Club Meeting August 13, 2016

Our August 13th program is not to be missed. It is from 2-4 pm at the Cullowhee Methodist Church featuring Lori Kincaid, whose program, The Southern Appalachian Landscape will be from 2:00-3:00 pm with time for Questions and Answers after which we will share photos with the general theme of “The Great Outdoors” and the photo challenge this month “Barns”. Please bring six images on a USB thumb drive in any mix of the above for sharing and comments.

Lori Kincaid Bio:

Lori Kincaid is a photographer and naturalist specializing in the landscapes and flora of the Southern Appalachians. Lori’s work has been published in many premier platforms for nature photography including Sierra Club Calendars, Audubon Calendars and National Geographic Society publications. Her photographs are featured regularly in national and regional magazines such as Backpacker, Audubon, Sierra, Our State, Blue Ridge Country, and WNC Magazine; and in books, calendars, brochures, and media around the world. Lori has participated in national and regional juried photography exhibitions and in 2014 served on a panel sponsored by the Wilderness Society that explored the creative aspects of wilderness. She teaches photography at her secluded mountaintop home near Max Patch on the North Carolina-Tennessee border, where she finds fresh inspiration each and every day.

Abstract: The Southern Appalachian Landscape

The Southern Appalachians are ancient mountains of soul-nurturing beauty characterized by deep forests, fast flowing streams, and unparalleled biodiversity. In this presentation, Lori’s photographs will take you deep into the mountains, from the oft-visited Blue Ridge Parkway and Great Smoky Mountains to lesser known wild places where mystery and solitude prevail. Lori will describe her approach to photographing the diverse and often chaotic Appalachian landscape, which includes responding to intuition, using light and atmospheric conditions to best advantage, simplifying complex scenes through careful composition, and mastering technical challenges. With images that range from the expansive beauty of a Blue Ridge sunset to the sheltering intimacy of the forest floor, Lori’s goal is to help you find your photographic muse.