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 have our “club meeting event” at Mahr Park instead of the usual location at the Health Campus. We will have Brittany Howard, 2017 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. The print contest for April is “Churches”. We will delay judging until the May club meeting. Email April entries to email@example.com just the same.
April 9th Club Meeting Event Update
We have been working out final details for our photoshoot at Mahr Park next Monday at 6:00 p.m. We will locate on the west side of the lodge so that we can take advantage of the late evening sunset. We will only have about one hour of daylight, so we ask everyone to bring their on-camera external flash along with their cameras. If you prefer using a tripod, bring it. There will be no strobe lighting setup. Since we are limited on daylight, we will start the photoshoot at 6:00 p.m., so if you can be there a little early that would be good. Also, we need to demonstrate with a variety of lenses 24-70 mm, 70-200 mm, and 50 mm or 85 mm, so if you have any of these, please bring them. I personally don’t have any of these except the 70-200 mm, so if you have one of the others specified here, and are going to use it for our photoshoot, please let me know. Donna Stricklin, from Mahr Park is going to try to make it, and if she does, we will have on site restroom facilities at the lodge. If she is unable to make it, we will have to drive a short ways to the porta potties by the maintenance building.
Everyone is welcome to come!!! In addition to our club members, members of the other regional clubs are welcome. If you are not a member of any of the photoclubs, you are welcome! If you don’t want to participate in the photoshoot, bring a lawn chair and just enjoy! In the event that the weather does not cooperate (rain or storms), we will do our best to reschedule for the following week!!! And I will post that information on our Facebook group the day of our photoshoot.
If there are any changes, I will post it here!!!
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.