Regional Events

2019 INFORMATION

http://foothillssouth.cn0p00a-regions.org/

Details of the Carolina’ Nature Photographers Association may be found at www.cnpa.org.
Each region has a web-page, member Gallery, forums, calendar, and regional coordinator.
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ALL MEETINGS ARE AT 108 E. MAIN ST. FOREST CITY,
MAIN STREET MEETINGS BUILDING
ALL MEETING START AT 6:30 PM.
UNLESS STATED OTHERWISE.
ALL PREMEETING DINNERS WILL START AT 5PM, AT DINNER LOCATION.
Guest’s are welcome at meetings and outings.

ALL OUTINGS WILL START AT INGLE’S,
756 S.CHURCH ST. FOREST CITY,
UNLESS STATED OTHERWISE
NO PETS ALLOWED AT MEETINGS OR OUTINGS . NO ALCOHOL AT MEETINGS .
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PHOTO SHOWINGS AT MEETING.
YOU MAY SHOW 10 PHOTO’S OF LAST OUTING ONLY.
WOULD LIKE EVERYONE TO DO AT LEAST 5 PHOTO ASSIGNMENT PHOTO’S. Monthly photo assignment. Since the purpose of the monthly assignment is to encourage you to get out and shoot, these should be new images, taken since the topic was assigned, rather than images that are in your archives.
AND YOU MAY SHOW 5 OF YOUR CHOICE (MISC.) , VIDEO CLIPS NO LONGER THAN 8 SECONDS . Video Clips count as 2 photos .
IF WE DO 2 OUTINGS BETWEEN MEETINGS YOU MAY SHOW UP TO 10 MORE PHOTO’S OF SECOND OUTING.
IF YOU HAVE A TRIP OR A SPECIAL EVENT PLEASE LET ME KNOW AND WE CAN ARANGE A SHOW TIME.
PLEASE KEEP NUMBER AND CONTENT OF PHOTOS TO ABOVE GUIDELINES , THANKS BRING PHOTOS ON USB DRIVE . .**********************************************************************************
HEADER PHOTO’S
WHEN ITS YOUR TURN TO ENTER, PLEASE SEND IN 3 TO 10 PHOTOS, IF YOU CAN RESIZE IT WOULD HELP. 320 PIXELS ON THE HEIGHT SIZE. BE SURE TO PUT THE PHOTO NAME AS FILE NAME.EMAIL ME OR BRING TO MEETING. PLEASE SEND IN ON TIME, I WILL TRY TO CHANGE OUT PHOTOS EVERY 2 WEEKS. THIS WILL GET ALL MEMBERS A CHANCE TO SHOW THEY PHOTOS.*MY CONTACT INFO, IT CAN BE FOUND ON BOTTOM OF MY EMAILS , AND WEBSITE ALSO.
JOHN HAMRICK
CNPA FOOTHILLS-SOUTH COORDINATOR
bjh17fan@yahoo.com
828-289-5637
PO BOX 923
ELLENBORO, NC 28040
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PHOTO CONTESTS, PHOTO’S MUST BE OF THEME, They should be nature-related images (animals, plant life, landscapes). When entering , please keep in mind the title of the contest and how well the image represents the contest topic. Make sure it fits the topic. Photos must taken on club outing. 2l PHOTO PER MEMBER, PHOTO MUST BE SEND IN BY MIDNIGHT OF MEETING NIGHT. NO SIZE LIMIT AS LONG AS IT GOES THRU EMAIL EASY .PLEASE NAME PHOTO AND USE AS FILE NAME. JEGPS ONLY.PHOTOS CAN NOT BE RETURN AND CAN BE USED BY FOOTHILLS-SOUTH, BUT NOT SOLD. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE AT MEETING TO ENTER. HOPE ALL MEMBERS PLEASE ENTER CONTESTS, AS THIS WILL HELP YOU TO LEARN AND IMPROVE YOUR SKILLS AND ITS JUST FUN. DO NOT PUT YOUR NAME ON PHOTO. NO WATERMARKS.
