Thursday, February 21, 2013

Oh Snap!

A Highlight from the upcoming NAGC Communications School.

Many of us communications professionals find ourselves serving as our organization’s de facto staff photographer, whether or not we’ve had any formal training in photography. This is especially true for those of us who work in smaller government offices with small staffs, or, perhaps, are a staff of one.

As a writer, editor and graphic artist, Wendy Wagner-Smith didn’t originally expect to be drafted as a photographer, but now creating visual content is one of the most important job tasks she handles regularly.

In a feisty breakout session at the National Association of Government Communicators 2013 Communications School in April, Wendy will share tips about lighting, image capture, setting up and shooting agency events, and how to avoid some common problems (green-tinted faces, accidental silhouettes and other embarrassing gaffes). She’ll even share some tips on how to achieve quality video work using standard consumer-quality digital cameras. 

She’ll teach you how to Develop Your Photo Mojo and you’ll leave with a new understanding of and excitement for taking photos on the job. After all, if you’ve got to do it anyway, you may as well be good at it – and have fun while you’re at it!

Wendy’s session is on Friday, April 19 at 11:45. The 2013 NAGC Communications School will be held April 16-19 at the Pentagon City Sheraton in Arlington, Va. Check out the rest of the agenda and register to attend at

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