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The Art of Phoneography
Free Photo Workshop at the Mark Twain Library Connecticut

The Art of Phoneography
Create better photographs with your smartphone
Read my blog post for more information

Saturday, March 16, 2019

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

The workshop is free of charge, but space is limited
and registration is required. Call the Library at
(203) 938-2545 or click here to register online.

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 art photographers like Edward Steichen who lived in Redding and will see examples from photography and painting.  The group will walk the 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 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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