Our next meeting will be our annual Christmas Party, Dec. 20th!
Our last CPG meeting was on November 15th.
7PM at Glynn Visual Arts, 106 Island Drive, Saint Simons Island, GA
We Took Trip into the Unknown with Guild Member Jillisa Hope Milner
10 Experimental Techniques to Spark Creativity and Make Photography (even more) Fun!
Jillisa gave us 10 techniques to create photos that make people stop and say, “Wow! How did you do that? Jillisa shared how to use items around the house (and a few you can buy online) to spark creativity and have more fun than ever when out with our cameras.
Our Last Meeting Was October 18th:
Presented by Steve Kendall
“10 Tips to Improve your Wildlife Photos”
Our Earlier Meeting was September 20th
Jeff LeMieux: Associate Professor of Fine Art, College of Coastal Georgia
PHOTOGRAPHERS OF THE WPA
Our August meeting:
Professional Photographer: Candace Hires presented:
"Photographing Fur Babies With and Without Their Humans"
The Big photo Show ended on August 4th.
The 10th Anniversary of The Big Photo Show
Our purpose: to be an effective, vibrant advocate for photographers of any skill level by providing an opportunity for members to cultivate photographic expertise in a supportive, enjoyable atmosphere.
During our meeting on July 19th, the Ben Galland critiqued The Big Photo Show winners.
Our previous Meeting was June 21st with Ben Galland on Landscapes
Professional photographer and co-founder of h2o, a multimedia production house in Brunwick, St. Simons’ native Ben Galland shared his insights on landscape and commercial photography. Galland’s photography is often found in such magazines as “Elegant Island Living” and in a variety of books on Coastal Georgia. Recently, Galland visited Sapelo Island over 18 months for his work in “Sapelo: People and Places on a Georgia Sea Island”.
Our May Meeting was 5/17/2018
Presentations were by Duke Smith & Lucy Albenze
Duke showed us a variety of tripods and other methods of stabilizing our cameras while Lucy Albenze of Creative Frameworks showed us how to present our photos in the best possible light using frames and matts.
Our April Meeting (4/19/2018)
Jaclyn Luckstone showed us "iPhone Tips and Tricks".
She showed us Apps and Tips on how to get the most out of our iPhones and other smartphones.
Our March Meeting (3/15/2018):
Josh Jalbert, photography professor at Savannah College of Art and Design, explored printing on unconventional materials.
Our February meeting had two very interesting presentations:
"Creating those Fantasy Images"
The Horton Gallery at Southeast Georgia Health System displayed CPG Members' photographs during the month of January.
The Big Photo Show
and The Best of the Best Show
Winners of The Big Photo Show 2017
The Coastal Photographers Guild's signature exhibit, "The Big Photo Show" showcases the work of the Coastal Photographers Guild members reflecting each member's unique vision of photography. It represents the Guild's mission in its simplest form: To learn and to have fun.
The show was held at Glynn Visual Arts. Professional judges awarded prizes in four categories: "Nature", "People", Landscape", and "Open". In addition, reception attendees voted on the "Peoples' Choice" award. "The Big Photo Show" is the largest photography display in our region since 2009.
The Guild's companion show, "The Best of the Best" features past winners of the four categories.
Here is a list of our CPG 2017 Winning Photographers
(their winning photos coming soon)
First Place: Gay Barron, "Loose Screw"
Second Place: Michael Hanneld, "Chrysler Building"
Third Place: Jillisa Milner, "Like a Voice You Remember"
Honorable Mention: Steve Kendall, "Sidney's Mystic Glow"
Honorable Mention: Nancy Kirkpatrick, "Whirling Tulip"
First Place: Charles Opper, "Seasons Gone"
Second Place: Jim Squires, "Schooling Jacks"
Third Place: Duke Smith, "Variety"
Honorable Mention: Elma Andrews, "New Neighbors"
Honorable Mention: Ladye Heisel, "New Growth"
First Place: Charles Opper, "Clash of the Ancients"
Second Place: Lynn Cates, "Golden Dawn"
Third Place: Duke Smith, "Small Herd, Big Country"
Honorable Mention: Lynn Cates, "Starry Night"
Honorable Mention: Michael Milner, "Big Boys Toys"
First Place: Dan Hall, "Trombone Player"
Second Place: Jim Squires, "Beautiful"
Third Place: Robert Kelterborn, "Renaissance Man"
First Place: Gay Barron, "Loose Screw"
Second Place: Nance Manderson, "Sky Diver"
Third Place: Lynn Cates, "Supermoon at SSI Light"
A Few Photos from the Reception