April 2016 meeting
nicole tyler, speaker
topic: professional business portraits
Based in Atlanta, Nicole Tyler is a Professional Portrait Photographer and Instructor of Photography. Specializing in Business Head shots, Personal and Fashion portraits, Nicole has years of experience in the field with lighting styles that are bold, simple, true and classic.
Running a client-focused business & believing that great creativity often is the result of team effort, she works closely with every client to create a Dynamic & Custom Portrait Session. She understands that most people don't like having their photo taken or feel 'non-photogenic' and, with a little 'magic', ALWAYS delivers images that they love. www.nicole-tyler.com
March 2016 MEETING - SPECIAL OFFSITE MEETING & Exhibition RECEPTION AT ATLANTA-FULTON CENTRAL LIBRARY
Time: 2:00 - 4:00 PM
Location: One Margaret Mitchell Square
Atlanta, GA 30303
Please join us for our monthly meeting on March 13th. Our speaker will be Melissa Golden. Melissa Golden lives in Atlanta, but she isn’t really from anywhere in particular. Her nomadic childhood, courtesy of the United States military, has led to a life marked by continuous change, renewal and wanderlust. Her work is influenced by all the places she’s called home at some point- the brazen oddity and beauty of Southern California, the tradition of the Deep South, the storm light of rural Florida, the heady intrigue of the Middle East and the stiff formality of the District of Columbia. She may not know where she’s going next, but her pictures help her to keep track of where she’s been.
Her clients include Fast Company, Bloomberg Business Week, ESPN Magazine, CNN, Variety, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and PepsiCo among others.
To learn more about this artist, please visit her website at: http://www.melissagolden.com/
February 2016 MEETING
Elizabeth Chappell, SPEAKER
Please join us for our monthly meeting on February 10th. Our speaker will be the history making photojournalist, Ms. Elizabeth Chappell. Elizabeth is a documentarian, who uses her camera to capture and chronicle the lives of refugees in war-torn Syria. She has traveled to the ISIS-surrounded city to meet the refugees and their defenders, the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG). She thoughtfully asserted there is something “very spiritual” about Kobani, which had ninety percent of its buildings destroyed. Outmanned and outgunned, she says, the Kurds should not have defeated ISIS, but succeeded after several months of fighting (and US-led Coalition support). She even survived a Turkish jail for a time.
An exhibition of Chappell’s photos will be held at a date to be determined in 2016 at Mousa Fine Art as part of a fundraiser for Syrian refugees. Plans for a documentary are in the works. Please click the links below to learn more about this artist:
January 2016 MEETING
Tony Casadonte, SPEAKER
Please join us for the first meeting of the year which will be held off campus at Lumiere, hosted by Tony Casadonte. In his presentation, Tony will discuss two American photographers: Imogen Cunningham and Berenice Abbott.
Please click below to learn more about these artists.
NOVEMBER 2015 MEETING
Sarah Durning, Speaker
Photography NOW: Who's buying, what are they buying, and how can I sell more art?
The business of photography has changed rapidly with the explosion of art fairs, online galleries and auctions, while traditional galleries are closing doors left and right. Sarah will talk about the three legs of our business - galleries and exhibitions, art fairs,and online sales - in addition to the trends that are driving photography sales lately. Additionally, she will discuss how artists can market their work and themselves to improve sales.
Sarah will also critique your work and give feedback about selling them in the marketplace. If you would like to participate in the critique, please bring 6 to 10 .jpg images on a thumb drive and/or prints with you to the meeting for review.
For more information on our speaker, please go to: www.jacksonfineart.com
OCTOBER 2015 MEETING
Lucinda Bunnen, Speaker
SEPTEMBER 2015 MEETING
Phil Bekker, Speaker
Terrell Clark, Speaker
WIF is excited to have Terrell Clark as our speaker for August. Please visit his website at www.terrellclark.com, and read his comments below about his presentation.
"A view via photographs will explore two on-going photographic series I'm currently engaged with: The Barrel Gang and Chinatowns.
The Barrel Gang photographic series seeks to distill elements that lead to healthy community building. Invited to come closer to the fire, I immediately became aware of community actualizing. Dubbed, The Barrel Gang, this daily gathering of friends, family and neighbors in Meridian, Mississippi, highlights core tenants of community building: self respect, group respect, passion and concern. Illuminated and warmed during the cold winter months by an oil barrel filled with burning wood, these individuals descend on a vacant lot between two homes on Hooper street for an exchange of dialogue, fire-side banter, games of horseshoe, grilling and simply enjoying each other's company. But as I get closer via my camera and viewfinder I witness and experience more. There are undertones of mutual respect for one's desires, dreams and ideas that set the overall tone for each evening's gathering. As various conversations ensue that make up a collective whole, I quickly come to realize that solid community foundations are built on such gatherings as these.
