EventsPixel Playground: Capturing Life through Your Smartphone Camera Lens 

Pixel Playground: Capturing Life through Your Smartphone Camera Lens

June 8 – June 29, 2023 | 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Location: High Museum of Art Works on Paper Study Room, Wieland Pavilion, Lower Level
Registration Required







Transform your smartphone snapshots into striking images through this hands-on, four-week photography class. Pixel Playground is designed for both beginner and intermediate photographers.

This interactive class will guide you through the essentials of smartphone photography including developing composition, choosing setting, and learning photo editing. Inspired by Evelyn Hofer: Eyes on the City, we will explore architectural and portrait photography both in the gallery and on the streets of Midtown. The class will conclude with a session dedicated to fine tuning your images using your phone’s editing features, followed by a group critique and discussion of our bodies of work, which we will print and mat. Grab your smartphone and embark with us on this photographic journey as you experiment and refine your photography skills.

This class meets on-site at the High Museum of Art. Participants must bring their own smartphone, but all other supplies will be provided.

Evelyn Hofer (American, born Germany, 1922; active New York; died Mexico, 2009), Arteries, New York, 1964, dye transfer print, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, gift of the artist’s estate and Danziger Gallery, New York, 2021.100.

New York Arteries, New York Hofer

About Your Instructor

Michelle Alba is a teaching artist at the High Museum of Art, where she works with schoolchildren, families, adults, and older adults. She has taught arts-integrated curriculum involving photography, video, visual arts, music, and theater since 2001, both in Chicago and Atlanta. Through her work she has partnered with diverse organizations, such as Project AIM, CAPE, and Arts at the Center, to create supportive learning environments that facilitate students’ artistic exploration. She performed, taught, and volunteered for nearly a decade with the PlayMakers Laboratory, Dramagirls, and Ag47. She finds joy in the arts and sharing with fellow curious life explorers, and through her teaching, she encourages creative participation among learners of all ages. She holds a BA in art education from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Michelle Alba Headshot