What You'll Learn
Dan Tom will teach you how to use your iPhone to take portraits and landscapes that tell a story.
Meet Dan Tom
Meet your new instructor Dan Tom – a San Francisco based professional designer & photographer. Learn how Dan got his start in photography with his iPhone eight years ago and how this tool has shaped his career path.
Dan breaks down everything he will cover in the workshop, and lays out his philosophy on photography. Hint: There are no bad photos, and every photo is a chance to tell your own story.
You don't need an epic adventure to create interesting photos. There are beautiful stories and moments that happen everyday. You just need to keep an eye out for them. Dan shares his approach to taking photos of small everyday moments.
It's important to be ready when inspiration strikes. Dan teaches how different things like photo height, focal length, and composition choices all affect the photos you take.
Shooting in the Field
Join Dan Tom for a neighborhood walk and a shoot of San Francisco’s iconic Mount Tam. Learn his approach, how he approaches landscape photos, and how he directs people to take impactful portraits.
Shooting the Same Place in a New Way
Weather, light, and timing changes the mood of our images. Dan Tom takes us through the strategies to photograph the same places and people in new ways.
Dan shares his thoughts on shooting landscapes, and reviews his favorite shots from the field shoot.
Dan breaks down his approach to taking portraits. He teaches how to make people comfortable in front of the camera, how to take photos of strangers, and tips on composition.
Dan takes you through his entire editing process on his iPhone. He shares his key apps and how to utilize them to create professional-grade images.
Editing Your Photos
Dan edits photos submitted by the community photos and provides ways you can approach your edits.
Dan touches on the biggest takeaways from the workshop, and shares words of encouragement and tips for the next chapter of your photography journey.