Cuyahoga Valley Institute – iPhone Landscape & Nature Photography Workshop – May 21, 2019

Magnolia ‘Betty’, Holden Arboretum, Kirtland, Ohio

On Tuesday, May 21, from 9 am to 1 pm, The Cuyahoga Valley Institute is hosting a photography workshop based on my new eBook, iPhone Landscape and Nature Photography. Today’s iPhones and Android smartphones have excellent camera systems, and I will be covering the following topics:

  • The best iPhone camera settings for landscape and nature photography;
  • Tips for taking sharp, well-exposed iPhone photos;
  • How to use High Dynamic Range (HDR) in contrasty lighting situations;
  • Controlling depth-of-field with Portrait mode;
  • How to take superb panoramic photos with your smartphone;
  • Close-up smartphone photography;
  • Tips for lighting and composition, illustrated with spring and fall iPhone photo essays;
  • Recommended iPhone apps and accessories for landscape and nature photography; 
  • Storing, organizing, fine-tuning and sharing your iPhone nature photos;
  • Advantages and limitations of smartphone cameras for landscape & nature photography. 
Daffodil Hill, Lake View Cemetery, Cleveland

The workshop will be held in Cuyahoga Valley National Park at the Happy Days Lodge, 500 West Streetsboro Street, State Rt. 303, Peninsula, OH 44262. Participants will receive a one-third discount on the eBook, iPhone Landscape & Nature Photography, which may be downloaded as a PDF from  

Bloodroot Flowers, Mill Creek Park, Youngstown
Blue Hen Falls, Cuyahoga Valley National Park

Anyone can take a good snapshot with today’s easy-to-use iPhone and Android smartphones, but this intensive half-day program will provide you with the tools to take your landscape and nature photography to the next level. For more information and to register for the workshop, visit the Cuyahoga Valley Institute’s website.  



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  1. is this Workshop also good for Android users? Is this the same exact Workshop is you are offering at Stan Hywet? Do you ever do workshops on Sunday for those of us that work on Saturdays

  2. Hi Terri:

    Virtually everything in the iPhone Landscape & Nature Photography Workshop also applies equally well to Android smartphones, but the examples shown and the classroom exercises are specific to the iPhone, which is what I own and use. Each Android smartphone may have slightly different camera functions and commands, and I don’t own an Android smartphone. The Google Pixel, Samsung Galaxy, and Huawei P20/P30 Pro Android smartphone cameras are every bit as good, if not a little better, than the latest iPhones. Much of the material included in my eBook, especially the information on lighting, composition, color control, exposure and sharpness control, is equally applicable to Android phones.

    The Stan Hywet Spring Photography Walk next Saturday, April 27 is not a photo workshop, but a two-hour stroll around the gardens at Stan Hywet with our smartphones or digital SLR/mirrorless cameras. This is a 2-hour group photo shoot, the CVI program is a 4-hour classroom workshop with hands-on exercises during the program but no photo shoot.

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