Club Meeting March 14, 2015

March 14, 2015 Meeting:

Les Saucier on “The Art of Seeing”

The Sylva Photo Club is pleased to have Les Saucier speak on “The Art of Seeing” on Saturday, March 14th, 2 pm, at the Cullowee Methodist Church, 416 Central Drive on the Western Carolina University’s campus. Les Saucier is a professional nature photographer and educator who has taught nature photography workshops all over the country for over thirty years. Les lives in the Southern Appalachian Mountains where he offers digital workflow, digital printing and creative vision workshops locally and nationally. Les is the creator of the Flowerpod and innovator of the Macro Flashlight, both are amazing tools for macro photographers. As a nature stock photographer, he has been published in numerous magazines and books, including National Geographic.  As an educator, he has taught nature photography at University of Georgia and Western Carolina University plus presented photographic programs at NANPA, CNPA and was keynote speaker for Western North Carolina Fotofest in 2012. As a fine art photographer, Les has participated in both solo and juried shows, his fine art canvases and prints can been seen at Bluewood Gallery in Brevard, NC. As a photographic coach, he guides and inspires creative seekers on their journeys. He also offers photographic tutoring for those who are camera manual-challenged. After Les speaks there will be a Photo Show and Tell where members bring photographs related to a subject chosen last month.

This month’s subject is “monochromatic” which is the using of one dominant color but different values or shades of that color within a photograph.  Check outhttp://www.tripwiremagazine. com/2012/02/monochrome-color- dominance.html  for examples.  Bring your photographs on a flash drive to the meeting.  (This is a change of format for the presentation of these pictures.  You no longer have to send them in early.) After Photo Show and Tell we will have a Camera Talk open to anyone who has questions or input about anything to do with photography.

Facebook The Sylva Photo Club has Facebook page “Sylva Photo Club”  and Facebook Group  “Sylva Photography Club” is a chance for posts of the club, the individual, equipment, or (hopefully) anything to do with photography.  Anyone can post on this page. Make sure you like the “Sylva Photo Club” and join the “Sylva Photography Club” to get any posts on these pages sent to your own timeline.

For more information on the Sylva Photo Club go to,, or call 828.293.9820.  Visitors are always welcome and meetings are almost always free.10