Sunday, April 20, 2008

Nearby Photo Exhibitions

Jim Henderson at Callaway Gardens - The images within this gallery will be on display at the Virginia Hand Callaway Discovery Center Exhibition Hall at Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain, GA from April 1 - 30, 2008. Prints and CDs will be on sale at the exhibition.

Blind/Sight: Conversations with the Visually Inspired - Photographer Billy Howard and illustrator Laurie Shock capture the spirit and stories of 12 people with varying degrees of visual impairment—from low vision to total blindness. Learn how each of the featured individuals "see" the world by viewing depictions created by Howard and Shock and find out what caused their vision impairments. On view February 9 through May 4, 2008 at the Fernbank Museum of Natural History.

Sally Mann at Jackson Fine Art in Atlanta - Jackson Fine Art is delighted to present a selection of work from the last segment of acclaimed photographer Sally Mann's What Remains, a series which explores the intricacies of death. Although Mann returns to her most familiar subject-her three children-she diverges from past approaches and themes. These large-format, up-close portraits were created using wet-plate collodion negatives, an arduous process first used by photographers ten years before the Civil War. The resulting photographs emanate a prophetic beauty, each "perfect flaw" in the process foreshadowing our slow but inevitable expiration. Through Aprill 26, 2008.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

The Rock Ranch Photo Shoot

Fourteen Shutterbugs enjoyed the April 8th for-members-only photo shoot held at The Rock Ranch from 6-8 p.m. Adam Pugh, who is Event Coordinator, Public Relations Specialist and Director of Detail at the ranch, hosted the event. For the first 30-45 minutes we were on our own and quickly set about taking pictures of peacocks, a new foal, expectant goats, fat sheep, horses, pigs, barns, and all sorts of buildings and unique things, like a giant windmill, a covered bridge, the rusty truck that has a tree growing in the engine, and much, much more. Then we formed a caravan, led by Adam, and bumped along roads and pastures in order to photograph cattle and Conestoga wagons, as well as a beautiful sunset. A good time was had by all, and we managed to capture some great images to add to our collections/galleries. We are very grateful to The Rock Ranch for hosting us in such a gracious way and allowing us to enjoy their “photographer’s delights.”

Our next meeting will be May 13, at 6:30 p.m. at the Thomaston-Upson Arts Council (TUAC) Gallery, located on the courthouse square in Thomaston. The program will be presented by various Shutterbugs and will focus on how to upload and file photos, as well as how to join and set up a free gallery there. Anyone interested in photography is invited to attend.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Photography Blogs and Podcasts

Photojojo - from the About Us page: "We publish an insanely great newsletter on photography. More specifically, we scour the internets, rip pages out of magazines, ransack our friends' closets, and go through dumpsters to find the very best Photo tips, DIY projects, and Gear."
The Candid Frame - A photography podcast where you meet some of the world's best established and emerging photographers in the world of photojournalism, fashion, landscape, documentary, sports, wildlife, travel and commercial photography.
The Atlanta Celebrates Photography Blog - Keep tabs on photography events in and around Atlanta.
On Taking Pictures - By photographer and Brooklynite Bill Wadman. He has a background in advertising, editorial, and portraiture. He's shot all over the world and is currently putting together a book based on the 365 Portraits project.
Exposure Compensation - This blog is about photography as an art media and photography as a communication tool. Here you will find references to photographers, discussions on photography and interviews to artists. You will also find references to publications and exhibits.