This summer residential workshop at Idyllwilds Arts is your first and most important step into the magical world of smartphone photography and art. The main focus is to explore the full potential of using a mobile phone to capture high resolution digital images for making art. The briefs for this course have an emphasis on photography and art smartphone applications to initially capture the image and then to further process the image. With students learning to digitally manipulate images on their device, together with producing an imaginative response to themes and concepts. This is a hands-on course, with theory and projects throughout the week.
There are just a few places left to attend this week long course brought to you by Meri Walker at the Idyllwild Arts Centre, California. This is a one-week master class in the skilled thinking and technical processing required to make serious photographs and mobile art with an iPhone and iPad. Meri Aaron Walker, aka iPhoneArtGirl, will take participants through the ins and outs of camera replacement apps, app-stacking processes that won’t degrade image quality, and the deliberate use of social media to build fruitful professional and learning relationships instead of wasting time online.
Participants will be invited to join and use a private group blog set up expressly for this class and encouraged to continue using it after the class to share inspiration, answer questions, and build a learning community in the weeks and months ahead. The workshop will be 100% hands-on, keeping you on your toes, pushing you to use the techniques you will be learning. You’ll be inspired with a wide-range of ideas for making powerful smartphone images and practice using apps you can stack to make intricately crafted images that you’re proud to display, publish and/or sell.
Skill Level: The course assumes that participants will arrive with basic familiarity with photographic terms and processes and the ability to access their iTunes account and download photographic/art-making apps. We will not spend time explaining how iTunes works or the most fundamental photographic principles. Our attention will be on mobile photography and mobile art-making.