San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Come learn how to take better photographs with your cellphone camera, or point and shoot camera, in a new course offered by the Desert Institute. Professional photographer Jim Smart, who has spent years capturing images in Joshua Tree National Park and the Mojave Preserve, and teaches photography as part of a newspaper writing course at CSUSB, will focus on basic approaches that have worked for photographers for more than 100 years. You will learn how to overcome the limitations of cellphone and other modern cameras, and produce better images as prints and for sharing on the Internet. Composition, the rule of thirds, exposure, and shutter speed will be discussed, as well as how to post process your images in your own devices. You will also see a demonstration of how to make a slide show with low-cost aps. This course will include a trip into the park and a walk about with Smart and over-the-shoulder counseling on how to improve your photography. We suggest that you purchase the Camera+ app prior to your arrival. This app may not be availble on all phones.
Download the course outline: The Best Camera Is The One That’s With You Fall 2014
Please review this pdf package that contains pertinent information about your class, the Joshua Tree National Park, camping reservations and lodging in the area around the park: enrollment attachments.