Photographers of all experience levels are invited to a conference this weekend in downtown Leavenworth.
The Midwest Photography Conference will be held from 9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Saturday at the Riverfront Community Center, 123 S. Esplanade St.
“The mission of the Midwest Photography Conference is to provide a common ground for photographers to share, learn, network and promote photography,” according to a statement on the organization’s website. “Our purpose is to provide useful information to all photographers from entry-level students to amateur hobbyists to the professional.”
Five professional photographers are scheduled to talk about their photography of nature, birding, conservation and macro photography.
Representatives of the Leavenworth County Historical Society will do a presentation on its Miss Everhard Glass Plate Collection. The collection of nearly 30,000 glass plate negatives depict a century of Leavenworth history.
“Spend a day with us as we learn a variety of photography topics from fellow photographers from the greater KC area,” according to the website.
Other activities at the conference will be a print competition and portfolio reviews.
The print competition is open to all conference attendees. Print entries must be 11 inches by 14 inches in size. Each attendee can submit one entry. Judging of the entries will be by people’s choice.
Portfolio reviews are offered for an additional fee and are open to all paid conference attendees. The reviews are limited to seven images.
Online portfolio reviews are $10 and limited to 10 participants. In-person reviews at the conference are $15 and limited to 10 participants.
The Midwest Photography Conference is a function sponsored by the Northland Photography Club, which is celebrating its 50th year of operation.
“I would encourage everyone who is interested in photography to attend,” said Corinna Gray, a spokesperson for the Northland Photography Club. “It doesn’t matter if you are just starting out or you are a professional photographer.”
The registration fee for the conference is $39 per person. To register, go to www.MidwestPhotographyConference.com
Attendees can also pay at the door on the day of the event.