LHSA 2019 Spring Shoot Program

Jan 18, 2019  By Richard Rejino

Please note that the program and times are subject to change

Wednesday April 24

Arrival day for Board Members

Thursday – April 25

Arrival day for Participants

2:30 – 5 PM LHSA Board Meeting

6 – 6:30 PM Meet & Greet · Registration

We will convene in the Cambria hotel for a meet and greet and a brief overview of the program. Afterwards we’ll wander to the hotel restaurant bar to continue our conversations!

7:00 PM  Dinner on your own

Friday – April 26

8 – 8:30 AM Leica on Loan · Registration

8:30 AM Opening Remarks

8:45 AM Exploring the Biltmore Estate – David Knoble

David Knoble, who is familiar with the Biltmore, will present a brief preview of the grounds and what you can expect.  He assures us that the photographic opportunities will be numerous and breathtaking.

9:15 AM – 12:30 PM     A Visit to the Biltmore Estate

We depart promptly from the hotel at 9:00 AM for a quick 15-minute ride to the Biltmore Estate. We will leave the grounds at promptly at 12:30 PM and return to the Cambria.

1 – 2:30 PM Lunch on your own

2:30 – 3:30 PM Self-Assignments: Avoiding Clichés, Keeping Your Photography Fresh with David Spielman

We all find ourselves without inspiration and drive from time to time when nothing seems to be visually stimulating. So how do we stay engaged with our passion, photography? Mark Twain said that he didn’t write his books and stories. The stories found him, and he was how they were penned and put into print. The pictures and images are like Twain’s writings. They are out there for anyone to see and photograph. It is up to us to go out and find and capture them uniquely.

We carry our gear, cameras, lens, filters and so on in a bag. We also need to have a bag or journal of ideas, self-assignments, thoughts and ideas that we can return to or expand on wherever we are. No matter the time of day or weather conditions we have visual projects that are there in front of us, waiting.

3:30 – 5:30 PM Shooting on assignment – David Spielman

6 PM Dinner on your own

Saturday – April 27

8:00 – 8:30 AM Leica on Loan

8:30 AM   My Photographic Journey – Jon Kral

Jon Kral will discuss his history as a photojournalist and the combination of tools (cameras) he’s used over the years. In particular, his choices of equipment and how his choice defined his growth in a genre that has lasted him for decades. In addition, he will discuss his struggles adjusting from film (including the darkroom) to digital cameras.                                              

9:30 AM Photo Walk with Jon Kral

Jon will lead the group in downtown Asheville.                                                 

12 PM   Lunch on your own

1 – 1:30 PM Using the Leica Fotos App to Stay Mobile – David Knoble

A short tutorial on installing the Leica Fotos app and connecting a modern Leica camera with Wi-Fi built in. We will cover the basic usage of the app, including downloading images to your mobile device and adjusting settings for your connected camera.

1:30 – 2 PM David Spielman Part II Avoiding Clichés, Keeping Your Photography Fresh

A continuation of David’s session on stretching and challenging yourself photographically

2 PM Shooting on assignment

4 – 6 PM   Review of Images & Closing Remarks

6:30 – 8:30 PM  Closing banquet

Richard Rejino
Richard is the Executive Director of LHSA - The International Leica Society and a part-time professional photographer. He is also a classically trained pianist, writer and published author. His book, "What Music Means to Me" is available from Hal Leonard Corporation.


Looks like a great agenda! I really like that we’ll be able to spend time together as a group, yet really work on our own photographic pursuit. Nicely done. See you in Asheville!

We look forward to it! Asheville and Biltmore are great places to shoot. Also, The Smoky Mt National Park is nearby.

Look forward to first meeting with LHSA. Will we need a laptop for image processing?

    Hi George, We’re glad to have you join us! Yes, I would recommend you bring your laptop as we will be viewing images on the final day.

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