In Focus!       September 2022
Hello CCoH!
Good day everyone!  I hope this finds you all healthy and shooting. 
In case you missed it, we had a great presentation by Anne Berry on publishing a photography book.  Her latest book release – “Behind Glass” – is not only provocative and inspiring but very well done. 
As discussed at the General Meeting, we concluded our photo review test, and, again, it is showing great promise.  However, we are taking the month of September off – this includes the photo review and the GYBS.  We are doing this to allow all those wishing to participate in the Print Competition to focus on just that. 
Speaking of the Print Competition – it is shaping up to be a great one.  I hope you are taking steps to get your great images printed and submitted. 
Again, we have also been asked to take some images for the Hendersonville Chamber of Commerce on September 3 for the Apple Festival Races.  I sent out the race schedule to everyone.  I will be there!
Finally – we are rapidly approaching the fall color season.  I hope you take the time to photograph some of the best fall color spots in the country. – right here in North Carolina. 
So with that being said, why are you not picking up your camera?? 


Milt was born in Newry, South Carolina. Most of his early life was spent fishing the streams and hunting the hills of Oconee County.

He enlisted in the U.S. Navy at age 18. He became one of the military's top photojournalists and was selected to photograph the Apollo 8, 10, and 11 recoveries. Apollo flights 8 and 10 were the first manned flights to orbit the moon. Apollo 11 was the first landing and walk on the moon.

His navy assignments also included: The Queen of England's visit to Boston, a three-month expedition to Antarctica with the National Science Foundation, the return of POWs from Vietnam, and earthquake relief in Peru.

He was selected as photojournalist of the year 1976.

In 1979, he retired from US Navy as a Chief Photographer. He was the Operations Chief for the Navy Combat Photography Command at Norfolk, Va. He also was Bureau Chief Photographer for The Palm Beach Post at Stuart, Fl., covering three counties.
At the University of Florida, he managed the photography department for the Hugh Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences College covering the Gainesville campus plus twenty-five scientific research stations throughout the state. He was also the photography Editor for Impact Magazine.A former member of Corbis and The Stock Market Photo Agencies in New York City, his images have appeared worldwide.

His many credits include:  
Good Morning America (TV), Women's World Magazine, Max Magazine (Paris, France), McGraw-Hill (Text-book), Zefa Picture Library (London, England), Suomen (Helsinki, Finland), N.Y. Creative Service (Billboard), Johnson & Johnson (Brochure), All State Insurance (Brochure), Children's Television Workshop (TV), Intermezzo (Magazine cover) Germany, Granata (Milan, Italy), Amway Corporation (brochure), Simon & Shuster (Textbook), Pearson Scott Foresman (Textbooks) and Worth Publishers (Textbooks), and Time Magazine.

His other credits include:
Cover photo and inside images, Hornet Plus Three, The Apollo 11 recovery, by Bob Fish, Every Man a Tiger, by Tom Clancy - inside images, and North America's Favorite Butterflies, a Pictorial Guide, Publisher, Willow Creek Press, By Patti and Milt Putnam.

Two of his images are below:



With our annual print competition less than a month away, you may be wondering where to get your prints made if you do not own a printer. Alas, many vendors, such as Sam’s Club, have discontinued that service.  While I do not know of any local printers, there must be some.

For many years I took all my wedding and other assignment work to Costco Photo labs, and they did excellent work very quickly (while we shopped) for a great price that was less than the cost of ink and paper for my wide carriage Epson Stylus Photo Printer. To my dismay, Costco closed all its photo labs a few years ago. However, I have just learned from a long-time photo colleague that they have continued their photo service online at In addition to a variety of sizes, papers, and posters, they also offer greeting cards, photo books, wall decorations, and digitizing videos, film, slides, and photos.

Another photo colleague recommended National Photo Labs. A name that I have often seen is Mpix, and they post a 4.9-star review record. There are many others, and I invite our members to share any that they know about, both locally and online.  Just let our newsletter editor, Sherri Cappabianca, and our webmaster, Jim Troeger, know so they can spread the word.

Submitted by Bob Coffey


Flash Is Fun!
Workshop presented by Bob Coffey

Date: October 6th


  • Help dispel the reluctance to using flash
  • Demonstrate how, when and where to use flash…and how much fun it can be
  • Provide easy, useful tips on lighting subjects

Introduction - When and why use flash?

