iPhone Photography – Beyond Point and Shoot with the Camera App

March  20, 2024  12:00 to 2:00 PM ET

Your Online Page

This is the online page for your iPhone photography class.  On this page you will find information about the class,  general instructions for class and the class handout/slides that you can download and optionally print.  

Also, the table at the bottom of the page includes online lessons about the topics we will explore during class.  Use the keywords from your handout to find the lesson that covered that topic.  Then, click on the lesson titles to access this additional information. 

Class Description

It is easy to take a photo with your iPhone. However for better photography, iPhones offer many powerhouse functions that are often misunderstood. This class will introduce students to many of these functions including the timer, live photos, burst, pano and more. You will learn to get better photos using your camera app.

This class will teach you the following topics:

  • Taking timer photographs
  • Capturing action with burst photos
  • Understanding live photos
  • Using flash and zoom appropriately
  • Explore photo, video and pano modes
  • Understanding the rule of thirds and how your iPhone can help
  • Turning off a feature like Live Photos
View Class Slides

Links Mentioned in Class



Apple – Shot on iPhone Winners


Apple – Shot on iPhone Macro Challenge Winners


iPhone Photography Awards


Shot on iPhone

 Instagram #shotoniphone 

Time Magazine “Firsts” Cover Photos shot with iPhone

Google Image Link

Marcus Mumford Video – Directed and Shot by Steven Spielberg with iPhone

YouTube: https://youtu.be/pOcfW0zv7cY?si=kEQ6eIsGUEEc5Tgu

Time Lapse – US Bank Stadium

YouTube: https://youtu.be/qB1S6CvvwUU?si=UJMJCXHd0DaSW9HO

Flash Tips and Ideas

Flash photography on iPhone: When and how to use the flash


Rule of Thirds

AdobeHow to use, and break, the rule of thirds



Additional Information

iPhone User Guide – Camera App  You can choose your version of IOS from the pulldown at the top of the screen


Senior Tech Club Recipes and Nuggets on the iPhone Camera  apps: