Blocks of Hotel Rooms Now Reserved for NG3C

2017-NG3C ShootOut Chattanooga Hotels Message

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Special Invitation to the 2017 NG3C Shootout in Chattanooga!

, , by Pat Gordy

The Photographic Society of Chattanooga invites you to come experience the NG3C Shootout in the scenic city of Chattanooga! We are sure you will have an enjoyable time. The meeting facility will be Chattanooga Christian School at the base of Lookout Mountain, just one turn past South Broad Street. The official address is 3354 Charger Drive, Chattanooga, TN  37409. The date is Saturday, September 16, 2017.

 Entrance to CCS   Building Entrance to HS CCS

Parking Lot CCS   Lobby of Auditorium CCS    

Auditorium CCS   Classroom of CCS

Photography will be limited to the boundaries of Hamilton County, TN.  Since Chattanooga borders Georgia, it gets a bit tricky to determine the boundaries of Georgia and Tennessee - especially on Lookout Mountain - so we will provide Hamilton County maps for you.  

With the beautiful Tennessee River Walk, Coolidge Park, the architecture of Downtown Chattanooga, the Tennessee Aquarium, the Chattanooga Choo-Choo, and tons more, you will find plenty to photograph...but then, the photo categories selected on the morning of the Shootout will drive that, won't they?

   Ruby Falls                                                       Ruby Falls

Walnut Street Bridge   Tennessee Valley Railway
           Walnut Street Bridge                           Tennessee Valley Railway

Tennessee Aquarium   Chattanooga ChooChoo
         Tennessee Aquarium                           Chattanooga Choo Choo

Chattanooga Zoo                                                     Chattanooga Zoo

Why not bring your family, spouse, or non-shooting friends for the entire weekend to enjoy all Chattanooga has to offer, such as the Discovery Museum, Rock City, Ruby Falls and Point Park, in addition to the ones mentioned previously.


The Photographic Society of Chattanooga (PSC) has blocked off the following rooms for our use:

Comfort Inn Downtown by Choice Hotels
2420 Williams St
Chattanooga,TN 37408

  • Group-NG3C
  • dates- 9/15/17 and 9/16/17- 2 nights
  • Number of rooms /room type/ rate:
    • 10 rooms with 1 king bed- rate $109 + tax/nite
    • 10 rooms with 2queen beds- rate $119 + tax/nite
  • Contact to make reservations-423-265-0077
  • Last date to book in block- 8/15/17 (that’s August 15th, 2017)

Red Roof Plus, Chattanooga Downtown   
2431 Williams St
Chattanooga, TN 37408

  • Group-NG3C
  • dates- 9/15/17, 9/16/17- 2 nights
  • Number of rooms /room type/ rate:
    • 10 rooms with 1 king bed with pullout sofa- rate $84.99 + tax/night
    • 5 rooms with 2 double beds and sofa- rate $92.99 + tax/night
    • 5 rooms with 1 double bed, pullout sofa, and kitchen - rate $89.99 + tax/night
  • Contact to make reservations-423-265-0008
  • Last date to book in block- 8/15/17 (that’s August 15th, 2017)

If you have a particular hotel preference not listed above, I am sure you will find it here in Chattanooga. The area you want to stay in is Downtown --to be close to the meeting location. However, there are lots of nice hotels with free parking in the Hamilton Place Mall area and it is just a 15-20 minute drive from there to Chattanooga Christian School. Find out about hotels and restaurants at the website of the Chattanooga Convention and Visitors Bureau,

So come on and scope us out. I think you’re going to love this year’s Shootout Location!

All the rules are featured on the NG3C website, right here! There will be lots of event changes and additions as the day draws near and as details are firmed up -- so check back often.

It's Chattanooga!

.. by Jerrie Paschal

As the 2016 NG3C Shootout was coming to a close last November, I was sitting in the darkened auditorium at Douglasville High School feeling a bit let down that the Shootout was over.

Suddenly I heard the crowd give wild applause as it was announced that the 2017 NG3C Shootout would be taking place on Saturday, September 16th IN CHATTANOOGA!!! – one of the premier places for events in the Southeast.

What a great feeling! I started thinking of all the really awesome photographic subjects around Chattanooga and began seriously working out my strategy
in my mind.

Chattanooga is an exceptionally photogenic city. I look forward to it. –Jerrie Paschal, Cobb Photographic Society

Rap Up of the 2016 NG3C Shootout in Douglasville

. . . by Jerrie Paschal

THe 2016 NG3C shootout, held at the Douglas County High School and hosted by the Sweetwater Camera Club, was a huge success. Twelve clubs actively participated with over 273 registered photographers. That’s the biggest crowd we’ve ever had!

The weather was great. There were plenty of subjects to shoot, plenty of food to eat, and a buzz of comradery… some of us meeting up with friends from other clubs after a year of not seeing them. Door prizes!  Yes, there were a bunch of winners. And a bunch of great businesses that donated. Check out our sponsors page and be sure to patronize those folks who helped us put on such a successful shootout.

Sweetwater Camera Club president Janet Newton wrangled all the details and the show went off without a hitch. Janet, however, has retired to an unknown location to recover.

Representatives from the Douglas County Chamber of Commerce and Division of Tourism drew out the topics in a public ceremony and then photographers took off in a stampede to find the best shots in Douglas County. The topics were Down Low, Wheels, Reflection, Old Fashioned, and Kitchen Utensils. You can see all the entries on this website by clicking here. We have some truly creative photographers in this group!

