About SPC

Serenbe Photography Center is located in the Serenbe Community a short drive south of Atlanta.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Fall Colors in the Chattahoochee Hill Country

Join National Geographic photographer Peter Essick for a seasonal photo tour of the beautiful Chattahoochee Hill countryside in and near Serenbe Community. This is an SPC “Eye on the World” workshop.

Sturgeon River #2, Peter Essick
National Geographic contract photographer Peter Essick leads this tour of the beautiful Chattahoochee Hill Country in and near Serenbe Community.  Essick shares his seasoned approach to bringing a compelling story home in images, from becoming educated about the special or unique natural and cultural details of the landscape to technical photographic capture expertise - all a part of making meaningful photographs under field conditions.

This workshop is a part of SPC's '"Eye on the World" series, and your photographs could be selected to help protect and preserve the less-travelled beauty of the Chattahoochee River corridor landscape south of Atanta.  November 6 from 8am to 5pm, $195 (includes lunch) limit 12.  For more information call 770-463-9098 or email questions to info@serenbephotographycenter.com

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Pinpoint & Sandfly, Georgia with J.D. Scott

When October 29th, 2010 4:00 PM through October 31st, 2010 3:00 PM
Event Fee $ 450.00 includes all meals and lodging dbl occ. cabin rooms
$ 425.00 includes all meals and tent camping

Location Pinpoint & Sandlfy, GA (near Savannah)
limited 8-10 students

Pinpoint and Sandfly are historic African American small-town communities near Savannah, Georgia, currently at risk from regional growth and development pressures. Georgia Conservancy works to protect these and other threatened communities throughout Georgia through their Blueprints for Successful Communities Program. Accomplished documentary and editorial photographer JD Scott works with students in real world assignment settings with community leaders and other residents to create meaningful photographic images that tell the story of people and place. These photographs will record and preserve the cultural heritage of Pinpoint and Sandfly, many of whose residents trace their ancestry through Georgia’s coastal Gullah/Gechee culture. Students’ photographs may be selected to be used by Georgia Conservancy to advocate for the protection of these communities or in a documentary photography exhibit. This is an SPC “Eye on the World” workshop.

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Overnight Lodging Available

For more information call 770-463-9098 or email questions to info@serenbephotographycenter.com

About the Instructor

J.D. Scott has worked for over 20 years as a professional photographer; based in Atlanta he specializes in creating evocative photographs in the studio and on location around the world for advertising, corporate, editorial, healthcare and social institutions. Among his advertising and corporate clients include Accenture, Coca-Cola, Earthlink, GlaxoSmithKline, IBM, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, St. Joseph’s Hospital, American Cancer Society,, Duke University, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Boston Pops, and The Alliance Theater. Editorial credits include the New York Times, USA Today, Ebony Magazine, Los Angeles Times, and National Geographic, among others.

J.D. is also passionate about documenting the work of organizations that benefit the world, locally and globally, to help bring their efforts to the attention of a wider audience.  Internationally, these have included CARE, The Carter Center, the Synergos Institute, and World Vision, with a host of assignments abroad, especially in Africa. Shortly after 9/11, J.D. was part of an expedition into a remote part of the Sahara Desert in West Africa that was organized by the U.S. Ambassador to Niger to highlight areas and people seldom seen by Americans.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Public Art & Photography

Lisa Tuttle leads this discussion of many innovative and successful ways photography can be used in public art projects - from inspiring examples to suggested approaches to your projects. Co-presented by Fulton County Public Art Program and the Foundation Center-Atlanta.
How can you as a photographer undertake a public art project? Join us for a presentation of local, national and international public art projects – both temporary and long-term – which incorporate lens-based art in innovative ways.  The visual presentation will be followed by a panel discussion among photographers, artists who use photography, curators and administrators about public art practice and photography.  Learn about some of the opportunities, resources, materials and vendors available to photographers in the public art field.

Panelists Bios:
Matt Haffner: Artist/Photographer
Matt Haffner began as a street photographer and now creates site-specific works of art using graffiti techniques, wheat paste, drawing, and photography. He was the recipient of the 2006 Atlanta Celebrates Photography project award, the 2007 Forward Arts Foundation Emerging Artist of the Year award, and the 2008 Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia (MOCA GA) Working Artist Award. He received his MFA from Tyler School of Art, Temple University, and is currently an Assistant Professor of Photography at Kennesaw State University.
Annette Brown: Photographer
Annette Brown is a photographer who specializes in music and entertainment photography. Her work has been exhibited at the Mobile Museum of Art, Alabama; the Tubman Museum, Macon, Georgia; and the Grammy Museum in New York. In 2010, through the Fulton County Public Art Mentorship Program, Ms. Brown was an apprentice to the artist Stuart Keeler as he completed a public art commission for the Justice Center Tower Atrium in downtown Atlanta.
Anne Lambert Tracht: Art Consultant
Anne Lambert Tracht is a partner in ConsultArt, Inc with her mother and colleague, Marianne Lambert. She handles all corporate art consulting projects. Her recent projects have included art purchases for Bass Berry & Sims, Cousins Properties, Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith, and King & Spalding. 
Anne Archer Dennington:  Executive Director, Flux Projects
In 2009, Anne Dennington became the first Executive Director of Flux Projects, a new organization founded to support artists in creating innovative temporary public art throughout Atlanta.  Dennington was previously the Executive Director of Atlanta Celebrates Photography (ACP), and she started the ACP Public Art Program in 2004.  She has also served on the board of directors of MPAC (Metropolitan Public Art Coalition) and was a member of the City of Atlanta’s Public Art Advisory Committee (PAAC).
 Free workshop, (reservations required by October 21) Box lunch cost ($10),

To RSVP, make box lunch reservations, questions or further information, contact Fulton County Public Art Program, Lisa Tuttle, 404-612-5780 lisa.tuttle@fultoncountyga.gov    http://www.fultonarts.org/, visit our website or call our office at SPC - 770-463-9098

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Digital Photography for Beginners

For four Thursdays beginning in October(21, 28) and November(4, 11) take your camera off of auto and learn about aperture and shutter speed.   Donna Rosser will help you see what changing ISO, white balance, and exposure value can do for you. Taking control of your camera gives you more artistic freedom to create the images you are looking for. Also included in this series of classes is information on gear; lenses, filters, etc. and how to compose for more interest.

Believe it or not – taking your camera off of auto will not cause it to explode. Begin to see what all the settings on the camera can do for you to create the images you are seeking.
Learn about the camera and also learn about what lenses do for you. What is a zoom? What is a prime?
Filter selection can also create a better photo when you know a little about what they can do.
The class will also introduce you to other gear – tripods, monopods, reflectors, diffusers, macro
attachments and more.
This class is for the beginner who needs that little extra encouragement taking the leap to more manual photography. You will need to bring your camera with you to each class along with the manual. Yes, it is true, you need to read the manual.
Class is each Thursday evening in October (21st through November 11th) from 7PM to 9PM. You will have weekly assignments to work through the material presented in the class.   There is still time to sign up.  Click this link for more information and to sign up for the class.