Standard to sponsor photowalk

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Local photographers are being invited to see their work in the next edition of brewton: the magazine by participating in a “photowalk” of downtown Brewton.

“The concept of a photowalk is an interesting one,” said Stephanie Nelson, publisher of The Brewton Standard and brewton: the magazine. “Photographers have the ability to capture the most fascinating and visually stimulating images of places and people. We want to give our local photographers – both professional and amateur – an opportunity to do that using a subject that is dear to all of our hearts – our hometown.

“A photowalk is simply the act of walking with a camera for the main purpose of taking pictures of things you – the photographer – may find interesting,” she said. “For us, we’ll be focusing on our downtown area.”

The invitation was issued to both professional and amateur photographers for a number of reasons, Nelson said.

“In today’s digital age, it’s easy to snap a quick photo,” she said. “It’s another thing all together to take a photograph. Photographs are easily works of art, but to the beginner, it’s a daunting process to figure out what all those settings on the camera means, how to choose a lens and how to frame a shot.

“This photowalk will give beginners a chance to see professionals in action, and it will give professionals an opportunity to add interesting composition pieces to their portfolios,” she said.

Photographers will be asked to submit their three best entries no later than July 11.

Nelson said a number of selected images will be published in the July edition of brewton: the magazine.

“And, every participating photographer will have at least one photo published in our magazine,” she said.

Participating photographers are asked to meet in the parking lot of Jennings Park at 7 p.m. on Mon., July 7. Photographers are asked to register by calling 251.867.4876.