Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Recent Shutterbug Achievements & Activities

Shutterbugs Attend Photo Expo
Nine members of the West Central Georgia Shutterbugs attended a Photo Expo hosted by the Georgia Nature Photographers' Association (GNPA) at Callaway Gardens, January 30-31. Shown in the photo are: (L-R) Jan Hatten, Anna Mary Ellerbee, Melba Brown; Marcia Fisher, Harolyn Castleberry, Jimmy Day, Dianne Kelly, and Johnnie Ann Gaskill. Bonny Shockley also attended but was not present for the photo. (Photo by Jim Henderson)
Seventy-three registered attendees greatly enjoyed all aspects of the Expo, especially the keynote speakers, Nancy Rotenberg (Pennsylvania) and Rob Sheppard (California), both of whom are professional photographers. The Expo attracted nature photographers from Alabama, South Carolina, and Tennessee, as well as from Georgia.
There were 104 photos entered into a contest that was judged by the two keynote speakers. Five Shutterbugs received awards in one of the four categories (Animals and Insects, Birds, and Nature’s Landscapes, and Macro/Close-up): Marcia Sue Fisher (1st place), Anna Mary Ellerbee (2nd place), Jimmy Day (3rd place), Johnnie Ann Gaskill (Honorable Mention) and Melba Brown (HM).

Shutterbugs Attend Austin Dabney Grave Marking in Zebulon, GA
On Saturday, January 30th, several members of the Shutterbugs attended the grave marking of Austin Dabney, a slave who became a private in the Georgia militia and fought against the British during the Revolutionary War. Pictured above are Shutterbugs with Joe Dooley (third from left), the Genealogist General of the National Society of the SAR Bob Galer of the Georgia Society (white Militia uniform).

Shutterbug Linda Best's Photo Chosen for Exhibit
Linda Best's photo titled "John Muir's Heaven" was selected for the Nature, Undisturbed Photography Exhibit at the Dogwood Gallery and Framer in Tyrone, Georgia. They received 320 entries from 75 photographers in 10 states and chose 60. The exhibit will be on display from April 16th to the 25th.

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