Thanks for a Great class.  It was great fun for me.  I hope you learned about your iPhone Photography!

Remember, that you can complete your homework/practice by using the lessons at the bottom of the page.   

Also I added a Your Questions section to this page to see answers to some of your questions and references to additional lessons.

Finally check out the panoramic class photo.  

 Do your homework!  Fall is a great time to explore with iPhone photography!

Anoka Hennepin Community Education

iPhone Photography – Beyond Point and Shoot with the Camera App

September  14, 2023  6:00 to 8:00 PM

Your Questions

Your questions were great.  Here is some followup:

Control Center: There were a couple of times in class when I mentioned the iPhone Control Center.  I sensed that this was not in some of your tooboxes.  Here is a lesson on the Control Center.

Using the Control Center for Quick Access to Essential Functions


Macro Photography:  Eldon had a question about the Flower icon for macro photography.  This was not a topic that we explored but to learn more I would have you start with the iPhone User Guide topic:

Take macro photos and videos with your iPhone camera

Convert a Live Photo to regular still Photo:  This topic came up in our discussion.  I have published a lesson on the step to remove the motion from a live photo.  Here is the lesson:

How to Turn a Live Photo into a Still Photo


Focal Length of Zoom Lenses:  Tony asked a question about converting the 1x, 2x, 3x lens identifiers to a standard focal length.  In class we identified that we can see the focal length on an individual photo by tappying on the (circle i) for Info to display the metadata on the photo.  However, this morning I found a conversion chart for this information on the site.    Here is a snippet:

  • 13mm (0.5x ultrawide lens)
  • 24mm (1x main lens)
  • 48mm (2x main lens)
  • 77mm (3x telephoto lens)


That’s all I had from my notes: 

Be Inspired:  If I had one specific homework request, it would be for you to spend some time looking at some of the award winning iPhone photography examples under additional resources below.  You have a good camera in your hands and your ability to be creative has few limits.  


If other questions come up you can email me at  Make sure you identify that you were in my AHS class.  I get a lot of spam!

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


Time Lapse – US Bank Stadium


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: