The Art of iPhone Photography: From Capture to Edit

with Pei Ketron

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Course Description

(Rescheduled from March 19 & 21)

These days, despite having access to multiple cameras, the one we carry with us most often is the built-in camera in our phones. These smartphone cameras shouldn’t be underestimated—they’re progressively becoming more powerful with each update, revolutionizing accessibility to photography. In fact, many photographers have completely transitioned from using DSLRs to relying solely on their smartphone cameras due to their impressive capabilities.

Discover the art of iPhone photography with photographer Pei Ketron, where she guides you in unlocking the full potential of your pocket-sized camera. This specialized class focuses on two sessions: the first, dedicated to refining capture techniques, and the second, diving into powerful editing tools.

Pei delves into picture-making techniques, workflow strategies, and post-processing tips, transforming your iPhone into a versatile camera, office, and darkroom—all in one device! She demonstrates post-processing directly using the Lightroom app on your phone. By the end, you gain a profound understanding of the iPhone’s remarkable potential as a photographic tool and its indispensable role in your photography workflow.

Additional Information


Beginner to Intermediate. Anyone with an iPhone running iOS 15.0 or later.

What You Should Know:

Participants should be familiar with their iPhone.

Pei will be using Lightroom during Session #2. Students are encouraged to download the 7-day trial version after the first class if they do not already have it. Pei will go over how to best do this during Session #1.


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For the convenience of participants, recordings of each class session are posted privately for one month after the end of each session. Santa Fe Workshops takes the recordings down after one month to protect the intellectual property of our instructors.

2-Day, One-of-a-Kind, The Camera Series
Pei Ketron

Pei Ketron is a photographer, educator, speaker, and traveler based in San Francisco. She holds a BA in Psychology from Pomona College and an MA in both Special Education and Assistive Technology from Simmons College. In addition, she holds a credential in Educational Leadership and a certificate in Digital Marketing.

After a decade teaching special education in the public-school system, Pei now teaches photography classes privately and at Santa Fe Workshops. She also serves as a photographic mentor for travel experiences with companies such as Passion Passport and has spoken at events such as Adobe MAX, SXSW, Alt Summit, and Start Conference.

In addition to her experience with DSLR and medium-format film photography, Pei is also an accomplished mobile photographer. She has amassed a following of nearly a million users on Instagram and was selected to be a part of Apple’s Shot on iPhone 6 campaign. She recently joined the Lightroom team at Adobe, with a focus on building a global photography community.


Instagram: @pketron

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