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Meetings

October

October Photo Review - Our Judge is Ron Sherman
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.

A little about our judge:

Ron Sherman is based in Atlanta, Georgia, and has traveled the world for advertising, corporate and editorial clients for over 40 years. He has been published in major national magazines including Time, Life, Newsweek, Business Week, Forbes and Sports Illustrated. Among his many corporate clients are IBM, Coca-Cola, Georgia Power, BellSouth and Eastman Kodak. His assignments have also included marketing and publication photography for more than 125 colleges and universities throughout the United States and Canada. He has a stock photo library of more than 500,000 color and black and white images, which are leased for publication purposes. Ron’s work has been used in annual reports, advertising, multimedia productions, brochures and posters. 

He started Computer Aided Photography, Inc. in 1991 to explore the creative possibilities of combining the use of photography and computer technology. His current major project is to digitize more than a thousand 8"x10" and 11"x14" silver gelatin prints that he made in the 1970s and were licensed by a New York photo agency until the mid 1980s.

For more information and to see Ron's work, please visit www.ronsherman.com.

November

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

November Photo Review - Our Judge is Nicole Tyler
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 month. 

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.

 

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

January 2015

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

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

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

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
Where: ARC (Adult Recreating Center)
When: Tuesday, April 7, 2015, 7:00pm-8:30pm

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

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
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