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Dec 14, 2023: “A Videographer’s Life Through the Viewfinder” with Rob Rainey | Monthly Meeting



Our December Monthly Meeting will be on December 14, 2023 at 6:45 pm!


The monthly club meeting is a free event for anyone who shares a passion for photography, from the total beginner with your phone to a professional with multiple gear sets. Please join us in-person or online and invite anyone who may be interested in exploring and learning about photography!


We meet at Atlanta Tech Park at 107 Technology Parkway, Peachtree Corners, GA 30092. You are welcome to arrive at 6:15 pm for fellowship and social time to meet new and current members. ​



Our December Speaker is Rob Rainey and the topic will be "A Videographer’s Life Through the Viewfinder"!


Rob will cover Television Production Techniques and Lighting instruction primarily for Videography, but these techniques apply to still photography as well. Along the way, Rob will introduce you to many of the situations and the people he has been fortunate enough to photograph. He also plans to introduce you to a template for successful pricing and contracts with your potential clients.



What you will learn:


Each attendee will receive a link to a 45-page guide for professional videography with hints, examples, rationale and practical tips that any videographer can use today. These bits of information are valid for both the professional as well as the budding still photographer who wants to make better videos using his current equipment such as that new Mirrorless camera.



About Rob Rainey:


Rob Rainey began a 53 year career in broadcasting in 1967 while still in high school, working as a studio cameraman for Alabama Educational Television in Auburn, AL. After graduating from Auburn University in 1972, Rob worked as a 16mm film cameraman and editor at the CBS affiliate in Montgomery, then at the NBC affiliate in Birmingham before being hired by WSM, the NBC affiliate in Nashville where he soon became one of the first ENG (Electronic News Gathering) cameramen in the nation. In addition to daily news, Rob also shot several documentaries for WSM, one of which was nominated for a National Emmy Award.


In 1982, he became one of three staff cameramen for the CBS News Southern Bureau. For nine years Rob traveled the world for CBS, covering hundreds of stories including Presidential Campaigns, Space Shuttle launches, Civil Rights marches, the 40th anniversary of the end of WWII in East Berlin and Hiroshima, and the Grenada Invasion.


In 1991, Rob started his own Atlanta based video production company, Rob Rainey Video Inc. CBS News 60 Minutes and 48 Hours became regular clients along with NBC News Dateline, PBS Frontline, CNN Presents, CNN Newsstand, TBS Network Earth, Discovery, HGTV, The History Channel and The Travel Channel. Rob shot several documentaries for independent producers, corporate videos, and fundraising and promotional videos for universities across the nation including Princeton, Smith, the Wharton School of Business, and the University of Georgia. He also shot behind the scenes and promotional videos for several movies and TV shows made in Georgia.


Over the course of several years, Rob received three national Emmy Awards, a Peabody Award and a DuPont-Columbia Award for his work with CBS News 60 Minutes. He was named the 2014 Distinguished Journalism Alumnus by Auburn University. Rob retired in 2020 and lives with his wife JoEllen in Peachtree Corners, GA.



Check out Rob's examples!





Hope you can join us for the December Meeting on December 14th!
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