MONDAY, August 12th — Scavenger Hunt

Cookeville Camera Club Scavenger Hunt

Date & Time

The August 12th club meeting will be a scavenger hunt. The hunt will start at 6:30PM rather than our normal meeting time (7:00PM), in order to get some images before sunset (7:36PM}.

In case of bad weather, you will receive an email in the early afternoon moving the scavenger hunt to the next Monday (August 19th).

Recommended Equipment

Members should consider bringing a tripod, flash and small flashlight to help with shooting after sunset.

Selection of Items

When a member arrives at the church, will be given a sheet of paper with a list of potential items for the scavenger hunt. Members will mark their sheet as the ten items are drawn from a hat..

Walking Scavenger Hunt

This is a walking scavenger hunt with items to be photographed in the local area including the streets around the courthouse and train depot as well as dogwood park. The scavenger hunt will end at 8:15PM with a gathering at Cream City Ice Cream & Coffee House (across from train depot).

Members can do the scavenger hunt individually or as a small group of members.

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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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