Snap Smart: Maximizing Your iPhone Camera

Snap Smart: Maximizing Your iPhone Camera

Sat, May 18
Unlock the power of your iPhone with tips and tricks to create stunning photos and lasting memories with the camera in your pocket!

We will meet at the Red Barn for instructions, discussions and demonstrations–covering the basics and delving into the fine tuning of the camera and taking photos with the iPhone. All smart phones are welcome, but we do demonstrate on the iPhone.

All renditions of the iPhone are welcome and all levels of experience with photography or with the iPhone camera are welcome. We will have a chance to get outdoors and practice what we have been demonstrating.

The Basic Outline of the Class will be…

Part One – Getting Started: Gaining control over your camera with basic settings, compositional considerations,

Part Two – Diving Deeper: Controlling the camera for more control of exposure, focus, shutter speeds, choice of lenses

Part Three – Going All In: Panoramic, close up photography, portraits, filters, videos.

Part Four – Wrapping It Up: Artistic considerations, some great apps for fine tuning images and creativity

Susan and Neil Silverman, a husband-and-wife team, have been “captured” with photography for over 25 years – teaching, leading workshops and working professionally in many venues. They have taught for the Kelby Photo Conferences, Gualala Arts Center, Santa Rosa Junior College, Pacific Northwest Art School, Point Reyes Field Institute, Great American Photography Workshop (GAPW), and Better Photo, as well as many photo clubs and organizations. Their work has been published both nationally and internationally. Sharing knowledge, experiences and camaraderie is as important as “getting the shot.”

Photo Credit: The Silvermans


-We will be meeting at the Red Barn Classroom in Bear Valley

– 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 cancellation 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 battery charged

Charging cord to be used if necessary during the day

Lunch, and any snacks

Paper and Pen for notes

Water Bottle

Comfortable shoes for short walks

Eventbrite Confirmation Email

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.