Kelly Hoodenpyle of Hill Country Photography recently gave a presentation, Visualizing Art: Creating a Photographic Image' to interested members of the Barnard's Mill Art League at their monthly meeting at the mill.

Hoodenpyle explained the elements and techniques for taking good photographs and showed examples from her own portfolio. She has been a photographer for 16 years, mostly doing wedding photography here and in Chicago, as well as for New Mexico Department of Archeology and serving as manager of Glen Rose's Dinosaur World.

Hoodenpyle holds degrees from Baylor University in archeology and museum studies.

Barnard's Mill Art League was formed in 2008 by several local residents with an appreciation of art and has grown to include individuals who work with oils, pastels, watercolor, sculpture, jewelry making, pottery, woodworking and photography. Meetings are held at 6 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month at the Barnard's Mill Annex and are open to the public.