57 years a Photographer
Our speaker for our August Meeting is Jim Robertson. The title of his presentation is ’57 years a Photographer’ . Everyone is welcome to attend and hear Jim speak about his varied experience as a photographer. Our Program will be on nature photography.
In 1961 while a student at MTSU I bought an Argus C3 Camera and started photographing cave formations and Civil War relics in Tennessee Caves. Between college I worked at Dury’s camera store in the professional division. In August 1966 I was drafted into the army and served for 2 years as a photographer. Later I was hired by Tennessee Conservation Department to serve as their only staff photographer photographing for State Parks, Conservation Education, Archeology, Water Resources, State Forestry and The Tennessee Conservationist Magazine.
Five years later I was hired as a Federal Civil Service photographer photographing for engineers, scientist and researchers Illustrating what ever they were working on. The before, during and after and the problems they couldn’t always see. We shot high speed 5,000 plus frames per second and other unique equipment to solve problems.
I photographed 32 years as a research photographer but I never stopped being a nature photographer.