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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

Photography Program on Image Design

Jennifer King

The LeConte Photographic Society will feature Jennifer King as their speaker for the August 30th meeting at the King Library at 10:00 a.m.  The program will be on “Image Design”.


Jennifer King has worked in the advertising arena as a creative director, art director and director of photography for... well, let's just say more years than she cares to admit!  She has been fortunate enough to work with the best photographers, designers, stylists and clients in the business.  While she had more fun than anyone should have at work, her retreats to the wilderness were even better.  So she traded in the long hours and endless days of the ad world for the more alluring 4a.m. alarm clock to catch the sunrise, replaced her designer shoes with fashionable waterproof boots and the models have become bison and grizzlies (and far less demanding).  Photography is now a journey, it's about the destination and its uniqueness, the world at its best. Simply... photography inspired by nature.  “I still enjoy the usual tromp through the airport and crowded seats, but at least my luggage is lighter.”

Jennifer King  336.430.6882


Please join us for this special program which is free and open to the public.  This is not a Library sponsored event.  If you would like more information on our photo club, please visit our website:


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.


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 2, 2014, 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 2013-14 were awarded to members who
achieved the best of their competition group.
 Considered the very best of each division were Gary Freese of the Beginners,
Betty Shelton of the Advanced and Rick Elliott in the Star Division.  
Once more the judges selected from these three top images and chose the image of Rick Elliott as the very Best of the Best.  Rick 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 Roger Trentham.


  November 2014 Monthly Competition Winners

STAR Division 

ners Division

1st Place -"Grist Mill" - Larry Landry

2nd Place -"Corn Husks" - Hempston, Pam

3rd Place - "Patch Work" - Rick Hawkins

Advanced Division

1st Place - "Upwards" - Kathy White

2nd Place - "Golden Eyed Beauty" - Mary Ann Rudolph

3rd Place - "Gold And Blue" - Mary Ann Rudolph

Star Division

1st Place - "Bass Harbour Sunset" - Tyson Smith

2nd Place - "Into The Mist" - Trentham, Roger

3rd Place - "Clouds Over LeConte"    Trentham, Roger

  November Assignment - Reflections

  1st Place - "Waterfowl Lake" - Roger Trentham

2nd Place - "Maligne Lake" - Tyson Smith

3rd Place - "Vermillion Lake" - Pat Trentham


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

Great critique opportunity to grow as an artist


LeConte Photographic Society

2014-15 Assignments


Good Times-People enjoying themselves
Reflections - things reflected in water, glass, sides of buildings, etc.
Style/fashion-current trends, period costumes
The best things in life-Family, friends, pets, food, etc.
Inanimate objects
Amusement Parks/Attractions


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 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

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.

 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

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
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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