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Photographer to offer classes

As one photo class student makes adjustments to her camera, prior to shooting a waterfall, others get one-on-one assistance from instructor Tony McGuffey (in cap) during a field trip to practice their camera techniques. McGuffey is offering a class for beginners on June 21, 22, 23 and 25. Call 870-262-7958 for more information.

Budding photographers with new cameras, as well as anyone who is picking up their neglected camera again, can sharpen their photo skills during an upcoming photography class offered by Tony McGuffey of Batesville, winner of numerous Associated Press photo awards.

"This is an opportunity for camera owners to get off the auto setting and become creative with their photos," McGuffey said in a recent press release. "It's simple, if you know how, and I can show you."

The class is slated for 6-8:30 p.m. June 21 and 22 with a Saturday (6-23) field trip from 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m. to practice techniques with one-on-one assistance as needed. Students will meet again on June 25 at 6 p.m. for a review and to discuss options for printing and storing images. "We do have plans to include a session on aerial/video photography," McGuffey said.

"Instruction for both point-and-shoot and DSLR cameras will be made, explaining what the small icons on camera dials stand for and what functions they perform. Film cameras are acceptable for this course. Although many of the techniques taught will apply, no cell phones are accepted in this class."

Cost of the class is $50 and includes any handout materials. Early registration is necessary, as seating is limited.

For more information call McGuffey at 870-262-7958 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.