Dan Burkholder: iPhone & iPad Artistry

Carnegie Building Rotunda Room
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Thursday-Saturday from 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Grade Range
Adult - Adult
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Art Area
Visual Arts

Hiding within your iPhone is one of the most inspiring, capable, and fun imaging systems available. More than just a snapshot device, the iPhone is a powerful creative tool: a camera, darkroom, and visual research laboratory that allow you to capture and process images in the field, all with unprecedented color, depth, and texture. It excels at assignments that in the old days could have only been tackled by a heavy DSLR.

Uncover the capabilities of your iPhone with the help of Dan Burkholder, one of the leading experts in “iPhoneography.” Learn to employ layering and masking methods that refine the look and feel of our images; explore advanced editing techniques; discover exciting and affordable printing options, including how to create a book in under two minutes; and gain the know-how to finally turn old prints into shareable memories.

Enjoy a lightweight, modern approach to image making with photo critiques and lessons all based on iPhones and iPads. Leave your laptop at home and spend your time making photos and memories rather than working in Photoshop and Lightroom. Discover the joy of editing during lunch on your iPhone or in the middle of the night on your iPad. Photograph and process the modern, compact and lightweight way — a dream for the travel photographer!

Surrounded by the beauty of Little Traverse Bay area, participants will discover how to take full advantage of the iPhone's handheld genius, while recognizing when specific tasks require a larger camera.

Whether you're interested in capturing straight images or creating more painterly effects, you leave with an extensive toolkit of innovative visual techniques that simultaneously elevate your iPhone imagery and steer it in directions that mirror your unique vision.

Class Agenda 

Thursday, July 26, 2018

We start the workshop by discussing the best way to capture photos on our iPhones and iPads:
Using Apple’s Camera App

  • The Good News (what the app does well)
  • The Bad News (where the camera app lets us down)

Shooting App Alternatives (for results even better than Apple’s camera app)

Creating Panoramas on your iPhone/iPad

  • Learn how to best use Apple’s Camera app and other panorama methods
  • Learn which apps are best for low-light panoramas

We get a good iPhone/iPad footing by covering some important housekeeping issues in the afternoon.
Organizing and Synching your iOS Photos

  • Organizing your home screen apps
  • Easily group and move apps from screen to screen
  • Synching your Photos to your other iOS devices and computer
  • Using other cloud-based storage options
  • HDR (High Dynamic Range)

Discover the power of HDR capture on your iPhone for richer tonality from shadows to mid-tones to highlights.

  • Which HDR methods are best? 
  • Which are easiest to use?

We’ll enjoy a short outdoor fieldtrip in the afternoon, during which students can practice their new shooting techniques

Friday, July 27

Friday will be out big “learn how to edit photos on your iPhone or iPad” day. 
Editing on your iPhone/iPad

  • Which apps are best for correcting color, contrast and retouching?
  • Develop your own, personal approach to editing your photos
  • Bokeh Explorations (discover ways to blur your backgrounds to emphasize your subject)

Friday afternoon finds us diving into the exciting world of stylizing our photos.
From grunge to textures to vignettes to borders, we’ll cover fun and beautiful approaches for adding character to your photos 

  • Learn a solid corps of apps that let you control the look and feel of your iPhone captures
  • Develop a workflow that complements your personal aesthetic

(If time permits, we’ll enjoy a Friday afternoon fieldtrip to again practice our newly discovered ways to shoot, edit and stylize our photos.)

Saturday, July 28

Image Composites and Layers on your iPhone or iPad

  • Discover layering techniques from the simple to the geeky. Fear not, there will be an approach that works for you!

Output Options for your iPhone and iPad Photos

  • Creating hardcover books of your photos
  • Building and publishing websites of your photos
  • Preparing your iPhone/iPad photos for printing
    • A reality-based primer to color management
    • iPhone/iPad specific image preparation tips

Dan Burkholder

Cancellation & Class Policies

Cancellation Policy for Multi-Day Workshops

Crooked Tree Arts Center reserves the right to cancel any multi-day, sequential-day workshop that does not meet its minimum student enrollment 30 days prior to the first workshop session.  If a workshop is cancelled by CTAC for lack of enrollment, CTAC will offer a full refund to the student in the manner in which tuition was paid. (Cash payments will be refunded by check.)

Student Withdrawal
Requests for cancellation by the student at least sixty (60) days prior to the first day of the workshop will be honored (minus a $20 processing fee).  Requests for cancellation by the student between thirty (30) and fifty-nine (59) days prior to the first day of the workshop will receive a 50% tuition refund . NO REFUNDS will be given for a student cancellation made less than thirty (30) days prior to the first day of the workshop.