The images were judged by a great crew of photographers which included: Johnny Cain, Ralph Daniel, Richard Green, Harriet Dye, and Nicholas Cole. They were sequestered until they came out with winners. I am not sure they even got water. :-)

And, we need to offer up some sympathy for photographer Larry Winslett who was slated to judge but, unfortunately, met with an accident that put him in the hospital… (Wonder if he got the shot he was after?)  Get well soon, Larry! And while the judges judged, we were treated to two wonderful presentations:

Jeff Milsteen - "It's a Small World After All: A Practical Guide to Close-Up Photography" Many of Jeff's pictures can be viewed at

Robert Hice - "Planning and Preparation for Nature Photography"
Robert has images online at

And the winner of the 2016 NG3C Shootout is…Cobb Photographic Society!!!


Cobb Team Leader, Mark Chandler, proudly displays his club’s winning plaque, presented by Sweetwater Camera Club president Janet Newton:


Coming in Second Place was the Paulding Photography Club and following in Third Place was Carpet Capital Camera Club.

Here is the complete rundown:

Rounding out the day was a drawing for 5 great door prizes. Full programs consisting of the entire Topaz® plugin library, valued at $499.99 each, were given away to holders of the lucky red tickets. What a win!

And, with that, the day ended. I suspect everyone is making plans for their Chattanooga field trips to scout the area. See ya in Choo Choo!

. . . Jerrie

Announcing the 2016 NG3C Photo Shootout!!!

SAVE THE DATE! Saturday, November 5, 2016

We would like to personally invite each of you to the 9th Annual North Georgia Camera Club Council's Photo Shootout. As you may know, this is one of the world's greatest photo contests, and it is happening right here in the Atlanta Metro Area, in Douglasville on Saturday, November 5, 2016.

Each year brings with it new photographers, new equipment, new photo clubs, new sponsors and new opportunities for photo enthusiasts to participate in this highly acclaimed photography learning experience. It’s exciting, mind-bending, motivating, and let’s face it, it is just one of the great thrills in your photographic world experience. It’s a team challenge with a strong deadline!

We need to give you an idea of what you can expect when you  arrive on the day of the contest. Here is a loose schedule of the planned events of the day:

Hosted by:      Sweetwater Camera Club
Contact:          Janet Newton, SCC President
When:             Saturday, November 5, 2016
Where:            Douglas County High School
                        8705 Campbellton Street
                        Douglasville, GA  30134
Time:               7 am until 6 pm
Bring:               Camera, cards, laptop with power adapter, power strip, extension cords, jump drive, tripod
Don’t bring:      Please note: NO props allowed

Douglas County High School Douglas County High School

Douglas County School AuditoriumDCHS Auditorium

Douglas County will be the boundary in which photos may be created that day.

Click here to download a MAP OF DOUGLASVILLE.

Douglasville and Douglas County promise great photographic opportunities within our county borders. If you are planning a practice day, please visit the Douglasville Convention and Visitors Bureau and the City of Douglasville websites if you need more information.

The North Georgia Camera Club Council Shootout was created as an avenue for area camera clubs to interact, meet and greet, share, and compete. Clubs compete head to head to win bragging rights while individuals are awarded ribbons and door prizes provided by our many sponsors.

Currently we have 16 member photography clubs!

Individual prizes will be awarded to the photographers whose images are in the top five in each of 5 categories. Award ribbons will be bestowed upon the top ten finishers in each category.

Up to $2500 worth of individual prizes from Showcase Photo and Video and the Showcase School of Photography will be awarded! In addition, our many local and national sponsors have provided thousands of dollars worth of door prizes!

Below you see the 2015 NG3C Shootout winners, the Cherokee Photography Club.

Cherokee PhotographyClub

Your photo club can win this great honor in 2016!!

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The scope:  Participant clubs will meet on the campus of Douglas County High School on November 5th, the day of the shootout, where the category subjects will be drawn.

Directions and maps will be distributed. All photos must be taken within Douglasville and Douglas County on that day. By a time specified by each clubs' shootout leaders, all teams will gather in their assigned classrooms at the high school to edit their images and select final club images for inclusion in the competition. A panel of 5 photography experts will choose winning pictures. All Awards and Door Prizes will be awarded to individuals and clubs during the late afternoon ceremony.

The rules:  A complete set of rules will be presented on the website at

Sign up:  Registration information is also on the website at

Registration information is also on the website at If you missed the October 1st deadline for signing up, you may sign up on-site at Douglas County High School in the early morning of November 5th.

The cost:  Each club or team shall pay a $50.00 registration/membership fee. The club or team shall pay $10.00 per photographer up to $300 per team. Each club or team should include a minimum of 5 photographers. These fees have most likely already been paid by your photo club. If not, please send in your fees.

Our Judges:

Johnny Cain         
Nicholas Cole 
Ralph Daniel 
Harriet Dye            
Richard Green

Presentations: While the judges are sequestered choosing shootout winners, participants will be treated to presentations by photographer Jeff Milsteen from 2:30-3:30 p.m.and by Robert Hice from 3:45 until 4:45 p.m.

So, CLUBS!! Let's Crank it Up! Come to Douglasville for a self-guided dress rehearsal with your group. Then enjoy participating in this fun-filled, over-the-top day of photography on November 5th. It's a HUGE ADVENTURE!!

Past Winners: You may see hundreds of winning photos from 2008 - 2015 by visiting the Gallery.

If you need registration information, contact Mary Abernathy at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , Jerrie Paschal at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or visit our website at


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