Renowned Crafters Jessica Sprague & Heidi Swapp Team Up For Cell Phone Camera Class

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{Mo}tography: Rock Your Camera Phone Explores Apps & Techniques for Taking Cell Phone Images to the Next Level.

{Mo}tography: Rock Your Camera Phone

{Mo}tography: Rock Your Camera Phone

“Heidi and I are so excited to show people how simple it is to use their phones to take amazing pictures and then use them in new ways.”

Jessica Sprague, founder, instructor and designer at JessicaSprague.com, and Heidi Swapp, designer, teacher and author are teaming up for a one-of-a-kind cell phone camera class - {Mo}tography: Rock Your Camera Phone.

During the eight day class, Jessica Sprague will use her legendary video-based instruction to walk users through over a dozen of the best photo apps for cell phones, showing how to get the most out of each and how they work together to create amazing photos.

After each of the app lessons, master crafter Heidi Swapp will show how she combines techniques to create truly gorgeous photo creations. Users will create three different "hybrid" (printable papercrafting) projects.

“In the past year or so we have seen a real shift in people using their cell phones as a way to preserve memories. Things have changed so quickly that it can be intimidating to know exactly where to start, what apps are best and what to do with the pictures” said Jessica Sprague. “Heidi and I are so excited to show people how simple it is to use their phones to take amazing pictures and then use them in new ways.”

Class participants will learn:

  •     The ins and outs of Instagram and how to use Instas in regular digital and papercrafting
  •     Secrets and ideas for filters, frames, text and icons for every kind of photograph
  •     How to create and install cell phone wallpaper and place a gallery of Instagrams on a blog
  •     How to send, share, and print photos like never before - including how to send photos from a camera straight to a computer or home printer, or upload them to a printing service to create prints and photo books.
  •     Extend photos with collages, fonts, and even motion as we explore the creative uses of phones as storytelling devices.

In addition to the classroom, which contains video-based instructions and downloadable PDFs to help users follow along, the class features a private forum to ask and answer questions. The class will use Instagram and hashtags to create an ad-hoc, live-in-the-making gallery for all users to enjoy.

{Mo}tography: Rock Your Camera Phone begins on November 8th with a live webshow hosted by Jessica and Heidi to introduce the class, give out prizes and freebies and introduce a class-long hashtag game. Click here to learn more and to register.

About Jessica Sprague
Jessica Sprague is a self-proclaimed "computer geek" and hybrid scrapbooker. It was inevitable, really. She grew up around computers, started a career in web and user-interface design, married a computer programmer, and became interested in digital photography. Then along came her first child, and Jessica discovered scrapbooking. But, as they say, geek is a way of life... and a new habit (er, hobby) was born.

A passionate paper AND digital scrapbooker, Jessica loves sharing her Photoshop expertise with scrapbookers looking for ways to edit and enhance photos, use digital brushes, play with digital patterned paper, type, graphics, and design.

Jessica founded JessicaSprague.com in 2007. The site's mission is to provide instruction, inspiration, and products to help people grow their skills, beautify their lives, and enhance their relationships.

About Heidi Swapp
Heidi Swapp is a busy mother of 5 and will tell you herself, she has a horrible memory! For over a decade, she has been combining her photos and memories with pretty paper and glue to capture and tell her stories so they won’t be forgotten!

Heidi is best know for sharing fun and fresh ideas to make quick, fabulous projects for everything from gifts, memory books, cards, and home décor in books and online tutorials. Heidi has her own line of signature products and can be found doing LIVE webshows, filming instructional videos or baking choc. Chip cookies. Visit her website: HeidiSwapp.com and get a feel for Heidi’s happy style and passion for ‘creating to remember’.

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