They say the best camera is the one that is always with you which is probably one of the main reasons why iPhone Photography is fast growing in popularity. This combined with the ever increasing number of creative apps and the ability to process and share your work with communities such as Instagram or Eyeem makes iPhone Photography so exciting place to be.
However, just like in traditional photography, it is important to know what makes a good photograph, a great photograph and how to achieve this. The iPhone camera is such a simple to use device but many people struggle to know how best to use it, how to compose an photo, how to expose it correctly and to know which apps to use.
These are common problems and questions that people ask me about so below I have compiled a list of a few of my favourite resources which will help to inspire and improve the quality of the photographs you take.
iPhone Camera Essentials
The iPhone Camera Essentials course by Guy Yang is a well known video training course which guides you through the best way to take and edit great photos on your iPhone. The course features 50 video lessons which cover various topics from getting to know your iPhone, understanding the rule of thirds and HDR photography to editing basics, using apps, layers, masks and photo management.
The lessons are nicely presented and easy to follow. You will find this course a pleasure to watch and follow.
iPhone Photography Secrets
iPhone Photography Secrets is a mammoth course which will teach you everything you need to know about the tools, techniques and pro tips that will take your iPhone photography to the next level. The course takes you through the iPhone camera app and new iOS7 features. It talks you through the making use of a creative composition, using apps such as Camera Awesome, Instagram, Snapseed and Photoshop Express. Believe me with 97 lesson totaling over 8 hours of high quality video footage this is an action packed course that is well worth checking out.
Chet has created a concise, easy to follow, set of lectures for the iPhone… To sum up, the course hits all bases and has taught me some new tricks, which makes using my new iPhone even more enjoyable!
iPhone Photography Pro
iPhone Photography Pro is presented by Sydney based photographer, Matt Kemp. This course teaches students how to apply professional photography techniques using your iPhone. The 33 lessons walk you through taking photos, the rules of composition, colour, lighting, HDR as well as editing techniques, apps and accessories.
This is an easy to follow course which will teach you a lot of practical tips. its no wonder it has received so many 5 star reviews.
The Art of iPhone Photography
‘The Art of iPhone Photography’ is written by Bob Weil and Nicki Fitz-Gerald and provides an excellent resource of inspiration and step by step tutorials from 45 leading names in the field of iPhone Photography. This book is an perfect addition to the bookshelf of anyone looking to develop their iPhone Photography skills and techniques, no matter what your skill level. You can read a more in depth review of ’The Art of iPhone Photography’ book here.
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iPhone Photography eBook
The ebook ‘iPhone Photography’ is by Misho Baranovic and is available through the website Digital Photography School. This guide will enable iPhone owners to take creative control of their devices as the ebook covers everything from how the iPhone camera works and which camera replacement apps to use to exposure, focusing, editing and sharing.
“iPhone Photography teaches classic photography tips and storytelling and makes them relevant when using your iPhone as a camera…. If you’re into mobile photography (or just curious about what all the fuss is about) this e-book is a fantastic resource.” – Jen Pollack Bianco
I may be a bit biased here but I couldn’t put this list together without including the Mobiography Magazine. This digital magazine is published bi-monthly and is packed full of tips, interviews, tutorials and reviews. The app is available on iOS in the App Store or to Android users on Google Play.
iPhone Photography School
The iPhone Photography School is a fantastic resource of top tips, information and inspiration. Run by Emil Pakarklis, the website has gained a huge following over the last couple of years. Emil has just launched his iPhone Photography Academy (Note: The doors are currently closed until further notice) which is an online based course which takes iPhone photographers step by step through everything they need to know about taking better photographs with their iPhone.
Skipology is run by award winning iPhoneographer and artist Paul Brown. Paul has made a bit of a name for himself over the last year or more due to his fantastic tutorials which take you step by step through his workflow process to illustrate how he can take an ordinary photograph and transform it into a stunning work of art.
Instagrammers is one of the original websites about mobile photograph aims to provide a superb resource of information about Instagram. Founded by Philippe Gonzalez, Instagrammers offers regular news updates, insights and tips about the photo sharing platform Instagram.
We Are Juxt
‘We are Juxt’ is one of my favourite site in the iPhone Photography field. Juxt publishes daily articles and interviews with many talented artists and is a superb resource f inspiration.
So there you are, just some of my favourite resources and recommendations about iPhone Photography. I hope you’ll find them helpful in inspiring you to go out and take better photos with our iPhone camera. If you know of any more leave a comment in the section below.