MONDAY, September 9th -Contest- Low Shot

Club Contest (Low Shot) – Monday 9 September
The subject for the next club contest is “Low shot“.  Time to get down on your knees dirty and see the world from a tortoise’s perspective.
The club is in final discussions with prestigious “International Tortoise Professional Photographer’s Journal” to publish the wining image, so do your best!
To get your camera low consider:
  • Placing you camera directly on the ground with a plastic bag underneath.
  • Placing you camera on a book, board or other flat object
  • Using a very short tripod
  • Inverting the center column on a standard tripod (possible on a large number of tripods)

A slideshow set to music will display the member-submitted entries. Following the show, the three top People’s Choice images, as voted on by club members, will be revealed.

The Cookeville Camera Club meets at the First Presbyterian Church in Cookeville.  Visitors are always welcome.


MONDAY, September 9th — Photo Exhibition: Shooters’s Choice

Members will submit their favorite images to share with the club.  This is our members’ chance to show off what they’ve been working on lately!  The exhibitions have become a member favorite activity.  A slideshow set to music will display the member-submitted entries, and discussion will follow the slideshow.

The Cookeville Camera Club meets at the First Presbyterian Church in Cookeville.  Visitors are always welcome.

Come at 6:30 for refreshment and meet the club members.  Meeting will start at 7pm.


MONDAY, October 14th – Speaker: Jim Robertson

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.

The following is a history of Jim’s accomplishments.

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.

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