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Oh, I Wish I Had My Camera – HEY, YOU DO!

Oh, I Wish I Had My Camera – HEY, YOU DO!

November 18, 2023
A fun workshop with your iPhone camera (but all cameras/phones are welcome). We will teach you how to make a great photo with your iPhone!

Our day will be full of discussion, demonstration, and actually getting out and about and practicing with your iPhone.

We will cover settings of the phone, settings of the camera, many of the technical aspects of the camera/phone but also we will be teaching lighting, compositional elements, focus, portrait photography, macro and close up and panoramic and much more..

The iPhones are wonderful and give us all a super opportunity to create wonderful photos that are not only artful, but capture those special moments and memories to keep and share.. All iPhones are welcome (do not need to have the latest) and all levels of experience are welcome. The old saying is that “One picture is worth a thousand words”, we want you to capture that ONE picture and not have to take a thousand pictures to tell your story!!!

Susan and Neil Silverman have treasured, thought and taught photography together for over 20 years. Sharing their knowledge and experience is as exciting as capturing the image itself. They strive to inspire their students with knowledge, insight and techniques to create new pathways of individual expression for each person.

Photo Credit: Susan and Neil Silverman (original image cropped)


-We will be meeting at the Red Barn Classroom

– Please arrive 10-15 minutes early to check in

– Refunds available for all classes 7 days in advance of the start date, after 7 days and before 2 days, participants can credit their class for a future date. All requests before 48 hours in advance will be declined. For COVID policy, see below.

– Please follow the parking instructions for the facility used that day

– Please provide an email you check regularly for updates and reminders about your class

– Registration is required online prior to the event in order to maintain class sizes

– Sales end 48 hours before the start date.

– Waitlists are available when the class sells out

What to Bring

iPhone with a full battery and a phone charger

Day Pack (optional for gear/lunch)


Warm Variable Weather Clothing

Walking Shoes

Water Bottle

Notebook and Pen/Field Journal

Eventbrite Confirmation Email

Binoculars (Optional)

About the PRNSA Field Institute

The PRNSA Field Institute offers hands-on environmental education classes throughout the year that foster enjoyment of Point Reyes National Seashore. Our classes are led by expert instructors, who take you out of your everyday life and into the natural world. We host a variety of classes about the arts and sciences and have something for everyone. You can reach the Field Institute at (415) 663-1200 x304 or by email at

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COVID-19 Field Institute Guidelines

Please respect the following COVID-19 procedures:

• Perform a health self-check before coming to class using the CDC Symptoms of Coronavirus as a guide

• Do not attend class if you are experiencing COVID symptoms, know that you have had a close exposure, or are suffering from any flu-like or respiratory illness

• Contact the Field Institute if you will not be able to attend due to COVID. You may be eligible to receive a full or partial refund

• Participants exhibiting signs of respiratory illness may be asked to leave class

• Masks are optional at your discretion

• Please bring your own food and water

All guidelines are subject to change pursuant to State or County Health order updates.

Thank you for your cooperation in following these guidelines to help keep everyone safe.