Chinatowns photographic series finds me in a very exploratory mode. I'm interested and intrigued by the energy that exists in the various Chinatowns in this country. With coverage in New York City, New York, Boston, Massachusetts and Washington D.C, I take an informed view of what makes each Chinatown unique and vibrant. Street photography in Chinatowns really takes on a multifaceted dimension. As I seek to tell the everyday visual narrative of a people on the move, I'm both a student of culture and a self-guided teacher of photography, learning from my own efforts in an attempt to use the medium of photography to transcend language and cultural barriers. From quaint teashops to garment merchants, this series affords the viewer a front row seat to the everyday theatrical unfolding of Chinatowns here in the United States of America."
JULY MEETING SUBJECT: Photo Critique
Ann Clancy, Reviewer DATE: July 8
In conjunction with Atlanta Celebrates Photography, we are preparing
for our annual WIF Juried Exhibit at Mason Fine Art Gallery (formerly
Mason-Murer) with a photo critique. Please bring in up to six images
(on thumb drive or prints), and two will be selected to be reviewed and
Ann Clancy has been a teacher of photography in the St. Louis and Atlanta area for over 40 years, with a Master of Education and Master of Fine Arts with a specialization in Photography. In addition to studying with Ansel Adams, she has participated in workshops and classes with renowned photographers Paul Caponigno, Roy DeCarva, Ernst Haas, Paul Kohn, Bob Kolebrenner, Katie Knight and Shinidi Kumanomido. During the summer of 2003, she participated in a workshop with Jonathan Bailey with the emphasis on GP-1 split toning and Mordancage. In the year 2005, Ms. Clancy took part in a workshop with Les McLean, a renowned teacher and photographer from Great Britain where the emphasis was on split printing.
Most recently Ms. Clancy participated in an HDR workshop with Dan Burkholder, a renowned practitioner of that technique.
JUNE MEETING at Showcase on June 10
Bob Fitzgibbons, Technical Director and "expert of all things imaging," will be providing a hands-on presentation in the studio area of the Showcase store. He will be discussing new lighting equipment such as LED's, TTL portable strobes and light modifiers such as octaboxes and eye lighters. Bring your camera as you can try out the equipment first hand as well get a headshot or two.
Light refreshments will be served starting at 6:30 PM.
In addition Ms. Clancy has been a guest lecturer and judge at various camera clubs in both Atlanta and St. Louis. She was chosen to be a part of the juror committee for the Atlanta Dogwood Festival for the 2004 and 2007 season. The year 2007 also included being a juror for the Virginia Highlands Art Festival and the Atlanta Arts Festival.
At the present time she is a photography instructor at The Spruill Center for the Arts. Teaching basic, intermediate and advanced darkroom skills. In the most recent years she has been offering classes in the use of digital cameras, both basic and intermediate sessions. This also includes learning to use Infrared techniques with digital equipment. In addition she also offers workshops and classes in advance photography classes, toning techniques (both basic and exotic), fabric printing and mounting and presentation of photographs.
Ms. Clancy has been a winner of several nationally published newspaper sponsored photographic contests and had the honor of being the Best of Show winner at the St. Louis Artist Guild yearly exhibition. She has had several one Woman Shows and is shown frequently with other artists in the Atlanta area. Her most recent show was a 50 year review presented during Atlanta Celebrates Photography.
Larry Winslett, Speaker
SUBJECT: Macro & Close-Up Photography
DATE: May 6
Chip Simone, Speaker
50-years of Reflection in Photography
DATE: April 8
Marilyn Suriani's 35-year career has produced world class images, stunning documentaries, and highly coveted fine art. Her work can be found in the permanent collections of museums, corporations, private individuals, and in high profile public spaces including two commissioned permanent exhibits at Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.
Marilyn has been awarded numerous grants to produce her many documentary studies including the Storefront Churches project featuring small urban non-corporate congregations. Some of these images are in the permanent collection of the High Museum of Art. The Women's Prison documentary, another grant-funded project, focuses on the women and life inside.
Dancing Naked in the Material World, Suriani's photo documentary of exotic dancers, received unanimous praise by critics, the Philadelphia Inquirer calling it "fine urban anthropology". The book and a New York City gallery exhibit of the photos resulted in several interviews, including National Public Radio, the New York Press (syndicated nationally) and a show dedicated to the book on Sally Jesse Raphael. Images from this work were displayed in the "Deep South" exhibition at the International Festival of Arles, France, curated by Gilles Mora, with such notables as Eudora Welty, William Christenberry, and Bruce Davidson.
Current and ongoing studies include her popular Waterscapes series, Natural Selections, Self Portrait (coming to terms with aging and mortality using a conceptual approach), and a 30-year documentary of South Philadelphia, the city of Marilyn's roots.
