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PHOTO 32 A — Introduction to iPhoneography: Using Your Smartphone to Make Extraordinary Images

Quarter: Summer
Day(s): Thursdays
Course Format: Live Online (About Formats)
Duration: 4 weeks
Date(s): Jul 6—Jul 27
Time: 6:30—8:20 pm (PT)
Refund Deadline: Jul 8
Unit: 0
Grade Restriction: NGR only; no credit/letter grade
Tuition: $290
Instructor(s): Yoni Mayeri
Limit: 24
Class Recording Available: Yes
Status: Open
DOWNLOAD THE SYLLABUS » (subject to change)
Live Online(About Formats)
6:30—8:20 pm (PT)
Jul 6—Jul 27
4 weeks
Refund Date
Jul 8
0 Unit
Grade Restriction
NGR only; no credit/letter grade
Yoni Mayeri
DOWNLOAD THE SYLLABUS » (subject to change)
Discover how to turn your ordinary snapshots into extraordinary photographs using the power of the device that is always with you. Smartphones are the most important camera of our age, used for capturing everything from family events to products for business, making art, and documenting current events. In this hands-on course, you will learn how to expertly capture images, edit them, and create photographs with your iPhone. You will gain inspiration and find your creative vision by discovering your style and expanding your technical knowledge in the field of iPhoneography. We will start by using the built-in photo app to edit and enhance iPhone photos, and we will discuss tips for optimizing the features and working around the limitations of the native (built-in) camera. We will then see demonstrations and learn the details of several third-party editing and creative applications, as well as a variety of helpful accessories for enhancing and embellishing iPhoneography images. Finally, we will review best practices for saving, organizing, sharing, and printing your images.

This course is open to students of all skill levels. An iPhone 8 Plus or newer is recommended, but all iPhones are welcome. Portrait Mode with Depth Effects and some features demonstrated in the course are available only for the iPhone XR, XS, and XS Max and the 11, 12, 13, and 14 series. Most of the content will be applicable to every iPhone model. Students can expect to spend $20–$25 on apps; accessories are optional purchases.

Section A and Section B of “Introduction to iPhoneography: Using Your Smartphone to Make Extraordinary Images” cover the same content.

Photographer; iPhoneographer

Yoni Mayeri has been a professional photographer for more than 30 years. She has been an educator for Nikon, Minolta, and Polaroid. Her work has been published in numerous publications, and her iPhoneography has been shown at the de Young Museum and several galleries nationwide. Her iPhone work can be viewed on Instagram @yonimayeri.

Textbooks for this course:

There are no required textbooks; however, some fee-based online readings may be assigned.