From Staff Reports
Scores of photographers descended upon the Dalton area Saturday when the Carpet Capital Camera Club, the North Georgia Camera Club Council and Showcase Photo and Video of Atlanta hosted the Photo Shootout seminar at the Northwest Georgia Trade and Convention Center.
The 11 clubs represented brought in 300 photographers from North Georgia and Tennessee, said Ron Arnold, president of the CCCC.
“This is the fifth year for the event,” Arnold said. “Brett Huske, the (Convention and Visitors Bureau) and the trade center helped recruit the event and Mayor (David) Pennington was up early to welcome everyone in. It was a great success.”
A contest ran alongside the seminar challenging photographers to take and edit quality pictures in a single day, Arnold said. The contest was split into five categories that were randomly picked from a bag by Pennington.
“The categories included motion blur, anything that runs on wheels, silhouettes, any kind of plant and reflections,” Arnold said. “The event started around 7:30 a.m. and finished up close to 3 p.m.”
A panel of judges critiqued each work and gave constructive feedback to the teams, Arnold said. The judges were selected by the CCCC and included Bradley Wilson, visual arts director at the Creative Arts Guild.
The CCCC holds free meetings the first and third Monday of every month at 6:30 p.m. at the Guild (www.creativeartsguild.org).
The 2013 seminar will be at Oxford College of Emory University in Oxford.