Limiting belief systems are the biggest blocks to human potential. In this talk Craig shatters the beliefs and myths that surround the idea of creativity. In addition to powerful stories based on direct experience about moving past his own creative limits, Craig include in this talk many highly practical steps that anyone can take to go beyond personal limits and move with purpose and confidence towards seemingly unreachable goals.
Rob Knight has been a professional artist in Atlanta, Georgia for over twenty years. He is a photographer, educator and an award-winning tattoo artist. He is also an Adobe Certified Expert in Photoshop Lightroom, and an experienced Lightroom instructor. Rob enjoys teaching photography subjects from basic Composition to High Dynamic Range (HDR) techniques and hybrid photography. He is also part of the LUMIX Luminary Team, a group of photography professionals and enthusiasts selected and sponsored by Panasonic as ambassadors for the brand. Please visit:www.robknightphotography.com for more information.
Billy Howard is a documentary photographer, writer and videographer and a 2011-2012 Rosalynn Carter Fellow in Mental Health Journalism. Recent projects include an exhibit on people with HIV/AIDS with The Smithsonian Institute Folklife Festival; two group exhibits with Vogue Italia in Milan, Italy; contributions to documentaries for Frontline and HBO; featured interview on CNN’s photoblog; and an exhibit on the blind and visually impaired, Blind/Sight: Conversations with the Visually Inspired, which is currently on tour.
He produced the first full length photographic book on people with HIV/AIDS, Epitaphs for the Living: Words and Images in the Time of AIDS, and has documented global health and poverty issues for the CDC, CARE and the Carter Center. He has received grants from the Southern Arts Federation/National Endowment for the Arts, The Elizabeth Firestone Foundation, Georgia Council for the Arts and others and received an honorary Doctor of Literature Degree from St. Andrews College in North Carolina.
The late actor and activist Christopher Reeve said of his work: “What Howard sees through his lens again and again is the amazing resiliency of the human spirit.”
To see more of Billy's work, please visit his website at www.billyhoward.com.
For the last 20 years, Kathryn Kolb has focused her energy on fine art photography of natural forms and landscapes, as well as educating about the rich, diverse ecosystems of the Southeast and environmental stewardship. Her fine art photographs are found in significant public and private collections as well as national and international venues.
In addition to being a fine art photographer, Kathryn is a Master Naturalist and is new Director of EcoAddendum, leading naturalist walks, giving educational talks and workshops in photography and in understanding native ecosystems in both urban greenspaces and regional wildlands.
Kathryn is known for a meticulous compositional style in her photograph and is engaged in exploring and articulating the relationships between fine art and natural forms and the geometries and science they have in common.
To see her photographs, bio and artist's statement, see KathrynKolb.com.
Ross Oscar Knight is a trusted member of the Professional Photographers of America and his images have appeared in various media outlets across the globe. Notably, CNN, Oprah Winfrey, HGTV, the NBA, Forbes and Essence have featured his work. Also, 20th Century Fox and Lifetime Television have expressed interest in his photo documentaries. His current fine art exhibits titled, Beauty in the Face of Destruction and Everyday Life India, are touring the U.S. In 2014, he published his first book containing selections of his work from the past 10 years. Ross and his wife, Brandi, reside in metro Atlanta with their daughter, Addison, and their Weimaraner, Bauer. To read more about Ross, please go to www.rossoscarknight.com.
Photographer, physician, author, inventor. A unique talent among professional photographers, Mark's photographic experience spans over 40 years.
In 2004 he became a contributing photographer for Nikon, was featured in Nikon World Magazine, and regularly shoots for Nikon advertising. HIs images have won awards internationally and placements are as diverse as commercial ads, magazine covers, textbooks, action sports publications, and corporate installations. Recent accolades include selection for the 2012 Nikon World calendar and cover / featured photographer in the Nov 2011 issue of Photoshop User magazine. An international public speaker for clients including NIkon, Hewlett-Packard and X-rite, his inspirational presentations touch audiences worldwide. Whether hanging backwards out of a race car at speed, hovering inches from a surgical field in the operating room, or chest deep in water chasing a windsurfer, he finds unique combinations of subject and light. Mark also teaches photography and digital technique, working with Pop Photo magazine as a Nikon Mentor for the Mentor Series Worldwide Treks. If all this sounds like something you'd read in a "how to" book for a second career, you'd be right. Author Tony Luna was so impressed by Mark's passion and evolving photo career that Mark is subject matter in his book on re-inventing yourself in the arts.
Mark's love for travel and unique eye combine to produce stunning graphic photos with bold rich color. Always ready to pack his camera bag, travels to the four corners of the compass provide ever changing backdrops in which he finds inspiration.