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PHOTO CONTEST VOTING, ALL FHS MEMBERS MAY VOTE, YOU CAN NOT VOTE ON YOUR OWN PHOTO, YOU MUST VOTE ON 1ST. THRU 4TH PLACE. VOTE MUST BE IN BY DEADLINE. They should be nature-related images (animals, plant life, landscapes). When voting, please keep in mind the title of the contest and how well the image represents the contest topic. Do not just vote for your favorite image, make sure it fits the topic . SEND ME A EMAIL WITH YOUR VOTES. bjh17fan@yahoo.com. ASKING ALL MEMBERS VOTE EVEN IF YOU DO NOT ENTER CONTEST, IF YOU ENTER CONTEST MAKE SURE TO VOTE. PHOTO’S WILL BE POSTED AS HEADER PHOTOS TO VIEW TO VOTE .
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PHOTO CONTEST WINNERS, 1ST THRU 3RD PLACE WILL BE ASKED TO BRING AN 8″X 10″ PHOTO TO RECIEVE THIER RIBBON AND A GROUP PHOTO. WINNERS WILL POSTED AS HEADER PHOTOS ON OUR WEBSITE .
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MEETING DATE : Jan. 14
MEETING TIME : 6:30 PM.
MEETING PLACE : 108 E. MAIN STREET, FOREST CITY , NC
PREMEETING RESTAURANT PICK : LOUIE’S CAFE, 235 S. POWELL ST.
RESTAURANT TIME : 5 PM.
PHOTO ASSIGNMENT – 2018 OUTING PHOTOS , The Best one from each outing. NAME WHERE IT IS IN FILE NAME.
ME AND MY CAMERA ASSIGNMENT : KNOWING YOUR CONTROLS /
ADJUST EXTERNAL CONTROLS ON CAMERAS BY TOUCH WITHOUT LOOKING .
NEXT PHOTO CONTEST DUE : March – Winter
HEADER PHOTOS : RALPH BURNETTE AND DIANE FIELDS
QUEST SPEAKER :
OUTING DATE : Jan. 19
OUTING TIME : 3:00 PM
OUTING MEETING PLACE : 756 S Church St., Forest City, NC 28043 INGLES .
OUTING To : LAKE BOWEN SUNSET , 8519 Hwy. 9, Inman ,SC
DRIVE TIME TO OUTING : 35 mins.
MILES TO OUTING : 35
COST : NONE
RESTAURANT OUTING STOP: LAKE BOWEN FISH CAMP, 8580 HWY. 9, INMAN ,SC
******************************************************************************************MEETING DATE : Feb. 11
MEETING TIME : 6:30 PM.
MEETING PLACE : 108 E. MAIN STREET, FOREST CITY , NC
PREMEETING RESTAURANT PICK : COPPER PENNY GRILL, FOREST CITY, 146 E.MAIN ST. http://www.copperpennygrill.com/
RESTAURANT TIME : 5 PM.
PHOTO ASSIGNMENT – WINTER TREE(S)
ME AND MY CAMERA ASSIGNMENT : KNOWING YOUR CONTROLS /
KEEP THE VIEWFINDER TO YOUR EYE AND CALL OUT KILLER CHECKLIST SETTINGS AND SEE IF YOU CAN ADJUST THEM WITHOUT TALKING CAMERA DOWN .

NEXT PHOTO CONTEST DUE : March – Winter
HEADER PHOTOS : BRUCE RUFF AND KAY BURNETTE
QUEST SPEAKER :
OUTING DATE : Feb. 16
OUTING TIME : 8:00 AM
OUTING MEETING PLACE : 756 S Church St., Forest City, NC 28043 INGLES .
OUTING To : BREVARD AREA WATERFALLS .
