Friday, April 30, 2010

Shutterbugs to Meet on May 11th

Richard Bernabe will be the guest speaker when the West Central Georgia Shutterbugs meet on Tuesday, May 11th, at 6:30 p.m. at the Thomaston-Upson Arts Council (TUAC) Gallery and Gift Shop, located on the square in Thomaston. Richard is a much-acclaimed outdoor and nature photographer whose images have been published world-wide. Books he’s written, along with the photography workshops he conducts, are extremely popular. Richard will present a program entitled, “30 Images of the Wild: Views From Both Sides of the Lens.” For more information about him, visit his website: Shutterbugs are very excited about having such a successful photographer as their guest. They invite anyone interested in learning more about photography to attend the meeting and enjoy Richard’s beautiful images.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Recent Shutterbug Achievements & Activities

Shutterbugs to be Published!
Photo by Brenda Fayard.
Photo by Joan Phillips.
Brenda Fayard and Joan Phillips recently received a wonderful letter from Timothy M. Jacobs, the editor of Patriots of the American Revolution magazine, a bi-monthly publication dedicated to preserving the history of the unknown patriots, early Colonial culture, and the battles that gave us our freedom. He is interested in publishing two photos, one taken by Brenda and one by Joan, taken at the Austin Dabney grave ceremony (in Zebulon) back in January, as found on the North Carolina SAR website, to go along with Carl Voelker's speech which will run in our July/August issue. Congratulations, Brenda and Joan! Aren’t you glad you braved the bitterly cold temperature that day in order to capture the images that have been selected for publication?

Shutterbugs at Callaway Gardens

Harolyn Castleberry and Melba Brown, co-chairpersons for the Shutterbugs’ exhibit at Callaway Gardens, were assisted by Brenda Fayard (a charter member of Shutterbugs) and Andrea Noel in the hanging of the exhibit. The four did a beautiful job. The exhibit opened on Feb. 27th and is scheduled to close on May 2nd. Hundreds of visitors to Callaway have also viewed the exhibit and offered high praise for the images. Several exhibit photos have sold, as have many smaller items that were displayed in the gift shop.

Shutterbugs in "Nature, Undisturbed" in Tyrone, Georgia

Shutterbugs Linda Best and Malgorzata Florkowska attended a reception honoring those photographers whose images were among the 60 chosen (out of 320 submissions) for the "Nature, Undisturbed" photography exhibit at Dogwood Gallery and Framer in Tyrone, GA. The exhibit was open from April 16-25, 2010.