Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Tom Vadnais to speak to the Shutterbugs on January 10th

“Tom Vadnais in the Redwoods”

Tom Vadnais first studied landscape photography in the Fall of 1999 in a workshop with the late Galen Rowell. But he didn’t do much with what he learned until he switched to digital in Autumn 2001. It was then that Tom started taking numerous additional photography and Photoshop workshops, seminars, and classes with some of the most respected names in the business, including Charlie Cramer, Charlie Waite, Bruce Dale, John Shaw, Jack Dykinga, John Sexton, John Paul Caponigro, Moose Peterson, and Thom Hogan.

Since 2004, Tom has been teaching photography and Photoshop in workshops the Smokies with Willard Clay (Fall) and Bill Lea (Spring). For the past several Springs, he has taught workshops with Lori Kincaid in the Max Patch area of the Appalachians. Tom has also helped British master landscape photographer Charlie Waite put on all five of his Master Class workshops in the US to date. (They’re working on MC VI).

In addition, Tom has judged numerous photography competitions, and has given many

photography and Photoshop talks, workshops, and classes for various clubs and groups around the country. He was a two-term President of the Roswell Photographic Society, and is a founding Board Member of the North Georgia Camera Club Council. He is currently in his second term as Director of Education on the Board of Georgia Nature Photographers’ Association.

Tom has been fortunate enough to win numerous photography awards, and has sold images in a number of shows and galleries. For several years, White Sands National Monument exclusively sold his images in their museum store.

To see some of his beautiful images, please visit his new website: http://www.tomvadnais.com/ Tom is in the process of creating new galleries, so do make return visits!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

A meeting was held on Nov. 15th at the J. Joel Edwards Public Library in Pike County to discuss plans for starting a chapter of GNPA in the West Central Georgia area. George Bradfield, Vice-President of GNPA addressed the group. Eleven other persons attended the meeting: Alicia Pastiran, Ann Pasley, Bonny Shockley, Francis Hauke, Jim Davidson, Jimmy Day, Johnnie Ann Gaskill, King Davis, Linda Godwin, Margie Lentini, and Sheryl Farr. Although all of them are members of Shutterbugs, membership in Shutterbugs is not a requirement for membership in the new chapter. Photographers (of any skill level) who enjoy photographing nature are invited to join as soon as the new chapter become operational. In the meantime, contact Johnnie Ann Gaskill if you wish to have your name added to the list of persons interested in the new chapter.

One of Melba Brown's photos placed as a finalist in a recent contest sponsored by www.betterphoto.com. To see the image, "Fall in Colorado #2," please visit Melba's gallery on this site: http://www.betterphoto.com/gallery/gallery.asp?mem=243773 (Scroll down to see more of Melba's beautiful images, many of which have been designated as Editors Picks or Finalists.) Her most recent finalist was one of the 748 chosen from over 14,200 entries and is "in the running" to be chosen as a winner. To see all the finalists, click here: http://www.betterphoto.com/gallery/dynoGall2.asp?catID=48071 Congratulations to Melba for creating award-winning images.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Shutterbugs Fill The United Bank Calendar!

Front Cover - "Window at Hotel Upson" --- Melba Brown
December 2011 - "Icy Hot" --- ChadD Morton
April 2012 - "A Refreshing Summer Bath" --- Jim Davidson
May 2012 - "Roadside Remembrance" --- Bonny Shockley
June 2012 - "Three of a Kind" --- James O. Day, MD
July 2012 - "Summer Afternoon" --- Anna Mary Ellerbee
November 2012 - "Leaves of Gold" --- Dianne Culpepper Kelly

Friday, October 28, 2011

Shutterbugs Win Ribbons at the Georgia National Fair
Gordon Brown: 5th place (Creative-Car)
Jimmy Day: 1st (Street Scenes), 3rd (Scenic--Driftwood), and 4th (Plant Life)
Linda Best: 6th (Ready to Float)
Marcia Fisher: 4th (Reflection) and 5th (Perfect Cartwheel)
Phyllis Dyche: 4th (Photojournalism) and 5th (Action)
Congratulations to each of them! Well done!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

