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Creative iPhone Photography – Workshop by Karen Divine

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We’re delighted to announce within our Mob-Entrepeneurs section of the site that incredibly talented iPhone artist Karen Divine has launched a new photographic workshop running between March 10 – March 14, 2014.

Click here to register and read below to learn more about the course ethos, structure and conclusion:

Tapping into your own creative spirit is, first and foremost, a matter of developing awareness. This awareness allows you to bring together information and material, expand your mind, quiet the senses, and allows the unconscious to reveal rich imagery. As Rainer Maria Rilke expressed so beautifully in Letters to a Young Poet, “…describe your sorrows and desires, the thoughts that pass through your mind and your belief in some kind of beauty—describe all these with heartfelt, silent, humble sincerity and, when you express yourself, use the Things around you, the images from your dreams, and the objects that you remember.”

The iPhone is not only a powerful tool for documenting your life through single imagery, but also an excellent means of creating stunning composite images. Photographer Karen Divine has been making these types of images for 14 years, and she has recently transferred her process to the iPhone using a variety of apps.

Over the course of four days, Karen gives you the skills you need to create your own images and composites using an iPhone. We cover the basics of taking photographs with our ubiquitous phones and review the apps we need. In the course of taking spontaneous photos, we learn to see both the pictures that present themselves to us, and those that emerge when we combine several seemingly insignificant images. Throughout it all, we strive to develop the courage to ignore our inner critics and follow our own visions. We explore the process of letting go and allowing our creativity to reveal stories to us—all with our iPhones!’

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Joanne Carter, creator of the world’s most popular mobile photography and art website— TheAppWhisperer.com— TheAppWhisperer platform has been a pivotal cyberspace for mobile artists of all abilities to learn about, to explore, to celebrate and to share mobile artworks. Joanne’s compassion, inclusivity, and humility are hallmarks in all that she does, and is particularly evident in the platform she has built. In her words, “We all have the potential to remove ourselves from the centre of any circle and to expand a sphere of compassion outward; to include everyone interested in mobile art, ensuring every artist is within reach”, she has said. Promotion of mobile artists and the art form as a primary medium in today’s art world, has become her life’s focus. She has presented lectures bolstering mobile artists and their art from as far away as the Museum of Art in Seoul, South Korea to closer to her home in the UK at Focus on Imaging. Her experience as a jurist for mobile art competitions includes: Portugal, Canada, US, S Korea, UK and Italy. And her travels pioneering the breadth of mobile art includes key events in: Frankfurt, Naples, Amalfi Coast, Paris, Brazil, London. Pioneering the world’s first mobile art online gallery - TheAppWhispererPrintSales.com has extended her reach even further, shipping from London, UK to clients in the US, Europe and The Far East to a global group of collectors looking for exclusive art to hang in their homes and offices. The online gallery specialises in prints for discerning collectors of unique, previously unseen signed limited edition art. Her journey towards becoming The App Whisperer, includes (but is not limited to) working for a paparazzi photo agency for several years and as a deputy editor for a photo print magazine. Her own freelance photographic journalistic work is also widely acclaimed. She has been published extensively both within the UK and the US in national and international titles. These include The Times, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, Popular Photography & Imaging, dpreview, NikonPro, Which? and more recently with the BBC as a Contributor, Columnist at Vogue Italia and Contributing Editor at LensCulture. Her professional photography has also been widely exhibited throughout Europe, including Italy, Portugal and the UK. She is currently writing several books, all related to mobile art and is always open to requests for new commissions for either writing or photography projects or a combination of both. Please contact her at: joanne@theappwhisperer.com

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