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Masters of Light Summer Conference 2017  


Masters of Light Summer Conference 2017Join the Professional Photographers of Mississippi and Alabama for 4 days of amazing photographic education!

I am honored to have the opportunity to present along side the amazing likes of Jeremy Coward, Bruce Berg, Booray Perry, Kira Derryberry, and Linda Long!

[email protected] (Genna Sellers Photography) PPMA Sat, 15 Apr 2017 04:38:21 GMT
Do You Play With Your Food?

Food photography is more than taking a photo of a delicious meal, it is a way to stir the emotions with beautiful imagery that tells a story and allows the viewer to “taste with their eyes.” In this workshop Genna Sellers and Colby McLemore will share their enthusiasm for food photography and proven techniques to create impact. Everything from lighting considerations, lens choices, and food styling will be discussed with plenty of hands on opportunities during this all day event in downtown Knoxville, TN on Sunday, February 26th 2015. 

For more information please contact Genna Sellers at 865.712.5910. 

[email protected] (Genna Sellers Photography) Knoxville TN food photography workshop Mon, 14 Nov 2016 17:28:14 GMT
Take Charge of Your Health! American Heart Association Go Red 2016American Heart Association Go Red 2016

For the third year in a row I have been honored to be a part of the American Heart Association's Go Red Campaign. The AHA strives to raise awareness and support research for heart disease which is the number one cause of death for women. To learn more about taking charge of your heart health go to: .


This year's Go Red for Women Luncheon was an amazing success Largely due to the efforts of the Circle of Red and Men Go Red members.

Circle of Red Members: Ashleigh Adkins, Danika Bull, Denise Davis, Beth Foster, Connie French, Deborah Hamilton, Michelle Hardin, Beth Haynes, Katie Heatherly, Vicky Helton, Jaime Hemsley, Carole Herson Martin, Jacki Imbrey, Nancy Keith, Karen McKinney, Stacy Moody, Claire Queisser, Ann Seaman
Michele Silva, Shannon Taylor, Brittany Trondson, and Carra Youree. 


Men Go Red Members: Dr. Leonard Brabson, Dr. Malcolm Foster, Ray Gaudet, Neil Heatherly, Steve Heatherly, Richard Jansen, Andrew King, Scott Seaman, Dr. Troy Trondson, and Ben Youree.

[email protected] (Genna Sellers Photography) American Heart Association Go Red Knoxville TN Tue, 14 Jun 2016 22:13:12 GMT
Knoxville, TN is full of cool retail establishments. Recently I had the opportunity to photograph Curiosities in Knoxville, TN. You never know what you treasures will find at Curiosities. Meleah McCammon, proprietor, has described Curiosities as a store full of "metaphysical supplies, antiques, and unique finds." But what else can be found there?

NAPRT, the North American Paranormal Research Team, lead by co-founders Kenny Hayes and Mark LaBello, were curious to find out. Their team was joined by first time investigators Kim Hansard, co-host of the Marc and Kim Morning Show on Star 102.1 and her husband Ralph. Included here are some of the images that chronicle their investigation. To learn more, check out NAPRT or the Marc and Kim Show.


[email protected] (Genna Sellers Photography) Knoxville North American Paranormal Research Team commercial Mon, 07 Mar 2016 12:30:00 GMT
Nuts and Bolts of Architectural Photography Rescheduled Thanks to the winter weather mix we have rescheduled the Nuts and Bolts of Architectural Photography workshop to Saturday, February 13th. We have a full day planned including an on location photo shoot focusing on interiors. 

Because of the date change we have two spaces available. The workshop is limited to 10 participants, if you are interested in attending please email [email protected] or call 865.712.5910 to reserve your space today. 

[email protected] (Genna Sellers Photography) Knoxville architecture commercial photographer workshop Sun, 24 Jan 2016 01:45:09 GMT
The Nuts and Bolts of Architectural Photography Do you love the lines and angles of architecture and want to learn how to create professional level images of your favorite buildings? In this workshop we will discuss the techniques and lighting that comprises a successful architectural image. We will also explore the equipment and gear needed and how to use it to create the best photos. Email [email protected] to learn more!

When? Saturday January 23rd, 2016

Where? Downtown Knoxville

Investment? $99 before January 1st, $125 after

[email protected] (Genna Sellers Photography) Tue, 01 Dec 2015 04:51:03 GMT
Are You Satisfied With Your Work?


"Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do." Steve Jobs

When you're doing great work you'll find yourself surrounded by smart, confident, dedicated, funny, and inspiring people. 

The other night we were hanging out at the studio after doing some headshots with Amy Lay of RB Realty when Victoria Morris, the owner of RB Realty, thought it would be fun to play. It is obvious that these two love what they do and those they work with!


[email protected] (Genna Sellers Photography) Knoxville RB Realty commercial headshots Thu, 12 Nov 2015 17:47:10 GMT
What Does Your Headshot Say About You? Have you ever searched for a business professional on LinkedIn or Facebook just to find a gray silhouette?  What do you do then? Do you click the name or keep on looking? We all need a professional headshot in today's digital world. We only have a split second to make a good first impression online. What does your headshot say about you? Are you serious, fun, or maybe shy? At Genna Sellers Photography, we love what we do and it shows in the portraits we create. Let us help you present your best face to the world.

