Please note that topics/presenters are subject to change:
2017 Meeting Dates –
February 2: Meet at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church – 830 Poplar St, Macon, GA 31201 Shooting in low light inside and outside of church – Meet from 6:30-8:00
March 2: iphone photography – Chuck Kulpa-instructor –Fellowship Hall
April 6: Jennifer Collins from Collins Photography and Design will do a program called “Beyond the Ordinary for Portrait Photography” using available light. This will upstairs on the Fellowship Hall
May 4: What to blow smoke? Shoot a fork? Concur a yard stick? Then come to the Middle Georgia Camera Club meeting, May 4th at 7:00 at the Northminster Presbyterian Church, Fellowship Hall at 565 Wimbish Road, Macon, GA. Bring your tripod, camera and smile. All are welcome. We will be working on shooting a smoke stream, working on macro photography with a macro lens or long lens and depth of field. Three areas will be set-up in Fellowship Hall. Come an shoot or just come to help out at the various stations.
June 1: Jerry Black will be our presenter.
Jerry Black is an avid amateur photographer who has photographed for over 35 years and has practiced the basics of photography. However, in the past four or so years he has become known locally as an outstanding wildlife and nature photographer. He has won numerous competitions. For the last two years Jerry has taken first place in the GNPA bird category competition and for three years running has had images juried into the prestigious Booth Museum Photography Annual Exhibition.
In the past two years Jerry’s images have received more national recognition being chosen as one of Audubon’s Top 100 images for 2015 and 2016. About four years ago Jerry attended his first photography workshop and became inspired to really up his capabilities. This precipitated his recent successes.
Jerry has presented his presentation “Passion, Perseverance, Payoffs” to a variety of clubs as well as numerous talks on using Topaz Plug-Ins. Jerry is a member of several area camera clubs and has been a featured speaker and image competition judge. When not out photographing somewhere Jerry is the Founder and President of Legacy Planning Group, Inc. where he and his staff provide financial and life planning for their clients.
July: No Meeting – possible summer party – sharing of photos!
In 1990 John, started photography workshops and since then has conducted numerous in-the-field workshops in Yosemite National Park, Taos and Santa Fe, New Mexico, Monument Valley, the Great Sand Dunes, Mesa Verde, Illinois State Parks, Bodie Ghost Town, Monolake, northern California and the Sierra mountains, just to name a few.
In 1980 John started using photography in connection to his art background to create color images. By 1984 black and white prints became his specialty. Today, John uses photography to create fine art black and white and color prints expressing his thoughts and artistic vision. John’s current works include color prints, black and white prints, warm brown sepia toned prints and hand tinted prints.
John was President of the Chicago Area Camera Clubs Association in 1990. This organization consisted of 40 clubs in the greater Chicago metropolitan area. He became the Chairman of the Chicago Area Photographic School from 1986 to 1990. He also Co-founded the not-for-profit American Photographic Academy dedicated to Education in the Art of Photography.
September 7: no meeting but we will sponsor a ½ day workshop presented by Jim Henderson on a Saturday morning – Members will pay a small fee of $10 and non-members $20. (Haven’t heard from Jim yet) Emphasis will be on composition and exposure of mainly landscape photography
October 5: All photos turned in for the yearlong photo contest – Meet October 5th at National Fair to see photo entries
November 2: All photos judged at meeting -election of officers for 2018 (Fellowship Hall)
December 7: Holiday dinner – awards – (Fellowship Hall)