Newsletter – June 2019

Photo Contest

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July Meeting

The Peachtree Corners Photography Club will meet Tuesday, July 9, 2019, at 7:00 pm, at the Pinckneyville Community Center, 4650 Peachtree Industrial Boulevard, Berkeley Lake, GA.

The topic will be portrait photography presented by Tracey Rice.

In the Eye of the Beholder

Tips & Techniques for Making Stunning Portraits

Join Tracey Rice for an evening on portraits. Tracey will share how she creates stunning portraits through collaboration with her subjects, pre-shoot visualization, making choices about lighting, backgrounds, locations, and angles, establishing rapport, capturing the moment, and post-processing for impact. Whether you’re a novice or a pro, come and be inspired to try some new portrait techniques this summer!

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Photo Contest

Post Cards from Peachtree Corners

In bygone days visitors to a far away city would find post cards at news stands to drop a line to friends and family back home and show the place they were visiting. News stands and post cards have pretty much gone the way of Kodachrome. Nowadays everybody carries a smartphone and takes a quick shot to post for their friends. What you can still buy, and that is really what inspired this contest, are books with old photos giving a delightful historical records of places.

Our city of Peachtree Corners is new and forward looking. Let’s go out and shoot views around our town that tell about the place we call home. Photos that show places, buildings, streets, anything that shows glimpses of Peachtree Corners. Be sure to jot down the location where your photos where taken.

Our contest will result in a small booklet with “Post Cards from Peachtree Corners”. We will also exhibit a small collection of prints in several locations around town.

Next month the details of how to submit your photos will be published here. Photos may be newly taken for this contest or from your archives. Rules are easy. Photos must be your creations, you must have publication rights and share those rights, non-exclusively, with the Peachtree Corners Photography Club. There will be some requirements on size to make sure that images look good on printed pages and in large exhibit prints.

You may submit multiple photos, there will be no entry fee for the first four of your photos.

Do you need a photographer or take photos for others? See our list of members offering professional photography services.

Monthly Meeting – June 2019

The monthly meeting of the
Peachtree Corners Photography Club
will be

Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at 7:00 pm
Pinckneyville Community Center
4650 Peachtree Industrial Boulevard
Berkeley Lake, GA

Layers, Masks, Selections and Blend Modes

Our guest speaker will be Stanton Clay. Stan has taught photography and post-processing skills for many years. He will present an introduction to layers, masks, selections and blend modes using Photoshop and Photoshop Elements as the post-processing apps for demonstrating these features.

The session covers how using these features can be of benefit in restoring old pictures, in creating new images from existing images, and will help you learn to use selections and masks to fix problem images.

“Fall to Winter” by Stanton Clay

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Photographer Needed

Hardly a week goes by when we don’t receive at least one request for a referral. Sometimes people need a portrait, other times they want a small event documented. All kinds of photography work is needed and our club is seen a a potential source. We do have a wide variety of interests and experience in our club and many of our members are doing professional work. It would help if we had a list that shows the interests and skill sets of those who can provide photo work and are ready to take assignments.

If you are interested in being in the referral pool, use the form below to help us get started in building a resource pool. If we get enough participants we can ad a page to our website with this information.

Photographer Resources

Monthly Meeting – May 2019 – R

Monthly Meeting – May 2019

The monthly meeting of the
Peachtree Corners Photography Club
will be

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 7:00 pm
Pinckneyville Community Center

4650 Peachtree Industrial Boulevard
Berkeley Lake, GA

Focus Stacking

The Guest Speaker for our May meeting is Brian Walton. Brian will be presenting a tutorial and demonstration of Focus Stacking (also known as Focus Merging)

  • Live Demonstration – capturing images with different planes of focus
  • RAW Processing of the captured photos
  • Using software to merge photos together to create an image that is in focus with a depth of field and combined sharpness that is impossible to achieve optically with a single image
  • Basic manual touch ups to get rid of ghosting
  • Discussion of some of the applications of focus merging (not just macro photography)

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Camera Service at May Meeting

We have a special opportunity for you at the May 14 club meeting. Berrie Smith, well-known camera repair specialist in our area, will be joining us and offering sensor cleaning and lens calibration services during the meeting.

If you’d like to take advantage of this opportunity, RSVP to reserve your spot. You’ll need to bring your equipment a few minutes before the 7 PM meeting start time. See Berrie’s flyer below for details.

Reserve service spot

Monthly Meeting – May 2019

Monthly Meeting – May 2019

The monthly meeting of the
Peachtree Corners Photography Club
will be

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 7:00 pm
Pinckneyville Community Center

4650 Peachtree Industrial Boulevard
Berkeley Lake, GA

Focus Stacking

The Guest Speaker for our May meeting is Brian Walton. Brian will be presenting a tutorial and demonstration of Focus Stacking (also known as Focus Merging)

  • Live Demonstration – capturing images with different planes of focus
  • RAW Processing of the captured photos
  • Using software to merge photos together to create an image that is in focus with a depth of field and combined sharpness that is impossible to achieve optically with a single image
  • Basic manual touch ups to get rid of ghosting
  • Discussion of some of the applications of focus merging (not just macro photography)

Tell us that you are coming