Photo by Carl Fredrickson

Meetings

July

RPS Monthly Program Meeting with Meredith Ragains, Esq.
Where: ARC (Adult Recreation Center)
When: Tuesday, July 7, 2015, 7:00pm-8:30pm

Topic: Meredith Ragains, the Executive Director of Georgia Lawyers for the Arts, will present an interactive discussion regarding artists' rights related to copyright law, which is the law that applies to all artists' creations. With time permitting, she will also discuss trademark law.
 
Bio: Meredith Ragains is the Executive Director of Georgia Lawyers for the Arts. GLA is a non-profit organization that provides legal assistance to artists to ensure that their life's work is legally protected. Through her position at GLA, Ms. Ragains is responsible for every aspect of the organization's operations.
 
Ms. Ragains received her undergraduate degree from Emory University and her law degree from Mercer University. Ms. Ragains is a former member of the commercial litigation practice group of Bloom Sugarman Everett, a boutique litigation firm. She was formerly a member of the commercial litigation practice group of Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi, a national law firm, for 11 years.

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

A little bit about our speaker:

Rob Knight has been a professional artist in Atlanta, Georgia for more than twenty years. He is a photographer, an educator and an award-winning tattoo artist. Rob is an Adobe Certified Expert in Photoshop Lightroom, and an experienced Lightroom instructor. Rob enjoys teaching photography subjects from basic composition to High Dynamic Range (HDR) techniques and hybrid photography. Rob is also part of the LUMIX Luminary Team, a group of photography professionals and enthusiasts selected and sponsored by Panasonic as ambassadors for the brand.

http://robknightphotography.com

https://www.facebook.com/robknightphoto

https://plus.google.com/+RobKnight/posts

August

RPS Monthly Program Meeting with Speaker Amanda Gardner
Topic: A Day in the Life of A Wedding Photographer
Where: ARC (Adult Recreation Center)
When: Tuesday, August 4, 2015, 7:00pm-8:30pm

Amanda is a highly energetic wedding and corporate photographer, born and raised in Atlanta. She has watched Atlanta grow from a small southern city to the flourishing art-savvy place it has become and is enjoying the people and culture moving along with it.

Having a strong passion for photojournalism, living in the south has provided the perfect backdrop to be a visual storyteller. The people and their stories drive Amanda to be a better photographer, she believes knowing an individuals story, their past or sharing a laugh with them for 5 minutes is only going to improve the image.

In 2010 she received a degree in commercial photography and began working as a teaching assistant at Gwinnett Technical College in the photography department. She has had the privilege of working alongside several heavy hitters in the Atlanta photo community and credits them for her technical abilities and knowledge. Amanda has received a PPA International Silver award and Best Image award in China and has also had the opportunity to work the PPA International Print Competition the last three years. Her motto is to do what you enjoy and enjoy what you do!

Alongside photography you can usually catch Amanda at a local disc golf course, camping or busting a move on the dance floor at a bluegrass festival.

Wedding work www.colorsoflifephotography.com

Corporate work www.laroutephotography.com

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

Amanda is a highly energetic wedding and corporate photographer, born and raised in Atlanta. She has watched Atlanta grow from a small southern city to the flourishing art-savvy place it has become and is enjoying the people and culture moving along with it.

Having a strong passion for photojournalism, living in the south has provided the perfect backdrop to be a visual storyteller. The people and their stories drive Amanda to be a better photographer, she believes knowing an individuals story, their past or sharing a laugh with them for 5 minutes is only going to improve the image.

In 2010 she received a degree in commercial photography and began working as a teaching assistant at Gwinnett Technical College in the photography department. She has had the privilege of working alongside several heavy hitters in the Atlanta photo community and credits them for her technical abilities and knowledge. Amanda has received a PPA International Silver award and Best Image award in China and has also had the opportunity to work the PPA International Print Competition the last three years. Her motto is to do what you enjoy and enjoy what you do!

Alongside photography you can usually catch Amanda at a local disc golf course, camping or busting a move on the dance floor at a bluegrass festival.

Wedding work www.colorsoflifephotography.com

Corporate work www.laroutephotography.com

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

Roswell Photowalk & Competition
When: Saturday, October 3, 2015, 8:00am-11:20am

Date for Photowalk: Saturday, 10/3/2015.

Deadline to Sign Up: Wednesday, 9/30/2015.

Location: Meeting at Smith Plantation Pavillion. Parking available at Roswell City Hall.

Time: Meet at 8:00 AM for welcome and selection of themes. Photowalk 8:30 AM to 11:20 AM. Lunch 11:30 AM (optional). Participants are invited to meet for lunch at Pastis, 928 Canton Street, Roswell, GA 30075.

Sponsors and Door Prizes: TBA

Price: $10. Your ten dollars will be used exclusively for this event's awards. All other costs will be covered by RPS.

Competition: Each participant can submit up to three (3) images of his or her choice from the photowalk by midnight on Friday, 10/9/2015. Images will be submitted online and will follow the monthly photo review digital submission dimensions. Images will be judged by TBA. Awards and award monies will be determined by the number of participants and entrance fees collected.

Awards: A slideshow of all submissions and announcement of awards will be presented at our October 20th meeting.

Questions: Email Gittel Price.

** You may purchase RPS polo shirts to wear during our Photo Walk.

Photowalk and Competition Entry 2015

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 Jeff Roffman
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

2015 RPS Holiday Party Registration