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    “Take Your Best Shot” Camera Club

    The First Meeting- Wednesday, April 6th from 10:00-11:45am. Meets the first Wednesday of the month. Please email me at sgould@oldlyme-ct.gov OR call (860) 434-4127 to register. For the first two meetings we will be holding a free two-part INTRODUCTION TO PHOTOGRAPHY workshop. See next page for description. Reservations are required. Please email me at sgould@oldlyme-ct.gov OR call (860) 434-4127 to make your reservation.

    INTRODUCTION TO PHOTOGRAPHY, A 2-PART WORKSHOP.

    THE INTRODUCTION TO PHOTOGRAPHY, A 2-PART WORKSHOP WILL BE TAUGHT BY RICHARD SPEARRIN.

    Have you ever wanted to take better pictures?? Or wondered why your pictures are not always sharp. Or perhaps you are overwhelmed with all the adjustments of your camera?? The Lymes’ Senior Center will host two classes to enable beginning photographers to start taking better pictures and enjoy using their cameras. The instructor is Richard Spearrin from Essex, a member of the CT Valley Camera Club Steering Committee. Mr. Spearrin started learning the successful elements of photography during his high school years working for a small CT newspaper. Most recently he has become very active in exhibiting at multiple area venues, arranging photo shoots for the camera club and mentoring beginning photographers.

    · The first of the two sessions, “Principles of Photography”, will concentrate on the understanding the basics of good photography: exposure, lighting, focus and composition. In addition, attendees will understand how to use their camera more effectively.

    · The second session is titled “Fun Principles of Photography” and will discuss specific photographic activities such as capturing fireworks; making streams and waterfalls smoother; capturing light streaks; stopping action; and extreme close up.

    Each session is scheduled for one hour and a half to accommodate questions and answers. And it does not matter if you use a smartphone, a point and shoot camera or a high-end adjustable camera. As Ansel Adams, renowned environmental photographer, said, “A camera did not make a great picture any more than a typewriter made a good novel”. A good photograph is based on the heart, eye, and soul of the photographer. Make sure you bring your camera with you. So join us on April 6th and May 4th   10:15am-11:45am and learn to enjoy being a better photographer. Reservations are required for this free workshop. Call (860)434-4127 or email sgould@oldlyme-ct.gov to sign up.