Whether you’re a seasoned shutter bug or just want to improve your photography skills, join us for a week of classes for those who love being behind the camera ready to catch special moments.
Monday, February 13, 6:30 p.m.
Gain a unique up-close perspective of objects and people to reveal fine details within your pictures.
Wednesday, February 15, 6:30 p.m.
Improve your photography skills by learning camera and composition techniques.
Thursday, February 16, 6:30 p.m.
Use flash and flash adapters to move your photography forward. This class is better suited for experienced DSLR photographers.
Saturday, February 18, 2 p.m.
Learn lighting, posing and other techniques for when working with a live model.
The above classes require registration.
Want more photography help?
Drop in to Studio 300 on Thursday, February 23 for All Things Photography & Video to get answers to your pressing photography questions from our Studio 300 experts!
There was only one problem: the cart was too plain.
Using Studio 300 technology we gave the cart a much-needed makeover. After designing the graphics using Adobe Illustrator, we sent the files to our vinyl cutter, and then installed the finished pieces on the cart. The pictures tell the story.
Visit Studio 300 and learn about how to use the vinyl cutter for your next project.
On October 4th, 2016 at 6:30 p.m., photographer Mike Smith comes to Fountaindale Public Library to share his knowledge and experience. Since 1985 Mike Smith has been creating stunning imagery through his photographic skills. Your pre-safari workshop will consist of instruction on how to achieve stunning wildlife images. You will learn tips and tricks—such as how to work with fences and glass that come between you and the animals—to improve your composition for shots taken in both the wild and zoo environments.
You don’t have to be a pro to learn, anyone with an interest in photography will benefit from this informative workshop. Registration is open for this event. Sign-up today!
Are you a writer? Fountaindale Public Library has several upcoming classes, workshops, and events just for you. Download the PDF newsletter for details. Here is what’s in store for the Fall 2016:
National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to creative writing. On November 1, participants begin working towards the goal of writing a 50,000-word novel by November 30. Valuing enthusiasm, determination, and a deadline, NaNoWriMo is for anyone who has ever thought about writing a novel.
Get an overview of the NaNoWriMo process, meet other writers, start planning for the big fall event, and then write, write, WRITE!
- Get Ready: Thursday, September 22 , 7:00 p.m.
- Pre-Launch: Thursday, October 27, 6:00 p.m.
- Come Write-in: Sunday, November 6, 2:00 p.m.
- Mid-month Check-in: Tuesday, November 15, 7:00 p.m.
- Come Write-in: Saturday, November 19, 2:00 p.m.
- Wrap-up: Tuesday, December 6, 7:00 p.m.
Indie Author Day
An in-person and digital gathering with writers, agents, and other industry leaders featuring presentations for our Fountaindale writing community about all the tools available to use at the library. Don’t miss out on this opportunity for authors to connect.
- Saturday, October 8, 12:30-2:30 p.m.
Moving from Concept to Completed Manuscript
Mystery writer and former writing instructor Patricia Skalka discusses the three key elements of the novel and shows how to weave them together into a step-by-step road map of the story that takes you from start to finish.
- Wednesday, October 12, 6:30 p.m.
Great Beginnings: How to Hook Readers and Keep Them Turning the Pages
Join author Carmela Martino to learn the “implicit promise” concept and four key elements to both improve your writing and please your readers.Don’t miss it!
- Thursday, October 27, 7:00-8:30 p.m.
In a world full of big dreams sometimes it’s the smallest details that may change your perspective. Or, at least, that’s what a macro lens can reveal. Recently, Studio 300 acquired the Tamron 60mm f2 macro lens, and, of course, we created a class for its debut. All of the patrons who participated in this hands-on class really enjoyed the extreme close encounters they had using the macro lens and a DSLR camera. Take a look at some of the great photos they took in the video below or by visiting our Flickr site.
Enjoy the results from the Fountaindale Public Library recent Tween and Teen Summer Camp focused on Video Production. Our Tween and Teen patrons conceived, storyboarded, videotaped, and edited these trailers for fictional films.
July 11th dawned bright and sunny, so the tweens set out on their photo adventure! During this Photo Bootcamp our young patrons learned about photo composition and using the rule of thirds to take better pictures. Their objective was to complete a photo scavenger hunt. Laughing and jumping, dancing and making silly faces, they spent the morning having fun while learning to be better photographers.
The afternoon was sweltering so as the heat index rose, the teens explored the library with its comfortable A/C. The teens learned how to compose pictures and to apply the rule of thirds. With their scavenger hunt they explored the four floors of Fountaindale Public Library.
Both groups did a phenomenal job and had fun while learning photography techniques. Take a look at some of the great photographs they took that day by visiting our Flickr site.
Enjoy the results from the Fountaindale Public Library recent Tween and Teen Summer Camp focused on Music and Sound. The Tween and Teen patrons rebuilt the soundtrack to a game trailer using recordings and sound effects.