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The Art of Phoneography
Smartphone Photography Workshop

The Art of Phoneography
Create better photographs with your smartphone

All classes are from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Saturday, June 16, 2018
Saturday, July 7, 2018
Sunday, September 23, 2018
Sunday, October 7, 2018

Weir Farm National Historic Site
735 Nod Hill Road, Wilton, Connecticut 06897
Directions | Weir Farm's website | Xiomaro's press release
Video | June Workshop Photos | July Workshop Photos
September Workshop Photos | October Workshop Photos

The workshop is free of charge, but space is limited
and registration is required by calling Weir Farm at
(203) 834-1896 ext. 28

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.


Want to take better smartphone photos?  The Art of Phoneography provides tips and tools for creating dynamic, artistic images.  Point-and-shoot cameras and professional DSLRs are welcome, but the workshop is 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 basic principles used by artists like Julian Alden Weir and will see examples from photography and painting.  The group will walk the park grounds to rediscover the beauty of light and color.  The aim is to have fun experimenting while minimizing the technical know-how that often hinders creativity.


The landscape at Weir Farm, a national park for the arts, has inspired the creation of world-renowned masterpieces for 137 years.  Xiomáro (“SEE-oh-MAH-ro”), the park’s Visiting Artist has been covered by The New York TimesCBS Eyewitness News, and News 12.  His photography has been exhibited at Harvard University and can be seen at Congressman Jim Himes’ Bridgeport and Stamford offices.  Next year, Arcadia Publishing is releasing Xio’s photo book, Weir Farm National Historic Site.

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