All posts by Helga Skinner

Saturday, April 23 — Event ” Johnson’s Nursery” Photo Shoot

Our next CCClub ” MEMBER’S  ONLY ” field trip. Members are invited to be at the garden center at 7:00 AM before it opens to the public to shoot some flowers. This annual event is a lot of fun, and makes for good practice in a controlled environment.

At  11:00 AM for those who wish,  we will meet for a Dutch Treat Lunch !! Members please register at the Members Only section on the website at





Monday, February 22 – Meeting ” Lenses and Drones “

Four CCC members will give presentations on lenses, macro lenses, drone photography, and compact light diffusion boxes and lights. Members, divided into four groups, will attend each presentation for 15-20 minutes, with time for Q&A. Presenters will be Helga Skinner, Bill Miller, Steven Kuss and Walt Carlson.

  • Helga Skinner-  Lens Baby, Macro snap on Lens
  • Bill Miller-  Lenses.
  • Steve Kuss–  Drone photography.
  • Walt Carlson –Compact light diffusion box and lights.

Our presentations will included the price of the equipment and examples of photography they have taken using the equipment. We will allow plenty of time for questions and answers.


Monday, March 28 — Presentation and Workshop by “David Johnston”

This meeting consists of a presentation followed by a $20 workshop.

David Johnston loves being a photographer, but he loves teaching others ab1622363_887416127964975_7557319355166877311_oout it just as much.

Johnston realized how much he enjoyed photography in college. When the geography major went hiking for school labs, he remembers “I was always the last to get to the end of the hike because I stopped to take a lot of photos.”

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Monday, January 25 — Speaker, Jerry Whaley

Seasons & Weather in the Smokies

jerry102812 copyJerry Whaley is an East Tennessee writer & photographer whose images are marketed worldwide by Getty Images, Alamy, age.fotostock and several other stock photo agencies. His images have appeared in Sierra Club Calendars, National Geographic Traveler, Blue Ridge Country, Outdoor Photographer, Peterson’s Photographic, Reiman’s Country, Backpacker, Southern Living & many other books, magazines, postcards, calendars, and trade publications.

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“Monday, October 12 — Speaker, Ron Baker

Commercial Photographer Enjoys Variety of Work

Ron Baker 2015You go to the store and notice the candles in the home furnishings department. After looking a bit, you choose the one you just know will make your home smell warm and inviting. You know because you look at the label and see the picture of the vanilla beans.

Most of us never think about who took the photo that made you choose that product. Ron Baker does. As a commercial photographer it’s his job to show a product or a business and its personnel in the best light.

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