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WSP 316 — Portrait Photography: Create Powerful Images Using Your iPhone

Quarter: Fall
Day(s): Saturday
Course Format: Live Online (About Formats)
Duration: 1 day
Date(s): Sep 25
Time: 10:00 am—2:00 pm (PT)
Refund Deadline: Sep 18
Unit: 0
Grade Restriction: NGR only; no credit/letter grade
Tuition: $205
Instructor(s): Yoni Mayeri
Limit: 24
Class Recording Available: Yes
Status: Closed
DOWNLOAD THE SYLLABUS » (subject to change)
Live Online(About Formats)
10:00 am—2:00 pm (PT)
Sep 25
1 day
Refund Date
Sep 18
0 Unit
Grade Restriction
NGR only; no credit/letter grade
Yoni Mayeri
DOWNLOAD THE SYLLABUS » (subject to change)
With your iPhone, you can easily take a picture of family, friends, strangers, and pets. But how do you make a good portrait? This one-day course will utilize the iPhone and a variety of apps to show you how to create stunning portrait images.

We will cover posing, directing your subject, the use of natural light and props, and choosing environments and backgrounds. We will begin with an in-depth review of your iPhone’s built-in features that can enhance your images. Then we will cover several approaches to portraiture, including traditional, lifestyle, environmental, candid, and street photography, as well as how to prepare your subject(s), what to look for when shooting, and tips on interacting with and engaging people. You will learn ways to “say something” about the person(s) you are shooting, and ways to make a creative portrait. We also will review software made for the iPhone for enhancing and processing your images in order to create flattering finished pieces.

Demonstrations for shooting in Portrait mode and of apps for editing your images will be live so you can utilize their features immediately. Recommendations for preparing your files for printing and sharing, and a resource list for various printing and framing options, will be posted along with additional course materials.

Students must complete “An Introduction to iPhoneography: Using Your Smartphone to Make Extraordinary Images” (WSP 294 or PHOTO 32) or have comparable experience prior to enrolling in this course. A list of apps that will be covered in this course will be posted online for enrolled students in advance of the course. Portrait mode with Depth Effect and certain other features demonstrated in the course are available only for the iPhone XR, XS, XS Max, and the 11 and 12 series. iOS 14 or newer is recommended.

Photographer; iPhoneographer

Yoni Mayeri has been a professional photographer for more than thirty 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.