Photojojo University and Studio b offer two very different ways to learn how to shoot better photographs with your camera phone. Both courses sound like serious fun!
Photojojo University: Phoneography 101
To use your smartphone to learn about photography fundamentals as applied through your camera phone, sign up for Photojojo University’s four-week Phoneography 101 course. (The next one starts May 1.) The course costs $10 and if you graduate, you’ll get a $5 gift card for the Photojojo store.
Twice a week, you’ll get an email with a simple and fun lesson that ends with an assignment that challenges you to practice what you learned. In addition to discussing camera phone basics, the course will cover composition, lighting, experimental lighting, creative effects, tools, editing, and sharing.
If you aren’t yet a Photojojo fan, check out their free newsletter that suggests insanely fun things you can do with photography. The articles include some DIY display projects such as how to make a stained glass window out of Instagrams.
The Photojojo store sells useful accessories such as touch-screen gloves, cameraphone lenses and an iPhone boom mic, and a new, back-up battery that lets you re-charge your smartphone anywhere simply by cranking the handle. (As Photojojo describes the Crankerator: “Power for your camera phone, a little extra exercise for your arms.”)
iPhoneography 101 Course Aboard a Maine Windjammer
If you would enjoy a sailing adventure along with your phoneography education, the creative venue Studio b is conducting an iPhoneography 101 course August 28-31 aboard a 24-passenger Maine Windjammer. The course will be taught by Colleen Duffley, the experienced advertising and editorial photographer who founded Studio b as a “playground for the imagination.”
During the Studio b’s iPhoneography 101 course, you will learn how to:
- turn ordinary smartphone snaps into extraordinary images
- use the most powerful and creative apps
- come up with innovative ways to share and present your work.
You can practice what you learn when the schooner sails into beautiful Camden Harbor for the annual Camden Windjammer Festival of the Maine Windjammer fleet. Explore the other ships, visit downtown Camden, and enjoy a schooner-crew talent show and fireworks.
Call for Entries for Mobile Art Chandelier! Can’t attend the cruise? Check out the Studio b website and Facebook page to see where the Light Impressions art installation and Mobile Art Chandelier will be displayed next. Because the Light Impressions exhibit will be displayed at the Studio Amanda Talley in New Orleans in May, Studio b is currently seeking camera-phone images of what the “Big Easy” means to you (food, music, fun, mystery, etc.). Entry deadline is 5 pm EDT on April 24.