CHiCOPEE, Mass. (Mass Appeal) – Smartphones can do a lot more than just make phone calls these days, and more and more people are using their phones to take photos! Craig Norton is a professional photographer and he joins us to share tips for taking the best photos possible.Digital Photography 101 Quick Tips:

~ Read the manual that came with the camera and use the modes and features as you read about them.

~ Watch YouTube tutorials specific to your camera.

~ Learn how to turn the camera off (lightning bolt icon) and rely on natural light.

~ Learn about ISO – when shooting in low light, instead of using the flash, raise the ISO.

~ Always hold the camera steady and take your time.

~ Have fun and apply photography to the other things (and people) you love.

About Craig:

Craig Norton has been a professional photographer for 30 years and he has been a teaching artist for 12 years. He presents workshops, residencies in schools, museums and libraries throughout New England and teaches private lessons at his studio in Middletown, CT. Craig wrote “Rock The Shot!” ( which is a fun, easy read for beginners. You can check out his work at