Much more than a toy, your smartphone—the camera you always have with you—offers a new way of seeing photographically. This workshop will begin by helping you learn the basics of smartphone photography, navigating your phone, and then learning about some of the “apps” (cellphone applications) that are available to expand your creative process. You may want to purchase a few suggested apps, so make sure you know your cell phone password. As time permits, we’ll step outside to take a few images and compare results. Although any cell phone camera will work for this class, the major emphasis is on iPhones.
A Few Key Topics:
- Understanding the strengths and limitations of camera phones
- Fine-tuning exposure
- Compositing and masking
- Adding “special effects” filters, and textures, including infrared
- Resolution and ACR (especially iPhone 14)
- Generating AI illustrations