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Next Meeting: Monday, February 24, 2020 at 6:00 pm, Unity in the Gold Country Church, 180 Cambridge Ct, Grass Valley, CA.


Speaker: Sean Duggan

Making the Most of the Camera That's Always with You: Creating Meaningful Photographs with your Camera Phone

Photography has been around for a little under 200 years and in that time, it has seen a lot of changes. The modern camera phone, which can also function as a digital darkroom and a publishing platform, is one of the more recent developments to shake things up and is one of the most exciting and revolutionary things to happen to this medium. Apart from the idea of Photography with a capital “P’, is the reality of photography as a very meaningful and personal activity that many of us enjoy. And the camera that’s always with you can help you enjoy it even more.

This presentation will focus on understanding how to make the most of what the modern camera phone offers, as well as the many possibilities for creative interpretation with photo processing apps. Beyond the casual snapshot, a good camera phone can be an incredible tool to enhance and deepen your relationship with photography, as well as make excellent images that are worthy of fine prints. Your camera phone will not replace your more advanced, high-megapixel digital camera, but it may be the camera you may use most often, and that makes it an important part of your photographic life.

Through his teaching and writing, Seán Duggan has been helping photographers master digital imaging software and photography techniques for nearly twenty-five years. He is the author or co-author of several books, including The Enthusiast’s Guide to iPhone PhotographyPhotoshop Masking & CompositingReal World Digital Photography, and The Creative Digital Darkroom. He is also the host of the popular online series Mobile Photography Weekly on LinkedIn Learning (formerly, and he has 24 online courses available on that platform covering mobile photography, digital photography and Adobe Photoshop.

As a member of the Adobe Learn team, he creates written and video tutorials on Lightroom and Photoshop for the Adobe website. And from time to time he also leads workshops at venues across the country, such as the Maine Media Workshops, the Palm Beach Photographic Centre, the Santa Fe Photographic Workshops, and the Focus on Nature workshops in Iceland. He has lived in Nevada County for 20 years and he enjoys making photographs with a variety of cameras and processes, both analog and digital. You can see more of his work at his website:

 Meetings are held at Unity in the Gold Country Church, 180 Cambridge Ct, Grass Valley, CA.

Visitors are welcome!