i Phone Workshop

464 Hargrave St.

A while ago, I blogged about the virtues of cell phone camera technology. Not exactly waning in popularity I am very pleased to tell you that Alexandra Morrison is hosting two workshops devoted to iphone photography. For those of you who don’t know, Alexandra won Manitoba Photographic Artist of the year (as awarded by the Professional Photographers Associated of Canada – Manitoba chapter, PPOC-MB) based on a submission using her iPhone.

Alexandra is talented and bursting with an energy I can only dream of having so I know these workshops will be fun and will help you make the most of your skills with the technology on hand!

The Entry level class will be an intense 1-day workshop where you will learn how to capture, use apps for tweaking, sharpening, and fixing and obviously, a tour of all the fun apps that you can use to make your images truly unique!

The Professional level class will be an intense 1-day workshop that will give you insight on capturing and tweaking using apps but will include a more in-depth exploration of how she makes her images award winning and…..how to use layers with your iPhone!

The best part is,  there will be two draws for $25 gift certificates with The Lab Works. If that’s not inspiration enough to sign up, I don’t know what is!

Space is limited so if you are keen, sign up soon.  Visit her website: www.nature-photography-central.com for dates and spaces available.

Happy Shooting!

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What’s hot? Smart phones that take outlandishly great pictures! Old is new and new is old as smart phone apps like Instagram are becoming the “new vintage”. However, in this brave new world the question is begged, “how to accommodate the medium of analogue photography in the digital realm?”.  Artist Susan Dobson sees an “evolving dialogue between these two worlds in which her search is for ‘a place where you can employ new technologies while still acknowledging a material past’” (Border Crossings 119.3.30 (2011):89. Print.) While the beauty of apps and the instant pleasure of image taking is irresistible, can we take it farther than a 1 second viewing with friends on social media platforms? What about considering these images as printable art? Can we bridge the gap between worlds and suspend the history we make? Yes. iphones creates a 14.5mb file when uncompressed. BlackBerry 9mb. ipods, a little over 1mb. However, easily create frame worthy prints and canvas mounted wall prints with larger files. We’ve shown what we’ve done with images using an Instagram image from ipod. These files comfortably to 5×5″ without resolution loss.

14.5 MB file from Apple iphone







The Indian Ocean off the coast of Bali


"Film Strip" ipod images courtesy of Gil Ragot of The Lab Works.

Each image size is 5×5″. Total artwork sized approx 22×5.5″