The Whitewater Arts Alliance is offering a free workshop, “Photography: Beyond the Snapshot,” for beginning to intermediate photographers from 10am-noon on Sat., May 20, 2017, at the Cultural Arts Center (402 W. Main Street, Whitewater). This workshop may help attendees prepare to exhibit their work in the annual Fran Achen Photography Show in July! Attendees will have an informal opportunity to talk with two award-winning Whitewater photographers, Everett Long and Jeff McDonald, about techniques and equipment that may result in more creative photographs, as well as how to prepare photographs for exhibiting. If you’d like to attend, please register by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Long and McDonald serve on the Board of Directors of the Whitewater Arts Alliance. Long is a local photographer known for nature shots. You can preview some pages in his Seeing…through a lens book and read a brief bio on the Arts Alliance website. McDonald, a local photographer known for his landscape and architectural work, chairs the Fran Achen Photography Competition. You can see some of his work online at https://www.jmacpix.com/.
Amateur and professional artists may enter their photography in the 8th Annual Fran Achen Photography Competition until June 15. The exhibition runs from July 6-30 at the Whitewater Arts Alliance’s Cultural Arts Center. Complete information, including entrance fees and other guidelines, is online at http://www.whitewaterarts.org/fran_achen2017.html. A free Opening Reception will be held on Sun., July 9, from 1-4pm (awards announced at approximately 2pm) at the Cultural Arts Center.
Andersen Library can help with books such as Rick Sammon’s creative visualization: Composition, exposure, lighting, learning, experimenting, setting goals, motivation and more (online via Taylor & Francis eBooks or preview some text via Google Books) and Digital nature photography: The art and the science (online via Taylor & Francis eBooks or preview some text via Google Books). Or try some of the video tutorials available in the Lynda.com database, such as “Creative photography techniques” with Justin Reznick.
If you’d like assistance with finding additional resources, please ask a librarian (choose chat or email, phone 262-472-1032, or visit the Reference Desk).