Continental Divide at Dawn

Continental Divide at Dawn
Continental Divide at Dawn

Thursday, July 17, 2014

3 New iPhoneography Workshops!

I'll be teaching three iPhoneography workshops at three different venues this summer and fall.

  1. July 24, Westfield Parks and Rec; July 24, 6-8 pm. (Click for More info)
  2. September 7, Jewish Community Center 12-4 pm. (More to be announced soon on this class)
  3. October 4, Conner Prairie. (Click for more info

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

3 iPhoneography Workshops!

Sign Post, Rabbit Hash, Kentucky

Learn techniques for creating beautiful images with your iPhone! 

March 29 

Westfield Parks and Rec
All Day
Info and Registration
(Type iPhone into the search cell to see listings. Need help with enrollment? Contact Brittany Goger at 317-508-9829)

April 12

Conner Prairie
1/2 Day
Info and Registration

April 26

Westfield Parks and Rec
1/2 Day
Info and Registration
(Type iPhone into the search cell to see listings. Need help with enrollment? Contact Brittany Goger at 317-508-9829)

About the Instructor

Rad A. Drew is an internationally recognized photographer and teacher based in Indianapolis, Indiana, who works with traditional digital, mirror-less, and iPhone cameras to create images that capture the spirit of people and place. His creative work has been exhibited in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Texas, Vermont, and New York. He has been an award winner in the international Mobile Photography Awards in 2011, 2012, and 2013 and this work has exhibited in Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Toronto, Collingwood, and Melbourne. Drew is a frequent contributor to the juried site, Pixels at an Exhibition, and is a long time and often-recognized member of the online community, He is author of the fine art collections, In Good Light, Images of the Circle City and Rural Indiana, A Beauty all its Own, and is a contributor to the recently published The Art of iPhone Photography: Creating Great Photos and Art on Your iPhone.

Sunday, March 2, 2014

IDADA First Friday, March 7, 2014

Photography of 
Rad A. Drew  
at the 
In Good Light, Images of the Circle City by Rad A. Drew
The book, In Good Light, Images of the Circle City, was my attempt to share a collection of images with my friends -- particularly my photographer friends who travel the globe taking photos -- that says beauty and fascinating subjects are where you find them; even in one's own back yard!

My exhibit of the same name: In Good Light, Images of the Circle City, features images from my book that celebrate our beautiful city of Indianapolis. I hope you'll come out this Friday, March 7, to see this work at the Nancy Lee Design Gallery in the Circle City Industrial Complex. Below are a couple of images that you'll see...
Blade Runner 
Marion County Public Library, Indianapolis

Midwestern Monoliths

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Exhibit: Cuba!

Now showing at Hoaglin's, 448 Massachusetts Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46204

Panning on the Prada, Old Havana, Cuba
These images are my attempt to capture and share the beauty and spirit of this magnificent country and its people.

Today, through the People-to-People program, travel from the United States to Cuba is legal so long as the trip facilitates interaction and cultural exchange. Cuba is a country that has suffered for many years under a communist regime, a situation that was exacerbated after the Bay of Pigs incident in the 60’s. Communism and trade restrictions with the U.S. have left the country’s economy floundering and its people in a perpetual state of poverty. In spite of these hardships, the courageous spirit of the Cuban people is evident in their interactions with guests to their country, and in their remarkable determination and innovation to “make do.” My interactions with the Cuban people were as colorful and fascinating as the environment of Old Havana, Trinidad, and the countryside in between. 

Exhibit: In Good Light, Images of the Circle City

Blade Runner 
This image was taken on the back side of the Marion County Public Library,  Indianapolis
I believe that every place has its own unique Spirit. Whether in an exotic location in a far corner of the world or in one’s own backyard, there are sites that hold beauty and wonder just waiting for the sensitive photographer to explore. 

This exhibit is a celebration of my beautiful homeland, Indianapolis, my “back yard.” It is not Paris, or Katmandu and it is not (yet!) on lists of top destinations for world travelers, yet the spirit of our place is as beautiful as any in the world. With these images I’ve tried to make that point by making images to be shared with everyone that reflect the beauty of Indianapolis and which celebrate the Spirit of this place.

Click the title to buy my book, In Good Light, Images of the Circle City, at

Sunday, November 3, 2013

What's Going On!

What a wild and wacky fall it's been! I've been remiss in posting here in a while, so here's a brief update on what's going on!

October 26-28
This past weekend I was in the Philadelphia area where I taught an iPhoneography workshop that included shooting at the Eastern State Penitentiary in Philly, Longwood Gardens  west of Philly, Fonthill Castle in Doylestown, and the Graffiti Underground -- the old coal piers along the Delaware River on Philly's south side. Watch for a repeat of this workshop next year! 

Here's one of the images from Fonthill, fondly titled, Alas, Poor Yorick! I new him well. This was shot with the new iPhone 5s using the great camera, ClearCam in its Enhanced mode. 

... and this image that shows the majesty of this incredible castle.

November 1 -- IDADA Member Show
The 9th Annual IDADA Membership Exhibition at Arch at Chatham (617 E. North St, Indianapolis) opened Friday and runs through November 16. Two of my images are on exhibit, including '58 Biscayne, Trinidad, Cuba. I hope you get by to see them. Let me know if you do!

November 9 - 10 -- Nature Visions Mid-Atlantic Expo!
As I write this, I'm preparing for a trip to the the DC area where I am a featured presenter on the topic of iPhone photography at this year's 2013 Nature Visions -- A Mid-Altantic Photography Association Expo, November 08 - 10, 2013 -- Manassas, Virgina. I'll be delivering three presentations, one of which still has openings. If you're in the area or at the conference, let's get together.

December 2 -- Cuba! opens
Cuba! at the Legend Classic Irvington Cafe 

Exhibiting at Legend's has become an annual tradition for me. Owners, Kim and John, are true patrons of the arts. I always look forward to showing my work in this cozy spot in Irvington.

Cuba! represents the first exhibit of all Cuba images from my trip to Havana, Cojimar, and Trinidad in January. This will be a preview of the larger exhibit scheduled for Clowes Hall in the fall of 2014.

Here's a sample!
There are plenty of old cars to shoot in Cuba. This British Hillman in Trinidad is one example. The image below is the decaying Jose Marti Stadium in Havana.