September competition meeting held September 12th to accommodate folks traveling during the Labor Day holidays.
FYI: Sat-Mon, 3-5 Sep. Labor Day weekend.
Mon, 5 Sep. Social Media. Monthly Photo Challenge. All club members will receive an email detailing the challenge topic and the hyperlink to upload their photos to our club’s Facebook page album. The Photo Challenge is not competitive but gives members and visitors an opportunity to challenge themselves with a specific theme and receive helpful, constructive feedback from fellow club members. All are welcome.
Mon, 5 Sep, 3 PM. Competition: Deadline for Digital Image Submissions: General Theme: Taken with a Smartphone (no editing other than the Smartphone’s editing software). Submit your digital entries with the required competition forms via email: email@example.com. Club members only.
FYI: Tue-Wed 6-7 Sep, 10 AM- 4 PM: August Exhibition Photos Pickup atthe Art Place- Mountain View on 3330 Sandy Plains Rd, Marietta, GA 30066. August club exhibitors.
Mon, 12 Sep, 7 PM. Competition: Theme: Taken with a Smartphone. Join us for our in-person Competition meeting at Sewell Mill Library, 2051 Lower Roswell Rd, Marietta, GA 30068. After the meeting, we’ll meet up in a local restaurant for more social time. All are welcome.
Sat-Sun, 17-18 Sep, (time varies). Field Trip: JapanFest. Up to 10 (volunteer in advance) photographers a day will have free access to photograph this memorable festival. This is eye-opening for the culture, food, music, performances, and the attendees in their favorite costumes.
Club members can sign up here to volunteer for Saturday or Sunday and receive a free admission. Please note that free tickets for volunteering for Saturday are going fast. Questions? Contact Pat Fahey cell/text: 4042344157 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Club members only.
Mon, 19 Sep, 7 PM. Presentation Evening. Join our evening’s Zoom Educational Presentation. Please note that our Presentation Evenings will remain Zoom meetings through the end of the year. All are welcome to attend the Zoom meeting here.
Tue, 20 Sep, 7 PM. New Members: CPS Welcome/New Member Zoom Orientation. Dee Dee Bonesteel, Welcome Chair, welcomes our newest members to learn about our club resources and review the process to compete in our club’s competition. Q&A time is included. The Zoom meeting URL will be emailed to all new club members.
Thu, 22 Sep, 4:30 PM. Field Trip: Event Photography in Rome. Marge Kinder, a club member, asked if club members could come up to Rome to photograph a “Tailgate Party and Kickball Game: “Kicking Back against Parkinson’s” that recognizes people living with Parkinson’s. This will be a fun time with plenty of food for all. The event takes place next to the Braves Stadium (in Rome). Here’s a chance for us to help others with a skill we know better than most: photography. More information on the RSVP/signup soon. All are welcome.
Sat, 24 Sep, 1 PM. Learning Workshop: Food Photography. Join us for a basic Food Photography 101, featuring food you bring! We’ll have a refrigerator to keep food refrigerated. YouTube videos for food photography will be sent the work week before the session. Please note a different library: West Cobb Regional Library at 1750 Dennis Kemp Ln NW, Kennesaw, GA 30152, USA. Cost of admission: Bring a food item to photograph and any table items (plate, tableware, napkin, placemat, to complete the photograph). We’ll all photograph each other’s selected food setups during the three-hour session BUT you can only submit your food photograph. Club members only.
Mon, 26 Sep, 3 PM. Competition: Deadline for Digital Image Submissions: Food. Submit your digital entries with the required competition forms via email: email@example.com. Club members only.
Mon, 26 Sep, 7 PM. Learning Workshop: Learning Photoshop’s Frequency Separation. An intermediate Photoshop technique, Melissa Moody will help us learn a very handy technique to improve your important portraits. This technique blows away the Healing Brush and Stamp tool for perfect retouching. Come watch, learn, ask questions, and see how you can apply Photoshop’s frequency separation to your important photographs. Note: This was a subject I thought was too hard to learn; however, with a quick Zoom one-on-one, Melissa helped me add this technique to my Photoshop skills. Club members only to attend the Zoom meeting here.
Future Activities and Events
Sun, 2 Oct, 12 PM to 5 PM. Learning Workshop: Take Your Editing Up a Step. Fourth of the four Learning Workshops to improve your portrait and family group photography. This last session will focus on editing your images from the JapanFest, our Headshots/Portraits Learning Workshop or personal photos. While this is primarily for the JapanFest photographers, all club members are welcome. The objective is to do a final edit on your JapanFest or personal photos. We’ll send out how to do basic editing in Lightroom and Photoshop video links in advance. Bring your laptops and edit photos under the watchful eyes of Ümit Yüksel and other seasoned photographers at Switzer Library, 266 Roswell St NE, Marietta, GA 30060. Club members only.
Mon, 3 Oct, 7 PM. Competition: Theme: Food. Join us for our in-person Competition meeting at Sewell Mill Library, 2051 Lower Roswell Rd, Marietta, GA 30068. After the meeting, we’ll meet up in a local restaurant for more social time. All are welcome.
FYI: Mon-Fri, 3-7 Oct. Lightroom Virtual Summit 2022. Five-day online conference that features 45 classes over five days. You can register for a free ticket to the online training (you have 48 hours to view each day’s training) here. All are welcome- this is not a club event.
Sat/Sun, 8/9 Oct. Field Trip: Chalktoberfest at Marietta Square. Plan on lunch at the square during the field trip. This is one of our club’s favorite field trips.
Thu, 3 Nov. CPS Exhibition. Opening Evening Social/Exhibit/People’s Choice Voting/Award. All are welcome
Sat, 5 Nov. Extended Weekend Field Trip: North Georgia’s Waterfalls. All are welcome.
Fall 2022. Learning Workshop: Composite Photography: Creating Christmas Composites and More. Club members only.
Fall 2022. Field Trip: Georgia’s Historical Churches. All are welcome.
Fall 2022. Exhibition: Online ACP Exhibition. Club members only.
November 2022. CPS Exhibition. Opening Evening Social/Exhibit/People’s Choice Voting/Award.
Fall 2022/Winter 2023. Learning Workshop. Painting with Light. Club members only.
Winter/Spring 2023. Field Trip: Savannah/Jekyll Island or Saint Augustine/Viera, FL. Club members only.
Become A Member
How do I pay? *Pay $40 by Check: Cobb Photographic Society, PO Box 267, Smyrna, GA 30081 *Pay $40 by Check/Cash: Monthly CPS meetings (face-2-face) *Pay $40 by PayPal: PayPal payment to our treasurer: firstname.lastname@example.org