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iPhoneography: Smartphone Photography and Social Media Series

Lisa Silagyi, MA

This three-session workshop will explore digital photography as it relates to smartphones and using the art of photography to inspire a fresh perspective on taking, editing, and sharing images on your phones. We will discuss the camera’s basic and advanced functions, how to edit directly in the device, and how to share your pictures through social media, such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. We will also cover copyright and privacy issues.

A final session will be held at the Museum of Photographic Art (MOPA) in Balboa Park for a group viewing of students’ favorite images from Weeks 1-3, a tour of the summer exhibitions, and a peek behind the scenes at the museum.

July 25: Smartphone Photo 101: Covering the Basics

Topics: Camera functions, lighting conditions, metering, focusing, and composition.

Assignment: Photo Challenge for Week 1 (in-class); bring examples of a photographic style or favorite photographer to Week 2 (homework).

August 1: Editing Inspired by the Art of Photography

Topics: Snapshots versus artistic images, in-camera functions, filters and effects, editing images.

Assignment: Photo Challenge for Week 2 (in-class); choose a subject and photo style to use for taking 5-8 images for Week 3 (homework).

August 8: Beyond the Screen: Printing, Sharing, Social Media, and Privacy

Topics: Printing images from your device, using social media, sharing and sending images of various sizes, copyrighting and ownership of your work.

Assignment: Photo Challenge for Week 3 (in-class); select three of your favorite images from Weeks 1-3 and have them set aside on your phone for museum visit (homework).

August 10 (Friday): Osher tour of MOPA in Balboa Park. See page XX for details of the tour.

Instructor: Lisa Silagyi has had a long career in art education and learning. She is currently the director of Seniors Exploring Photography, Identity, and Appreciation (SEPIA) for MOPA. Previously she served as the director of the Balboa Park Learning Institute and as the director of Education and Public Programs at the Orange County Museum of Art. She has a BFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York and an MA from the Rhode Island School of Design.

Coordinator: Steve Clarey

Course Number: OSHR-70109   Credit: 0 units


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