Our April 9th club meeting program will focus on “Portrait” photography, and to direct us with that will be portrait photographer, Tate Graham from Benton, Kentucky. We will set up outdoors at the Health Campus, participants are asked to bring a variety of lenses to shoot with. We will have Brittany Howard, Miss Rodeo USA and Karol Welch’s daughter’s family to model for us in exchange for some digital images of them that we capture during the shoot. We will do the photo shoot indoors if the weather does not cooperate. The print contest for April is “Churches”. We will delay judging until the May club meeting. Email April entries to firstname.lastname@example.org just the same.
Tate became actively interested in photography in 1996. While going through engineering School in her senior year, she thought she couldn’t make it through one last semester without something fun in her life. Along with the engineering classes she enrolled in a black & white film class with a dark room developing lab. This was one of her hardest classes because of the time that it took to take and process two rolls of film per week….while meeting the criteria for the week. She was hooked and has been involved in photography ever since.
Tate started out with film, then slides, and then went totally digital in 2002. She is self taught in Photoshop and Lightroom and various other software programs. It was 2002 when she first became active in a camera club. By 2004 she had advanced to the Master Photographers status within the club. She has been involved with several different camera clubs since then and is currently a member of the Paducah Photography Club.
Tate has been a portrait photographer primarily. She most recently worked with Gene Boaz Studio in Paducah as a photographer and retoucher. Strobe lighting and posing were essential skills necessary for the job. The studio closed over a year ago and Tate now chooses to photograph nature and enjoy retirement.