Friends of Hobbs
State Park-Conservation Area

Mobile Phone Photography Workshop

09 Sep 2016 1:50 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Mobile Phone Photography Techniques Using the iPhone or Android Cellphone Taught Free by Melissa Jones at Hobbs State Park

Thanks to the prevalence of smartphones, mobile photography has exploded in the last five years. But there’s far more to mobile photography than just selfies. With cameras in cellphones continually improving, “iPhonography” has become its own art form.

According to Melissa Jones, the leader of the Mobile Phone Photography Workshop, “This class will explore the art of smartphone photography, focusing on iPhones and Android phones such as the Samsung Galaxy series.  We will explore tips and tricks to get the best photos, and we’ll discuss some apps. to edit photos, add special effects, and post to social media.  There will be a walking tour after the seminar to put the techniques you have just acquired to practice”.

Melissa L. Jones is a nature, landscape, and architecture photographer, as well as the technology columnist for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.  Having spent the last several years reviewing mobile phones, as well as improving her digital photography skills, she offers a unique, double-sided perspective on digital smartphone photography.   Some of Melissa’s favorites are weather photography, (She is a certified storm spotter.) nature/landscapes, and historic iron bridges.

Melissa graduated from the University of Arkansas and, after a brief stint in Pine Bluff and Little Rock, returned to Northwest Arkansas.  In addition to her column, she is also the Special Sections Manager at the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.  She enjoys photography during road trips and in visits to Arkansas State Parks; particularly Devil’s Den, Mount Nebo, and Hobbs State Park. 

If you would like to perfect your mobile phone photography talents, then join Melissa Jones at Hobbs State Park for a free and unforgettable learning experience.

Where:  Hobbs State Park visitor center on Hwy 12 just east of the Hwy 12/War Eagle Road intersection               

When:  Saturday September 17th
9 am – 11 am    Technique Discussion at the visitor center
11 am – 1 pm     Outside Excursion/Photography

Cost:   Free  (Sponsored by the Photographic Society of NW Arkansas)

For more information call:  479-789-5000    To learn more about upcoming Friends of Hobbs speakers and other park programs, go to the web site:

To learn more about the Photographic Society of NW Arkansas, go to the web site:

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