Did you know that one of the best cameras you can own is in your smartphone? “The Best Camera May Be the One in Your Pocket” will be presented on Tuesday, January 29th at Roane State Oak Ridge Campus, City Room, 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. This program is designed for iPhones, Androids and other smartphones.



Sponsored by the UT Arboretum Society, Doug Edlund, Assistant Director with UT Institute of Agriculture Marketing and Communications, shares his tips and tricks to get the most out of your smartphone photography. From lighting to composition, Edlund shares his experiences to help you get the best results to make your digital photos stand out.



With larger sensors, image stabilization and quality optics, today’s smartphones are capable of producing outstanding images, even when shooting in auto. Add the suite of image editing tools available in both the stock and third-party camera apps, and your creativity is unlimited. Smartphones are not just limited to still photography, they are also very capable video cameras. Many of today’s smartphones shoot 4K video and have been used in the production of a number of short films. Edlund’s presentation will also touch on how to shoot quality video and audio.


“Ask any photographer what is their favorite camera and a number will respond with, ‘The one I have in my hand right now.’ By learning the correct techniques, your favorite camera may just be the one that’s with you all of the time,” Edlund explained.


This is a free program sponsored by the UT Arboretum Society. No advanced registration is required/ For more information contact:  mcampani@utk.edu or 865-483-7277.


Celebrating 54 years in 2019, this program is one of many lectures and activities that will be offered this year by the UT Arboretum Society. The program is cosponsored by the UT Forest Resources AgResearch and Education Center.


The Forest Resources AgResearch and Education Center which celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2014, is one of 10 outdoor laboratories located throughout the state as part of the UT AgResearch system. AgResearch is a division of the UT Institute of Agriculture. The Institute of Agriculture also provides instruction, research and public service through the UT College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, the UT College of Veterinary Medicine, UT AgResearch and UT Extension offices, with locations in every county in the state.