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The Art of Phoneography
     
As reported and announced on WPKN Radio, News 12, Broadway World and many other news outlets
     
     

Workshops 2019

Want to take better smartphone photos?  The Art of Phoneography will show you how to create dynamic, artistic images.  Point-and-shoot cameras and professional DSLRs are welcome, but the workshops are designed for the "best" camera - the smartphone that is always in one's pocket.  

Seeing and creating a photograph is different than looking and taking a snapshot.  Participants will learn the same basic principles used by Xiomaro to create the artistic images in his book Weir Farm National Historic Site (Arcadia Publishing).  The aim is to have fun experimenting while minimizing the technical know-how that often hinders creativity.

Participants need only bring their fully-charged smartphone (any brand is fine) or camera with plenty of available storage space for the new photos that will be created.  A portable USB phone charger or spare battery is helpful.  Comfortable walking shoes or boots are suggested along with some snacks and sunscreen.

For more info, read this press release from one of my recent workshops.

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Click here to get notified of new workshops.

 

Academy for Design
Morristown National Historical Park
586 Tempe Wick Road, Morristown, New Jersey  07960

Park's website | Directions

Monday, November 18, 2019 | 9:30 am to 1:30 pm
Photowalk: exclusive tour of Jockey Hollow

Throughout the Revolutionary War, Jockey Hollow was used by George Washington's Continental Army as its main winter encampment. By 1780, the soldiers had built about 1,200 log huts.  Each of the small unheated huts lacked running water, measured 14' x 16' x 6.5' (high), and housed 12 men.

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Weir Farm National Historic Site
735 Nod Hill Road, Wilton, Connecticut 06897

Weir Farm's website | Directions | Workshop Photos

Sunday, October 27, 2019 | 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
Photowalk: orange sugar maples and other autumn foliage


Sunday, September 29, 2019 | 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
Photowalk: the woods and Weir Pond


Saturday, July 6, 2019 | 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
Photowalk: historical buildings, gardens, and landscape

Saturday, May 26, 2019 | 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
Photowalk: historical buildings, gardens, and landscape

The workshop is free, but space is limited
Register with the park at (203) 834-1896 ext. 28

Weir Farm National Historic Site is Connecticut's first national park and the only one in America dedicated to painting.  The park commemorates the life and work of Julian Alden Weir (1852–1919), a leading innovator of American Impressionist painting. The farm's landscape inspired countless masterpieces created by Weir, his famous painter-friends, two subsequent generations of artist-owners, and contemporary artists who continue to create at the park.  In 2020, this iconic site will be featured on the U.S. quarter. 

   

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Morristown National Historical Park
30 Washington Place, Morristown, New Jersey  07960

Park's website | Directions | Workshop Photos

Saturday, October 5, 2019 | 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Photowalk: exclusive tour of George Washington's Headquarters

Saturday, August 3, 2019 | 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Photowalk: exclusive tour of George Washington's Headquarters

The workshop is free, but space is limited
Register with the park at (973) 539-2016 ext. 204 (Jude Pfister)

The Ford Mansion was George Washington's military headquarters during the winter encampment of 1779-80.  He spent several months there, joined by his wife Martha, his aide, Alexander Hamilton, other assistants and servants, and visitors such as Marquis de Lafayette, Philip Schuyler, and Benedict Arnold.  That winter was one of the harshest on record.  With more than 20 snowstorms, it was described by a soldier as “cold enough to cut a man in two.”  It is one of the key Revolutionary War sites in Morristown that comprise the nation’s first National Historical Park.

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Mark Twain Library
439 Redding Road, West Redding, Connecticut 06896
Directions | Library's website

Saturday, March 16, 2019
Photowalk: the library grounds, architecture, woods, and Moffitts Brook

The workshop is free, but space is limited
Register with the library at (203) 938-2545
or
click here to register online

The Mark Twain Library was founded in 1908 by the most popular American author of the time, Samuel Clemens best known as Mark Twain.  No other library in the world can claim this unique distinction.  Over the years, the original building has expanded in size and continues to serve as a center for intellectual, educational, social and cultural enrichment.

     
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