Caponi Art Park’s photography program, sponsored by Legacy Creative Images, continues to offer resources for aspiring photographers.
In addition to the annual photo contest culminating with a gallery exhibition, Caponi Art Park's photo programs also include two photo photography workshops, and a Family Portraiture Day.
See below for information.
Digital Photography Workshops
Introduction to Digital Photography
Saturday, June 8, 2013
10 a.m. to noon
Cost: $5 per participant
Ages: 10 and up (under 15 with adult)
Beginning photographers of all ages will learn basic tips to improve photographs, including elements of composition, exposure, and macro photography. This workshop will include a formal lesson, followed by time to photograph in the park with the instructor on hand to answer any questions and give feedback.
Storing and Archiving Your Digital Images
Saturday, August 10, 2013
10 a.m. to noon
Cost: $5 per participant
Ages: 15 and up
This workshop will address the fundamental methods for naming, storing and handling files. By using appropriate file and folder naming strategies along with best practices for storing and organizing your files, you will be able to make the most of your image collection.
Family Portraiture Day
Caponi Art Park will host a Family Portraiture Day with Legacy Creative Images. On August 24th, Legacy Creative Images will be at the park to take outdoor photos of families, couples or individuals.
For a $40 sitting fee, you will receive a private 20-minute session and digital copies of 5 photos of your choosing. Additional digital files and photo prints are available for a fee. It's a great opportunity for friends of the Art Park to get their family pictures taken in a beautiful space by a professional photographer.
Reservations required. Please contact 651.454.9412 to reserve your time slot. One appointment per family, please. Be prepared with credit card information to pay for Portrait Day when reserving your time slot.
Family Portraiture Day 1
Saturday, August 24 2013, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Rain date: August 31st (only in the event of severe weather, not cold temperatures)
||Caponi Art Park Photo Contest
Beginning in May through October, all are invited to submit up to five images taken at Caponi Art Park during the given year (details below). Select photographs will be displayed at the Caponi Art Park Photography Exhibition at the Eagan Community Center.
Photographers of the first and second place photographs in both youth (under 15) and adult categories will receive an enlarged high quality print of their photograph after the exhibition. Winners will also be announced in local newspapers and in our enewsletter.
Photography Exhibition at the Eagan Community Center
Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony
Monday, November 11 from 7 to 8 p.m.
Select photographs will be shown in an exhibition this November and December at the Eagan Community Center. All are invited to this public opening reception and awards ceremony at the Community Center on November 11.
Click here to view all winners and submissions.
To enter the photo contest:
Photo contest currently closed.
1. Submit up to 5 of your best photographs by email to email@example.com by 11:50pm Central Standard Time on October 6, 2013. Photos should be a minimum of 1200 pixels on the shortest dimension
2. Please title the file of the photo using the following template:
3. Along with your photos, include your city and state, and age if entering the youth category
• Photo(s) must be submitted by 11:59pm Central Standard Time on October 6, 2013. Limit is 5 photographs.
• Photos must have been taken at the park in 2013;
• People captured in photos must consent use of their image, with exception of artists contracted for Art Park programs and events;
• Photo must have been taken by the person submitting it.
Your Rights: You will retain all rights to any photograph you submit -- including ownership if applicable -- other than those rights licensed in the next sentence. By entering the contest, you hereby grant to Caponi Art Park (i) a nonexclusive, worldwide, irrevocable, royalty-free license to reproduce, distribute, publicly display and publicly perform the photographs you submit to Caponi Art Park, and (ii) the right to use your name, city and state of residence in promotions and other publications.