A "Chapter" of GNPA Is Being Organized
After months of exploring the possibilities of starting a chapter of the GNPA (Georgia Nature Photographers' Association, www.gnpa.org ), an organizational meeting will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 15th, 6:30 p.m. at the J. Joel Edwards Library in Zebulon, a mile or so south of the courthouse square. Anyone wishing to receive additional info about the chapter should contact Johnnie Ann Gaskill, johnniegaskill@gmail.com. Future meeting dates, program topics, goals, policies and procedures, etc. will be discussed at the meeting. Either the President of GNPA and/or the Vice President will attend.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Each member of the Shutterbugs was invited to display one image each during their annual photography exhibit at the TUAC (Thomaston-Upson Arts Council) Gallery and Gift Shop, located on the courthouse square in downtown Thomaston. The reception, held in their honor on Sept. 13th, from 6-8 p.m., was well attended. Guests commented favorably on the images displayed.
The People's Choice Awards went to the following: 1st: Harolyn Castleberry (who has received this honor three out of the four years the annual exhibition has been held), 2nd: King Davis, and 3rd: Dianne Kelly and Jimmy Day.
Shown in the photo, taken by Shutterbug Ellen Tew, are:
Kneeling (L-R): Jimmy Day, Linda Best, Melba Brown, Hazel (and son Garrett) Cromer, Johnnie Ann Gaskill, Harolyn Castleberry, Bonny Shockley, Margie Lentini, Francis Hauke.
Standing (L-R): Malgorzata Florkowska, Jim Davidson, Gordon Brown, Dianne Kelly, Eleanor Culpepper, Fawne DeRosia, Marcia Edwards, Jan Price, Mary Wagner, King Davis, Patricia Turcott, Joy Corley, Marcia Fisher, Jackie Stokes, Shakeria Trice
Yvette Tolson also attended the reception but was not present when the group photo was taken.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011


A photo Jimmy Day entered into a recent contest at BetterPhoto has earned a WINNER label. This is a huge honor, as BP receives thousands of photos each month from photographers from around the world.
Jimmy's photo can be seen here:

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

WCG Shutterbug Shootout

The West Central Georgia Shutterbugs held their first club-sponsored "Shootout" on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011. A total of 14 people participated. Ten were "shooters": Bonny Shockley, Dianne Kelly, Francis Hauke, Linda Godwin, Marcia Fisher, Margie Lentini, Mary Wagner, Melba Brown, Todd Albritton (and his daughter Ruby), and Yvette Tolson. Three were judges: Charles Dukes, Harolyn Castleberry, and Johnnie Ann Gaskill. A wonderful time was had by all. Attendees have already asked for another shootout to be held soon.
The group met at 8:30 to learn what the three categories were and then headed out to take pictures that fit those categories, pictures they could find within walking distance of TUAC, where the shootout was based. Everyone had to be back no later than 11:30 to upload their images to laptops and then begin the difficult task of choosing and editing one entry per category to submit to the judges. Once finished, they walked to nearby eateries for lunch while the judges chose the winning photos. When that was done, all the images were shown to the entire group so they could admire the work done and also make "gentle" suggestions as to what might have been done differently to make the image even better. Then these winners were announced and awarded ribbons:

