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

Quarter: Spring
Day(s): Tuesdays
Course Format: Live Online (About Formats)
Duration: 4 weeks
Date(s): May 14—Jun 4
Time: 6:30—8:30 pm (PT)
Refund Deadline: May 16
Unit: 0
Grade Restriction: NGR only; no credit/letter grade
Tuition: $315
Instructor(s): Yoni Mayeri
Limit: 24
Class Recording Available: Yes
Status: Open
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Live Online(About Formats)
6:30—8:30 pm (PT)
May 14—Jun 4
4 weeks
Refund Date
May 16
0 Unit
Grade Restriction
NGR only; no credit/letter grade
Yoni Mayeri
ACCESS 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 Photos 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 iPhone 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 10 or newer is recommended; however, all models of 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, 14, and 15 series. Most of the content will be applicable to every model. Students can expect to spend about $20-25 on apps; accessories demonstrated are optional purchases.

Photographer; iPhoneographer

Yoni Mayeri has been an award-winning professional photographer for more than 30 years. She has been an educator for Nikon, Minolta, and Polaroid. Her photography has been widely published and exhibited, showing at the de Young Museum and several galleries nationwide. As an early adopter of the iPhone and digital technology, she teaches iPhone courses regularly at Stanford, UC Berkeley, Stanford Research Park, the Garden Club of America, Rancho La Puerta, and numerous private organizations. View her iPhoneography on Instagram @yonimayeri.

Textbooks for this course:

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