Young photographers invited to win $100 prize

  • Line up of young photographers: (l-r) Caty and Illianna Tallman; Caty and Gabe Smith; Zach Brees; Leonardo, Gabriel and Victor Ayala joined the photo class at Frazier Park Library Saturday, Nov. 16. The contest deadline is only a week away. [photo by Mel Weinstein]

    Line up of young photographers: (l-r) Caty and Illianna Tallman; Caty and Gabe Smith; Zach Brees; Leonardo, Gabriel and Victor Ayala joined the photo class at Frazier Park Library Saturday, Nov. 16. The contest deadline is only a week away. [photo by Mel Weinstein]

Nine students joined professional photographer Mel Weinstein for a class at the Frazier Park Library on Saturday, Nov. 16 to explore life through a lens—and perhaps enter a photo in the Mountain Youth Photo Contest. Two entries will win $100. Two more will win $50 each. But the clock is ticking. Entries need to be submitted by December 1 (see the contest form below).

The class discussed composition and framing. “They always have something to do if they have a camera and they can take as many pictures as they want. It doesn’t cost anything,” Weinstein said. “No matter what the weather is like or the time of year, there are always interesting things to photograph. By keeping the [digital] files they can always go back later to improve the photos, even years later, when their skills improve.”

Weinstein and his wife Kathy are sponsoring the contest.

This is part of the November 22, 2013 online edition of The Mountain Enterprise.

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