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Panel Discussion: Mobile Photography w/ IGDC Instagram

  • FotoWeekCentral 2801 16th Street Northwest Washington, DC, 20009 United States (map)
Photo © Top Left: @birdettemurray, Top Right: @bfd_allons_y,  Bottom Left: @big.buffalo, Bottom Right: @x_roos

Photo © Top Left: @birdettemurray, Top Right: @bfd_allons_y,  Bottom Left: @big.buffalo, Bottom Right: @x_roos

Join us in a thoughtful discussion on photography.  What is photography and how can we include mobile photography without devaluing it?  We will explore this, as well as, the advances of smart phone cameras, DSLR and traditional cameras, editing techniques and apps for mobile photographers.

Panel Contributors: 

Jen Burnett (@jenburnett) is strictly a mobile photographer.  She has been a suggested user on Instagram twice and her eye is not only masterful but her photos are edited with a skilled hand and preference for the classic black and white style.

Dave Dettloff (@beingdave) experiments with both digital and film, vintage cameras and a converted near infrared point-and-shoot.  His work spans mobile, DSLR and film and his editing style remains fluid and ever-changing.

Brenton Davis (@the_last_wright_brother) is a photographer with a unique sense of the fantasy world a photographer can build.  Using a capture, Brenton weaves and layers edits and imagery together to create an otherworldly environment.

Quynh Tonnu (@queengwenn) remains faithful to mobile photography.  Her captures of everyday life are elevated by a consistent edit style.  Her work remains cohesive through the use of cool temperatures and colors.


Arpita Upadhyaya (@sriarpitais a photographer always on the hunt for light, shadows and DC street life.  The dramatic captures she creates as she explores her DC neighborhood are simple yet powerful examples of how mobile photography has become important to people's daily lives.

Panel Moderators:

Holly Garner (@golightly), founder and coordinator of @IGDC