ONLINE CLASS: Using Your iPhone to Design your Perfect Painting

DATES: 11/03/2020 - 11/24/2020
LOCATION: None
PRICE: $150.00
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I have been painting with oils since 1989. It certainly was and is an exciting journey to become an artist and see the world through an artists eye.

I love the challenge of turning an everyday scene into a successful and exciting painting. Inventing new shapes and colors, tweaking the design and making it read as you envisioned. Thats all our goals.

I have been painting with oils since 1989. It certainly was and is an exciting journey to become an artist and see the world through an artists eye.

I love the challenge of turning an everyday scene into a successful and exciting painting. Inventing new shapes and colors, tweaking the design and making it read as you envisioned. Thats all our goals.

This is a 4-part iPhone series designed for Painters

If you like to paint in a studio from photographs, this workshop is for you?  The technology and apps in an iPhone or iPad today can be fantastic tools to design your paintings before you get into the studio.  While you are traveling or simply out and away from home, snap a photo of a scene that inspires you, then edit that photo to make the perfect composition even before you pick up your brushes.  Howard Rose will show you how to use the latest technology to compose the perfect image to use as your reference when you paint.

First Class, November 3: “The camera”

To begin, Howard will introduce the participants to the elements of the iPhone:

  • the grid
  • quickly getting to the camera with one stroke
  • HDR button
  • flash
  • timer
  • filters
  • time lapse
  • slo mo
  • different formats
  • focus box
  • exposure slider
  • auto lock
  • zoom slider
  • the burst mode (shooting multiple shots with one push
  • how to hold the camera for NO SHAKE
  • how to press the shutter 3 ways including the ear pods – and a bunch more.

Second Class, November 10: “ Photography techniques for Painters”

Unlike general people who want to photograph their food in a restaurant or take pictures of their children, painters have more specific needs.  In this class Howard will cover what to look for when shooting photographs for your paintings.

  • shapes
  • shadows
  • atmosphere
  • depth ( overlapping shapes)
  • moving around so you dont fall in love with your first shot – getting higher, lower, moving back a couple of feet so a canopy of trees comes into your view
  • where to put the horizon (do you want a foreground painting or a sky painting?)
  • looking for an interesting subject
  • orientation – do I want a portrait, square of horizontal shot. Or…. take all three.
  • time of day
  • removing distractions
  • working with a tripod
  • zoom in with moving in… not using your fingers
  • shooting reference shots ( close up) for future details

At the end of this class, Howard will have participants shoot their own images.  He will review 1 or 2 of everyone’s best images with the class in the next session.

Third Class, November 17: “Editing”

Now that you have taken your photos, the fun part begins!  Howard will demonstrate how to get the most out of those images for painting concentrating on 4 powerful apps for editing.

  • take any ordinary photograph and Improve it 100 %
  • make it brighter, darker
  • straighten out lines of a building
  • more or less saturation
  • crop and straighten your image
  • make images antique and/or moody
  • turn your image into an etching or a watercolor… so real you wont know the difference
  • brush in specific highlights
  • change colors
  • turn color into black and white
  • make background out of focus to highlight your main focus
  • remove any unwanted parts of your image
  • put a frame around your image
  • put a vignette around your image
  • create a double (overlapping) image
  • bring color into the shadows and increase the highlights
  • remove the background of an image and put a different background in …and much more

Fourth Class, November 24: “Review and Photographing your finished Painting”

Once you have completed your painting, Howard will also go over how to photograph it to its best advantage for your web site, sharing on social media or submitting it for exhibits and contests:

  • lining up edges
  • lighting (inside or outside)
  • eliminating angles or skewing
  • getting rid of reflections
  • cropping

Class Dates: Tuesdays,  November 3, 10, 17 & 24.

Time:  5:30pm Eastern Time (That is 4:30pm Central time, 3:30pm Mountain time and 1pm Pacific time)

Class Length:  1 1/2 hours, including Q&A

All classes are live and interactive for discussions and questions.  We will also record each session and send a link to the recordings to all the participants after the class.

Price:  $150 for all 4 sessions

Don’t have any experience with zoom?  Not to worry, it’s easy.  We’ll send you a link prior to the class.  Just click that link and you are in.  No zoom account necessary.


 

Monterosso Balcony by Howard Rose

Cinque Terre Sky, by Howard Rose

This class is online.  You can enjoy it from your own home using your laptop, iPad or smartphone.

Once you register, we’ll send you a Zoom link to join the class on the specific day, at the appointed hour.

You don’t need a Zoom account.  Just click the link and you will be admitted.

We will send you the zoom invitation once you register for the class.

Please log in a few minutes early to greet the others and to get situated.