CCoH Mini-Workshop Series

CCoH 2024 Mini-Workshop Schedule

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Date & Time



Lightroom for Beginners - Part 1 January 11, 2024
6 p.m. EST
Sal Campanaro Chamber of Commerce
Lightroom for Beginners - Part 2 February 8, 2024
6 p.m. EST
Sal Campanaro Chamber of Commerce
Waterfall Photography - Part 1
(Part 2 will be a Field Trip)
March 7, 2024 Steve Matadobra Zoom

A, B. C's of Photography

April 11, 2024
6 p.m. EDT

Mark Zablotsky Chamber of Commerce
Water & Waterfall Photography
Part 2
April 17, 2024
9:30 a.m. EDT
Steve Matadobra Pearson's Falls
The A, B, C's of Photography - Part 2
How to Use Social Media
to Promote Your Photography
May 9, 2024
6 p.m. EDT
Mark Zablotsky
or David Day
Chamber of Commerce
How to Use Social Media
to Promote Your Photography
June 6, 2024
Time TBD
David Day TBD
Publishing a Photo Book via Amazon TBD David Day TBD
Faces are Fun TBD Bob Coffey TBD
Light October 7, 2024
(To be confirmed)
Werner Bonitz Chamber of Commerce
Photoshop for Lightroom Users TBD JD Hannis Chamber of Commerce

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


Presenter Biographies:

Sal Campanaro

Born Queens NY, Grew up on Long Island.

Graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology. BS Graphic Arts Management.

Worked in Commercial Printing in various rolls, however images played an important roll when producing printed material.

Have always enjoyed taking pictures but did not get serious about it until joining CCOH in 2015. Realizing how much I did not understand about photography, I started taking classes in photography, Photoshop and eventually Lightroom. Also, besides taking advantage of CCOH field trips, have done a number of workshops outside the club.

I enjoy shooting landscape, especially waterfalls, architecture, and the challenge of vacation photography.

I currently shoot with a Nikon Z8 and edit with Lightroom and Photoshop.


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.


Steve Matadobra

Steve joined the CCoH back in the dark days of Covid and served as club president in 2022 and 2023. Steve is a transplant to
North Carolina now living in Pisgah Forest. He grew up in Brooklyn, New York where he joined the U.S. Coast Guard.
During his 43 years of active service, he was involved counterdrug operations, migrant interdiction operations and commanded
ships in the Atlantic and Pacific. He retired in December 2020 and has now placed roots in WNC.

He is very involved in the community – he is active with the Waterfall Keepers of North Carolina; he is a member of the
Transylvania Natural Resource Council and has become a Master Gardener. His love for photography evolved early with a Canon
AE-1. He now shoots with a Nikon D850 and Nikon 7100. He is an active birder and loves to photograph birds throughout the
country. He calls his photography genre "eclectic" and will photograph just about anything although he loves to photograph
"nature’s vignettes" – those images at your feet that most would walk by. He also loves shooting waterfalls and landscape images
– trying to capture the calm in the chaos.

Follow Steve on Instagram @matadobraphotography.


Updated: March 26, 2024