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New iPhoneography Course with Meri Walker – June 29 – July 3, 2015

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.

Click here to register and/or to find out more

Materials: A complete materials list will be sent upon registration.

Tuition: $725

Lab Fee: $25 (Includes 5-7 sheets Epson printing paper, printer inks.)

Enrolment limited to 15 students.

Meri Walker: After four decades shooting, printing, and exhibiting photographs using traditional tools, five years ago, Meri put down her big cameras, closed up Photoshop on her computer, and dove down the rabbit hole into her iPhone and iPad. In 2013, Meri was named Artist of the Day at The most prestigious mobile site, The App, honoured her with an extensive interview last summer celebrating her achievements and she is a regular contributor to P1xels, the oldest online gallery of mobile artists. Other profiles have appeared on major mobile art sites and a recent PBS special on the history of photography in Oregon concludes with a section that features Meri’s work.

Joanne Carter, creator of the world’s most popular mobile photography and art website—— 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 - 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:

One Comment

  • Meri Walker

    Thank you so very much for sharing the information about this Master Class, Joanne. It’s my great honor and pleasure to share all I’ve been learning over the last five years about mobile photography and mobile art-making. It’s such an exciting new medium – the smartphone – and I find I’m really helpful to trained photographers who haven’t “gotten bitten” by the power of their iPhone and iPad cameras and apps. I was pretty scared to take the work seriously when I began – having spent a long time as an assignment and fine-art photographer. At this point, however, I’m fully seduced by my telephone, for heaven’s sake.

    It’s impossible to thank you – and the whole mobile community – for all I have learned and continue to learn here on The App Whisperer. Blessings on you…