Eighteen keen ‘happy snappers’ attended the recent photography workshops held in Cobram, hosted by the Finley & District Camera Club.
With funding to host the event from the Moira Shire’s arts and culture grants project, a number of special guest presenters were coordinated.
The photography group’s president took participants through a hands-on session on how to create photo books to present their works or memories.
Club member Barry Bennett said another useful session was on the role of photography in media from Cobram Courier editor Jenna Bishop.
‘‘Jenna provided an in depth talk on what is required for media releases, and to create a photo and story for a local newspaper.
‘‘She also spoke about special requirements, like seeking permission of people and children before photos are printed.’’
Mr Bennett said in the afternoon sessions, people could choose to attend workshops on the best use of your digital SLR camera settings or on using the video settings of your camera.
‘‘Rhonda Doyle of Cobram Photographics thrilled the class with composition for photography and what camera settings you should use for the special result.
‘‘Val Lee took us through how to take digital SLR video from a basic camera. She particularly stipulated you should have the battery fully charged, and never go over half an hour. She also said you should let your camera cool down after taking video to prevent any damage.’’