Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Art in the Garden in Griffin, Georgia

Shutterbugs Fawne DeRosia, Sherry Kunde, and Johnnie Ann Gaskill participated in "Art in the Garden," an annual event held at the University of Georgia's Research and Education Garden, located on West Ellis Road in Griffin. Several other photographers and artists also exhibited their work there on May 17th. The garden is open to the public each weekday from 8-5 and Sundays 1-4 (May-September). More information may be obtained here:

Photo by Hazel Cromer.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Shutterbugs Meeting on Tuesday, June 9th

During the regular meeting on Tuesday, June 9th, members of the West Central Georgia Shutterbugs will be critiquing photos, an activity that will help them learn to look more intently at the strengths and weaknesses of various photos. To prepare Shutterbugs for this activity, previous programs have focused on the 12 elements of a great photo, techniques for taking better images, and so forth. Members have also attended mini-courses that helped them become more familiar with their cameras and more adept at using photo editing software. They have also gone on photo shoots together and participated in area workshops, as well as those offered on-line.

As always, anyone interested in photography is invited to attend the photo slideshow and critique on June 9th at 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Shutterbugs to Meet May 12th

The West Central Georgia Shutterbugs will meet on Tuesday, May 12, 2009, at 6:30 p.m. at the Thomaston-Upson Arts Council (TUAC) Gallery and Gift Shop, located on the square. Johnnie Ann Gaskill, President, will use information included in a PowerPoint presentation to answer the question “What Makes a Great Photo?” Instruction and discussion will center around the twelve elements Professional Photographers of America judges consider when evaluating an image. Knowing what judges look for is of interest to Shutterbugs since many are in the process of taking pictures and selecting their best ones to enter in several upcoming contests, including the Georgia National Fair and SlowExposures.

The Shutterbugs meet on the second Tuesday of each month, except December, and invite photographers of all skill levels to attend. To find out more about the group, visit www.wcgshutterbugs.blogspot.com.

Shutterbugs Anna Mary Ellerbee (left) of Thomaston and Margie Lentini of Pike County linger at Callaway Gardens to take one more picture before heading home following an all-day macro (close-up) photography class taught by Jim Henderson.

Photo by Johnnie Ann Gaskill.