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The iPhone is by far the most popular camera in the world, and each year Apple makes significant improvements to its capabilities.
Despite this, it’s hard to shake the idea that it’s not a “proper” camera. Truly amazing shots are always taken by professionals with high-end DSLRs, right? Wrong.
Introducing iPhone Photo Academy, a full-fledged photography course aimed specifically at teaching its readers to take better photos with the iPhone.
Academy founder Emil Pakarklis explains: “one of the common iPhone photography misconceptions is that the iPhone can’t be used for serious photography. While DSLR cameras are technically superior, the quality of a photo mostly depends on the photographer’s intent and creative vision.”
Photography is about more than just hardware or technical prowess; as they say, the best camera is the one you always have with you.
That said, finding the perfect subject is only half the battle: you also need the know-how to turn what you see into a stunning finished image.
Tips & Tricks has you covered for the camera and editing basics, of course. See the Camera and Photos chapters of our app or check out this list of our favorite 7 photography tips. But to take it up a level and become a successful iPhone photographer, there’s no better resource than the iPhone Photo School.
The course starts off with the iOS camera essentials, before moving through important principles of composition and lighting, and finally showcasing more advanced technical photography skills. It’ll show you the best combination of apps to make complex editing work quick and easy. There’s a lot to work through here and the results showcased on the site are stunning.
You have to pay to enroll onto the full course, naturally, but if you follow our link you’ll be eligible for a hefty discount. The website also offers some really helpful guides completely free if you don’t feel like joining up.
It’s also worth checking out the founder’s Instagram page for inspiration – it’s hard to believe they were all taken and edited on an iPhone. For more information on the paid course (or to read the free guides) follow the link below to the IPA website.