Do you have moments when you’re traveling and you wish you could take a better picture? With some basic knowledge about light, composition and how to evoke feelings through your images, anyone can learn the basics of what makes a compelling photo. The Place In San Francisco we have the stunning classroom of Baker Beach in the Presidio, with a backdrop of the Golden Gate Bridge to talk about the importance of natural light, especially before sunset, called “the golden hour”. The Teacher I spent three years traveling around South East Asia and India taking photographs of amazing moments. My work is published in newspapers and online travel guides. Let me show you how taking great photos can happen with any camera. Many times travel inspires us to see places and people differently because we leave our comfort zone. Naturally, we want to share how we felt in a place as well as what we saw. With a few basic skills you can make a compelling picture with any camera, so why not start with the one that’s always with you, your phone. Learn about best practices for shooting and editing images solely using your smart phone. We’ll cover tips on shooting with the iPhone (I’ll be using an iPhone but any smart phone will work), hands-on editing using a few favorite apps to enhance images and also accessories for smart phone photography. This class will improve your ability to take great photos for social media, documenting adventures when you travel and creating images that you can print and be proud of. The first hour will be dedicated to talking about what makes a compelling photo, then we’ll have time to take pictures and discuss them briefly after sunset. Necessary camera: any smart phone with a camera and the OS software (with enough memory) to download most new apps. Please bring your iTunes or App Store User ID and password. iPhone is preferable and what I’ll be using to teach. Must be physically fit enough for light hiking, walking on the beach and some short steep steps. Dress comfortably with good hiking/walking shoes for rocky terrain.