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MONDAY, February 24th – Workshop on Macro Photography

The club will conducting a macro photography workshop on Feb 24th as a follow-up to the macro presentation of Feb 10th.  The workshop will provide members with the opportunity to gain experience with shooting macro images with a variety of equipment including lens reversal mounts, closeup Lens, extension tubes, and macro lens. The equipment available will mainly support Canon and Nikon DSLR cameras. However, some equipment such as closeup lens and focusing rails can be used with other type cameras. Various macro subjects will be available including matchbox cars, Lego scenes, coins and flowers.

A computer with photoshop installed will be available so that members can try their hand at focus stacking.

Member attending the workshop should bring their camera as well as other equipment that support macro photography such as tripods, remote shutter releases, dedicated flashes and macro lens.  In addition, members should also bring interesting small objects to serve as macro photography subjects.

The Cookeville Camera Club meets at the First Presbyterian Church in Cookeville.

Monday, March 9th – Photo Contest – Print Contest

The club is having our second annual print competition on March 9th a 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. The public is welcome to view the prints, see the awarding of ribbons and hear judge comments on the winning images.”  Gary Moore had this winning entry last year.  

 

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MONDAY, February 10th – Speaker: Roland Pearson

Macro Photography Presentation

The February meeting will be a presentation on macro photography by our club president. The presentation will cover the basic techniques of macro photography and will address both tabletop and nature macro photography.  The optical equipment options available to producing macro images will be discussed, spanning the price range from cheap lens reversal adapters up to dedicated macro lens. In addition, accessories used for macro photograph such as tripods and lighting equipment (constant and flash) will be presented.

This presentation will be followed by a hand-on macro photography workshop on  Feb 24th at the church.

 

 

Monday, January 13th – Photo Contest – Photographer’s Choice

“Photographer’s Choice”   – Photographer’s can submit any photo of their choice.  No theme this month.  This gives the members a chance  to show off their creativity, unrestricted by rules about themes.  Exercise those imagination muscles!

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, January 13th – Photo Exhibition – Shooters 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, DEC 09 — Annual Banquet

For our December meeting we will be celebrating the year  by sharing a meal and  reviewing the past year.  We will have a slideshow of the winning entries for the year.  Year-end awards will also be given.

Please sign up on our members website if you plan to attend. We need a number attending and the dish you wish to share will everyone.

This is always a fun time.

 

 

Winning Images from the Aug 12th Scavenger Hunt

Club Photo  Scavenger Hunt

The camera club conducted a scavenger hunt in Cookeville on the evening of Monday August 12th. The members were given 10 subjects to photograph between 6:30 and 8:15PM. It was an enjoyable photographic evening followed by a little desert at Cream City Ice Cream.

During the next two weeks, members processed their images and upload them to the club’s dropbox. Twelve members submitted a total of 106 images to the dropbox.

At the club meeting on Monday Sept 9th, members reviewed the scavenger hunt images and selected their favorite for each of the 10 subjects. Below are these people’s choice winners for each subject. Leann Walker and Tom Morack were tied for most votes overall for the  10 subjects.

Hope you enjoy the images. Try a photo scavenger hunt yourself.

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MONDAY, NOVEMBER 11 — PHOTO ESSAYS

Members will share their images with the audience in the form of a “slideshow” that can be up to five minutes long.  One of our favorite meetings!

Members will introduce their essays, and discussion of the images will follow.  This is a wonderful opportunity to share and learn from other photographers!

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, 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.