Press Release

For Immediate Release: October 14, 2011

Photography Course at Trailside Teaches Adults the Basics of Digital Photography, Oct. 22

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Department of Parks and Community Renewal encourage adults, ages 18 and older who are interested in learning the basics of  digital photography to attend a three-hour workshop on Saturday, Oct. 22 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Trailside Nature & Science Center in Mountainside. The fee for the workshop is $45 for Union County residents and $55 for out-of-county participants. Space is limited, so pre-registration is required.

This photography workshop is ideal for any student who wants to become familiar with their single-lens reflex digital camera or sophisticated “point and shoot” camera with fully manual settings. Professional photographer Joan Pamboukes will bring clarity to such topics as focal length, aperture, shutter speeds and white balance. Composition and basic lighting strategies will also be addressed.

Participants are asked to bring their camera system, with a fully charged battery, the manual and tripod, if possible. Weather permitting, the class will go outside to capture the splendor of autumn in the Watchung Reservation and create some beautiful images. Otherwise, students will practice their newly learned photography skills in the Trailside Visitor Center. By the end of this workshop, basic camera functions will no longer be a mystery.

Joan Pamboukes has been an art and photography instructor in Boston, New York and New Jersey. She currently teaches Photography and Digital Media at The Visual Arts Center of New Jersey in Summit. Ms. Pamboukes brings a wealth of experience to her students and this workshop will afford participants the opportunity to learn the basics of digital photography and gain the confidence to truly enjoy their camera and the art of digital photography.

For additional information about the Adult Beginners Digital Photography Workshop or other adult programs and upcoming events at Trailside, call 908-789-3670 or visit www.ucnj.org/trailside. Trailside Nature & Science Center is located at 452 New Providence Road in Mountainside and is a service of the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders.

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