The Blount County Photo Club was established in January, 2000. The club is all about the love of photography. It is for the beginner to the advanced photographer. The club has field trips, guest speakers and members of all levels of experience. We do displays and slide shows using our members photos - no matter what level a person is at.
If you live or are visiting in the Blount County, Tennessee area and would like to join us, we meet the third Thursday of every month at the Blount County Public Library. Social Time starts at 6:30, meeting begins at 7:00.
Everyone is WELCOME.
If you would like more information, please go to the contact page.
Here are sevderal upcoming events that you might find interesting
April 8-13, 2014
Spring Wildflower Photography Workshop
This will be held at the Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont. Got to the Tremont Website to get more information. It sounds very interesting. There are 3 options: a 5 day workshop, a 3 day workshop, and a 2 day weekend workshop.
May 3-4, 2014
Townsend Spring Festival
This is always a great festival. There will be crafts, music, arts and more. Always a good time to visit the peaceful side of the Smokys.
We will begin the meeting with the contest and club business.
Our Speakers this month are Sharon and Brad Cottrell. Theyl 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.
The topics of the Cottrell's presentation will be:
Voyage of the Vikings which includes travels to the Fjords and Waterfalls (Norway), Copenhagen (Denmark), Stockholm (Sweden), Helsinki (Finland), Kristiansand (Norway), Tallinn (Estonia), and St. Petersburg (Russia), Cobh, Belfast, and Dublin in Ireland, Djupivogur, Heimaey, and Reykjavik in Iceland, Nanortalik, Greenland, and St. Anthony and St. Johns in Newfoundland.