In the SpotLight

Salon Submission Deadline
Noon, Dec 1, 2021

Our Salon 2021 Entry Rules have been simplified this year. See our Salon page for details on how to enter.

Bears, Bears, & More Bears
by Bill Lea
Dec. 14

About Bill

Nature Photographer & Bear Expert

Photo of Bill Lea carrying a Huge camera and tripod

Photographing the wonder of wildlife, wildflowers, landscapes, and a variety of other natural subjects from the Canadian Rockies to the Florida Everglades has long been a passion for Bill Lea. However, he may be best known for his portrayal of black bears, the Great Smoky Mountains, and the Florida Everglades. Photographing black bears for more than a quarter century has provided Bill with extraordinary opportunities to learn about bears first-hand. He co-founded The American Bear Association and served as the non-profit organization’s first president. For nearly 20 years Bill has been presenting educational programs throughout western North Carolina and Eastern Tennessee in an effort to dispel the many myths and un-truths about bears.

"I believe the Lord has blessed us with so much wonder in the world. My photography focuses on the vast components of His Creation. He is the Master Artist. Perhaps these images will help inspire a greater appreciation for our natural world and a deep reverence for all life…..I hope so."

Judging Photographs
Douglas Hubbard
Nov. 9, 2021

If you missed Doug Hubbard's presentation you can see a video of it in our Library. It describes many of the concepts on how the Salon photographs will be judged.

Who We Are, What We Do

Any Photo Enthusiast

We are a group of enthusiastic photographers of all ages and levels of experience. Our monthly meetings alternate between educational presentations and themed competitions. We also have a yearly Salon that has been around since 1947! You are welcome to attend our meetings.

Current Officers and Chairs

President Doug Hubbard
Program VP Michael Slay
Competition VP Chris Cannon
Sec/Treas Don Spong
Salon Doug Hubbard
Librarian Ann Barber

When and Where

We are currently holding hybrid meetings, in-person at RSCC and virtually, via Zoom. Links to the meetings are included in the monthly Newsletters to members or can be requested at Sec/Treas. The meetings start at 7:30pm, but join us at 7:00 to talk with members informally.

Our meetings are held on the second Tuesday of the month at the Oak Ridge campus of the Roane State Community College (RSCC), City Room, 701 Briarcliff Ave, Oak Ridge, TN.

star Roane State Community College RSCC logo has provided invaluable support to CCOR for many years. We really appreciate it!

Updated 11 21 2021