See the world in a new way with the camera that’s always with you, your Smartphone. Enjoy capturing images on your phone on a photo walk that’s designed to spark creativity! We'll explore the many creative and colorful exhibits at the Renwick Gallery and have fun capturing many exciting images. Learn to use the powerful features built in to the camera app that will change how you think about photographing with a smartphone.
We’ll explore how to turn the mobile camera’s constraints such as limited lenses, fixed aperture, no zoom and a small sensor to advantages using creative techniques of focus, exposure and composition.
You’ll create pictures with guided instruction coupled with gentle critique and suggestions to make your pictures the best they can be.
This class is designed for users of iOS and Android mobile devices. Participants will need to bring a fully charged smartphone.
For more information about the Renwick Gallery, visit their website, https://americanart.si.edu/visit/renwick
COVID Safety Practices: Masks are optional.
Questions can be directed to Marie Joabar at email@example.com.
Class limit: 8-10
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 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