PCPC Newsletter – May 2018

The Peachtree Corners Photography Club May meeting started with a workshop on exposure. The “still life” setup was made intentionally difficult with a newspaper background. This provided the challenge to use depth of field and exposure control creatively.

The request, “now you try it”, cleared the chairs in a hurry. The discussions were lively and enthusiastic. Participants took the opportunity to become more familiar with the challenges and the features of their gear.

Next Meeting

Tuesday, June 12, 2018, 6:30 pm at the Pinckneyville Community Center. The workshop will be a demonstration and discussion of post-processing with Lightroom.






Monthly Meeting – May 2018

Monthly Club Meeting

The monthly meeting of the Peachtree Corners Photography Club will be on

Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at 6:30 pm

at the

Pinckneyville Community Center,
4650 Peachtree Industrial Boulevard, Berkeley Lake, GA

Mini-Seminar/Workshop at 6:30 pm

“Exposure and the Exposure Triangle”

A look at the basics and how you can improve your photos.

We will have a studio setup – bouquet of flowers – for demonstration and practice. Bring your camera! You may wish to bring tripod, macro-lens, and any other helpful accessory.

Main Meeting at 7:30 pm

We will see member photos from our April field trip to the Johns Creek International Festival and do an “Incognito Critique – How could this photo be made better?” 

If you wish to submit a photo for the critique session, attach a 1200 to 2400 pixel JPG version to an email with subject “May 2018 critique”, to

Tell us that you are coming

Field Trip – Festival

PCPC Field Trip

Johns Creek International Festival

The Peachtree Corners Photography Club will visit the Johns Creek International Festival for a photo shoot.

The “Taste of the World” Festival will be held on Saturday, April 21, 2018, at the Atlanta Athletic Club Heisman Field1930 Bobby Jones Dr, Johns Creek, GA.

The festival hours are 11 am to 8 pm. We will get together in the area in front of the main stage at 12 noon to share ideas, decide on individual or group photo walks.

Festivals offer a rich array of photo opportunities and many genres. There will dance and music, food, art, and much more. See the Festival site for more details, or the Festival Facebook Event.

Also see Street Photography and Why I Love ItFestival Photography


Monthly Meeting – April 2018

Monthly Club Meeting

The monthly meeting of the Peachtree Corners Photography Club will be on

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at 7:30 pm

at the Pinckneyville Community Center, Berkeley Lake, GA

Our theme for program segment is “A is for Art – Use aperture priority mode to manage depth of field and  take your photography to the next level“. Photos from members will demonstrate what can be done – and how.

The majority of our hour will be a mini-workshop on depth of field. Bring your camera, tripod if you like. We will have lights and a selection of subjects to practice on. You may then share and discuss your images with the group.

This will be a fun evening for photo enthusiasts of all levels and interests!

Video Workshop

Video Workshop

by Brian Morgan

Last Thursday, March 22, 2018,  Jim and Roxy Stone returned to offer a Video Basics class to residents and workers of Peachtree Corners as part of the Photography Workshops sponsored by the City of Peachtree Corners.

They brought and demonstrated several levels of gear ranging from beginner to top-of-the-line professional equipment. The presentation covered strategies for improving video skills including equipment selection, considerations for light management, angles for shooting your subject, planning your shoot, and more.

The second half of the evening was spent actually playing with the various tool sets they brought to the class. We experienced gimbals, rail slider systems, camera supports, and multiple lighting system options.

A future class will be held on video editing that promises to be just as beneficial.

Photos by Brian Morgan