Mobile Phone Photography Workshop at #TonnerCon – Tonner Doll Company

Now that you’re caught up on the rest of last night’s festivities, I’ll give you the happs on this morning’s activities. We scheduled a brand new and super cool workshop this year: Mobile Photography with the talented and sweet Kia Powell. Nakia Powell is a freelance photographer specializing in doll photography. She studied photography under her Museum Studies major at Duke Ellington School of the Arts and briefly continued into fashion design at Moore College of Art and Design where she continued to build upon her artistic talents.

Kia shows Shirley Dyer a cool trick on her iPhone.

Kia shows Shirley Dyer a cool photography trick on her iPhone.

Nakia is a self-published author of two photo books and has been featured as a photo of the week artist on Tonner’s Facebook page several times, so those of you who engage in our Tonner Social Media probably already know Kia and her fabby work.

Kia really knows her stuff! She gave us a brief over view of photography in general, some mobile cameras, their icons and what they mean, crafting and editing the photo, the photos storage capacity, and finally, how to turn your photo into art pieces.  She also shared with us some tools that she uses to get her shot, like this photo box and backdrop below:

Kia's cool photo box for staging with a backdrop.

Kia’s cool photo box for staging with a backdrop.

It was so much fun to shoot around with a doll and our phone and learn about filters and cool techniques. Each attendee also got a cliff notes to take home so that they could reference all the cool tricks they learned!

Meghan shoots Ellowyne at the Mobile Photography workshop.

Meghan shoots Ellowyne at the Mobile Photography workshop.

Phyllis and Sally master the art of mobile photography.

Phyllis and Sally master the art of mobile photography.

 

A huge thank you to Kia for such a terrific workshop – well done!
Well, ta ta for now, amigos! Got to dash off to our next luncheon: Action Times!

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