Local Exhibit SNAP Meeting Workshops

February Notes…

It is my deepest honor to have represented and served you as S.N.A.P. President. The time has come to pass the torch, and Emily Passino, is now our new leader. Jen Vogus and Jo Fields will be assisting her, and, of course Kay and I will be back-up as well. David Morel continues as our web gee…uh, GUY and Wesley and Emily continue with our exhibits. Good luck to all of them.

WE WILL NOT MEET AT DURY’S THIS MONTH! Because Dury’s is still not available, for February we have secured meeting space at the Belmont United Methodist Church in Hillsboro Village. Richard Barrow has agreed to share two outstanding experiences he had last year:

** First, as a member of the 2017 Periscope Class sponsored by the Arts and Business Council of Nashville – see  Deadline for this year’s class is fast approaching, and Richard can give us some insights into what he gained, and answer any questions.

** Second, Richard had a great show at the airport this fall as part of the Flying Solo series – see his images at  He’ll share not only the photos, but tell us all about the experience of getting them selected for this prestigious venue.

Belmont United Methodist Church is located on the corner of 21st and Acklen Avenues, in the heart of Hillsboro Village.

Belmont UMC’s parking lot can be accessed via 21st Avenue (look for the alleyway beside the Community Center) and via Acklen Avenue (just past the playground, turn right into the cul-de-sac).We will have signs directing you to the classroom space where we’ll have our meeting.  Please note that the church is giving us this space for no charge, but we like to pass the hat (a couple of dollars each) to be able to express our appreciation for the janitorial staff who have to work extra hours for us to be able to use the space.

Local Exhibitions:

Baldwin Photographic Gallery (MTSU)


Call for Entries…

Photographer’s Forum – Spring Contest


Liberate Your Art – Postcard Swap


Local Workshops:

Byron Jorjorian Workshops

Here are some of the photography workshops coming up in 2018. More coming soon.

Waterfalls and Wildflowers – Fall Creek Falls State Park/Cumberland Mtn. State Park – April 13th – 15th, 2018

Byron will be teaching this and it is in conjunction with the TN State Parks and you will sign up with them. You will have to go to this website to get more info. and call the number to enroll. s-photography-workshop

Big South Fork Spring Workshop – April 27th – 29th, 2018

(An Off The Beaten Path Workshop with Byron Jorjorian and Ron Rice)

We will create macro and abstract images as well as landscapes in a variety of situations. More importantly, we will assist you in refining and expanding your vision so that you not only bring back beautiful images but you learn technical and compositional skills that can help grow your photography in the future.

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Art of Macro Spring Workshop – Henry Horton State Park – May 26th, 2018 from 7:30am – 3:30pm
Topics that will be covered will include: Stalking Tiny Subjects, Selective Focus, Multiple Exposure, Metering Techniques, Macro Fill-Flash, Light Tents & Reflectors, Macro Telephoto, Defocus Techniques, Image Echoes, Lens Selection, Applying Artful Composition in the Close-up World and Much More!!

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Learn a Pro Digital Workflow – The Holiday Inn – Franklin Cool Springs, June 23rd, 2018 from 1- 6pm 

Join Byron and learn how to protect your precious photographs from catastrophe and learn how to organize, manage, keyword, rate, and quickly process large numbers of image files using Lightroom.

He will share in this seminar the streamlined approach he has developed to manage, process and share his images.

As an additional bonus, we are pleased to announce that On1 software is going to make a discount available for seminar attendees.

New Special Bonus Lesson: We will wind up the seminar with Byron’s 5 minute image edit. Follow along on your laptop using one of your own images and complete your edit in less than 5 minutes.

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