Austin Founder Lions Club

Simple Ways to Take Better Photos

  • 09 Feb 2023
  • 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
  • TSBVI, 1100 W 45th Street, Building 605, Austin TX 78756


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Simple Ways to Take Better Photos

WHEN: Thursday February 9, 2023  11:45 AM
WHERE: Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired
1100 W 45th Street, Building 605, Austin TX 78756
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 Deirdre Allinson
Introduced by Lion Glenda Summers

Do you want to learn to take better pictures? I can show you that the best camera isn’t necessarily the professional DSLR that costs thousands of dollars. It’s is the one you have on hand every day to capture special moments with your family and friends. Learn simple ways to take better pictures, maximize your phone’s potential, and create lasting memories. Be sure to bring your phone and get ready to snap some pictures and even have your photo taken!

About our speaker:

Deirdre Allinson is a fine art and portrait photographer based in Austin, TX. She has a B.A. from Smith College and a M.A. from the University of Connecticut. Deirdre has lived abroad and traveled extensively, seeking new inspiration though exposure to different people, cultures and landscapes. Although her adventure seeking helps her shape her body of work, she finds inspiration in quiet moments and often unnoticed details and patterns.

She studied photography in Singapore at Ojectifs Centre for Photography and Filmmaking, followed by a seminar with National Geographic photographer Michael Yamashita who encouraged her to pursue her interest in patterns and details. Deirdre was a featured photographer on the reality television show Scene City Singapore with renown digital photographer Tom Ang.

In 2016 she had a one woman show at the Ditra Gallery in Manhattan entitled Manhattan: Lines and Perspectives. Her work showcased black and white as well as infrared images of Manhattan. She also was one the first photographers to exhibit at Art Expo in Manhattan.

Famous producer, writer and critic Grid Modorcea, wrote that her New York photos “ longer belong to reality; they are part of her body, her eye, the way she saw the landmarks of New York.”

“Looking at Allinson’s photos, we see another New York, suddenly unknown, translucent, metaphysical. It’s a formidable state that she puts, by angling and light, on the stunning images of the great American metropolis.”

Deirdre uses perspective and leading lines to draw the viewer into her images. She looks for strength in simplicity to capture subtle details of her subjects’ personalities.

You may find her fine art and portrait work at and


For the safety and wellbeing of our members, guests, and TSBVI hosts, masks are required when entering and leaving the building all the way to and from the conference room, and are optional when inside the room itself. TSBVI requests we take this precaution for their students, many of whom are medically fragile.

Lunch is available for $14.00 Please register so we know how much to order. 

Assorted sandwiches:
●Turkey & Gruyere; Turkey & Provolone; Roast Beef and Swiss; Smoked Ham & Swiss; Curried Chicken Salad.
●Sandwich with Gluten Free Bread (Turkey & Provolone and/or Smoked Ham & Swiss).
●Vegetarian Sandwich (Egg Salad and/or Cheese Combo).

All sandwiches come with lettuce and tomato. Mustard and mayo on the side.

Please register by 5 p.m. on Tuesday

We order meals based on your reservations and must pay for them even if you do not show up.
If you need to change or cancel your reservation, please call 512-441-1555.

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