Photography Contest

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Dust off your tripod and polish your lenses—we’re launching a photography contest in early 2018! Look for staff photography on display in our libraries towards the end of December and photography classes throughout January to help get your creative juices flowing. Stay tuned to our website and social media for future announcements.

Photo Contest Rules, Prizes, and Deadlines

Photo Contest Entry Form

Photo Release Form


What Makes a Good Photograph
Thurs | Jan 4 | 6:00pm – 7:30pm | DR
Fri | Jan 5 | 3:00pm – 4:30pm | RM
Sat | Jan 6 | 3:00pm – 4:30pm | MN
Learn how to compose a great shot by utilizing the rule of thirds, natural frames, leading lines, and other kinds
of photographic techniques. Presented by Arnie Williams, Photography Department Head of the Phoenix Center for the Arts.

Introduction to Digital Photography
Tues | Jan 9 | 6:00pm – 7:30pm | MN
Thurs | Jan 11 | 6:00pm – 7:30pm | DR
This class will explain the basic terms and operation of digital cameras. Composition and other tips for camera selection and photography will be included. Q&A session included. Presented by photographer Jerry Burch.

Photographic Design Principles
Thurs | Jan 25 | 6:30pm - 7:30pm | MN
Learn the basic principles of taking a professional-quality photo. All skill level photographers and camera types are welcome. Presented by local expert and Mesa Community College professor Tom Klare.

Take Beautiful Photos with any Camera
Sat | Jan 27 | 1:00pm – 3:00pm | RM
You don’t need a fancy camera to take incredible photos. This hands-on workshop will teach you several simple techniques, which we will then put into practice around the library. Bring your camera to class: point and shoot, DSLR, tablet, smartphone, etc.