2013/09/12-15 Western NC Foto Fest Speaker & Judge
For the 4th annual Western NC Foto Fest in Montreat, NC, I have been asked to give a couple presentations, and to judge for the photo contest. Get more info here: http://www.wncfotofest.com/. Hope to see you there.
2013/05/13 Judging for Cherokee Photography Club
I’ve been asked to judge for CPC’s May photo competition. The theme is Religious Icons. See more info at: http://www.cherokeepc.org/.
2013/04/25-28 Lori Kincaid Spring Workshop
Again this year, Lori and I led a workshop in the breathtaking Max Patch area of the Southern Appalachians. We had a fantastic group, and got to see and evaluate many wonderful images. As always, it sold out early. To consider it for next Spring, see: http://www.kincaidphoto.com/instruction.html.
2013/04/19-22 GSMIT Spring Workshop with Bill Lea
Again this year, I got to join Bill Lea, Jeff Miller, and Todd Moore at the Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont (GSMIT) for our annual Spring photography workshop. From Friday afternoon through Monday at noon, we had field sessions, presentations, and post-processing sessions, then wound it up with a fun group critique in one of the most diverse natural areas in the country. With four instructors, there was plenty of one-to-one time. See more details at: http://www.gsmit.org/springphoto.html.
2013/04/11 Sweetwater Club Presentation & Judging
I gave a talk about paying attention to the fundamentals of photography while you’re still in the field, then judged images, for the Sweetwater Camera Club in Douglasville, GA. For more information, see: http://www.sweetwatercameraclub.org/.
2013/03/15 Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont (GSMIT) Annual Photo Contest Judging
For the second year in a row, I judged the annual photo contest for GSMIT. Even though it was extremely difficult to pick the best, this was fun for me, since I got to see so many great images of the Smokies. Here’s a link to the contest, and to great photography workshops: http://www.gsmit.org/.
2013/03/07 East Cobb Camera Club Presentation
I gave a presentation about consciously thinking about each of the fundamentals of photography while you’re in the field—every time before you even think about clicking the shutter. Here’s a link to this Club’s website: http://www.eastcobbcameraclub.org/.
2013/02/25 Guest Lecture at Creative Circus, Atlanta
For this quarter’s class on Documentary Photography, I described and showed how working professional photographers could handle assignments to document evidence for legal cases, including close-ups and specialized night photography. We discussed how the photographer must be able to capture trial exhibit-ready images, regardless of the lighting conditions, so the optimum use of camera and flash have to be second nature. Creative Circus specializes in preparing students for a career in the visual arts: http://www.creativecircus.edu/programs-of-study/image-photography/.
2013/02/19 Roswell Photographic Society Judging “Landscape Photography”
After giving a presentation about landscape photography on the 5th, RPS asked me to follow up by judging their monthly Photo Review. This month’s subject just happened to be—-Landscape Photography! There were Print and Digital Projection categories. With so many great images, the critiquing was fun, but the judging was hard. See more at www.roswellphotosociety.org.
2013/02/05 Roswell Photographic Society Presentation “Landscape Photography”
RPS asked me to give a presentation about landscape photography, including a comparison between shooting in the East and out West, with an emphasis on looking for the best light. I also talked about what equipment really works in the field. See more at www.roswellphotosociety.org.
2012/11/08-11 GNPA Smokies
From Thursday, November 8 through Sunday, November 11, I was one of four leaders for the Georgia Nature Photographers’ Association Photo Weekend. We were based at the Talley Ho Hotel in Townsend, TN. There was a choice of four trips each day. I led daily trips to Foothills Parkway for sunrise, then to Elkmont for both morning and afternoon shooting sessions.
For more details, please check here: http://gnpa.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=249:gnpa-2012-photo-weekend-1182012&catid=8:field-trips
2012/11/05 Judging for Cobb Photographic Society
I judged the Cobb Photographic Society competition “Landscapes” starting at 7:00 pm on Monday, November 5, 2012. Here’s a link to their site, with a map and directions to their meeting place: http://www.cobbphotosociety.com/pages/home.
2012/10/19-22 GSMIT Fall Workshop
I co-taught an annual Fall workshop with Willard Clay, Todd Moore, and Ken Thompson at the Great Smoky Mountians Institute at Tremont during what should be peak Fall color in the Smokies. Every participant got plenty of one-on-one time with talks, field sessions, and post-processing sessions. It all culminated with a meaningful, and fun, group critique, featuring wine and cheese. More info here: http://www.gsmit.org/fallphoto.html
2012/08/06 Roswell Photographic Society presentation
Presented Fundamentals of Photography in the Field to the Roswell Photographic Society at Roswell Presbyterian Church from 7:00 to 9:00 pm.
