Smoky Mountains, Photo by Carl Fredrickson

Meetings

February

RPS Monthly Program Meeting with Speaker Nicole Tyler
The Perfect Headshot
Where: ARC (Adult Recreation Center)
When: Tuesday, February 3, 2015, 7:00pm-8:30pm

A little about our speaker: Maryland native, Nicole Tyler is a freelance photographer in the Atlanta metropolitan area. She is a graduate of Gwinnett Technical College’s esteemed photography program where she was selected as the Best Portfolio winner of her graduating class and received her A.A. in Commercial Photography and Digital Imaging. Nicole has had the privilege of working with the PPA International Print Competition for 3 years and, in 2012, she began teaching at the Showcase School of Photography.

Nicole has worked on projects for a wide range of clients from studio portraits and commercial videos to still life and architectural photography. She specializes in studio portraits and corporate photography, and brings a wide range of knowledge and enthusiasm to her portrait sessions and classes.

Field Trip for Annual Roswell Heritage Days Exhibit - 2015 PAID RPS MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED
Barrington Hall | 10 AM to 12:30 PM Inside shooting (you may shoot outside anytime)
Where: Barrington Hall
When: Sunday, February 8, 2015, 10:00am-12:30pm

This is the second event in a series of three field trips (Bulloch Hall, Barrington Hall and Smith Plantation) in support of the annual Roswell Heritage Days Show. Gittel Price will be hosting/organizing these field trips, with sign-up below. We meet at the front porch and all go in together. Please note that you can go on our field trips even if you choose not to participate in the exhibit.

Photography is generally not allowed inside these venues, but because we are RPS members and a Booster Club of the City of Roswell, we are allowed to shoot at this time. You may use a tripod but not a flash at Barrington Hall.

2015 Barrington Hall Field Trip RSVP

February Photo Review - Our Judge is Nicole Tyler
Theme: Three
Where: ARC (Adult Recreation Center)
When: Tuesday, February 17, 2015, 7:00pm-8:30pm

A little about our judge: Maryland native, Nicole Tyler is a freelance photographer in the Atlanta metropolitan area. She is a graduate of Gwinnett Technical College’s esteemed photography program where she was selected as the Best Portfolio winner of her graduating class and received her A.A. in Commercial Photography and Digital Imaging. Nicole has had the privilege of working with the PPA International Print Competition for 3 years and, in 2012, she began teaching at the Showcase School of Photography.

Nicole has worked on projects for a wide range of clients from studio portraits and commercial videos to still life and architectural photography. She specializes in studio portraits and corporate photography, and brings a wide range of knowledge and enthusiasm to her portrait sessions and classes.

Field Trip for Annual Roswell Heritage Days Exhibit - 2015 PAID RPS MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED
Smith Plantation | 10 AM to 12:30 PM Inside shooting (you may shoot outside anytime)
Where: Smith Plantation
When: Sunday, February 22, 2015, 10:00am-12:30pm

This is the third event in a series of three field trips (Bulloch Hall, Barrington Hall and Smith Plantation) in support of the annual Roswell Heritage Days Show. Gittel Price will be hosting/organizing these field trips, with sign-up below. We meet at the front porch and all go in together. Please note that you can go on our field trips even if you choose not to participate in the exhibit.

Photography is generally not allowed inside these venues, but because we are RPS members and a Booster Club of the City of Roswell we are allowed to shoot at this time.

2015 Smith Plantation Field Trip RSVP

March

RPS Monthly Program Meeting with Speaker Bob FitzGibbons
Where: ARC (Adult Recreation Center)
When: Tuesday, March 3, 2015, 7:00pm-8:30pm

A little about our speaker:

Bob FitzGibbons is a professional life event photographer located and working in Atlanta, Georgia. Bob attended The Showcase School of Photography in Atlanta and The Rocky Mountain School of Photography in Montana. The adventures provided through these educational years has helped Bob have more appreciation for little things in life and to really enjoy the opportunities around him. As Technical Director at Showcase Inc. and professional photographer/teacher Bob enjoys spending much of his time working with people. In addition to this, he travels the globe teaching photo workshops whenever he can. When not working, Bobs enjoys life with his wife, two daughters and their crazy dog.

19th Annual "Expressions of Light" Competition and Exhibit - Opening Reception and Awards
Where: Roswell Visual Arts Center & Gallery, Roswell Area Park
When: Friday, March 13, 2015, 7:00pm-9:00pm

Opening reception and awards. The exhibit will be on display from March 13th through April 3rd, 2015 at the Roswell Visual Arts Center (RVAC).

