Alex Neely, Photographer: Blog en-us (C) Alex Neely, Photographer (Alex Neely, Photographer) Tue, 05 Jul 2016 04:43:00 GMT Tue, 05 Jul 2016 04:43:00 GMT Alex Neely, Photographer: Blog 120 80 Independence Day minus 1, 2016 I'm a bit past due for a blog entry so here we go.


Sandy Springs, Georgia held their Independence Day celebration on July 3rd instead of the 4th this year - probably so as to NOT compete with the big one at Lenox Mall on the 4th.  Rain delayed the start of the music for 30 or 40 minutes but once the rain stopped, the band Shiloh put on a fine show and the fireworks display was excellent.



I left my tripod at home so I had an opportunity to practice my hand-held long exposure techniques.


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I used a Sony NEX-7 with the standard 18-55mm kit lens using various ISO and exposure settings.


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Mr. T Poses for the Autumn Shoots 20151016-_DSC1084Mr. T's Autumn PoseMr. T posing for his Autumn portrait at Dog School 101. Whenever I need a promo shot for a pet portrait event, Mr. T gets stuck being the model.  He has posed with Santa, The Easter Bunny, with his backpack, swimming, basking in the sunshine, running in snow etc.  When he sees my camera, I can see the thought bubbles..... "Great, what does he want me to do now?  He'd better not be out of treats."

This shot was taken on my Autumn set at Dog School 101 in Marietta, Georgia. Exposure info: Sony a99 with Tamron 70-300mm @130mm, f5.6 1/200 with two Paul C. Buff Einstein 640 flashes set at about a 100° angle and approximately a 1:2 light ratio.

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2015 Holiday Pet Portrait Schedule
Pet Photo Schedule with Alex Neely, Photographer
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2015 Pet Portrait Schedule

After a summer that included hiking, backpacking and mountain bikes, it's that time again. This year, I'll be at Boxerstock, Dog School 101 and Top Dogs Pet Boutique - and I'm considering adding a special Holiday themed family portrait event at Aunt Fanny's Cabin in Smyrna. Contact me if your are interested in that event.

For Pet Portrait events, 100% of the sitting fee goes to the pet rescue listed for each event. We ask for a minimum of $10 per sitting period (usually 15 minutes). NOTE: Multiple pets generally require more than one period to obtain quality images. Images are uploaded to my website for you to view and place orders for prints and other products. This year, you may select one 800 pixel image to download, at no charge, for personal use on social media, personal galleries or to email to friends.

The current Holiday Pet Portrait schedule is:

Boxerstock 2015
Benefiting: Atlanta Boxer Rescue
October 11 at Jim Miller Park in Marietta (2245 Callaway Rd, Marietta, GA 30008) from 12 noon to 6PM.

Boxerstock is an annual music event and is Atlanta Boxer Rescue's biggest fundraiser each year. The main stage music lineup this year is:

12:00 - Cumberland Blue
12:50 - theSAGAS
1:40 - Falling Through April
2:40 - Morgan's Road
3:40 - Matt Rogers
4:30 - Justin Dukes
5:20 - Laughlin

In addition to the main stage, there will be a separate music stage in the Kid's Village, over 75 vendor booths, food trucks, a mini-dog park, obedience and agility demonstrations, a silent auction and more plus KICKS 105.5FM will be broadcasting live. Oh yeah, and I'll be there with Santa doing Holiday AND Autumn themed portraits. Visit for more information.

Dog School 101
2171 Kingston Ct. Suite I, Marietta - 770-951-3647
Benefiting: Georgia Homeless Pets

Theme: Both Autumn and Christmas
Autumn Theme:
October 16 - 1:00PM to 7:00PM
October 17 - 10:00AM to 7:00PM
October 18 - 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Christmas Theme:
October 23 - 1:00PM to 7:00 PM (without Santa)
October 24 - 10:00AM to 7:00PM
October 25 - 10:00AM to 6:00PM

Top Dogs Pet Boutique
Benefiting: Southern Journey Transport and Rescue

Theme: Christmas WITH Santa
Roswell Store
900 Mansell Road Suite 13 - 770-641-8620
November 14 - 10:00AM to 7:00PM
November 15 - 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Kennesaw Store
2615 George Busbee Parkway Suite 14 - 770-218-0602
November 21 - 10:00AM to 7:00PM
November 22 - 10:00AM to 6:00PM

Dog School 101 and Top Dogs will handle reservations for the events at their locations. Email or call if you have questions: - 678-349-7450.

Sample print prices (depending upon paper choice):
4x6 - 10.95 & 11.95
5x7 - 12.95 & 13.95
8x10 - 15.95 & 16.95
11x14 - 28.95 & 32.95
Multiple print packages start at 15.95
Print and digital packages start at 19.95

I hope to see you at one of the events.

Alex Neely, Photographer
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I'll be at Boxerstock again this year doing doggie portraits.  Santa will join me once again AND I'll also have a fall harvest set for autumn themed shots. 

As part of the promotion this year, I shot the cover for the September issue of East Cobber Magazine featuring Lynn Ferrara and her boxers Deke and Missy....  September Issue East Cobber Magazine

Boxerstock 2015 takes place on October 11 this year at Jim Miller Park, 2245 Callaway Road, Marietta, GA 30008

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A Special Portrait Sitting on August 29
Time for a new portrait?  Whether you need family or senior photos, a new corporate head shot, a picture of you and your pet or just a good portrait of yourself, don’t miss this opportunity for a special portrait sitting with photographer Alex Neely inside the once world famous Aunt Fanny’s Cabin.

On August 29, 2015, I will be doing a special shoot inside the historic Aunt Fanny’s Cabin in Smyrna, GA from 9:30AM until 4:30PM.

The cabin, located at 2875 Atlanta Road, Smyrna, GA 30080, has multiple rooms that provide a variety of settings, plus I'll have a plain background set up for head shots.

The sitting/print options are:

Sitting Time (minutes)


Min. # of Proofs

# of Prints Included

(up to 8x10)


(plus sales tax)





















The prices include sitting fee, initial image editing, uploading of proofs, final editing and printing of your selected images.  Prices listed do not include Georgia sales tax.  50% of the  price is due at the sitting, the balance and sales tax due upon print delivery.

In addition to the included prints, you'll receive an 800 pixel file of each selected image for posting to social media or use on your website.  Other products that may be ordered at an additional cost include coffee mugs, t-shirts, mouse pads, greeting cards and more.

Sittings are by appointment.  Email or call 678-439-7450  to reserve your sitting time or for more information.

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12 Hour Zombie Apocaplypse Mountain Bike Race Yep, got drenched before the event started but it was an interesting event to cover.

12 Hour Zombie Apocalypse Mountain Bike Race

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