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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.

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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MONDAY, JULY 08 — 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 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, JULY 08 — CONTEST: PANORAMA

Photo’s must be created by stitching together multiple images to produce a panorama (wide Angle) results.  You can submit 2 images.  This should be fun!  Come at 6:30 and enjoy refreshments and meet the members.    Meeting starts at 7:00pm,

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, June 10 — No Meeting

There is no meeting in the month of June.  Please join us at our next meeting on July 08 when we will be showing slide shows of our entries and winners in the Panorama contest – 
Photograph created by stitched together multiple images to produce a panorama (wide angle) result.

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

APRIL – AUGUST, — VIDEO – THE WALL THAT HEALS

The Wall That Heals

The Wall That Heals exhibit features a three-quarter scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. The replica is 375 feet in length and stands 7.5 feet high at its tallest point. Visitors experience The Wall rising above them as they walk towards the apex, a key feature of the design of The Wall in D.C,

The wall was in Cookeville from April 15-April 22,  2018
Click on the Green title above to see the Video  prepared by The Cookeville Camera Club.  We want as many veterans as possible to see this video.  Tell your friends.