presentation will be rescheduled at a later date.

There will be no webinar on Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Monthly Meeting – June 10, 2021

Our Monthly Meeting will be online on Thursday, June 10, 2021 at 6:45pm.

We will review the photos submitted by members on the theme of Post-Processing Show and Tell this month will be a “show and tell” format. See the June Theme announcement. Submit your entry no later than June 5, 2021.

We hope you’ll join us for our June Meeting for 2021. Details on how to join the online meeting will be provided in an email to registered members.

The June speaker will be Tracey Luttgens and the topic will be “Pet Photography”.

About Tracey Luttgens

Tracey Luttgens, has always had a love for the arts and studied Art History, Photography & Graphic Design while in college in the early 90’s. She began working as a professional photographer in 2000 and was primarily an infant, child, and family portrait photographer from 2001 to 2011. In addition to the arts, she’s always had a passion for animals, whether they have fur, scales or feathers.

Over the years she has shared her life and home with dogs, cats, parrots, small rodents, reptiles, fish and enjoyed hanging out with many barnyard animals from her relatives farms.Prior to moving to Georgia, she volunteered at Brookfield Zoo and was selected to work in the Hamill Family Play Zoo area, entertaining & educating children as well as adults on many of the animals on exhibit. To further her understanding of behaviors and assist in photography of dogs, she became a certified dog trainer in 2013. A skill which has been valuable for both her and her clients. In 2015 she opened her own studio Heart Spot Portraits, a boutique studio specializing in pets and the people they love!

Tracey has been a contributing photographer for Atlanta Pet Life Magazine, is a member of PPA (Professional Photographers of America), is currently up for election to be on the PPA council, and is the Executive Director for GPPA (Georgia Professional Photographers Association) where she works with the board and other professional photographers creating social networking events, assisting fellow photographers in their businesses & strengthening the Georgia photography community. In addition to all that, she is an official HeARTs Speak artist member, and donates her time & talents to local rescue groups furthering the HeARTs Speak mission of “working to create a world where no shelter animal goes unseen”!

In this presentation, Tracey will cover tips & tricks for better pets sessions:

  • How to work safely with different types of pets in studio and outdoors
  • Working with an assistant or pet parent
  • Basic posing and props for pet
  • Ways to get attention for that great expression

Check out Tracey and her Pet Photography:

We look forward to seeing you at the June meeting!