All posts by Bettye Austin

Monday March 13 2023 – Print Contest

The club is having our annual print competition on March 13th at 7PM.  The competition is divided into four categories. The first three categories are allotted based on the experience level of the members. The fourth category (Salon Prints) allows the members maximum flexibility in producing their images. Contest is for members only. The club will be viewing the prints, see the awarding of ribbons and hear judge comments on the winning images.  

Please sign up on the Events page if you plan to enter the print contest. Members were sent an email with contest details. Please bring prints to the meeting. We will use outside judges as we have on past print contests.

Location of the meeting is Cookeville Art Studio and Gallery at 186 S Walnut Ave, Ste a, Cookeville, TN 38501. Meeting starts at 7pm. Come early so we can get to know you better.

MONDAY, February – 13 – Speaker

Mike Leonard – After Dark

A program about how to take pictures after the sun goes down and before it rises. Via Zoom. Come join us at The Cookeville Art Studio and Gallery located at 186 S Walnut Ave, Unit A, Cookeville, TN. Time 7pm -9pm

Michael Leonard Bio December 2022

Life Experience:

36+ years as Production Facility Engineer at Time Warner Cable Productions, 20+ years stringer for the Weather Channel for Southern, Maine, 18+ years photo / video documentation of pre-blast, construction areas and claims, 16+ years of leading an Adobe User group for Photoshop.

Recent programs and projects:

Lead Photography Retreats for DownEast Magazine in Boothbay Harbor Summer 2022, Photo Tour Guide aboard cruises to see Lighthouses, Maine Windjammers and aboard Schooners.

Photo services offered for individuals and businesses including scanning, editing and printing

MONDAY, JANUARY – 9 – COMPETITION AND EXHIBITION- OPEN SUBJECT THE MEMBER CAN ENTER IMAGES OF ANY SUBJECT FOR THIS CONTEST.

Open
Members can submit any image created in the last 12 months for this contest. All photo’s will be displayed at the meeting and winners announced.

Cookeville Art studio and Gallery

186 S Walnut Ave Ste A, Cookeville, TN 38501

Arrive early to socialize. Meeting starts at 7.

Photo Exhibition

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.

Monday December 12- No Meeting

There is no meeting in the month of December 12th.  We will be attending our annual Christmas Banquet on December 13th.  Be sure to register for this event on our member website by Dec 1st.

Please join us at our next meeting on January 9th when we will have a presentation of winners of our open contest where you can enter photos of any subject.

Location of the meeting will be listed before the January meeting.

Monday – Oct 10th – Competition Photographs that tells a story and Exhibition

Photographs entered must tell or convey a story. Both juried and people’s choice winners will be given 5 minutes to relate the story depicted in the photograph to those in attendance at the meeting.

Images should be no older than 1 year from contest date. Members can enter 3 images.

Exhibition images(3) can be any time frame .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 meeting will be held at Stonecom. Address is 1 Stonecom Way Cookeville, TN, just of Old Sparta Rd.

Arrive early to socialize. Meeting starts at 7.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 14TH – Member Slide/Video Presentations

“Photo Essay” meetings are among the most popular meetings the club schedules.  Members have the opportunity to share their images with the audience in a five minute timeframe. Images could be from current work, from a trip, or from the neighborhood, or anything!  The number of images can range from one to any number, as long as they can be presented in five minutes or less.  You can narrate the presentation or include music using specialized software.  Members are asked to introduce their photo essay and be available to answer questions following the images.

The meeting will be held at Stonecom, 1 Stonecom Way
Cookeville, TN 38506

Monday – Sept 12th – Competition Abstract and Exhibition

Members must enter images that does not have an immediate association with the object world. Ordinary subjects are transformed in shapes, colors, patterns, and textures.

Images should be no older than 1 year from contest date. Members can enter 3 images.

Exhibition images(3) can be any time frame.

The meeting will be held at Stonecom. Address is 1 Stonecom Way Cookeville, TN, just of Old Sparta Rd.

Arrive early to socialize. Meeting starts at 7.

Monday – August 8th – Speaker

Prsentation ‘Judging Photos’ By Arik Gorban


Arik Gorban – Bio

Arik, a past president of the Somerset County Photography Club, is a photographer and photography instructor who focuses on the creative aspects of the photographic art form.

He has experience in the complete photographic process, including analog photography, darkroom work, and extensive digital imaging.

He frequently judges photo contests, including multiple international Salon competitions and juried exhibitions. Arik presents photography programs internationally and exhibits his fine art photography. He also photographs events and conducts photography workshops.

Arik is the recipient of numerous awards in photo contests and his work and articles have been published in the US and internationally.

This will be a Zoom meeting only. An email will be sent with the Zoom address to all members.

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Monday July 11th – Exhibition

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 meeting will be held at Stonecom. Address is 1 Stonecom Way, just of Old Sparta Rd.

Arrive early to socialize. Meeting starts at 7.