Registration now open for 'Picture My Weekend'

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Registration now open for 'Picture My Weekend'

July 6, 2010

 Picture My Weekend group
During last year’s ‘Picture My Weekend’ event, many people traveled to Alva for the free photography show and workshop to gain knowledge and a new perspective on photography.  ‘Picture My Weekend’ is set for July 23-24 this year, at the Runnymede Hotel in downtown Alva.

Northwestern Oklahoma State University’s Creativity Project committee is urging photographers or those interested in photography to dust off their photos and cameras for the group’s third annual event, “Picture My Weekend,” on Friday, July 23, and Saturday, July 24, at the Runnymede Hotel in downtown Alva.

“Picture My Weekend” consists of a free photography show and workshop that will take place for participants at all digital photography skill levels and for varying types of digital cameras.

Registration is required so the committee will have an idea of how many people will be in attendance. Registration is open through July 20 or until 60 people have registered. After July 20, there will be a $20 registration fee. An online registration form is available at www.nwosu.edu/photog-registration.

People already are taking advantage of this free photography learning experience, as registrants from as far away as Norman, Okarche and Lone Wolf have completed their registration process.

On Friday, anyone planning on taking part in the Saturday workshop is welcome to provide up to three matted items for the photography show set for 7 to 9 p.m. Visit www.nwosu.edu/picture-my-weekend for specific details on how to prepare photos for hanging.

The Max Ridgway Trio will provide music during the Friday evening photography show, which will be free and open to the public. “The Ladies of the Runnymede” will provide refreshments.

Saturday’s workshop begins with check in at 8:30 a.m., followed by a welcome at 8:45 a.m. The first of a number of roundtable sessions provided to help photographers at all skill levels begins at 9 a.m.

Participants will have an extended lunch period where they may take what they learned during the morning sessions and practice by taking photographs in the community. These photographs will be compiled for a slide show set to end the day’s activities during the last session of the day which begins at 4 p.m.

Workshop sessions will include The Basics, Off-camera Lighting, Digital Scrapbooking, Shooting with RAW, Photo Presentation, Composition and more. All sessions have been developed to help everyone try various ways to improve their photographic skills.

For additional information or to volunteer to help facilitate the roundtable discussions, please contact Dr. Rod Murrow, Picture My Weekend coordinator, at picturemyweekend@gmail.com. Information also is available online at www.nwosu.edu/picture-my-weekend.

-NW-