From iPhone to ART: The Art of iPhoneography
A Two-Day Weekend Workshop with Harold Davis, Saturday January 28 – Sunday January 29, 2017. This workshop will be hosted in Berkeley, California, and combine classroom sessions explaining iPhone camera and processing apps with field iPhonegraphy sessions at select locations in the San Francisco Bay area.
Tuition: $645 until September 30, 2016 (early-bird special); $695 thereafter. Click here for registration and information.
Those who have attended Harold’s previous iPhone workshop are encouraged to attend; newcomers are also welcome.
The iPhone is the most used camera in the world. As they say, the best camera to use is the one you have with you, and this is often your iPhone camera. Best of all, the iPhone is itself a powerful computer for processing your photos, so you have a digital darkroom in your pocket wherever you go. As Harold says, “since I have my camera and darkroom in my pocket, I am never again bored in a train station, or when dining alone in a foreign land!”
The fundamental rules of photography still apply, and you can become a powerful photographer with your iPhone by learning the fundamentals of exposure and composition. The iPhone camera exposure and composition controls will be demystified in classroom sessions, and in practice in the field.
Classroom sessions will help you learn how to work with some of Harold’s favorite powerful iPhone post-production applications including Snapseed, Lo-Mob, DistressedFX, Waterlogue, Mextures, and Image Blender. You’ll have a chance to practice using these apps on your own with assistance and supervision.
Of course, your iPhone is more than just a camera. The computing power within a contemporary iPhone is greater than the computing power that sent NASA to the moon—and many photography apps take advantage of this “darkroom” in your pocket.
In From iPhone to Art, we will learn how to leverage our talents to make the best iPhone imagery we can. Demos, lectures, and hands-on exercises will explore the principles of photography as they relate to the iPhone camera.
Since the iPhone is the camera we always have with us, and since so much of our photography is done with the iPhone, why not be the best iPhoneographers we can be?
Master photographer and Photoshop guru par-excellence will show you some of the apps he uses to finish his iPhone images. Advanced topics will include texturizing and layering iPhone images.
The workshop will include several guided field sessions, in class processing help, and image critiques.
Here are some comments from participants about Harold’s previous iPhoneography workshops:
- “Thanks for a great workshop!”
- “I never knew my iPhone could do so much. You’ve opened new horizons!”
- “I enjoyed the class very much, and am having fun practicing with the new apps.”
- “Great information. Thanks, I learned lots of new tricks and different ways of seeing things.”
About Harold Davis
Harold Davis is an internationally-known digital artist and award-winning professional photographer. He is the author of many bestselling photography books including The Way of the Digital Photographer (Peachpit Press, awarded as a Top 10 Best 2013 Photography Book of the Year by Photo.net). Harold Davis’s most recent book is Achieving Your Potential As a Photographer: A Photographer’s Creative Companion and Workbook (Focal Press). His Photographing Flowers (Focal Press) is a noted photography “classic,” and is rated the Best Guide to Flower Photography byDigital Photographer Magazine.
In addition to his activity as a bestselling book author, Harold Davis is an Adobe Influencer, a Moab Master printmaker and a Zeiss Lens Ambassador. Harold Davis’s work is in collections around the world. It is licensed by art publishers, in annual reports, and has appeared in numerous magazines and many publications.
Harold’s black and white prints have been described as “hauntingly beautiful” by Fine Art Printer Magazine, and his floral prints have been called “ethereal,” with “a purity and translucence that borders on spiritual” by Popular Photography.
Recently Harold Davis’s work has been exhibited in venues including Photokina in Cologne, Germany, PhotoPlus Expo in New York, the Gallery Photo in Oakland, California, the Arts & Friends Gallery in Heidelberg, Germany, and the Awagami Gallery in Japan.
Harold Davis has led destination photography workshops to many locations including Paris, France; Spain and Morocco; and the ancient Bristlecone Pines of the eastern Sierra Nevada Mountains in California.
Harold’s popular online course on Craftsy.com, Photographing Flowers, has thousands of students. His ongoing photography workshops in partnership with institutions such as Point Reyes Field Seminars, the Center for Photographic Art in Carmel, California, Maine Media Workshops, and the Heidelberg Summer School of Photography are continually in demand and popular.
According to Rangefinder Magazine, Harold Davis is “a man of astonishing eclectic skills and accomplishments.” You can learn more about Harold and his work at his website, www.digitalfieldguide.com and on his blog, http://www.digitalfieldguide.com/blog/.