Monthly Meeting – October 14, 2021

Photo Credit: Chuck Rogers

Our October Monthly Meeting will be **IN PERSON** on Thursday, October 14, 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 on the theme of Finding A Photo Opportunity Where There Isn’t Any“. This month’s entries will be a show and tell to help you improve your skills. See the October Theme announcement. Submit your entry no later than October 9, 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 October speaker will be Chuck Rogers and the topic will be “My Life in Photography”.

Chuck Rogers
Chuck Rogers

The Peachtree Corners Photography Club is excited to announce that our guest speaker for the October meeting will be Chuck Rogers. Chuck has received international acclaim for his iconic photos of the early days of the US space program and for countless other stunning images. During just 1 of his 12 years at NASA, he photographed 100 launches or attempted launches. In addition, the US government bestowed a special honor on Chuck for his work with NASA: a derivation of his Explorer 1 photo was used in the design of a US postage stamp. In 1963, Chuck photographed President Kennedy with the Saturn rocket at Cape Canaveral. For National Geographic, he photographed the first launch of a missile from a submarine. 

At the 1978 Peachtree Road Race, Chuck positioned himself strategically just past the finish line in Piedmont Park. Among all of his photos, “Rain After the Race” is his most famous. It was licensed to Nike for two runs of 25,000 posters each. Eventually, Chuck’s photo appeared on Nike billboards around the world. Chuck is an outstanding speaker and has a wealth of amusing stories about his life in photography. Chuck and his wife Vee live here in metro Atlanta.   

Check out some of Chuck’s incredible photos below:

Hope you will join us for the October meeting on Oct 14th!