DRIVE TIME TO OUTING : 1 hr. ?
MILES TO OUTING : ?
COST : NONE
RESTAURANT OUTING STOP: Fireside Café and Pancake Inn
Exit 49A off of I-26
Turn right at first light(Sugar loaf Road)
3 tenths of a mile down Sugar loaf Rd.
on the Right.
http://firesidepancakeinn.com/
******************************************************************************************MEETING DATE : March 11
MEETING TIME : 6:30 PM.
MEETING PLACE : 108 E. MAIN STREET, FOREST CITY , NC
PREMEETING RESTAURANT PICK : CHILI’S 128 SPARKS DRIVE, FOREST CITY https://www.allmenus.com/nc/forest-city/294725-chilis/menu/
RESTAURANT TIME : 5 PM.
PHOTO ASSIGNMENT – LIGHTS
ME AND MY CAMERA ASSIGNMENT : KNOWING YOUR CONTROLS /
TURN ON AND OFF AF, IS, ETC. WITHOUT LOOKING .
NEXT PHOTO CONTEST DUE : Winter, NOW. They should be Winter nature-related images (animals, plant life, landscapes). When entering , please keep in mind the title of the contest and how well the image represents the contest topic. Make sure it fits the topic. Photos must taken on club outing
HEADER PHOTOS : CONTEST PHOTO’S .
QUEST SPEAKER :
OUTING DATE : March 30
OUTING TIME : 9:30 AM
OUTING MEETING PLACE : 756 S Church St., Forest City, NC 28043 INGLES .
OUTING To : BONE PICKING WITH CAR CLUB , to Vick’s
DRIVE TIME TO OUTING : 45
MILES TO OUTING : 40
COST : NONE
RESTAURANT OUTING STOP: lunch at Banton Chiefs 1pm.
******************************************************************************************MEETING DATE : April 8
MEETING TIME : 6:30 PM.
MEETING PLACE : 108 E. MAIN STREET, FOREST CITY , NC
PREMEETING RESTAURANT PICK : Scott’s on Broadway
753 S Broadway St, Forest City, NC
http://www.scottsonbroadway.com/
RESTAURANT TIME : 5 PM.
PHOTO ASSIGNMENT – WINTER
ME AND MY CAMERA ASSIGNMENT :CHANGING LENSES :
LEARN TO CHANGE LENSES QUICKLY WITHOUT SETTING ONE DOWN .
(PRACTICE OVER BED OR COUCH).
NEXT PHOTO CONTEST DUE :JUNE. FACES OF ANIMALS
HEADER PHOTOS : MAUIS CHASKIN-MOTT and GEORGE FLETHER
QUEST SPEAKER :
OUTING DATE : April 27
OUTING TIME : 6:45 AM
OUTING MEETING PLACE : 756 S Church St., Forest City, NC 28043 INGLES .
OUTING To : Greenville Zoo, 150 Cleveland Park Drive , Greenville ,SC
DRIVE TIME TO OUTING : 1 HR 15 MINS.
MILES TO OUTING : 72
COST : $9.75
RESTAURANT OUTING STOP: BANTAN CHEF
418. S. ALABAMA ST.
CHESSENSE, SC
http://www.bantamchefchesnee.com/
******************************************************************************************MEETING DATE : May 13
MEETING TIME : 6:30 PM.
MEETING PLACE : 108 E. MAIN STREET, FOREST CITY , NC
PREMEETING RESTAURANT PICK : SAKURA’S EXPRESS. 267 W Main St Spindale, NC 28160
RESTAURANT TIME : 5 PM.
PHOTO ASSIGNMENT – BLACK/WHITE
ME AND MY CAMERA ASSIGNMENT : TRACKING WITH MOVING SUBJECT .
FIND A PREDICTABLE MOVING SUBJECT AND PRACTICE KEEPING ONE FOCUS POINT ON IT AT ALL TIMES.
