Inspirational Tuesdays: iPhoneography Class

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Thanks to Vimbly, a website offering a wide range of classes to take in NYC (anything from cooking, art, to fitness, dance, or activities for adrenaline junkies), I was able to take an iPhoneography class. All the photos in this post are all taken on my iPhone 4S.

Sure, it's pretty simple snapping a shot from your phone, but I did learn some tricks and tips to taking quality photos - all using the iPhone alone. It definitely comes in handy when I don't have my actual camera around and it's perfect for uploading instantly onto social media accounts.

While I don't want to give the whole class away, I'll share only a couple of tidbits. One tip is not to ever zoom in. On the iPhone, it's a digital zoom, just blowing up on the sensor - not an optical zoom in a typical camera. You basically zoom in on bad resolution. Another thing I learned was that, when taking a photo with direct sunlight hitting the camera can cause discoloration on the iPhone 5 and not on the 4 or 4S. It's because the iPhone 5's camera glass is made of sapphire glass which adds a tint of color when bright light is shone upon it.

We also given information about changing the auto focus and exposure while taking photos -- you can see below the difference it makes when you play around with it.  The first image is a normal shot, the second is with higher exposure, and the third is with less exposure.
We played around with taking different shots outside of the classroom on architecture, playing with colors, lines, and art.
Would you take an iPhonoegraphy class?

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14 comments : said...

Love the last ones.

A BRIT GREEK said...

Sounds good, worth learning more and getting the most out of your phone!

Chicago Chic said...

Wow sounds like a great class!

Sam said...

This is such a great idea, never heard of a class like this before, seems really useful!

awhite said...

What a cool class!


Unknown said...

Nice post :)
You have an amazing blog :)
I definitely follow you, also on twitter. Would you like to follow each other?

xoxo Nancy S.

Blond Duck said...

Absolutely. It's so easy to just snap a pic!

Bionica said...

wow, those pics are really good!!!


Josie said...

This is such a fun idea! I love the photo with the cab.
xo Josie

J. said...

I've heard about these classes before and definitely think it's a good and interesting idea!

Midnight Cowgirl said...

What a cool class!

Elizabeth Valchar said...

photo with taxi is awesome:)

MOSAMUSE said...

i like the idea of the class

Patrycja (photoopassion) said...

Great note. I wondered :)

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