ALL Photographs on this site are copyrighted and may not be reproduced. If interested in purchasing a photo, 
please contact us at  photographer@lecontephotographic.com

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:

www.lecontephotographic.com

 

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 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.


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  January 2015 Monthly Competition Winners

BEGINNERS Division
ADVANCED
 Division
STAR Division 
ASSIGNMENT
 
 

Begin
ners Division


1st Place - "Eagles Tongue"    Soter, John



2nd Place -    Lake Louise    Trentham, Pat



3rd Place -    Bald River Falls    Ball, Selena



Advanced Division

st Place -    Fishing the Smokies    Shelton, Betty



2nd Place -    Quill and Bible    Rudolph, Mary Anne



3rd Place -    Winter Day    Mitchell, Cindy





Star Division


1st Place -    Tenacious Tree, Jasper Canada    Whaley, Jerry



2nd Place -   Country Girl    Hatcher, Arthur



3rd Place -   Autumn at Medicine Lake    Whaley, Jerry



Assignment Division
Best Things in Life

  1st Place -    Pure Joy    Hatcher, Arthur



2nd Place -   Bundle of Joy    Smith, Kathy



3rd Place -    It Takes Two    Shelton, Betty




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

2014-15 Assignments

 


October
Good Times-People enjoying themselves
 
November
Reflections - things reflected in water, glass, sides of buildings, etc.
 
December
Style/fashion-current trends, period costumes
 
January
The best things in life-Family, friends, pets, food, etc.
 
February
Insects
 
March
Landscapes
 
April
Inanimate objects
 
May
Bridges
 
June
Sports
 
July
Amusement Parks/Attractions
 
August
Architecture


SEE IT. SHOOT IT. SHARE IT.


 
  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.

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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