March Photo Review - Our Judge is Debbie Sloan
Theme: Texture
Where: ARC (Adult Recreation Center)
When: Tuesday, March 17, 2015, 7:00pm-8:30pm

A little bit about our judge:Debbie Sloan

Debbie is a travel, landscape, nature, and portrait photographer whose love of art began at an early age. She studied drawing, painting and photography and then chose a career in marketing to incorporate the creative process into a business setting. After 16 years in the corporate world, she returned to school to study Residential Interior Design, and after that, Digital Photography. In 2012, Debbie started a photography group on Facebook geared toward learning. Through weekly, themed competitions based on the elements of composition and the principles of design, she provides educational information and constructive feedback to a group of photography enthusiasts across a broad knowledge base. She has exhibited her work locally and has served as a judge for another Atlanta-area photography club.

April

RPS Monthly Program Meeting with Steve Schaefer
Pet Photography
Where: ARC (Adult Recreation Center)
When: Tuesday, April 7, 2015, 7:00pm-8:30pm

As a commercial photographer Steve’s client list includes corporations such as Delta Airlines,
Bell South and Emory Hospital. This work mostly revolves around portraiture, both in the studio and on location but occasionally includes product work as well. 
 
As a photojournalist he has been published on the front pages of The Washington Post, USA Today, the New York Times and other national and international publications. Steve says one of the most interesting assignments was shooting as a contract photographer for the New York Times best-selling book, America 24/7.
 
After earning a MFA in 2008, he worked full time at The Art Institute of Atlanta as a commercial photography professor. There he taught a wide range of subjects including color management, digital Asset management, advanced Photoshop skills and Location Lighting (interior architecture). 
 
Last year Steve started a pet photography business. He draws on his professional experience to catch unique images that captures character and the personality of his subjects

April Photo Review - Our Judge is Steve Schaefer
Theme: Out Of Place
Where: ARC (Adult Recreation Center)
When: Tuesday, April 21, 2015, 7:00pm-8:30pm

As a commercial photographer Steve’s client list includes corporations such as Delta Airlines,
Bell South and Emory Hospital. This work mostly revolves around portraiture, both in the studio and on location but occasionally includes product work as well. 
 
As a photojournalist he has been published on the front pages of The Washington Post, USA Today, the New York Times and other national and international publications. Steve says one of the most interesting assignments was shooting as a contract photographer for the New York Times best-selling book, America 24/7.
 
After earning a MFA in 2008, he worked full time at The Art Institute of Atlanta as a commercial photography professor. There he taught a wide range of subjects including color management, digital Asset management, advanced Photoshop skills and Location Lighting (interior architecture). 
 
Last year Steve started a pet photography business. He draws on his professional experience to catch unique images that captures character and the personality of his subjects

May

RPS Monthly Program Meeting with Speaker Ryan Nabulsi
Where: ARC (Adult Recreation Center)
When: Tuesday, May 5, 2015, 7:00pm-8:30pm

A little about our speaker:

Ryan Nabulsi is an artist/photographer based in Atlanta, Georgia.  Ryan currently works as an Instructor at Gwinnett Technical College and freelances through Twin Lens Atlanta.  His work tends to reflect his varied interest in photography and art, ranging from the abstract to a more traditional or "straight" approach.  Always the experimentalist, Ryan tends to meld analog and digital forms of photography to create new approaches to old media.  Ryan's work is currently represented by Poem88.  To learn more about Ryan and to see his work please go to www.ryannabulsi.com.

12th Annual Roswell Heritage Days Exhibit 2015 - Opening Reception and Awards
First Friday Art Walk Evening
Where: Roswell Cultural Arts Center (RCAC)
When: Friday, May 8, 2015, 6:00pm-8:00pm

Opening reception and awards. Exhibit will be on display from April 3rd through May 28th, 2015 at the Roswell Cultural Arts Center (RCAC).

May Photo Review - Our Judge is Ryan Nabulsi
Theme: Morning/Evening Light
Where: ARC (Adult Recreation Center)
When: Tuesday, May 19, 2015, 7:00pm-8:30pm

A little about our judge:

Ryan Nabulsi is an artist/photographer based in Atlanta, Georgia.  Ryan currently works as an Instructor at Gwinnett Technical College and freelances through Twin Lens Atlanta.  His work tends to reflect his varied interest in photography and art, ranging from the abstract to a more traditional or "straight" approach.  Always the experimentalist, Ryan tends to meld analog and digital forms of photography to create new approaches to old media.  Ryan's work is currently represented by Poem88.  To learn more about Ryan and to see his work please go to www.ryannabulsi.com.

June

RPS Monthly Program Meeting with Speaker Shannon Jimenez
Outside of the Box: An Introduction to Conceptual Photography
Where: ARC (Adult Recreation Center)
When: Tuesday, June 2, 2015, 7:00pm-8:30pm

June Photo Review - Our Judge is Shannon Jimenez
Theme: Water
Where: ARC (Adult Recreation Center)
When: Tuesday, June 16, 2015, 7:00pm-8:30pm

July

RPS Monthly Program Meeting with Speaker Larry Winslett
Where: ARC (Adult Recreation Center)
When: Tuesday, July 7, 2015, 7:00pm-8:30pm

A little about our speaker:

Larry Winslett is a nature photographer who has chronicled the natural world in many parts of North America, with an emphasis on the Southern Appalachian Mountains. He has specialized in the region's native wildflowers, rivers and streams, and granite outcrops such as Stone, Panola, and Arabia Mountains in Georgia.

