Join fine art photographer Sue Bloom in the lush gardens of Maine, using your iPhone to capture and create gallery-worthy images.

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Join fine art photographer, Sue Bloom, in the lush gardens of Maine, using your iPhone. Shed the heavy gear for the sleek camera phone in your pocket. Learn the techniques that can produce strong images that are gallery-worthy. We will explore the garden landscapes of Maine, from her native waterlilies to beautiful formal gardens. Discover curated apps to enhance your images. Learn how to shoot Raw files on your phone and organize and archive your digital work. We will investigate macro photography with your phone. Free yourself to truly capture the beauty of gardens without the burden of those heavy cameras and lenses. It is all about your “eye”, not expensive gear. Your phone is now a capable partner in your pursuit of recording the beauty and delight found in the garden.

Sunflower fields - By Susan Bloom

Farmhouse Garden - By Susan Bloom

Areas we will cover:

  • Composition
  • Mood and emotion of imagery
  • Camera Modes: Live, Portrait, RAW, Pano, Macro
  • Native Camera’s built-in editing 
  • Camera Apps
  • Editing Apps
  • Artistic & Filter Apps
  • Composite Apps
  • Black & White conversions
  • Film Grain and replicating film types
  • HDR on your iPhone
  • Multiple Exposures
  • Metadata knowledge
  • Floral & Thematic Still Lives
  • Downloading, Archiving, Data Rot avoidance, Cloud & storage options
  • What can be done in post-production?  Printing, books, transfers, and knowledge of substrate possibilities

Waterlillies for Maine - By Susan Bloom

What to bring

Bring your iPhone, charging cables, and storage device. Optional: Additional battery power, auxiliary lenses, and tripod suited for an iPhone.

Instructor Susan Bloom also offers an online iPhone in the Garden series.

All images copyright Susan Bloom.

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Instructor: Susan Bloom

Susan Ruddick Bloom is known for her fine art photography. She uses alternative photographic processes, digital manipulation and multi-media approaches. Sue is considered a pioneer in digital fine art photography and has been involved in making art on the computer since 1984. She holds a BFA and a MFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art. She was Professor and Chair of the Department of Art and Art History at McDaniel College, in Westminster, Maryland. She is now retired and is Professor Emerita. Sue’s book, Digital Collage and Painting, by Focal Press, has been translated into Chinese and Russian. This 608 page book is seen as the Bible for digital collage and painting manipulation and is used as a text in colleges with a digital fine art curriculum. It has gone into a revised and updated second edition. Sue is also the author of  Digital Painting in Photoshop.