Dates and times:
previously: Wednesday, June 1, 10:20 a.m. – 12 noon
today: Thursday, June 2, 10:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Location: 218 Gore Hall
Special note: Today’s session is a continuation for those participants who started on June 1.
The mobile photo safari is designed to encourage the use of your own photography for course-related materials and activities by exploiting the ubiquity and convenience of mobile devices. For you and your students, mobile photography presents new opportunities for community connections. The two-part session will include a photography lesson, photo assignment, and photo shoot on campus and Main Street. You’ll work with your own mobile device to post-process images, tag and catalog, and post online. The event is intended for iPhone, iPad, Android, and Windows Phone owners.
June 2: Photo lesson and photo shoot
In this second hands-on session, Jon Cox will illustrate the key principles and techniques for taking better photographs in general and on mobile devices in particular. The group will embark on a walk-about around campus and on Main Street for you to hone your new photography skills. Back in the classroom, you’ll edit your best images and upload to your preferred photo sharing site, finishing up with showing our work in a group critique. Selected images will have the opportunity to be shown at the afternoon session, Five Minutes of Fame.
Assistant Professor, Art & Design
Jon Cox is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Art and Project Liaison in the Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Lab at the University of Delaware. He has served as a Board Member of the Dorobo Fund for Tanzania since 2006. Cox’s latest published work was a six-year documentary book project with hunter-gatherers in Tanzania titled Hadzabe, By the Light of a Million Fires. Cox has directed over twenty photographic study abroad programs across the globe including destinations to Antarctica, South East Asia, Tanzania, Australia, Tasmania and several countries in South America. He was a pioneer in the field of digital photography, served as the adventure photographer/writer for Digital Camera Magazine and authored two Amphoto digital photography books. Cox is the 2014 co-recipient of a National Geographic – Genographic Legacy Fund Grant to support a collaborative cultural mapping initiative with the Ese’Eja hunter-gatherers living in the Amazon basin of Peru.