NEXT PHOTO CONTEST DUE : NOW. FACES OF ANIMALS , They should be Faces of Animals nature-related images (animals, plant life, landscapes). When entering , please keep in mind the title of the contest and how well the image represents the contest topic. Make sure it fits the topic. Photos must taken on club outing.
HEADER PHOTOS : CINDY MADDOX AND EDWARD MOTT
QUEST SPEAKER :
OUTING DATE : May 18
OUTING TIME : 6:00 AM
OUTING MEETING PLACE : 756 S Church St., Forest City, NC 28043 INGLES .
OUTING To : SC BOTANICAL GARDEN , 150 DISCOVERY LANE, CLEMSON ,SC
DRIVE TIME TO OUTING : 2 HRS.
MILES TO OUTING : 105
COST : NONE
RESTAURANT OUTING STOP: STOP FOR BREAKFAST ON WAY , WHERE ?
******************************************************************************************MEETING DATE : June 10
MEETING TIME : 6:30 PM.
MEETING PLACE : 108 E. MAIN STREET, FOREST CITY , NC
PREMEETING RESTAURANT PICK : FAT TRACY’S, West end Forest City.
RESTAURANT TIME : 5 PM.
PHOTO ASSIGNMENT – REFLECTIONS
ME AND MY CAMERA ASSIGNMENT : TRACKING WITH MOVING SUBJECT .
THEN TRY SAME DRILL WITH AN UNPREDICTABLE SUBJECT MATTER .
NEXT PHOTO CONTEST DUE : NOW. FACES OF ANIMALS , They should be Faces of Animals nature-related images (animals, plant life, landscapes). When entering , please keep in mind the title of the contest and how well the image represents the contest topic. Make sure it fits the topic. Photos must taken on club outing.
HEADER PHOTOS : CONTEST PHOTO’S
QUEST SPEAKER :
OUTING DATE : June 22
OUTING TIME : 6:00 AM
OUTING MEETING PLACE : 756 S Church St., Forest City, NC 28043 INGLES .
OUTING To : LALE JUNALUSKA WALKING TRAIL, 91 N. LAKESHORE DRIVE , LAKE JUNALUSKA ,NC
DRIVE TIME TO OUTING : 1 1/2 HRS.
MILES TO OUTING : 80
COST : NONE
RESTAURANT OUTING STOP: Moose Café
570 Brevard Rd, Asheville, NC
***************************************************************************MEETING DATE : July 8
MEETING TIME : 6:30 PM.
MEETING PLACE : 108 E. MAIN STREET, FOREST CITY , NC
PREMEETING RESTAURANT PICK : Moe’s BBQ , 150 E. Main Street , Forest City
RESTAURANT TIME : 5 PM.
PHOTO ASSIGNMENT -. LANDSCAPES
ME AND MY CAMERA ASSIGNMENT : PREPARATION WITH DEFAULT CHECKLIST SETTINGS .
MAKE A KILLER CHECKLIST THAT IS BLANK AND FILL IT OUT BEFORE SHOOT.
NEXT PHOTO CONTEST DUE : SEPTEMBER , LANDSCAPES
HEADER PHOTOS : ELAINE SCOTT AND JUDI BARNETT
QUEST SPEAKER :
OUTING DATE : July 20
OUTING TIME : 6:30 PM
OUTING MEETING PLACE : 756 S Church St., Forest City, NC 28043 INGLES .
OUTING To : WHEELS THRU TIME , VINTAGE LN. MAGGIE VALLEY , NC
DRIVE TIME TO OUTING : 1 HR. 35 MINS.
MILES TO OUTING : 105
COST : ?
RESTAURANT OUTING STOP: FIRESIDE CAFE AND PANCAKE INN, HENDERSONVILLE
***************************************************************************MEETING DATE : Aug. 12
MEETING TIME : 6:30 PM.
