Tim Grey of GreyLearning will present a webinar to the PSC on Thursday, January 21, 2021 at 7:00 p.m on “Workflow Tips for Lightroom Classic and Photoshop”.
November 19 Meeting 7pm
David has been a photographer since 1972 when his father presented him with his first camera, but his career in photography started in 1992. David learned his craft originally as a painter and from his father who shares his love of nature and photography. Early in his career he traveled with, learned from and taught beside some of the masters of nature photography including John Shaw, Art Wolfe, Galen Rowell, Bryan Peterson, Pat O’Hara, and Rod Planck. David has been teaching photography since 1993 in the classroom and leading workshops around the United States, Iceland, and the Galapagos. David currently presents at many camera clubs across Georgia, as well as leading workshops across the United States and Internationally.
David’s clients include, but are not limited to, Coca Cola, PNC Bank, Tamron, Angels on Horseback, the Mountain Conservation Trust of Georgia, Lensbaby, The Nature Conservancy, Scholastic Books, and Gibbs Gardens. His photographs and articles have appeared in publications such as Nature Photographer, Audubon Magazine, Blue Ridge Country, Birder’s World, Outdoor Photographer, Backpacker Magazine, Shutterbug and many local publications. His work has appeared in several feature books, calendars, as well as in instructional guides. David has been designated a Tamron Image Master and Sirui Tripod Ambassador.
Kathryn Northcott lives in Onarga, Illinois, where she is known as “The Picture Lady.” She has been a photographer since the 6th grade. She owns Portrait Place Studios, in Onarga. An excerpt from her bio:
“Portrait Place Studio / After Dark Artistry provides photographic services for the discriminating client.
Photography literally means to Paint with Light. Your images are made singular by the manipulation of light – knowing how light behaves and using it to specifically create something special, rather than just relying on natural light wherever outdoors. Portrait Place is a full service studio with dozens of backgrounds & sets in an indoor location.”
Her presentation for the Photographic Society of Chattanooga, October 15, 2020 (online Zoom presentation) at 7:00pm Eastern time, will be on “After Dark Artistry”, the process of “painting with light. ” This is one presentation you don’t want to miss!!
I encourage you to visit her websites:
ATTENTION ALL PSC MEMBERS
(Dateline: September 2, 2020)
Once again I find myself in the position of having to cancel our monthly meeting for September, 2020. And again, if this seems premature, it is to allow time for it to get into the newsletter. St. John United Methodist still has no plans to reopen in the near future. In addition, Governor Lee’s executive orders limiting large group meetings are still in effect through at least August 29, 2020. More importantly, the case rate, number of hospitalizations, number of ICU admissions, and deaths continue to increase in Hamilton County and even surrounding areas. As important as photography is to me, the health and safety of our members are even more important.
We had a successful online meeting with Lin Prabish presenting on July 23, and Bob Blevins is working on trying to arrange another online speaker for August. Nothing is confirmed yet, and even if he arranges a program it may or may not be on our normal meeting night and time. We’ll have to let everyone know details via a mass email if and when details are final.
I hope everyone is keeping up with the newsletter, website, and Facebook page and you are finding other ways to fuel your photography passion in this difficult time. There have been several recent newsletter articles that may give you some ideas and inspiration.
I don’t take canceling these meetings lightly, and I feel like the Grinch each and every time I have to write one of these notices. I really miss seeing my fellow photographers in person. This can’t and won’t last forever, it just feels like it.
Mickey Rountree, President
Lin has been drawing since she was two years old; it was the only way her parents could keep her still while in church. A pencil would keep her drawing for hours! In the 1960’s she began painting portraits, signs, billboards, race cars and her father’s pickup trucks. In the 1970’s she acquired her first 35mm camera, a Nikon EM. It was true love! Advancing to more manual cameras, Lin’s imagination and creative juices flowed. She opened her photography studio in 1975, Photography by Lin. Joining groups like Professional Photographers America, Associated Professional Photographers of Illinois and Professional Photographers Association of Northern Illinois gave her encouragement and knowledge needed to become a successful photographer. Her work in the 1980s combined painting with photography. 1990’s she was developing new techniques, that caught the eye of the Kodak company. Kodak sponsored Lin to speak and teach other photographers her technique “Lin’s Touch”.
The local college contacted her to design a new photography lab and share her skills and knowledge with their students. She taught part-time for 9 years, this gave her a break from busy days in her studio. Although no longer in an academic setting Lin continues to share her techniques and encourage aspiring photographers and artists in a workshop and private settings.
Lin will take you through the steps of how she creates Fine Art. She will tear apart the PS steps and any others in her process. You will be guided through the legal and just being polite steps. It is all about going the extra mile and breaking rules when necessary. You need to know the rules before you can break the rules! How you approach people is important, respecting their rights and guarding yours. You will see before and after the product, some on-screen and some to touch. She will review with us the vendors she uses and how she presents her ﬁnal product to the public.