iPhoneography in Mexico / by Laura Heald


The Apple Distinguished Educators are one of our favorite groups to work with.  Being with them is like spending time with all your favorite teachers - the ones who changed your life. Last week, Bill and I were with them in Guanajuato, Mexico, taking pictures and teaching them about what we do.

A lot of our work is complicated - very technical and time consuming.  Some of it isn't.

We try to use the right tool for every job.  Sometimes that's a powerful Nikon DSLR, occasionally an extremely high end video camera, and sometimes our phones.

We can do a lot with one iPhone.

On this trip we wanted to focus on that workflow, showing our "students" everything that is possible with the phone they already own.

We took a photo walk one day through Guanajuato.  It's an incredibly photogenic town.  There were pictures around every corner.

While Bill gave instruction on light, composition and technique, I followed the group with an iPhone and a small tripod.

At the end of the walk, we presented everyone with this video.  It was done entirely on my iPhone 4 - shot, edited and exported on one device.

Having an entire production studio in my hand is a powerful thing.