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.

Monday, March 1, 2010

"Through Our Eyes Exhibit" & Next Meeting

The West Central Georgia Shutterbugs proudly announce the opening of "Through Our Eyes" at the Discovery Center at Callaway Gardens. The photography exhibit features 113 photographs from 33 members of the Shutterbugs. The exhibit is open to the public and can be viewed whenever Callaway Gardens is open. The photographs will be on display until May 2, 2010.

The next meeting of the The West Central Georgia Shutterbugs will be held on March 9, 2010 at 6:30 p.m. at Thomaston-Upson Arts Council (TUAC) Gallery and Gift Shop, located on the courthouse square. Everyone who wants to learn more about photography is invited to attend.

Shutterbugs member, Phyllis Dyche, will present this month's program. During the “Developing An Artistic Eye” presentation, she will discuss color and other principles and elements of art that make up good composition and create marketable images.

Phyllis, a retired teacher, has enjoyed art most of her life. She has experience with several mediums, including acrylic and watercolor painting, and has recently developed a strong interest in photography. Phyllis enjoys photographing her family members, landscapes, and interesting objects. View her photographs on her website at www.dychephotography.com.

Keep updated on all the West Central Georgia Shutterbugs activities on their blog: www. wcgshutterbugs.blogspot.com.

Photo by King Davis.