Creative Cell Phone Photography Techniques

March 12

Creative Cell Phone Photography Techniques


Details Fee Breakdown:
Tuition: $90

Sunday, March 12 ~ 11:00am-2:00pm EST

Whether you have an iPhone or an Android, in this stress-free workshop, you will learn how to create stunning photographs and benefit from the immediacy of this powerful tool. Have fun creating impressive images by using great composition and lighting along with the recommended apps to enhance your photos. See how quick and easy it is to create libraries and albums from this informative and interactive lecture. Discover the value of using your phone as a sketchbook or simple documentation device. A critique session will be included along with step-by-step instructions and a comprehensive handout. Develop new skills and confidence to create impressive photographs with the “best” camera you have—the one that is always with you.

This class will be conducted live on Zoom. Participants will receive an email from Peters Valley at least 48 hours prior that includes a link and a password. Only registered participants will be admitted.

Level: Beginner and Beyond
Workshop Levels

Definitions of Skill Levels for Workshops

  • Beginner and Beyond: Introductory level course that presents basic knowledge of tools, materials and techniques and is geared towards first timers or those who want to improve and expand their technique. It takes time to build skills.
  • Advanced Beginner and Beyond: Instruction that assumes some familiarity with tools, materials and equipment. Includes reviews and builds on basic skill sets, allows for those with more experience to work at their own pace. Further development of fundamentals, participants have had at least one class or equivalent with professional instruction.
  • Intermediate: Course content that assumes a working knowledge of basic studio tools, materials and equipment necessary to accomplish the projects and techniques to be explored. Participants feel comfortable in the studio setting.
  • Intermediate to Advanced: Course content that requires a proficient working knowledge of studio tools, materials and equipment necessary to accomplish the projects and techniques to be explored in class.
  • Advanced: Assumes proficiency and advanced working knowledge of materials and studio tools and equipment so that the focus is on artistic narrative and/or technical development.
Ages: Adult


Registration for this workshop has been closed.


Nancy J. Ori

Nancy J. Ori obtained a BA degree in Fine Arts from Elmira College, Elmira, NY and an MS degree in Visual Communications from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY.   She worked for 25 years for Ciba-Geigy Pharmaceuticals and Novartis Pharmaceuticals as their in-house corporate photographer and manager of Video and Photography Services for Novartis Pharmaceuticals. Ori is now the owner of New Jersey Media Center, LLC in Berkeley Heights, New Jersey where she continues to do product, portrait, and food photography.  She also enjoys teaching photography globally as well as exhibiting her fine art photographs.  Nancy was taught by Ansel Adams and then affiliated for many years with the Ansel Adams Workshop in California. She is currently on the faculty of several museums and teaches privately. In 1995, she founded the New Jersey Photography Forum, which over the years under Ori’s direction, has become the largest and most recognized group of fine art exhibiting photographers in the state. Ori’s work has been widely collected and exhibited in museums & galleries throughout the globe & has been chosen to participate in numerous grant projects and fine art exhibits. Her work is in numerous permanent museum collections including the Museum of Modern Art in NYC. Along with exhibiting her own work, Ori has curated and juried hundreds of exhibits for a wide variety of venues internationally.

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