When, Where, and
Who to Contact


Meetings start at 8:00pm Eastern Standard Time
Please note time change
generally on Wednesdays

This activity is open only to members

Wednesday, October 26, 2022
Wednesday, November 30, 2022
No meeting in December
Wednesday, January 25, 2023
Wednesday, February 22, 2023
Wednesday, March 22, 2023
Wednesday, April 19, 2023

Chairman: Melissa Needle, MNEC

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Creative Smartphone Group

Melissa Needle, Group Leader

(available to members only)

Welcome back everyone. I am excited once again to be able to continue leading the monthly Smartphone group even though I have moved half way across the US to Longmont, CO. My husband, Charles Needle, will also continue to join us when his calendar permits! We will utilize zoom to conduct our meeting virtually again this year. I hope the zoom format will continue to allow some that may not have joined in the past to come visit us and explore using the camera that happens to make an occasional phone call. We will start up our group meetings in October.

Ever improving camera capabilities in today's Smartphones, coupled with the fact that we typically carry them with us at all times, lends them to be an amazing tool to capture your world in a new creative way. All smart phones models are welcome and I will share my knowledge across the models to ensure everyone is included. I have won several awards with images captured and created on my smartphone, including a top 24-award image at the 2021 NANPA showcase.

This year, during our meetings, we will start off with images members have taken or created for the first few minutes. This is your time to share an image that you are proud of, excited about or even need a little help with editing. During this time we can share new apps we are excited about and also troubleshoot any editing or new app issues. I will then plan to share one or two apps with the group and demonstrate how to use them. I encourage the group to also bring new apps to my attention, and share what is making your heart sing. We will then have a challenge to use the new app during the next month with the goal of sharing images with the group. This group is intended to be supportive and fun!

I like to have an interactive meeting, so I strongly encourage sharing images, new apps you’ve discovered or would like to learn more about. I will share my phone and demonstrate apps and share images. You can email me your photo(s) ahead of time to frasermm42@verizon.net. Please email me photos no later than the day before our scheduled meetings.

FOR OUR FIRST MEETING IN OCTOBER, please email me a photo or two taken or edited on your smartphone with any app no later than the day before our first meeting. This will be a great way to see what creative images we all produced over the summer, what new apps we found and get us set up for the year. Feel free to come with questions, a suggestion for a new app to review on one of our calls. I will plan to review a new app and let you know what that is closer to our meeting date.

I look forward to "seeing" everyone at our first meeting in October and at future meetings throughout the year. You do not have to attend all meetings to join, please feel free to join us any meeting.

If you have any questions, please reach out to phonegroup@greaterlynnphoto.org.

Plan to join us!

Melissa Needle, MNEC
Group Leader

ZOOM Login and password will be sent out to the membership approximately 2 days prior to any Smartphone meeting.



Images copyright Melissa Needle, MNEC