From 5th to 11th November, Kensington & Chelsea College are due to host an exhibition of images from the UK’s first iPhoneography course at the College’s Chelsea Centre Gallery.
The recent ‘iPhoneography: An Introduction to Photography with the iPhone’ course taught students skills and techniques for capturing and creating beautiful yet edgy images with only their iPhone camera and certain apps. The course also helped introduce students to vibrant mobile photography communities where their work could be shared with like minded enthusiasts.
Since its launch the course has received an overwhelming amount of interest, with course tutor Richard Gray now working with leading businesses to deliver iPhoneography masterclasses and workshops.
Mr Gray, who is also the exhibition’s curator, said:
“iPhoneography has moved on from being simple point-and-shoot photography to both a sophisticated art form and an engaging hobby for millions. The iPhone camera has unleashed amazing creativity in the students and we are very proud to present their work in a traditional photography format.
“Many people are unaware of the creative potential of iPhoneography and we hope this exhibition goes some way to changing that perception. We would like to thank our exclusive sponsors, The Print Space, for their generous support for the exhibition.”
iPhoneography student Shirley Hunter said:
“I always had an interest in photography but I didn’t realise how much more room I had to grow. I look at my pictures now and I’m amazed at what I’ve achieved in five weeks. There is so much more to this course than it being fun. It really is a great introduction into photography that teaches just as much about editing as it does about photography. I’d love to take my new found skills further with a more advanced course.”
The hundred best images from the course will make their debut in the “Apped to the Max” exhibition, with a selection of images also available to view online at www.facebook.com/kensingtonandchelseacollege. Exhibition guests will also be able to purchase some of the images.
Kensington & Chelsea College run hundreds of flexible, full-time and part-time courses at their three main centres throughout West London and are holding an Open Day at its Wornington Centre on Thursday 8th November (4pm to 7pm), where you can find out more about their courses, including those that lead to professional qualifications and a career in photography. More details about the Open Day can be found here. The College is committed to providing affordable education, and to this end has set up a number of fee discounts and money saving schemes to help support enrolling students – see www.kcc.ac.uk/discounts for more details.
Entry to the exhibition is free.
Apped to the Max Exhibition
5th – 11th November 2012 (open 9am to 7pm Monday to Thursday, 9am to 4pm on Friday)
Chelsea Centre Gallery