News and Information
MEETING: Our next meeting is on May 16, 2019, and will feature a presentation by CPG member Bob Kelterborn. He will talk to us about post processing: how to edit photos in Adobe Raw Converter (all the toys of Lightroom but with a white background!) and Photoshop. Learn why these are the editing tools of choice for professional photographers. Many of the techniques he’ll show us are available in other editing tools too. Come see what’s possible! Join us at 7:00 PM at Glynn Visual Arts, 106 Island Drive, Saint Simons Island, Georgia.
Thanks to everyone who came out to our April meeting! Nancy Kirkpatrick gave a fantastic presentation about the ins and outs of flower photography, whether in a natural setting or with added light modifiers. Ring lights, soft boxes, light tents and light tables, even scanning all open up the possibility of floral photography all year round.
Our homework assignment for the month: "Flower Power!" Using tips from Nancy’s presentation about composition, lighting, and creative techniques, take some photos of flowers! Find more information about the assignment and how to submit your photos here.
MEMBERS GATHERING: Photo Book Party on April 28. Interested in printing photos in a book? Want to see products from different vendors and see how other folks design their books? Have some photo books you’d like to share? Meet at Elma and Lynn’s home on Saint Simons to see and share photo books. April 28, 3:00 to 5:00 pm. 107 Tolomato Trail, Saint Simons Island
EXHIBITS: More details are now available about the Big Photo Show, the Best of the Best, and a new opportunity for 2019: a special exhibit at a gallery in historic Brunswick. Open to CPG members only, these are three great opportunities to share your work with the public and see it displayed somewhere other than a computer screen. Get the scoop on the details here.
Multitalented CPG member Reinhold Schwenk has an exhibit running from April 18 through May 15 at A Moveable Feast in Brunswick! He’s showing paintings inspired by images he’s photographed on Saint Simons Island. Maybe it will inspire you to take your photographs into a different medium, or you just enjoy and are inspired by a variety of arts and want to support our members, no matter the genre they are working in. See something you want to buy? All purchases support a good cause: they have partnered with Coastal Wildscapes, and a portion of art sales will be donated to support educating and engaging the public in practices that will preserve the biodiversity of the Georgia coast.
The Great Book of Faces. Have you joined our Facebook group yet? We’ve been getting more active on there, including doing things like fun weekly challenges to get you out shooting and sharing. We’ve also updated our rules to make it a little more accessible to people who might be interested in the Guild but don’t yet know what we’re all about. If you have any local photographer friends who might be interested, invite them to join the group! We want to keep it local (Golden Isles residents or frequent visitors), but we also want people to be able to get to know us before they’re ready to make the leap to come to a meeting or become a guild member.
Special discounted opportunity to join the Caretta Research Project on Wassaw National Wildlife Refuge for endless photographic opportunities! The Caretta Research Project, a hands-on research, conservation and education program that protects the threatened loggerhead sea turtles that nest on Wassaw National Wildlife Refuge, has open spots on the week of May 11–18. Since turtle activity is typically slow during first two weeks (sometimes you won’t see any during the first week), CRP is offering the spots at a discount of $550/person/week (the regular cost is $825). This includes transportation to and from Wassaw, rustic accommodations, and excellent food. You’ll patrol the beach all night long looking for nesting turtles, collecting data and protecting nests, and come in at dawn and sleep during the day. CRP will provide all meals and expect you to help patrol at night. Other than that, your days are yours, to sleep, hike, photograph, etc. There are ample opportunities for night photography, sunrise in the boneyard, sunset over the marsh, wildlife shots, and a beautiful, undeveloped island to photograph! Guild member Jillisa has volunteered with the organization twice in previous years, and it was a fantastic experience both times. She’s happy to share information about it and answer questions you may have. See this flyer for more details, or visit the Caretta Research Project website.