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For Immediate Release                                                                                 

July 2, 2019

Rochester Hills Public Library to Host Unique Photography Class


(ROCHESTER HILLS- July 2, 2019) The Rochester Hills Public Library is offering patrons the opportunity to advance their smartphone photography skills with an expert on Saturday, Aug 3 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m

Ann Arbor-based photojournalist Jeffrey Smith. Will show participants how to use light and composition to create truly stunning photos using only a camera phone.


“With Instagram and smartphones, everyone has become a photographer. I hope this fun and interactive class will help patrons better capture those precious moments,” said Makerspace Specialist Tierney Czartoski.

Attendees of the program will be doing much more than just listening, they’ll get the chance to put their lesson to good use by taking photos during the event.


“I’m excited to share my skills and passion with the Rochester Hills Public Library Community,” said Photojournalist Jeffrey Smith. “Photography is more than documenting moments, when done with skills and precision it can capture and convey emotions.  


Smith currently works for the University of Michigan as well as doing freelance editorial for publications such as The Rolling Stone, commercial photography for companies including Google, and personal photography sessions.

The class will be held Saturday, Aug. 3 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Space is limited and registration will and RHPL library card is required. Registration can be done at


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