U.K. college offering iPhoneography course

If you were still wondering whether the iPhone had made a significant mark on society, news that London's Kensington and Chelsea College has a course offering students the ability to learn iPhoneography (the art of taking photographs with your iPhone) should be enough to answer the question.

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If you were still wondering whether the iPhone had made a significant mark on society, news that London's Kensington and Chelsea College has a course offering students the ability to learn iPhoneography (the art of taking photographs with your iPhone) should be enough to answer the question.

The new evening course will be entirely devoted to teaching students how to snap photographs on their iPhones, send them to various post-production processing apps, and create stunning pictures, according to a report by the BBC.

Richard Gray, the instructor for the course, claims that, "with the right apps and skills, the iPhone can be a powerful creative tool."

I couldn't agree more. The old adage rings truest here: "the best camera is the one you have with you." Can you remember the last time you went somewhere without your iPhone? I can't. As a fashion photographer, I am certainly used to the fancier digital cameras available, but there is no way I'm going to carry one around wherever I go.

Instead, it's my iPhone that ends up capturing the day-to-day things I want to recall, often posted to Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook after being processed by any number of apps.

And that's exactly what Gray is focused on. By teaching basic photography theory and skills such as composition, lighting, and color, combined with the iPhone's unique combination of mobility and post-production prowess, students will be able to create truly great images.

The college claims to have quite a bit of buzz about the iPhoneography course, which begins next month. I wouldn't be surprised to see similar courses appear in colleges here in the states.

Is iPhoneography a college-worthy course? What are your favorite photography apps for your iPhone? Let me know your thoughts in the comments!

 

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