New attraction added to annual photography show, workshop July 26-27

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New attraction added to annual photography show, workshop July 26-27

Brody Schmidt teaching at Picture My WeekendA PhotoBooth will be a new attraction on Friday during the Photography Show portion of the 6th annual Picture My Weekend event in the Northwestern Oklahoma State University Student Center in Alva. The show and workshops are free and open to the public.

Photography workshop session leader Kayla Waldrop, who owns Enid’s PhotoOp, is bringing her PhotoBooth, along with several props, to make for a fun atmosphere during the annual Photography Show from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Student Center. Each 2x6 inch PhotoBooth photo will be $2. Waldrop also said that photos will be uploaded to her website at so they may be shared online.

Guests will have total privacy inside the booth, which measures 7 feet tall, 3 feet wide and 6 feet long. The photos are printed instantly and are water resistant and tear proof.

Posters giving more info on eventFriday’s Photography Show guests will be able to view images taken by those who have registered for Saturday’s workshops. Entertainment for the evening will be provided by Fred Riggins, and refreshments will be served.

There is still time to register to attend any of the workshops. Two sessions will take place Friday evening with several others taking place throughout the day Saturday. The entire event is free; however, all donations are welcome. Online registration is available at

“Donations from our guests and workshop participants are how we continue to bring this event to Alva,” said Valarie Case, event committee member. “We continue to see people participating from our local communities, but also from other states and other further away communities within Oklahoma.

“We also rely on the generosity of our session leaders who volunteer their time and knowledge to come to Alva to help interested photographers learn more about their cameras and making better photographs,” Case said. “We’re always looking for people to help be our leaders, and welcome them to contact us if they are interested to lead sessions in the future.”

Besides the workshops, participants will take part in the annual photography assignment on Saturday, which they will learn more about on Saturday morning.

“The assignment is always a surprise part of the day,” Case said. “Whatever the assignment is, its mission is to make the photographer think outside the box when it comes to their photography. We hope that our sessions will help them to see things differently, produce better photos than what they were achieving prior to attending, and boost their creativity.”

More information is available at, and questions may be directed to