Creative Smartphone Photography
Creative Smartphone Photography
Creative Smartphone Photography
Creative Smartphone Photography
Creative Smartphone Photography

Creative Smartphone Photography


Regular price $200.00
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Course Fee: $200 
Materials: Student-provided (see Supply Information below)

TIME: 9:00AM – 12:00PM & 3:00PM – 8:00PM PDT (September 12), 4:00PM – 5:00PM PDT (September 18, online via Zoom [a recording will be available for all students])
LEVEL: Beginner to Advanced
AGE GROUP: Adult (ages 18+)
LOCATION: Building 306, Fort Worden, Port Townsend. 

Take your phone camera photography to new heights with pro photographers John and Lisa Merrill. You’ll start with an inspiring and interactive presentation in Northwind Art's classroom. Using examples from their assignments and adventures around the world, the Merrills will introduce you to the keys to compelling images: light, design, and moment. 

You’ll learn about your smartphone’s powerful features (including portrait mode, burst mode for action and panorama mode for stunning landscapes and seascapes) along with apps and accessories to extend its capabilities and nourish your creativity. John and Lisa will also share tips to help you organize photos on your phone, optimize your favorites, and combine them into compelling visual stories (and photo products) to treasure and share.

After a lunch break you’ll have the opportunity to apply what you learned and nurture your creativity in Port Townsend and Fort Worden. On-location photo coaching can be transformative. With the Merrill’s demos and on-the-spot guidance and encouragement, you’ll harness the transformative power of light and compose for impact, and discover new ways of seeing and photographing. Possible subjects include landscapes and seascapes, nature’s intricate patterns, boats and nautical details, architecture, and people at work or play. We’ll explore using apps to make impressionist photos with creative blur, add textures, and combine multiple exposures.  

A week following the class, our group will reconvene over Zoom to share images, give and get supportive feedback, and be inspired by what others created.

This class can be combined with the Merrill's Beyond the Postcard Shot: Evocative Travel Photography class into a two-day deep immersion into photography in Port Townsend.

Students should bring their own smartphone camera.

After registration, course details are available via the Northwind Art School learning portal, including course syllabus and supply information. Learn more

John and Lisa Merrill are travel photographers and inspiring photo educators. Their work is used by destinations, outdoor adventure companies and nonprofits, and featured in books and magazines around the world. Merrill Images is a Transformative Travel Council Ally and a member of the North American Nature Photographers Association. View galleries and learn more about John and Lisa and their online and in-person coaching and workshops, Pacific Northwest PhotoWalks, and international photo adventures on their website.

Artist website: Merrill Images, @merrillimages

This course is eligible for a 10% member discount at the Supporter level and beyond. 
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If Northwind Art has to cancel a course for any reason, all enrolled students will receive a 100% refund (including any materials fee).

Students who withdraw from a course at least seven days prior to its first meeting will receive a 90% refund (less any materials fee).

Students withdrawing fewer than seven days from the first day of class are not eligible for a refund except in the case of illness or injury, in which case they are eligible to receive a 40% refund (less any materials fee).

Please note that 10% of every course’s registration fee is considered to be a non-refundable deposit in cases of withdrawal to cover administrative overhead. All refunds will be applied to the same credit card that was used for enrollment. No credits or transfers will be granted. Please contact for more information.

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