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A Highlight from the upcoming NAGC Communications

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!

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 www.nagconline.org.

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