The Beauty of Flight

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Presented by Tom and Pat Cory

When:  Saturday, October 5, at 4:00 - 5 PM

Cost: No fees associated with this event

Where:  St. John United Methodist Church, 3922 Murray Hills Drive, Chattanooga, TN

Parking:  Free, Park in the upper parking lot.

Subject:  “From Birds to Biplanes: imaging the Beauty of Flight”

Tom and Pat Cory have always been fascinated by ‘…the glory of the skies…’ and the beauty of flight. In this presentation, they’ll explore both the art and technique of imaging flight, paying attention to the challenge of creating a sense of movement in still photography. In addition, they will examine how the interplay of light, color, and composition can be used to convey one’s personal vision to create effective images of what flies ‘…through the great spaces of the sky…’.

The Cory’s have been involved in photography for over 35 years. Working as a husband/wife team they have conducted numerous photography workshops and tours locally, nationally and internationally. They currently focus on local workshops as well as programs and workshops for camera clubs and other organizations. Both Tom and Pat enjoy teaching and are gratified to have had so many talented students over the years. They value the friendships they have developed and many of their clients have joined them for additional workshops.

Tom and Pat’s fine art prints and notecards can be found at Plum Nelly on the North Shore in downtown Chattanooga, on Fine Art America ( and in various exhibits around Chattanooga. Their work has been published in several calendars and publications such as Outdoor Photographer, Nature Photographer, Nature’s Best, Delta’s Sky Magazine, and Blue Ridge Country. While they are perhaps best known for their nature and travel photography, they are also very active sports photographers. They have published three books, Scenic Chattanooga and Beyond, a guide to natural areas within 75 miles of Chattanooga, 7 editions of their popular instructional book, Notes from the Field  (currently sold out), and Gently Touch the Earth, a mixture of some of their favorite images and quotations, available through They also have released two videos: Visions of Nature, a DVD with a combination of nature video with Dan Landrum’s hammered dulcimer music and Story of a Dream, a VHS video on the building of the Coolidge Park Carousel in Chattanooga. 

Tom has retired from his clinical psychology practice allowing him to concentrate more on his photography and travel. Pat retired from being an information systems manager several years ago and continues to work full time with their photography business as well as doing her own photography.

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