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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2 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??!

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