iPhone Photography Course

Learn how to take creative photos on an iPhone camera

3 hours Class size 1 to 9 (public classes), 3 to 15

label $95 (or 4 payments of $23.75 Afterpay)

This popular iPhone photography workshop has been running for over ten years. During this fun photography lesson, which is perfect for all photographers, you will learn how to use your iPhone to its full potential and capture and edit stunning photos that will impress your friends.

During this hands-on class, you will pick up some easy and effective tips for controlling exposure and focus, as well as best lighting suggestions and compositional techniques, including how to take close up images and action shots.

We'll first sit down and go through the basics of using your iPhone camera and how to use two recommended photo-editing apps before a leisurely walking tour through Rushcutters Bay, and laneways of Darlinghurst and Paddington where you can practice putting your new skills to the test.

We will be taking and editing photos as we walk, using the two selected easy editing apps on your phone for improving the quality of the images as well as creating artistic images using these specific iPhone photo apps (you will be emailed prior to workshop as to which iPhone apps to download).

Get creative, experiment with photography, and capture all the great memories using your iPhone camera to share on social media with your friends and family!

If you're gifting this workshop, make sure you send through the giftee's contact details after booking so that they can be contacted before the class with important class information.

Please note:
Private corporate / business iPhone photography workshops incur an additional fee depending on location and if the instructor is required to travel to business premises. Corporate iPhone photography workshops can be customised to your business and number of hours - starting from two hours for four to 12 people. Ideal for employees to learn to take better photos for the company’s social media or as a team-building activity. If interested please get in touch via the request button.

Cancellation policy:
Workshop is non-refundable. 5 days notice is allowed if you wish to transfer to a different workshop date. We reserve the right to cancel any course/workshop with inadequate enrolment. In the event this occurs you will be offered a full refund or the option of transferring to another future course date. We reserve the right to cancel and reschedule any course, due to bad weather or instructor illness. Courses and workshops proceed whether the sun shines or not! (Some of the best shots are captured in overcast /storm cloudy weather). In the event of severe weather conditions i.e heavy rain forecast (as opposed to light rain) the morning of course, an SMS will be sent to your mobile with a re-scheduled course date that suits majority of students.

Knowledge required
  • Perfect for beginners or competent photographers.
  • This iPhone photography workshop is suitable for mums and dads, teenagers, business owners, travel and food bloggers, individuals as well as groups. Budding teenage photographers (from age 13) are welcome to join on their own with written consent from a parent (ages 13-14), or mum or dad is welcome to join the class and learn with their child from age 10 - a fun workshop for the family!
What you'll get
  • Practical walking tour.
  • iPhone photography tips on taking and editing photos
What to bring
  • Your fully charged iPhone 8, X, 11, 12, iPhone 13, iPhone 14, iPhone 15
  • You will be emailed as to which iPhone apps (total cost $5.99) are required for you to download prior to the workshop from the App Store. If you gift this class, make sure you send through the giftee's contact details before the class so that they can be sent these details.
  • Wear comfortable walking shoes.
Suitable for

Suitable for adults, and kids (minimum 13 years old).

Adult accompaniment is not required.

This would also be a unique gift for her, gift for mum, anniversary gift or birthday gift.


Darlinghurst, NSW

Exact location is masked for privacy. You'll automatically get the specific address after booking.

iPhone Photography Course location
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SignaturePhoto photography courses (operating for the past 12 years) specialise in one-day and half-day workshops in Sydney for beginner and intermediate photographers. Designed for those who want to understand the functionality and get creative with their DSLR, mirrorless and smartphone cameras in a short period of time. Courses are hands-on, fun and designed for small groups! SignaturePhoto has received TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 with over 250 5 star reviews from past course attendees.

Sarah Jenkins, the teacher and owner of SignaturePhoto Photography Courses, is a freelance and international award winning photographer and graphic designer. She has more than 20 years experience in both the photography and graphic design fields, working for well-respected agencies in London and Sydney. Sarah lives in Sydney Australia but her passion for travel has taken her to over 138 countries around the world.


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Urvi Khurana Nov 2023

Course was really good and the way Sarah explained everything was amazing. But, I had more expectations from this course. If it had some more topics covered in the course, then it have been awesome. Topics like where an object needs to be placed in a frame etc. But overall it was great.

Teacher's response

Thank you Urvi for your positive review and glad you found my explanations clear for the various iPhone camera settings and tips on focus of an image, best light to take photos, and editing on the phone. As I mention in tips on how to compose an image and the rule of thirds principle in photography on how to place a subject in the frame - this is just a guide and the rules are there to be broken and it is up to the photographer to decide / be creative with their composition. There is a lot to get through in the 3 hour workshop so sorry you felt I could have covered more topics. Have fun practising.

