Introduction to iPhoneography - Rancho La Puerta
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Introduction to iPhoneography

Week of January 30, 2021

Introduction to iPhoneography
The best camera is the one that is with you! This workshop will review best practices for photography using exclusively your iPhone.   Learn to apply principles of photography, tips for optimizing digital capture and choosing subjects that work best with the iPhone. We will review all the features of your Native (built-in) Camera. Presentations are suitable for all levels and types of iPhones; Android users welcome too. Bring your questions.  Come with your iPhone fully charged, updated to the latest iOS or simply come and enjoy the presentation.

Using Apps to Make Great Images and How to Organize Your Photos
In this hands-on workshop, learn about the advantages of using apps for editing. We will review using the built-in Photos app, and review the tips for organizing your photos.  Follow along with the live demonstration to enhance your images or create digital pieces.  Suggested app to download from the Apple App Store: Snapseed by Google. (Available for Android too).  Q&A. Come with your phone fully charged, updated to iOS 14 if possible, or just enjoy the presentation.

More Apps for Mobile Photography and Image Creation
Learn creative editing techniques hands-on with a live demonstration of several apps for improving your images. Suggested apps to download to your phone before the presentation:  Lenslight by BrainFever Media $4.99, Facetune $3.99 (not Facetune2!)  by Lightricks, Ltd., and  PicFrame, free, by Active Development. Q&A. Come with your phone fully charged; apps are suggested, you can follow along without downloading if you prefer.

Top Ten Tips for iPhoneography
A quick review of the best tips for optimizing your images using the device that is always in your pocket!  Learn to unlock your creative potential and create the best possible images from your smartphone. We will review accessories, books, and websites to enhance your smartphone photography. Tips for saving, organizing, backing up, printing, and sharing your photographs.   Live demonstration of before and after photos. Bring your questions and photos to share and edit.


Yoni Mayeri has been a professional photographer for over thirty years. An early adopter of the iPhone, she has devoted the last few years to the field of iPhoneography, perfecting the craft, exhibiting her work in galleries and museums, and sharing her knowledge of technology and art with others. She was formerly an educator for Nikon, Minolta, and Polaroid. She gives workshops and presentations in mobile photography at UC Berkeley, Stanford University, Stanford Research Park, John F. Kennedy University, The Pacific Art League, Google, The Mobile Digital Art Conference, Saint Mary’s College of California, ACCI Gallery, The UC Theatre, Rancho La Puerta, to many chapters of The Garden Club of America, and to private individuals. Yoni’s Instagram blog is composed of photographs that were taken and edited solely on the iPhone: http://instagram/yonimayeri