CCoH Mini-Workshop Series

Revised CCoH 2022 Mini-Workshop Schedule

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Date & Time


Infrared Photography April 14, 2022 - Thursday
2 - 4 p.m.
David Day
Macro Photography August 4, 2022 - Thursday
(Rain Date August 11, 2022)
2 - 4 p.m.
Richard DeSimone &
Ken Weitzen
Flash is Fun

October 6, 2022 - Thursday
2 - 4 p.m.

Bob Coffey
w/Rob McKelvy modeling


Mini-workshops will be held at the following location unless otherwise noted:

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Hendersonville - Fellowship Hall
409 Patterson Street
Hendersonville, NC 28739

These are educational presentations and do not imply endorsement or support by the UUFH.


Presenter Biographies:


David Day

David moved to Hendersonville from Connecticut upon retirement from the pharmaceutical industry in 2014. While in Connecticut, he developed an interest in photography as a result of his children’s formal education in imaging. Prior to retirement, his focus was on black and white film photography and production of prints that were displayed and sold at weekend artist fairs in Connecticut and New York. Most recently, he has been experimenting in digital photography with specialty lenses, several of which are various pinhole configurations.


Rich DeSimone

Rich is a retired chemist who has been serious about photography for about 10 years. His interests are nature of all sorts, but mainly birds- including waterfowl, insects and flowers. Most of his photography is done close to home, but the lure of Florida in winter has produced an increasing number of his best images.


Bob Coffey

Bob Coffey is a freelance photographer with many years of highly varied photographic experience. His goal is to capture the optimal portrayal of a scene or subject. His works have been published in various newspapers, magazines, calendars, posters and books. He competed as a color darkroom printmaker for over 20 years and converted to digital in 2002.

His professional work began in support of his marketing career by using his images in sales presentations, trade show displays, capability brochures, annual reports, trade magazines and multi-media slide shows. He later broadened his assignments to include weddings, portraits, promotional photos, illustrations for books, industrial images, product shots and still photos for movies. His prints and images have won many awards in local, national, and international competitions.

Beginning in 1980, Bob has been an active member of three clubs; the Delaware Photographic Society (DPS), the Louisiana Photographic Society, and the Camera Club of Hendersonville. He has held many positions, including director of programs, director of education, and president. He championed the transition to digital photography with instructional sessions, newsletter articles, digital image competition, technical guidance, distribution of digital news and tutorials on Photoshop, Lightroom, and flash photography. In 2014, he was honored by the DPS with the designation of Lifetime Member for over 30 years of service.

In 2012, he moved to Hendersonville, NC and joined the Camera Club of Hendersonville and continues his passion for helping others learn more about photography as payback to those who helped him in the past.

New Addition: Bob's daughter, Shannon Coffey, used a variety of Bob's photos to create beautiful Annual Calendars for the past three years.


Updated: Jul. 26, 2022