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Upcoming Events

Wilderness Wildlife Week in Pigeon Forge – Jan. 24 – 31, 2015


The LeConte Photographic Society will have a booth in the exhibit hall (LeConte Hall North).  We will display photos by our members, information about our club, and have members present to talk about our club.  Plus we plan to have a portrait photo area set up for some fun photography by Rick Elliott, one of our members.  Please drop by and say hello to us if you plan to attend WWW 2015.  It is a wonderful opportunity to attend photography programs during this week to increase your photography skills, some being taught by our members.  Our club offers Saturday programs throughout the year to teach you how to be a better photographer in addition to our monthly meeting on the first Tuesday night of each month at 6:30pm at the King Family Library in Sevierville.  We enjoy getting out on field trips with each other as often as we can.

Please join us for this free program that is open to the public.  This is not a library sponsored event.  Please see our website for more information on our photography club:



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.


      July  2015 Monthly Competition Winners

STAR Division 

Beginners Division

1st Place - Dollywood Express    Hawkins, Rick

2nd Place - Hawkeye    Hawkins, Rick

3rd Place - Can I Have a Fish Please    Ball, Selena

Advanced Division

1st Place - Feeding Time    Mitchell, Cindy

2nd Place - Nashville at Night    Mitchell, Cindy

3rd Place -Cascades    Milligan, Karen

Star Division

1st Place - Ready to Ride    Hatcher, Arthur

2nd Place - Our Beloved Child    Miller, Larry

3rd Place - My Guitar Gently Weeps    Miller, Larry

Assignment Division
Amusement Parks / Attractions

1st Place - Chinese Lanterns    Gordon, Maggie

2nd Place - The Orient Express    Trentham, Pat

3rd Place -  Bubbles Laser Show    Landry, Larry


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


  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.

 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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