Great iPhone Photography – Editing and Enhancement

Date/Time: Saturday, April 21, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Debra Dresler
This comprehensive iPad and iPhone class will make your iPhone/iPad photographs look professional and also give you skills and experience using the editing app, Snapseed. This is the “go to” app for most photographers. This class will teach you better exposure, focus, composition, tricks and tips of the iPhone, organizing photos and wireless printing. We will cover resolution vs. compression, back ups, jpgs, and tiff. We will also look at the 25 best editing and camera apps, places to show your photos and websites to sell your work, and where to print your treasures on clothing, canvas, glass, bags and more. There will be a resource list for tripods and additional lenses. Basic knowledge of the operation of your device is necessary, but no photography experience needed. Just bring your iPhone or iPad with Snapseed app downloaded onto your device. A fine clear tip stylus is nice, but not required. Amazon has one called a Meko stylus.

In Part II, (afternoon session) you will learn to use the app Snapseed. (Free from the App store) This great all-purpose app will give you all its editing and enhancing features, including tuning an image, adding a vignette, applying effects, borders, double exposures, frames, filters, cropping and dramatic black and white photography. Learn about the healing tool, cloning, curves, white balance and sharpening. Snapseed also has facial portrait enhancing, adding text, and white balance and sharpening. Time and weather permitting, we will take pictures outside to practice our skills in the studio. IOS Apple only. Sorry no Android, Galaxy etc. Bring a lunch.

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Photographing Your Work

Date/Time: Call WBCA to schedule
Tuition: $30 per person for 30 minutes
Lars Samuelsson
Get your work professionally photographed by WBCA instructor and professional photographer Lars Samuelsson.  Lars will also teach you tips and tricks on how to best present your piece digitally. This service is useful for art show submissions, posting on social media, and more! Bring one work to photograph.  If you wish to have more than one piece photographed, there is a $5 fee per each additional piece.

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Photographic Technique & Critique

Date/Time: Tuesday, May 8, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Robert Cuerden & David Parker
This course will be an open discussion and critique of photographic skills and technology. Join Robert and David, along with an invited professional photographer, for a session of critique and review of their compositions. Time permitting, there will be an opportunity to do a photo walkabout at the art center and a critique of those images. Be prepared to complete assignments for following sessions. You are encouraged to bring a selection of up to 3 images (digital or prints), which will be reviewed by the instructors and class members in an open critique. Please email questions and/or requests to the instructors at and

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Intro to Photo Editing using Snapseed

Date/Time: Monday, May 14, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Lars Samuelsson
In today’s digital world with convenient access to a camera, making a photograph has become easier than ever. Despite this, a lot of images could go from being good to great by applying some basic image editing. In this class we will take a closer look at a free application called Snapseed, one of the most popular and effective imaging apps available today. Whether you want to perform basic image enhancement or become more creative with your editing, Snapseed is a great tool to improve your photography. After this class you will be able to use adjustment tools such as crop, white balance, contrast and saturation to greatly enhance your images, and image editing will be a natural part of taking pictures. This class will be taught for iPhone users.

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App Sampler – Beginning Painterly Photography

Date/Time: Saturday, May 12, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Debra Dresler
Get ready to unlock your creativity with painterly apps on your iPhone or iPad. In this beginning class, we will use 5 apps that paint your photos digitally. Very easy, mostly automatically with filters, and your fingers or stylus. No painting experience needed! Transform your photographs into stunning painterly pictures before your eyes. Watercolor, oil, impressionistic and wild modern looks too. Bring your Apple device with these apps downloaded from the App store: Brushstroke, Paint can, Glaze, AquarellaHD, and Prisma. IOS (Apple) only. Sorry, no Android, Galaxy, etc.

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Douglas Beasley

Douglas Beasley’s personal vision explores the spiritual aspects of people and place. His photography is concerned with how spirit is recognized and expressed in everyday life.

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