MEETING PLACE : 108 E. MAIN STREET, FOREST CITY , NC
PREMEETING RESTAURANT PICK : MICHOACAN, 107 W. MAIN ST., FOREST CITY .
RESTAURANT TIME : 5 PM.
PHOTO ASSIGNMENT – WATER DROPLETS.
ME AND MY CAMERA ASSIGNMENT : PREPARATION WITH DEFAULT CHECKLIST SETTINGS .
LOOK DOWN AT THE DISPLAY ON YOUR CAMERA AND SEE HOW LONG IT TAKES TO FILL OUT CHECK ALL PLUS 8 SETTINGS .
NEXT PHOTO CONTEST DUE : SEPTEMBER , LANDSCAPES
HEADER PHOTOS : JANA MORAVEC AND JOHN HAMRICK
QUEST SPEAKER : Mary Louise Ravese- Bella Vista Photography
https://www.bellavistaphotography.com/speaking-engagements-competition-judging
The topic will be Black & White Photography
Picking appropriate subject matter for black and white imagery
Key design points for B&W
Scene characteristics to watch for
Learning to see B&W image potential in a color world
Converting Images to B&W
Importance of color filters in grayscale tone interpretation
Typical software functionality for B&W conversion
B&W Print and Presentation
Printing approach and choice of media tailored to image
Using matting and framing to enhance an image characteristics
OUTING DATE : Aug. 17
OUTING TIME : NOON
OUTING MEETING PLACE : 756 S Church St., Forest City, NC 28043 INGLES .
OUTING To : TEAM ECCO AQUARIUM AND SHARK LAB.
511 N. MAIN ST. HENDERSONVILLE , NC
DRIVE TIME TO OUTING : 45 MINS .
MILES TO OUTING : 45
COST : $5:00
RESTAURANT OUTING STOP: DINNER AFTER SHOOT, WHERE ?
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MEETING TIME : 6:30 PM.
MEETING PLACE : 108 E. MAIN STREET, FOREST CITY , NC
PREMEETING RESTAURANT PICK : SLIM’S GRILL. FOREST CITY
RESTAURANT TIME : 5 PM.
PHOTO ASSIGNMENT – FLOWERS
ME AND MY CAMERA ASSIGNMENT : PACKING AND TRANSPORTATION Of EQUIPMENT .
Draw a diagram of your bag and pack it the same way each time .
NEXT PHOTO CONTEST DUE : NOW , LANDSCAPES . They should be Landscapes nature-related images (animals, plant life, landscapes). When entering , please keep in mind the title of the contest and how well the image represents the contest topic. Make sure it fits the topic. Photos must taken on club outing
HEADER PHOTOS : CONTEST PHOTO’S
QUEST SPEAKER :
OUTING DATE : Sept. TBA
OUTING TIME : TBA
OUTING MEETING PLACE : 756 S Church St., Forest City, NC 28043 INGLES .
OUTING To : BOST GRIST MILL, CIVIL WAR RENACT/LIVING HISTORY .
DRIVE TIME TO OUTING :
MILES TO OUTING :
COST :
RESTAURANT OUTING STOP:
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Oct. 5 HILLTOP Festival , RUTHERFORDTON , ASKING ALL MEMBERS TO BE THERE, THIS VERY IMPORTANT .

MEETING DATE : Oct. 7
MEETING TIME : 6:30 PM.
MEETING PLACE : 108 E. MAIN STREET, FOREST CITY , NC
PREMEETING RESTAURANT PICK : DON’S ITALIAN
RESTAURANT TIME : 5 PM.
PHOTO ASSIGNMENT – HISTORY
ME AND MY CAMERA ASSIGNMENT : PACKING AND TRANSPORTATION Of EQUIPMENT .
