Learn to use your smartphone for photography in outdoor locations.
The Open Road is a favorite Common Ground class offered for many years with veteran photojournalist, fine art photographer, and author Phil Grout. It’s a chance to explore the Carroll County countryside and learn new photographic techniques using a smartphone, whether it be an iPhone or Android device. The class will venture to historic sites as well as the ever-present bucolic and colorful scenes throughout the county.
Students will learn how to better visualize a particular photo and use the basics of composition, graphic impact, storytelling potential, and unique vision. Students will share their photos privately with fellow students and Phil through a private Facebook group. Students are required to maintain a Facebook account, at least during the week of class. Photos will also be shared during a final group exhibition presented to the greater Common Ground community.
NOTE: This is not a Photoshop course; this course is for smartphones only – no exceptions.
Students are required to have the app Snapseed installed on their phone. The app is free and suitable for iPhone or Android devices. Students are also requested to have an active Facebook account which will be used to privately share photos with classmates and Phil through a secret FB group. Students will need cash for printing images.
NOTE: Students are strongly encouraged to wear long pants and “substantial” footwear for working in “rough” locations.
Limit 8 students, ages 16 and up.