Registration remains open for 'Picture My Weekend,' Friday night show open to public

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Registration remains open for 'Picture My Weekend,' Friday night show open to public

July 14, 2010

 Picture My Weekend
The annual photography show and workshop ‘Picture My Weekend’ is set for July 23-24 and will be held at the Runnymede Hotel.  This annual event is sponsored by the Northwestern Creativity Project.  The photography show will begin at 7 p.m. on July 23, and is free to the public.

Nearly 40 people have registered for the Northwestern Creativity Project’s free “Picture My Weekend” digital photography show and workshop set for July 23-24. Participants are coming from across the state of Oklahoma, southern Kansas and from as far away as Norman and Lone Wolf.

Registration is required so the committee will have an idea of how many people will be in attendance, and will remain open until July 20. After July 20, there will be a $20 registration fee. An online registration form is available at The workshop is limited to the first 60 people.

Photos taken by the photographers registered for Saturday’s workshop will be on display for a free evening show on Friday, July 23, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Runnymede Hotel in downtown Alva. The Max Ridgway Jazz Trio will provide live music for the event, and the ladies of the Runnymede will provide refreshments. The public is invited to attend this free show.

The workshop kicks off Saturday with check-in at 8:30 a.m. followed by a welcome at 8:45 a.m. The first set of roundtable workshops begins at 9 a.m. with the second morning round at 10:30 a.m.

Workshop sessions will include Basic Photography, 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.

Session leaders include Becky McCray of Hopeton, Rod and Carolyn Murrow of Dacoma, Korina Schneider of Medford, Karen Eckhardt of Cherokee, Cody Dopps of Bixby, Jim Apel of Guthrie, Ken Kelsey of Ringwood and Elise Solloway of Woodward.

Mike Klemme, Enid, will lead a session called “Wanna Go Pro – It’s not a hobby anymore.” Klemme was the state of Oklahoma’s official photographer during its centennial year, and will offer his wisdom on becoming a professional photographer.

Participants will be encouraged to use their new-found knowledge from the morning sessions to go out into the Alva community to take photographs to be included in a slide show that will be presented as the finale following the last session of the day.

Along with the slide show, comments and observations from the day will be shared by the workshop facilitators and participants.

For additional information, please contact Information also is available online at

Members of the Northwestern Creativity Project planning “Picture My Weekend” include Murrow, Angelia Case, media technician; Erika Birk and Valarie Case, university relations specialists; Lois Hudgins, retired university relations specialist; Dr. Kay Decker, social science department chair; Dr. Kathy Earnest, instructor of English; and Becky McCray, local business owner.