Saturday, March 16
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Want to shoot better smartphone photos? The Art of Phoneography with Xiomáro (See-oh-MAH-ro) will provide tips and tools for creating dynamic artistic images. Seeing and creating a photograph is different than taking a snapshot. Participants will learn the basic principals used by art photographers — like Edward Steichen who lived in Redding — and will see examples from photography and painting. The group will walk the grounds to rediscover the beauty of light and color. The aim is to have fun experimenting while minimizing the technical know-how that often hinders creativity.
Participants need only bring their fully-charged smartphone (any brand is fine) or camera with plenty of available storage space for the new photos that will be created. Point-and-shoot cameras and professional DSLRs are welcome, but the workshop is designed for the “best” camera – the smartphone that is always in one’s pocket. A portable USB phone charger or spare battery is helpful. Comfortable walking shoes or boots are suggested along with some snacks.
Xiomáro is a nationally recognized artist, curator and speaker from New York specializing in photographing National Park sites to raise awareness of their history, culture and natural beauty. At present, Xio is a Visiting Artist at Weir Farm and is authoring the book Weir Farm National Historic Site, which features his photographs of this national park. The book will be released by Arcadia Publishing.
Registration is full for this event.