Jim Zuckerman Presentation - Atlanta, May 25th

JIm Zuckerman Photography

Problem Solving in Photography - Jim Zuckerman - Professional Photographer

Thursday on May 25th starting at 7:30 PM. No entrance fee.

308 Clairemont Avenue
Decatur, Georgia, 30030

Event website link located under May events.


Hello. My name is Mike Shaefer. I am currently the President of the Atlanta Photographic Society. I have managed to acquire a world-renowned photographer to give a presentation in Atlanta to our photo club and to all who love photography. His name is Jim Zuckerman. In photography circles he is very well known and creates amazing images from locations all over the world. He lives in Nashville, TN, but he agreed to come to Atlanta and give a presentation. He also is an excellent teacher of the craft.

I have rarely discovered a photographer who is more diverse than Jim. His collection of excellent images is impressive, not only for their quality, but also for the volume of great work which makes up his portfolio.

Jim Zuckerman will talk about how he has dealt with numerous challenges while traveling and shooting. He will also weave in some interesting stories, like the stupidest thing any photographer has ever done!

About Jim Zuckerman

Jim Zuckerman left his medical studies in 1970 to pursue his love of photography and turn it into a career. Jim specializes in wildlife, nature, and travel photography, macro work, and digital effects.

His diversity in technique and style is unique in the professional arena. He states that he only photographs beauty, leaving the dark side of life to other photographers. Jim was a contributing editor to Petersen’s Photographic Magazine and Shutterbug Magazine for decades, and has authored of 25 books on photography.

His images, articles, and photo features have been published in scores of books and magazines including Time-Life books, publications of the National Geographic Society, the Economist, Omni Magazine, and Life Magazine. Jim leads photography tours to exotic destinations such as Indonesia, Ethiopia, Namibia, Kenya, Kazakhstan, Patagonia, Iceland, Egypt, and Brazil. In addition, he conducts workshops for photographing frogs and reptiles, snowy owls, the carnival in Venice, and more.

Jim's monthly newsletter is marvelous, containing lots of his images, practical advice and highlights of his photo tours.

Please share this event with your members and associated clubs. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Mike Shaefer
Atlanta Photographic Society President

WW2 Heritage Days Coming to Peachtree City Sunday April 23, 2017

See below a message from Milo Davis of St. Augustine Camera Club.

Hi Folks

My name is Milo and I am a member of the St. Augustine Camera Club. A few of us are coming up to Peachtree City, Ga to take WW2 plane pictures. The DIXIE AIR WING has several working WW2 planes. They have a fund raiser called  WW2 Heritage days.  I missed their last sunrise pictures with P-38 last Oct. so after begging them to do it again they said they would. There are 5 people driving up from my club to take pictures. The Dixie Air Wing is charging $49 per photographer to get a couple of JUST PHOTOGRAPHER hours with the planes. PLEASE check out the link and spread the word. They are going to open the hangar up 45 minutes before sunrise and bring the planes out early. These planes all actually fly and these guys use the money to repair them.

Go to http://dixiewing.org/aviation-photography-workshop/

Hope you can help them spread the word. They need the money…

If you guys come to St. Augustine, please contact me or the club. We would love to show you around the oldest city in N.America.


Art Wolfe Seminar in Atlanta

220px-ArtWolfe 5x7 300dpiOn Sunday, March 5th, 9 am - 3 pm, Art Wolfe will appear at the Fernbank Museum of Natural History in Atlanta presenting a brand new seminar that is called "Photography as Art." This is the first time this seminar has ever come to the Atlanta area.

This seminar is unlike anything Art's ever offered before . . . not a technical workshop, but a way for him to share insights, tools and concepts he has gathered from more than 40 years of professional photography.



You will learn how to:

  • Maintain curiosity and stay engaged. See the world with fresh eyes!
  • Be inspired by the best. We'll explore the work of some of the world's most talented artists.
  • Transform your art. Discover photography as a creative medium rather than just as a documentary, and see how to apply that insight to your craft.
  • Spark your imagination. Don't just capture the moment. Create a vision that's uniquely yours!

For more information visit artwolfe.com/create.

The price for the seminar is $225.00 but you can get a $25.00 discount using the following coupon code: SierraPAA2016

Libby Pfeiffer
Gallery Sales & Events Coordinator


. . . by Jerrie Paschal

Those were the last official words spoken at the 2016 NG3C Shootout, and they re-energized everyone… The shootout’s over--- the shootout’s coming! Stay tuned for upcoming details about the 2017 shootout to be hosted by the Photographic Society of Chattanooga, September 16, 2017 in their beautifully photogenic city.

This year’s shootout, held at the Douglas County High School and hosted by the Sweetwater Camera Club, was a huge success. Twelve clubs actively participated with over 273 registered photographers. That’s the biggest crowd we’ve ever had!

The weather was great. There were plenty of subjects to shoot, plenty of food to eat, and a buzz of comradery… some of us meeting up with friends from other clubs after a year of not seeing them. Door prizes!  Yes, there were a bunch of winners. And a bunch of great businesses that donated. Check out our sponsors page and be sure to patronize those folks who helped us put on such a successful shootout.

Sweetwater Camera Club president Janet Newton wrangled all the details and the show went off without a hitch. Janet, however, has retired to an unknown location to recover.

Representatives from the Douglas County Chamber of Commerce and Division of Tourism drew out the topics in a public ceremony and then photographers took off in a stampede to find the best shots in Douglas County. The topics were Down Low, Wheels, Reflection, Old Fashioned, and Kitchen Utensils. You can see all the entries on this website by clicking here. We have some truly creative photographers in this group!

