Review of iPhone Photo Academy

Hi everyone, hope you all are having a great week so far. I recently started learning at the iPhone Photo Academy and wanted to share my somewhat initial thoughts. I have completed a few of the lessons and so far I am liking it. I wanted to share my thoughts here with you all because may be you guys are also looking to use your iPhone camera more.

Here are my reasons for choosing to use iPhone camera more than my DSLR:

  1. (Obvious) I have my phone all the time with me. Not so much my DSLR.
  2. When I take pictures on my phone, I have auto backup enabled, so I can practically use it anywhere from Google Photos, once the backups are done. Or I can easily Airdrop it to my mac.
  3. I upgrade my phone every 3-4 years., With phones being so expensive and so capable, I’d like to avoid having to upgrade my DSLR if possible.

Also, overall for this year, I have set a goal to learn the craft of Instagram – I am taking Kat Coroy’s Instagram Makeover class, to take my photography to next level, I am taking this iPhone photography class and I am also scavenging every other piece of knowledge I can get about Instagram. So, this class fits right into that puzzle also :) (Btw, let me know if you would like a review of those courses too).

The student photos and testimonials is what initial piqued my interest about this particular iPhone photography course. When I dived in, I realized that

  1. This course teaches not only basic iPhone camera stuff, it also teaches lot of general Photography techniques & ideas and also some level of editing.
  2. Emil talks of how to get the best out of iPhone camera as well as things you should think about while composing a shot, what to capture vs what to edit etc.
  3. There is an amazing, vibrant Facebook group where students share the photos from their assignment, give feedback to each other and also participate in several challenges. I am learning so much from these conversations also.
  4. The free tips that Emil shares on emails are quite valuable. So, those become another source of learning – and this might be something you can try out before you invest any amount in the course fees.
  5. Another very important thing (for me) is that this course is not tied to one particular iPhone model – iPhone models change every year and I want to have knowledge that can let me upgrade my skills with the new models.

Here are some of the pictures I have taken so far, after going through only first few lessons. {Yes, Kiara is our favorite photography model around here, and can you blame us for that at all? Just look at those eyes…}

This course isn’t exclusively about product photography / photographing handmade creations etc, but it is still adding a lot of value to me.

So, what do you think?

Disclaimer: I am just a student who got an ad on Instagram, researched and joined this course. All the details in this blog post are my own and are in no way sponsored or paid-for. For my personal situation, I find this course very helpful, but please do your own research and decide what works for your situation yourself.

Hope this was helpful. Let me know in the comments below if reviews like this are helpful to you or if you’d rather I stick to crafty projects only. Can’t wait to hear your thoughts…

Hugs!
~Varada

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