CCOR Meeting History 2013

November, 2013 Program

Colby McLemore will present a program on Adobe Lightroom 5 at the CCOR meeting on Tuesday, November 12th , 2013.

Now that Photoshop went into the Creative Cloud:
"Come take a test drive so you can feel what it can do & why you want it.
Adobe, the maker of Photoshop, has been working to move more and more shooters to its newest product, Lightroom - created specifically for photographers. Colby will be showing off this Ferrari of photo-editing software with an emphasis on its hottest new features. He will demonstrate how you can race through editing gigs of your images in no time. Lightroom's simple handling makes it super easy to learn. Look under Lightroom's hood and you'll see that is has all the nondestructive power you ever dreamed of, whether you're an enthusiast or a professional."

Colby McLemore has been teaching photography at the University of Tennessee, offering workshops on various photographic subjects as well as giving presentations at camera clubs and professional photography organizations.

Colby is the owner of Colby's Photography. The body of his professional work includes commercial, portrait, editorial, and wedding photography. He has won many local, state, national and international professional awards including Tennessee's Photographer of the Year, the Kodak Gallery Award, and the Fuji Excellence Award. His imagery appears in ads, websites, magazines, newspapers, books and even a smartphone app. He promotes professionalism throughout the industry with his participation on Professional Photographers of America, Tennessee's Professional Photographers Association, and East Tennessee's Professional Photographers - and has served on many of their boards from treasurer all the way to president.

To contact Colby about his classes or to see examples of his work visit his website at

September 2013 Program

Kris Light presented a program on Fall Wildflowers at the CCOR meeting on Tuesday, September 10th , 2013.

Kris Light is a lifetime Tennessean who grew up in Nashville, graduated from UT Knoxville and lives in Oak Ridge. Her life-long love of nature carried over into a profession of teaching science outreach programs for the American Museum of Science and Energy, the UT Arboretum and the Smoky Mountain Field School, to name just a few. She also taught science at Willow Brook Elementary School for 13 years.

Ms.Light became seriously interested in photography in 2003 when she switched from film cameras to digital. She has been documenting wildflowers, fungi, ferns, birds and anything that catches her eye ever since.

In 2009 she began photographing snowflakes with a 105 mm macro lens, which led to making note cards and jewelry. The following summer she began photographing moths and soon had images of more than 250 species.

Her photographs have been published in the Tennessee Conservationist, Cooking Light, several nature field guides, a German homeopathic medicine book, several science textbooks, and a Rexall herbal supplement label.

She and her husband have travelled to all four corners of the United States and Costa Rica. Her website is an essential bookmark for anyone interested in nature and nature photography.