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The Storytellers Guide to Taking Better iPhone Photos
Want to take better iPhone photos? Join professional photographer and designer Dan Tom for this starter course as he walks you through his process to shoot, edit, and apply your unique perspective to create distinct story-driven images.
Learn How To
Master iPhone camera settings to shoot the best images
Direct and capture portraits
Creating timeless landscape images
Use advanced editing techniques and key apps
Tell your story through a series of curated images
  • 11 Episodes
  • 2 Editing Courses

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7:45

Ep

1

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.

2:18

Ep

2

Workshop Overview

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.

13:21

Ep

3

Everyday Storytelling

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.

11:03

Ep

4

Finding Inspiration

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.

12:53

Ep

5

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.

8:09

Ep

6

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.

11:28

Ep

7

Landscape Photography

Dan shares his thoughts on shooting landscapes, and reviews his favorite shots from the field shoot.

11:53

Ep

8

Photographing People

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.

18:54

Ep

9

Editing

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.

19:03

Ep

10

Editing Your Photos

Dan edits photos submitted by the community photos and provides ways you can approach your edits.

1:39

Ep

11

Workshop Recap

Dan touches on the biggest takeaways from the workshop, and shares words of encouragement and tips for the next chapter of your photography journey.

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Learn how to shoot, edit, and apply your unique perspective to create professional-grade images all with your iPhone.

Want to take better iPhone photos? Join professional photographer and designer Dan Tom for this starter course as he walks you through his process to shoot, edit, and apply your unique perspective to create distinct story-driven images.

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11 Episodes
2 Editing Courses
Want to take better iPhone photos? Join professional photographer and designer Dan Tom for this starter course as he walks you through his process to shoot, edit, and apply your unique perspective to create distinct story-driven images.
  • Mastering camera settings to shoot quality images
  • Directing and capturing portraits
  • Creating timeless landscape images
  • Using advanced editing techniques and key apps
  • Telling your story through a series of curated images
With assignments, live Q&A’s, and feedback sessions with RJ, enroll today to maximize your learning at the best price.
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Learn How To
Master iPhone camera settings to shoot the best images
Direct and capture portraits
Creating timeless landscape images
Use advanced editing techniques and key apps
Tell your story through a series of curated images

Learn How To

  • Mastering camera settings to shoot quality images
  • Directing and capturing portraits
  • Creating timeless landscape images
  • Using advanced editing techniques and key apps
  • Telling your story through a series of curated images

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    Encourage one another
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Accurate title
Linda Loranger
Really good overview -- learned a lot from the editing section
Great Workshop - Not just for iPhones
Lindsay Remigio
This workshop was concise but packed a lot of great information. The things taught can not only help you take better photos with your iPhone but can also be applied to any format of photography. I particularly enjoyed the section where Dan edits viewers photos. I feel inspired to get out and try what I learned.
Easy to digest and wonderful content
Collin
I think if I had taken this workshop before I became serious about photography, I would have progressed so much faster because Dan really emphasizes on the importance and aspect of storytelling and how you don’t need fancy equipment to tell great stories. I feel like I wouldn’t have invested into my camera as much, saved some money on gear and just started off shooting with my iPhone because that’s all you need! This was definitely different from the other wildist workshops but just as great in its own way. I’d definitely recommend this workshop to anyone who had a small budget but is looking to start their journey in photography! Really fantastic job Dan!

Linda Loranger

October 29, 2020

Accurate title

Really good overview -- learned a lot from the editing section

Linda Loranger

October 29, 2020

Lindsay Remigio

October 2, 2020

Great Workshop - Not just for iPhones

This workshop was concise but packed a lot of great information. The things taught can not only help you take better photos with your iPhone but can also be applied to any format of photography. I particularly enjoyed the section where Dan edits viewers photos. I feel inspired to get out and try what I learned.

Lindsay Remigio

October 2, 2020

Collin

@yanjuincollin

September 9, 2020

Easy to digest and wonderful content

I think if I had taken this workshop before I became serious about photography, I would have progressed so much faster because Dan really emphasizes on the importance and aspect of storytelling and how you don’t need fancy equipment to tell great stories. I feel like I wouldn’t have invested into my camera as much, saved some money on gear and just started off shooting with my iPhone because that’s all you need! This was definitely different from the other wildist workshops but just as great in its own way. I’d definitely recommend this workshop to anyone who had a small budget but is looking to start their journey in photography! Really fantastic job Dan!

Collin

September 9, 2020

Lindsay Remigio

@lindsayremigio

September 8, 2020

Great quick workshop

I thought this workshop was pretty good! It’s fairly quick and doesn’t take up too much time to complete. The lessons learned don’t just pertain to iPhone photography and can be used for any type of photography. Dan encourages you to get out and practice and try some new things. I also like how it’s taught from his hometown proving you don’t have to go on a grand trip to take great photos.

