Today's Idea
Friday, March 15, 2019

Creative Smartphone Photography


Ocean House is certainly among the most picturesque resorts in Southern New England, located on a bluff above the Atlantic Ocean in pretty Watch Hill, RI. And if this kind of beauty puts you in the mood for photography, they’ve got just the thing: a three-hour lesson on Smartphone Photography hosted by artist Meredith Miller.


Miller has an MFA from Yale’s School of Art, and believes everyone can use their smartphones to create works of art of their own. Students bring their smartphone that they’ve already downloaded with the Snapseed app; Miller will give an iluustrated lecture on iPhone photography and the best ways to capture stunning images before accompanying you on a photo walk of the Ocean House Grounds. After the walk, students will edit the images and print them on a small iPhone compatible computer. A critique discussing form, content, and a discussion of how to share your photos on social media completes the session.


All this takes place at the Old School House on the Ocean House property, and runs from 2 to 5 pm, making it extremely convenient for those who’d like to enjoy lunch or dinner before or after.  Cost is $65, plus an additional day guest fee and service charge, and participants must be 18+. If you get there early, there’s a meet –and-greet  with Ms. Miller between 9 and 11 am – she’ll discuss her own work, including how Hopper and Vermeer influenced her Secret Life of Rooms photographs and how Rembrant influenced her portraits of women. It’s recommended you reserve ahead of time on the Ocean House events website.