The LeConte Photographic Society is proud to present a photo program on Saturday, January 27th at 10:00 a.m. at the King Library in Sevierville titled, “Creativity and Composition – Looking for the Details” by Kendall Chiles of Knoxville.  This program will cover all aspects of photographic composition.  We will start out with a refresher on the basics of composition and elements of composition, and then look more in depth at looking for the details in scenes, understanding lighting conditions, and expanding your photographic vision.  Hopefully, there will be useful information for everyone regardless of skill level.


Kendall is a freelance nature and travel photographer with over 30 years of photography experience.  Starting out as a yearbook photographer in high school, his interest in photography grew into a hobby and passion to photograph the beauty of creation and America.  It is this passion that continues to motivate him and his photography.  Over the years his hobby developed into a business that also includes commercial photography.  His stock nature and travel photographs have appeared in numerous magazines, books, and brochures.


Kendall is a graduate of the University of Tennessee, and is also an instructor for the University of Tennessee Professional & Personal Development and the Smoky Mountain Field School.  He has also been an instructor and workshop leader for American Park Network/Canon USA, EarthSong Photography, Gander Mountain, Grandfather Mountain, Kentucky State Parks, National Parks of Lake Superior Fund, Natural Impressions Photography, Tennessee Outdoor Writers Association and Volunteer State Community College.  Since 1992 he has been a presenter and workshop leader at the annual Pigeon Forge Wilderness Wildlife Week.  Currently he is president of the Knoxville-based Southern Appalachian Nature Photographers, of which he is a charter member and has previously served on their Board of Directors.


His publication credits include Amphoto Books, Birds & Blooms, Birds & Blooms EXTRA, Blue Ridge Country, Book Production Resources, Country, Country DISCOVERIES, Country EXTRA, Farm & Ranch Living, Great Smoky Mountains Association, Guns & Gear, In the Wind, Knoxville News Sentinel, Leisure Publishing, Monroe Life, Pigeon Forge Department of Tourism, Roughing It Smoothly, Smoky Mountain Visitors Bureau, Tennessee Conservationist, Towery Publications, and University of Tennessee’s Smoky Mountain Field School.


This program is free and open to the public.  This is not a sponsored program by the King Library.  If you would like more information on our photo club, please visit our website:  To view the work of Kendall, see his website: