The Sandhills Photography Club closed the 2022 year with a holiday dinner at Pinewild Country Club. The 2023 officers were set up and the 2022 Stoffel Award winners revealed. The very first conference of 2023 will be held Monday, Jan. 9, at 7 p.m., at the Ball Visitors Center at the Sandhills Horticultural Gardens, 3245 Airport Road, Southern Pines. The program will be an introduction to pet photography, with Lisa Miyamoto, owner of Makana Photography LLC, a full-service industrial photography studio in Cameron. Miyamoto will talk about how to prepare for taking a family pet picture and getting in touch with the animal, how to establish the shot (video camera settings, framing the image, props) and how to freeze action shots. Imagined is an example of Miyamoto’s work. Visitors are welcome to go to. For more information, visit www.sandhillsphotoclub.org.