What began in the summer of 2010 as a little Saturday fun with a few chamber and arts council
members shooting some photos in downtown Hamilton has evolved into a lot of fun and a full-fledged
photo and film club, the Image Masters. The Image Masters are now an official entity of the Northwest
Alabama Arts Council, Inc., and meet on an as-called basis. This group holds seminars and photo shoots
throughout Marion County and adjoining counties and then post-shoot holds "viewing parties" where photographers
observe and review the artistic endeavors of their fellow photographers.
The Image Masters serve multiple purposes, to include, individual photography improvement, storage and
retention of photos for potential movie/television site locations, and promotion of businesses and tourism
in the northwest Alabama region. Each seminar averages approximately 30 participants, and is usually done
at a minimal cost to participants.
Honors for the group include displaying of photographs at the 2013 Jerry Brown Arts Festival and a permanent
display in the conference room of the offices shared by the Northwest Alabama Arts Council and Hamilton Area
Chamber of Commerce at 190 Military Street in Hamilton. Additionally, many Image Masters photographs have been
featured in the Journal Record, the official Marion County newspaper, and have had photographs requested by
governmental and tourism entities throughout the State of Alabama for promotion of the local area.
For additional information or to be a part of the Image Masters, contact Image Masters arts council board
representative, Tony Williams, at (205) 921-5252, or via email at
We also encourage you to "Like" the Image Masters Facebook Page at