View this email in your browser

 In Focus!         March 2022
Hello CCoH!
I hope this newsletter finds you happy and healthy.  Can you believe – spring is right around the corner? – which means the photographic opportunities are endless.  Bugs, flowers, weather, butterflies, spring growth…..yes!
I wanted to - up front - thank all those who helped test and execute our first in person/hybrid test of the General Meeting.  I think we’ve paved the way to accommodate many.  Thank you for your patience and support. Many thanks also to JD – our program director – for coordinating a great presentation by Bonnie and Chris who showed us outstanding images and dialogue that will help us all as photographers.  Also – thank you to Jim T, who has assumed the reins as our new webmaster. Please – take the time to review the webpage.  I think you will find it is worth seeing!
It goes without saying that we have a crazy but very dedicated team working behind the scenes to provide you great events.  Accordingly, we are looking for someone to assist with coordinating our field trips.  You can find some of the general duties of Field Trip Coordinator on our webpage.  If you need more information – please contact me directly. 

Looking ahead to March – Our Before and After event (March 22), 2nd Tuesday critique (March 8) and our Gimme your best shot for March – Golden Hour!  Who doesn’t like photographing a great sunset or sunrise!!
I also wanted to let everyone know that – the club has a Facebook page.  It is closed and only for club members.  I would love to see club members post images – not for criticism (unless requested) but just to show some of the stuff you’re working on.  I got it – Facebook is not for everyone – but for others, it is a great way to illustrate your images without worrying about toxic feedback.  I encourage you to join the group and post. 
Finally – back to our passion.  Spring is coming.  The sunsets and sunrises are just as photogenic (especially with good clouds), the bugs and birds will start emerging.  Please – get outside….look at those nature vignettes that most pass people by.  Develop that photographic difference between ‘looking’ and ‘seeing’.   So…go shoot!!

Robert Coffey, FWIEP, FDPS, is an award-winning free-lance photographer with many years of highly varied photographic experience.  Bob first incorporated his photographic skills in the corporate world, then as a business owner and as an instructor. Bob’s professional photography began in support of his marketing career by using his images in sales presentations, trade show displays, capability brochures, annual reports, and multi-media slide shows.
He competed in monthly print competitions for over 20 years. His images have won awards in local, national, and international competitions and have been published in various newspapers, magazines, books and annual reports.
Beginning in 1980 Bob has been an active member of a camera club, first in the Delaware Photographic Society (DPS), then the Louisiana Photographic Society and now the Camera Club of Hendersonville. He has held many positions, including president, program director and education director. In 2014 he was honored by the DPS with the designation of Lifetime Member for his many years of service.
He joined the CCoH in 2012 and is now in his tenth year serving as an officer, currently Vice President, as he continues his passion for helping others learn more about photography in payback to all those who helped him move up the learning curve.

Below are two of his images.



It's time to renew your club membership for 2022. The dues will stay at the same level of $40 for returning members.  Those wishing to pay by check or money order  can send it to the club treasurer at:  Nancy Pierson, 26 Memminger Dr., Flat Rock, NC   28731.  We're now offering renewal by  PayPal on the CCoH website. On the website main page select "Current Member Resources". On that page, scroll down to the Pay Pal button. Directly above the button, be sure to select "Returning CCoH Member". 

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Nancy at


The Photographic Society of America offers annual photo competitions that are open to all photographers. You do not have to be a member of the PSA to participate. Accepted and awarded images and prints are on display at the PSA Photo Festival each year. The 2022 Photo Festival will be held September 21-24 in Colorado Springs.

There are FOUR separate competitions to choose from:

Small Print Exhibition - April 2022

  • PSA Digital Circuit - May 2022
  • Large Print Exhibition - June 2022
  • 3D Exhibition - June 2022
PSA International Small Print Exhibition is Ready for Entries!
Closing date – April 1, 2022.
There are 8 sections – PPD Color Open, PPD Mono Open, Nature and Wildlife, Photojournalism and PJ Human Interest, Photo Travel – 2 sections. Get Printing now!.

Full details can be found at

Featuring an array of spring fun! “Tulip Extravaganza” photo contest sponsored by Narnia Studios. Entries are due by April 25, 2022 no later than 5pm. All photos must be taken in downtown Hendersonville, NC. Winner is announced on April 28th, 2022

Remember a run of warmer weather could bring the tulips out early!

Barbara Hughes

Narnia Studios, A Heavenly Garden of Earthly Delights 
408 N. Main Street
Hendersonville, North Carolina 28792


It’s spring.  You know what that means?  FIELD TRIPS!  We need club members to plan field trips now that we are experiencing warmer temps and the beauty of nature.  The field trip suggestion sheet is on the website  Please submit to Lois Van Reese, Club Secretary at  If the suggested date has no conflicts with other club events, the organizer will be notified and notices will be sent out to club members.  Let’s get out and shoot!

We are also seeking a Field Trip Coordinator:  This position coordinates field trips with the Club calendar. The coordinator is not the host of the field trip; rather the club member who submits the proposal.  The proposal process and the field trip suggestion forms are out on the website.  Please consider being the go-to person for this.  Since Covid has forced the club to hold meetings virtually, field trips are one of the only ways to gather in small, safe groups to share our love of photography.
For a complete job description, please contact Lois Van Reese.
  • Financials:  Expenses for month of January: $308.96 (which covers the budgeted name tag expenses for new members.  New members then pay back this fee with new member initiation fees of $15 for the tag); Deposits from Dues Renewals, $600; Available Cash Reserves $2213.71.
  • We have a new Web Master, Jim Troeger, for the CCoH web page.  Take a look at some of the changes being implemented for a clean, easy way to access materials.  It’s still a work in progress, but Jim is doing an amazing job!  Thanks for filling this role, Jim.
  • Tuesday Critiques:  A reminder to all club members that our Critique sessions are held on the 2nd Tuesday of the month, 1:00 pm, via Zoom. You should be receiving updates from Ward Seguin on changes to the structure.  Join us to have your photos critiqued.
  • If you are not receiving notices from our Club President, please let me know so we can check the email address we have on file.  Also, if you’ve moved recently, it’s time to update your records.  Send me a note.
Lois Van Reese, Club Secretary

Our first workshop will be Infrared Photography by David Day.  This will be held on April 14, 2022 from 2-4 PM at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Hendersonville.  Check out the webpage listing all workshops currently scheduled for 2022 at

Second Tuesday critique: March. 8th - via Zoom. Images due by end of day Saturday, Mar. 5th.

General Meeting: Mar 22nd GMYBS theme "Golden Hour"

General Meeting Presentation: BEFORE AND AFTER
In this meeting, we will display each member’s BEFORE and AFTER photographs and ask the member to summarize the processing steps utilized.

REMINDER....Your AFTER Photos are due by the end of the day March 5.  Please submit to  Please include AFTER in the email subject line.  Let's see your work!
Copyright © Camera Club of Hendersonville. All rights reserved.

Want to change how you receive these emails?
You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list.


This email was sent to <<Email Address>>
why did I get this?    unsubscribe from this list    update subscription preferences
Camera Club of Hendersonville · 131 Creekwalk Ln · Hendersonville, NC 28792-8563 · USA

Email Marketing Powered by Mailchimp