Centre for Global Health Research

My image of three men chatting and relaxing along the shaded arcade inside the Jama Masjid at Fatehpur Sikri, was used in an anti-tobacco campaign by the Centre for Global Health Research. It was one of 12 images used in a calendar for tobacco control awareness this year. The calendar was distributed throughout India to promote a project about tobacco control and cessation which included statistics regarding the state of public health surrounding tobacco use in specific districts of India.

The Phone Photography Project: Summer Challenges

Last summer I was a teacher in the original Phone Photography Project class at Big Picture Classes. I’m happy to say that the class has been rereleased this summer as a self-paced class. Not only was this class a ton of fun, but the challenges were had me shooting and creating compositions with my Smartphone that I normally wouldn’t think of doing. You’ll get all the same great content from the original Phone Photography Project guided workshop (from summer 2013) to do at your own pace.If you don’t have a smartphone, don’t worry! All the challenges can be tackled with a DSLR or a point-and-shoot camera. You can sign up for the class HERE.

Here’s what Big Picture has to say:

The Phone Photography Project: Summer Challenges

31 FUN photo challenges + 60 app reviews for iPhone and Android—at your own pace!

Are you looking for oodles of inspiration for photographing your summer adventures? Our biggest, best class of 2013 is back this summer only as a self-paced workshop, now called The Phone Photography Project: Summer Challenges. (And we have a brand-new sequel, too! Don’t miss our guided workshop, The Phone Photography Project 2, starting July 17.)

In this self-paced workshop, you’ll get all the guidance you need to document your summer with sass, style….and your smartphone.

On top of the 31 smartphone photography challenges from 31 smarty-pants instructors, you’ll also enjoy:

• 60 photography app reviews for iPhone and Android
• tips and tricks from the pros for taking better photos with your mobile-phone camera
• downloadable handouts full of tool reviews, photo-printing tips, and lists of people to follow
• Multiple photo examples, instructor interviews, and bonus content
• Class hashtag (#bpcphonephotographyproject) and individual challenge hashtags to connect with classmates on Instagram

Note: Don’t have a smartphone? All challenges can be tackled with a DSLR or point-and-shoot camera. App reviews, tips, and tricks will only be of interest to smartphone users.

Here are some of the images I contributed, and the community project that I created for last year’s class:

My iphonography is also on license at Stocky United here.

Beyond the Walls: Prison Health Care & Reentry Summit

Tomorrow I’ll be shooting the Prison Health Care & Reentry Summit for Philadelphia Fight for the third time! I thought I’d take a look back at the past two years while gearing up for this year. One of my favorite things about this summit, is that I always learn something new, gain a new perspective about our legal system and of course, meet some amazing people too along the way.
From AEM2012 at the Philadelphia Convention Center:

From AEM2013 at the Philadelphia Convention Center. The day closed out with a poetry slam which they’ll be doing again this year. I can’t wait!

AEM2014 Sneak Peak Breakfest

This month I’ll be shooting AIDS Education Month for Philadelphia Fight, a comprehensive AIDS service organization providing consumer education, social services, outreach to people living with HIV and to those who are at high risk. At the end of April, I had the chance to shoot their Sneak Peak Breakfast where they unveiled this year’s lineup for the 20th Anniversary of AIDS Education Month. Things get underway with the Opening Reception and 2014 Kiyoshi Kuromiya Award Ceremony at the Independence Hall Visitor’s Center on Tuesday night. It promises to be an amazing and inspiring evening.

Phone Photography Project 2

I’m excited to share that I am part of this year’s teacher lineup for the Phone Photography Project 2 at Big Picture Classes! This year’s class provides 28 days of incredible lessons featuring app tutorials, photo tips, fun photo challenges and more. We’ve got special guests and loads of resources all wrapped up with one of the most inclusive and happy communities around!

If you were a part of last summer’s class, then you know what you can expect from Big Picture Classes: incredible content paired with tons of fun! Since iPhonography is a huge part of my life, I was thrilled to be included again as one of this year’s teachers.

In this year’s class you can expect:
• Practical tips for mastering lighting, composition, editing, and more
• 14 before-and-after video tutorials that demonstrate photo-editing techniques
• Hands-on photography challenges every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday from July 17 to August 16
• 14 image galleries featuring more than 250 inspiring photographs from your workshop instructors
• 6 insightful videos from special guest iPhoneographers
• Active, supportive Instagram community to share and view photographs
• Resource section featuring app and equipment recommendations
• Supply recommendations
• Bonus handouts
• Message board to share your thoughts with classmates and interact with instructors
• Private posting gallery to share and view photographs

Here are some of the images that I contributed for the class:

My iphonography is also on license at Stocky United here.

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