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Photo Club Resumes!

This year we will again “get out there and shoot” with monthly photo shoots providing hands-on learning.  Most photo shoots will focus on a particular aspect of photography.

Our November photo shoot will be November 15 at Colonial Park Cemetery, 200 Abercorn St., Savannah (intersection with Oglethorpe Ave) The focus for the November shoot will be black & white photography.

Our October photo shoot was at the Georgia State Railroad Museum. Reflecting the history of the place, our challenge was to make your photos look old too, using  settings in your camera such as sepia tone or vignette, or  software like Photoshop, Lightroom or Picasa. As always, the challenge was optional.  

DIRECTIONS: The cemetery is at 200 Abercorn St, Savannah. Take the Truman to Wheaton, which becomes Liberty. Turn right onto Abercorn and right onto Oglethorpe. Cemetery is on the corner.

REMINDER: To participate in Photo Club, you must be a member of Landlovers.  If you haven’t joined yet, sign up online at

Tribute to Our Churches

Last year, the club did a photo essay in tribute to Skidaway’s churches which provide so much support to our community. Click below to view “Grateful Praise.”

Grateful Praise


There are no Photo Club dues as we are not using any meeting spaces this year.

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.




March Photo Gallery – “Low Light and Night Photography”

Walt Tompkins – “Harbor Lights”

Sherri Reddick – Stairwell at Two Meeting House Place, Charleston

Sherri Reddick – Dusk at Two Meeting House Place, Charleston

Sherri Reddick – Danube Cruise, Parliament and Bridge

Bruna Dinetz – “The Canyons Village”

Cary Shapoff – “An Evening at the Thimbles”

Cary Shapoff – “Chain Bridge, Budapest”

Cary Shapoff – “Csaba’s New Home”

Cary Shapoff – “The Wine Cave Tasting Room”

Cary Shapoff – “The Wine Cave”

Dawn Cordo – “Heart”

Dawn Cordo – “Love Lights”

Donna Bunn – “Balloon Fest, Cincinnati”

Ed Shapoff – “Shanghai at Night”

Michael Siegel – “Ghost Birds”

Howard Hackney – “Full Morning Moon”

Jayne Rogers – “Full Moon Over the Marsh”

Jim Guerard – “Denali Sunrise”

Jim Guerard – “Northern Lights in Iceland”

Jim Guerard – “Patagonia Sunrise”

Jim Guerard – “Sunset, Sydney, Australia”

Jim Guerard – “The Louvre During the Blue Hour”

Karen Dove-Barr – “Last Christmas”

Linda Copeland – “Beachfront Sunrise”

Linda Copeland – “Walk Toward the Light”

Michael Siegel – “Eerie Florida Night”

Michael Siegel – “Gaslight”

Amy Collings – “Doorway”

Anne Wasse-Lyon – “Sunset on the Lagoon”

February Photo Assignment – “Black and White Images”

Maureen Gordon - "Bradley Key"
Maureen Gordon – “Bradley Key”


Walt Tompkins - Kayak ViewWalt Tompkins – Kayak View


Sheila Grossman - "Cotton Grows in the Galapagos"
Sheila Grossman – “Cotton Grows in the Galapagos”

Toni Floyd - "Stormy"
Toni Floyd – “Stormy”

Sherri Reddick - "Chessboard"
Sherri Reddick – “Chessboard”

Piper Hawes - "Hanging Out"
Piper Hawes – “Hanging Out”

Peggy Lanahan - "Sweetie"
Peggy Lanahan – “Sweetie”

Pam McCloskey - "Home Sweet Home"
Pam McCloskey – “Home Sweet Home”

Michael Siegel - "Foggy Morning, Destin, FL"
Michael Siegel – “Foggy Morning, Destin, FL”

Michael Robinson - "Middleton Plantation, SC"
Michael Robinson – “Middleton Plantation, SC”

Lynne Norton - "Delegal Sunrise"
Lynne Norton – “Delegal Sunrise”

Linda Copeland - "Left Behind"
Linda Copeland – “Left Behind”

Kim Huffman - "Stretch"
Kim Huffman – “Stretch”

Karen Dove-Barr - "Burnside Island Foggy Morning"
Karen Dove-Barr – “Burnside Island Foggy Morning”

Judy Case - "Hidden Animals"
Judy Case – “Hidden Animals”

Jim Guerard - "Pausing To Reflect"
Jim Guerard – “Pausing To Reflect”

Ina Altman - "Black and White in B&W"
Ina Altman – “Black and White in B&W”

Fred Langley - "Siesta"
Fred Langley – “Siesta”

Fitz Clark - "Great Egret"
Fitz Clark – “Great Egret”

Ed Shapoff - "Surgery in Antigua, Guatemala"
Ed Shapoff – “Surgery in Antigua, Guatemala”

Doug Herrick - "Sidewalk in Savannah, Bay Street"
Doug Herrick – “Sidewalk in Savannah, Bay Street”

Donna Bunn - "Venice Museum & Archives, Venice Beach, FL"
Donna Bunn – “Venice Museum & Archives, Venice Beach, FL”

Dawn Cordo - "Serenity"
Dawn Cordo – “Serenity”

Cary Shapoff - "Golden Year Ford in the Jungle, Antigua, Guatemala"
Cary Shapoff – “Golden Year Ford in the Jungle, Antigua, Guatemala”

Bruna Dinetz - "Miami Wuthering Heights"
Bruna Dinetz – “Miami Wuthering Heights”

Art Altman - "Colored Flowers in B&W"
Art Altman – “Colored Flowers in B&W”

Amy Collings - "The Light at the End of the Tunnel"
Amy Collings – “The Light at the End of the Tunnel”

Al Frank - "Amsterdam Canal"
Al Frank – “Amsterdam Canal”

October Photo Club Gallery – Close-up Nature Photos (Click on the first image to see a Slideshow)


September Assignment – “Summer Memories” Gallery

Landlovers Photo Club Meeting Notes – 9-20-2016

Below is a link to the PowerPoint slides from the Landlovers Photo Club meeting on September 20, 2016. The Photo Gallery is not included and will be posted to the website separately.


