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About the Book "Blue Ridge Parkway Vistas"
About the Book "Blue Ridge Parkway Vistas"

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I will be giving a talk, “Faces of Appalachia: An Exploration of Mountain Culture through Photographs and Stories,” about my three Appalachian-themed books at the Transylvania County Library in Brevard, NC, on June 19th from 12-1 pm. I have given presentations there in years past about my books, Blue Ridge Parkway Vistas, and Great Smoky Mountains Vistas. These popular Bag Lunch Literary Talks are always well attended.

I will show images in a PowerPoint presentation and share stories about meeting the people I photographed and interviewed for my books and discuss what was involved in completing each of the projects. The talk is free and open to the public and is followed by book signing.

Bring a bag lunch if you like. Coffee and snacks are available (donation) at the library. There are also some great restaurants in Brevard for lunch and wonderful bakeries downtown including Blue Ridge Bakery and Bracken Mountain Bakery.
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6/7/18
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A new book on Appalachia by Steven Stoll, titled "Ramp Hollow" features one of my images from The Face of Appalachia as the book cover. The book is a great history of the area, especially in the West Virginia region and gives historical context for the struggles of the mountain people. A more academic read for sure but a fascinating perspective. Currently I'm reading the section about the demise of the feudal system in Europe and the rise of capitalism and the beginnings of ownership of private property in England and how it relates to land use in Appalachia..
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I will be giving a talk at the Main Visitor Center on the Blue Ridge Parkway (Milepost 384) in Asheville, NC on Thursday, March 29th starting at 10:30am. The PowerPoint presentation will run about and hour and be followed by a book signing. I will discuss my book projects including the just released Second Edition of the Blue Ridge Parkway Vistas book. The new edition expands on the original with 16 additional pages featuring more overlooks with mountain peak identifications, an article on Waterfall Hikes on the Parkway, updated text, and new full page landscape images including a panorama from Wiseman View.

I will also discuss my three Appalachian-themed books of black and white photographs and share stories of meeting the fascinating mountain folk and learning about their lives. The talk is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area and Eastern National. A link to their Facebook event follows:

https://www.facebook.com/events/165963974059462/permalink/165969310725595/
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3/23/18
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I will be offering two photography classes coming up. The first is an introductory one Making Better Images With Your Digital Camera that runs this Saturday, Jan. 26th, and the other is Saturday, Feb.10th (both 1:00-4:30pm). Course description:

Basic Photo Image Management Workshop
This workshop is designed as an introduction to managing photographs on the home computer. It will cover basic computer operation and workflow related to image handling and photo manipulation. Topics include importing photographs into the computer, basic image manipulation in Photoshop Elements, converting Jpeg images to Tiff and uses of each type file, sizes and resolution, storing, organizing, and archiving images on the computer, preparing files for email, web page, print output. Participants use Photoshop Elements to improve images by cropping, resizing, color correcting, sharpening, correcting flaws, and much more. A basic understanding of your computer is needed, but no prior Photoshop knowledge is necessary. Preregistration is required. Tuition is $55. Class taught at Barnwell Photography, 244 Coxe Ave., Asheville. Call 828-251-0040 to enroll. Website: www.barnwellphoto.com and follow us on Instagram #blueridgeparkwayvistas
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1/25/18
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I will be teaching a introductory photo workshop next Saturday, January 27th from 1-4:30 at my studio in Asheville, NC. If you have a new camera or one you have had but are still not comfortable with, this might be of interest. Following is a course description.

MAKING BETTER IMAGES WITH YOUR DIGITAL CAMERA
(call to enroll. Backup date for bad weather is Saturday, February 3rd).
This workshop is geared to those who have a digital camera, either a DSLR with interchangeable lenses or simpler "point-and-shoot" version, and want to know more about how to use it. If you'd like to take your camera off the fully automatic mode and began to explore the range of what is possible, this class is for you. We will cover the basics of shutter speed for action control and aperture (f/stop) settings for depth-of-field.