His photographs have been featured in a variety of publications, such as Sierra, Wilderness, and Wild Mountain Times. His work can also be seen in four permanent exhibits at Stone Mountain Park. The Park's Environmental Education Center showcases much of Larry's photography work at the park. Larry's fine art prints are displayed in such diverse locations as Stanford University and Cox Communications.

Larry has used his photographs to help raise public awareness of environmental issues and concerns. He has organized and presented many slide shows for recreational and environmental purposes, including presentations to members of the Georgia General Assembly in support of environmental issues. Larry is also an experienced photography workshop leader and Photoshop instructor.

LarryWinslett.com

July Photo Review - Our Judge is Larry Winslett
Theme: As American As Apple Pie
Where: ARC (Adult Recreation Center)
When: Tuesday, July 21, 2015, 7:00pm-8:30pm

A little about our judge: Larry Winslett is a nature photographer who has chronicled the natural world in many parts of North America, with an emphasis on the Southern Appalachian Mountains. He has specialized in the region's native wildflowers, rivers and streams, and granite outcrops such as Stone, Panola, and Arabia Mountains in Georgia.

His photographs have been featured in a variety of publications, such as Sierra, Wilderness, and Wild Mountain Times. His work can also be seen in four permanent exhibits at Stone Mountain Park. The Park's Environmental Education Center showcases much of Larry's photography work at the park. Larry's fine art prints are displayed in such diverse locations as Stanford University and Cox Communications.

Larry has used his photographs to help raise public awareness of environmental issues and concerns. He has organized and presented many slide shows for recreational and environmental purposes, including presentations to members of the Georgia General Assembly in support of environmental issues. Larry is also an experienced photography workshop leader and Photoshop instructor.

LarryWinslett.com

August

RPS Monthly Program Meeting with Speaker Amanda Gardner
Where: ARC (Adult Recreation Center)
When: Tuesday, August 4, 2015, 7:00pm-8:30pm

August Photo Review - Our Judge is Amanda Gardner
Theme: Daily Life (Vintage)
Where: ARC (Adult Recreation Center)
When: Tuesday, August 18, 2015, 7:00pm-8:30pm

September

RPS Monthly Program Meeting with Speaker Chip Simone
Where: ARC (Adult Recreation Center)
When: Tuesday, September 1, 2015, 7:00pm-8:30pm

September Photo Review - Our Judge is TBA
Theme: Hands And/Or Feet
Where: ARC (Adult Recreation Center)
When: Tuesday, September 15, 2015, 7:00pm-8:30pm

October

RPS Monthly Program Meeting with Speaker Jeff Roffman
Where: ARC (Adult Recreation Center)
When: Tuesday, October 6, 2015, 7:00pm-8:30pm

A little about our speaker:

"It all began with a job I adored: an L-shaped desk, buzzing fluorescent lights, and a never-ending supply of slightly off-white walls. Yup, that just about cured me. It was off to art school...

Shortly after graduating, we opened shop in the vibrant neighborhood of Poncey Highland. Our industrial loft has such character--old hardwood floors, exposed brick walls, and huge windows with beautiful natural light. We specialize in baby and children portraiture, wedding photography, and a wide range of commercial projects."

Jeff received his Master's in Commercial Photography at Savannah College of Art and Design. He has made Atlanta his home and proudly serves as the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra's house photographer.

To see photos of Jeff's children and symphony photography, please go to www.jeffroffman.com.

19th Annual RPS Open Juried Exhibit 2015 - Opening Reception and Awards
Exhibit on display through November 20th, 2015
Where: Roswell Visual Arts Center & Gallery, Roswell Area Park
When: Friday, October 9, 2015, 7:00pm-9:00pm

This is the 19th year that the Roswell Photographic Society is sponsoring an open photography exhibit, with more than $2,000 prize money. This year the exhibit is being juried by TBA.

October Photo Review - Our Judge is TBA
Theme: Trains, Planes, And/Or Automobiles
Where: ARC (Adult Recreation Center)
When: Tuesday, October 20, 2015, 7:00pm-8:30pm

November

RPS Monthly Program Meeting with TBA
Where: ARC (Adult Recreation Center)
When: Tuesday, November 3, 2015, 7:00pm-8:30pm

November Photo Review - Our Judge is TBA
Theme: Trees
Where: ARC (Adult Recreation Center)
When: Tuesday, November 17, 2015, 7:00pm-8:30pm

December

Annual Holiday Party
Where: ARC (Adult Recreation Center)
When: Tuesday, December 1, 2015, 6:30pm-8:30pm

Annual Awards:

  • Photographer of the Year
  • Print Photographer of the Year
  • Digital Photographer of the Year
  • Photograph of the Year
  • RPS Volunteer of the Year