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Special Guest Series- Creative Smartphone Photography, Part 2, with Charles Needle

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Join award-winning Colorado-based fine art photographer, Charles Needle, for Part 2 of his “Creative Smartphone Photography” webinar. In this class, Charles will take a deeper dive and discuss key shooting and editing apps he didn’t have time to discuss in the first class.

In a series of “live” demonstrations with his phone mirrored on his computer screen, Charles will discuss and demonstrate four specific shooting apps:
• Camera+ 2 (to enhance your mobile macro photography)
• Average Cam Pro (to create beautiful multiple-exposure painterly images)
• Slow Shutter Cam (to create long exposures)
• DMD Panorama (to create 360-degree panoramic photos)
Then he will discuss and demonstrate these four editing apps, and more, if time permits:
• Distressed FX Plus (a new and improved, updated version of Distressed FX)
• Artista Impresso (to transform your images into jaw-dropping paintings)
• Color Thief (to blend colors from one photo with another)
• Image Blender (to mix and combine two or more images)

As in the previous class, you’ll come away from this jam-packed 2-hour session with new knowledge that will empower you to make images you never imagined possible with your smartphone.

Note: This webinar is primarily geared toward iPhone users; however, you can certainly participate if you own an Android phone. (Many of the apps Charles will discuss and demonstrate are only available for iOS devices; however, you can often find an equivalent in the Google Play Store, and Charles will mention the names of these apps whenever possible.)

Also note: This course is not designed as an introductory class to Smartphones. We have introductory classes that we have run previously that you can find here. Also, this class is “Part 2”. You can purchase and download Part 1 here!

About Charles: Charles Needle is an award-winning, Colorado-based fine art photographer, author, speaker and workshop leader with a unique eye for design and artistic interpretation. His popular “Art of Nature” creative macro workshops have attracted students nationwide.
In 2018, Charles earned an honorable mention in the Macro category of the 8th Annual International Mobile Photography Awards Contest. He was also a semi-finalist in the 2014 Nature’s Best Photography Winland Smith Rice International Awards photo contest. In 2011, Charles was selected as a finalist, among 15,000 entries worldwide, in the International Garden Photographer of the Year photography contest, sponsored by The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (London, England). This exhibition traveled throughout the United Kingdom.
A popular conference and camera club speaker for more than two decades, Charles has authored three cutting-edge instructional books: Tiny Worlds: Creative Macro Photography Skills (Amherst Media, January 2015), Impressionistic Photography: A Field Guide to Using Your Camera as a Paintbrush (March 2014), and Creative Macro Photography: Professional Tips & Techniques (2011).
An accomplished speaker, photography juror and teacher with international workshops in Monet’s Garden (Giverny, France for 20 years in a row, with exclusive private access), Keukenhof Gardens (Holland) and The Butchart Gardens (Canada), Charles is a FujiFilm USA Talent Team member and North American Nature Photography Association (NANPA) Showcase Award winner nine years in a row.
Charles’ photographs have selected for publication in Nature’s Best, Outdoor Photographer magazine, Nature Photographer magazine, Inner Reflections Engagement Calendar, The Chicago Tribune, SELF Magazine and are in private and public collections nationwide and abroad. To learn more about Charles’ work, including his workshop and private lesson offerings, visit

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