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Upcoming Events

Wilderness Wildlife Week in Pigeon Forge – May 18-22 2016

Our club has participated for the past 2 years and will have a booth in the exhibit
hall for the 3rd year.  Please mark your calendars for this great event and stop
by our booth to see some beautiful photos that our members have done.

Brother & Sister Professional Photographers

to Present Photo Program “Seeing the Light”


The LeConte Photographic Society is proud to present a photo program on Saturday, August 22nd at 10:00 a.m. at the King Library in Sevierville titled "Seeing the Light".  

Professional photographers Victoria Kelly of Raleigh, NC and Larry Miller of Sevierville, TN, who are siblings, will present this program on lighting.  Studio lighting will be demonstrated on a model using various types of lights such as umbrellas, reflectors, soft box, and beauty dish.  The differences of each light will be observed visually via a digital projector on a large screen as the different shots are made.  Here’s an opportunity for you to up your game when it comes to “seeing” the light.  Five different types of lighting:  Rembrandt, Split, Butterfly, Broad and Short lighting will be shown and how they impact the image that you’re creating. You’ll also learn how to use a light meter or meter for correct exposure inside your camera.

If you’re doing all your work on location and think strobes aren’t for you—Larry and Victoria will also do a short segment on fill flash for outdoor portraits.  

AND… If you’re ready to be “all in” when it comes to photography—Victoria will cover some of the basic aspects of starting your own photography business.

This is a program you won’t want to miss—join us as Larry demonstrates the subtle differences between soft boxes, umbrellas, beauty dishes, and on/off-camera flash.

Victoria Kelly has earned the prestigious CPP designation from PPA, held by fewer than 3% of all professional imagemakers worldwide.  She is also a CPP liaison for North Carolina and image judge.  She earned her CPP in 1998 and her Craftsman designation from PPA in 2009.

In addition to being a member of PPA, she is a member of the Southeastern Professional Photographers Association (SEPPA) and is also a member of the American Society of Photographers.

She is the editor/publisher of “Southern Exposure”, the official publication of SEPPA as well as “Florida Photographer”,  is the immediate past president of the Cary MacGregor Rotary Club and an instructor at Wake Technical Community College where she teaches an introductory business class for emerging professionals.

She is the chairman of the PPA Affiliate School Directors and a past director of the East Coast School Photographic Workshops.  She owns a boutique studio in Cary, North Carolina where her concentration is high school seniors, debutantes and families.

Larry Miller has been a professional photographer and studio owner for over 30 years in Sevierville, TN.  His photographs have won numerous National and State photographic awards.  Larry has had two National Degrees bestowed by the Professional Photographers of America.  In 1985 he earned the Craftsman Degree and in 1990 he earned the highly prestigious Master of Photography Degree.

He served as President of the Tennessee Professional Photographers Association in 1989-1990. He was awarded two Degrees from the Tennessee Professional Photographers Association:  The Tennessee Certified Degree and the Tennessee Service Degree.

In 1989 Larry received the Southeastern Award from the eleven state Southeastern Professional Photographers Association.  The Award is the highest honor presented on behalf of S.E.P.P.A. and given annually to the one person chosen from the State organization for outstanding service to the profession.

In 1990 Mr. Miller received the National Award which is the highest honor presented to a member of the Tennessee Professional Photographers Association on behalf of the Professional Photographers of America. The award recognizes the outstanding contributions and service given to the profession of photography throughout the recipient's career.

In 1995 Mr. Miller was inducted into the Tennessee Professional Photographers Hall of Fame. This honor is reserved for those Tennessee Professional Photographers whose work has been chosen for contributing to Photography as an art form.

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.


      August  2015 Monthly Competition Winners

STAR Division 

Beginners Division

1st Place - Newfound Gap    Hawkins, Rick

2nd Place - On Golden Pond    Ball, Selena

3rd Place - Above the Swamp    Trentham, Pat

Advanced Division

1st Place - Golden Hour Lake    Milligan, Karen

2nd Place - Cabin Still Life    Rudolph, Mary Anne

3rd Place -Magnolia    Milligan, Karen

Star Division

1st Place - Waiting on My Man    Miller, Larry

2nd Place - Stormy Weather    Trentham, Roger

3rd Place -Red Fork Falls    Trentham, Roger

Assignment Division

1st Place - Christmas Place    Miller, Larry

2nd Place - Glass Church    Soter, John

3rd Place -  Work of a Craftsman    Trentham, Roger


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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