The Photo Club’s NEXT MEETING IS  MARCH 24, at 3:45 p.m. in the Skidaway Island United Methodist Church.


ANIMALS! (wild or domestic, from ant to elephant!)

DUE MARCH 16  email your photo to: 

Include title, camera type, f-stop, shutter speed & ISO.

You must be a member of Landlovers to join the Photo Club. Go to and click on Join/Renew. It’s $30.

Photo Club dues are $20 for a year of interesting speakers, outings, fun and learning! Bring cash or check payable to Landings Landlovers to our next meeting.


Photo Waiver for “Skidaway Snapshots”

The photo club’s group project this year is “Skidaway Snapshots – a Slice of Island Life at the Landings.”  All identifiable persons in your photo must sign a photo release form. If you need more forms, click here:

photo release waiver

Project Objectives:

  1. to CREATIVELY represent a typical 24 hours at The Landings, by capturing not just the beauty of our island, but the LIFE here – the people and activities that enliven the island.
  2. to spark creativity and produce a group project

Mission: take creative photos of residents fishing, boating, biking, hiking, golfing, quilting, eating and drinking, playing cards etc, as well as staff prepping or serving food, mixing a drink, mowing greens, etc.

When: shoot and submit ANYTIME before March 31


  • Have all identifiable persons sign a release form
  • Note the TIME /HOUR the photo was taken
  • Email your photos to and turn in release forms by March 31

Final Product photos will be put in chronological order so they represent a typical 24-hour period.  The resulting PowerPoint could go on Landlovers website, or maybe on The Landings website!

The “Skidaway Snapshot” PowerPoint will be unveiled at our last meeting, May 5.

With Heartfelt Thanks

Thanks to the extreme generosity of our members, the club presented flowers and gift certificates to out-going club leaders Sherri Reddick and Michael Siegel at our September meeting, in recognition of all their time and efforts during the past three years. We are also grateful to Terry Breyman who is now our PowerPoint master, and Dawn Cordo who volunteered to handle our money matters. Many thanks to all! – Amy C




Landlovers Photography Club In Full Swing

The 2018-2019 season of the Landlovers Photography Club is in full swing.  Since kicking things off in October, we’ve had great meetings, really interesting guest speakers, wonderful photos taken by our members for our Monthly Assignment Photo Galleries, and a Winter Social and Group Photo Shoot at Delegal Marina (Check out the photo on the right.)  And ten new members joined our Club. Welcome!

At our meeting on January 15, our Club Co-Leader, Amy Collings, gave a talk on the “Evolution of Travel Photography”.  It was fascinating to see the earliest travel photos taken in the mid-19th century with cameras so big and heavy they needed to be moved around on wheels! And then to see how travel photos slowly changed over the years from flat, generally uninteresting compositions to beautifully composed images used in travelogues and published in books was really interesting.  Thanks, Amy!

For those of you not familiar with our club, for the last five years The Landlovers Photography Club has been helping our members, who range from beginners to experts, improve their skills and enjoy photography in a friendly, supportive group setting. To join us, you must first be a member of The Landings Landlovers. Once you join Landlovers, you can join our club for just $20 for the year, which goes to special events, group outings, and photography resources that any of our members can use for free. You do not have to pay to attend your first meeting. Come join us and, if you like what you see, you can pay us then.





Our photo assignment for this month was “New Perspectives”.  When looking for interesting images to photograph, it is important to realize that the best shots are not always in front of you. They are often behind you, to the side, or over your head. So to help hone their photographer’s eye, we asked our members to take pictures from unusual angles or perspectives, e.g., different vantage points; shooting from below or underneath a subject; shooting from above or on top of a subject; shooting from behind instead of head-on; shooting from ground level; etc.. In other words, just go out there, be observant and be creative. We think you will agree that they came up with some very interesting results.

Susan Heath – Natures Frame
Amy Collings – Old Oak
Art Altman – Framed Flag
Bruna Dinetz – Miami Reflections
Danae Goldberg – Who Is Looking At Who
David Brooks – Bonaventure Stone Texture
Dawn Cordo – Sapelo Island Lighthouse Stairs
Ed Shapoff – Cave
Howard Hackney – Couple Taking Photos – Aspen Maroon Bells
Ina Altman – Orange Skeleton
Judy Case – Glorious View of Lisbon’s Coastline
Kay Nazarian – Watching You
Marilyn Brady – Bonaventure Angel
Maureen Gordon – Confusion
Pam McCloskey – End of Day Shadow
Piper Hawes – Baton Rouge Viewed from the Mississippi River
Sheila Grossman – Inviting Dip
Sherri Reddick – Bottoms Up
Sherri Reddick – Grinding
Michael Siegel – Lines and Circles


October Photo Club Assignment – “Across the Bridge”

This month, our members were asked to submit photos that were NOT taken on Skidaway Island. They were told to look for interesting, different and creative images; images that told a story.  So, from the north side of the Skidaway Bridge to Cambodia, we think you’ll agree that our members did capture some wonderful images “across the bridge”.

