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PHOTO 42 — iPhoneography: The Next Level for Advanced Shooting and Editing

Quarter: Fall
Day(s): Saturdays
Course Format: On-campus (About Formats)
Duration: 2 days
Date(s): Nov 4—Nov 11
Time: 10:00 am—12:30 pm (PT)
Refund Deadline: Oct 28
Unit: 0
Grade Restriction: NGR only; no credit/letter grade
Tuition: $250
Instructor(s): Yoni Mayeri
Limit: 24
Class Recording Available: No
Status: Open
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10:00 am—12:30 pm (PT)
Nov 4—Nov 11
2 days
Refund Date
Oct 28
0 Unit
Grade Restriction
NGR only; no credit/letter grade
Yoni Mayeri
ACCESS THE SYLLABUS » (subject to change)
This course is designed for those who have some experience shooting and editing with their iPhone and who want to advance their skills. We will explore a variety of apps that enable us to perform advanced photo editing and creative image creation. In each class session, the instructor will demonstrate new apps and techniques for a particular type of photography, with time at the end for Q&A and optional critiques of your work. We will cover apps that enable precise capture in macro and close-up photography; explore shooting and posing techniques for creating dynamic portraits in formal, environmental, and candid styles; touch on how the Deep Fusion feature reduces noise and improves details; introduce techniques and best practices for HDR photography and Night Mode; and discuss shooting in RAW format to create professional-quality images. Students will leave the course with a wealth of apps and techniques for moving their iPhoneography to a professional-quality level.

Students must complete “Introduction to iPhoneography: Using Your Smartphone to Make Extraordinary Images” (WSP 294 or PHOTO 32) or have comparable experience with an iPhone prior to enrolling in this course. An iPhone 7s Plus or newer is recommended. 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; however, all models of iPhones newer than 7s Plus are welcome, as most of the content will be applicable to every model. Students can expect to spend $20–$40 on apps; most apps offer a free trial and various subscription prices. Accessories demonstrated in class 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, including at the de Young Museum and several galleries nationwide. She teaches iPhone courses regularly at Stanford, UC Berkeley, and Rancho La Puerta, as well as for 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.