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Does Your Photography Stink? TrawlerFest Seminar Is Antidote For Mediocrity


Does it? Now that blogs and social media have become the repository of collective memory, images matter more than ever. Mediocre photography makes a statement about you and your quality of life. It may be untrue, but nevertheless.

Cruiser Jay Campbell will present his seminar "Better Boat Photography" on Thursday, Jan. 28, 10:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. at TrawlerFest-Riviera Beach.


Campbell has been providing articles and photographs for decades through outdoor publications such as Grays Sporting Journal, Sports Afield, his own book “Longbow,” and now PassageMaker magazine. Campbell will offer simple ideas for making your photography great, by applying just a few basics most people ignore.

He will present in an interactive question and answer style, showing before and after images to illustrate simple editing, and explain how to use light to your advantage in difficult situations such as sunset and the cramped space available on a boat. The seminar will also include a few simple tips of sharing and social media.


The TrawlerFest boat show and seminar series happens at the Riviera Beach Municipal Marina Tuesday through Sunday, Jan. 26-31. The boat show runs Thursday through Sunday, Jan. 28-31, and includes booths displaying marine products and services. For information about TrawlerFest-Riviera Beach, call 954.703.4789 or send an email to Trawlerfest


The best value is to purchase a VIP pass which allows entry into any and all of the seminars (except the diesel and “Hands-On Boat Handling” seminars) for a set price, which also includes admission to the show and evening social events. For example, you could attend three of the four seminars mentioned above (two conflict) as well as have a choice of several others over the six-day event.