I’m excited to announce I will be teaching North Dakota’s first class on iPhoneography this fall at Bismarck State College. The class is conducted through the college’s Continuing Education, Training, and Innovation Program. The class will be from 6 pm to 9 pm on Tuesdays starting October 2 and running through October 23. If you’re from the Bismarck-Mandan area and have an iPhone, head on over to the BSC Community Enrichment site to register and enter “iphone” in the search box. Be sure to check out some of the other photography classes being offered. Space is limited, so act now.
I want to give a special thanks to Richard Gray of iphoggy.com for being a trailblazer in creating his iPhoneography class at Kensington and Chelsea College in London this year. That class was hugely popular, and I hope that Bismarck will live up to the expectation.
The best camera is the one you always have with you is a cliché that has been repeated so often no one remembers who originally coined the phrase. Geared toward amateur and professional photographers alike, in this class you’ll learn how to take better pictures with your iPhone. Examine apps, accessories, and traditional photographic techniques scaled to the mobile phone platform. Discuss the limitations of iPhone photography compared to traditional cameras, and how to turn those limitations into advantages. Take photos every week in and out of class, and participate in critiques. By the end of the class you’ll start to view your iPhone as more than a phone that also takes pictures; you’ll also see it as a camera that also makes phone calls. You must bring your iPhone (any model) or even your iPad (as long as it has a camera) and make sure it’s fully charged. Students will also need to sign up for a free Instagram account in order to share and comment on photos taken by the class. The class also requires an Apple App Store account and the purchase of approximately $25 worth of photography apps. A list of apps will be provided on the first night of class along with an iTunes gift card to cover the purchases.