CCOR Ancient History

CCOR Program History 2017

Jan 10
Food Photography
by Genna Sellers

Food photography is more than taking a photo of a delicious meal, it is a way to stir the emotions with beautiful imagery that tells a story and allows the viewer to “taste with their eyes.” During the January meeting of CCOR Genna Sellers, CPP will share her enthusiasm for food photography and include some of the tips and tricks that will take your imagery to the next level. 

Genna Sellers Photography

Genna Sellers, Pharm.D. BCOPS, TCD, CPP. TN Professional Photographer of the year 2013-2014. TN Top 10 Photographer of the year 2013-2016 ASMPTN Vice President, PPA Councilor

Jan 12
Portrait Worshop
Douglas Hubbard

A "Hands-on Portrait Workshop" led by expert portrait photographer Doug Hubbard, from 6:30 PM till 9 PM at Roane State Community College, room A-111. Meet up with fellow photographers to get familiar with your equipment. Be prepared to take turns photographing and being photographed (no models). We'll experiment with off-camera flash, reflecting and diffusing light, try out poses for headshots etc. This workshop is about practice, sharing ideas and expertise. Bring your camera and flash/speedlight, flash cable, reflector, light stand, diffuser, any other helpful gadgets. The number of participants will be limited to 12. Please RSVP to to reserve a place, if you would like to participate.

Feb 14
Club Competition
The Night Sky

ANy images taken outdoors at night. This can include astrophotography, city lights, Christmas lights, illuminated buildings and bridges, shadow and light effects, etc. Judge TBA

Mar 14
Lessons from Ansel Adams
in the Digital Age
Steve Zigler

A photo of Steve Zigler

As a Ph.D. chemist, Steve thrives on the combination of art and science that creates a photographic image. He travels extensively, focusing on the amazing Tennessee landscapes, the western US, and some remote locations around the world. He still has his first camera given to him by his Uncle when he was a kid. It changed him forever.

Ansel Adams was a dedicated proponent of both creative expression and technical ability in photography. For him, a successful photograph was the product of creativity and craft, of art and science. Or, to use his terminology, aesthetics and craft. In 1983, Ansel remarked, “As with all creative work, the craft must be adequate for the demands of expression. I am disturbed when I find craft relegated to inferior consideration.”

Ansel was a futurist. “I eagerly await new concepts and processes,” he once said. In 1981, Ansel stated, “I believe that the electronic image will be the next major advance.” Steve will share what he has learned about Ansel and how his philosophies have informed his own photography, especially in terms of personal creative expression and technical craft. Most importantly, he hopes to share an appreciation of the 20th century giant known as Ansel Adams and encourage you to explore his work as a way to advance your own!