NEW PROGRAMS...A Note From Our President, Dee Murphy
As you all may be aware, we have a good many competition entries and finishing in time to leave our meeting room on time during the first Tuesday of each month is difficult. Hoping NOT to take anything away from our meetings, I have scheduled learning programs at the King Library in Sevierville. The library is just down the street on Gary Wade Blvd. past the Civic Center complex. Beautiful big new building on the left further down, our meeting room is the Burchfield Room, first as you enter from the parking lot at the back of the building. The meetings at the library are free to us and that's an important consideration.
I have information that a Tennessee Camera Club Council is now a reality. Please check out their new web page http://3ct.org. We will definitely be a member and participant. I’m working with someone from council, right now, to do judging for other PSA clubs. Soon, I hope we can have such judging events amongst our Tennessee Council clubs. Were you aware (I was not) that the Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont is a PSA member. That adds so much to our potential for interclub activities, competitions, etc.
I have had the privilege of being President of this club for the last three years. I’ve enjoyed the constant growth of the club and growth of member’s photography skills. Friends and I have created this club and enjoyed every moment of it.
Thanks much for your participation this past year, may we all look forward to the coming club year as a bigger and better LeConte Photographic Society.
COMPETITION CATEGORIES (Participation open to member's only)
Members compete each month in either the Beginners Division, Advanced Division or Star Division (considered as professionals and the most experienced members of our club). These categories allow competitions in both the Beginners and the Advanced Divisions to be more properly matched.
SENDING YOUR FILES: Please be aware that file size is not an issue any longer as we are using Lightroom for the projection software.
PLEASE label the files correctly as follows:
Division_Last Name_ First_ImageTitle_.jpeg
Ribbons are awarded to winners of each division in first, second and third place.
Critiques are offered by the judges to suggest improvement of one's images or confirmation of the qualities of the image. Member's may request a critique AFTER the judges scores are tabulated or after the meeting. If you would like a critique or have a question after the meeting, please email email@example.com
Club member, Karen Jones who won numerous awards at the recent salon of the Camera Club of Oak Ridge.
Congratulations to Gretchen Kaplan,
The annual Southern Appalachian Nature Photographers annual Contest and Salon was held in Knoxville on February 23, 2013. There were nearly 300 nature print images submitted and almost 400 digital images in the contest. Gretchen won in a few categories and also received BEST OF SHOW COLOR PRINT in the Wildlife category with 1st place.