Sapelo Island, Photo by Carl Fredrickson

Meetings

December

RPS Annual Holiday Party
Where: ARC (Adult Recreation Center)
When: Tuesday, December 2, 2014, 6:30pm-8:30pm

Join us for dinner, enjoy the company of your fellow RPS members in a relaxed setting. RPS will supply ham & turkey as well as beverages. Please bring an appetizer, salad, casserole, vegetable or dessert that is complementary to the holiday menu.

Click HERE to RSVP for the 2014 Holiday Party

 

 

 

 

 

Announcement of the 2014 RPS Annual Awards:

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

January 2015

Welcome Back!
Where: ARC (Adult Recreating Center)
When: Tuesday, January 6, 2015, 7:00pm-8:30pm

Kick off 2015 with RPS and mini-tradeshow of photo related vendors.


Visit each vendor's table/booth…

  • Hear presentation on Mirrorless Cameras
  • Sell used and old photo equipment
  • Watch demonstration on framing
  • Learn about 2015 workshops
  • Camera sensors cleaned onsite
  • Take advantage of RPS discounts

Desserts and Snacks -- Door Prizes!

Photo Review - Our Judge is Mark Alberhasky
Theme: Open (Vintage)
Where: ARC (Adult Recreating Center)
When: Tuesday, January 20, 2015, 7:00pm-8:30pm

A little about our judge: Photographer, physician, author, inventor. A unique talent among professional photographers, Mark's photographic experience spans over 40 years.

In 2004 he became a contributing photographer for Nikon, was featured in Nikon World Magazine, and regularly shoots for Nikon advertising. His images have won awards internationally and placements are as diverse as commercial ads, magazine covers, textbooks, action sports publications, and corporate installations.

Recent accolades include selection for the 2012 Nikon World calendar and cover / featured photographer in the Nov 2011 issue of Photoshop User magazine. An international public speaker for clients including Nikon, Hewlett-Packard and X-rite, his inspirational presentations touch audiences worldwide.

Whether hanging backwards out of a race car at speed, hovering inches from a surgical field in the operating room, or chest deep in water chasing a windsurfer, he finds unique combinations of subject and light. Mark also teaches photography and digital technique, working with Pop Photo magazine as a Nikon Mentor for the Mentor Series Worldwide Treks.

If all this sounds like something you'd read in a "how to" book for a second career, you'd be right. Author Tony Luna was so impressed by Mark's passion and evolving photo career that Mark is subject matter in his book on re-inventing yourself in the arts.

Mark's love for travel and unique eye combine to produce stunning graphic photos with bold, rich color. Always ready to pack his camera bag, travels to the four corners of the compass provide ever-changing backdrops in which he finds inspiration. http://imagema.com/

February 2015

RPS Monthly Program Meeting with Speaker Nicole Tyler
Where: ARC (Adult Recreating 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.

February Photo Review - Our Judge is Nicole Tyler
Theme: Three
Where: ARC (Adult Recreating 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.

March 2015

RPS Monthly Program Meeting with Speaker Bob FitzGibbons
Where: ARC (Adult Recreating 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.

March Photo Review - Our Judge is Debbie Sloan
Theme: Texture
Where: ARC (Adult Recreating 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 2015

RPS Monthly Program Meeting with Speaker David Foster - "Photographing Water"
Aesthetic and technical aspects of getting the water photos you want (from dew drops to waterfalls to ocean surf)
Where: ARC (Adult Recreating Center)
When: Tuesday, April 7, 2015, 7:00pm-8:30pm

A little about our speaker: David Foster is an award-winning nature photographer.  His photographs, exhibited internationally, are:

“character studies of the natural world that offer viewers healing respite from the angst of the past or worry about the future. They are uplifted ‘in the moment,’ touched by nature’s beauty and wonder through the images.”

 

 

David Foster Bio

David Foster Photography Resume

David Foster Website

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

A little about our judge: David Foster is an award-winning nature photographer.  His photographs, exhibited internationally, are:

“character studies of the natural world that offer viewers healing respite from the angst of the past or worry about the future. They are uplifted ‘in the moment,’ touched by nature’s beauty and wonder through the images.”

David Foster Bio

David Foster Photography Resume

David Foster Website

May 2015

RPS Monthly Program Meeting with Speaker Ryan Nabulsi
Where: ARC (Adult Recreating 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.

May Photo Review - Our Judge is Ryan Nabulsi
Theme: Morning/Evening Light
Where: ARC (Adult Recreating 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 2015

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

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

July 2015

RPS Monthly Program Meeting with Speaker Larry Winslett
Where: ARC (Adult Recreating 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 Recreating 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 2015

RPS Monthly Program Meeting with Speaker Amanda Gardner
Where: ARC (Adult Recreating 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 Recreating Center)
When: Tuesday, August 18, 2015, 7:00pm-8:30pm

September 2015

RPS Monthly Program Meeting with Speaker Chip Simone
Where: ARC (Adult Recreating 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 Recreating Center)
When: Tuesday, September 15, 2015, 7:00pm-8:30pm

October 2015

RPS Monthly Program Meeting with Speaker Jeff Roffman
Where: ARC (Adult Recreating 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.

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

November 2015

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

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

December 2015

Annual Holiday Party
Where: ARC (Adult Recreating 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