Professional iPhone Photography Course in the South of France May 2016

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We are delighted to recommend this professional iPhone Photography course that is being held in the South of France in May 2016.  This extensive course will be presented by Rad Drew, a very established mobile photographer. We have featured his work throughout TheAppWhisperer.com and if you would like to see some examples of that, please go here.

Rad Drew has a talent for keeping his photography real. From the initial execution to the final production, Drew’s imagery reflects reality. His work is fine and graceful with a demonstrable human insight”, Brought to Light Interview, Joanne Carter, TheAppWhisperer.com, January 2016.

Rad Drew asks these questions of artists curious about joining this course:

Would you like to spend ample time learning from an experienced iPhone photographer how to capture, edit and stylise images using your iPhone or your iPad?

Would you like to be catered to while luxuriating in the South of France?

Would you like the opportunity to visit and photograph quaint French villages and capture gorgeous landscapes with the help of an experienced photographer who can guide and coach you along the way?

He goes on to say, “If you said yes to any of these questions, then this workshop is for YOU!”

This 10 day course will take place in Larnagol, France, where you will photograph in the beautiful and rich French countryside. Each day will be spent learning to process those images into works of art on the iPhone. As an added bonus, you’ll have the opportunity to create a keepsake metal art object inspired by the surrounding countryside under the tutelage of award-winning metalsmith, Nancy Lee. The experience of working in metal will not only give you an appreciation of this ancient art, but will also allow you to exercise your artistic spirit in ways that may benefit your creative process overall.

To find out more, please visit this link: http://bit.ly/1MZaBGE

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The Royal Photographic Society Education – Workshops and Lectures in Partnership with TheAppWhisperer

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I just mentioned how delighted I am to be working closer with The Royal Photographic Society (The RPS) and reported on their very generous bursaries (see here).  I also wanted to draw your attention to a series of Visual Literacy Lectures that The RPS are hosting within the UK during the year.

This year’s educational focus is on Women in Photography and featured photographers range from early pioneers such as Julia Margaret Cameron and renowned street photographers including Vivian Maier to contemporary photographers such as Gina Glover and Eva Stenham.

This series of talks reflects on the historical and contemporary contribution made by women to photography. From the perspective of the photographer, we will be discussing their work and asking how and if gender makes a difference to the way they work and the influence it may have on their subject.

Further talks focus on photographers known for their iconic images of women before and during the age of glamour, and consider the unique relationship these photographers had with their sitters.

Read below to find out more and to book/enquire go here:

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The Royal Photographic Society Bursaries in Partnership with TheAppWhisperer

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I am truly delighted to be working closer with The Royal Photographic Society (The RPS). Founded in 1853, for more than a century The RPS has existed to promote photography and image-making and to support photographers in realising their potential, irrespective of their level of knowledge, equipment or skills.  The Society also acts as a public advocate for photography and photographers. The RPS produces a range of publications. The Journal (I have written in the past for this title) is the world’s oldest photography magazine and all members receive a free monthly copy of the latest issue.

The RPS have just announced four new bursaries to help students and other photographers to realise projects across the still and moving image. Recipients can use the funding for any aspect including travel, equipment, website or mounting an exhibition.

The bursaries consist of:

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Accessibility Education – Pairing Hearing Aids to Your iPhone or iPad

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As many of you will know, I was very recently fitted with some totally fabulous high end digital hearing aids. I’m so excited about these devices! We have a Photo Education and Accessibility section within TheAppWhisperer and our editor Luis Perez covers this.  Luis is an Apple Distinguished Educator whose work focuses on accessibility and inclusive design. He received his doctorate in special education from the University of South Florida in 2013 and is the author of Mobile Learning for All from Corwin Press. His work has appeared in THE Journal, The Loop Magazine, and the New York Times Bits Blog.

I wanted to include a section about pairing hearing aids with your iOS device because it’s an important part of our lives.  It’s possible to connect Bluetooth enabled hearing aids as well as special Made of iPhone (and iPad) hearing aids can also be placed into “live listen” mode where anyone with a hearing impairment can use the iPhone’s mic helps pick up conversation and sound. Apple maintains a list of iOS devices and their hearing aid compatibility (HAC) ratings:

In my case, I do not have ‘Made for iPhone’ compatible hearing aids – my models are made by Phonak.  I have attached a chart of the Made for iPhone hearing aids available and the model numbers below.

