And it's gone -- Augusta Photography Festival 2016 is a wrap

From October 21 to 30, photographers throughout Augusta’s Savannah River Region and beyond celebrated the joys and challenges of photography during the Augusta Photography Festival. Through lively competition, informative hands-on workshops, one-of-a-kind shooting opportunities, inspiring keynote speakers, and eye-opening exhibitions, the Augusta Photography Festival offered opportunities for photographers at all levels.

Highlights included

  • Keynote Address by Eddie Tapp, a Canon Explorer of Light
  • APF Photo Competition and Exhibition. Download 2016 Winners List. Full winners gallery coming soon.
  • 8 Photo Walks including . . . Phinizy Swamp at Dawn, Inside King Mill
  • 26 Workshops . . . including Long Exposure Techniques, HDR, Macro and more
The steering committee will be taking a few months off and then planning will start for the 2018 Festival. If you would like to be a member of the team, please send an email to to sign up. Once planning starts, meetings are held at noon on the third Wednesday of each month.

Get the commemorative APF2016 Photo Competition book

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The commemorative book features all of the photos selected as finalists in the 2016 competition with the winning entries identified. This is a print-on-demand book and can be purchased directly from Do a search on their website or click here to go directly to the order page for the 2016 book.
(Photo Credit: Popeye, by Jim Miller, Best of Show of the APF 2016 Photo Competition)



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