A colorful sunrise over the Bay… A great white heron wading in the shallow waters… An 8-point buck in a neighbor’s yard. Don’t you wish you had a camera with you? Actually, you do… if you own an iPhone.
Join us for a hands-on iPhone photography workshop with Williamsburg-based travel photographer, Caroline Maryan. Whether the iPhone is your only camera… or not… you’ll be amazed at what you can capture with it. All it takes is some knowledge and practice. The old expression that the best camera is the one you have with you has never been truer.
Working with the Camera app that comes with the iPhone, we’ll start with the basics, learning what the various camera buttons, dials and settings control. Then, we’ll dive into the modes, like Portrait, Pano and Video. Learning and practicing advanced techniques comes next. Finally, we’ll touch on some simple editing.
Throughout the workshop, you’ll pick up tips and tricks to improve your iPhone photography. You’ll leave feeling inspired to use your mobile phone for more than a messaging device. Hand-outs with suggestions for ongoing practice will keep your learning on track.
Equipment: An iPhone. While all models of the iPhone are welcome, all of the modes are not available on some of the older models. Here are some specs to help you understand what modes may not be available on older models:
Portrait mode is only available on newer models released since 2016, like the iPhone 7 Plus (2016), 8 Plus (2017) and all newer models. (It was not included in the smaller iPhone 7 and 8.)
Live Photo mode is only available on iPhone models starting with 6S and 6S Plus (2015), SE (2016) and newer.
For the other modes, you should be fine with any iPhone that is still working.
Please charge your iPhone before you bring it to class! Bringing your charger would be a good idea, too.
Cost of class is $50 per student.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Caroline Maryan is a travel photographer and blogger and the founder of Camera Mechanics Workshops, where she helps busy camera owners understand the buttons, dials, and modes on their cameras so they can enjoy photography and take photos they love. She has taught aspiring photographers from every continent but Antarctica.
When she’s not traveling with her camera, she’s home in Williamsburg, VA with her husband, Skip, and Kenzie, their Boston Terrier. They have three grown children and three grandchildren.
She is a member artist of the Williamsburg Contemporary Art Center and a contributing photographer at Adobe Stock, iStock by Getty Images and Dreamstime.