Capture the moment at Wilm. Internat'l photo exhibit

By Amy Cherry 8:34am, February 28, 2014
VIDEO: WDEL's Amy Cherry checks out some of the amazing photos that are part of this exhibit.
Go to Arsht Hall this weekend, and you'll feel like you've been taken somewhere else through the art of photography.

WDEL's Amy Cherry has the story.

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3,500 images were submitted from photographers all over the world.

Photos of vicious wildcats fighting, serene and peaceful sunsets and curious children at play adorn the walls of Arsht Hall.

Bob McCaffrey is President of the Delaware Photography Society, which puts on the annual Wilmington Exhibition of Photography.

"20-25 percent of the entries are local, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware," said Bob McCaffrey, President of the Delaware Photographic Society, which puts on the annual Wilmington Exhibition of Photography.

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Some images are highly manipulated with Photoshop, some look like paintings while others capture history.

"Others are more less straight, as we call it, and in the photojournalism section, they need to be that. We don't allow manipulation other than basic adjustments," he explains.

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McCaffrey has been taking pictures since the young age of six, like many of the photographers exhibited on the walls.

"There's a couple of really good bird images in the medal winners. We have several photographers within our club that are fantastic bird photographers, especially of eagles," he said.

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As people walk through the halls, McCaffrey hears them say...

"'Wow, that's incredible! How did that they do that?'"

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There's a variety of styles and types of images ranging from nature photos of wildcats fighting and serene picturesque sunsets to curious children playing.

The show runs 12-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. But Sunday is your last chance to catch the projected image show which screenings at 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. There you can see all the photos that don't fit on the walls.

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