Mobile Phone Photography Techniques. (IPhonography) – iPhones and Androids

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Mobile Phone Photography Techniques. (IPhonography) – iPhones and Androids

  • September 17, 2016
    9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Mobile Phone Photography Techniques Using the iPhone or Android Cellphone with Melissa Jones at Hobbs State Park

Thanks to the prevalence of smartphones, mobile photography has exploded in the last five years. But there’s far more to mobile photography than just selfies. With cameras in cellphones continually improving, “iPhonography” has become its own art form.

This class will explore the art of smartphone photography, focusing on iPhones and Android phones such as the Samsung Galaxy series. We will explore tips and tricks to get the best photo, and we’ll discuss some apps to edit photos, add special effects and post to social media.

There will be a walking tour after the seminar to put the techniques you have just acquired to practice.

Class Structure

9:00 – 11:00               Technique Discussion

11:00 – 1:00                Outside Excursion


Melissa Jones Bio

Melissa L. Jones is a nature, landscape and architecture photographer, as well as the technology columnist for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. Having spent the last several years reviewing mobile phones, as well as improving her digital photography skills, she offers a unique, double-sided perspective on digital smartphone photography. She specializes in weather photography (she is a certified storm spotter), nature/landscape and historic iron bridges.

Melissa graduated from the University of Arkansas and, after a brief stint in Pine Bluff and Little Rock, returned to Northwest Arkansas, living first in Fayetteville, then in Springdale. In addition to her column, she is also the Special Sections Manager at the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. She enjoys photography during road trips and in visits to Arkansas State Parks, particularly Devil’s Den, Mount Nebo and Hobbs state parks. 



Venue Phone: 479-789-5000

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20201 East Hwy. 12, Rogers, Arkansas, 72756, United States

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