Photographic technology has come a long way since the beloved Brownie and popular Polaroid days, and it’s now possible to both capture and create quality images using an iPhone or iPad. Heavy on vision and light on equipment, this immersion focuses on making the most of these images through the editing process.
To start, each participant will bring to class one image. And because sharing is one of the best ways to accelerate learning, participants will spend the morning discussing one another’s photos. As part of this process, you will be asked to talk about your objectives—what it is you hope to say through your photograph.
The instructor will then provide feedback on your image and suggest ways to strengthen your vision, technique, and approach—all with the aim of helping you grow as a photographer.
After lunch, you will work on editing your photo using only the iPhone/iPad and some inexpensive apps. You’ll see how even small alterations can significantly alter the mood or emotion of a photo. Using your previously stated objectives, the instructor will help you to visualize your final image and walk you through the steps to advance that vision.
By day’s end, you’ll not only have a gallery-quality photograph, you’ll have learned—through both sharing and doing—how to express your unique photographic voice.
Required: iPhone or iPad.
Tuition includes breakfast and lunch.
Steven Wewerka, BA, University of New Mexico, is a freelance photographer who has worked for numerous companies, foundations, and periodicals, both in the United States and abroad. His work has appeared on the cover of Life and in the pages of Newsweek, Time, Sports Illustrated and the New York Times.