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Welcome to the Photographic Society of Chattanooga


 

PSC Guest Speaker

 

February 18, 2016 Mike Daniel

Mike Daniel is someone already known to many members of the Chattanooga Photographic Society. Mike owned and operated Superior Camera. He sold us our cameras (Nikon), cleaned our sensors, and gave valuable critique and advice on a wide range of photographic subjects. After 39 years, Mike and his wife, Nancy, closed Superior Camera in 2015, and began a well-deserved retirement. Nancy is an excellent artist. Over the years, I have enjoyed both Mike's photographs and Nancy's paintings of landscape and nature.


Mike's time in the United States Air Force turned a lifetime interest in photography into a profession. The Air Force offered him opportunities to grow as a photographer. The base where he was stationed gave him access to a completely furnished darkroom at the outrageous price of 35ยข an hour. The birth of his daughter provided a subject for developing his photographic skills. Mike won first place in a world-wide U.S. Air Force competition and that created an insatiable appetite for creating images that has never ceased.


While in the Air Force, Mike learned the finer points of wedding and portrait photography. After discharge Mike returned to Chattanooga and took a job with Olan Mills (one has to pay the bills). Finding that path too creatively restrictive, Mike then went to work at Central Camera and in 1976, opened his own camera repair shop - Superior Camera. Mike received factory training with Canon, Nikon, Minolta, Pentax and Olympus cameras. His camera repair shop morphed into a retail camera store. Mike has always been fascinated by cameras, and over his lifetime, has amassed a collection of over 300 cameras.

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Location: MAP

St John United Methodist Church, 3921 Murray Hills Dr,
Chattanooga, TN 37416
Boot Camp starts at 6:00 PM

Program starts at 7:00 PM

   

Noteworthy

February 8, 2016  

PSC Social will be Monday, February 8, from 6-9pm in the Heart Institute's Community Room at the YMCA on Shallowford Road. The presentations for this evening will be:

 

Steve Wixson โ€“ Stereoscopic Photography
Steve Brower โ€“ Colorado Fall & Oahu Christmas
Milton McLain โ€“ Costa Rica or phone photography

 

Members are asked to bring their favorite snack or appetizer to share; the club will provide drinks, ice, and paper goods.

   
March 19, 2016

Photoshop Workshop ~ Working with Layers and Texture

When: Saturday March 19 from 12:00 until 4:00
Where: St. John United Methodist Church in the upstairs class room.
Cost: $5.00 donation due at the door the day of the event

 

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To see the upcoming PSC field trips, click HERE.  If you have suggestions of places to go, tell Bruce Tatum, Field Trip Committee Chair.