These apps with their different films (black & white and colour), filters and borders take photography on the iphone to a whole new level - all with a touch of a screen. There are more artistic photo apps than just using the popular Instagram app. The effects you can achieve are stylish and varied - some reminiscent of old analogue film days - as well as great fun (and addictive) because you’re never quite sure what the end result will be as the image ‘develops’ on your phone before your eyes. It’s hard to take a bad photo even if you’re not an aspiring photographer! Once you’ve taken your photos you can save them to your photo library, upload them to your Facebook or Flickr account direct from the iPhone app, or email them to your friends to impress them with your cool shots.
During this informal, hands-on 3 hour workshop we capture a variety of subjects including quirky close-ups and street photography as we walk through the architectural laneways of inner city Sydney suburbs of Darlinghurst and Paddington. You will get to learn how to create different effects at the time of taking a photo with your iPhone and also how to edit images on your iPhone in interesting and creative ways.
Photography Level / course suitable for:
Whether you are a competent DSLR or compact camera user or have no photography knowledge whatsoever, this is a fun workshop for all iphone users!
$85 incl coffee/tea
small groups - max 8 persons
Next course dates:
Sun 7 July Time:
1.30pm - 4.30pm
For those who snub the iPhone camera resolution, remember the talent lies with the photographer and not the camera. An image can come from any camera even a mobile phone - it’s about the eye and not the gear! Capturing good photos on the iPhone still requires however an understanding of focus and exposure control, composition and the best lighting - we will show how! With its ease of use, compared to other clunky mobile phone cameras, and the unique apps special effects features; the iphone is now the most widely used camera on Flickr. And the fact you always have a camera with you to capture those spontaneous moments, people, everyday objects.
The iPhone camera is simple - it has few buttons. Using the iPhone camera you don’t get bogged down with technical photography issues and overload of buttons and menus that is the case with all current DSLR cameras. This enables you to just be creative and experiment with the various effects that can be achieved with the apps. Not able to be in control of the outcome of an image is why many professional photographers are also embracing the iphone camera - a refreshing change from the DSLR and 21MP cameras! Iphone images are not about the number of pixels - its being able to be artistic using a creative eye and a touch of a screen. The simplicity of it makes taking pictures fun.
Digital photography never looked so analog. The ability with a simple swipe of the finger to swap simulated lenses, filters and film apps to your iphone camera and bring back the look and feel of old instamatic / Box Brownie style photos of the past with their own unique character and mood is fantastic. A phone camera isn’t going to match the quality of a DSLR image but using it in this way lets you look at photography in a whole new light!
View ‘iphone photos’ gallery
for examples of photos taken around Sydney with iPhone camera.
We begin the workshop in one of the nearby Italian cafes with an explanation of how to use the simple 4 recommended photography apps you have already downloaded onto your iPhone and that we will be using during the workshop. (You will be emailed at the time of your booking confirmation as to which iphone apps (total cost $6.95) are required for you to download to your iphone from itunes prior to the workshop. We’ve tried and tested the best ones!) After a quick overview on making the most of the camera’s autofocus selection button and key points for strong image composition - we hit the streets, allowing you to explore your photographic skills and creativity using your iphone camera. There is plenty of good photo material along the way for capturing interesting images. You will also be given other recommended iPhone photo apps and iPhoneography websites to check out yourself later.
Under Coca Cola sign at Kings Cross, Corner William Street and Darlinghurst Road, Sydney. The workshop ends in Paddington.
How to book workshop:
Book this workshop now via the booking page
or email us via the contact form
if any questions.
Sarah Jenkins - photographer & graphic designer.
What to bring:
Your fully charged iPhone 3GS or iPhone 4, 4s, iPhone 5 using iPhone OS 3.1 software or later. Ensure the recommended 4 iphone apps are already downloaded onto your iphone from itunes. (You will be emailed at the time of your booking confirmation as to which 4 iphone apps (total cost $6.95) are required for you to download to your iphone from itunes prior to the workshop. Make sure you are using the lastest version of iTunes for your iPhone version). Wear comfortable walking shoes.