Circles:1st--Melba Brown, 2nd--Linda Godwin, 3rd--Bonny Shockley, HM--Dianne Kelly
Patterns: 1st--Melba Brown, 2nd--Todd Albritton, 3rd--Mary Wagner, HM--Francis Hauke
Textures: 1st--Marcia Fisher, 2nd--Todd Albritton, 3rd--Francis Hauke, HM--Linda Godwin.
Congratulations to these winners--and to all the shooters--for their excellent work.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Three of Jimmy Day's images were chosen for the 2011 Juried Photography Show, presented by the Arts Clayton Gallery in Jonesboro, in conjunction with "Atlanta Celebrates Photography." Having one image juried in, is quite an honor, but to have THREE is Outstanding! Cheers for Jimmy and the best of luck to him during the judging process. Jimmy's images have been displayed in other venues and have done well there. For example, he participates in monthly photography competitions held on www.betterphoto.com and frequently earns "Editor Picks" and "Finalist" awards. To see those images, visit his BetterPhoto gallery!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Angelica Clayton was one of two recipients awarded a $500 scholarship by the Thomaston Sertoma Club. Angelica will be attending North Georgia Technical College in Clarksville.
Congratulations, Angelica! We wish you much continued success!

Monday, July 25, 2011

TUAC WCGShutterbug Exhibit Guidelines

West Central Georgia Shutterbugs Exhibit September 2011
at the Thomaston Upson Arts Council Gallery
118 South Church Street Thomaston, Georgia

Office Hours: 
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Wednesday: 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. 
Saturday, Sunday, Monday: Closed
Phone: 706-647-1605

Exhibit Guidelines:
- One entry per Shutterbugs member. Even though this is not a juried show, each photographer should submit his/her best images.
- Please make photos 8" x 10" or bigger. All photos must be framed (matting is optional) or printed on gallery wrap canvas, etc. Each work must have two (2) eye hooks and picture wire on the back for easy hanging. No sawtooth hangers, please!
- Photographers may sell their exhibited works and other items with their photography on it (greeting cards, coffee mugs, etc.). Photographers are allowed 10 items each. Please list all such items on an inventory sheet that includes the photographer's contact information, an identifying number for each item, a brief description, and the selling price.
Item #1, 5x7 greeting card, $4.00
Item #2, 1 set of note card (8 to a box), $12.00
Having such items in "chart" or "column" format will be helpful. Please type all inventory lists.
Make sure that each item contains a price sticker and the photographer's name so proper sales credit can be given.
- TUAC asks for a 20% commission on all sales. Price your items accordingly.
- Promotional items (postcards, business cards, etc.) can be left at the gallery so that visitors to the gallery may contact the photographer, if desired.

- Last day to sign up to participate in the Sept. exhibit will be August 5th, 2011.
- Drop off dates: August 23rd – 26th, 2011.
- Pick up dates: October 4th - 7th, 2011.
- Reception date: September 13, 2011 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Refreshments will be provided by TUAC.

Current list of Participants: Hazel Cromer, Linda Best, Francis Hauke, Lora Watson, Allen Ellerbee, Anna Mary Ellerbee, Johnnie Ann Gaskill, Jim Davidson, Ann Pasley, Harolyn Castoleberry, Alicia Pastiran, Melba Brown, Gordon Brown, Marcia Fisher, Ellen Tew, Linda Godwin, Stefanie Nix, Jimmy Day, Charles Dukes, Dianne Kelly, Ashley Smith, King Davis, Mary von-Pless Wagner, Bonny Shockley, Yvette Tolson, Bijay Pandey, Malgorzata Florkowska, Fawne DeRosia, Mandi Hadley, Jackie Stokes. (Last updated: August 8th, 2011)

Friday, July 1, 2011

Visions of Old Glory

Five Shutterbugs will be exhibiting:
Brenda Fayard
Ellen Tew
Fawne DeRosia
Johnnie Ann Gaskill
Malgorzata Florkowska

There will be a reception July 9, 6-9p.m. at
A Novel Experience in Zebulon, GA.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

WCGS Meeting Announcement - July 12

The West Central Georgia Shutterbugs are planning a Critique Night for their July 12 monthly meeting in Thomaston. Members are asked to submit images and allow others to comment during the presentation. Guests are welcome to visit at 6:30 pm that evening at the Thomaston-Upson Arts Council. Please come join us for this annual review.

