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PSC Guest Speaker

August 21, 2014  

Dianne Blankenbaker - Landscape (with Birds!)
Growing as a Photographer: A Landscape (with Birds!) for Learning. Those of us who join photography clubs are generally looking for ways to improve as photographers and clubs certainly offer a lot of opportunities for growth. What we often fail to do, however, is to assess the landscape of skills required for photography and consciously choose where we most want to develop. For beginners, this process offers a way to categorize what you don't know and begin to tackle it one step at a time. For advanced photographers, when we reach a plateau, we may experience a loss of inspiration. Having a complete view of the areas we can potentially grow in can help us find avenues to reinvigorate our interest and our creativity.
In this presentation, I will share my own view (based on both personal experience and research on how people learn and perform better) of 6 sets of skills successful photographers bring to the table, thoughts on evaluating what "successful" means for you and where your own skills are, and guidance on how to be your own best teacher. I will use bird photography as the main examples for how each of these skill sets are applied and, of course, provide tips on photographing birds of prey along the way. For more information click HERE

Location: MAP

St John United Methodist Church, 3921 Murray Hills Dr,
Chattanooga, TN 37416
Boot Camp starts at 6:00 PM

Program starts at 7:00 PM



August 23, 2014  

Darrell Gulin's "A Global Journey & My Backyard" This year's photography seminar sponsored by Canon and the Photographic Society of Chattanooga will feature Darrell Gulin, a Canon Explorer of Light. Darrell's program is titled "A Global Journey & My Backyard" and will focus on his travel and landscape photography and cover his work flow covering his processing, filters, textures and various plug ins along with what equipment he uses to capture his images.

Darrell has been photographing for over 30 years and has been a full time Nature/Travel Photographer for the last 22 years. He markets his work through Stock Agencies, Editorial Markets, Photography Workshop/Tours, Seminars and Speaking Engagements.

He is the past President of the North American Nature Photography Association (NANPA). He has been their keynote speaker and has led many workshops and programs at their Annual Summits.
His photographs have been published in: Outdoor Photographer Newsweek, National Geographic, Audubon, National Wildlife, Birder's World, Sunset, Nature Conservancy, Popular Photography, Natures Best and many more. He has been showcased in almost every major nature calendar including: Audubon, Inner Reflection, Sierra Club, Kodak, Browntrout, Cedo, Nature Conservancy, Greenpeace, World Wildlife Fund, and Day Dream.

He is an accomplished speaker/teacher and was featured on Five Canon Photo Safari television programs.

In addition, a representative from KEH, the world's largest dealer in used camera equipment, will be on hand to purchase your excess or outdated camera gear.

Also, Berrie Smith, a certified Nikon and Canon technician, will be cleaning sensors during the seminar for $35.

The seminar will be held on August 23rd from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm at St. John United Methodist Church, 3921 Murray Hills Drive, Chattanooga, TN 37416. The Registration fee for the seminar is $20 . To Pay and register click on the Pay Pal button below.

Students may register for free by sending an email to Bill Mueller at shooter@gate.net

Sept. 11, 2014 The PSC Annual Picnic

The PSC annual picnic is scheduled for Thursday, September 11, from 6-9pm. The annual picnic is where we elect a new board and officers. Plus the results of the next quarterly contest will be shown. We will again have the event fully catered by Dockside Café.


Grilled Chicken
BBQ Pork
Vegetarian baked beans
Macaroni and cheese
Grilled mixed vegetables
Sweet and unsweet tea


The cost is $5 per person.

To pay by PayPal click on button below or send payment to;


Photographic Society of Chattanooga
P O Box 8886
Chattanooga, TN 37414



To see the upcoming PSC field trips, click HERE.  If you have suggestions of places to go, tell Wendell Gordy, Field Trip Committee Chair.