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March 10, 2022: Discoveries from a Senior Photographer | Monthly Meeting

Updated: Mar 2, 2022

Our March Monthly Meeting will be on Thursday, March 10, 2022 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 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. ​


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Our March Speaker is David Schilling and the topic will be “Discoveries from a Senior Photographer”.


David Schilling’s career path took many turns and went down several roads before resulting in a lucrative photography business. For our March presentation, he’ll touch on some of the significant experiences he encountered and lessons he learned along the way. From the days of film to the cutting edge digital world, David mastered the skills necessary to be successful at his craft. Share a senior moment with him as he becomes our guide to photographic discoveries.

Through 50 Years of Experience | The Road To Discovery

  • 12 years of development

  • 4 years of focused study

  • 4 years of work exposure

  • 30 years of running my own business


About David Schilling:

I grew up in Orlando, Florida and because there was a military draft, joined the Navy after high school deciding that in case of war, I would rather be on a ship than in a foxhole. While in the Navy I was trained in aircraft avionics and performed maintenance on an airborne early warning plane called the E2A. During the Vietnam war while serving aboard the USS Kitty Hawk, I began taking Super 8 mm movies of aircraft catapulting off and landing with a tail hook. I also made movies along with stills while the ship was docked in some of the South Pacific ports.


After my Naval service I returned to Orlando and enrolled in Valencia College using the awarded G.I. Bill for tuition. While working on an Associates Degree in Business Administration, I contributed still photography to the college magazine and newspaper. After some time spent earning a living in various ways, including some photography gigs, I decided to enroll at Daytona State College to get a degree in Commercial Photography. That was where I meet the love of my life, and after I graduated we packed up and moved to California to start my new freelance photography career. Discovering that the timing wasn’t right, we packed up again and moved to Highpoint, North Carolina. There, I worked for the Alderman Studio photographing a variety of products including room sets for furniture manufacturers. I was then recruited by 3 Score, a studio in Atlanta, and we hit the road again. In 1985 I freelanced for Southern Accents magazine and later for a start up magazine called Veranda. That launched me into a successful business of 30 years.


Now that I’m retired, I still enjoy the creative process of photography and continue to add images to my stock library. Being retired also allows me time to spend at the YMCA playing Pickleball, socializing and enjoying the time I spend with my wife of 40 years.


Visit David's website: https://www.schillingphoto.com.


Check out some magazine covers featuring David's photography:


Hope you can join us for the March Meeting on March 10th!

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