Serenbee Photography Center Open Competition

Ten West Central Georgia Shutterbugs participated as two 5-member teams in the Serenbe Photography Center’s Open Competition on June 11. Our very own Yvette Tolson received a 1st place winner in Category 4. Shutterbugs participating were (left to right): Back row: Beau Gentry, Francis Hauke, Hazel Cromer, and Chadd Morton. Middle row: Bonny Shockley, Linda Godwin, Yvette Tolson, and Margie Lentini. Bottom front: Carol Peck and Dianne Kelly.

Yvette appears with other winners. This is her winning photo.

Monday, June 6, 2011

My Introduction to HDR Photography

Our program chairman, King
Davis, plans to share his initial
experiences doing HDR photography at the next Shutterbugs meeting at 6:30 pm at TUAC. He will show us how to shoot and then process a picture or two so we can see the basic work flow involved in High Dynamic Range photography. So come on out and enjoy this special meeting with us on Tuesday, June 14.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

2011 - Art in the Garden

Three Shutterbugs (Brenda Fayard, Johnnie Ann Gaskill, and Sherry Kunde) participated in the 4th annual “Art in the Garden,” held at the University of Georgia Research and Education Garden, located on West Ellis Road in Griffin. Although it was unseasonably cool and rather windy that day, the event was very enjoyable. The hostesses (UGA Griffin Campus Master Gardeners) served a delicious lunch and gave each participant a potted plant, as they’ve done each year. Following the luncheon, the artists headed back to the area where they had set up a display of their work. Throughout the afternoon, visitors stopped by each exhibit to chat, and artists had opportunity to meet and greet one another. All the while, the beautiful music performed by The Lonesome Road Folk Singers wafted through the air, inspiring visitors and artists to hum/sing along while strolling along garden paths and viewing the lovely plants, sculptures, structures, and water features. Admission was free.

Sunday, May 15, 2011


Beau Gentry contributed photos to accompany an article Back in the Day: The Senoia Story featured in a recent issue of Kitchen Drawer magazine. Great job, Beau! For more info about the magazine, please log onto www.kitchendrawer.net.

Shutterbugs extend congratulations to Shakeira Trice upon her graduation from Gordon College and to Angelica Clayton upon her graduation from Upson-Lee High School. Both have plans to study photography. Shakeria will attend SCAD (Savannah College of Art and Design) and Angelica will attend North GA Technical College.

Fawne DeRosia was one of several area artists invited to exhibit work in the Celebrating Art: Juried Show Winners, Past and Present at Arts Clayton Gallery, located at 136 South Main Street in Jonesboro.

The opening reception for the month-long exhibit was Friday, January 7, 2011, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Then during Arts Clayton’s 10th annual juried art competition, held in February, she received an Honorable Mention for one of her lithographs, entitled Pretty Morgan. Forty-eight Georgia artists of 2 and 3-dimensional disciplines submitted over 150 entries into the competition. Out of the more than 150 entries, 55 dimensional and 9 sculptural works were chosen to be exhibited. Therefore, just having a work juried in (i.e., chosen for the exhibit) is indeed an honor, but to receive an award is even more special. Her photography was also chosen to be exhibited at Allan Vigil Ford Lincoln during the month of May. The exhibit will then move to Barnes and Noble.

Periodically, some of Jan Price’s photos/captions are published in the newspapers. A recent one was on the front page of the March 1, 2011, issue of The Thomaston Times.

King Davis also has photos published in local papers. For example, he recently had a full-page of photos he’d taken at this year’s Distinguished Young Women pageant, formerly known as Junior Miss Pageant.

One of Marcia Fisher’s photos was published in the official 2011 Map of the State of Georgia!

Melba Brown and Harolyn Castleberry recently presented a program to the Kiwanis Club of Thomaston. Through the years, they have spoken to other groups as well.

