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Seeing the Forests and the Trees: Photography Through a Forester's Lens

  • 03/26/2024
  • 7:00 PM
  • J. L. Goins Administration Building on the Hardin Valley campus of Pellissippi State Community College, 10915 Hardin Valley Road, Knoxville TN


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Seeing the Forests and the Trees: Photography Through a Forester's Lens

Our March speaker is Paul Reis.                                                                                 

Paul Ries had a long professional career as a forester and educator. He started his forestry career in Ohio, then spent 26 years living and working in Oregon before becoming “half-retired” and moving to East Tennessee in 2017. He currently teaches half-time in the Oregon State University College of Forestry, where he is a Senior Instructor and the Director of OSU’s online Graduate Certificate in Urban Forestry program. He is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Tennessee School of Natural Resources and a volunteer instructor for Trees Knoxville. In addition to trees, Paul’s interests are photography, hiking, and travel (and of course his grandchildren).                                                 

Though he will opportunistically photograph wildlife at times, his main photographic interests are trees and landscapes.

Each spring and fall he marks the seasonal progression with weekly #WildflowerWednesdays and #FallColorFridays photography posts on Facebook and Instagram. In 2020, Paul and his wife completed hiking all 900 miles of trails in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. He is taking a break before joining the group of 900 milers that have hiked the trails at least twice or more. Last year he hiked over 600 miles in six states. He has traveled to all 50 US states at least twice and is in the process of visiting all 95 counties in Tennessee. He discovered that Middle Tennessee is God's country especially Fall Creek Falls, Savage Gulf and Twin Falls. 

In this presentation for SANP, Paul will explore tips for capturing the wonderful world of trees through a forester’s lens. 

Paul does wildlife photography. This was the only wildlife photo he submitted.  Micah will be his

 hiking buddy in the near future to explore the wildlife of the Smokies and join him on a reverse 900 map of the Smokies.

Mark your calendar and plan to attend for a very informative presentation that you will be interesting and unique.   

Please register for the meeting so we will have an idea of the number attending to make sure the room is arranged appropriately. 

See you at our March Club meeting. Paul will correct any misinformation in this statement at the club meeting. Remember to arrive early and socialize with other club members.  

Dale Potter

Contacts:     Jerry Whaley, President       Julie Glibbery, Membership Manager       General Information

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