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All programs are held from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at the King Family Library in Sevierville, TN.  In case of inclement weather, there is a possibility that the meeting would be cancelled.  You may contact Cindy Mitchell at 865-654-8606 for that information.  As of now here are the programs for the next few months.


July 16 – Kayla Epperhart – “Appalachian Trail Adventures”

August 20 – Ken Jenkins

Sept. 17th – Genna Sellers – “Architecture"

Nov. 19th – David Hagaard – Reelfoot Lake – “Birds of Prey”

Dec. 17 – Sharon Cottrell

“Appalachian Trail Adventures” by Kayla Epperhart

Photo Program July 16 – King Library, Sevierville, TN


The LeConte Photographic Society is pleased to present a photo program by Kayla Epperhart.  She will discuss her adventures along the Appalachian Trail.  She hiked the entire trail in 2015 and it took just over 6 months.  She will share with us photos and stories of why she did it, how she survived this long hike and about the people she met along the way. 


Kayla grew up on the "Plateau" in Crossville, TN next to mountains and a cow pasture.  In 2006, she moved to Knoxville to attend Johnson Bible College a.k.a. Johnson University.  She married after dating for one year while in college.  After graduating with a degree in Bible and TESOL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language),  she and her husband fell into a lucky business transaction allowing them to purchase a video game store in South Knoxville.  The store was so successful that the following year, they decided to purchase a second video game store in Boone, North Carolina and also open up a vapor/electronic cigarette store in South Knoxville.  Her marriage hit bottom in 2014, and early 2015 she decided to hike the Appalachian Trail.  Having the time apart allowed her and her husband to finally come to the decision to divorce.  She finished hiking on October 2, 2015 and now lives in St. Louis, Missouri with her boyfriend, whom she met on the trail.  They're both working and saving up for their next adventure.


Please plan to join us for this very interesting program on
Saturday, July 16th at 10:00 a.m. at the King Library in Sevierville. 

This is a free program and is open to the public. 
 This is not a library sponsored program. 
You may visit our website  for information on our photo 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 1, 2015, at their regularly scheduled monthly meeting,
the LeConte Photographic Society celebrated the end of their fifth year.  
Awards for the Best of the Best for club year 2014-15 were awarded to
members who achieved the best of their competition group.
 Considered the very best of each division were Ann  McMahon of the Beginners,
Karen Milligan of the Advanced and Arthur Hatcher in the Star Division.  
Once more the judges selected from these three top images and chose
the image of Arthur Hatcher as the very Best of the Best. 
Arthur 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
Maggie Gordon.


A Little mood music

July 2016 Monthly Competition Winners

View Previous Competitions


Beginners Division

1st Place - Clearly Cloudy Steve Helton

2nd Place -  Ray of Light JOHNSON RAY

3rd Place - Uncertanity Of Time Hawkins Rick

Advanced Division

1st Place - We're Going Home!   MaryMiller

2nd Place - The Sun Sphere MaryMiller

3rd Place - Sitting Pretty Selena Ball

 Star Division

1st Place - Rufous Hummingbird Trentham Roger

2nd Place - Blooming Audience Whaley_Jerry

3rd Place - Summertime Mitchell_Cindy

Assignment Division - July

Cloud formations

1st Place - Ever Changing  Rick Hawkins

2nd Place - Max Patch Trentham Lin

3rd Place - Clearing Autumn Storm 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

2015-16 Assignments



Barns - previously commonplace they are now disappearing from the countryside - images can be anything “barn” related, whole barns, sides of barns, inside barns



Patterns, natural or manmade - patterns are everywhere, they can be straight lines, curved lines, circular lines - anything that repeats, the more unusual the better



Fall color - anything that demonstrates the colors of Fall leaves or flowers - landscapes, macro, leaves, color reflections, etc.



Tell a story - any subject which leads the viewer into the story



Shadows - natural or manmade where the primary subject is the shadow.  Not the shadowed side of a subject but the lack of light caused by a subject.


Monochrome - absence of individual colors, may be black and white and all the various tones including an overall single color such as sepia.



Silhouette - where the primary subject shows little or no light.



Night shots - images taken after sunset and before sunrise when the majority of the sun’s light is absent.  Can be any subject but it should be obvious that the image was taken at night with or without the assistance of artificial light.



Wildlife - any animal subject, mammals, reptiles, insects, etc. where the animal is the primary subject.  Domestic animals, cats, dogs, etc. excluded.



Cloud formations - images produced by clouds.



Close up/macro - images where the subjects are smaller than the front of the lens.


  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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