Walt Tompkins – Geometry
Toni Floyd – Wondering
Susan Heath – Whispering Dunes
Sherri Reddick – Solitude
Sheila Grossman – Dock Dreams
Piper Hawes – Red Hot Poker Flowers
Jayne Rogers – Solitude in Savannah Square
Karen Dove Barr – Running in the Dark
Linda Copeland – Birth of a Happy Memory
Marilyn Brady – Presiding
Maureen Gordon – Reflection
Michael Siegel -Condemned – Fayetteville, NC
Mike Hazuda – Textures…Horton House Ruins, Jekyll Island
Ina Altman – Definitely Over the Bridge
Gayle Bina – Eastern Market, Washington, DC
Donna Bunn – Porkies in Porkopolis
Dawn Cordo – Man on a Mission
Danae Goldberg – Long Shadows Under the Skidaway Bridge
Bruna Dinetz – Blue Angel, Verona Cathedral
Amy Collings – Angry Sea, Tybee Island
Allison Smith – Sweet Potato Farmer’s Daughter-Cambodia

May Photo Assignment – “Every Picture Tells (or Has) a Story”

This month’s assignment was to submit a photo that either tells a story or for which there is an interesting story about how the photo came to be taken. I think you’ll agree that our members’ photos tell some very interesting stories…

Pam McCluskey – “Robin Happy Hour” – “The chances of catching this particular shot again are pretty slim. 11 robins having a drink on their way south. It was taken in December.”
Mike Hazuda – “Wedding at Oakridge”
Michael Siegel – “New Life” – “A heavy June rain caused the Turtle Pond at the UGA Marine Extension and Aquarium to overflow. An enterprising (and determined) female Yellow-bellied Slider Turtle crawled out of the pond, made her way across the front lawn to a tree she liked and proceeded to dig a nest. Then, to the delight of the Marine Science Campers who were there (and me), she laid seven eggs, buried them, and made her way back to the pond. Amazing!”
Jayne Rogers – “I Can’t Believe What I’m Seeing!”
Fitz Clarke – “Fiery Skipper” – “The photo of this tiny female Fiery Skipper butterfly (wingspan only 1.2”) was taken at The Landing’s Sparrow Field Pollinator Garden Berm. It captures the extended proboscis, three legs from thorax and ventral view. I spent 30 minutes on a portable stool studying the nectaring insects on this nectar source in order to better understand the ecological relationships between our plants and wildlife.”
Ed Shapoff – “Beautiful Guatemalan Lady” – “While photographing patients and family members on my surgical mission trip to Guatemala in 2016, I took this photo of a beautiful Guatemalan Lady.  She was not smiling in my first photo (I always show the people the photo I took).  She then asked in Spanish could I take one more so she could smile.  She was not the patient, rather she had brought her sister to the hospital for a surgical evaluation.”
Ed Case – “On The Feeder” – “The Rose Breasted Grosbeak is not native to our area, but might be sighted on its way north in the spring.  This male joined me for breakfast a few weeks ago and I was able to get these shots while I was seated at the kitchen table, shooting through the window. My breakfast friend hung around all day munching on the feeder and the next day he was history.”
Dawn Cordo – “Beauty on the Beach” – “A favorite part of our trips to Hilton Head is watching our dog, Murray, running  through the grasses on the dunes or on the beach or in the water.  He’s free, smiling and happy.   Seeing him so unreserved brings peace and calm to the soul!”
Bruna Dinetz – “Coastal Queen” – “Dozens of beautiful boats pass in front of my house every day. I used to have a power boat when living on Long Island and I have fond memories of the trips and adventures with “Nauty Gal”, but this boat in particular struck my mind. The Coastal Queen is the type of boat I wanted to live on and explore rivers and lakes and oceans  when retired.  Who knows, maybe one day…”
Art Altman – “Close Encounter”
Amy Collings – “So THAT’S How They Do That!” – “This was my first SCAD sidewalk chalk show, and I had always wondered how it’s done, how they get such detail with chalk. This photo shows “how it’s done:” with brushes, a cup of diluted chalk, water bottle, smudge rags and a template illustration.”
Walt Thompson – “Evolution Theory”
Trudy Smith – “The Birthday Gift” – “Sunday morning, October, 2014, sleeping soundly when the phone rang before 7 a.m. A frantic friend begged a favor to take her place to make coffee for the early morning bible study at church. Oh man, my birthday, and now have to rush rush, and it’s freezing out, and I’m just not filled with brotherly love. Got the coffee pot perking and walked outside to a light so rare I literally ran to my car to grab my point and shoot. Sun was just burning through the chilly fog. And there it was-clinging to the railing, a web laden with perfect droplets. It would be gone in minutes with full sun. No one saw that but me, on that day, on my birthday. It was my gift.”
Toni Floyd – “Hungry Curiosity” – “I took this with my iPhone 6 while walking on the beach at Tybee last Spring with my six year old grandson.  He was throwing popcorn in the air and catching it in his mouth when suddenly the seagulls flew toward us.”
Terry Breyman – “Buffalo in Trouble”
Sherri Reddick – “Shredding” – “My nephews, Aiden and Daniel, who were not yet 2, had come for the weekend. They were far more interested in random household items than the few toys I had for them. The activity they enjoyed the most was going into my recycling basket removing the paper and tearing it to shreds. It drove Paul crazy but I thought if it made them happy they should go for it.”
Piper Hawes – “Waiting to Meet Baby Brother”