It is still possible though to put your iOS device into ‘Hearing Aid Mode’ which improves audio quality whilst using your device. Here’s how to do this as well as how to pair your hearing aids if you do have Bluetooth within them:

 

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How to Improve your Mobile Photography Skills by Martin Duerr for TheAppWhisperer

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We are delighted to publish this wonderful article by our Tech Editor, Martin Duerr. He has created a step-point feature, full of tips to help focus your mobile photography skill-set. Don’t miss this (foreword by Joanne Carter).

 

“Guess what? Yes, you constantly need to improve your photography skills … not only with your professional equipment, your small pocket sized camera is worth any effort to get more out of it. Whatever you are looking for: better image quality in terms of a technical aspect, or in terms of compositing, “messages”, image buildup and so on.

Here are some facts and tips you can use to improve your ability to take images you want”.

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The GoPro Camera For The Visually Impaired Photographer – TheAppWhisperer

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We are delighted to publish our latest article to our Photo Education & Accessibility.There are many photographers and artists with special needs, whether this relates to visual issues even bordering on blindness (yes it’s true), to deafness (something that I have) to many other difficulties that people experience, these include mental health issues, physical issues and more. We want to ensure that whatever your difficulty you can still enjoy photography and art, it’s so therapeutic.

Our Photo Education & Accessibility Editor, Luis Perez is an Apple Distinguished Educator whose work focuses on accessibility and inclusive design. He received his doctorate in special education from the University of South Florida in 2013 and is the author of Mobile Learning for All from Corwin Press. His work has appeared in THE Journal, The Loop Magazine, and the New York Times Bits Blog.

Luis is also partially sighted and ironically he turned to photography as a result of his vision loss. This is what we are embracing, we want to help you to enjoy photography and art and to ensure you are able to access it with all the knowledge we can provide.

This time Luis takes a look at the GoPro cameras for people with disabilities, it’s such an uplifting article, please enjoy…over to you Luis (foreword by Joanne Carter).

“As many of you who follow me online know, I am very passionate about photography and the possibilities it presents to us as people with disabilities to tell our own stories and exercise our creativity. I love to use my iPhone to take photos because it incorporates so many accessibility features that help me with my photography, such as Zoom, VoiceOver and Invert Colors. However, I am always looking for new options to expand my photographic horizons and the GoPro action camera is one such option that has fascinated me for some time. I believe that just because you have a disability it doesn’t mean you should not be able to ski, sky dive, or do anything else you set your mind to doing, and the GoPro has become the go-to camera when it comes to action sports and an active lifestyle.

I started out with the  least expensive option in the GoPro lineup, the new entry-level Hero which retails for $129.  However, after about a week with the camera, I returned it and opted for the older Hero 3 white model, which is think is a better fit for my needs. The new entry-level Hero has a number of shortcomings due to its low price and limited feature set. However, if you’re an educator looking for an inexpensive camera for recording classroom activities (science experiments, plays and performances, etc) this is a nice camera and there are ways to get around its limitations…”

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Creating Mobile Images Using Plant Matter… Anthotypes For Mobile Photography

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As you know, we are looking at as many ways to expand mobile photography into the many realms of ‘traditional/typical’ photography as possible. We have a close working relationship with the team at Impossible as you would have seen with … Read more

Photo Education & Accessibility – ‘Getting the Picture with Panoramas on iPhone’ by Luis Perez

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We are delighted to publish our third tutorial to our new section within theappwhisperer – Photo Education & Accessibility. There are many photographers and artists with special needs, whether this relates to visual issues even bordering on blindness (yes it’s … Read more

Click London – Mobile Photography Workshop – Tomorrow – 12 April 2014

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We’re delighted to publish news of a new workshop from the wonderful team at Click London. Vivi Hanson Sacredote and Rob Pearson Wright will be hosting a Creative Apping Workshop tomorrow – April 12, 2014 with a small group, consisting … Read more

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