creative OPPORTUNITIES to learn and grow

MAPSYM (Mid america photography symposium in eureka springs, AR)

May 5, 6, & 7 2023

  • Workshops & Presentations with acclaimed photographers
  • Keynote dinner
  • Photo tours to Area Attractions
  • Model Sessions
  • Vendor fair by Bedford Camera and Video with gear checkout
  • Portfolio Reviews

Keynote Speakers include:

Dixie Dixon, Nikon

Patrick Murphy-Racey, Sony

Jack Fusco, Sigma

My presentation is called "The Creative Eye"

Some say that a person "has the eye" for taking great photos. It's true that some have a natural talent for creating interesting and impactful images, but composition is a skill that can be learned and improved upon. We will cover time-tested principles of design and creativity, but will go beyond "the rule of thirds". These lessons can apply to most forms of photography, as well as many other visual art forms. This presentation is designed for all levels of photographers and artists with any type of camera.

I'll also be organizing the Portfolio Reviews for attendees done by me as well as other talented photographers.

Shoot me an email if you're interested in a portfolio review.

More details and registration below:

Adobe Lightroom Library Panel Grid of Hot Air Balloons by Alex Kent

AOPC - April meeting- Alex Kent

apr 20 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Image Enhancements

After receiving a great deal of interest from club members, Alex will be presenting on software techniques to enhance your images. The presentation is designed to cover mostly basic and intermediate techniques as well as workflow concepts to quickly and simply improve your images. Adobe Lightroom Classic and Photoshop will be primarily used but there will be discussion of other softwares and how they are all relatable. You may bring your laptop to follow along, but this is not a workshop and table space is very limited. The time will be used more for demonstrations and discussion. If you have interest in attending this event please fill out this brief survey for Alex to have a better understanding of the group's needs.

Find out more about the AOPC.

AOPC - May meeting- Kirk Jordan

May 18 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Arkansas Heritage Natural Areas: A Hidden Resource

Many Photographers are familiar with the glories of the Arkansas State Park System (wth 52 parks holding some 54,400 acres of resource) Far fewer know that Arkansas boasts 79 Natural Areas with an even greater land print.

By contrast to State Parks (which highlight the visitor) Natural Areas highlight protection of the resource. Some are easy to find and navigate. Others, beyond easy reach. All represent a rich resource for photographic explorers.


Kirk Jordan started his photographic career as a photographer for the Southwest Times of Fort Smith Arkansas in 1991. He served four years before being fired. (Miserable then, so good later.) He followed that stint with four years of wedding and portrait photography in Fort Smith. (I had the time of my life but it was hard on the wife and marriage.) Jordan took a job with Arkansas Business Publications in 2001, then - a year later, secured a position as Photographer to the Governor, serving 5 years with Governor Huckabee, 8 years with Governor Beebe, and 1 Year with Governor Hutchingson...It has been his privilege to serve the last 7 years as the senior photographer with Arkansas Parks, Heritage and Tourism, to the delight of his soul.

Find out more about the AOPC.

NOV 2-4 2023

PhotoCon 2022 is celebrating its 10th year and is the largest photography and imaging show in the region. Join us for a three-day interactive complete immersion into all things photography. Photographers, Models, Food Trucks, Manufacturer Reps, Trade Show, Hands-On Workshops, Formal Classes, Photo Booths, Door Prizes, Photo Critiques, Contests and so much more! 

I'll be a speaking, so I hope to see you there!

The Creative Eye II

description coming soon!

Use code: alex at checkout for special show pricing

“Great balance of information and inspiration. Alex is great - knows the material and is very personable!”

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