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.
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.
Our Teen patrons were busy snapping and Photoshop-ing pictures at this year’s Photography Summer Camp. The Teens took many pictures and applied new techniques to make their own photography better. Follow this link to see the results of their creative work. We hope you agree that there are some amazing pictures in the group.
The popular GraphicStock.com recently added 10,000 stock photos to their already extensive library of stock media. Fountaindale Public Library cardholders get free access to this stock media in Studio 300. Having access to royalty-free stock photos is often requested by our patrons, and we are happy to offer these additional choices. You can browse the media available at GraphicStock, but you can only download the images in Studio 300.
If you need video stock footage and royalty-free music, check out the other sites we provide: VideoBlocks and AudioBlocks.
Studio 300 now has a Revo Adjustable Selfie-Stick available for 3-day check-out. The device extends up to 37″ making it easier to take those hard-to-get photos. It’s ideal for small cameras, smartphones, and even has a mount for our GoPros cameras.
Use it on your next outing when you need extra reach for your photos and videos. Here’s a photo that shows it in action:
Sarah (left) and Jeffrey (right) using the new “Selfie Stick” available from Studio 300 for 3-day checkout.
We hope you enjoy these photos. If any of them spark a memory for you, please share it with the library. We plan to add these photos to the Local History Room as a window on Bolingbrook in the past and the present.
It great when kids get excited about learning. Recently Joe and Adriana teamed up with our Children’s department to teach photography skills to our Tween patrons. After talking about some ways to improve their own everyday photography, the kids put what they learned into practice by taking pictures around the library. Follow this link to see their outstanding results.
Join us on Wednesday, February 4th for Digital Learning Day in Studio 300. Gain new skills or enhance those skills you already have. We are hosting several classes during that day. Click the links below for more information and to register. You can also call (630) 685-4260 to register. (Spaces are limited and classes do fill).
In under 5 minutes, Jeffrey and Anna discuss the popular Club PhotoShop during this third episode of our latest podcast: 300 Seconds in Studio 300. Got five minutes? Give this podcast a listen! And then join us for Club PhotoShop the last Wednesday of each month. More on the club here.