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Upcoming Events

Starting Saturday 15 February at 9am The LeConte Photographic Society in Sevierville TN is offering  FREE Lightroom training at the King Family Library in Sevierville once a month on the third Saturday of the month from 9am to 1 pm.  Lightroom is software from Adobe, written by photographers for photographers.  Beginners to advanced users should find value. Those of you that have LR on a laptop may feel free to bring it with you, but a laptop in class is not required to participate and get full value.   We will focus on the Library and Develop Modules to start with.  There will be live demonstrations in class, and practice assignments to build skills.  Please let us know if you plan to come so we have enough materials on hand. 

Contact: Bob McAnally at rgmcanally@charter.net

“Portrait Tips at The Speed of Light”

By Colby McClemore 

The LeConte Photographic Society will host professional photographer Colby McClemore of Knoxville on Saturday, April 26th at 10:00 a.m. at the King Library in Sevierville.

 

This fast-paced, exciting photography presentation attempts to render Colby’s career experience in portrait photography down into a string of portrait tips, tricks, and techniques. Since the first time he gave this presentation, it has been a hit with beginners and advanced participants alike.

The program touches on all sorts of considerations, as many as Colby can fit into an hour or two.  Topics generally include how to interact with the subject, what to do and not to do; equipment and lens choices; focal lengths; camera settings, including aperture, shutter speed, and ISO; camera positions; compositions; posing of individuals and groups; lighting choices, as well as considerations using natural or artificial lighting. Colby even gives you assignments so you can start practicing everything you learn.

BOOK SUGGESTIONS

FROM DEE MURPHY: I wanted to give you titles on two books I highly recom

mend toward being a professional photographer.  One is a yearly issue of Photographer's Market, published by the Reader's Digest Books (aslo available at library reference section).  One issue could be good for years and will give you many sources for your photos.  I want to add, ALWAYS make a contact first.  Do not send your work anywhere until you have assurance the publisher is interested and follow their guidelines carefully.
 
The second book I recommend is for selling an image to a client.  PRICING PHOTOGRAPHY, The Complete Guide to Assignment & Stock Prices.  This is by Michal Heron and David MacTavish.

PHOTO SITE SUGGESTIONS

If you have any field trip ideas, please contact Cindy. We are always looking for local, regional and national outing opportunities. None too small and none too big!


Tuesday night September 3, 2013, at their regularly scheduled monthly meeting,
the LeConte Photographic Society celebrated the end of their fourth year.  
Awards for the Best of the Best for club year 2012-13 were awarded to members who
achieved the best of their competition group.
 Considered the very best of each division were Cindy Mitchell of the Beginners,
Jerry Hickman of the Advanced and Roger Trentham in the Star Division.  
Once more the judges selected from these three top images and chose the image of Roger Trentham as the very Best of the Best.  Roger was awarded an engraved trophy for this honor and all first place winners were awarded Blue Ribbon Rosettes.  Also awarded was the top image for this year’s Assignment Division, deemed the Creative Award and this was given to Gary Dennis.
Dee Murphy was given a special award for her contribution to the LeConte Photographic Society.  Dee stepped down as President and organizer for the last four years and turned over the club presidency to Cindy Mitchell.


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  January 2014 Monthly Competition Winners
Breakfast in Valdez    Edmond-Hayes, Elizabeth


BEGINNERS
 Division

ADVANCED
 Division
STAR Division 
ASSIGNMENT
 
 

Begin
ners Division



1st Place - "After a Shower"    Flenniken, Nancy



2nd Place - "Through the Portal"    Fisher, Timothy



3rd Place - "Grizzly Encounter"    Landry, Annette




Advance



1st Place - "Frog Sitting Pretty"    Mitchell, Cindy



2nd Place - "Froggy on Big Orange"    Rudolph, Mary Anne



3rd Place Tie - "Spring Lily"    Mitchell, Cindy




Star Division



1st Place - "Colorful Flight"    Trentham, Roger



2nd Place - "Winter"    Smith, Tyson



3rd Place - "Painted Bunting"    Smith, Tyson




  January Assignment - Creativity
 


1st Place - "Star Iris"    Trentham, Lin



2nd Place - "Lake Superior"    Smith, Tyson



3rd Place - "Weathering the Storm"    Trentham, Roger




ASSIGNMENTS 

Each month we include an "assignment" in the competition that is in addition to the usual categories (Beginner, Advanced, Star).  The assignment category combines all experience levels into one competition with one first, second and third place prize awarded for the assignment. You must be a member of LCPS to compete.  Guests are always welcome to enjoy the entries and critiques. Assignments are great exercises for creativity

ENTER YOUR PHOTOS
Great critique opportunity to grow as an artist

 


LeConte Photographic Society

2013-14 Assignment 

 

October - Fall Festivities

Festivals, apple barns or barns, pumpkin patches, scare crows, etc.

 

November - Mysterious: What Is It?

A photograph that makes the subject matter a question as to what it is.  Macro may be a good option on this one.

 

December – Patterns


 

January -Christmas

Anything that speaks Christmas.  Lights, Santa and Child, Snow scenes suggesting Christmas.

 

February - Winter Art

Ice designs to snowmen to icicle formations.

 

March – Churches

Photos of churches, windows, graveyards, pews, inside, etc.

 

April – Creativity

Not a common photo but given a special effect, as in filters or multiple images set together.

 

May - Wildlife of our Great Smoky Mountains

No cats, dogs, horses, wolves, only local wildlife such as deer, raccoons, otters, groundhogs, opossums, bunnies, including local birds, etc.  No parakeets or parrots.  Anything taken at Lynne McCoy’s rehab is okay.

 

June - Country Flavor/Living

Tractors, kids in overalls, picnics on the farm, farm animals, crops, gardens.  Photos that depict country living.

 

July – Architecture

Buildings, barns, outhouses, etc.

 

August – Sevier County

Your most competitive composition with quality light of places and things in our great county.


SEE IT. SHOOT IT. SHARE IT.

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.
Dee
 
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


AWARDS
Ribbons are awarded to winners of each division in first, second and third place.  

CRITIQUES
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 photographer@lecontephotographic.com

CONGRATULATIONS!
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.


OTHER MEETINGS
NEW!!!
 Sevier County Digital Lunch Bunch meets on the Third Tuesday of each month at 1:00pm but the location varies.  E-mails are sent out ahead of time advising the location of the lunch.  If anyone is interested in joining us, please notify Rick. Please join us for lunch and casual conversation centered around photography and LeConte Photographic Society. Everyone is welcome! You may bring something for "show & tell", a camera question and your camera To contact him, call 865-456-8557

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The second Wednesday of each month, Mr. Larry Perry heads up a group of local photographers who meet for a lunch.  This meeting is properly called  "The Digital Lunch Bunch".  Anyone with an interest in photography, or not, is welcome to join us. 

Meeting location is being reconsidered - if interested, you may get on Mr. Perry's "Larry's Notes" and be fully informed of all photographic events in our area.  Just send an e-mail and we'll take care of that
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Field trip to the Eagle Foundation took place on September 15, 2012.  We had a wonderful time photographing all of the owls, falcons, eagles and other birds they care for.  Thank you to Barbara and staff for taking time with us and making it a great morning.
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