[email protected] (Genna Sellers Photography) Business Commercial Photographer Facebook Headshot Knoxville LinkedIn Fri, 06 Nov 2015 02:32:09 GMT
I Have the Coolest Clients! North American Paranormal Research Team My clients are some of the coolest people ever! Together NAPRT (North American Paranormal Research Team) and I have been working on a promotional package for a TV show currently in development. Founding member and fearless leader Kenny Hayes will be interviewed by Kim Hansard for her Sunday show on Star 102.1 to be aired October 18th. Please tune in!

[email protected] (Genna Sellers Photography) Knoxville North American Research Team TN commercial ghost hunting photographer tv show video Sun, 04 Oct 2015 18:32:20 GMT
Architectural Photography Workshop CheersCheers
Communicating Through Architectural Photography.

Architectural photography is about capturing the awe-inspiring heights, interesting angles, unique elevation and beauty of the buildings around us.  

In this workshop, investigate aesthetic and technical aspects of architecture and how these influence and impact your images. Discuss elements of classic architecture and learn different techniques and approaches that will help you enhance your images. Weather permitting, you'll apply what you've learned with hands-on experience, photographing local landmarks and learning the stories they have to tell.  

Architectural photography is your opportunity to communicate via the inanimate, man-made structures around us. Make your work say more!  

Note: Attendees are welcome to bring examples of their work for group discussion.
Course Date: Monday, May 18, 2015

Course Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Items to Bring: camera, favorite lens, wide angle lens (recommended), money for lunch, desire to have fun! 

To register click the link below!

[email protected] (Genna Sellers Photography) Knoxville PPA Super 1 Day architectural architecture commercial photographer photography workshop Fri, 10 Apr 2015 11:07:00 GMT
American Institute of Architects I am really excited that two of my photographs have been chosen to be part of a twenty image exhibition hosted by the American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP). The exhibition will be shown during the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Annual Convention in Atlanta May 14-16th, 2015. 

Over 25,000 architects and design professionals will be in attendance at this year’s event that consists of over 200 seminars and workshops. The convention will be kicked off on May 14th with a keynote address by President Bill Clinton.]]>
[email protected] (Genna Sellers Photography) AIA ASMP Atlanta Bill Clinton Knoxville architect commercial photographer Tue, 31 Mar 2015 11:00:00 GMT
The Joy of Food Photography


Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. This one took the equivalent of a whole day to create, which I know sounds crazy. So where did all the time go?


First I couldn’t use just any bowl for a shot that celebrates the most important meal of the day. I searched high and low and came up empty handed. One friend suggested taking a trip to the museum of Appalachia. Not a bad idea, my favorite coffee cup was purchased at their gift shop, but I didn’t have enough time. Then she suggested the Mighty Mud here in Knoxville. Up to twenty clay artists call the Mighty Mud their studio home. There I found the perfect bowl crafted by a local artist.


Next, to search for the perfect spoon. Without getting into my car I discovered a store named Nostalgia across the street. Once inside the first display I encountered threw me back in time and landed me on the coolest yellow midcentury modern couch I’ve ever seen. Nestled in one of the vendor’s booths was the spoon I was looking for. 


The rest of the shopping included cereal, instant mash potatoes, extra almond slices, blueberries…..Wait you think, instant mash potatoes? What else is going to hold all the flakes and almonds in place as the shot is styled?


A couple more hours were spent locating a suitable napkin, place mat, and background objects to add texture and interest. Last but not least, milk. Historically food photographers have used Elmer’s glue to simulate milk. My research suggested using Wildroot Hair Lotion. This product gives a cleaner white than glue does, creating the look of whole milk versus watery looking skim milk. At this point I have at least four hours invested and haven’t shot a single frame. 


Finally I made it into the studio. Time here includes setting up lighting, styling the set, actually shooting the images, and cleaning up. At least another two hours fly by. Next to upload the files, cull, and retouch the chosen one, an additional two hours. Total this breakfast took me eight hours to create and wasn’t even edible!


[email protected] (Genna Sellers Photography) Knoxville breakfast cereal commercial food photography photographer Fri, 13 Mar 2015 05:47:06 GMT
Changes As the sun set on 2014 and 2015 began, we were all inundated with resolutions and wishes for a Happy New Year. What are your 2015 resolutions?

For me 2014 was a year of growth both personally and professionally, setting the stage for 2015, which promises to be full of change. Change can be scary. Change can be uncomfortable. Change can also be exciting. I've decided to not make any formal resolutions this year. My plan is enjoy the opportunities this year of change will bring. 

