Making the Most of Your Phone Camera

Instructor: Shona Iverson
Tuesdays 5:30-8:30pm
5 weeks: September 19 to October 17
Location: Online
$235 (supplies not included)
Prerequisite: None

The best camera is the one that’s with you! Thanks to the technology wars between phone manufacturers, we now carry a remarkably powerful camera with us almost all of the the time. Throughout this course, students will discover the capabilities of these cameras and the apps associated with them, build an understanding of the technical basics of photography, and improve their photography. Each lesson will include a lecture, critique, a guided photography experience, and a series of prompts to be completed for the next lesson.


  • Camera phone basics - how to get the most out of your device
  • Understanding exposure and focus
  • White balance and dynamic range
  • Unlocking the advanced capabilities
  • How to handle tricky light
  • Using apps to improve your images
  • How to manage your image


  • A mobile device with a built in camera (phone or tablet)
  • Photo editing app (built in, as well as Lightroom Mobile)
  • Optional: a lightweight tripod with a phone adaptor