Meanwhile, back on Earth…

Lately, I’ve had an extensive run of posts focusing on stars and space and science. I guess I’ve been lost in space. But that doesn’t mean things have been standing still for me here on Earth. Quite the contrary in fact. One exciting Earthbound activity that I’ve been working on will take place this Tuesday, July 26, when I’ll speak at the monthly meeting of the Southern Appalachian Nature Photographers (SANP) here in Knoxville. The meeting begins with a social hour at 6:30 pm and then my talk begins at 7:00 pm. The meeting location is the Watershed at the Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church, located at 9132 Kingston Pike. The Watershed is a wonderful meeting space located at the far back of the church campus.

It’s always a lot of fun to get together with my friends at SANP, but I must admit it’s also a little intimidating to speak at this club since there are so many talented photographers in attendance. I could easily attend a presentation by a number of attendees who will be present in the audience on Tuesday. This will be a different talk for me. I won’t cover camera settings or composition. I love those subjects and others like them, but something else moved me for this presentation. So instead, I’ll talk about how photography has affected me personally, how photography has helped me deal with fears and anxiety, and how photography has changed how I see the world. I’ll also share some lessons and wildlife images from a trip to Zambia last year. Wildlife photography is quite unusual for me and I find it quite challenging. Which of course fits nicely with a talk about fears and anxiety. : )

This is an in-person event. I hope to see you there!

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