Introduction to Photography for Community Newspapers

The Glebe Report and OSCAR are organizing a 1.5 hour free workshop about taking photographs for community newspapers on Saturday, March 28 at 10:30 a.m. in the Glebe Community Centre Board Room.

The workshop will cover topics such as:

  • how to take good “journalistic” photos of events, community scenes, groups of people, and individuals
  • composition, framing, lighting, informational content
  • examples of photos that work, photos that don’t work and why
  • the practicalities of getting releases for permission to publish
  • how to deal with photography of children (what they need to know)

Seating is limited and registration is on a first come first serve basis. If you are interested in attending “Introduction to Photography for Community Newspapers”, please contact the Editor of the Glebe Report at before March 14, 2015.

About the speaker:

LOIS SIEGEL is a filmmaker, casting director, writer, photographer, professor, and musician. Siegel was named one of the Capital City’s Top 50: People who are shaping the future of the National Capital, by Ottawa Life Magazine, 2002. She was one of nine photographers chosen to shoot The Rolling Stones concert 2005.

Siegel has worked for The Ottawa Citizen, The Ottawa Business Journal, Metroland Media and other community publications. One-hundred and twenty of her photos (film producers, directors, actors) were displayed at the Montreal World Film Festival, Complexe Desjardins in 2002. Siegel wrote/photographed for “Cinema Canada, and her “Star” photographs have appeared in “The Villager” and “Downtown Express,” NYC. She is the official photographer for the Grand Masters Fiddling Competition, for The Ottawa Valley Country Music Hall of Fame Awards Show, Bon Appetit, and Atlantic Salmon Federation Fall Run Dinner.


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