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Posted Monday, July 22nd, 2019

Free Workshop With Xiomara Focuses on Principles of Seeing

“The secret to better photographs is not in the camera. It’s in applying the principles of seeing used by artists for centuries,” notes nationally-exhibited photographer and published author Xiomaro.

National Park Service logoTo help reveal those principles to you, Morristown National Historical Park (NHP) is offering Xiomaro’s smart phone photography workshop, The Art of Phoneography, from 10 am to 2 pm on Saturday, August 3, 2019.

The workshop will begin in Morristown NHP’s Washington’s Headquarters Museum auditorium. The program is free, but registration is required. To register, please call Jude Pfister at 973-539-2016 x 204.  

Xiomaro’s workshop will introduce five key artistic principles through slides of photographs and paintings. He and the participants will then walk the grounds and experience an exclusive photo-tour of George Washington’s headquarters at the Ford Mansion, where they will have the opportunity to create unique images using workshop techniques.

The workshop is designed for the camera that is always in one’s pocket. The aim is to have fun experimenting while minimizing the technical know-how that often hinders creativity. Since “the principles of seeing” are the “secret to better photographs,” point-and-shoot cameras and professional DSLRs also can be used at the workshop.

Participants should bring their fully-charged smart phone (any brand) or camera with plenty of available storage space for the new photos that they will create. A portable USB phone charger or spare battery also will be helpful. Participants should dress appropriately for the August 3rd weather, wear comfortable walking shoes, and if they wish, pack a lunch or snacks. For more information visit

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