iPhone Apps for High Quality Photos
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iPhone Apps for High Quality Photos

iPhone Photography: Composition, Photography Apps, After Effects, Sharing
4.4 (8 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
1,186 students enrolled
Created by Nancy Hendrickson
Last updated 4/2015
Price: $20
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  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 9 Articles
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • compose dynamic photos
  • tweak so-so images into WOW photos
  • learn the secrets behind the Rule of Thirds and the Golden Ratio
  • discover the apps that turn dull photos to vivid, unforgettable images
  • learn which apps give you the most control over post-production
  • how to find free or inexpensive iPhone photo apps
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  • An iPhone
  • Suggested apps

LATEST: The course is updated to summer 2016.

NEW: I'm now posting news about the iOS photography apps that are free on specific dates. Don't miss one of these great freebies.


If you want to take photos that are so awesome people won't believe you shot them with an iPhone, this course is for you. Using a combination of easy-to-learn photographic techniques and a variety of iPhone apps, you'll quickly learn how to compose dynamic images, then tweak them to perfection using great shooting and post-production apps.

Course includes videos that show the best iPhone apps, the features of each, and examples of how to best use each of the applications.

What you'll learn

  • exposure - why exposure is so important in getting that great shot (avoid blown out skies or ultra-dark shadows)
  • composition - subject placement is everything; learn how to place your main subject at the intersection of a "rule of thirds" grid
  • native iPhone camera features - why it's fine to shoot with the native iPhone camera and then do post-processing with other apps
  • want more control over your original shot than you can get with the native iPhone camera? Learn the apps that give you pro-level control.
  • my favorite apps to explode color saturation
  • post-production apps that will get you a ton of Instagram followers

Just because you shoot with an iPhone doesn't mean you can't get outstanding photos of people, places and things. In fact, once you delve into iPhone photo apps you'll be surprised at the masterpieces you create.

Why you should listen to me . . .

Although I'm "an amateur", my photographs have appeared in the pages of Sky & Telescope, Astronomy, History Magazine,Travelog, and many more. Good news for students - you don't have to be a fulltime "pro" to get your work seen by raving fans or paying publications and websites.

What students are saying…

"Love this course and am so glad I joined it. I have never had any confidence in my ability to take photos. What I found really useful about this course were the examples Nancy uses. When she explains what's good or bad about her own photos it helps with understanding her instructions about composition, lighting, etc. I'd heard about the rule of thirds before but hadn't got why it was so important untilshe showed the photo of the bird and it clicked! I hadn't heard about the golden ratio before but that's super helpful and easy to understand too. I also love that she recommends helpful apps. There are so many on the App Store that you could spend a fortune before you find the ones you really need. All in all this is an excellent course, highly recommended for anyone who doesn't want to schlep a big camera around yet still take good photos" - Michelle

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Who is the target audience?
  • The course is meant for people who want to take great iPhone photos
  • No prior iPhone photography knowledge is needed
  • Willingness to experiment with iPhone apps is a plus!
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Curriculum For This Course
32 Lectures
Contact Me
1 Lecture 00:00
iPhone Photo Basics
3 Lectures 07:09


Section 1 Challenge
4 Lectures 12:41
Rule of Thirds

The Golden Ratio

You can take the same picture from many, many angles (high, low, really high, ground low, side) - and each image will have a different impact. This lesson is all about perspective photography with your iPhone

Upside Down? High? Low? You Pick.

Test your smarts about photo composition!

Composition Quiz
3 questions

Section 2 Challenge
Light: Good, Bad, Ugly
3 Lectures 10:21

Backlight, Sidelight, Straight On

Light makes an image. It's true.

It's All About the Light
2 questions

Section 3 Challenge
All the Apps You'll Ever Need
9 Lectures 40:27
Presets Explained



A tap-by-tap video of how to use the features on Hipstamatic.

Hands On Hipstamatic


Slow Shutter Apps

Pro Camera 8

(Hint) It's one with the turquoise camera body.

Which App Does This?
1 question

Section 4 Challenge
Post-Production: Editing Apps
8 Lectures 26:02
100 Cameras in 1

Photo Toaster

High Dynamic Range (HDR)


Second thoughts on HDR - specifically the scenes and settings where HDR can save an underexposed or overexposed image

Preview 03:10

The Hammers in Your Toolbox

HDR - what do you think?

What Do You Think?
1 question

Section 6 Challenge
Want to Share?
3 Lectures 05:44
Watermarking Images

Let's Make a Collage

Section 7 Challenge
Thank You
1 Lecture 00:12
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"If you ever struggle with how to find time to write or to make use of the time you have, this course will give you SO many ideas and practical strategies. Nancy is so easy to listen to. You feel like you're sitting in her study having a little chat, and she is sharing gems she has learned as a lifelong writer." Dan Grandstaff, Student

As a life-long freelance author, I've worked on some of the most amazing projects you can imagine. My clients have included top notch achievers in such diverse industries as aerospace, medicine, housing, finance, military, education, publishing, collecting, history, and many, many more.

As a writer, I've interviewed deep sky astrophotographers, CEOs, renewable energy experts, artists, and highly successful consultants – and I hold back nothing in my Udemy courses.

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I've written 29 books on topics ranging from astronomy to history, technology, photography and writing. Google my name over on Amazon and you'll see the wide variety of my published books. I'm currently writing a travel series to document in words and photos the trips I've made to some of the most historic and remote backroads of America.

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I've written hundreds of magazine and web articles, including History Magazine, techEdge, ID, Writer's Digest, The Writer, San Diego Parent, Today's Collector, Discovery.com, Personal Journaling, and Laptop. My photographs have appeared in the pages of I.D., Astronomy, History, Family Tree Magazine, Personal Journaling, Sky & Telescope, and many more.

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