Jul 21, 2021 - Aug 11, 2021

Levels: Beginner, Intermediate,
Workshop Fee: $325
Class Size: 8 (Max)

NOTE: This Course will be held in a live, online format using the Zoom Platform.
Class meets Wednesdays 1-3pm ET for four weeks

The iPhone has become the camera of choice for many people with its’ availability, ease of use and its’ increased quality. It is the perfect tool to explore gardens.

This course will look into the innate abilities of the iPhone in the garden, as well as additional apps and tools.

We will look at the floral landscape, flowers in the context of a garden, and the posture or attitude of flower. What makes it compelling? We will explore macro photos and multiple exposures with your iPhone. We will make a floral still life and learn how to bring meaning to an arrangement of flowers. We will explore layering and collaging within your phone for a more personalized “feel” to your garden and flower photos.

You will learn about using the Portrait Mode to control your aperture and depth of field. Try mastering apps, like Snapseed, to enhance your photos. And we will learn what options are available for sharing and printing your imagery. What can you do with those images once you have captured and manipulated them?

The course will meet once a week for four weeks, using gardens local to you and Zoom live.

All images:  ©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.