Amanda Idan Sep 2023

Sarah was very knowledgable about photography and using the iPhone to take great pictures. We had the chance to take a variety of shots including nature and city scapes. I would recommend Sarah’s course to anyone wanting to improve their iPhone photography skills. 5 stars.

iPhone Photography Course review by Amanda Idan - Sydney

Chloe Collis Aug 2023

Sarah provided so many insightful tips and tricks as we wound our way through the back streets of Paddington to find our next photo opportunity.
There are so many features I never knew existed in the palm of my hand, which combined with the tools Sarah teaches has lifted my photography game. Highly recommend!

iPhone Photography Course review by Chloe Collis - Sydney

Natasha Grishenko Jul 2023

I have thoroughly enjoyed the class led by Sarah. It was very informative, with lots of good tips, straight to the point. Sarah is a very knowledgeable and made every effort to help everyone in the group. Highly recommend this short course.

Joanne Bowles Jul 2023

Sarah was gracious and informative and quickly knew names and faces - wonderful location, great advice and thoroughly enjoyed afternoon- thank you Sarah

Pam Campbell Jun 2023

The teacher was very knowledgeable about the subject and engaging. I learnt a lot about camera functions and how to compose a photo and using good light.

iPhone Photography Course review by Pam Campbell - Sydney

Tonia Forlani Jun 2023

Took the course with my son and husband and it was excellent. Sarah taught us many great tips and tricks to help us take better photos. All the advice was extremely practical and focused on making it fun and easy. Would highly recommend the course!

iPhone Photography Course review by Tonia Forlani - Sydney

William Phung Jun 2023

Super informative and helped finessed everybody technique. A great eye and helped the entire group see and think about photos in a new way.

Phillip Scarf May 2023

Great class relaxed and informative. Got some great tips about photography in general and a thorough look at the apps downloaded. Sarah planned the lesson well and gave us enough knowledge to go away feeling capable of getting good photographs in the futur

iPhone Photography Course review by Phillip Scarf - Sydney

Lauren Ellitt May 2023

Great beginners class to educate you on the principles of photography & how to use key settings & apps on the iPhone

Nan Herlihen May 2023

12 ClassBento workshops attended • 12 reviews

Sarah was so knowledgeable and informative and paced the class well, introducing new concepts and giving us time to practice them. I had so much fun and learned so many techniques. I can’t wait to put all the new tips and techniques into practice. A wonderful Sunday afternoon.

Photography class review by Nan Herlihen - Sydney

Greg Moran Apr 2023

Sarah was fabulous. Very easy and clear teaching style. Covered the subject matter very well with great hands on examples. I learnt a lot about the camera features of my iPhone which is exactly what I wanted. The class was run on perfect timing from start to finish.
Thank you Sarah

Rachael Hackney Apr 2023

3 ClassBento workshops attended

Our teacher Sarah was so good she taught me so much and in a language I could understand, and also was so encouraging when I would show her my photos ! I have another coarse with her that I am very much looking forward to. Overall I learnt so much that was really just at the tip of my finger tips without being too technical (especially since I’m of the older generation) cannot wait to show my friends what I learnt ! Thankyou Class Bento for putting this class on and big thanks to Sarah an excellent teacher !

iPhone Photography Course review by Rachael Hackney - Sydney

Niall Burke Mar 2023

I really enjoyed the photography course run by Sarah. I learned a lot about the different features on the iPhone and it was great to try out some of the apps that Sarah recommended. I picked up some great tips on how to capture better photos using the correct light exposure and different angles. Overall it was an excellent experience. I’ve attached a flying bee image that I captured during the course in Paddington!

Photography class review by Niall Burke - Sydney

Elizabeth Paul Mar 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended

My husband & I did a class recently with Sarah where we walked around the Rocks area. Ee both own iPhone's but have never known how to utlize the camera’s functions on our phones to their best capacity. Sarah was very knowledgable & was able to teach us great easy tips for making the most out of our cameras. We came away feeling like the lesson was really worthwhile & both will be utilizing our camera phones functions fully now to help us create better quality family photos.

Thanks Sarah for a great informative afternoon.

Cheers Liz & Stewart

Rebecca Worner Feb 2023

Sarah’s course gave me some excellent tips on how to use light, composition, my i-phone’s features and a couple of apps to create more interesting, well-composed photos! Excellent value for money and a lovely afternoon wandering around taking photos.

Jenni Stewart Feb 2023

Sarah was very knowledgeable and very helpful in showing us different techniques within the iPhone and apps. It was a fun afternoon with lots of tips and tricks and great locations.

Photography class review by Jenni Stewart - Sydney

Mel Hart Feb 2023

Sarah was great! She was really knowledgeable and easygoing with our group and provided simple and effective tips on how to get the best from shooting various objects/subjects with an iPhone. A fun and informative afternoon!

Photography class review by Mel Hart - Sydney

Alison Wannan Feb 2023

Course was delivered in a very engaging way and well targeted to range of abilities and interests.

Jane Needham Jan 2023

3 ClassBento workshops attended

Great course, Sarah was able to provide a great experience tailored to her class (16yo boys)

Guy Templeton Jan 2023

Super practical tips. Got a great feel for how to take better photos, exploit the features in my new phone, and play around with more creative approaches. Sarah is great and it was a really fun three hours.

iPhone Photography Course review by Guy Templeton - Sydney

Teresa Siu Jan 2023

Today's class with Sarah was incredibly informative. She is a fantastic educator who puts a great deal of effort into her teaching methods. Her lessons were both captivating and practical.

iPhone Photography Course review by Teresa Siu - Sydney

Stuart Cook Jan 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Sarah was fantastic- great for someone like myself who is trying to be a better IG husband

Deborah Street Jan 2023

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

This was a fabulous course. Sarah Jenkins shared her knowledge and experience in photography lighting composition and editing to an iPhone. She showed us tips and tricks to create interesting shots with artistic flair. The course was it uncomplicated, enjoyable and I feel more confident in using my iPhone as a camera.

