The LeConte Photographic Society is pleased to present a photo program by professional photographer Barry Spruce on Sat., Feb. 15th at 10:00 a.m. at the King Family Library in Sevierville, TN.  This program is free and open to the public.  Come out and enjoy learning some of the beautiful places in the New England area that you may want to adventure to one day.


Barry Spruce has been fortunate to live on both ends of the Appalachian Mountain range that runs North and South inside the East coast of the United States of America.  He was born and raised on the coast of New Hampshire in Northern New England.  He was gifted his first camera for Christmas at the age of 10 years old.  The 110 Kodak Instamatic camera was soon travelling everywhere that his parents would take him.  Much of that travelling was in his home state of NH and sometimes a trip to Maine, where his father and grandfather grew up, was on the agenda.  He learned to canoe, camp and fish both along the coastline and in the interior lakes of the region.  His passion for the outdoors grew and so did his love of photography.


Upon graduating high school, he started working in the automotive parts industry.  After just working a few months he purchased his first film SLR camera.  Weekends were now spent revisiting his childhood trip locations.  But now the agenda had changed to capturing moments in time and the photography passion grew inside him.  In 1990 he vacationed in the Smoky Mountains and moved to East Tennessee just months later. Since that time he has travelled back to New England, yearly and sometimes more, to continue his quest to capture the beauty of the New England states.  In 2004 he purchased his first DSLR and left film photography behind forever.  Like many photographers switching to digital was like starting over.


Through the years of photographing New England, Barry has come to realize many people around the country long for the knowledge of how to photograph the New England states.  This has inspired him to put together this presentation you are England back in 2013 and hopes to expand that into all the seasons in the near future.  So sit back and about to witness. He will try to share as much of the information as possible in the short amount of time allowed.  His hope is that his love for that area and photography in general, will inspire you to visit New England in the near future.  He started guiding clients to Northern New relax as he shows you his home away from home in all four seasons through his photography.