Online meet and greet & orientation: Wednesday, May 6 at 6pm (approx. 30 minutes)
Online critiques Wednesdays at 6pm: May 13, May 20, May 27, June 3 & June 10 (critiques will run 60-90 minutes)

Students will meet via Zoom

Limit 10 students.


(If you require financial assistance, we may be able to help)

Students will need to sign up for a free Zoom account to access class sessions. Upon signing up for this class, you will automatically receive a welcome letter from the teacher + instructions on getting started. Please check your inbox and your spam folder. If you don’t receive the welcome letter, please email

Feeling stifled in lockdown? Want to make the “everyday” a little more interesting?

This iPhone photo class and critique has been specially designed for quarantine conditions. Discover the magic that’s just outside your window – and capture it perfectly from inside. Compose Instagram-worthy food photos. Share Fido’s best side with the world – no filters needed.

Students will work with tools, lighting, and subjects easily found around the house. Each week, a new video tutorial and assignment will be released, and students will upload their work to Syncsketch to get feedback from classmates.

Each Monday at 6pm, students will meet via Zoom for an online group critique, where they can share responses to each other’s work and get feedback from the instructor. Critique is an essential part of the process, because by understanding what you like or don’t like in a photo, you will be able to improve your photos dramatically.

MEET & GREET/ORIENTATION: Wednesday, May 6 at 6pm (approx. 30 minutes)
SESSION 1: INTRODUCTION TO IPHONE PHOTOGRAPHY (online critique: Wednesday, May 13, 6pm)
SESSION 2: UNDERSTANDING AND PLAYING WITH LIGHT (online critique: Wednesday, May 20, 6pm)
SESSION 3: BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOGRAPHY (online critique: Wednesday, May 27, 6pm)
SESSION 4: STILL LIFE AND FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY (online critique: Wednesday, June 3, 6pm)
SESSION 5: PORTRAITURE, PEOPLE AND/OR PETS (online critique: Wednesday, Jun 10, 6pm)

This class is led by Key West photographer Tamara Alvarez, who has been embracing the beautiful & quirky side of Key West & the Florida Keys for years (see her work at She works as a professional landscape and architecture photographer for Craig Reynolds landscaping, and takes the beautiful photos you can find on the The Marquesa Hotel and Cafe’s Instagram page (

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