CANCELLED: Maximizing Your Smartphone for Photos

Thank you so much for your interest in Community Engagement Workshop. To ensure the health and safety of our community,  Arlington County has recently issued Guidance for Public Meetings and Gatherings to Mitigate and Contain the Spread of COVID-19.  In alignment with this guidance, we will need to cancel this gathering at this point in time.

A picture is worth a thousand words. Everybody these days needs compelling images to be well represented and to promote themselves on social media. 

In this two-hour workshop, you will learn how to take good images with your basic Smartphone, a tool almost all of us have in hand. Just by understanding a few principles on what makes a good image and best practices, one can get the most out of their phone cameras to create stunning images. This workshop focuses on photographing indoors and outdoors be it for personal use or professional-quality photos. Techniques and best practices and tools will help the individual understand basic photography concepts that will help them take good photos. 


Date: May 9, 2020



Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Theater On the Run
3700 S. Four Mile Run Dr.
Arlington, VA 22206
Fee: $20-$25
Registration: Sorry, registration is closed.
For more information, please contact:
Name: Joan Lynch
Phone: (703) 228-1852
Email: [email protected]

By the end of the workshop participants will understand some basic photography vocabulary, using right camera angle, how to photograph using natural light and inexpensive home-made equipment, using basic camera settings, right exposure, composing, editing, cropping tools and best practices to have good quality photos of their artworks. 


About the Instructor:

Sharmila Karamchandani, a local graphic designer, and artist-entrepreneur has a passion for working in the arts education and community non-profits. She has been teaching design and entrepreneurship for more than a decade. Sharmila submerges herself into experimenting with several art and craft mediums. She enjoys working in several art mediums such as Painting, Jewelry-Making, Mixed-Media Collages, Photography, Calligraphy, and Henna-Painting. She aims to one day have her own art school. “I am a global woman and have a love for all art forms, styles, and mediums. I am deeply moved by different forms of art and different people.” To contact Sharmila, e-mail her at [email protected] You can also see her work on Instagram @khushdesigns and 



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