The iPhone offers complete creative freedom. It is easy, accessible, and allows you to capture the moment anywhere, any time, any place. People say, “The best camera is the one you have with you.” We pull our iPhones out of pockets and purses to take family portraits, capture travels, and document life on the street. For travelers to and residents of Oaxaca, you can improve the quality of your iPhone photos as you capture Oaxaca life and instantly share them with family and friends. For beginners and beyond! A destination workshop experience.
A series of 2-Day Workshops, Wednesday and Thursday, 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Choose your dates!
- November 7 and 8
- December 5 and 6
- January 9 and 10
- February 6 and 7
- March 6 and 7
For two days, you will work with noted lifestyle and commercial photographer Jan Sonnenmair who will teach you how to use your iPhone to its full potential. With her help, you will learn to take creative, impressive images. You will learn about light shutter speed, saturation, exposure, point of focus, and which Apps will get you the best results.
All photos in this post are by Jan on her iPhone! You can get similar quality, too.
You will learn how to easily edit, save and share photos with friends, family and the world. During the two daily learning sessions, demonstrations, and field assignments, you’ll practice what you’ve learned about composition, background, macro photography, depth of field, panorama and how to make the best use of negative space. By the end of the two days, you will be using your iPhone for much more than you ever thought possible.
We want you to have fun, experiment, and learn, while you explore Oaxaca and look for the details that capture your eye and attention. Our course is designed to be simple and not overwhelming!
The workshop is limited to 10 participants. We welcome children age 10 and older when accompanied by an adult.
About Jan Sonnenmair, Your Workshop Leader
Jan is a lifestyle and commercial photographer from Portland, Oregon who is known for creating stories with her images. This year she is on sabbatical, living in Oaxaca with her 10-year old son. She was selected to be included in the Communication Arts 2009 Photography Annual. Her clients have included TIME magazine, Newsweek, National Geographic Travelers, Oregon State University, and Sports Illustrated. Her work has focused on family life, education, health care and environmental issues. Her first job was with the Dallas Morning News and she spent four years covering a story about children with AIDS for which she won a World Press special award. Jan’s iPhone photos in Oaxaca capture the visual stories that inspire and stir us.
Workshop Fee: $238 per person, includes instruction, review and feedback sessions.
What you should bring:
- Your iPhone
- Your Charger
- Your Password
- Your Enthusiasm
- A notebook and pen
- Wide-brim hat and sunscreen
- Please wear comfortable clothing and walking shoes
How to Register: Tell Norma Hawthorne at Oaxaca Cultural Navigator LLC by email that you are ready to register and for which 2-day session. We will then send you a PayPal invoice for the full workshop fee.
Refunds and cancellations: If you find you must cancel, please notify us 30 days before the workshop start date. We will refund your registration fee via PayPal less a $50 service fee. After that, refunds are not possible. All registrations for this workshop are transferable. You may send a substitute in your place or attend this workshop on another date.
Need Other Dates? Contact us.
Customized Consulting: Jan is available to provide individual consulting services on an hourly-rate basis of $65/hr. Please let me know if you are interested in this and we will refer you to her directly.
We are sorry, we cannot accommodate other mobile devices such as Android or Blackberry. Only iPhone users are accepted into the workshop! Why? Because the operating system and Apps are device specific.
What is not included:
- Meals, snacks and beverages
- Entry fees to events, museums, sights
- Apps for optional purchase
*Lodging not included: We are happy to recommend a range of accommodations from upscale hotels to moderately priced B&Bs to budget posadas. If you are interested in this, please contact Norma Hawthorne.