Award-winning photographer Edith Wood has always had a love of the outdoors. She uses natural light and composition to capture perfect moments in time. Her photography exhibit “In the Eye of the Beholder” will showcase wildlife, landscape and macro photography from February 4 through March 3 at The Society of Bluffton Artists (SoBA) gallery, located at 6 Church Street in Old Town Bluffton.
An opening reception is set from 3-5 p.m. Feb. 10 at the gallery. These events are free and open to the public.
Wood’s love affair with the camera began when she started shooting portraits of her family, first picking up a DSLR camera in 2008. While she has picked up considerable know-how from photographer friends, research and from joining photography groups, Wood says, “I’ve learned the most from my own mistakes and lots of practice.”
“Photography made me look beyond the face of things,” Wood said. “I’ve discovered that everything has a better side. Seeing and trying to bring out the best in everyone and everything is my challenge — to try and make something simple look great, capturing memories, emotions and moments.”
Wood is originally from a small French town in Ontario, Canada. Today, she calls Bluffton home. Her work is sold at the SoBA gallery, The Complete Home and Olde Town Golf Cart in Bluffton. Wood has received numerous awards, including Peoples’ Choice Award at K. Hovnanian Homes community in Hampton Lake in 2015; first place at the 2015 SoBA Judged Show and 2nd place at the 2016 SoBA Judged Show; Camera Club Awards; and nine photos were choses for the Memory Matters book Meet Me Where I am.
“It’s a lifetime adventure that I am very passionate about,” Wood said of photography, adding, “I create images simply for the love of it.”
The Society of Bluffton Artists (SoBA) is a non-profit organization established to promote a stimulating community environment for the visual arts and to assist area students and artists in enhancing their artistic abilities. SoBA is the heart of the flourishing art hub in Old Town Bluffton, located at the corner of Church and Calhoun streets. SoBA offers regular art classes, featured artist shows, exhibitions, outreach art programs, scholarships and more. For more information, visit www.sobagallery.com for a complete calendar of events or call 843-757-6586.