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Inside Sibley Mill - A Shooting & Learning Weekend

June 26-28, 2015

Did you miss the chance to explore historic Sibley Mill during Festival 2014? Or did you not have enough time to explore as much as you would have liked?

Here's your chance. Back by popular demand, the Augusta Photo Festival, in cooperation with the Augusta Canal National Heritage Area, is pleased to offer the

Sibley Mill Learning Weekend

On Friday, June 26, from 7 to 9 pm, LEARN during a workshop on low light and abstract photography presented by Ed Belinski and Ed McCranie. Coverage will include how to work with low light (metering and exposure), composing of interior architectural photographs, abstract photography of building details and light and shadows, and the use of HDR in these situations. This workshop will be presented at the Cotton Room at Enterprise Mill, 1450 Greene Street, Augusta, Georgia.

On Saturday, June 27, from 8 am to 12 noon, SHOOT as you explore Sibley Mill. During the first half of this session, the group will visit selected locations within the mill with a member of the APF committee. During the second half, revisit and spend time in the locations of most interest to you. Sibley Mill is located at 1717 Goodrich Street, Augusta, Georgia. (Please note times for the workshop and photo walk were changed due to high temperatures in the Augusta area.)

On Sunday, June 28, from 3 to 5 pm, SHOW at the photography critique. Bring your best shots from the Explore Sibley Mill session for positive feedback from our panel of Augusta Photo Festival faculty and fellow photographers. The critique will be held at the Augusta Canal Discovery Center Theater, 1450 Greene Street, Augusta, Georgia.

Cost: $50 (includes all events for the weekend, no partial registrations)

Visit the Workshops page to see how to register for this exciting event. Deadline is Friday, June 26.

Thanks to Lucy Craft Laney Museum for hosting "Reframing the Subject: Photographing Transformation in Laney Walker/Bethlehem"

Recent efforts to revitalize Augusta's Laney-Walker and Bethlehem neighborhoods have been described as "a transformation few people ever imagined." Yet, as the changes unfold and reshape these urban landscapes, there is a need to create a photographic record of the of the area as it exists today. In the fall of 2013 the Augusta Photography Festival, Inc. conducted a workshop and photowalk focused on these neighborhoods. Photographers visited the Penny Savings Bank, the S.S. Johnson House, St. Benedict's convent and the new Pine Street development.

Through the generosity of the Porter Fleming Foundation, forty images created from that workshop were chosen as the core of the Augusta Photo Festival first permanent collection. During National Historic Preservation month of May 2015, the Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History hosted this collection of work entitled "Reframing the Subject." The exhibition is currently in temporary storage until its next showing.


Planning has started for the 2016 Augusta Photo Festival. Put the dates on your calendar NOW -- October 21 through October 30, 2016 -- and watch our site for more information as plans are finalized. Also join our Facebook group, Augusta Photo Festival, to share your photographic journey with other photographers. If you would like to be a part of the planning process, contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


The 4th biennial Augusta Photo Festival in October 2014 was another unqualified success -- starting with the submission of more than 900 photos for judging in our photo competition, through 10 days of educational workshops and sold-out photo walks, and ending with the awarding of thousands of dollars of prize money to amateur student and adult photographers. We appreciate the support of you all, the hundreds of Festivalers who made it all happen. Keep your eyes on this website for future events.

Meanwhile, congratulations to the winners of the photo competition. Be sure to visit the 2014 photo gallery to see all of the photos entered.

2014 Photo Competition Entries


Photo Competition

Almost 900 photos, 100 from students, were submitted for the 2014 photo competition. Now it's your turn to pick your favorites -- visit the galleries and vote!

2014 Gallery

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