Workshop aids amateur photographers
LAST weekend ABC Open ran a workshop in Airlie Beach for keen amateur photographers.
This was part of a series of workshops under the banner of Snapped and was led by Dan Battley, a producer for ABC Open.
“It’s all about getting out and about and taking photos of people wearing something special to them. Learning how to take good portraits is only part of the project,” Mr Battley said.
“It’s also about being able to relate to people, often strangers, and finding out their stories. This should be an enjoyable experience for everyone.”
As part of the workshop, participants went on an excursion to practice their skills and were then shown how to upload their Snapped portraits onto the ABC Open website.
The photos would then be shared with others around Australia and were given an Airlie Beach tag, promoting the Whitsunday location.
Team leader of the Airlie Beach Photography Group Margaret Archer said the workshop was a great way of seeing what other people were doing with their photography.
“It also helps you improve your own work and to take more risks as you keep learning. Next year we are planning to do some more workshops, which everyone seems to enjoy and learn from," she said.
For more information about the Airlie Beach photography group contact Robyn Mitchell on email@example.com.
To check out the photos online go to the website www.abc.net.au/ open and follow the Snapped links.