Each month we include an "assignment" in the competition that is in addition to the usual categories (Beginner, Advanced, Star). The assignment category combines all experience levels into one competition with one first, second and third place prize awarded for the assignment. You must be a member of LCPS to compete. Guests are always welcome to enjoy the entries and critiques. Assignments are great exercises for creativity!
The LeConte Photographic Society will host Sharon and Brad Cottrell on Saturday, March 16th at 10:00 a.m. at the King Library in Sevierville. They will do a photo presentation on their travel to the American Southwest and Northwest.
Sharon and Brad Cottrell have been photographers for many years. Their scenic photos of the Appalachian region have been popular items in art galleries in Gatlinburg and Townsend, and they have won many photography contests. Sharon started photography about ten years ago and since then she has won over 50 photo contests including ten winning photos for the Knox Heritage Art and Architecture Tour. Most recently she won the 2012 Insight Vacations International Photo Contest with her photo of Santorini which has been published in the Insight Vacations 2013 Tour Catalog and in the AAA Going Places Magazine. Sharon has twice judged the Camera Club of Oak Ridge yearly salon and the LeConte Photographic Society monthly competition. She enjoys landscape, travel, and architecture photography. Brad started photography over 40 years ago. He has earned the Certificate in Photography from Pellissippi State Community College and has won many Dogwood Arts Festival photo contests. His interest is primarily in landscape and wildlife photography. Brad has also judged the LeConte Photographic Society monthly competition.
I have information that a Tennessee Camera Club Council is now a reality. Please check out their new web page http://3ct.org. We will definitely be a member and participant. I’m working with someone from council, right now, to do judging for other PSA clubs. Soon, I hope we can have such judging events amongst our Tennessee Council clubs. Were you aware (I was not) that the Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont is a PSA member. That adds so much to our potential for interclub activities, competitions, etc.
The annual Southern Appalachian Nature Photographers annual Contest and Salon was held in Knoxville on February 23, 2013. There were nearly 300 nature print images submitted and almost 400 digital images in the contest. Gretchen won in a few categories and also received BEST OF SHOW COLOR PRINT in the Wildlife category with 1st place.