WCGS Meeting, May 10, 2011

The West Central Georgia Shutterbugs met on Tuesday, May 10th, at 6:30 p.m. at TUAC (Thomaston-Upson Arts Council) Gallery and Gift Shop.

Our speaker was Kathryn Kolb, Executive Director of the Serenbe Photography Center in Palmetto, GA. She explained what Serenbe has to offer photographers, including various workshops, as well as an upcoming photography competition on Saturday, June 11th. She also spoke about her recent personal work. As always, we were able to ask lots of questions!

For more information about Serenbe, please visit http://www.serenbephotographycenter.com/.

For more info about Kathryn and to see samples of her beautiful images, visit http://www.kathrynkolb.com/.

Bonny Shockley and Yvette Tolson listen as Kathryn Kolb answers questions after the meeting. (Photo by Dianne Kelly)

Friday, May 6, 2011

May 10 Shutterbugs meeting

Tuesday evening, May 10, at 6:30 at TUAC in downtown Thomaston GA, the Shutterbugs will have their regular monthly meeting with speaker Kathryn Kolb of Serenbe Photography. There will be time for questions. Please check their website for more information: http://serenbephotographycenter.com/

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Adam Jones in Macon, April 16, 2011

Ten Shutterbugs, along with four guests (family members/friends), gathered in Macon, GA, on Saturday, April 16th, to attend a photography seminar led by Adam Jones, one of Canon’s prestigious Explorers of Light photographers.

The seminar was hosted by the Middle Georgia Camera Club and was well-attended, despite the storms that moved through the area in the wee hours of the morning. Shutterbugs attending were: Dr. Bijay Pandey, Bonny Shockley, Brenda Fayard, Francis Hauke, Harolyn Castleberry, Jackie Stokes, Johnnie Ann Gaskill, Linda Godwin, Sheryl Farr, and Yvette Tolson. Their guests included: Dr. Pandey’s daughter, Dr. Tommy Farr, Sue Turner, and one of Sue’s friends from Perry.

During the presentation, Adam gave these tips, along with many others:

• Take the shot as perfect as possible. Then, you’ll only have to do some very basic editing on the RAW images. By getting the image right in the camera, you’ll avoid becoming a pixel pusher.

• For the best shots, shoot early in the morning and late in the afternoon/evening.

• 80-90% of the time, leave your camera set on aperture priority (AV). If you need a faster shutter speed, adjust the aperture to a lower f/stop number OR, as a last resort, choose a higher ISO number. Since today’s cameras are so sophisticated, there’s really not much need to shoot in the manual mode.

• When shooting, take a test shot and then check the histogram to see if you’ve gotten the exposure right. If not, adjust the AV, ISO, exposure compensation, or fill flash, etc., until the exposure is correct. Then fire away.

• Don’t worry about remembering formulas such as Sunny 16. Just learn what to do to take good pictures, whatever the light, and you will repeatedly get good results.

• Use evaluative metering, most of the time.

• f/11 is usually the sharpest aperture. Use f/16 or higher when you need sharpness front to back in an image, keeping in mind that sharpness falls off (in the distance) as the f/stop number increases.

• In landscapes or other images requiring a great depth of field (DOF, sharpness front to back), use the hyperfocal technique (set your focus on the mid-section of the image).

• When editing photos of people, slide the software’s clarity button to the LEFT rather than to the right.

• When photographing humming birds, spritz a flower with sugar water so you will know where the hummers will land. Then, while you’re waiting for the birds, set your camera for the right exposure and then fire away when the bird appears.

• Three crucial elements of a good photo: subject, lighting, and background.

• Be familiar with your gear.

• Be ready to go at any moment!

