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Have you ever looked through a glossy magazine and thought to yourself, “I wish I could take photos like that?” Well, you can! With your smartphone! The technology behind smartphone cameras has advanced to the point that professional photographers often use them to produce the photos in publications you admire. Despite these advancements, many people continue to be disappointed in their own smartphone photography. That’s where instructor and professional photographer, Allen Moore, can help!

This course is designed to give you the knowledge to produce pro-level photos with your smartphone. In the first session, we’ll focus on image capturing and in the second session, we’ll introduce you to basic editing you can do to bring out the best in every photo you take. You’ll leave with a variety of professional quality photos you took in the Garden, no costly camera equipment needed! All you’ll need is a smartphone equipped with a camera.

All programs are subject to change.

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Register Member $41

Register Non-Member $50

Monday, November 6, 2023 - Wednesday, November 8, 2023
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Allen Moore

This course meets on two separate days:

  • Monday, November 6 from 10 am – 12 pm
  • Wednesday, November 8 from 10 am – 11:30 am

Each student should bring their smartphone to each session. It does not matter whether it is iPhone (IOS) or Android, nor does the OS level matter. Participants should wear comfortable shoes and come dressed for the weather and walking in the Garden.

About the instructor

Allen Moore is a commercial photographer with over 50 years of experience in the medium. He has taught photography for over 10 years and has had work featured in a number of publications. Since discovering the capability of smartphones to produce outstanding professional work, he has included the smartphone as a valuable tool in photography education.