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Darien Arts Center Offers Parent/Child Smartphone Photography Workshop

Professional artist and instructor Sam Morrow, MFA, is teaching a parent/child smartphone photo workshop at the Darien Arts Center on Feb. 18.
Professional artist and instructor Sam Morrow, MFA, is teaching a parent/child smartphone photo workshop at the Darien Arts Center on Feb. 18. Photo Credit: Amit Chernichaw

DARIEN, Conn. – The Darien Arts Center has scheduled a parent/child smartphone photography workshop designed to teach how to “create beautiful smartphone photos that consider the basic rules of photography and composition.”

The 2 p.m. workshop on Feb. 18 will be lead by Sam Morrow, a professional artist and instructor, according to event organizers, who said Morrow will focus on composition, color and lighting using smartphone cameras.

“Basic photography skills can easily translate into beautiful smartphone photos with a little practice and knowledge,” Morrow said. “With the advanced technology available in our smartphones, we all have the capability for taking impressive photos – novices and children included.”

According to organizers, Morrow holds master’s degrees in Fine Art from both Ohio State University and the Royal College of Art in London. He currently teaches at the Ridgefield Guild of Artists, Greenwich Art Society, Rowayton Arts Center and Silvermine Arts Center in New Canaan.

Skills learned during the workshop can immediately be put to good use, organizers said, adding that the Darien Arts Center is currently hosting the DAC’s Pic Darien Smartphone Photo Contest.

Admissions to the contest will be accepted through Feb. 27, according to a statement from the organization. Prizes will be awarded for winners in various age levels.

According to organizers, there is a $60 fee for the Feb. 18 workshop that includes admission for one adult and up to two children ages 7 and up. Participants must register by Feb. 17.

To register for the workshop or to learn more about the photo contest, visit the Darien Arts Center online or call 203-655-8683.

The Darien Arts Center is located at 2 Renshaw Road behind Darien Town Hall.

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