SoBA-Shore-BirdsThe Society of Bluffton Artists presents “In the Eye of the Beholder,” a collection of captivating photographs by Edith Wood, from June 2 through July 5 at the SOBA Gallery.

Originally from a small French town in Ontario, now calling Bluffton home, Edith began her exploration of photography doing portraits for her family which she still enjoys today. She started SoBA-Reflectionwith a DSLR camera in 2008 and has since discovered wildlife, landscape and macro photography. Her love of the outdoors and use of natural light and composition result in perfect moments captured in time.

Edith is a self-taught photographer in that she’s never taken a photography class but she’s learned a lot from many photographer friends, research on the web, and from joining photography groups. However, she points out, “I’ve learned the most from my own mistakes and a lot of practice.” To quote Edith, “Photography made me look beyond the face of things. 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 . . .” She says, “It’s a lifetime adventure that I am very passionate about. I create images simply for the love of it!” And it shows in her work – simply beautiful!

A reception to meet the artist will be held on June 8 from 3 – 5 pm at the gallery on the corner of Church and Calhoun streets in Old Town Bluffton. Call 757 – 6586 or visit for more information.