Digital photographers can register for free workshop in Alva

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Digital photographers can register for free workshop in Alva

July 11, 2012

The fifth annual Picture My Weekend digital photography workshop and show will be Friday and Saturday, July 27 and 28, in the historic Runnymede Hotel on Alva’s downtown square.

Part of the Northwestern Oklahoma State University Creativity Project, Picture My Weekend will feature a public showing of participants’ photos on Friday evening, a variety of workshops on Saturday, along with a shooting session around Alva. At the end of the day, photographs from the “assignment” will be featured in a slide show at the Graceful Arts Center. Participants will be able to view the Sandy Flint photography show at the Center and awards will be announced.

Registration is free until Tuesday, July 24, and is limited to 60 persons. After July 24, there will be a registration fee of $20 per person, if space permits. Participants younger than 13 years must be accompanied by an adult.

Registration may be accomplished online at .

Each participant may bring up to four photographs to be entered in the Friday show from 7 to 9 p.m. Photographers are asked to bring one photo of “My Town,” while the others can be of any subject. All the hometown photos will be hung together in a featured display.

“Last year we asked participants to bring one creative shot of any type of faucet, and that seemed to be well-received,” said Valarie Case, one of the committee members planning the event. “We had so many great photos of faucets that we decided to have a specially themed photo again. We’re looking for anything that creatively showcases your hometown and/or city you currently live in. It could be anything from events, people, buildings, countryside, colors – whatever to give a feel of your town.”

The Friday show is open to the public and will feature refreshments and music.

Two workshop sessions also will be held Friday night. One will be “Lightning/Storm/Night Photography” led by Edmond freelance photographer Mark Nault. The second will be “Composition/Still Life” led by Jeramie Heldermon, a freelance photographer from Lone Wolf.

Sessions on Saturday will include such topics as “Aperture, Film Speed, Shutter and More: Why Does It Matter?” for both DSLR and point and shoot cameras; “Composition;” “Epic Photo Failures (see further instructions online for this session);” “DIY Photography;” “Landscapes and Nature;” “Lighting: On/Off Camera Flash;” “Abstract Photography;” and “Macro Photography.”

In addition to Nault and Heldermon, session leaders will include Kayte Anton, Enid; Ken Kelsey, Ringwood; Brody Schmidt, Nash; and Kayla Waldrop of Enid.

More information may be obtained at  Questions may be sent to .