Capturing A Moment In Time
Monday, April 22, 2019 - 6:30 PM
Cecil County Arts Council - 135 East Main Street - Elkton, MD 21921
Photographer: John Dixon with Cecil County Arts Council
Elkton Central Branch Library - 301 Newark Avenue, Elkton, MD 21921
Photographer Suggestions
Most important breath normally, don’t hold your breath.
Learn the ins and outs of your phone. Don’t fear the manual or online tutorial.
Keep sun at your back, let sun or natural light source light face of your subject.
When using flash back away and zoom into your subject so flash does not create hot spot on subject.
If hands are not steady, use a tripod with a mount to hold your cell phone, tablet, or camera.
Learn to use manual features of phone if your model has this capability.
Image above cell phone samples, I took as a example of what can be done with a cell phone!

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Capturing A Moment In Time
Monday, April 22, 2019
6:30 PM
Cecil County Arts Council
135 East Main Street
Elkton, MD 21921
​410-392-5740
Photographer: John Dixon with Cecil County Arts Council

Elkton Central Branch Library
301 Newark Avenue,
Elkton, MD 21921
Photographer Suggestions
Most important breath normally, don’t hold your breath.
Learn the ins and outs of your phone. Don’t fear the manual or online tutorial.
Keep sun at your back, let sun or natural light source light face of your subject.
When using flash back away and zoom into your subject so flash does not create hot spot on subject.
If hands are not steady, use a tripod with a mount to hold your cell phone, tablet, or camera.
Learn to use manual features of phone if your model has this capability.
iPhone Photography School
These tips were taken from iPhone Photography School but will apply to your Android, Microsoft, Pixel, Etc.
12 Mobile Photography Tips Every Photographer Should Know
1. Clean The Lens For Crystal Clear Photos
2. Set The Focus To Ensure Your Subject Is Always Sharp
3. Adjust Exposure For Perfect Brightness Levels
4. Use HDR For Evenly-Lit Photos With Amazing Detail
5. Shoot In Portrait Mode To Create Gorgeous Blurred Backgrounds
6. Activate Burst Mode For Incredible Action Shots
7. Only Zoom In With The iPhone’s Telephoto Lens
8. Keep Your Camera Steady For Sharp, Shake-Free Shots
9. Use The Rule Of Thirds To Compose Beautiful Mobile Photos
10. Use Leading Lines For Powerful Images With Incredible Depth
11. Experiment With Different Perspectives For More Unique Images
12. Simplify Your Compositions For The Most Striking Shots
Expert Photography.com
10 Best Smartphone Photo Editing Apps | For iPhone and Android
1. Lightroom CC (Photographers Choice)
Adobe Lightroom CC is one of, if not the best mobile apps for editing out there. Not only is it free, it also hooks up to your Lightroom on your desktop computer.
You can almost do as much as you can on the desktop version. Exposure, white balance and detailed settings are easy to find and change.

2. Adobe Photoshop Express (Photographers Choice)
Adobe is groundbreaking in its photographic editing software. The mobile and smartphone editions are just as powerful in editing your images.
Photoshop Express offers all the basic editing tools you’d expect. Rotate and crop as standard, selections of smart filters also a wide variety of borders and artistic effects.
All of these can be adjusted using simple sliders.
The app is available both for iPhone and Android, and you can find it in the iTunes app store and the Google Play store.
3. VSCO Cam
Whereas Instagram is good for basic photo editing, VSCO is the more advanced version.
Not only do you have plenty of editing options, including exposure, contrast and temperature correction, but you also have access to an alignment tool.
This is perfect for those perspective problems creating distortion.
Filters and presets are the way to go, offering you enough to get by. They can be tweaked for a personal touch.
VSCO also has a readily available community, making you feel part of something much bigger.
4. Snapseed
Snapseed is a fantastic photo editor, putting even some of the desktop software a run for their money.
A free app, offering you the usual cropping and rotation tools, it also features that allow you to modify the depth of field, perspective, curves and brightness.
Expand is one of Snapseed’s most interesting tools. It calculates what the area surrounding the subject looks like, using this data to make the canvas larger. Snappy!
5. Carbon
For all those photographers who look to creating black and white content, look no further. Your camera automatically captures in color, so what to do when you want something a little more artistic?
Carbon is the ultimate B&W tool. Developed in partnership with photographers, this app presents you with stunning monochrome filters. They aim to take your work to the next level.
6. Afterlight 2
The Afterlight 2, unlike the other photo editor apps, offers newly updated content each month. No new subscription fees on top of the one-off payment.
It has regular, everyday options, such as crop, brightness, and exposure. it also has more in-depth tools like Curves, Selective Hue/Saturation, Clarify and Tone.
Filters can be created, used and further edited to help with batch processing, making a seamless and speedy workflow option.
7. Darkroom
Darkroom is a multi-app workflow solution. Discover the most well-designed, integrated, and powerful editing app for iOS. It doesn’t utilize any other the fancy, fake things that some editor apps offer.
Darkroom is all about the necessary areas that photographers need to concentrate on when editing.
It has a dedicated library, allows RAW and large camera support and allows batch editing. A work horse of an app that will ensure better images today.
8. TouchRetouch
This app has a very specific niche. It allows you to remove unwanted elements from your images. They could be people, street signs and power lines.
All the fixes come via a one-touch solution, getting you sharing those images faster than you can say ‘gone’.
9. Film Born
Breaking away from the digital world isn’t easy. Some of us fight against it by using analogue film cameras. Others search for a way to obtain something more realistic but don’t have access to cameras and films of former times.
Film Born is an app letting you recreate and re-imagine your captures as if they were taken on specific film stock. By controlling the white balance and exposure, you apply presets that immediately give your shots a cult status.
It is an image editor, allowing batch editing and highlight clipping, among many other features.
10. Enlight
There are many apps to choose from when it comes to editing your photographs. But why use many when you can just use one?
Enlight aims to make them all obsolete by offering a range of features, wider than the Nile.
Once you get past the annoying tutorial pop-ups, the workflow becomes fluid. It has all of the bells and whistles of any normal photo editing apps, yet its magic is in the creative areas.
You can blend  images,  ad d text, and many more things. They are all easy to use too. Try it out.
Cell Phone Tripod Mount Examples (Item & Prices B&H Photography)
RetiCAM Smartphone Tripod Mount with XL Conversion Kit
B&H # RECSTM01C MFR # RC-STM01-C
$19.95
Joby GripTight PRO Smartphone Mount
B&H # JOJB01389 MFR # JB01389
$27.36
Lume Cube Smartphone Clip
B&H # LULCPC11 MFR # LC-PC11
$19.00
Square Jellyfish Jelly Grip Tripod Mount for Smartphones
B&H # SQJLYGRTM15 MFR # JLYGRTM15
$12.95
Tablet Tripod Mount Examples (Item & Prices B&H Photography)
K&M 19790 iPad/Tablet Holder (5/8" Thread)
B&H # KM19790B MFR # 19790-516-55
$43.81
Square Jellyfish Tablet Tripod Mount
B&H # SQMNTBLTRP80 MFR # MNTBLTRP80
$12.99
The Joy Factory MMA201 MagConnect Tripod/Mic Stand Mount for iPad Air/9.7" 2017 iPad
B&H # JOMMA201 MFR # MMA201
$89.95​​​​​​​
Matthews Universal Tablet Mount - Basic Kit
B&H # MAUTMB MFR # 350620
$67.51

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