Seeing the World Through a Small Lens: A Camera Phone Workshop

Seeing the World Through a Small Lens: A Camera Phone Workshop

Featuring: Pei Ketron

Presented By


Sunday, May 5th | 12PM – 4PM

Meet at Photoville Workshop Tent.


Register here, walk-ins welcome depending on availability.


Join us for our first-ever workshop dedicated to exploring the cameras we carry right in our pockets! We all have great cameras with us wherever we go, but how many of us use them to their fullest potential?

Join photographer Chris Orwig, in collaboration with Adobe, for a workshop that combines photographic theory with hands-on practice. We will begin by discussing tips on capturing professional shots with your smartphone and then explore the local area as we take photos on a group walking tour.

We will return to the workshop tent to practice making your images shine with insider tips, image editing, and photo sharing techniques using the Adobe Lightroom CC app on your phone.

This is a BYOCP (bring your own camera phone) workshop that will meet for an introduction and slideshow session in the Photoville Workshop Area before heading out for a live, guided shooting session in and around Photoville.

The workshop includes an optional wrap-up session and casual group critique where students may share their work, plus get ideas and feedback from the instructors and their workshop peers.

Make sure to also check out Adobe Space at Photoville LA.


Chris Orwig headshotChris Orwig is a best-selling author, teacher and photographer. He has authored 6 best-selling books and created over 5,000 hours of online tutorials on platforms like and CreativeLive. He regularly speaks on creativity and photography at conferences like PhotoPlus, Adobe MAX, WPPI, and he has been invited to speak for companies like Google, Adobe and on the TEDx stage. Whether shooting photographs, speaking, or writing books, he strives to inspire others to become more creative and to lead more creative lives.

Website | Instagram



Image + Imagination: Creating Characters with the Camera

SATURDAY, May 4th | 12PM - 4PM

Join Mimi Haddon and Aline Smithson for a workshop that celebrates play and imagination. Both instructors have a photographic legacy of considering the performative nature of photography by using costumes and props to create new realities.

Esta Soy Yo — This Is Me: A Self Portraits Workshop

SATURDAY, April 27th | 12PM - 2PM

Las Fotos Project’s teen photographers welcome you to bring your full self and join this interactive self-portrait making workshop.

Intimate Portraiture

SATURDAY, May 4th | 4PM - 6PM

Join artist and activist Muna Malik as she hosts a workshop on portrait photography and discusses how photographers can use their practice to bridge cultural divides and cultivate greater inclusion and awareness of vulnerable and underrepresented communities.