2013 Putnam County Fair; photograph by Ty Kernea

Saturday, August 2 — Putnam County Fair Photography Competition

Title banner photograph by Ty Kernea.  ©2013 Herald-Citizen; all rights reserved.
Putnam County Fair Event & Class Entry Book

The Cookeville Camera Club is proud to manage the Fair Photo Competition.  The public is invited to enter photographs in the annual fair competition, and both amateurs and professionals are welcome to submit pictures.

The following information is summarized from the 88th Putnam County Fair Book – Event and Class Entry Schedule.  It can be viewed and downloaded by visiting the fair website.  Also at the website, you will need to view and download the exhibitor entry form.  It has important information about entering your photographs!

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CCC Web-Jason Tucker

Monday, August 11 — Jason Tucker, “Underwater Photography”

Jason Tucker is a professional photographer from Nashville.  Visit his website at tuckerphotography.com, and you will see he earns his keep by taking wonderful portraits of babies, singles, and couples. He shoots in the studio and out & about.  Wherever, the lighting is exquisite.

What may not be obvious by looking at Jason’s website, unless you look carefully, he has a background in underwater photography, and this will be the topic he shares with the camera club.



Dianne Blankenbaker Raptor Photographs

Monday, August 25 — Dianne Blankenbaker, “Growing as a Photographer: A Landscape (with Birds!) for Learning”

Those of us who join photography clubs are generally looking for ways to improve as photographers and clubs certainly offer a lot of opportunities for growth.

What we often fail to do, however, is to assess the landscape of skills required for photography and consciously choose where we most want to develop.  For beginners, this process offers a way to categorize what you don’t know and begin to tackle it one step at a time.  For advanced photographers, when we reach a plateau, we may experience a loss of inspiration.  Having a complete view of the areas we can potentially grow in can help us find avenues to reinvigorate our interest and our creativity.

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Cookeville Camera Club at Fall Funfest

Fall Funfest

Stop by at the Cookeville Camera Club booth at the Fall Funfest on September 5 and 6.  Learn about the club and pickup some gifts . . .  for yourself, friends, and family.  We will have photo note cards with envelopes that are perfect for sending special messages for any occasion.  You will also enjoy seeing larger prints showing spectacular scenery, local spots, and other subjects.  These, too, will be available for sale and are suitable for framing, or some may be ready to hang.

The Fall Funfest is one of our main opportunities to greet the public as a club and help raise funds for bringing professional photographers to town to present at our meetings, open to everyone.


Cookeville Department of Leisure Services

Photography Opportunities

Cookeville Leisure Services would like to extend a special invitation to members of the Cookeville Camera Club to help us document the exciting events and facilities here in our community. We would love the opportunity to share your photos on our website, in our monthly emails, in our bi-annual programs guide and in other online and print efforts aimed at informing our community of the spaces and events available through Leisure Services.

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