Monday, October 31, 2011

Workshop Reminder

Just a reminder that the next workshop will be November 7th at 6:30 pm. We will meet at the County Extension Office. Mrs. Vera Smith will be our guest speaker.

Please, bring any photos you have taken (either printed or on a thumb drive) and Mrs. Smith will give you some feedback and tips.

I will also have the guidelines available, and will answer any questions for those who missed the last workshop.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Free editing programs and photography websites

The following are resources taken directly from the State Photography Website. Please, get your parents permission before visiting any website, or downloading any of the photo editing programs.

Contest and Project Resources

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Photo Editing - Free Programs

Taking Pictures

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Guest Speakers in November and January

We will have guest speakers at both of the workshops that will be held on November 7th, and January 5th.

Vera Smith will be our speaker in November, and Donna Cummings will be our speaker in January. Both ladies will be there to give us some photography tips. Also, please bring any photos you have taken, and they will be on hand to give you personal feed back and tips. They can be photos you plan to submit to this year's competition; photos from past competitions, or just photos you have taken for fun.

Both of these ladies have been judges in the past for our photography competitions, and are wonderful photographers. :-)

The meeting tonight, October 20th, will cover the rules and regulations for the 2012 photography project. Even the county contest will be done differently this year, so please attend if you are interested in the photography project.

All three workshops will be held at the Extension Office, and will begin at 6:30 pm.

Hope to see you there.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011


I can't believe I haven't posted this yet, please forgive me.

David Wingard competed at the State Photography contest this summer. He received a blue ribbon for for his photo in the "food" category, and a red ribbon in the "marine/auatic" category.

We are very proud of you, David. :-)


Just a reminder that there will be a workshop this Thursday, October 20th, for those interested in the photography project. We will meet at the Extension Office and the workshop will begin at 6:30 pm.

We will go over the rules and regulations, as well as discuss some techniques for taking better photos.

There will also be a workshop on November 7th for those who cannot make this one. I hope to also have a photographer with us on the night of the 7th who will give us all even more helpful tips, and who will look at any photos the kids would like to bring in and give them some helpful feedback.

I am currently trying to put together another workshop for January, and I will post the information as soon as it is available.

Again, this year their will be no mounting/printing of photos needed, and county level is FREE to participate. :-)

I look forward to seeing you on Thursday. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.