The images were judged by a great crew of photographers which included: Johnny Cain, Ralph Daniel, Richard Green, Harriet Dye, and Nicholas Cole. They were sequestered until they came out with winners. I am not sure they even got water. :-)

And, we need to offer up some sympathy for photographer Larry Winslett who was slated to judge but, unfortunately, met with an accident that put him in the hospital… (Wonder if he got the shot he was after?)  Get well soon, Larry! And while the judges judged, we were treated to two wonderful presentations:

Jeff Milsteen - "It's a Small World After All: A Practical Guide to Close-Up Photography" Many of Jeff's pictures can be viewed at https://500px.com/milsteenphoto

Robert Hice - "Planning and Preparation for Nature Photography"
Robert has images online at https://500px.com/milsteenphoto

And the winner of the 2016 NG3C Shootout is…Cobb Photographic Society!!!


Cobb Team Leader, Mark Chandler, proudly displays his club’s winning plaque, presented by Sweetwater Camera Club president Janet Newton:


Coming in Second Place was the Paulding Photography Club and following in Third Place was Carpet Capital Camera Club.

Here is the complete rundown:

Rounding out the day was a drawing for 5 great door prizes. Full programs consisting of the entire Topaz® plugin library, valued at $499.99 each, were given away to holders of the lucky red tickets. What a win!

And, with that, the day ended. I suspect everyone is making plans for their Chattanooga field trips to scout the area. See ya in Choo Choo!

. . . Jerrie

Announcing the 2016 NG3C Photo Shootout!!!

SAVE THE DATE! Saturday, November 5, 2016

We would like to personally invite each of you to the 9th Annual North Georgia Camera Club Council's Photo Shootout. As you may know, this is one of the world's greatest photo contests, and it is happening right here in the Atlanta Metro Area, in Douglasville on Saturday, November 5, 2016.

Each year brings with it new photographers, new equipment, new photo clubs, new sponsors and new opportunities for photo enthusiasts to participate in this highly acclaimed photography learning experience. It’s exciting, mind-bending, motivating, and let’s face it, it is just one of the great thrills in your photographic world experience. It’s a team challenge with a strong deadline!

We need to give you an idea of what you can expect when you  arrive on the day of the contest. Here is a loose schedule of the planned events of the day:

Hosted by:      Sweetwater Camera Club
Contact:          Janet Newton, SCC President
When:             Saturday, November 5, 2016
Where:            Douglas County High School
                        8705 Campbellton Street
                        Douglasville, GA  30134
Time:               7 am until 6 pm
Bring:               Camera, cards, laptop with power adapter, power strip, extension cords, jump drive, tripod
Don’t bring:      Please note: NO props allowed

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Douglas County will be the boundary in which photos may be created that day.

Click here to download a MAP OF DOUGLASVILLE.

Douglasville and Douglas County promise great photographic opportunities within our county borders. If you are planning a practice day, please visit the Douglasville Convention and Visitors Bureau and the City of Douglasville websites if you need more information.

The North Georgia Camera Club Council Shootout was created as an avenue for area camera clubs to interact, meet and greet, share, and compete. Clubs compete head to head to win bragging rights while individuals are awarded ribbons and door prizes provided by our many sponsors.

Currently we have 16 member photography clubs!

Individual prizes will be awarded to the photographers whose images are in the top five in each of 5 categories. Award ribbons will be bestowed upon the top ten finishers in each category.

Up to $2500 worth of individual prizes from Showcase Photo and Video and the Showcase School of Photography will be awarded! In addition, our many local and national sponsors have provided thousands of dollars worth of door prizes!

Below you see the 2015 NG3C Shootout winners, the Cherokee Photography Club.

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Your photo club can win this great honor in 2016!!

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The scope:  Participant clubs will meet on the campus of Douglas County High School on November 5th, the day of the shootout, where the category subjects will be drawn.

Directions and maps will be distributed. All photos must be taken within Douglasville and Douglas County on that day. By a time specified by each clubs' shootout leaders, all teams will gather in their assigned classrooms at the high school to edit their images and select final club images for inclusion in the competition. A panel of 5 photography experts will choose winning pictures. All Awards and Door Prizes will be awarded to individuals and clubs during the late afternoon ceremony.

The rules:  A complete set of rules will be presented on the website at www.ng3c.org.

Sign up:  Registration information is also on the website at NG3C.org.

Registration information is also on the website at NG3C.org. If you missed the October 1st deadline for signing up, you may sign up on-site at Douglas County High School in the early morning of November 5th.

The cost:  Each club or team shall pay a $50.00 registration/membership fee. The club or team shall pay $10.00 per photographer up to $300 per team. Each club or team should include a minimum of 5 photographers. These fees have most likely already been paid by your photo club. If not, please send in your fees.

Our Judges:

Johnny Cain                   www.johnnycain.com
Nicholas Cole 
Ralph Daniel           www.ralphdaniel.com
Harriet Dye                      www.womeninfocusatlanta.com/harriet-dye
Richard Green        www.downtoearthportraits.com

Presentations: While the judges are sequestered choosing shootout winners, participants will be treated to presentations by photographer Jeff Milsteen from 2:30-3:30 p.m.and by Robert Hice from 3:45 until 4:45 p.m.

So, CLUBS!! Let's Crank it Up! Come to Douglasville for a self-guided dress rehearsal with your group. Then enjoy participating in this fun-filled, over-the-top day of photography on November 5th. It's a HUGE ADVENTURE!!

Past Winners: You may see hundreds of winning photos from 2008 - 2015 by visiting the NG3C.org Gallery.

If you need registration information, contact Mary Abernathy at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , Jerrie Paschal at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or visit our website at www.ng3c.org


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