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Photography workshop set

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

TERRE HAUTE -- A workshop for area photographers interested in entering the 2009 TREES Photography Contest will take place from 7-8:30 p.m., Monday, at the Vigo County Public Library.

The topic will be "Creative Photography."

The workshop will offer ideas for composing images with a unique perspective.

Local award-winning photographers Brendan Kearns and Dr. James Pickrell will lead the workshop. They will discuss special techniques and original ideas for composing and capturing unusual images.

The workshop is open to all local photographers. There is no fee, but reservations are recommended because of limited seating. To make a reservation, call the main library at 812-232-1113 and ask to be placed on the workshop list.

If the automated service answers, follow the directions, pressing Star 8 followed by the extension 282.

The workshop is designed for amateur photographers interested in entering the 2009 photography contest sponsored by TREES Incorporated, the Tribune-Star and the Vigo County Public Library. All photographers are welcome whether or not they enter the community contest.

"Trees on College Campuses," is the theme for the 2009 contest. Photos can feature a single tree, a group of trees, or closer views of trees showing individual branches or leaves.

The pictures may include people or recognizable college buildings, but this is not required. Photos of trees or any college campus will meet the requirements.

Entry forms and contest rules are available at the Vigo County Public Library, The Purdue Extension Office and at local photography shops. The forms and rules are also available by calling the extension office at 812-462-3371 and asking to have the contest flier mailed.

Complete information, including the entry form and contest rules are also available on the TREES website at www.treesinc.org. The deadline for the contest is Friday, Sept. 25.

The winning photographs and others will be exhibited at the library Oct. 3-31.

To level the competition, there will be three contest divisions, including the Youth Division (young people through 18), the Adult Amateur Division and the Professional Division.



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