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My Iphoneography Workshop Experience with Harry and Teri

Victoria Porter April 19, 2012 iPhoneography 12 Comments

Having recently returned from a fantastic location workshop given by Teri Lou Dantzler (iPhoneography with Teri Lou) and Harry Sandler (iPhone-Antics with Harry Sandler) in Napa, California, I thought folks might like to know what a wonderful time it was. Teri Lou and Harry are wonderful teachers and make a great team teaching others from the benefit of their experience with both photography and iPhone/iPad apps. We also were shown some techniques for post processing our images for printing using Lightroom and Photoshop and each of us went home with one or two prints of our best image(s).

Some of the many highlights of the workshop included…

  1. Shooting at great locations that had been scouted before the workshop began.
  2. Staying at a clean, convenient location with an in-house restaurant where we could get freshly prepared hot meals for breakfast before our morning classroom sessions… and even dinner if we were too tired to go out for dinner.
  3. Dining at a couple of REALLY fine restaurants, Celadon in downtown Napa and Brix near where we finished our afternoon shoot.
  4. Socializing with interesting instructors and fellow photographers attending the workshop, both in the field and in the classroom, as well as over dinner and drinks and other shared meals.
  5. Did I mention shooting at great locations? Part of that experience included hands on instruction in using camera apps with which we were previously unfamiliar.
  6. A perfect mix of classroom instruction with shooting in the field.
  7. An opportunity (which I took advantage of) to do an early morning shoot with Teri Lou at one of the nearby locations where balloon rides over the Napa Valley were launched… one of my images from that shoot is included in this post.
  8. An experience that will not be forgotten… Check out upcoming location workshops with Harry and Teri Lou… You will not be disappointed should you decide to attend one, or more, of them!

The images below shot and processed using techniques learned in the Napa, CA location workshop. Tutorials explaining the post-processing techniques for the first two images are on my iPhone photography blog.

flowers at castello di amorosa

Flowers in the garden at Castello di Amorosa in Napa Valley. Taken with the native iPhone camera and post processed with Moku Hanga, Big Lens, Snapseed, Retouch and Impression.

sunset at McClure’s Beach

Sunset or not, image taken at McClure’s Beach in the Point Reyes National Seashore. SlowShutter cam with sunglasses in front of the lens and an 8 second exposure; post processed in Iris and signed with Impression (details on my blog).

balloons over Napa

Balloons over Napa, a composite created using elements of three different iPhone photos taken with the native iPhone camera in HDR mode. As soon as I can recall exactly what the process was, I will post it on my blog. I have to try to recreate it myself without the hand-holding I had in the workshop!

late afternoon light at McClure’s Beach

Late afternoon image taken at McClure’s Beach with Slow Shutter cam, 8 second exposure, heavily post processed using Filterstorm, Artista Haiku, Iris, Retouch, Snapseed and Impression. Techniques employed will be shared on my blog soon.

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Victoria Porter is an iphoneographer and blogger. She runs the site www.iphonephotopassion.blogspot.com

12 Comments

  1. Aruka April 19, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    Love the hot air balloon picture! Is Teri and Harry on creativelive?The workshop sounds real fun!

  2. Victoria Porter April 20, 2012 at 1:45 am

    To the best of my knowledge, neither Harry nor Teri Lou participate on creativelive. If I find out differently, I will post an update in this comment thread.

  3. Charlotte Tai April 20, 2012 at 1:33 pm

    it sounds like a great learning experience! I hope such events exist for Android photography…

    I really like the Balloon over Napa and McClure’s Beach =D

    • Renz Sammons April 23, 2012 at 1:20 am

      I agree with you, Charlotte! Since there are lots of Android phone users, there will be thousands of people who will be joining this workshop… like me.

  4. joice April 22, 2012 at 9:07 pm

    Yeah it sounds like a great workshop! I’d love to join too if only I live in that area! Wish you guys have online workshop.

    • Jeff Curry April 23, 2012 at 1:24 am

      Yes. Like a webinar. I want to join too.

      • Victoria Porter April 23, 2012 at 3:37 am

        For online workshops, check Teri Lou’s offerings at http://iphoneographywithterilou.blogspot.com – I’m in the midst of her second course, iCreativity, now and am thoroughly enjoying her guidance and the over-all learning experience.

        • Sakura Taga April 23, 2012 at 4:28 am

          Great! Thanks a lot, Victoria! I know I’ll learn a lot as well through Teri Lou’s workshops. I’m a newbie in this field but I believe soon I’ll become an expert like you.

  5. Sakura Taga April 23, 2012 at 4:21 am

    Thank you for sharing, Victoria. I can’t wait to learn more about iPhoneography. Do they conduct online seminars as well?

  6. Karl April 23, 2012 at 4:57 am

    I can’t wait till I can take this workshop myself – I have learned so much from just reading through this article already, I can’t even imagine what I will learn from the workshop itself!

  7. Carmen April 30, 2012 at 6:46 pm

    Thanks, Victoria. I think attending workshops is better than just reading and doing self study for iPhoneography. Sharing experience is the best way to learn

  8. Mel May 3, 2012 at 8:49 pm

    Thanks Victoria. I hope I can attend that workshop.

    Can’t wait for your next post. I really wanted to know how your processed the “balloon image”.

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