  • At night or in dark areas for main lighting
  • In daylight for fill light, especially in high contrast sunlight
Way back in the film days, using flash was a hit-or-miss process. It required flash bulbs that:
  • Burned a relatively long time and then were discarded after one use
  • Momentarily blinded the subjects
  • Required calculating the distance or f stop using a flash guide number
  • Often resulted in overexposed faces, especially noses
  • Could not produce good fill flash
  • Needed to be developed before the results could be viewed
Now in the digital age flash units use a computer chip to calculate very accurate exposures that can be viewed instantly. Any adjustments can be made quickly to reshoot to get the desired exposure. What was once a time-consuming hassle, often with unsatisfactory results, is now a very fast process that captures amazing images in a flash…pun intended. 
Presentation Topics
  • Projected image examples of many fun things to shoot
  • Live Demonstration with a model. The camera will be tethered to the laptop so that the resulting images will be immediately projected on the screen
  • Tips on Posing Your Subjects
  • Exposure Compensation
  • References/Handouts/Downloads
To learn about Bob's background, click this LINK to read his bio.

With the print competition only a few weeks away, all of the Board’s focus was on the sequencing of events for the evening.  It’s our first in-person competition since 2020!  I don’t know about you, but I have to dust off my recollection of print processing.

Because of the competition, there will be no GYBS for September.  The Theme was Nostalgia.  This will be tabled and shown in 2023.  Also, there will not be a 2nd Tuesday Critique for September.  This will resume in October.

Excitedly, we’ve been growing our membership and now have 83 members of the Club!  This renewed interest, I’m sure, is because we can again meet in person (along with our hybrid ZOOM link), the addition of PayPal for members to join and renew online, and all of the web page changes, thanks to Jim Troeger.  It’s exciting to see new faces and talent join the club.

Lois Van Reese, Club Secretary

The dahlias at Bullington Gardens are in full bloom, offering photographers an amazing array of dahlias in all sizes, shapes, and colors!  If you want a great photo opportunity without having to travel very far,  don't miss the dahlias at Bullington, now through mid-October. 

Not familiar with Bullington Gardens? 
You're not alone! Your newsletter editor regularly volunteers there and is amazed at the number of local residents who come to visit and say they've just learned of Bullington Gardens. 
Once the nursery of Bob Bullington, it is a public botanical garden on 12 acres of rolling land providing hands-on education in horticulture and other sciences to students, youth clubs, and adults.  Bob Bullington, who was a NY City policeman, had a true passion for horticulture which he finally pursued full time after retiring and moving to Hendersonville with his wife Sally in 1979. He operated the ornamental nursery until his passing in 1989. Bob had a vision for introducing new and unusual plants to the nursery trade that included native azaleas, new varieties of mountain laurel, and trees from Asia. Many of these unusual trees can be found in the gardens, as well as gardens featuring shade plants, azaleas, native woodland plants, a fairy garden, a pollinator garden, and a rain garden.

After Bullington's death, the gardens fell into disrepair. Henderson County Education Foundation became the new owner and leased the property to Henderson County Public Schools. 

Today Bullington Gardens is a 501c non-profit and the non-profit actually owns the garden now. It operates in partnership with Henderson County Public Schools and the NC Cooperative Extension. The garden is located at 95 Upper Red Oak Trail, Hendersonville, and admission is free (but donations are gratefully accepted). For more information, see their website at

Submitted by Nancy Pierson


Since there are quite a few club members who enjoy taking photos of various birds, here is a brief article presented by The Cornell Lab of Ornithology, "The Top Bird Photography Tips from Melissa Groo."

HERE to access the article.

Submitted by Ward Seguin


2022 Annual Print Competition - September 27

After a three-year hiatus, thanks to Covid, The Camera Club of Hendersonville’s Annual Print Competition will resume on Tuesday, September 27 at the Chamber of Commerce building.   

Pre Registration -  For each entry (maximum of three per CCoH member) entrants will provide their name, the title* of the image, and the category (Enthusiast or Advanced) via email to  by midnight, September 23, 2022.

In addition, you must submit a digital version of each of your prints labeled and sized as specified in Submission Guidelines* for each entry to by this same deadline.  


Night of the Competition  - Bring your prints to the CCoH Registration Desk in the Chamber of Commerce meeting room between 5:30 pm - 6:15 pm.

Even if you don’t submit an entry, all CCoH members are encouraged to attend in-person and to vote for the People’s Choice Award for the best in each category (Enthusiast or Advanced).  

See the CCoH website for definitions of these two classifications of photographers ( and for full print submission requirements see (  

September 2022 Gimme Your Best Shot - Rescheduled!

As our September meeting will be totally focused on the Print Competition, the “Nostalgia” GYBS will be rescheduled to the February 2023 meeting.  “Nostalgia” images taken in 2022 will be permitted for the February 2023 GYBS.

October 2022 Kaplan Room Library Photo Display

The Camera Club of Hendersonville will have a display of members' prints in the Kaplan Room at the main branch of the Henderson County Library (HCPL) during the month of October 2022.

Date Deadlines:

  1. Print titles to (  Tuesday, September 27 - 6 pm
  2. Prints dropped off at HCPL: Saturday, October 1 - 9 am - Noon
  3. Prints picked up at HCPL: Monday, October 31 -  9 am - 10 am
2023 Photo Critique and Gimme Your Best Shot Themes Announced

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