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accidentally found a cool club for my area

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Doug, May 8, 2007.

  1. Doug


    Jan 17, 2006
    East TN
    Local club for photography!

    http://www.sanp.net/ (Southern Appalachian Nature Photographers)

    Should be interesting to meet a few local photog buffs. How cool!

  2. haze2


    Mar 18, 2007
    Phoenix, AZ
    Nice web site. Looks like a good find!
  3. Doug


    Jan 17, 2006
    East TN
    Yeah, looks like they been a bit short on web development the last year. But that doesn't make the org bad, just maybe that special person to do the grunt work of site development not around. In fact, they have a hike this weekend. Challenging to find an exit off interstate I am not sure where it is and by 6:30 AM, whew. These folks get the early start!

    Not sure I can go, but I would like to!

  4. Seems very nice Doug. I have never been with a club, I like to roam without an organized agenda. But the socializing with fellow amateurs is something that I would like.
    Let us know how this works out Doug - and 06:30 is sleeping in as far as I'm concerned...:smile:
  5. Doug,

    I hope you enjoy them!! I've recently joined a camera club in my area and am really enjoying it!! Lots of super nice people, many of whom are very experienced and extremely willing to help out (hmm....sounds a lot like the Cafe, doesn't it? :tongue:) .

    Look forward to hearing your report!
  6. Doug


    Jan 17, 2006
    East TN
    Frits, I don't expect it certainly to be my total photo agenda. But I think it could offer a nice supplement to my current less than methodical methods, :Smart: and give me a chance to tap into others experience base to further my skills.
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    Also, could get me a hiking buddy or two maybe, that have similar interests. Initially at orgainized events, but maybe eventually a less organized, hey, want to meet and do a hike this weekend type thing? Never know.

    BE there at 6:30, not wake up, lol.
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    glad you had a good experience so far Gretchen... Maybe I will too!
  7. Quiet Eye

    Quiet Eye

    Apr 21, 2006
    North Alabama

    Kendall Chiles is the president. I guess I have known Kendall for about 4 years; he assisted in a workshop I took in the GSMP. He was a good game finder, instructor, and photographer.

    He appears to be primarily a classic landscape photographer. He works with UT Field School and a number of other photographers in conducting workshops.

    I last saw him in Pigeon Forge last January, where he particpated in the Wildlife Wilderness Week. He presented part of one session along with Don McGowan and Les Saucier.

    His specialty appears to be the southern Appalacians.

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