When I first began iPhoneography (taking and editing photos using your iPhone and apps) in 2013, I had only 5 photos on my camera roll; I wasn't familiar with the terms macro or selfie; and I had no photography experience. Doing online photo challenges helped me to break out of my comfort zone and challenged me to take photos of more than objects around the house. This course introduces you to everything I learned in the first 180 days.
The 30 Day Photos Project is a self-paced course especially for those new to photography or iPhoneography. It's intended to be a general photo challenge that progresses from relatively simple photographic subjects to more abstract ones. It presents the photo challenge + curated resources to jump start your iPhoneography skills and help you discover more about this new art form. I've included daily inspiration and resource links to:
You may start the 30 Day Photos Project at any time. Share your photos on Instagram using hashtag #otm_30dayphotos. If you have a blog, show your photos on your blog each day. Spread the word!
I am a creative explorer using the iPhone/iPad to make art. I create for self-expression and self-reflection. I started iPhone photography in March 2013, quite by accident. At that time I had no photography experience and only five photos in my photo roll. But I was looking for a creative outlet and soon discovered the potential of iPhone photography and photo editing. I am now a writer for the iPhone Photography School and instructor for the iPhone Photo Masters Academy. I also have a blog, Creative iPhoneography.
What inspires me is play, expression, and reflection. I believe every photo is a self-portrait. My photos simply reflect who I am at that moment in time. I notice the beauty in ordinary things and I tell stories about the extraordinary qualities of ordinary things we see everyday. My photography focuses on mostly objects and things around us that appear imperfect, forgotten, or alone.
Painterly enhancements and grunge textures are a natural part of my editing process. Painting the photo creates a dreamlike quality and grunge helps tell the story of forgotten objects. I want the viewer to feel something instead of just see something when they look at my photos so capturing the mood of the place or subject is really important. My photos present the world as a quiet, reflective place.
I also enjoy creating digitally using vintage portraits, old book illustrations, and stock photos. Mixing and merging old and new elements is always a delight!