We will discuss how to set up your camera including ISO, jpeg and RAW quality options, picture modes, and using histograms to judge correct exposure, shutter and aperture priority modes, using a flash, exposure compensation in automatic modes, tripods, lenses, filters and accessories, and much more. We will also touch on less technical aspects of photography including composition and learning to see the world as the camera records it. Bring your camera outfit, instruction book, and questions! Tuition and Handout Packet Cost: $55
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1/21/18
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Last Sunday we drove to see Looking Glass Falls and Sliding Rock in Pisgah National Forest, both stunningly in their frozen state. Never seen so many people at Looking Glass.

For those who happened to get a new camera for Christmas (or just want to learn how to better use the one they have) I have a few spaces left in my introductory photography workshop later this month. Following is a course description.

Making Better Photographs with Your Digital Camera, Saturday, January 27, 2018. 1-4:30pm
This workshop is geared to those who have just gotten a new digital camera, or for those who want to know more about how to use one they have had for a while. It concentrates on both point-and-shoot and more full-featured DSLR's with interchangeable lenses. Topics include the basics of lenses, filters and accessories, flashes, tripods, the mechanics of shutter speed for exposure and action control and aperture settings for exposure and depth-of-field, jpeg and RAW quality settings, using histograms to judge correct exposure, and much more. Full course description is available at www.barnwellphoto.com Preregistration is required. Tuition is $55. Class taught at Barnwell Photography, 244 Coxe Ave., Asheville. Call 828-251-0040 to enroll.
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1/12/18
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I will be the guest speaker at this months meeting of the Hendersonville (NC) Camera Club. I will be doing a presentation on portrait photography related to my books The Face of Appalachia, On Earth's Furrowed Brow, and Hands in Harmony. I will be showing a discussing images and telling stories about how I met the folks, their lives, and the process of making the images. The club welcomes visitors so join us for an entertaining and informative evening. The club meets at the Hendersonville Chamber of Commerce building downtown. Details on the Events page of my website at www.barnwellphoto.com
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11/22/17
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I will be teaching a photography workshop with Mark Maio in Atlanta at the Lumiere Gallery on Nov. 3-5th. It is titled, "The Personal Photographic Project: Developing, Exhibiting and Publishing Your Work."

The program is open to experienced photographers working in all areas of interest and subject matter. Participants will identify themes in their current photography, select a subject to explore in depth, and learn the skills needed to follow their project from concept through completion. Learn how to tell a story with your images - approaching your subject from new and different perspectives.

If you are wanting to take your work to the next level and learn how to get it "out there" to the public this is the workshop, and it is a unique one as far as I have seen. A full course description and registration information is available at this website, https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-personal-photographic-proj
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Our State magazine did a nice 2-page article on my Blue Ridge Parkway and Great Smoky Mountains Vistas books in their current October 2017 issue. Great issue of an always fine magazine in any case, but grateful for the coverage of my books in this, their "mountain" issue. Also nice 2-page spread on my Great Smoky Mountains Vistas book in the current issue of Smoky Mountain Living magazine.

I'll be doing a book signing this Saturday at the main Visitor Center on the Blue Ridge Parkway in Asheville from 10am to 2pm. If you're out to see the fall colors stop by to say hello!
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10/12/17
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I will be doing a presentation about my best-selling guidebooks Blue Ridge Parkway Vistas and Great Smoky Mountains Vistas at the next meeting of the Blue Ridge Naturalist Network. The talk will be on Tuesday, October 17th from 5:30-7pm at the West Asheville Library in Asheville, NC. I will present a PowerPoint talk about the Parkway and Great Smoky Mountains and discuss great places to visit-both popular destinations and off the beaten path ideas-as well as how I produced the unique mountain peak identification component of the books. Books will be available for sale after the talk. The event is free and open to the public.
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10/3/17
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