Battery B, Light Artillery, Photo by Joseph Harlan

Meetings

August

RPS Monthly Meeting with Speaker Judith Pishnery
Painting with Light and Night Photography
Where: ARC (Adult Recreation Center)
When: Tuesday, August 5, 2014, 7:00pm-8:30pm

Judith began her passion for photography while in high school and continues it today. As a professional photographer, Judith works on assignment for editorial, advertising and corporate clients. Not satisfied with just assignments, she has always had a variety of personal photography projects in the works. Her personal photographic art works have been exhibited and collected throughout the South East. Additionally, she has been teaching photography for more than 20 years at various art colleges throughout Atlanta and leads workshops in the US and Europe. She is currently a photography professor at the Savannah College of Art and Design’s Atlanta campus. After many years of teaching and working as a professional photographer, Judith recently completed an M.F.A. graduate degree from the Savannah College of Art and Design. She currently resides in a small town outside Atlanta, not unlike where she grew up in Pennsylvania, with her husband and two dogs.

In addition, she is an Advisory Board member with Atlanta Celebrates Photography (an annual photography festival) and has been involved on the Board of Directors since the early planning sessions in 1998.

Her company, Pisconeri Workshops provides expert, dynamic and creative learning experiences. The Workshops are an opportunity to learn from a professional photographer and educator through hands-on-instruction, field trips, and travel experiences, bringing together the worlds of photography, art, history, travel and exploration for the creative mind. Each workshop is specially designed to explore and experiment with techniques, methods and creative processes to expand the visual content and technical expertise of the photograph. Locations include: the Tuscan & Umbrian country-sides of Italy, Paris, Provence, and the Southeast US.

www.judithpishnery.com

www.pisconeri.com

Photo Review
Theme: Long Exposure
Where: ARC (Adult Recreation Center)
When: Tuesday, August 19, 2014, 7:00pm-8:30pm

The definition of long exposure is an image captured by means of a slower shutter speed, usually on a tripod. Note that this is non-vintage, so images must have been taken in the past 12 months.

September

RPS Monthly Meeting with Speaker Kathryn Kolb
Where: ARC (Adult Recreation Center)
When: Tuesday, September 2, 2014, 7:00pm-8:30pm

For the last 20 years, Kathryn Kolb has focused her energy on fine art photography of natural forms and landscapes, as well as educating about the rich, diverse ecosystems of the Southeast and environmental stewardship. Her fine art photographs are found in significant public and private collections as well as national and international venues.

In addition to being a fine art photographer, Kathryn is a Master Naturalist and is new Director of EcoAddendum, leading naturalist walks, giving educational talks and workshops in photography and in understanding native ecosystems in both urban greenspaces and regional wildlands.

Kathryn is known for a meticulous compositional style in her photograph and is engaged in exploring and articulating the relationships between fine art and natural forms and the geometries and science they have in common.

To see her photographs, bio and artist's statement, see KathrynKolb.com.

Photo Review
Theme: Hot or Cold
Where: ARC (Adult Recreation Center)
When: Tuesday, September 16, 2014, 7:00pm-8:30pm

This month we are exploring images that evoke a feeling or hot or cold. When the image is viewed, that should be the first impression. Note that this is non-vintage, so images must have been taken in the past 12 months.

October

RPS Monthly Meeting with Speaker Jan Kapoor
Pinhole Photography
Where: ARC (Adult Recreation Center)
When: Tuesday, October 7, 2014, 7:00pm-8:30pm

Jan Kapoor has been involved in fine art photography for many years, her primary interests being landscape, natural abstraction and still life. She has been drawn to specialize in pinhole imagery for the past several years, using her collection of handmade cameras in various medium to large formats. She finds that pinhole is most expressive of the imperceptible passage of time, making visible that which is invisible to the ordinary eye, and of the mystery of non-human life which surrounds us.

A little about our speaker:

Jan Kapoor prints extensively in alternative processes including cyanotype and platinum/ palladium. Digital technology has become another important creative tool in her work.

Jan's artistic expression has been greatly enhanced by her fine arts background, which includes studies in painting at the Museum of Fine Arts School in Boston; a two-year program in fine art photography at the Southeastern Center for Photographic Arts; and completion of a BFA summa cum laude in photography at Georgia State University.

Jan exhibits her work extensively: locally, nationally and internationally. Her work is in private collections throughout the world, and is also in several private and corporate collections in the United States. She has published several books of her work, including The Intertidal World; Camera Obscura; Japan: A Visual Journal; and Ossabaw Island.

To see Jan's work please visit: www.jankapoor.net

Photo Review
Theme: Black-and-White | Open
Where: ARC (Adult Recreation Center)
When: Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 7:00pm-8:30pm

In this “Open” competition month, photographers are allowed to enter their best work on any subject as long as it is in black-and-white. This is a vintage month, so the image could be captured anytime during the photographer's lifetime.

November

RPS Monthly Meeting with Speaker TBA
Where: ARC (Adult Recreation Center)
When: Tuesday, November 4, 2014, 7:00pm-8:30pm

Photo Review
Theme: Inclement Weather
Where: ARC (Adult Recreation Center)
When: Tuesday, November 18, 2014, 7:00pm-8:30pm

When looking at your image, it should be obvious that you have depicted that inclement weather is evident. Note that this is non-vintage, so images must have been taken in the past 12 months.

December

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

Annual Awards:

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