The On The Waterfront Gallery will host an exhibit in October of the best of local photographer Charlie Sawyer's works taken during his extensive European travels.

The “Visions of Europe” exhibit, which runs through Oct. 25, will open with a wine reception this Friday, Sept, 29, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the gallery, 117 Market Street, Apalachicola. Meet Charlie, see his work, and enjoy some light refreshments, wine and hors d’oeuvres.

Over the weekend, Sawyer is offering three workshops, at a cost of $35 each, for a maximum of 15 participants per workshop.

On Saturday, Sept. 30, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Sawyer will offer “A Photographer’s Eye: How To See And Capture Photographs In The World Around Us,” as part of a walk around downtown Apalachicola and the waterfront. He’ll share his techniques for seeing potential photographs, as well as technical knowledge.

From 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Sawyer will offer “Reproducing Paintings: How To Produce High-Quality Digital Photographs Of Your Paintings,” which will demonstrate how to position artwork, lighting, and the camera to get high-quality reproductions of paintings. Indoor and outdoor techniques will be demonstrated, as well as how to resize images for such purposes as giclee prints, contest submissions, and posting on the web.

On Sunday, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Sawyer will offer “Basic Photo Editing: How To Use Any Photo Editing Software To Make Your Photos Look Better,” which will demonstrate how to process and prepare photographs. Sawyer will start out with the basic tools, freely available on any computer and on the web, and then demonstrate advanced techniques that come with more sophisticated programs like PhotoShop.

Tickets available at or call 653-9699 to register in advance.