The Virginia Tech Alumni Association announces a special weekend event designed to help photographers take their photography to the next level, May 10-11 at the Holtzman Alumni Center and The Inn at Virginia Tech. 

Year three of this popular program features instructors who will cover processing and editing photos, shooting and editing video, and topics such as lenses, digital exposure, night photography, and photographing campus. A reception and most meals are included.

The weekend kicks off on Friday night with a welcome reception, introductory session on digital exposure, and a special session on night photography that will include hands-on practice with light painting during “blue hour” – that time of the evening when the sky will appear deep blue in photographs. 

Saturday’s schedule includes meals and a full day of sessions, beginning with, "Photographing Virginia Tech," where participants will learn tips and tricks for where and when to photograph Virginia Tech, and will then be given time to explore and photograph campus. The afternoon features a session on lenses, and then participants have the option of choosing to attend an introductory session on capturing and editing video, or a session on lighting, shooting, and processing portrait photography. The program culminates with a special banquet that includes a slideshow of photos taken during the weekend.

Registration, information on the presenters, and a full program schedule of activities for the event is available online.

The Virginia Tech Alumni Association’s Drillfield Series is a collection of weekend programs designed for alumni, friends, and families and centered on special themes with lodging on campus.

The Virginia Tech Alumni Association keeps Hokie Nation connected through networking, services, and involvement. The alumni association has no membership dues and all alumni are members for life. Alumni chapters, reunions, homecomings, communication, advocacy, student engagement, and recognizing excellence among faculty, students, and alumni are hallmarks of our service to the university. The cornerstone of our core values is embodied by the university motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve).


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