Although Adam has lots of equipment, his travel bag always includes Canon cameras and lenses. He takes about 95% of all his shots with either a 70-400 mm, 24-105mm, or a 100-400 mm lens. He also packs a teleconverter, a set of extension tubes, a polarizing circular filter (rather than a neutral density one), and his tripod. He does not use a polarizing filter when photographing wild life because the filter reduces the light, which slows the shutter speed and reduces the f/stop number. However, he highly recommends using a circular polarizer for landscape shots in order to reduce glare, make colors pop, etc. He uses Better Beamer, which attaches to external flashes, like 430EX Speedlite, and projects a stronger (i.e., more tightly focused) beam forward on the subject. This is particularly useful when using a 300+mm lens. For bird photography, Adam recommends a 500 mm lens and a teleconverter.

Adam uses a Helicon filter (provides unlimited depth of field in images already captured). (Do a Google search for the filter. Many sites have free downloads. The filter works with several photo editing softwares you may already own.) He uses Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom, Photomatix, Topaz deNoise, etc. However, he strongly urges everyone to get the image as right as possible in the camera! When using Photomatix, use the fusion method rather than tone mapping. While watching the histogram for each image, pull the highlights toward the middle. Then pull the darks to the middle. Combine all images, as many as it takes.

To view Adam’s beautiful images or to find out about the various photography workshops he leads, log onto www.adamjonesphoto.com.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

April Announcement

In lieu of their April meeting, members of the West Central GA Shutterbugs will travel to Macon on Saturday, April 16th to attend a free seminar hosted by the Middle Georgia Camera Club, www.mgcc.ws. The seminar will be held at Northminster Presbyterian Church, 565 Wimbish Road, in Macon. Adam Jones, an internationally recognized photographer, who is also one of Canon's prestigious Explorers of Light photographers, is scheduled to teach from 9:30 a.m. to noon. The seminar is open to everyone interested in photography, no matter the level of skill or the kind of camera used. To view examples of Adam's images, visit his website; http://www.adamjonesphoto.com/. Shutterbugs will hold their next regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, May 10th, at 6:30 p.m. at the Thomaston-Upson Arts Council (TUAC) Gallery and Gift Shop. As always, visitors will be warmly welcomed. To find out more about the Shutterbugs, visit their blog: http://www.wcgshutterbugs.blogspot.com/.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Congratulations Ellen Tew!

Note: The following article, written by Matt Sharpe, was published in the March 9, 2011, issue of The Upson Beacon on page 11A

Ellen Tew Receives Honorary Membership to Kiwanis

The Kiwanis Club of Thomaston recently added another member to their club, as Ellen Tew was chosen to receive an honorary membership to Kiwanis. Tew is an active member at the Pleasant Valley Church/Be in Health, West Central Georgia Shutterbugs, member and photographer for the Thomaston-Upson Arts Council, the official photographer and photographic historian for the Thomaston-Upson Archives and Upson Historical Society, and the official photographer for the SlowExposures photography exhibition in Concord, GA. Ellen Tew is also the lead photographer for The Upson Beacon. Ellen is originally from Connecticut and has lived in Thomaston for the past 11 years.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Shutterbugs March Meeting Announcement

The West Central Georgia Shutterbugs will hold their March meeting on Tuesday, March 8 at the Thomaston-Upson Arts Ccouncil on the square in Thomaston, Georgia at 6:30 p.m. David Akoubian is coming to present our program. David has been photographing for over 30 years and has compiled a large library of images. He does all types of photography and photographic services, but he specializes in nature. David has a special love of the outdoors and spends a large amount of his time doing outdoor activities. He has been a Georgia resident for over 40 years but travels whenever possible, photographing wherever he visits.David has been working as a nature photographer for many years and has taught workshops with several different companies including the Great American Photography Weekends and the Showcase School. David teaches classes and leads workshops primarily in the southeastern United States. For more information about David please visit his website: http://www.bearwoodsphotography.com/.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

GNPA Annual Expo - January 28-30 at Callaway Gardens

Several Shutterbugs attended the second annual Expo hosted by the Georgia Nature Photographers Association (GNPA) at Callaway Gardens on January 29-30, 2011. Featured speakers were David Middleton and Jim Clark, both highly skilled nature photographers who are nationally known. Once again, Shutterbugs claimed a good share of awards during the photo competition, which was judged by the two speakers. Out of the 30 or so awards presented, five went to Shutterbugs! (That's significant, given the caliber of the judges and the images in the competition.) The Viewer's Choice award went to Anna Mary Ellerbee. Best in Show went to John Quinn, who plans to join Shutterbugs, so we are already claiming him! He also earned an Honorable Mention, as did Jimmy Day, Anna Mary Ellerbee and Johnnie Ann Gaskill.

