Thursday, July 5th: 5pm to 7pm

Glynn Visual Arts, 106 Island Drive, Saint Simons Island, GA


Join us for Refreshments & Conversation



Our Next Regular CPG Meeting is Thursday, July 19th

The Judges of "The Big Photo Show" will critique the photos and explain why they chose the winners.  




The third Thursday of every month, we meet from 7 to 9pm

at Glynn Visual Arts, 106 Island Drive, SSI. (see map below)


Our Last Meeting was June 21st


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 Smith says:

"Your Tripod: Don't Leave Home Without It!"  

(and don't do what these guys are doing!)






Lucy Albenze of Creative Frameworks will show us how to present our photos in the best possible light using frames and matts.






Our April Meeting:

Jaclyn Luckstone: iPhone (and Smartphone) Tips and Tricks


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Jaclyn Luckstone gave us Apps and Tips on how to get the most out of our iPhones or other smartphones.





Our March Meeting:

Josh Jalbert, photography professor at Savannah College of Art and Design, explored printing on unconventional materials.

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Josh Jalbert




Our February meeting had two very interesting presentations:


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Jim Squires

"Underwater Photography"







Mike Force:

"Creating those Fantasy Images"





The January Meeting was "What are you into now?"

It included multiple presentations by guild members:

Michael Hanneld: "Scanner Photos"

Bob Kelterborn: "What's Old is New Again, Rebirth of the Polaroids"

Milt Schreiber: "Tiny Cameras"

Michael Milner: "Flying High with Drones"

Jillisa Milner: "Seeing Double?  Explore Double Exposure"

Jerry Dagen: "Abstracts"

Tom Sweeney: "Street Photography"



The December Meeting was our Christmas Party




The November meeting featured a presentation on Travel Photography by guild member Jim Squires.  Jim led the critique on the travel pics.  The homework for the November meeting was to submit two of your travel photos, a day trip or a location half way around the world.



Submission requirements: Only digital files of photographs will be accepted and reviewed.  Please prepare two files (resize to 1024 pixels on the longest side) and rename them as "First Name_ Last Name_Travel1" and "First Name_Last Name_Travel2").

Files will be projected at the meeting for critique and review.  They may also be displayed on the CPG website unless the photographer notes otherwise.

Send these images to cpgpictures@gmail.com

Deadline for Assignment Submissions: Noon, November 14th, 2017



Meeting Elements:

                Introduction of guests


                Main Presentation (John Reed)

                Homework: (Architectural Photos)


Presentations: 2017

JAN: Roger Morin, "Creative Landscape"

FEB: Mike Force, (Professional Photographer) "Creative Portraiture"

MARCH: Jillisa Milner, "Astro Photography"

APRIL: Kevin Loughlin, (Wildside Nature Tours) "Nature Photography"

MAY: Bob Kelterborn, "Fix it, Frame it, or Flush it"

JUNE: Harlan Hambright: "3D & Architectural Photography"

JULY: Judges' critiques of TBPS

August, John Reed presentation

September: AnnNermoe "Images of a Golden Isle: Saint Simons Island"

October: Group discussion "Hit us with your best shot!!! (Richard Knight hosts)

November: Jim Squires, "Travel Photography"


Presentations: 2016

JAN:  Josh Jalbert, (SCAD), "Magical Processes for Landscapes"

FEB:  Panel, "All About Printing"

MARCH:  FLETC, "Drones"

APRIL:  Jim Squires, "Fix it, Frame it, Flush it"

MAY:  Michael Hanneld, "HDR Photography"

JUNE:  Chip Simone, (Nationally acclaimed Photographer): "The Beautiful Lie"

JULY:  Judges Review, "The Big Photo Show"

AUG:  Harold Dale, "Black and White"

SEPT:  John Reed, "Macro/Close-Up Photography"

OCT:  Bill Lindsley, "Street Photography"

NOV:  Panel, "Ask the Experts"

DEC:  Petra Graves, "Armchair Traveler, Faces of India"