Striving After The Divine © Bob Weil
© Bob Weil
© Bob Weil
© Bob Weil

Saturday, April 22: 3-5pm

Workshop Fee*: $50

Only 35 spots are available.

We anticipate this workshop filling up fast, so do not hesitate to make an application as soon as possible.

*Includes admission into Photo Independent Art Fair.

We’ve all heard the truism that the best camera is the one you have with you. And there’s no disagreeing with the notion that mobile devices of today have the ability to record imagery at least as well as cameras from fifty years ago – when many of the great photographers were at work.

But why would anyone choose to shoot images solely with a mobile device? And to go one step further, why does it make sense refine and edit those images solely on a mobile device, and not on a desktop?

In this workshop, you will learn how the tools available for today’s mobile devices are capable of creating art of every genre – from realistic portraits and landscapes to conceptual and abstract work of the most sophisticated kind.

Bob will demonstrate what can be accomplished while yet in sight of the subject of the captured image, while still in the thrall and inspiration of the moment in coffee house, museum or mall.

You will see before and after images (and image elements), and the final work that incorporates them, and Bob will step you through the creation of a collage to understand the creative decisions made at each step to arrive at the final work.

Join Bob for a deep dive into one man’s creative process, and discover some of the tools and techniques you’ll need to harness your own creative muse and produce work that represents your own personal view and aesthetic vision.

And the best part – the work you produce will be so distinctive and compelling that it won’t matter to anyone that it was all done with an iPhone/iPad!

Bob Weil is a practicing iPhoneography creative, teacher, writer and evangelist living in Southern California. He is co-author (with Nicki Fitz-Gerald) of The Art of iPhone Photography – Creating Great Photos and Art on Your iPhone, featuring the work and creative process of 45 of the top iPhoneographers worldwide.

Bob has presented workshops to the Santa Barbara Photography Club, at the Los Angeles Mobile Arts Festival and at the Santa Monica Apple store. Bob’s online video course iPhoneography with Bob Weil ( debuted to considerable success in 2014 and now has over 2,200 students in 53 countries. Bob is currently a member of the advisory board of the Los Angeles Festival of Photography and the Lumiere Awards. Bob also co-manages with Nicki Fitz-Gerald and writes on mobile art topics for iPhone Life and Digital Studio Magazine.

Only 35 students will be admitted into the workshop.

The $50 fee does not include transport, accommodation or other expenses.

The $50 fee includes entry into Photo Independent, and any other free LA Festival of Photography events.

If you would like to participate in more than one Festival workshop, we offer a 20% discount on each additional workshop attended.

Cancellation/Refund Policy

  • Cancellations before April 15, 2017 will be given a full refund minus a $10 processing fee.
  • Cancellations after April 15, 2017 will only be eligible for a refund if we can fill your spot.

Photographs by Bob Weil