Create a list of all items you are taking on a shoot and label which bag the
NEXT PHOTO CONTEST DUE : DECEMBER , MY OUTING FAVORITE OUTING PHOTO TAKEN THIS YEAR
HEADER PHOTOS : MILLIAN MORAVEC AND RALPH BURNETTE
QUEST SPEAKER : DAVE KELLY, PHOTOGRAPHING BIRDS IN FLIGHT 
OUTING DATE : Oct. 19
OUTING TIME : 6:00 AM.
OUTING MEETING PLACE : 756 S Church St., Forest City, NC 28043 INGLES .
OUTING To : MABRY MILLS, BRPW
DRIVE TIME TO OUTING : 3 Hrs.
MILES TO OUTING : 174
COST : None
RESTAURANT OUTING STOP: BREAKFAST ?
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MEETING TIME : 6:30 PM.
MEETING PLACE : 108 E. MAIN STREET, FOREST CITY , NC
PREMEETING RESTAURANT PICK : FAT TRACY’S, 141 E. MAIN ST. SPINDALE
https://www.facebook.com/FatTracys/
RESTAURANT TIME : 5 PM.
PHOTO ASSIGNMENT – SUMMER
ME AND MY CAMERA ASSIGNMENT : Edit less.
Why make it a prority to not to edit.
1. Can’t fix crap.
NEXT PHOTO CONTEST DUE : DECEMBER , MY OUTING FAVORITE PHOTO TAKEN THIS YEAR
HEADER PHOTOS : JUDI BARNETT AND DIANE FIELDS
QUEST SPEAKER :
OUTING DATE : Nov. 2
OUTING TIME : 6:00 AM
OUTING MEETING PLACE : 756 S Church St., Forest City, NC 28043 INGLES .
OUTING To : FALL COLORS WHEREVER .
DRIVE TIME TO OUTING :
MILES TO OUTING :
COST :
RESTAURANT OUTING STOP: BREAKFAST ?H
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MEETING TIME : 6:30 PM.
MEETING PLACE : 108 E. MAIN STREET, FOREST CITY , NC
PREMEETING RESTAURANT PICK : MICHOACAN, 107 W. MAIN ST., FOREST CITY . OR POT Luck DINNER ?
RESTAURANT TIME : 5 PM.
PHOTO ASSIGNMENT – TOP 5 PHOTOS EVER
ME AND MY CAMERA ASSIGNMENT : Edit less.
Why make it a prority to not to edit.
2. Tendency to over do.
NEXT PHOTO CONTEST DUE : MY OUTING FAVORITE PHOTO TAKEN THIS YEAR .
HEADER PHOTOS : CONTEST PHOTO’S
QUEST SPEAKER :
OUTING DATE : Dec. 7
OUTING TIME :
OUTING MEETING PLACE : 756 S Church St., Forest City, NC 28043 INGLES .
OUTING To :
DRIVE TIME TO OUTING :
MILES TO OUTING :
COST :
RESTAURANT OUTING STOP:
***************************************************************************MEETING DATE : 2020 Jan. 13
MEETING TIME : 6:30 PM.
MEETING PLACE : 108 E. MAIN STREET, FOREST CITY , NC
PREMEETING RESTAURANT PICK : Moe’s BBQ , 150 E. Main Street , Forest City
RESTAURANT TIME : 5 PM.
PHOTO ASSIGNMENT – 2019 OUTING PHOTOS , The Best one from each outing. NAME WHERE IT IS IN FILE NAME.
ME AND MY CAMERA ASSIGNMENT : Edit less.
Why make it a prority to not to edit.
3. Not enough time.
NEXT PHOTO CONTEST DUE : March
HEADER PHOTOS : BRUCE RUFF AND KAY BURNETTE
QUEST SPEAKER :
OUTING DATE : 2020 Jan. 4
OUTING TIME :
OUTING MEETING PLACE : 756 S Church St., Forest City, NC 28043 INGLES .
OUTING To :
DRIVE TIME TO OUTING :
MILES TO OUTING :
COST :
RESTAURANT OUTING STOP: