How are your photography skills?
Well, no matter how good (or bad) you might be, a noted Land O’ Lakes nature photographer couple is ready to share some of their tricks with you.
Jason and Nicole Hahn, owners of Outdoor Photo Workshops, are planning their Tampa Bay Photo Shootout during the first week in April. And it’s for all kinds of photographers, whether you have the top-of-the-line camera, a regular digital point-and-shoot, or even smartphones.
“You do have these fairly sophisticated cameras in smartphones,” Jason Hahn told reporter B.C. Manion. “They take good pictures, but you’ve got to learn how to do it right.”
The couple already have a two-day workshop they host in South Dakota that draws some 200 photographers annually.
One type of photo that might prove to be elusive to many is that coveted sports photo, especially when it’s your child who’s participating. And the cameras definitely were out for the Weightman Middle School Wildcats as the girls soccer team there finished the season undefeated.
“It’s been a while since I coached middle school and coached girls, but I was pleasantly surprised by the talent at the other schools,” Weightman head coach Brian Dorkowski told reporter Michael Murillo. “We won by wide margins, but most of our games were against talented teams. The other teams had very talented players as well. These were good teams that we were beating.”
And this success just continues from last year where the Wildcats’ only record blemish was a tie that started that season.
“It was one of the best experiences I’ve ever had as a coach,” Dorkowski said. “I told the girls at the end of the year that if we hadn’t won any games, I would have felt the same way because they were just so pleasant to coach, just the way you’d want them to be.”
Weightman Middle might be the pride of Wesley Chapel thanks to its girls soccer team, but the area also can be proud of how much its medical base continues to grow along Bruce B. Downs Boulevard, especially now that Florida Medical Clinic has plans to open an 85,000-square-foot facility in the shadow of Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel.
This will be the third-largest facility Florida Medical Clinic runs after its Zephyrhills and Land O’ Lakes campuses.
“We have a lot of physicians in the Seven Oaks area that are in independent buildings,” Gus Taylor, Florida Medical Clinic’s chief administrative officer, told reporter Michael Hinman. “This helps us provide more services for our patients. It’s extremely convenient when you can go to one location and see all of your doctors and primary doctors.”
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