AAJA-LA Mobile Photo Workshop

On Wednesday evening, June 28, I led a mobile photography workshop for AAJA Los Angeles at Opodz in Little Tokyo, with sponsors Spitz and Kenu. Thank you to all who joined us! Below you'll find the presentation slides and links to the photo editing apps we talked about.

The presentation

Everything on social media and the internet has visuals. So how do you stand out from the crowd? This presentation breaks down how to make a good picture with your smart phone.

You don’t need expensive equipment to capture the moment. In this hands-on workshop, you’ll learn simple steps to making better pictures on your mobile phone and which apps are best for photo editing.

Let's make portraits!

The hands-on workshop included a photo walk where everyone broke up into partners and took portraits of each other!

Apps to download

Here are some of the apps we discussed at the end of the workshop. Keep using #aajalaphoto to share your experiments!

Snapseed (Free, iPhone and Android): simple, user-friendly photo editing app.

Filterstorm ($3.99, iPhone and iPad only): more advanced photo editing app, supports adjustment layers.

Photoshop Mix (Free, iPhone and Android): more advanced photo editing app.

Afterlight ($0.99, iPhone and Android): has more subtle filters than Instagram's.

Image Blender ($3.99, iPhone only): make double exposures!

Layout from Instagram (Free, iPhone and Android): make photo collages!

5SecondsApp (Free, iPhone and Android): make GIFs from videos in your photo library!