Sunday, October 9, 2016

Monday starts at 7pm -- iPhone Photography for Traditional Photographers by Michael and Suz Karchmer

Monday starts at 7pm -- iPhone Photography for Traditional Photographers by Michael and Suz Karchmer

presentation followed by hands on, bring your iphone (or ipad)

An Introduction to iPhone Photography for Traditional Photographers

Michael and Suz Karchmer
New Haven Camera Club
October 10, 2016

The rise and growing predominance of photography done with smart phones (mobile photography) has sent shock waves throughout the world-wide photographic community—including the camera club culture.  This presentation focuses on the type of smart phone photography where the intent is to create images that are more than just snapshots. This kind of photography is often referred to as iPhoneography. We’ll describe what is meant by the term, describe its brief history, and consider the influence that iPhone photography is having on traditional photography.

We’ll then turn to the cameras built into the current generation of iPhones and to the camera application that comes with the phone. We’ll suggest when you should consider using an alternative application (“camera replacement apps”) rather than the “native” camera app. We’ll also describe Snapseed, a powerful alternative to the built-in editing program, as well as a few other key photo apps.

Michael and Suz Karchmer

Husband and wife Michael and Suz Karchmer are Cape Cod-based photographers who use and appreciate both their traditional camera equipment as well as their iPhones. For the past five years, they have nurtured an interest in and a passion for iPhone photography. In March 2015, Cape Cod Magazine published their article, “The Camera in your Pocket: Mobile Photography on Cape Cod.” These days they share their love of iPhone photography by leading workshops at venues across the Cape. Michael likes his iPhone for documenting the people and places he comes across wherever he goes. Suz uses hers to find and capture moments of emotional and energetic exchange, whether in landscapes, travel shots, or intimate portraits.

As traditional photographers, they team together and specialize in theater and performance photography. They have been the company photographers for the Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater (WHAT) for the past five years and other theater venues on the lower Cape. Their theater images have appeared in such publications as the Cape Cod Times, the Boston Globe, the New York Times, Broadway World, and the American Theater Magazine. The main floor gallery at WHAT has a rotating exhibit of their production images.

Michael and Suz are members of the Cape Cod Viewfinders Camera Club (Michael was president for 3 years.)  In addition, they are part of the iPhone 9, a group of nine Cape artists and photographers. This group was started 5 years ago to share skills and knowledge related to iPhoneography. The group often exhibits their work together, most recently in Provincetown.

The Karchmers’ photos can be found in Cape Cod and Chatham Magazines and they regularly show their images at exhibits across the Cape.

Contact Michael at (301-332-2106) and Suz at (240-731-7331). Also, some of their work can be found at

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