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Smartphone Photography - Holidays in Fells Point

Smartphone Photography - Holidays in Fells Point

Learn to use the camera that’s always with you and go beyond taking a simple snapshot to using apps and creating a photograph that’s an artistic expression unique to your vision. Join Michael Koren in Fells Point photographing the charm of this enchanting area including colorful and festive holiday decor. Tap into your creative side through smartphone photography.

The class will start with basic instruction on the operation of the native mobile phone’s camera. We’ll then cover some of the more advanced features of setting focus and exposure independently.

We’ll explore how to turn the mobile camera’s limitations such as one lens, fixed aperture, no zoom and a small sensor to advantages using creative techniques of focus, exposure and composition.

You’ll create pictures on an easily paced photo walk with guided instruction coupled with gentle critique and suggestions to make your pictures the best they can be. 

A few days following the in-person shooting session, we'll reconvene via Zoom and Michael will cover Snapseed, one of the most popular editing apps for image editing used by mobile photographers worldwide. This app will help you achieve your artistic vision thru editing. Two additional apps will be covered that will give you more artistic tools to play with. Info on these apps will be in your confirmation letter and will run about $10 (not included in the fee for the class).

This class is designed for users of iOS and Android mobile devices. Participants will need to bring a fully charged smartphone. 

Class limit: 8-9

Questions can be directed to Marie Joabar at info@capitalphotographycenter.com.

 

What People Are Saying About Michael

"He is excellent with adult learners — great deal of patience, humor, and kindness. I would love to take another class with him!" 

"Michael is fantastic. So articulate, instructive, and patient!! We all were saying at the end of the class how amazing the afternoon had been!"

"I was blown away by the class!!! Much more then I expected it to be! I can’t wait to take more! I loved the way he explained things and the order he did stuff in made lots of sense. You can tell he is a seasoned teacher, and an experienced photographer who also loves it! Can’t wait to squeeze more of his classes into my schedule...."

“I thought the class was a good mix of class time with history, concepts, guidance, how-to-approach and then practice time on the streets of DC. Michael provided very good direction as well as hands-on tutoring in the field. Very happy with the class.”

“I wanted to write to say how much I enjoyed the class. My first experience going around with a photographer seeing what catches his eye and it was so great you were pointing out pictures I could get. So relaxing!”

“Michael's presentation was comprehensive and very instructive.  He provided excellent suggestions for finding opportunities while in the field, including how to use background, shadows, gestures, etc.”

Instructor: Michael Koren

Michael Koren

Michael Koren is a free-lance sports and event photographer in the Washington/Baltimore metro area specializing in youth sports game-time action and team portraits.  Prior to this Michael worked professionally shooting model portfolios, corporate portraits, product photography for catalogs, and client advertising campaigns.

Michael’s passion for photography is shared through his skill as a photography educator.  Michael teaches classes at Montgomery College on a variety of photographic topics from mobile photography to street photography. Additionally, he has served as President and Education Chair of the Silver Spring Camera Club in Maryland.  He has led numerous seminars and workshops for the Camera Club, Ritz Camera, Calumet and the former Washington School of Photography with topics ranging from beginner photography to hands-on advanced level workshops and classes.

Visit Michael’s website to learn more.

Michael teaches the following classes for Captial Photogaphy Center

* SmartPhone Photography
* Exploring Street Photography
* Photographic Composition – Essential Techniques

Date: December 12 2021

Time: 10:00am - 1:00pm

Fee:

$99

Location:

Fells Point, Baltimore, MD

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Class Cancellation Policy

  • A refund or a credit towards another class (less a $20 processing fee) can be given if cancellation notice is given more than 5 business days from the scheduled class.
  • If there is no cancellation notice, or it is given 5 business days or less, no refund or credit will be given.
  • Please check the name and date of the class carefully. Requests to reschedule a class will incur a $20 processing fee provided notice is given more than 5 business days prior to the class. If request to reschedule is given less than business 5 days prior to the class, no refund or credit will be given.
  • If Capital Photography Center cancels or postpones a class due to weather or low enrollment, you can choose a full refund or a credit towards a future class.