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

Thursday, April 28, 2011

On the Flint With Peter Essick

Photography by Peter Essick, Frazier Island
June 4 -- spend the day with National Geographic environmental photographer, Peter Essick.  Spend the day on a shoot at several beautiful locations on the Flint River.  Georgia Conservancy hosts and senior VP Allie Kelly will brief the group during lunch on key river conditions and issues.  Your photographs could be selected to helg the conservancy in its effort to stop the proposed damming of the Flint.  This is an SPC "Eye on the World" workshop.

For the past 23 years, Peter Essick has worked as a free lance photographer.  His main client has been National Georgraphic magazine.  Essick has produced more than 30 stories for the magazine on a variety of topics. 

June 11 is the 1st Annual Serenbe Photography Center Open Competition.  The competition is in scavenger hunt format and open to all photographers -- sign up as an individual or a group. 

Click the links above to learn more and register for these events. 
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Thursday, April 21, 2011

Spring Photography Events

If you talk to photographers in Atlanta they will tell you that fall -- and particularly October -- is a heavy photography time in the area.  That is very true -- Atlanta Celebrates Photography cranks up all over during late September through October.  If you think that not much happens during the spring -- then you need to check around.

Saturday April 23 at 11am is the closing event for the Steven Lawson exhibit, Motion Pictures: Change by Degrees at Lumiere Gallery.  This event concludes at noon giving those interested time to attend the Kerry Skarbakka/Michael Rooks event at Hagedorn Gallery.

Saturday April 30 at 11 am is another event at Lumiere; Motion Pictures: Equilibrium, photography by John Kolkin opens with the artist's talk.  Following this event, at Dogwood Gallery in Tyrone, at the Nature Undisturbed exhibit is a panel discussion on collecting photography moderated by Susan Todd-Raque.  The panel includes Lucinda Bunnen, Kathryn Kolb, and Brett Abbott.

Viewing photography, attending artists' talks, and listening to a panel can inspire any photographer to get out and make some photos.  Also inspiring is the line up of workshops at Serenbe Photography Center during the next few weeks.  If you are a beginner there is a class for you.  If Lightroom is something you are interested in but you need a bit of instructions -- we have a class.  There is even something for those adventurous printers -- printing on acrylic or aluminum.  Or, if you still love the darkroom, how about learning the fine art of the black and white print?  These are just the offerings through May at the center.  Check out the website for these and more.  Call or email the center if you have any questions.

Friday, April 15, 2011


Before we get into the blog there are a couple announcements:
  • Save the Date -- June 11, First Annual Serenbe Photography Center Open Competition
  • the color processor is up and running now through April 20, contact Stephen at the Center to schedule a print time.
  • Opening Reception for Nature Undisturbed is April 16 at 6pm -- Dogwood Gallery in Tyrone, GA.
With photography you are only as good as your print.  In a digital world, many people see your photography on a screen prior to seeing it in print form.  Do your prints live up to your digital image?  How many times have you seen a photo online or on a friend's computer -- then when you see the actual print it is not as good, crisp, color correct, etc.

When you turn over your printing to another source you are giving up a bit of control.  Your print is your reputation and representation to the public.  In order to assure the best is out there -- you have to have complete trust in your printer or do it yourself. 

Many photographers shy away from the do-it-yourself because they have a small size home printer or have had problems with color calibration between their home printer and their computer.  It can be frustrating to spend a lot of time printing photos and have nothing to show for it because you are not happy with any of your prints.  It is just as frustrating to spend a lot of money and time uploading them to an online source and when you received them days later -- the color is not correct.

Check out the printing information at Serenbe Photography Center.  After a quick tutorial, you can print up to very large size prints on your own -- making sure the color and contrast are correct.  Call the Center at 770-463-9098 to learn about the orientation opportunities.

Also -- check out Alex Neely's workshop, A Day of Lightroom.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Spring Happenings at Serenbe Photography Center

Digital Photography for Beginners still has spaces left -- sign up today online.  If you have always wanted to take better photos and to know more about how your camera works, this is the class for you.  Thursday evenings in May and the cost is only $100 for 4 sessions. 

Spend a day in the lab and learn about printing on acrylic (morning) and aluminum (afternoon).  John Clemmer will share with you his knowledge gained through trial and error experiments in printing.  These techniques are so fun and unique!

Just added -- and sure to fill quickly -- Haunted Savannah Weekend!  October 14 through 16 -- this workshop is just in time for Halloween. 

Last call today for Train Your Vision with Tom England.  Call now to get in this class -- a full day!

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