Total Pageviews

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Get Ready For Our Photo Contest!

Posted by staff

The Edwardsville Public Library is hosting its tenth annual photography contest. We will begin accepting submissions starting next Monday, (October 7th).  We've posted rules and more information on a handy PDF.  If you'd like to see previous winners, visit this set of images on our Flickr page.

If you want to prepare and take the best photo possible, we can help!  Some of the most highly rated photo books are available at the library and we've listed a few below.  If you want to browse the shelves, we have an extensive collection in the 770s.

The Digital Photography Book: The Step-By-Step Secrets For How to Make Your Phtotos Look Like the Pros by Scott Kelby.

The Complete Guide to Black & White Digital Photography by Michael Freeman

Understanding Exposure: How to Shoot Great Photographs with a Film or Digital Camera by Bryan Peterson

If you want a more in-depth instruction, we offer photography classes through our online service Universal Class.  You'll need your Edwardsville library card to sign up for a class, but you can work at your own pace from home.   The classes are free and have instructors to answer any questions you may have along the way.

Digital Photography 101 is designed to give you a comprehensive overview of digital camera designs and capabilities, and the series of steps to take great photographs. You'll learn about lenses, when to use them and how to select the right lens for your pictures. We take the mystery out of pixels, megapixels, filters, flashes, exposure meters and much more.

Photography 101: Beginner to Intermediate. This course will help you discover how to use the camera you have--no matter how fancy or simple it is--so that you can take great pictures. You will discover the differences in modern cameras, and find a recommendation for which one you should buy, if you are in the market for one. You will learn what the pro's do, and how you can do the same thing for less. You will find step-by-step instructions on how to make great photos that are worthy of submission to any local photography contest.

No comments:

Post a Comment