Midcoast Conservancy’s Nature Photo Clinic Snack & Chat, held Wednesday, April 11, was a rousing success, thanks to presenter Maia Zewert, Marketing & Engagement Coordinator for The Lincoln County News. Designed to help people take better pictures with their smartphones, and then post their photographs to social media, the workshop included information on photo-editing apps as well as hands-on photography exercises.
Zewert took the group outside to practice taking pictures in different light and using a variety of focal points. The happy chatter of the photographers confirmed their growing sense of confidence. Back inside, participants edited their new pictures before Zewert walked each of them through the process of posting their photos to Instagram, Facebook, and other social media.
For so many smartphone photographers, digital archives are where their pictures reside forever, never to be seen by family and friends. Learning how to take share-worthy photos and post them for viewing helped everyone who attended gain confidence and renewed enthusiasm for getting an artful shot that captures the moment.
Zewert said, “Community engagement is one of, if not the, most important job responsibilities at The Lincoln County News. I had a wonderful time sharing some of my mobile photography tricks and tips, and I’m looking forward to returning to Midcoast Conservancy for more of these opportunities in the future.”
The event was so well-received that Zewert will return for another workshop this fall, when nature offers a newly colorful palette.
To see some of the photos from the workshop, go to facebook.com/midcoastconservancy or follow Midcoast Conservancy on Instagram using #midcoastconservancy.org.