iPhone Photography

Through instruction, practice and review, you'll expand your technical skills and explore the storytelling capabilities of that excellent little camera you always have at hand.
Upcoming Classes

iPhone Photography returns to DCP!

We are all carrying around little storytelling machines in our pockets or purses. Our iPhone cameras can help us document both the everyday and the extraordinary and share it with others. iPhone photography has grown beyond Hipstamatic and special effects to the point that it’s hard to tell it was even shot with a phone.

In this shoot and review style workshop, you’ll learn how to take the best photos possible on your iPhone. We will talk about some editing and processing, but our focus will be on treating these phones as a powerful tool for documenting everything from daily life to exotic adventures.

The instructor will discuss camera exposure and focus control to ensure your photos come out the way you want. We’ll also explore using natural light, as well as composition tips, to make your images stand out from the crowd. You’ll learn about apps for editing, HDR imagery, time exposures and shooting panoramas.

For in-person classes, we’ll practice these techniques on the streets of Dallas. You’ll have the opportunity for on-the-spot assistance from the instructor, as well as your fellow participants. After we’ve gotten our shots, we’ll head back to the classroom to review our images and get supportive feedback from the group. Shooting and reviewing as a group offers insights into your own and others’ photography.

What You’ll Need:
  • Your iPhone, charger, and plenty of available memory for taking photographs.
  • Access to email on your phone so that you can submit your best shots for review. Wi-Fi will be available at our class location.
  • We recommend already having the free Snapseed app downloaded. If there are other apps that you like, feel free to use those, as well.

  • Cost per person is $65.
  • Advance registration and payment is required.
  • DCP members receive a 10%-20% discount on registration. Not a member? Join today!
  • This series is geared toward iPhone users. The majority of the material covered will pertain to the specific tools and settings available on the iPhone. Those with non-iPhones may join the class, but the instructor may not be able to offer advice on particular setting or features of other brands like Pixel or Galaxy.
  • Class starts at 1:00pm and ends at 5:00pm.
  • The location for the class is at the downtown Dallas library – J. Erik Jonsson Central Library (1515 Young St, Dallas, TX 75201).
  • Maximum number of students is 18; minimum number to make a class is 10.
  • This event is not sponsored by the Dallas Public Library.

Q: Do I need an iPhone to take this class?
A: This series is geared toward iPhone users. The majority of the material covered will pertain to the specific tools and settings available on the iPhone. Those with non-iPhones may join the series, but the instructor may not be able to offer advice on particular setting or features of other brands like Pixel or Galaxy.

Q: What do I need for this workshop?

  • Masks are recommended, but not required.
  • Your iPhone, charger, and plenty of available memory for taking photographs.
  • Access to email on your phone so that you can submit your best shots for review. Wi-Fi will be available in the library.
  • We recommend already having the free Snapseed app downloaded. If there are other apps that you like, feel free to use those, as well.
  • Weather appropriate attire.

Q: Where is the workshop held for in-person classes?
A: The class will start meet at DCP first before heading downtown for the shooting portion of the class. The group will then return to DCP for the final image review and conclusion of the workshop.

Q: Where should I park?
A: We will provide parking information once the location for the class has been decided.

Q: How will I know if the class makes or not?
A: If the class doesn’t make and has to be canceled, you will receive an email no later than the day before the scheduled class date.

Q: What if I have to cancel?
A: If you cancel 7 days or more ahead of the scheduled date of the class, you will receive a full refund minus a $25 administrative fee. A cancellation between 5 to 7 days ahead of scheduled date will receive 50% refund minus a $25 administrative fee. There is no refund or transfer credit for cancellations within 4 days of start time of the class or workshop. Full details on cancellations are on our Policies page.

Peter Poulides

Peter is the director of Dallas Center for Photography and teaches several of the classes and workshops. In over 30 years of shooting assignments for national magazines and corporate/stock photography he’s learned a few things and likes to pass it on. His favorite student review is “You remember what it’s like to not know”.

He also works one-on-one with clients to further particular shootings skills, organize their photos with Lightroom or work on projects like books and exhibitions. He still shoots occasional commercial jobs but is busy with personal book projects and running the expanding DCP.

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