Free workshop at the Susi Q will help you take even better photos with your smartphone

Smartphones have provided the ability for even the most clueless among us to share at least passable, and sometimes great photos of our vacations, pets and families – if only because we get lucky with a few terrific shots among the gazillion that we take on each occasion.

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Photos by Mary Hurlbut

Mary Hurlbut, photographer

But maybe it’s time to hone those skills to reliably end up with pics that stun our Facebook friends and Instagram audiences, not to mention our real-life friends and loved ones. Time also to learn what all those settings on our phone actually accomplish, perhaps?

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Calling all parents and grandparents! You too can take a photo as wonderful as Mary’s

Susi Q is here for you. The nonprofit invites all ages to attend a free workshop on taking sensational smartphone photos, led by talented professional photographer Mary Hurlbut. The workshop will take place on Tuesday, July 23 between 1 and 2:30 p.m. at the Susi Q Center, 380 Third St. Parking is free.

“I’ll provide a brief intro into the art of photography, along with tips and tricks to help you make the most of your IPhone or Android camera,” Hurlbut said. “As just one example, I suggest thinking through what you want to accomplish with your shot, such as how much of the subject you want in the picture. Take a lot of photos to experiment with composition.”

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Know when the light is right for colors to pop

Along with many other tips, Hurlbut will explain the “rule of three” and the best times of day to take beach and family photos. She’ll also briefly address editing and uploading photos.

Hurlbut is known in Laguna Beach for her exceptional portraiture, remarkable candid shots and deep understanding of light and composition. Join her workshop to take your photos to a whole new level. Those kids and grandkids won’t stay young forever – capture their energy and quirks now in pictures that will last a lifetime.

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Lighting and composition make all the difference

Sign up for Hurlbut’s class here or visit www.thesusiq.org and click on classes and registration, or call Christine Brewer at 949.715.8105. Space is limited, so sign up soon.

There’s always something new at the Susi Q. Visit www.thesusiq.org to review the many ongoing programs that Susi Q offers, from ukulele lessons, to standing yoga, to bridge and mahjong classes, not to mention support groups and clubs for special interest groups ranging from genealogy to current affairs to books and so much more. The Susi Q’s Care Management Department (now the Dorene Cares Office) provides free consultation, education and practical resources for vulnerable seniors, enabling them to stay safe, informed and independent.

To sign up for regular activity updates, visit www.thesusiq.org and scroll down to the bottom of the page to enter your email address.


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