If you would like to learn more about photography, one of the most cost- and time-efficient ways to do so is to join a camera club and Oak Ridge has a good one!
The Camera Club of Oak Ridge has monthly meetings that alternate between presentations by some of the area most accomplished professional photographers and intra-club competitions with expert judging who teach photography during the process of evaluating the images. The public is welcome to attend an initial meeting for free, and a yearly membership cost is nominal.
The next meeting is January 13, 2015, at Roane State Community College at 7:30 p.m. The meeting room is visible just after entering through the front door across from National Fitness.
The meeting will feature a photo exhibition/critique/contest called “Inventions and Dimensions.” This competition will focus on industrial, mechanical and technology subjects. These may be realistic representations or abstract perspectives (but still identifiable as fitting the theme) with or without creative post-development work.
More information can be found here: http://oakridgecameraclub.org/.