I am extremely excited to announce that registration for The Phone Photography Project is open now! Why am I so excited? Because I have spent the better part of the last year dreaming up this class, researching for it, and testing/learning apps to prepare—and the better part of the last four months actively developing it. I got to invite some wildly amazing contributors (31, to be specific—I'm #32) to take part. Their perspectives and creative approaches to using their phones for photgraphy prove something I believe very strongly: a phone camera is not just a gadget. It is a real tool for art and photography and blogging and memory keeping, and it's a lot more powerful than people realize.
Hahahaha. Just in case there was any question about the extent of my research... Orange part: photos. Green part = apps. The yellow part mostly consists of a lot of photos currently living inside apps. It's a little app-heavy inside my phone these days : )Some details:
The Phone Photography Project
32 days of Android + iPhone photo challenges, daily inspiration, and app reviews
Need summer photo ideas or help improving your iPhone photography? Spend this July taking amazing photos with your iPhone or Android camera in The Phone Photography Project.
In this month-long workshop, you'll learn to take better photos with the camera you always have with you as you document your summer adventures—with help from 32 incredible instructors. On top of daily smartphone photography challenges, you'll also enjoy:
• dozens of tips and tricks from the pros for taking better photos with your mobile-phone camera
• a handbook of 60+ photography app reviews for iPhone and Android, so you know which are worth your time and money*
• dozens of project ideas for getting photos off your device and into your world
• interaction with 32 experienced iPhoneographers and Androidographers, and hundreds of fellow students in a private classroom and on Instagram
• giveaways, contests, discounts, bonus downloads, and fun fun fun!
*Note: Many of the reviewed apps are available free in the App Store and Google Play, while the rest average about $1.99 each. App purchases are not required for participation in the class.
Another reason to be excited: Despite our complete lack of knowledge about making a video, Bridget and I started our own production company in March and worked very hard to put together this:
That last frame in case you missed it:
She really was instrumental as a production assistant—and she was pretty proud of herself when the whole thing was finished, because I told her lots of people would be watching. (Hint hint—watch it!)
The workshop is being offered at an introductory price of $39 right now; the price will go back up in a few weeks. Overachiever that I am, I've been working tirelessly to make sure there is a TON of content, so you feel like you got a great deal. Trust me when I say: you will feel like you got a great deal : ) You don't have to be a scrapbooker to get a whole lot out of the content, either—in fact, there's really only a sliver of actual scrapbook-related jabber and a good chunk of other creative and crafty fun. Bottom line: if you have a smartphone, you are going to be amazed at how fun the world of phone photography really is!
Go check it out. You know I'm a huge believer in the value of a good project, and this one is going to be amazing!