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American Rose Center in Shreveport lifts photography fees

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The Gardens of the American Rose Center in Shreveport is relaxing its policy on professional photography in its gardens. It announced Monday it’s repealing its $50 photography fee and $100 deposit that professional photographers had to pay, according to American Rose Society executive director Laura Seabaugh. 

“I really trust the people in our community to take care of this treasure that belongs to the community. To come into our garden to be able to take wedding portraits or any other thing they need, and also take care of our gardens while they’re here,” Seabaugh said.

Seabaugh says the Center only asks photographers to check in with her staff to let them know they are on the grounds taking pictures, and to respect the gardens. 

Chuck Smith brings more than 30 years' experience to Red River Radio having started out as a radio news reporter and moving into television journalism as a newsmagazine producer / host, talk-show moderator, programming director and managing producer and news director / anchor for commercial, public broadcasting and educational television. He has more recently worked in advertising, marketing and public relations as a writer, video producer and media consultant. In pursuit of higher learning, Chuck studied Mass Communications at Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia and motion picture / television production at the University of California at Los Angeles. He has also taught writing for television at York Technical College in Rock Hill, South Carolina and video / film production at Centenary College of Louisiana, Shreveport.
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