New York City Smartphone Photo Workshop with National Geographic Expeditions


I’ve mentioned these workshops before and they continue to excite me. If you’re in New York City on the following dates, do book this workshop! Taught by Ed Kashi an award-winning photojournalist and filmmaker who has produced seventeen stories for National Geographic magazine. Dedicated to documenting the social and political issues that define our times, a sensitive eye and an intimate relationship to his subjects are signatures of his work. One of his innovative approaches to photography and filmmaking is his acclaimed Iraqi Kurdistan flipbook that uses still images in a moving-image format. As a member of the prestigious VII Photo Agency, Ed has been recognized for his complex imagery and its compelling rendering of the human condition. His images have been published and exhibited worldwide, and his editorial assignments and personal projects have generated seven books. Ed is a pioneer in multimedia, having worked in video and film for more than a decade. He has also been on the forefront of using mobile photography and the Instagram platform as a photojournalist on assignments and for personal projects. In 2011, he produced a multimedia piece on the effects of Agent Orange in Vietnam that won the UNICEF Photo of the Year and a World Press award. Ed’s work has earned numerous other honors, including from Pictures of the Year International (recently named Multimedia Photographer of the Year for 2014), Communication Arts, and American Photo Magazine. Ed is also an accomplished educator who instructs and mentors students of photography, participates in forums, and lectures on photojournalism, documentary photography, and multimedia storytelling. I’m assuring you, you will not be dissapointed!


Jun 03 – 04, 2017 – book here

Oct 07 – 08, 2017 – book here

I have listed the itinerary below but bear in mind, it flexes, for all the right reasons!

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Olloclip #ImagesSpeakLouder – Gallery & Pop-Up Shop with Free Mobile Photography Workshop


Olloclip have arranged some great mobile photography and videography events for the holiday season. If you live in Southern California, it looks like you should check this out.

On 10 December between 1-2pm there’s a free Workshop hosted by @artofvisuals and David Hsia (@syntax_error). They are there to teach you the ins and outs of mobile photography and how to get the most from your smartphone.

Later the same day, between 2-3 pm there’s the opportunity to meet with Patrick O Neill the founder of Olloclip.

The following day, 11 December between 2 – 3pm there’s a 3-D spatial mobile photography workshop, hosted by the team at Fyusion (@fyuseapp). This looks particularly interesting.

Later in the afternoon on the same day between 3-5 pm there’s a holiday meet-up, toy drive and photo walk. This is hosted by Street Meet LA (@streetmeetla).

Continuing the fun on 12 December between 4 – 5pm there’s a mobile video editing workshop hosted by Joey Brezinksi (@joeybrezinski).

All of these events sound fantastic, if any of our readers attend, please feedback and let us know about your experience.

To find out more, please go here.

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National Geographic – New York City Smartphone Photo Workshop


This workshop is led by a National Geographic photographer and a professional instructor  and is designed for amateurs who seek to effectively use and share mobile imagery and are interested in exploring the creative side of smartphone photography. All participants must bring a mobile device with a camera such as an iPhone, Windowsphone, or Android smartphone. The workshop is limited to 25 participants.


Jun 03 – 04, 2017 – to request a reservation, go here.

Oct 07 – 08, 2017 – to request a reservation, go here.

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iPhoneography Summer Residential Workshop with Meri Walker at Idyllwild Arts, California, USA


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.

To enquire or book a place please go here

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Mobile Photography Masterclass with Dan Rubin – World Photography Organisation


Last week we reported on a Summer of Free Mobile Photography Masterclass in association with the World Photography Organisation being taught by Dan Rubin in London. We are pleased to include the full class in our video below for your enjoyment.

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A Summer of Free Mobile Photography Masterclasses  – World Photography Organisation


As a contributor and good friend of the World Photography Organisation, I am delighted to announce the launch of a series of free smartphone photography masterclasses in partnership with Hotel Indigo®.

The intimate, expert-led masterclasses are being launched with the aim to inspire and educate guests, local residents and photography enthusiasts.

The masterclasses in the UK, to be held at Hotel Indigo® London Kensington – Earl’s Court, Hotel Indigo® Glasgow and the soon-to-open Hotel Indigo® York will be hosted by former #WPOfavs featured photographer, Dan Rubin, the Editor-at-Large for The Photographic Journal. Each Masterclass will end with a photo-walk where attendees will explore the hotel and surrounding neighbourhood, giving an opportunity to try out new skills and photo applications.

As well as the masterclasses throughout the summer, WPO and Hotel Indigo and are running a Europe-wide ‘My Neighbourhood’ contest, offering photography fans the chance to have their photographs featured in the Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition at London’s prestigious Somerset House. To enter, entrants must simply capture and upload an image that brings to life the essence of their local neighbourhood using #Neighbourhood and tagging @hotelindigo from 1st July – 20th September.

For more information, visit Hotel Indigo on Facebook or to book a free ticket to a masterclass click the city below:

Hotel Indigo Paris – Opera – Masterclass – July 10

Hotel Indigo London Kensington – Earl’s Court – July 14

Hotel Indigo Düsseldorf – Victoriaplatz – July 30

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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

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New Mobile Photography Workshop – With Meri Walker and Annie Helmsworth in Alaska!


I am delighted to announce a fabulous new mobile photography workshop hosted by Meri Walker and Annie Helmsworth. Over the past two years, sharing their passion for iPhone photography in social media both Meri Walker (aka iPhoneArtGirl) and Annie Helmsworth (aka Elfin Kennel), developed a deep connection. With Meri living in southern Oregon and Anne in rural Alaska last summer they joked back and forth about Meri hitchhiking to the North Pole  Alaska to see Anne and her mushing team, this set the wheels in motion and the two mobile photographers began exploring in earnest for a way to meet (and possibly teach together) in person.

The Alaska Folk School, part of the Northern Susitna Institute, decided to offer Meri’s workshop in June this year at their headquarters in Talkeetna, Alaska, and provide professional development credits to attending teachers.  So, Meri and Anne will not only meet in June, but they will teach together in Talkeetna, Alaska, during Meri’s 2.5-day workshop on June 5-7, 2015. What a fabulous opportunity!

People interested in fast-tracking their iPhone photography skills who don’t already live in Alaska – but might want to consider making this workshop an inexpensive first stop on the trip of their dreams – need to know that the Alaska Folk School, is a community-based learning institute for people who want to develop skills in a wide variety of folk arts – in a positive, hands-on setting.

Recognizing that not all “folk arts” are created equal, the AFS is making a new commitment to pair adults’ human needs to learn crafts with enabling technologies that support their creative self-expression. In this context, Meri Walker’s “Joy of iPhoneography Workshop” will be a pivotal summer offering – serious photography education open to adults in business and the teaching professions, from Alaska – or anywhere else. And all the equipment participants will need is their smartphone or tablet.

In rural environments, mobile phones have long been crucial, popular communication tools. This summer, participants in “The Joy of iPhoneography” workshop will have ample hands-on experience expanding their concepts about “phone communication” beyond text and speaking into the realm of visual communication – that is, mobile photography and mobile art. Way past selfies, party pictures, and food! And teachers will be able to earn professional development credits for learning something they can take back to their classrooms, too.

Read more about the workshop and grab your seat here. Or phone Diane Ziegner, Director of the Alaska Folk School, at 907 733-7111.

Time is of the essence. Enrolment is limited. The fee for the full 2.5-day workshop is a very reasonable $175 on or before May 1. $200 after May 1.  Meri and Anne will be there waiting to meet you, June 5-7th.

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