Composition. Lighting. Aperture. Just a few factors that can make a good photo great. Now that your company has bought the PR team that expensive DSLR camera, do you know what to do with it? Or, maybe your organization has no budget for fancy cameras meaning your point-and-shoot or mobile device is all you got.

Not to worry! PRSA Hawaii's January program will help build your confidence to unleash your "inner photographer" improving the quality and creativity of your photos for all communications channels. We've invited two Honolulu-based photographers - Marco Garcia and John Garcia - with strong local and national experience to give you some tips on getting the most out of your cameras.


Marco Ga
rcia, a Honolulu-based photographer, specializes in travel, portrait, and documentary photography.  His clients include the Associated PressNew York Times, Conde Nast Traveler, Modern Luxury Magazine, and Frommer's Guide Books. His corporate clients include the Sony Corporation, Blue Planet Foundation, and the Hard Rock Café. Marco's work has taken him around the globe and off the beaten path in Hawaii. In January 2005, Marco traveled to Indonesia where he captured the devastation of the Indian Ocean earthquake and returned six months later to photograph the rebuilding. His documentation of Banda Aceh was showcased in a one-man show at the East West Center. The successful gallery show led to the publication of his first book titled "Hope for Renewal, Photographs from Indonesia after the tsunami," which helped raise relief funds for tsunami victims globally.  

John Garcia, born and raised in Honolulu, is a digital designer specializing in web, photo, video and social media. John is co-owner of Nonstop Honolulu, a locally produced entertainment, events and eating website and founder of the recently launched Green House Innovation Hub in Kakaako. With more than 10 years of experience in the digital industry, John is constantly searching for ways to innovate through creative design.

The Green House Innovation Hub (in Kakaako)
685 Auahi Street, between Coral and Keawe streets

11:30 - Registration
12:00-1:00 p.m. - Program 

COST (lunch included from Insomnia Espresso Gourmet Coffee and Sandwiches):  
$20 - PRSA Hawaii Chapter Members & PRSSA Student Members
$25 - PRSA National Members
$30 - Non-Members

Ample metered street parking available around The Green House Innovation Hub on Auahi Street, Keawe Street, and Coral Street. Cost is 25 cents per 20 minutes.

Register online or for cash/check payments, please RSVP to programs@prsahawaii.org. Payment can be made at door on day of the event or can be mailed in advance to: PRSA Hawaii, P.O. Box 3566, Honolulu, HI 96811. Credit card payment will not be accepted at the door.

Due to the increased cost of doing business, reservations made via credit card will be assessed a nominal processing fee.

For more information, please contact Programs Chair Nathan Kam via email or call 808-539-3471.

Reservation and Cancellation Policy:
Advance registration will close at 3 p.m. on the day prior to the event. After that, a $5 walk-in fee will apply. Due to out-of-pocket expenses incurred, there is a $5 cancellation fee for reservations made via credit card; no refunds will be issued for cancellations received after the deadline; and no- shows will be invoiced.

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