Click on the link. You will be asked to either “Save” or “Save As” the file.  “Save” will place the file in the Download file on your computer and immediately allow you to Open and view the slides.



Bonaventure Photo Shoot – June 28, 2014

When was that anyway?  Seems like so long ago!  As you will recall, the off island photo shoot was all about the use of reflectors to capture light.  Thanks to all who came out and tried their hand at something new.  LOVED the results!

If you weren’t there and would like my handout, here it is.  Reflectors are very inexpensive and come in many sizes.  It usually takes 2 people to use them so you need an assistant OR you can attach one to a frame…..

These were by Anne Wasse-Lyon with no added light, some and more with reflectors:

Betsy Smith- Frame in frame
ISO 100, f5.6, 1/60
Betsy Smith
ISO125, f5.6, 1/125 sec, 70 mm
Betsy Smith
ISO 200, f5.6, 1/125

David Leslie
People in natural settings-
Hasselblad w trix
rated at320
f14, 1/30
hand and breath held
David Leslie
Nikon D200
Digital color desaturated
David Leslie
Hasselblad with trix
rated at 320
f22, 1/30
Janet Johnston
Janet JohnstonSilver reflector

Janet Johnston
Gold reflector

Karen Dove-Barr
Stop motion
Karen Dove-Barr
Stop motion
Maryce Cunningham
Without reflector
Maryce CunninghamWith reflector
Maryce Cunningham
ISO 50, f5.6, 1/200
focal length 6mm
Linda Copeland
ISO 320, f6.3, 1/400
270 mm focal
Maureen GordonISO 400, f11, 1320

18mm focal length

Maureen Gordon-reflected lightISO400, f11, 1/400

18 mm focal length

Maureen GordonLandscape

ISO 400, f7.1, 1/160

Piper HawesWith reflector
Piper HawesWithout reflector
Piper HawesStop motion
Shirley BrownISO 100, f 8.0, 1/250

Without reflector

Shirley BrownISO 100, f 80, 1/250

With reflector

 Shirley BrownLandscape

ISO 100, f 5.6, 1/500

105 focal length

Sharry GerosaLandscape macro
Sharry GerosaWith reflector
Sharry GerosaWithout reflector
Sharry GerosaWith reflector
Rick Cunningham
Mary MolnarCanon 40D

Using reflector, ISO 400, f 8.1, 1/160

Mary MolnarCanon 40D

Using reflector, ISO 400, f 10, 1/250

Art Altman
Art Altman
Ina Altman
Ina Altman
Patty BrindleWithout reflector
Patty BrindleWith reflector
Patty BrindleLandscape
Sheila GrossmanWithout reflector
Sheila GrossmanWith reflector
Sheila GrossmanFrame within frame

Hope everyone has a great holiday and a continuing great summer!  Remember, we are asking that everyone send in a photo of what you did/where you were on July 4!  Send them QUICKLY and we will work to get them posted fast.  I promise.  Not like this last time!  🙂  Linda and Sheila

Stop Action Submissions

Stop Action Examples

Sheila Grossman
Canon70D, 18mm
ISO 200
1/500, f/6.3

Thanks to all who submitted Stop Action photos. Most of you found the easiest way to do this was to use the sport setting on your cameras and let technology do the work! We will review these as a slide show at the May 21 meeting as well. Linda

Beth Powers

55-250 lens

ISO automatic setting

f/5.6, 1/320

Cary Shapoff
Cary Shapoff
David Leslie

Olympus om-d

ISO 1200

shutter priority 400


Ed Case

Olympus E-M5

ISO 1600

1/1000, f/5.6

Mary Molnar

ISO 400

1/400, f/5.6

Ed Shapoff
Fitz Clarke

Canon EF 400mm lens

ISO 400

1/500, f/10

Karen Dove-Barr

Nikon D3100

auto sport setting

Mary Clark RechtienneISO 160, 26.7mm

1/1000, f/5.6

Mary Clark Rechtienne

ISO 400 55mm

1/1250, f/5.6

Linda Copeland

Canon 70D, 70 mm focal length

1/800, f/5.6

Maureen Gordon

Canon Power Shot

ISO 200, 20.6 mm


Piper Hawes

Olympus E-PM2, 33mm

1/500, f/4.6

Michael Robinson

Nikon D70, 52mm

1/1600, f/4.0

Michael Siegel

Nikon D40X, 300mm

ISO 200

1/800, f/5.6

Patty Brindle

CoolPix S800C

ISO 125

1/125, f/3.2

Sherri Reddick

Nikon, also from plane

ISO 400

1/400, f/11

Sherri Reddick, iPhone photo

IS) 50

1/2404, f/2.4

Shirley Brown

Nikon D3100, 55mm

ISO 400

1/1250, f?5.6

Terry Breyman

Canon EOS 60D, 300mm

ISO 100

1/640, f/9

Terry Breyman, 300mm

ISO 2000

1/500, f/7.1