Blue Ridge Photography Program
by Professional Photographer
The LeConte Photographic Society will hold a program by professional photographer Jerry Greer of Johnson City titled “The Blue Ridge – Ancient and Majestic” on Saturday, September 28th at 10:00 a.m. at the King Library in Sevierville.
“Almost every Blue Ridge valley and cove is a Shangri-La away from time, a primal garden, a haven, a retreat. Jefferson called the Blue Ridge Eden. FDR called his Blue Ridge retreat Shangri-La. Sandburg, Connemara. From flowering dogwood to buzzing honeybee to the people who have long called these eternal mountains home, I call the Blue Ridge home.”
For thousands of years these majestic lands have attracted visitors and inhabitants alike. This land is home to an incredible diversity of life, both plant and animal. See the Blue Ridge with new eyes through the lens of photographer Jerry Greer.
Jerry D. Greer was introduced to the wonders of the wilderness at an early age. Growing up in the Blue Ridge bestowed in him a desire to protect and conserve their ever vanishing ecosystems. By choice, he works almost exclusively in the southern Appalachian region and Jerry's love for his native mountains fuels his environmental and photographic endeavors. He uses his personal connections with wild places, together with a very contemplative eye, to create his beautiful and evocative imagery. His internationally-acclaimed and award winning images have been published in numerous books, calendars, magazines, and conservation and advertising campaigns. Some of his clients include The Conservation Fund, Outdoor Photographer, View Camera, WNC Magazine, Backpacker, Royal Robbins, LL Bean, The Lyndhurst Foundation, Wild South, REI, Pew Environment Group, Southern Appalachian Forest Coalition and The Southern Environmental Law Center; among others. Jerry is the author and photographer of eight books and one yearly wall calendar. Jerry is also the owner of Mountain Trail Press and lives in Johnson City, TN with his wife, Abbey and their daughter, Serén.
Jerry has been a working professional nature photographer for nearly twenty years. Highly respected and widely published in the natural history genre. Jerry's work is fueled by environmental issues of the Mid-Atlantic and southern United States and he is considered one of the leading conservation/environmental photographers of the region.
Please join us for this special program which is free and open to the public. This is not a Library sponsored event. If you would like more information on our photo club, please visit our website: www.lecontephotographic.com
The LeConte Photographic Society will host this photographic program on Saturday, September 28th at 10:00 a.m. at the King Library in Sevierville.
Please join us for this very interesting and informative program which is free and open to the public. This program is not a library sponsored event. For more information about our photography club, please visit: www.lecontephotographic.com
FROM DEE MURPHY: I wanted to give you titles on two books I highly recom
mend toward being a professional photographer. One is a yearly issue of Photographer's Market, published by the Reader's Digest Books (aslo available at library reference section).
One issue could be good for years and will give you many sources for
your photos. I want to add, ALWAYS make a contact first. Do not send
your work anywhere until you have assurance the publisher is interested
and follow their guidelines carefully.
The second book I recommend is for selling an image to a client. PRICING PHOTOGRAPHY, The Complete Guide to Assignment & Stock Prices. This is by Michal Heron and David MacTavish.
you have any field trip ideas, please contact Cindy. We are always
looking for local, regional and national outing opportunities. None too
small and none too big!