Aging is an Art Form: Cell Phone Photography 101 with Yoly Miller

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  • Tuesday, Aug 25, 2020 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Aug 18, 2020 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Aug 11, 2020 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Aug 4, 2020 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.

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Taking great pictures with your cellphone is not as easy or as intuitive as people make it seem. With a little knowledge of how the camera in your phone works, and mastering a few basic techniques, your cell phone photographs can go from okay shots to great photos you can share with others, show them off on Instagram, or have them printed and framed.

We will learn how your built-in grid lines help you shoot a well balanced photo, how setting your autofocus and adjusting your aperture gives you sharper pictures, when to use your flash, and how to shoot in color and black an white (for phones that support creative filters in-camera).

We will also discuss how to take advantage of natural lighting, using lead lines, symmetry, and use of creative perspectives to create one-of-a-kind shots. If time allows, we will also try out a few photo editing apps to take your creations to the next level.

Yoly Miller has been a multimedia journalist for seven years. She takes pictures and videos to accompany written news stories for publication. Cell phone photography is not only an integral part of her job, it's her main hobby. She likes to test the limits of her cell phone camera by using various editing techniques, and enjoys seeing the final products of her creative work on various social media platforms and in print.

No experience needed to participate, and class sizes are limited. Click here to register. Deadline to register is July 25, 2020

About Aging is an Art Form

Aging is an Art Form is an exciting new initiative that is helping to change the narrative about what it means to grow older. Our 60 and over population are some of our most vibrant and creative people in our communities, yet also at a higher risk for social isolation, especially in today's environment.

Aging is an Art Form will showcase just how active we can be as we age in a fun and engaging way.

Join our virtual classes and share your creations!

In August, local Summit County artists will be holding a FREE series of classes for adults 60+ and their caregivers. The hour-long classes will meet each week so you can watch your skills grow as you gain new knowledge and confidence from session to session. You have the option of sharing your newly created art with Summit ArtSpace during their September 5th virtual Akron Art Walk.