Gwinnett Gab: Photographer to give tips on improving travel photos

Photographer to give tips on improving travel photos

LAWRENCEVILLE — Gwinnett resident, photographer, world traveler and EAA Chapter 690 member John Slemp will present his program, “Improving Your Travel Pictures,” on Saturday in the Experimental Aircraft Association Sport Aviation Center at Gwinnett County’s Briscoe Field.

In the past year, Slemp has made photo trips to Wisconsin, Puerto Rico and Zambia. Through his travel photos, he will point out how people can improve their picture-taking abilities.

Slemp has worked with a variety of advertising, corporate and editorial photographers while further developing his understanding of the art and business of commercial photography. He was the sole photographer for the 2011 Goodyear Aviation calendar and will have a few Saturday to give away.

The free program will begin at 10:30 a.m. Saturday and is open to the public. Breakfast will be available for $5 beginning at 8 a.m.

Ample aircraft and auto parking is available. The EAA Chapter is located at 690 Airport Road in Lawrenceville.

Mountain View baseball team to run tree pick-up

LAWRENCEVILLE — The Mountain View Bears baseball program will be conducting a Christmas tree pick-up for anyone living in the Mountain View cluster beginning at 9 a.m. Jan. 8.

The cost of pick-up is $20 per tree. The trees should be placed outside and at the curb, if possible. Those who need assistance should request it ahead of time.

For more information or to order a pick-up, call 770-362-8306.

Program pleas for host families for exchange students

LAWRENCEVILLE — Foreign high school students are scheduled to arrive soon for academic semester homestay programs, and the sponsoring organization needs a few more local host families.

Pacific Intercultural Exchange President John Doty said the students are all between the ages of 15 and 18, speak English, have their own spending money, carry accident and health insurance and are anxious to share their cultural experiences with their new American families.

P.I.E. area representatives match students with host families by finding common interests and lifestyles through an informal in-home meeting. Prospective host families are able to review student applications and select the match.

P.I.E. can fit a student into just about any situation, whether it is a single parent, a childless couple, a retired couple or a large family.

Families who host for P.I.E. are eligible to claim a monthly charitable contribution deduction on their itemized tax returns for each month they host a sponsored student.

Founded in 1975, P.I.E. is designated by the U.S. Department of State and is listed by the Council on Standards for International Educational Travel, certifying that the organization complies with the Standards for International Educational Travel Programs.

To learn more about student exchange or arrange a meeting with a community representative, call 866-546-1402.

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