"Smartphone Photography Revealed"
by Melissa Fraser
Monday, October 29, 7:30 PM

Our closing program of the month comes from GLPA member Melissa Fraser. Melissa leads our Smartphone Group and presented this past July at the New England Camera Club Conference. We are pleased that she has agreed to also give the presentation here at GLPA.

The camera capabilities in today’s smartphones, makes them an amazing tool to capture your world in a new creative way. This program is dedicated to the capture of images: covering camera use, accessories, & shooting apps to capture wide ranges of light like HDR & varying shutter speeds. While examples focus on iPhone capabilities, references to tools & accessories for other smartphones will also be covered.

Melissa started her adventures in photography at the age of 11 when a walk through a photography gallery inspired her to take the family camera and try capturing images like the ones displayed. Upon seeing the developed film, her camera became a constant in her life, photographing everything at every opportunity. She received her first award in high school, then an award at the Boston Globe Art Show. Since that time, she has received multiple awards at various state fairs, camera club competitions and interclub competitions. Her work was featured in three juried published commercially available books: including Massachusetts; a Photographic Portrait and in and on the cover of Cape Cod Guide Magazine. In more recent years, she had been accepted into multiple juried art exhibitions displayed at the Cape Cod Art Association and the Cape Cod Cultural Center. She has photographed multiple weddings, birthday parties and social events such as MUSC graduation, Cancer Survivor Day, and SC Aquarium events. Her new passion with Smartphone photography has led her to teaching workshops at the NH Audubon Society, Greater Lynn Photographic Association, and the Middleton, MA Senior Center.

To see more of Melissa’s work, please visit her website www.melissamfraserphotography.com