Workshop series will improve photography skills

  • Posted: Saturday, May 17, 2014 12:01 a.m.

A series of workshops will be held today to help residents improve their photography skills.

The workshop series is a one-day event and will start at 9 a.m. at Chris’ Camera Center, 150B Laurens St. S.W.

The event is free and open to the public.

Photographers of all levels will have an opportunity to upgrade their skills and increase their knowledge about a variety of topics.

The first sessions will concentrate on the settings of one’s camera and will address ISO, shutter speeds, f-stops and depth of field.

At 9:45 a.m., a guided walking tour of the Aiken County Historical Museum will provide participants with a chance to learn where the best photo opportunities are within the 3.5-acre compound.

Those involved in the workshops will break around noon for lunch.

Workshops resume at 1:30 p.m., and Chris’ Camera Center owner Chris Lydle will spearhead a session on how to organize and arrange one’s photos.

R. David Guidry will provide his insight through a presentation, Adventures in Travel Photography.

He’ll address the advantages and disadvantages of using different brands, including Canon, Nikon or Sony.

Photographers will have an opportunity to learn more about how they can make the best use of the images they take from Shannon Denise Daniels, the president of Dennis Daniels Frames, who will offer advice on how to curate personal photo collections.

Lydle will make free enlargements from the images taken earlier in the day, and the event will conclude with the giveaway of picture frames and a show of the day’s best photos.

For more information, call 803-641-0501.

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