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Free photography workshop for educators, students next month

Sign up for the Nov. 6–8 sessions now

Good news for photographers: PhotoCon Hawaii, an annual convention for photographers of all interests and skill levels, will be online and free this year. 

PhotoCon organizer Ric Noyle decided to move ahead with PhotoCon despite the pandemic and is excited about the opportunities the virtual format will offer attendees.

With 14 speakers scheduled over the weekend of Nov. 6–8, Noyle expects anyone can find a session of interest and attendees may register for multiple sessions. The workshops will focus on a range of subjects from exploring creativity and art photography to underwater and night photography to maximizing settings for the newest Canon mirrorless cameras.

Teachers and students are highly encouraged to attend and Noyle is happy to note that PhotoCon will be easily available to neighbor island attendees this year. Students in middle and high school interested in photography, video, and art may find some of the sessions particularly inspiring for future careers or hobbies.

"PhotoCon Hawaii provides a great free opportunity this year for teachers and students from around the state to participate in unique learning sessions that will help enrich their exposure to photography, especially for those students potentially interested in a career involving visual arts and media,” said Anthony McCurdy, a photography teacher at Campbell High, who is also the lead teacher at the school’s Academy of Creative Media.

“Students can learn tips, tricks, ideas, and approaches from world-renowned professionals in the photography industry in a wide variety of photo styles and fields, ranging from how to take a more creative, artistic approach to photography to shooting underwater with Zak Noyle (son of organizer Ric Noyle), a legend in the surf and underwater photography world. Also, did I mention that PhotoCon is free this year?” McCurdy added.

Sessions will be delivered via Demio and registration dates and times are Hawaii Standard Time.

For more information, please see the PhotoCon Hawaii website.

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Author: Keoki Kerr
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