North West Tennessee Photography Club
Speakers for Future Meetings

August 4, 2009--Amy Vanderford

Amie Vanderford is a freelance photographer living in Memphis, Tennessee. Her work was featured in a two-woman exhibit at the Loft Gallery in San Francisco, California along with other exhibits including "Women in Photography 20th Anniversary Tea Time Exhibit," "photo l.a. 2002" and "Photo Impact" in Los Angeles, California. A limited edition book of her Memphis photographs was sold at Burke's Book Store in Memphis in 2006, and her work has been sold at a variety of charitable silent auctions and to private collectors from San Francisco, California to Memphis, Tennessee. In July 2008, Southern Spaces, an online journal from Emory University, published her photo essay on the hand-painted signs of Memphis, and in August 2008, Memphis Magazine featured her photo essay entitled "Invisible Memphis" in their annual City Guide edition. In October 2008, her photo of the Hernando DeSoto Bridge in Memphis was chosen by voters as the cover photo for the Capture Memphis book published by the Commercial Appeal. She received an Honorable Mention award for one of her photos in the Women in Photography International Juried Competition at the end of 2008.

September 1, 2009--Susanne Marsidi

Our own Susanne Marsidi will give us a guided tour of her experiences in photographing the underwater world in and around the Komodo National Park, Indonesia.

October 6, 2009--Earl Warren Jr.

Earl Warren Jr.Earl Warren, Jr. is a native of Clinton, Ky. and a graduate of Hickman County High School. His interest in photography began when, as a physics major at Murray State University, he discovered a darkroom that was only being used twice a year for student ID photographs. This darkroom prompted Warren and a few other students to teach themselves basic photography. He was able to freelance some photographs to local papers and to become a stringer with the Louisville Courier-Journal. Warren subsequently became the first university photographer at Murray State University. In 1969 he accepted a position as a staff photographer with the Tallahassee Democrat in Tallahassee, Florida. He served as a photojournalist with the paper for eleven years. During this time he won numerous awards from the Associated Press, Florida Press Association, and the National Press Photographer’s Association and was nominated for a Pulitzer prize in feature photography.

After his tenure in Tallahassee, he moved to Nashville, Tennessee, to become the Chief State Photographer for the state of Tennessee. In this capacity he took photographs for all departments of state government, as well as the judicial and legislative branches. Warren was then named Director of Photographic Services. In this capacity he managed a staff of four photographers, darkroom personnel, and a clerical staff. In addition to managing the division, his duties included developing audio-visual presentations, primarily for industrial recruitment. He also served as photographer for the governor of Tennessee. Warren left state government to become Director of Media Services with Baptist Hospital in Nashville, where he managed a department that produced photographs, videos, and computer generated slides for physicians and hospital administrators. Warren also spent a two and one half month period traveling with former Tennessee Governor, Lamar Alexander, in his bid for a presidential nomination. This cross-country campaign canvassed 38 states and logged 8,800 miles. Warren was responsible for shooting photographs and providing technical assistance.

Warren’s three daughters (Margaret, Amanda, and Lydia) all reside in Florida. The oldest, Margaret, is an accomplished photographer in her own right. Warren currently resides in South Fulton, Tennessee, where he still shoots photographs and occasionally writes short stories and produces radio features.

Take a few minutes and visit Warren's web site at

November 3, 2009--Dwain Shaw

Dwain ShawA Photographer with a day-job as the Information Services Director of the Medical College of Georgia. A quote from Metro Spirit Agusta's Independent Voice sums up his philosophy of photography; "Photographer Dwain Shaw considers his work fine art. And he’d be happy to argue the point with any painter." You may view some of his work at

January 5, 2010--Roger Hughes
"Wild Life Photography in the Urban Jungle"

Our outgoing president, Roger Hughes, will share pictures and stories from last year's Halloween Weekend on Beale Street in Memphis, the Zoo, and Mud Island. Roger has promised to have a 'responsible adult' review his pictures to insure no worse than a PG rating.

February 2, 2010--Joe Vernon
"Sportsman's Photography "

Mr. Vernon has been an avid sportsman and photographer for many years and has numerous publications in sports related magazines and trade journals.

In addition to being the Chief Investigator of the Lake County Sheriff's Office, he is an active guide at Reelfoot Lake.

Mr. Vernon will share some of his expertise and photographs from a sportsman viewpoint including photos and discussion on 'trail cams'.

March 2, 2010--Edd Joyner

Edd will provide instruction on successfully using and enjoying the NWTPC website. Be sure to bring your computer and any wireless Internet gear you need. This is a chance to have your questions answered and have assistance in using your computer and software to upload photos to our website.

April 8, 2010--Time Matlock

Tim Matlock and his wife Renee operate Matlock Studio in Dresden, Tennessee. Tim's father, Vernon Matlock, founded the Studio more than few years ago and was the head UTM Photography for many years before retiring a few years ago.

Tim will provide insightful information concerning portraiture, sports, weddings, and general studio photography.

June 1, 2010--Roy Cates

Roy will conduct a workshop on Maco-photography. Be sure to bring your camera and tripod.

July 6, 2010--Tom Gallian

Tom will present a program covering Photoshop topics requested by club members. If you have a Photoshop technique you wish included, email Tom as soon as possible. You might want to stop by the new restaurant in Union City (Blues City Bistro--where Patty McGee's used to be) and see some of Tom's photo on the walls.

August 2, 2010--Bud Grimes

Bud Grimes is the Director of University Relations at the University of Tennessee at Martin. Mr. Grimes has been a leader in the University Relations arena and the author of numerous articles for a multitude of university and area publications. His hard work has not gone unnoticed over his many years of service: from the Tennessee College Public Relations Association (TCPRA) he has been awarded the Bronze Award for feature writing and the Charles Holmes Award for service to to TCPRA.

Mr. Grimes will speak to us on the importance of images in communicating information through articles, brochures, and other media.

September 7, 2010--Goetz Siefert

Our own Goetz Seifert will present a program highlighting photography of the new Berlin. Goetz grew up surrounded by cameras and photography as his father worked for Voigtländer. Goetz's love for cameras and photography has continued over the years and he has an interesting collection of antique cameras--which he promises to share with the club at a later date. Based on a glimpse of his images that we have seen, this month's presentation should be quite inspiring.

October 5, 2010--Leona Parks and Linda Harrelson

Club members, Leona Parks and Linda Harrelson will share their experiences from the workshop they attended last July in Steamboat Springs, CO.

March 1, 2011--Steve Guttery and Danny Walden

This month's program will be presented by the above two members of the Dyer Co. Photography Club, .  They will be showing photos from some of their club’s field trips.