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 In Focus!         April 2022
Hello CCoH!

I hope this finds you all healthy and eager to get outside and shoot! 
In case you missed it, we had an outstanding General Meeting in March.  Thank you to all who submitted photos for the Golden Hour theme.  Some great images.  We also had our Before and After presentation. Kudos to Dennis, JD, et al., for putting together an outstanding presentation.  We were able to see some very artistic approaches to some of our images – and we all learned a lot about post-processing (with a few special approaches from Herk!).  For April, we will have Photo Critique with the theme ‘Joints’.  Cannot wait to see your images.
It's springtime, and accordingly, we are all eager to get outside and start shooting.  Birds and migrating and the wildflowers are starting to bloom.  Have you done your ‘photographers’ spring cleaning yet?  Now is a great time to do some of those photo chores we’ve all been putting off.
  • Clean out the camera bag – restock
  • Clean all your lenses, filters, and camera body
  • Check the camera batteries, batteries in headlamps, batteries in flash units, and batteries in blue tooth devices.
  • Clean the legs and joints of all your tripods
  • Reformat/clear all your memory cards
  • If needed – get your sensor cleaned
I’m sure this is just scratching the surface – but you get the point.  Nothing like being out on a shoot and you don’t have a formatted memory card or the battery in the headlamp is dead!
Have a great April and go shoot!

Jim is a newer member to CCoH, having joined in December 2021. He relocated to Western North Carolina in December 2016 as part of a career-based relocation and resides in the Fairview area with his wife, Jennifer, and their failed foster-turned-rescue Chihuahua, named “Stinky.”

Jim is still firmly entrenched in the working world, having spent most of his career in the automotive, aerospace/defense, and electronics sectors as an electronics applications and quality engineer. He now works for a large, global manufacturer of building materials and surface solutions products in the capacity of quality manager for their super abrasives manufacturing facility in Travelers Rest, SC.

Jim has numerous hobby interests and has been involved in many hobby-related clubs through the years, including barbershop harmony and community choruses, community theatre groups, saltwater fish/reef aquarium clubs, homebrew (beer making) clubs, and camera clubs. Jim’s first experience with photography (beyond just playing around with point-and-shoot cameras using 620, 120, 110, disc, or instant film as a younger child) was during his junior and senior years in high school when, after taking a photography course in school, he secured employment with a multi-studio photographer in his hometown in Michigan’s thumb region. He served as the studio group’s black & white darkroom technician for two years and learned a great deal as it pertains to darkroom operations and techniques. After relocating to the Metro Detroit area post-graduation, he also had his first experience with a camera club, the Motor City Camera Club. At that time, Jim’s primary camera was a Canon FTb and he particularly enjoyed shooting black & white given his time spent working in the darkroom over the previous couple of years.

Since approx. 1998, Jim has also served as the webmaster for numerous clubs and assumed the reins as webmaster for CCoH in early February. Jim has worked with multiple webhosting platforms and formats through these years. In 2008-2009, he served as the webmaster for the Orlando Reef Caretakers Association and in 2009, their website placed second in the club competition at the Marine Aquarium Societies of North America’s (MASNA) annual conference. MASNA is to the aquarium hobby as PSA is to the photography hobby.

Jim is excited to be a member of CCoH and looks forward to the opportunity to serve the membership as webmaster while also reconnecting with his passion for photography; hoping to regain the knowledge he once had and further improve his knowledge with a focus on continual improvement and further honing his skills in this craft we all love.

Below are a couple of his photos.



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


CCoH will have a display of members' prints in the Kaplan Room at the main branch of the Henderson County Library during the month of October, 2022.

To learn more about volunteer opportunities, deadlines, display requirements and more, please click the link below:

October Library Photo Display Announcement



Unlike Photoshop, LR was designed for photographers by photographers, so it is much more intuitive and faster to process large numbers of images. I put that to a test shortly after purchasing LR when it was first introduced in 2007. I shot a wedding with over a thousand images to edit and optimize ASAP and found that LR was much more efficient.  I did the initial processing in LR and then switched easily over to PS whenever any cloning and layer work were needed. The two programs worked well in tandem. When asked which app I preferred, I replied that I needed both of them.
Over the years LR has been greatly improved to the point that I rarely need to use PS, except when tedious cloning is needed. Its new masking feature enables quick and accurate selections of the sky that can be inverted to mask everything below. Then a long menu of slider adjustments is available that can be applied cumulatively onto one mask. This is the equivalent of a layer in PS, and it is much quicker, easier…and more fun…to use.
I took the train-the-trainer course taught by Adobe’s Principal Evangelist, Julianne Kost, in preparation for presenting a PSA sponsored LR tutorial to the Delaware Photographic Society in 2010 and later at CCoH plus private lessons. It is fun to teach, and one can get off to a good start in an afternoon session, which is much faster than PS.
With many thousands of images, it is essential to retrieve targeted images quickly and LR uses a relational database to locate images via keywording that PS cannot match. There are many other features and benefits, but this brief overview is a good start.

Now when I am asked which of the two programs I would choose if I could only have one, it would be LR. Fortunately, I do not have to make that choice since Adobe’s Photography subscription plan includes both for $9.99 per month and this includes all upgrades and technical support.

Submitted by Bob Coffey


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 the month were $163.39; Income from Dues was $600 leaving available cash reserves of $2913.03.

We are wrapping up our dues collection for 2022 with 20 members still unpaid.  The Board will be contacting members who are unpaid to determine their status.  Remember, it’s easier than ever to renew by using PayPal on the link of the newly designed website.

Read the information about the CCoH’s participation in the Library Exhibit this coming October.  We were unable to display our work in 2020 and 2021 due to Covid, so this is a GREAT time to get our work ready and spark community interest in the club.

If you haven’t checked out the webpage, take a look (  It’s updated with fresh info and well organized.  Our thanks to Jim Troeger, our new Web Master.

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: April. 12th - via Zoom. Images due by end of day Saturday, Apr. 9th.

General Meeting: April 26

General Meeting Presentation: Photo Critique - Assignment "Joints"

Our featured program at our next monthly meeting on April 26 will be a critique of member images based on the theme of ‘Joints’.  You can submit up to TWO (2) images with no restriction on when the image was taken.   We do ask you not to submit images that have been shown in previous sessions.  This should be a fun one - get out there and make those ‘joint’ images which need to be submitted to by midnight Saturday April 23.

While our guest critiquer for the April meeting really needs no introduction, here’s a little of his background:  Ken Weaver was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest before moving to western North Carolina.   Like many of us, Ken never took photography seriously until he retired in 2008 which gave him the time to focus on photography as an avocation. As he honed his skill with the technical aspects of photography, he began to see the artistic attributes of a fine photograph.  He was introduced to serious photography when he joined the Photography Artist Network (PAN) in Riverside, California in 2008. Later he began to hone his skills through education and training with the Boise Camera Club in Idaho. Ken later became members of the Robson Ranch Photo Club, the Denton Camera Club, and the Heard Nature Photographers Club, all in Texas. Most recently he was a member of the Camera Club of Hendersonville, NC where he served in numerous roles including Chairman for several years.

You can see some of Ken’s amazing images at

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