Leica Photowalk: Oakland Cemetery
Date: October 29th, 2016
Location: Oakland Cemetery
What happens when you take a Leica SL to a cemetery? You end up taking great photographs!
Join us for a Photowalk at Atlanta’s historic Oakland Cemetery. The walk will begin with a guided tour of the cemetery, followed by three hours of photographing the gardens and the masterful architecture this hidden Atlanta treasure has to offer. The walk, will be guided by a Capture Integration expert, and participants will have the opportunity to test-out a variety of Leica cameras. We will end our fun filled day with a happy hour at “6′ Under. In addition, apply your $99 registration fee towards the purchase of Leica gear.
9 a.m. Coffee and Danish at Capture Integration
9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Gear and Instruction from the experts
12:00 p.m. – Guided Oakland Cemetery tour
1:00 p.m. – 4 p.m. – Photowalk around Oakland Cemetery
4:30 p.m. – Happy Hour at “6’ Under”
Participants will have the opportunity to use some of Leica’s premier cameras. If there is a particular Leica camera, or lens you’d like to experience please contact let us know.
About Oakland Cemetery
Less than a mile from the heart of downtown Atlanta, a hidden treasure, a secret sanctuary, welcomes you. This garden cemetery, founded in 1850, is the final resting place of many of Atlanta’s settlers, builders, and most noted citizens like Bobby Jones, Margaret Mitchell, and Maynard Jackson. It is also a showplace of sculpture and architecture, and a botanical preserve with ancient oaks and magnolias. Here in this peaceful place the full scope of the city’s rich and fascinating history unfolds before you.
Famous Oakland Cemetery Residents:
Pulitzer Prize winning author of Gone With the Wind.
Robert T. “Bobby” Jones
Lawyer, amateur golfer (only person to win the four major golfing titles in one year, 1930), developer and founder of the Augusta National Golf Club, and founder of the Masters Tournament.
The first African American mayor of Atlanta (1974-82, 1990-94).
Ivan Allen, Jr.
Mayor of Atlanta from 1962 to 1970, led the city through a period of significant growth and social change.