Fall into Digital Photography with Your Smartphone
Leader Nancy Katz
Tuesday Course Period 2 11:10 am to 12:35 pm 5 Week Course, Art 4-5a, TU 2
September 25 October 23
Description We will review the composition basics of good photography and learn how to apply them to your smartphone. Composition techniques that all pros use include: rule of thirds, diagonal lines, shooting from a low angle and more. We will then spend one session discussing and shooting each of the following: Portraits, Reflections, Black and White and Macro using your smartphone editing tools and an editing app that you will download. We will always return to the composition basics. There will be homework assignments. You must know how to use the camera on your phone, as this will not be a class in teaching you how to use your smartphone camera. Rather, it will be a class where we will learn to see like a photographer and apply editing tools that will enhance the quality and beauty of your fall images. You can use any smartphone but must know how to operate it. The SGL will send links to websites with information on basic smartphone operations in her welcome letter. Always study your own cameras website and hints on your camera. A tripod would be helpful but not required. We will post and share our images through an online blog. At the end, the teacher will create a book of images that will be available for viewing at BOLLI.
Reading A list of readings will be provided the first day of class. Most important is reading your phones website and instructional materials, including any online videos. A visit to a museum with a photo collection is highly recommended but optional. A list of museums will be provided in class.
Preparation Time Average preparation time will be about an hour and a half.
Biography Nancy Katz, of ZaZaCreative Photography, holds a BA in Sociology from UMass, Amherst and a MEd from Western Maryland College. She studied landscape design at the New York Botanical Garden, Bronx, NY, and has taught darkroom photography and adult education film and digital photography in NJ and Boston. She has photographed extensively for newspapers and magazines and exhibited her photographs, including a series on the Jewish community of Cuba. She recently won first place in Photography in the 2018 Arts Affairs Show in Quincy. In 2017, she was a guest artist at the Apple Store on Boylston Street, Boston. She is currently a docent at The Vilna Shul, Boston Center for Jewish Culture in Boston, MA. www.zazaphoto.co