Lindsay Remigio

September 8, 2020

Colleen Goldhorn

@colleengoldhornphoto

September 8, 2020

Great course for both iPhone photos and photography basics alike!

Awesome course about working with the camera you have on you 24/7 – your phone. Also loved Dan’s insight into the basics of photography. His notes on composition changed the way I look at a scene, and made me excited to get out and input some of his suggestions into my photos.

Colleen Goldhorn

September 8, 2020

Great quick workshop
Lindsay Remigio
I thought this workshop was pretty good! It’s fairly quick and doesn’t take up too much time to complete. The lessons learned don’t just pertain to iPhone photography and can be used for any type of photography. Dan encourages you to get out and practice and try some new things. I also like how it’s taught from his hometown proving you don’t have to go on a grand trip to take great photos.
Great course for both iPhone photos and photography basics alike!
Colleen Goldhorn
Awesome course about working with the camera you have on you 24/7 – your phone. Also loved Dan’s insight into the basics of photography. His notes on composition changed the way I look at a scene, and made me excited to get out and input some of his suggestions into my photos.
Easy to digest and wonderful content
Collin
I think if I had taken this workshop before I became serious about photography, I would have progressed so much faster because Dan really emphasizes on the importance and aspect of storytelling and how you don’t need fancy equipment to tell great stories. I feel like I wouldn’t have invested into my camera as much, saved some money on gear and just started off shooting with my iPhone because that’s all you need! This was definitely different from the other wildist workshops but just as great in its own way. I’d definitely recommend this workshop to anyone who had a small budget but is looking to start their journey in photography! Really fantastic job Dan!
Accurate title
Linda Loranger
Really good overview -- learned a lot from the editing section
Great Workshop - Not just for iPhones
Lindsay Remigio
This workshop was concise but packed a lot of great information. The things taught can not only help you take better photos with your iPhone but can also be applied to any format of photography. I particularly enjoyed the section where Dan edits viewers photos. I feel inspired to get out and try what I learned.
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Exclusive To This Workshop

  • The never heard before story of Alex
  • An debut interview with his parents about his upbringing
  • The story of how his career really started
  • A very personal field day where Alex photographs his dad in his farm : so you can see the approach and get better at photographing your loved ones, making intimate portraits.
  • An interview with alpine photographer Ben Tibbets on determination and motivation
  • A printable book with workshop summary and exercises for growth

Workshop Episodes

7:45
Just Added

1

.

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.

2:18
Just Added

2

.

Workshop Overview

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.

13:21
Just Added

3

.

Everyday Storytelling

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.

11:03
Just Added

4

.

Finding Inspiration

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.

12:53
Just Added

5

.

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.

8:09
Just Added

6

.

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.

11:28
Just Added

7

.

Landscape Photography

Dan shares his thoughts on shooting landscapes, and reviews his favorite shots from the field shoot.

11:53
Just Added

8

.

Photographing People

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.

18:54
Just Added

9

.

Editing

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.

19:03
Just Added

10

.

Editing Your Photos

Dan edits photos submitted by the community photos and provides ways you can approach your edits.

1:39
Just Added

11

.

Workshop Recap

Dan touches on the biggest takeaways from the workshop, and shares words of encouragement and tips for the next chapter of your photography journey.

  • 11 Episodes
  • 2 Editing Courses
  • Field Shoot in San Francisco

$99 
Watch instantly.
One-time payment.
Or

Workshop Episodes

Part 01
Fundamentals & Pre-Production
Live
7:45
Just Added

1

.

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.

2:18
Just Added

2

.

Workshop Overview

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.

13:21
Just Added

3

.

Everyday Storytelling

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.

11:03
Just Added

4

.

Finding Inspiration

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.

12:53
Just Added

5

.

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.

8:09
Just Added

6

.

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.

11:28
Just Added

7

.

Landscape Photography

Dan shares his thoughts on shooting landscapes, and reviews his favorite shots from the field shoot.

11:53
Just Added

8

.

Photographing People

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.

18:54
Just Added

9

.

Editing

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.

19:03
Just Added

10

.

Editing Your Photos

Dan edits photos submitted by the community photos and provides ways you can approach your edits.

1:39
Just Added

11

.

Workshop Recap

Dan touches on the biggest takeaways from the workshop, and shares words of encouragement and tips for the next chapter of your photography journey.

Part 02
Production
Live
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Part 03
Editing
Dropping
Mid August
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  • 11 Episodes
  • 2 Editing Courses
  • Field Shoot in San Francisco
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Dan Tom
San Francisco born and based Dan Tom is a graphic designer and travel photographer. Dan takes every opportunity to shoot for himself and for clients on photography projects that span the globe from Chile to India to Tahiti, Egypt and more.
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