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Virtually Gorton: Camera Phone Photography with Kerri Sherman Wednesday, September 16

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Virtually Gorton: Camera Phone Photography with Kerri Sherman

  • Date: September 16, 2020
  • Time: 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
  • Price: $45.00
  • Location: Gorton Community Center
    400 E. Illinois Road, Lake Forest, IL 60045

Join Kerri via ZOOM for an instructional, 90 minute camera phone photography class!


Once you have signed up for this class through Gorton Community Center, you will be sent an invitation to “join a zoom meeting” on WEDNESDAY,  SEPTEMBER 16TH from 12:00 – 1:30 PM . You will be able to ask questions and interact with Kerri and the other participants live via ZOOM.

*Before class, install SNAPSEED (free editing tool from your phone’s App Store) on your charged phone, and have these 3 easy household props ready:
1 sheet of white paper
1 placemat or cloth napkin
1 lettuce leaf (i.e. romaine, spinach, etc) – OR – one piece of fruit

Future Classes in this series:

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 10TH  — 11:00 – 12:30 PM


SATURDAY, DECEMBER 12TH – 11:00 – 12:30 PM

Now more than ever, the smart phone camera is a convenient high quality lens used to easily take and edit terrific photos, plus seamlessly print or publish digitally. Led by Kerri Sherman, owner of Bloom & Focus – a north shore lifestyle photography studio – specializing in nature, botanicals, architecture, interiors, families, food and fine art commissions – this fun class will be a game changer in enhancing your everyday phone camera images.


A film editor in a previous life (before kids), Kerri’s’ passion continues behind the lens.  Her commercial work spans from interiors and portraits in Sheridan Road magazine, food photography for businesses and restaurants in the city and north shore, product photography from factories to florists, and fine art commissions.

Kerri loves the story telling component of photography:  documenting and deconstructing all that is relevant to your family or business. She also teaches kids and adults basic shooting and editing instruction in small groups – encouraging all to enjoy improving their photos, and printing in creative ways.

Capturing the details fuels Kerri – from the streets of soulful New Orleans, inside gritty industrial spaces of a factory, the isolated beauty of one petal in a field of botanicals, to the innocence and wonder of a child’s smile –  these elements of emotion and texture bring Kerri’s work to life.


Gorton Community Center will take and may use photos and videos from this event for its promotional purposes. Your attendance indicates your consent to the above.

Class Refund and Cancellation Policy: Refunds will only be given up to one week prior to the first week of class of any session. (The refund period for some classes, which require advanced reservations or purchase of materials, may be more limited.) Cancellations will incur a $5 handling fee for programs costing under $100 and a 10% handling fee for programs with fees of $100 or more. If a class is cancelled due to insufficient enrollment, you will be notified, and a full refund will be given.

If this class does not meet the minimum participation requirement, you will be notified of the cancellation within one week of the start date.

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