[email protected] (Genna Sellers Photography) 2014 2015 Australian Sunset Happy New Year Knoxville TN change photographer Sat, 03 Jan 2015 20:52:05 GMT
A Touch of Scotland This past weekend I was honored to photograph a wedding that included a touch of Scotland. The ceremony was beautiful in the rose garden of a local botanical garden in Knoxville, but what I will always remember is the gentleman who played the bagpipe. Not only is he an amazing musician, he can cut a rug like I haven't seen in a long time! A Touch of Scotland

[email protected] (Genna Sellers Photography) Knoxville Scotland TN Wedding Mon, 22 Sep 2014 11:00:00 GMT
Learning to Compete and Competing to Learn I am really looking forward to being a part of the October meeting of the

Camera Club of Oak Ridge!

Learning to Compete and Competing to Learn


Are Photographic Competitions Worthwhile or Worthless?

Upcoming Presentation at:

Camera Club of Oak Ridge, October 14th, at 7:30 pm


Genna Sellers is a Certified Professional Photographer (CPP) who has been honored with numerous awards including TN Professional Photographer of the Year, Top 10 Photographer of the Year, and many best of show and judges choice awards. Her images have been included in the International Photographic Competition’s (IPC) prestigious Loan Collection multiple times. She has also attended PPA’s Judges Workshop which has given her insight into what the judges are really looking for.


During the evening we will wind through the maze of competitions, focusing on those that utilize trained judges who anonymously and objectively evaluate your images. Competitions can offer you a great opportunity for growth by stretching your abilities and your imagination. Genna will share some of her competition critiques and follow the evolution of an image from submission to a local salon, to being included in the International Photographic Competition’s Loan Collection.





[email protected] (Genna Sellers Photography) CCOR CPP Camera Club of Oak Ridge IPC International Photographic Competition Knoxville PPA TN Mon, 18 Aug 2014 11:00:00 GMT
Strictly Commerial i love telling the story of a business in photographs. Reams Pharmacy in Sevierville, TN not only fills prescriptions they also compound medications and provide services for skilled nursing facilities, not to mention offering ice cream! 

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[email protected] (Genna Sellers Photography) Custom Crafted Construction Reams Pharmacy Sevierville, TN commercial tn Fri, 15 Aug 2014 11:00:00 GMT
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Getting back to work after having a great time at the TNPPA (TN Professional Photographers Association) convention in Chattanooga. All of the speakers were amazing! One of the things I like best about photography is that is is always changing and there is always something to learn.


The IPC (International Photographic Competition) was being judged at the same time in Atlanta. I am honored to have one of my entries included in the General Collection and this bride included in the prestigious Loan Collection which will travel the world and be exhibited at Imaging USA in Atlanta, Feb 2015.

[email protected] (Genna Sellers Photography) International Photographic Competition,TNPPA, Knoxville TN Fri, 08 Aug 2014 19:06:28 GMT
Fabulous Friday!!! Master's Editions, Sevierville, TN

While I am not a morning person by nature, waking up before 6am can make me a little queasy, I really enjoy watching the sunrise. It is even better when I am involved in an activity that I truly love. So when the best light for photographing an exterior occurs only as the sun is rising; I will definitely be there loving every minute. 


Waiting for sunrise at Master's Editions Fine Art Gallery, Sevierville, TN.

Built by Custom Crafted Construction, Sevierville, TN. 

[email protected] (Genna Sellers Photography) Custom Crafted Construction Master's Editions Sevierville, TN Fri, 11 Jul 2014 14:18:13 GMT
See the Difference Why hire commercial photographer for your business? Your brand is an important investment. As Meryl Streep once said, "How you first meet the public is how the industry sees you. You cannot argue with them. That's their perception."

How do you want the public to view your brand? Whether you are promoting one of many features of a luxury vacation rental, as this example is, or selling widgets; we will create custom images that work for you.

See the Difference

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[email protected] (Genna Sellers Photography) commercial knoxville photographer tn Fri, 02 May 2014 03:59:04 GMT
Continuing Education What makes a photographer a true professional? In the current world where "Moms with a Camera" and "Uncle Bob" are all hanging out their shingle it can be really confusing to figure out who the professional is. One trait that a professional will have is the desire to never stop learning about his craft. Trade organizations such as the TN Professional Photographers Association gives its members many opportunities to learn from each other as well as from leading experts. At the 2014 Spring Seminar at Falls Creek Falls Jim Cunningham showed us some amazing tools to help us create beautiful art for our clients. 

[email protected] (Genna Sellers Photography) Jim Cunningham Spring Seminar TNPPA photographer professional Mon, 28 Apr 2014 13:46:23 GMT
The Life of a Photographer Recently I had the pleasure of photographing a house on Whiteside Mountain in the Highlands, NC area. The views were spectacular, even from the bathroom!

[email protected] (Genna Sellers Photography) Highlands, NC Whiteside Mountain view Sun, 27 Apr 2014 19:57:14 GMT
Angels and Sweethearts Calendar Contest! March of Dimes May EventMarch of Dimes May Event

[email protected] (Genna Sellers Photography) Knoxville March of Dimes TN The Paris Apartment Thu, 17 Apr 2014 19:30:21 GMT