June 15 Club Meeting – Award Winning Photojournalist Rick Harris

You’ll want to join us on Thursday, June 15, for a special presentation by Rick Harris.

Rick is a 57 year’ old art student and native of East Tennessee. He views art as a way to share his interpretation of life and the world around him with others. Though he experiments with many mediums, photography remains his medium of choice. Working with both film and digital exposure, he attempts to evoke both emotion and -inspire thoughtful consideration from viewers with the subjects he captures. Over thirty years’ experience as an award-winning photojournalist has influenced his work in the sense that he does not concentrate on one subject but photographs many diverse subjects. From the beauty of the human body to man’s treatment of our environment. No subject is too tame or too bizarre. His influences range from Michael A. Smith, Edward Weston and Robert Adams to Ogle Winston Link and Robert Mapplethorpe. Rick’s ongoing projects include American Railroading, local landscapes, and scenes of social significance. A common theme throughout his work is the repetition of rectilinear and curvilinear shape. His goal is to use his art to bring attention to man’s mistreatment of our world in an attempt to bring awareness to our plight.

Rick’s program will include a slide show of some of his work.  It will include tips and procedures that he has used for success in the past and a breakdown on equipment and taking your photography to a higher level. Rick will discuss the impact of social media website on photography as well as a question and answer session on photography, working with the press and running a photography business.

The meeting is at 6:30 PM, June 15 in Room 221 of the Eastman Employee Center (map)

By | June 8th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Smithsonian is coming to Warriors’ Path Stat Park – Local Artists Welcome

The Smithsonian is coming to Warriors’ Path State Park!
June 24 – August 6, 2017

Free and open to the public daily from 12 NOON to 6:00 PM
(at the park’s Recreation Building on Duck Island)

This Smithsonian exhibition dives into water! “Water | Ways” helps us to consider how we use water and what water symbolizes to us; how water unites and divides communities and how people resolve conflicts over this resource; how water affects the way we live, work, create, play and worship; and how we care for our water and protect it for future generations.

How would you like your work to be on display at the Smithsonian Institution? Well, here’s your chance! Your work could be an important part of the exhibit! The theme of “Water | Ways” is how water affects the way we live, work, create, play and worship, and how we care for our water and protect it for future generations. The exhibit will include a display of local art called “Art | Ways”. This is NOT a contest. The only “prize” is the knowledge that your work has been displayed at the Smithsonian, and has helped exhibit-goers gain deeper insights into the importance of water to our region. You need not be a full-time professional artist to have your work represented. Please choose your best piece and submit it for consideration.

See the three attached flyers for more information.

Water Ways Flyer



By | May 19th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

May 18 Eastman Camera Club Meeting

Join us on Thursday, May 18 for a program for photographers interested in landscape photography.

Blue Ridge Parkway

Blue Ridge Parkway

Landscape Photography: Gear, Techniques, Composition Tips and Post Processing

6:30 PM, May 18, 2017

Eastman Employee Center, Room 219

Bald River

Little Stoney Creek

Richard Siggins will talk about what he has learned over many years and thousands of good and bad landscape photos.  Topics include what gear you might want, suggested settings and shooting techniques that yield nice landscape photos, and some of his favorite post processing steps.

Death Valley

Death Valley

You can see some of Richard’s work at his website and blog.

Pass the word and invite your friends.  Remember, you don’t have to be an Eastman employee or spouse to join.









Map to the Employee Center


By | May 12th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Meeting Reminder

Just a reminder that our meeting will be held April 27th (Thursday) in the Employee Center.

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April Meeting Topic & Schedule Change

April is here!

Information about our April meeting:

  • Our monthly meeting has been changed to April 27th (Thursday) due to a scheduling conflict with our meeting spaces.  It will be held in the recreation building as usual on the 27th.
  • Our meeting topic this month will be how to publish work online.  We will cover the basics of how to go about setting up a photography portfolio website and how to publish work online through various social media platforms.
  • Our photo submission theme this month is Mobile Photography.  Please submit us a few of your favorites here:  Submit Here.

Hope to see you there!

Photo courtesy of Sheila Shelton.


By | April 4th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

A Good Free Weekly Newsletter for Tennessee Photographers

And for you SW Virginia photographers as well!

Larry Perry in Knoxville puts together an email newsletter every week and sends it out to hundreds of subscribers.  It contains information about photography events across the state (mostly the eastern half), classes, some photos from subscribers, a classified section, and news from local clubs.   The most recent edition included information on a Beginners Photoshop Class, camera cleaning and calibration event in Knoxville, and several photo workshops and events.

To subscribe to Larry’s Photo Notes send an email to larryperry11@comcast.net.  Be sure to request to be placed on the Larry Photo Notes list.

Larry would like to feature some photos from people our area.  If you would like to send one of your best in just email to Larry at larryperry11@comcast.net

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