Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Monday, November 28, 2016


BOWS & BALLCAPS is a charitable organization dedicated to offering love and support to kids fighting cancer, especially those who have lost their hair from their treatments. It was founded in 2013 by then ten-year-old Hannah Grubbs, a girl who has been bald her entire life from Alopecia http://www.bowsandballcaps.com/Note: Sponsorships available by contacting them.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Bring the kids down to Grace Church of the Nazarene this Friday the 28th for Community Fall Festival.  Lots of candy and bounces and door prizes for the children and adults alike.  Leslie Wilkes Photography is taking pictures at the event and would love to see you there.  The address for the church is:

2620 Pennington Bend Road
Nashville, TN 37214

If you have questions please call (615) 889-7462

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Make sure you make time to come to the opening of the Hendersonville Camera Clubs Monthaven Exhibit 2016.  It will be Saturday August 6th at 6:00 at Monthaven Mansion, Hendersonville Tennessee.  We will have lots of art on display from the Club Members and some light refreshments, so please stop by.  The exhibit will last to the end of the month, so lots of opportunity to see our work.

Monday, May 16, 2016

Everybody should get out and check out this great opportunity to work with a true professional in a classroom environment.  No matter your skill level, YOU CAN ALWAYS LEARN SOMETHING!
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Thursday, May 5, 2016

Here is a recent review I would like to share from one of my students:

"Wow! What an inspiration! I had just about given up on a gift from my wife; a Nikon D3200 DSLR.

While I had studied photography as a minor in college, I wasn't at all familiar with today's modern technology. The myriad buttons and settings discouraged me. I just shot whatever I could in the AUTO mode before giving up and using my iPhone 6S Plus for everything. None of the Nikon's pictures gave me a "Wow" feeling. It was like using my Instamatic camera from the 70's.

Your class changed that for me. The hands on demonstrations of Aperture, ISO, and Shutter speed relationships and the way you explained it all made it so easy to understand. I can't wait to try the lesson learned. I'm excited about my Nikon again.

Your method of instruction is clear with plenty of examples to show the technique of what is being discussed. I walked away at the end of the class feeling "I can do this!"

Thank you and I look forward to more study and inspiration from you.

Cal H.
Lebanon, TN

Remember this motto to live by: "Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, martini in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming "WOO HOO what a ride!""

Monday, April 11, 2016

Sometimes it is not about earning money. I worked for a good cause this weekend and had a great time doing it. The charity needed someone to help put the word out in pictures and I'm glad they asked me. It was a long day, could have been longer. But I got the shots they needed for their website/paper and was finished in about eight hours. Pedal For Paws is a worthy program benefiting Sumner Counties spay and neuter program for cats and dogs. The bike ride had a short ride (14 miles) and a long ride (65 miles), all of which were too long for me, I'm glad I was photographing the event. I would like to thank Julie for asking me to to work with them and welcome anything I can do for the Chamber of Commerce and Sumner County/Hendersonville Arts Council. I will have some pictures up shortly of the event so you can see their fun/windy bike ride for a worthy unselfish cause.

Leslie Wilkes
Owner Photographer

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Thursday, April 7, 2016


Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Teaching Others....

I had a great time with the Hendersonville Camera Club and teaching a Beginners Photography Class.  Everyone was eager to advance their knowledge and ask questions.  I had this e-mail post from one of the students, his kind words made we want to post it.

"Leslie, thanks so much for sharing your experience and expertise with me and the others who attended your classes. I think we will all find our photography more rewarding as a result.

Thomas W."

Thanks Tommy, that is why I like to share my knowledge of digital cameras and photography, so we can learn together and take and make great photographs.

Leslie Wilkes