Williamsport: The Thomas T. Taber Museum of the Lycoming County Historical Society, 858 West Fourth Street, Williamsport, will be holding the fourth in a series of workshops for children on Saturday, April 13, 2019, from 9:00am until 12:30pm. The workshop is free and open to the public, but pre-registration is strongly requested. The costs of the workshop are underwritten by a grant from the Free and Accepted Masons.

The Children’s Workshop will be a study of photography. The workshop will be led by Wayne Palmer, owner of Palmer Multimedia Imaging. A short lecture on the history of the photography as well as tips on achieving the best photograph possible will be given by Wayne, followed by an outdoor session (weather permitting). Children are encouraged to bring a camera, cellphone, or other device capable of taking a photograph. A limited number of digital cameras will be available. It is hoped that the child’s favorite two or three photographs can then be emailed to the museum, where they will printed and displayed for a short period of time. A souvenir picture frame will be given to each child to frame their favorite photograph. A snack will be provided.

Wayne Palmer was one of the original founders of the Susquehanna Valley Shutterbugs which has met at the museum for over 25 years. He has had a lifelong relationship with photography starting almost 50 years ago. Through college he spent more time in the darkroom than the classroom and was the photo editor for both newspaper and yearbook for Bloomsburg State College. He was an account executive for Guardian Photo before launching out on his own, starting Palmer Multimedia Imaging 25 years ago. He was an early adopter of digital imaging as well as a user of Photoshop. He currently is beta tester for Phototoshop Lightroom, Bridge, Adobe Camera Raw, Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements as well as software editing programs. He has served as technical editor on 15 book titles and is the co-author of Photoshop Restoration and Retouching 3rd and 4th Editions which has been reprinted worldwide in 8 languages.

The Workshops will be open to children of any age and are free of charge. An application is available at the Front Desk or online. For further information, please call 570.326.3326.