“Digital or Film: Which is Better?”


“Digital or Film: Which is Better?” to be at Blount County Public Library
DOE Photographer Lynn Freeny to present program at Library

MARYVILLE, TN (June 5, 2008) Everywhere you look, people are snapping away, capturing images left and right with palm-sized digital cameras. However, you hate to give up your trusty old 35 mm film camera. Even though it’s heavy to carry in its camera bag, slung across your shoulders, it has been a faithful companion through family weddings, births, holidays, vacations, graduations…many milestones in life. It’s like a trusted friend. So the question arises: Is digital as good as film?
Lynn Freeny, professional photographer for the Department of Energy in Oak Ridge, plans to address the question of “Digital Photography: Is it as Good as Film?” at a presentation at the Blount County Public Library at 7:00 p.m., Monday, June 16.
In his presentation, Freeny will discuss, “Is digital photography that much different from traditional film photography?” He will provide an overview about digital photography, using a Power Point presentation and will also talk about the future of photography.
Freeny has more than 25 years experience as a full time professional photographer. He has a degree in art from the University of Tennessee and has taught photography workshops and college photography courses throughout his career.
Freeny’s images have appeared in Wilderness Magazine, Nature, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Blue Ridge Country and many other national and international publications.
  His subjects range from captivating sunrise shots of Cades Cove and the Smokies to touching images of his wife and two daughters to more abstract images.
His Web site, http://lynnfreeny.com, contains many examples of his images which present a point of view different than others usually see. The images often elicit a response of strong emotion and energy.
People who view Freeny’s images are also invited to read and share at Freeny’s Blog site    http://lynnfreeny.blogspot.com.
  Free and open to the public, the program is at the Blount County Public Library, located at 508 N. Cusick Street, Maryville.
For further information about other library programs or services, call the library at 982-0981 or visit the Web site at http://www.blountlibrary.org.
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