iPhone Photo Academy offer showed up on my Facebook timeline

I watched 16 minutes of the 35-minute iPhone Photo Academy marketing video believing that I was going to receive strategies for taking better iPhone photos.

I stopped when I realized this wasn’t going to happen, but I did feel like the photographer had insights to offer students.

One, he’s young himself.

Two, he proves that he will save anyone time and money by sharing his own process:  he spent three years searching for the Holy Grail of good iPhone photography. He read both traditional photography books and specific iPhone ones, interviewed the best iPhone photographers, reviewed 22,000 iPhone photos, and created an iPhone photography contest.

Three, he displays where passion will take you:  he claims his blog has more than a million views and his Instagram account has 98,000+ followers.

What can a viewer discover 10 minutes into Emil Pakarklis’s video after he establishes his credibility?

  • The best iPhone photographers look at the world differently.
  • They take photos from really unique angles.
  • They take photos that tell stories and express emotion.
  • They take full control of their camera settings.
  • They know a photo is going to turn out even before they pick up their iPhone.

Although I stopped at 16:17 minutes into the video, he convinced me that more than talent, students need to know what they are doing.


Michelle Harmon

Michelle Harmon is in her 13th year of teaching and advising the school newspaper at Borah High School in Boise, Idaho. She is state director of Idaho JEA and President of the Idaho Student Journalism Association.

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5 thoughts on “iPhone Photo Academy offer showed up on my Facebook timeline

  • May 27, 2017 at 6:47 pm

    So… pro or con?

  • June 15, 2017 at 8:16 pm

    I think iPhone Photo Academy is a con. I registered the day before yesterday for the basic course and paid with a credit card in three installments. hey took my card details and said welcome and then I’ve been trying to log on or sign to the course for two days and am unable to. I contacted them and they said I hadn’t finished my registration and gave me a new link to complete registration and the new link takes me to a page to make another whole new credit card payment. Who do I complain to stop nonsense like this ? Is it so easy to rip people off??!

  • October 4, 2017 at 12:26 am

    I’m a student with iPhone Photo Academy. I’m about half-way into the basic course, and I find it to be well worth it.

  • October 16, 2017 at 4:17 pm

    We are having the same problem and are trying to get the program cancelled with a Capitol One.

  • December 15, 2017 at 11:39 am

    Susan Cordogan, president of Big City Bride is a convicted child molester and sexual predator!

    Big City Bride is the perfect wedding planner for you IF you fancy a sexual predator planning your wedding, potentially exposing your children and other young guests to sexual assault, and having that etched in their memory for life.

    Susan Cordogan, president of Big City Bride is a convicted child molester and sexual predator! Shocking, shocked; it’s shocking, and I was shocked after my appointment with her and doing an online research on her! Susan Cordogan was convicted of multiple counts of aggravated sexual assault on two minors while vacationing in the Bahamas!

    It’s reported by the The Nassau Guardian that Susan Cordogan was convicted of molesting two young hotel workers under the age of16 at the Cove Eleuthera, and was subsequently sentenced to 5 years in a Bahamian prison in 2008, after which she would be repatriated back to the U.S.

    The Nassau Guardian- November 11, 2008

    The Cove Eleuthera’ s lack of safety measures to protect staff is being blamed after two young male employees were allegedly molested on November 10 by an American woman named Susan Cordogan.

    The woman, who stayed at the hotel, allegedly called for room service, which was delivered by two young hotel workers that were working part-time. When the young waiters got to the room, Susan Cordogan was alone and propositioned them and asked them to entertain her. The young waiters told reporters that Susan Cordogan then tried to undress them, unbuttoning their pants and putting her hands on their genitals. She also threatened to file a complaint with the hotel and have them fired if they did not oblige.

    According to interviews with hotel employees, employees, part-time or full-time, have never received any safety manual or been told what to do about troublesome guests. Hotel officials said that emergency buzzers were available for use, but the young workers said they had not been told about them.

    The two young men said they were traumatized by the incident and reported it to police. They said that they have suffered insomnia since and are currently both on a leave of absence.

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