Smartphone Photography

August 21 - August 22, 2021

Smartphone Photography


Details Fee Breakdown:
Tuition: $200
Material Fee: $25

Come learn how to use the powerful camera you already have in your pocket to its full potential. We will go over photographic principles like color, composition, and lighting, and how to make print worthy photographs from your phone. After making images, you will learn how to use various smartphone applications to edit photographs, and then print the images on professional papers. We will be exploring many areas of the beautiful Peters Valley campus, using tripods and clip on lenses to make creative compositions. You will leave with a better understanding of how photography works and how you can use your phone to make art.

*This workshop runs from 9:00am-4:00pm each day.

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: Ages 13-17, Youth



Ailsa Stevenson

Ailsa Stevenson is originally from Southern New Jersey. She lived in Chicago for 4 years earning her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where she studied photography and fine metals. After graduation in 2015, Ailsa moved back east and currently teaches art at Moorestown Friends School to students from 6th-12th grade in subjects such as photography, printmaking, fashion sewing, and jewelry design. She is currently working towards her Masters in Art Education from Boston University. In the summer of 2016, Ailsa first came to Peters Valley as the Youth Art Fellow and thoroughly enjoyed her time there.