Approximately 100 photographers registered for the Expo, among them our own Allen and Anna Mary Ellerbee, Jimmy Day, Marcia Fisher, Johnnie Ann Gaskill, Dianne Kelly, Alicia Pastiran and John Quinn. They enjoyed the food, fun, photo shoots, over $1,000.00 in prizes, members' slide show, vendors, free camera inspection and discount cleaning, as well as the photo competition and keynote speakers. In summary: A wonderful time was had by all. Hopefully, even more Shutterbugs will plan to attend the Expo next year.

John Quinn received Best of Show with Dragonfly and Lily. He also received an Honorable Mention in the Macro Category for Lily in Bloom. Anna Mary Ellerbee received Viewer’s Choice for The Gift and an Honorable Mention for Purple Haze. Jimmy Day had an Honorable Mention in the Wildlife Category for Love Bugs. Johnnie Ann Gaskill’s Marred Landscape received an Honorable Mention in the Landscape Category.


Two Shutterbugs, Malgorzata Florkowska and Bonny Shockley, were juried into Arts Clayton – Juried Photography Show and Competition, September 28 – October 29. Arts Clayton is located at 136 S. Main Street, Jonesboro, GA 30236, www.artsclayton.org/gallery. Admission is free; open T-F 9-5pm, Sat 10-4pm. Congratulations!

Monday, January 31, 2011

WCGS Meeting - February 8, 2011

The West Central Georgia Shutterbugs will have their monthly meeting on Tuesday, February 8, at 6:30pm. The Shutterbugs meet at the TUAC office, next to the Ritz Theatre on the square in Thomaston. On schedule for this meeting is a collaborative effort of the club's membership, with several participants giving presentations on the theme "How ya light that?" The WCG Shutterbugs are comprised of photographers of all skill and experience levels, and anyone interested in photography is encouraged to visit.

There will also be a swap/sell at the February meeting. All items need to be plainly identified with current owner and contact info with a tag tied to the item.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Puppy Love 2011

A juried exhibit of unconditional love...

More photographers and images than ever were submitted this year and the show was limited to 35 images. Congratulations to Harolyn Castleberry, James Day, Fawne DeRosia, Malgosia Florkowska and Dianne Kelly who had photographs selected for exhibit at the 2011 February Puppy Love show at A Novel Experience in Zebulon. Gary Gruby and Tony Cassadonte, this year's jurors, will judge the show and hang the ribbons before the reception on Saturday evening, February 5 from 6:30-9 pm. Come on out, bring friends and family and enjoy hot dogs on the grill!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

January 18, 2011 Shutterbugs Meeting Announcement

The WCGS monthly meeting that was to be held on January 11 was postponed due to the continuing inclement weather and is now scheduled for Tuesday, January 18 at 6:30 pm at the Social Hall of the Thomaston First Methodist Church (across from the hospital). Our speaker is Lynne Barta and she will be sharing about "The Art of Seeing in Photography."

Monday, January 10, 2011

January 11, 2011 Meeting Postponed

The West Central Georgia Shutterbugs monthly meeting that was to be held on January 11 will be postponed due to the continuing inclement weather in our local area and in the interest of the safety of all our members. We are trying to make arrangements to hold the meeting next Tuesday or Thursday. Please be flexible with your calendar next week and join us when the weather is a little more cooperative. We will follow up when a date is confirmed.