The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

Latest News

November 8, 2013

BAG camera club to host photography workshop

Beckley Art Group’s Camera Club will host a photography workshop Nov. 16, “Making Better Photographs: The Basics.”

The workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Beckley Art Center classroom and will be offered to novice photographers and intermediate-level photographers.

Seating is limited and the cost is $45 for the public and $35 for Beckley Art Group members; participants are being asked to bring their own camera and sample photographs.

The workshop will focus on improving the quality of your photographs and will cover a mix of visual and technical topics, such as image (composition and framing), exposure (ambient light, ISO, aperture and shutter speeds), and focus (lenses and depth of field).

“I have talked with many photographers, from novice through advanced, that say they have invested time and money in their cameras, lenses, and other equipment but are still dissatisfied with the photographs they produce,” said Ron Bailey, with StudioElevenTen.

“Much of the attention of workshops and books on photography is on the camera and unfortunately, much of the advertising around cameras pushes the bells and whistles, the necessity to have the latest and greatest camera. We want to take a different approach with this class. Our attention is first on the photograph — what makes a good photograph, how can you strengthen composition, how do you control depth-of-field, and so-forth.”

He said the class is open to everyone and whether the photographer is interested in family holiday photos or a photo essay highlighting a distressing social issue, “this class will have something to offer.”

Bailey said this will be the first of a series of workshops sponsored by the Beckley Camera Club that will be topic oriented. Future workshops will cover editing photographs with Lightroom or Photoshop; producing prints, books, and other forms of output; as well as specific forms of photography, such as macro, portrait or landscape.

Bailey, a member of the Beckley Art Group and the Beckley Camera Club, will lead the workshop. He is a Tamarack juried artist and a juried member of the Allied Artists of West Virginia.

To reserve your seat, call 304-253-9226 or e-mail beckleyartgroup@gmail.com.

— E-mail: wholdren@register-herald.com

 

1
Text Only
Latest News
  • legion VIDEO: American Legion posts plan to merge

    To help deal with its decreasing membership numbers, Beckley American Legion Post 70 is planning a merger with Post 32.

    “We see the benefit for both of us and for Raleigh County,” Post 32 Adjutant Frank Cook said. “Right now Post 70 is having membership problems and with membership problems comes financial problems.

    July 31, 2014 1 Photo

  • Tri-state coal interests rally before hearings

     More than 2,000 union workers and others organized by the coal industry in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia joined top state elected officials Wednesday to rally against proposed stricter federal pollution regulations for coal-burning power plants.

    July 31, 2014

  • legal Tort reform group brings message to Beckley

    How can West Virginia create more jobs and have a better business climate, at no cost to taxpayers?

    Greg Thomas, executive director of the West Virginia Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse (WV CALA), says legal reform is one of the answers to that question.

    July 31, 2014 1 Photo

  • ‘Biscuit guy’ makes his mark with anthem at TWV

    The old saying “being at the right place at the right time” couldn’t be more true for Calvin Alexander.

    Thanks to a salad dressing bottle (and some impressive vocal skills), Alexander was invited to sing the national anthem not once, but twice, at Theatre West Virginia before the opening of “Hatfields and McCoy

    July 31, 2014

  • Judge in W.Va. asked to delay gay marriage ruling

    Attorney General Patrick Morrisey has asked a judge to postpone ruling on a federal lawsuit challenging West Virginia's same-sex marriage ban until the U.S. Supreme Court reviews a ruling in a similar case in Virginia.

    July 30, 2014

  • Tri-state coal interests rally before EPA hearings

    More than 2,000 union workers and others organized by the coal industry in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia joined top state elected officials Wednesday to rally against proposed stricter federal pollution regulations for coal-burning power plants.

    July 30, 2014

  • Work continues on stand-alone Warrior Trail

    The executive director of the Hatfield and McCoy Trail Authority said Tuesday that officials are still working toward the creation of the stand-alone Warrior Trail in McDowell County.

    July 30, 2014

  • East River Mountain Tunnel repairs will continue for several weeks

    Motorists traveling Interstate 77 could see slight delays again tonight as repair work continues inside of the fire-damaged East River Mountain Tunnel.

    July 30, 2014

  • State leaders to attend coal rally in Pittsburgh

    West Virginia officials are set to join hundreds of coal miners and coal supporters at an electricity and energy jobs rally.

    July 30, 2014

  • Americans continue to be plagued by debt

    Credit card debt may have reached its lowest level in a decade, but according to a recent study on personal debt vs. income, just as more people are paying off their credit card debt monthly, nearly the same number of people are being reported for unpaid bills. 

    July 30, 2014