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Library to teach tips and tricks for your camera

Posted: Friday, January 8, 2016

As world-renowned photographer Chase Jarvis once said, “The best camera is the one that’s with you.” For many, they carry a camera in their pocket each day — on their smartphones. This camera can take some incredible photos, if one knows the tips and tricks to get the most from it.

On Saturday, January 16 the Huntington Library will host a Smartphone 101 session at 10 a.m. to cover these very tips and tricks. As part of the Cabin Fever-Busting series, this class — led by Huntington Library marketing specialist Devon Henderson will teach you photography tips and techniques, as well as apps that make taking photos and prettying them up easy and quick. Even if you don’t have a smartphone, come learn photography tricks that help make photos better on any camera. The class is open to all ages, and participants should plan to bring their smartphone or camera with them.

Area teens are invited to show their chess skills as the Huntington Library hosts a Chess Tournament at 6 p.m. Thursday, January 21. The tournament is led by community member and Huntington Library Chess Club leader John Martinez, and is open to grades six to 12. There will be a practice session held the week before on Thursday, January 14 at 6 p.m. Competitors will be divided up into beginners and advanced, with winners from each group championed at the end of the tournament. The tournament is very informal, however, so even if you haven’t played chess before, feel free to join in.

Both programs will be held at the Huntington Library, 255 West Park Drive. Registration is requested for the chess tournament; to sign up, call the Youth Services Department at (260) 356-2900. The Huntington Library takes photos of programs for the purpose of promoting library services and future programs; names and/or identification are not used. For more information on the library’s photography policy, please visit

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