2012/07/14 Juror for Blue Ridge Mountain Photographers National Juried Show
I was be one of three jurors for BRMP National Juried Nature and Fine Art Photography Exhibit that will be on display in The Art Center’s Richard Low Evans Gallery in Blue Ridge, GA, from September 8 through October 14, 2012. The final show was judged by Paul Dunlap. More information and the entry form can be found here: http://www.blueridgemountainphotographers.com/media/pdf/prospectus_2012.pdf.
2012/06/21 Presentation for GNPA
My friend Don Saunders and I gave a presentation comparing the equipment needed for Landscape vs. Wildlife/Bird photography at the June meeting of GNPA at Mansour Center in Marietta, GA. As I’ve mentioned in a couple posts, it takes vastly different gear and field techniques to capture wildlife and bird images than it does for landscapes. See more information at www.gnpa.com.
2012/06/09 Judge for Inaugural GNPA Juried Exhibit at Chattahoochee Nature Center 06/26 thru 09/01/12
One of three jurors chosen to judge entries for the first GNPA Juried Exhibit at the Chattahoochee Nature Center. The show will run from 06/26 through 09/01/12. Theme is butterflies and moths.
2012/05/26 Day-long Seminar for Booth Museum Phototography Guild
On Saturday, May 26, 2012, I conducted a seminar entitled Fundamentals of Photography in the Field. It was from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM (with an hour for lunch) at the TRC Building (across the street from the museum), Room #6, 1 North Gilmer Street, Cartersville, GA 30120. We discussed how to best tell the story you intend by consciously choosing each element of exposure, your lens, and your camera position to take advantage of the light and shadows on and around your subject. We also talked about how choices you make in the field can affect your post-processing. It was a fun, full day. Details here: http://www.meetup.com/Booth-Photography-Guild/events/62985032/.
2012/04/26-29 Lori Kincaid Spring Workshop
Workshops in the Max Patch area of Pisgah National Forest taught with Lori Kincaid. Very small classes with plenty of individual attention both in the field and during post-processing. Some lecture, lots of field time. Group critique at the end is always helpful and fun. See more at: http://www.kincaidphoto.com/instruction.html
2012/04/20-23 Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont Spring Workshop
Annual Spring photo workshop taught with Bill Lea, Todd Moore, and Jeff Miller at the Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont. Lots of personal attention for every participant through talks, field sessions, post-processing sessions, all highlighed by a meaningful, and fun, group critique. More info here: http://www.gsmit.org/springphoto.html.
2012/04/12 Sweetwater Camera Club – Presentation & Judging
On Thursday, April 12, 2012, I gave a presentation of Fundamentals of Photography in the Field and then judged for the Sweetwater Camera Club (http://sweetwatercc.org/). The meeting began at 7:00 pm at Hunter Park Community Center, 8830 Gurley Road, Douglasville, GA 30135. The photo critique theme was In Your Eyes: A picture where the subject’s eyes are the main element of the image.
2012/03/12 Cherokee Photography Club Judging
Theme: Bridges. There were three categories, digital, color prints, and monotone prints. Meeting was from 7:00 to 9:00 at Cherokee Arts Center, 94 North St., Canton, GA 30114. For more information, see www.cherokeepc.org.
2012/02/29 GSMIT Photo Contest Judging
Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont asked me to judge their 6th Annual Photo Contest. Theme was The Beauty of the Smokies. All entries were due by 11:59pm on February 29, 2012. Click here for rules and entry form: http://www.gsmit.org/photocontest.html
2012/02/23-26 NANPA Everglades Field Event
From February 23 through 26, 2012, I got to co-lead a NANPA Regional Event in the Everglades with Bill Lea, Jeff Miller, Donna Eaton, and Les Saucier. Lots of shooting, critiques, and Q&A sessions. Here’s a link to more information on the NANPA website: http://nanpa.site-ym.com/?page=2012everglades
2012/01/16 Roswell Photographic Society Photo Judging
I was asked to judge the monthly photo competition for the Roswell Photographic Society in Roswell, GA. The Theme was Open, Vintage. This meant any subject taken at any time. There were lots of great images. Here’s a link to the events on their site: http://www.roswellphotosociety.org/events/.
2012/01/10 West Central GA Shutterbugs Presentation
January 10, 2012, 6:30pm West Central GA Shutterbugs meeting, Thomaston, GA: http://www.wcgshutterbugs.blogspot.com/. My Presentation was: Fundamentals of Photography in the Field.