Monthly Meeting – February 2020 – R

The monthly meeting of the Peachtree Corners Photography Club will be held at 7pm on Thursday, February 13 at the Pinckneyville Community Center. The center is located at 4650 Peachtree Industrial Blvd., Berkeley Lake, GA.

Reminder: As noted during last month’s meeting, starting this month (February), our club meetings are now being held the second Thursday of each month.

Shooting the Moon … the Stars and the Sky

with Daniel Herron

Daniel is the Second Vice President (Observing Chairman) of the Atlanta Astronomy Club.  A visual observer at first, he slowly made his way into astrophotography by combining his two hobbies of photography and astronomy.  He has had several of his images published in college text books, DVD Astronomy classes, and also selected as NASA’s Astronomy Picture of the day and Earth Science picture of the day.  Some of his highlights are imaging the Space Shuttle Launches, 2008 and 2010 Transit of Venus, and the 2017 Solar Eclipse.  Daniel loves sharing and teaching these hobbies to others, or as he calls it “teaching his future competition”. 

You can see examples of Daniel’s work on his Flickr page at https://www.flickr.com/photos/danieleherron/albums/with/72157704531674081

“How Critiques Can Sharpen Your Photo Skills!”

Come and hear our newly-elected President, Tracey Rice, give a presentation on how to give and receive critiques. 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand what a critique is and how it differs from criticism or general “feedback.” 
  2. Learn the basics of an effective critique that you can use to evaluate your own photos or to help your fellow photogs improve their photos in a friendly way.
  3. Practice giving and receiving critiques.

Tracey Rice, New President of PCPC

Tracey Rice, President, Peachtree Corners Photography Club

Tracey Rice took early retirement from a successful career in global marketing with Fortune 500 companies like The Coca-Cola Company, Texas Instruments, and Discovery Toys to seriously pursue her life-long interest in photography.  She went back to school as a full-time student and earned an Associate of Applied Science degree with a concentration in Commercial Photography from Gwinnett Technical College, winning the Best Portfolio Award.  She specializes in portraits, events, and real estate photography, and provides private photography instruction to aspiring enthusiasts. 

Tracey is President of the Peachtree Corners Photography Club, a Director on the Board of Atlanta Celebrates Photography, and a member of the Professional Photographers of America (PPA), and the American Society of Media Professionals (ASMP),

You can find more about Tracey and her work at https://traceyricephotograph.photoshelter.com/index/all

Monthly Theme: My Best Photo of 2019

Look through your archives from last year and choose one photo that you consider your best. Upload it HERE.

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Monthly Meeting – February 2020

The monthly meeting of the Peachtree Corners Photography Club will be held at 7pm on Thursday, February 13 at the Pinckneyville Community Center. The center is located at 4650 Peachtree Industrial Blvd., Berkeley Lake, GA.

“How Critiques Can Sharpen Your Photo Skills!”

Come and hear our newly-elected President, Tracey Rice, give a presentation on how to give and receive critiques. 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand what a critique is and how it differs from criticism or general “feedback.” 
  2. Learn the basics of an effective critique that you can use to evaluate your own photos or to help your fellow photogs improve their photos in a friendly way.
  3. Practice giving and receiving critiques.

Tracey Rice, New President of PCPC

Tracey Rice, President, Peachtree Corners Photography Club

Tracey Rice took early retirement from a successful career in global marketing with Fortune 500 companies like The Coca-Cola Company, Texas Instruments, and Discovery Toys to seriously pursue her life-long interest in photography.  She went back to school as a full-time student and earned an Associate of Applied Science degree with a concentration in Commercial Photography from Gwinnett Technical College, winning the Best Portfolio Award.  She specializes in portraits, events, and real estate photography, and provides private photography instruction to aspiring enthusiasts. 

Tracey is President of the Peachtree Corners Photography Club, a Director on the Board of Atlanta Celebrates Photography, and a member of the Professional Photographers of America (PPA), and the American Society of Media Professionals (ASMP),

You can find more about Tracey and her work at https://traceyricephotograph.photoshelter.com/index/all

Monthly Theme: My Best Photo of 2019

Look through your archives from last year and choose one photo that you consider your best. Upload it HERE.

Show & Tell

“Shooting the Moon”

Get ready to shoot the Super Worm Moon on March 9th!  Come and hear some tips on how to shoot the moon, see some example photographs, and learn more about what makes a “super worm moon” special. 

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Monthly Meeting – January 2020

The monthly meeting of the Peachtree Corners Photography Club will be held at 7pm on Tuesday, January 14 at the Pinckneyville Community Center. The center is located at 4650 Peachtree Industrial Blvd., Berkeley Lake, GA.

This month’s meeting will focus not so much on individual photos but on best practices for managing all your photos from vacations to portraits to landscapes to nature to urban street scenes to whatever genre you enjoy most. 

We’ll lead off with a discussion of Digital Asset Management (DAM) led by Bob Chadwick. Bob will concentrate on the Import function: taking data from your SD card to the computer, where you then organize and manage the data using software such as Lightroom.

Here’s a sample Lightroom screen:

What types of DAM tools can you use to boost the impact of your photos? Bring your questions and curiosity to the meeting!

We’ll then shift to this month’s Show ’n Tell entitled “New Perspectives in Controlling Photography Software” led by Brian Walton. According to Brian, “a standard keyboard and mouse are obvious choices but not necessarily the most empowering options at a photographer’s disposal in the current landscape.  Customization within common photography software packages and various external controllers can be adapted to your needs.”  

We hope you’ll come ready to join Brian and the group in exploring some of those options. A few of the options might surprise you. 

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Monthly Meeting – December 2019

The monthly meeting of the Peachtree Corners Photography Club will be Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at 7:00 pm at the Pinckneyville Community Center, 4650 Peachtree Industrial Boulevard, Berkeley Lake, GA

Main Presentation

At our December meeting, Bob Chadwick will examine how to photograph subjects in motion. He’ll also walk us through how to overcome motion blur problems and in some cases how to take advantage of motion to enhance the image of certain subjects. Here are examples of the types of photos he’ll discuss. Feel free to bring your questions and examples of subjects in motion. 

Show ‘n Tell

The Show ‘n Tell portion of the December meeting will feature images from Colombia, where Alfonso Ceycedo grew up. He’ll take us back to the time when he was a young man before digital photography came along. Here are examples of images Alfonso will show and tell us about.

Monthly Theme: Doors

Also, remember our theme for the month is “Doors.” Hope you’ll bring 1 to 3 photos of doors, along with a brief story about why you wanted to capture each image. We have a dozen photos so far from 3 states and 2 continents!

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