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Workshop On Making Art With Your Smartphone

August 20, 2014, 11:30 AM HST
* Updated September 8, 6:41 PM
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Whether you’re a potter, a painter or a photographer needing a new way to capture an image, Volcano Art Center’s Art of the iPhone will help you navigate through several key apps best suited for the iPhone camera.

Workshop participants will learn to use the applications to improve color, blend images and introduce mood to a scene, said a workshop release, and the instructors will offer tips on recognizing good light and composition. Android users are welcome.

With the use of applications and your own creative juices, the Smartphone becomes a powerful imaging tool — not just a camera, the release said.

Instructors Ken and Mary Goodrich present “Art of the iPhone,
‘ Sept. 9, 10 and 13, 10 a.m. to noon at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus. Cost for the three, two-hour sessions is $60 for VAC members and $75 for non-members.

Each session will introduce two or three new applications along with various props and an opportunity to make portraits or images in the Niaulani forest. With the help of the instructors, students will process their images with the apps and share results with the class.

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Knowledge of basic techniques for operating an iPhone, Smartphone or iPad is a prerequisite for the class. Attendees are asked to bring their phone (iPhone or Android) or iPad along with a device charger, pen and notebook.

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Reading glasses or other magnifying devices are sometimes helpful. A list of apps to be downloaded for the first session will be provided by the instructors prior to the workshop.

Residents of Volcano, Ken and Mary Goodrich are both renowned professional photographers. Their company Hawaii Photo Retreat has been offering photo tours and instruction on the Big Island since 2006.

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