Monday, February 20, 2012

Bonnie Gehling to Present Program on March 13th

During her presentation, she will teach attendees how to become the “boss” of their cameras, rather than having to rely on the camera to make decisions for them. She will show how the photographer’s choices of the three elements in the “Exposure Triangle” (aperture, shutter speed, and ISO) dramatically impact images. Understanding such settingsalong with depth of field, helps photographers create the images they envision, while feeling at ease as they make decisions that result in more creative photos.

Bonnie is very committed to teaching, having spent the last 37 years teaching at the elementary, high school, and university level before retiring in 2008. She spent the last 17 years teaching in Houston County and the last four years creating a photography curriculum and teaching photography classes in Byron and Perry. For information, visit her and/or contact her at

She’s very passionate about photography and thinks shooting for fun is very relaxing and can be a neat “get-a-way.” Although she has won awards with her photography, that is not her goal. “I just want to enjoy the photo shoots, to teach others to enjoy photography, and to share with my new friends what I know about cameras.”

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Shutterbugs Hold Meet Up

On Thursday, February 9, 2012, these nine Shutterbugs participated in a meet up at the Village Photography Shoppe in Barnesville: Carlotta VanHouten, Charles Dukes, Glenda VanHouten, Frank Tarpley, Johnnie Ann Gaskill, Harvey Melvin, Melba Brown, Phyllis Dyche, and Yvette Tolson. They enjoyed getting acquainted with Bill Hallada and his son Will and hearing them explain about the different kinds of printers and equipment used to print images on paper, as well as various other surfaces, such as: ceramic tiles, auto tags, buttons, T-shirts, etc. The Halladas also answered questions asked by the Shutterbugs. Of particular interest to some of the attendees was the well-equipped portrait studio that can be rented by portrait photographers.

This meet up was the first one held by the Shutterbugs, but there will be more! Watch for details! Meet ups, held at various places and hosted by various members, provide lots of benefits, including:
(1)    An opportunity for members to get to know each other better during these informal meet ups
(2)    An opportunity to go places together and to photograph subjects that may or may not be of interest to the entire club. (Ex. Going to a sports event to take “action shots” or to a restaurant to practice “food photography,” etc.)
(3)    An opportunity to learn more about cameras and gear (and photography, in general) while shooting alongside more experienced shooters.

Photos by Johnnie Ann Gaskill, convener of the meet up