All my life, I have been involved in creative endeavors, including dancing, playing musical instruments, writing, sketching, painting, singing, needlework, scrapbooking, and photography. Even though I had been raised around photography, it wasn’t until late 2008, when I purchased my first digital single-lens reflex camera that I developed a strong interest and passion for photography.
I enjoy photographing a wide variety of subjects, from nature to old forgotten buildings or cars (subjects that have character). The artist in me finds great joy while processing my photos. I love creating art from my images.
Teaching has become an important part of my life. I offer students what I’ve learned about getting to know one’s camera, basic photography skills, wildlife/nature photography, basic editing/post-processing, and creating art from the images a student has in their portfolio. In addition, I have provided presentations to multiple organizations including the Orlando Camera Club and St. Augustine Camera Club.
My work has been exhibited in the Garden House Gallery at the Harry P. Leu Gardens in Orlando, FL, as part of the Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive exhibit; University of Florida Research & Academic Center in Lake Nona; and at the 2017 CREATIVA: Woman Made Art Show at Osceola Arts in Kissimmee. I’ve also had work exhibited and sold at the SOBO Art Gallery in Winter Garden, FL.
I have been a member of the Orlando Camera Club since 2008, and was a member of the Oviedo Photo Club for several years, including as President from June 2010 to January 2013. I attended the Judging Academy held by the Orlando Camera Club in 2011 and participated as a judge for several competitions over a period of three years. I have won multiple awards at the Orlando Camera Club competitions, as well as winning ribbons in several Florida Camera Club
Council competitions. Offering my photography skills for miscellaneous charities and events is a very important part of my life as well.
Since 2011, I became fascinated with camera phone photography and mid-2016, was asked to write a Guest Blog Post, which can be found here http://ristainophotography.com/iphone-photography-tips/. After reading the blog post, you will find out more about my history with the camera phone as well as discover many of my tips and resources for having fun with camera phone photography. I have given presentations on tips and techniques for camera phone photography to several groups.
Creative Camera Phone Photography
Camera phones have been around for many years. Most people carry a mobile phone, some of which now have very high-tech camera sensors and lots of megapixels. If you want to create a memory, just whip out your phone and capture the moment!
There are hundreds of apps available for taking, editing, and manipulating your camera phone photos. These photos can then be shared with others via text or on social media sites. There are apps for adding filter effects and frames to your images.
Jeffri shares with us her passion and excitement about camera phone photography. Using examples of her work, Jeffri will show you some of her favorite apps and editing methods.