Photography class review by Deborah Street - Sydney

Shifeng Liu Jan 2023

Sarah is really experienced and gives great suggestions to students in all the levels. Everyone who joined the class can learn a lot and have himself improved.

Kirsten Steedman Jan 2023

3 ClassBento workshops attended

Great class. Lots of tips and tricks. Plus, placing these in action throughout the session.

Photography class review by Kirsten Steedman - Sydney

Arlene Dlima Dec 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Sarah was organised and ran the 3 hour workshop on iPhone photography well. She explained the basics of the smartphone camera tools and also how to edit photos once taken. I liked how she explained the composition and lighting effects on photos and we got to practice and get her feedback instantly on how to improve a photo. Key learning for me were - using both my hands in low lighting and leg zoom to capture a good photo.
The apps she recommended for black and white photos is great.

iPhone Photography Course review by Arlene Dlima - Sydney

Jennifer Walker Dec 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Sarah is a fantastic and knowledgeable teacher. We had a great afternoon with her and I thoroughly recommend the course.

Brian Hamilton Dec 2022

Sarah was a great teacher. The session was both educational and fun. Would recommend. We did a private group of three which was great as Sarah was flexible and adapted to our needs

Rachel Dec 2022

Very informative 3 hour course that taught me how to use many of the features of my iPhone camera. Great mix of theoretical and practical content delivered in a way that made it fun by the very knowledgeable and engaging Sarah.

Highly recommended.

Photography class review by Rachel  - Sydney

Liz Little Dec 2022

I learnt a lot on this course - well explained and some great tips and tricks to improve my iPhone photography

iPhone Photography Course review by Liz Little - Sydney

Paul Hopkinson Nov 2022

A great afternoon with Sarah, who’s very knowledgeable and generous with her advice.

Learnt some new techniques and ideas and enjoyed playing with Hypstamatic!

Well worth it

Photography class review by Paul Hopkinson - Sydney

Sonia Longo Nov 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Sarah was great! I learnt new tips & tricks. Definitely recommend this course. Thank you for a great day.

Sandy Grant Nov 2022

Thanks Sarah, learned features of my iPhone that some might think basic. But it seemed plenty on the course also discovered stuff. Tips for portraits, framing, features to use from a couple of apps, lovely variety of outdoors settings natural and manmade. Thanks.

Photography class review by Sandy Grant - Sydney

Linda Kirk Nov 2022

7 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

This course was very informative and enjoyable. Sarah is very knowledgeable and communicates well. I learned a great deal about functions on my phone that I did not know existed. I am looking forward to putting my new skills into practice.

Yvonne Hill Nov 2022

6 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews

It was a fun way to spend an afternoon with some good take away tips.

Carina Mok Oct 2022

Fabulous photography 101 session. Already hit some likes from the shots I took during the course. Sarah is a great instructor. Love the apps she introduced as well. Amazing day for photo shoot. Will definitely come back for more.

Photography class review by Carina Mok - Sydney

Marina Margarian Oct 2022

3 ClassBento workshops attended

Great fun packed into this short course walking around Sydney. I learnt a lot about the iphone camera that I would never have discovered myself, plus some other photo editing tricks in apps. I wish there were more classes like this in different locations as it would be quite fun to walk around and take more photos after learning these tricks. Sarah is fun, knowledgeable and patient (with the questions/problems that arise with the camera!)

iPhone Photography Course review by Marina Margarian - Sydney

Karen Forland Oct 2022

I thoroughly enjoyed this workshop. Sarah was friendly, informative and patient. I’m looking forward to putting my new skills to use!

Janelle Cicutto Oct 2022

Thanks Sarah for a wonderful experience yesterday learning how to take fantastic photos on our iPhones. You were very informative and friendly and took the time to make sure everyone understood how to get the most out of their phones and also made it fun. I thoroughly enjoyed what I learned and can’t wait to put it all into practice. Would highly recommend this course with the lovely Sarah!

Photography class review by Janelle Cicutto - Sydney

Sandrine Maltret Oct 2022

Sarah was great. I've learned a lot of tricks and tips :) the classmates were nice as well :)
Will recommend this course anytime

Thank you

Debra Parsons May 2022

I really enjoyed this workshop, Sarah made the workshop interesting and informative. I learned so many things about i phone photography I never knew. The walking tour was fun with lots of learning and photography opportunities along the way. I would really recommend this workshop

Marc Harry May 2022

21 ClassBento workshops attended • 20 reviews

Sarah was great I learnt a lot and it was an adventure to walk about taking all kind of photos will do more classes in the future thank you

Alyssa Lloyd May 2022

Even pouring rain it was fantastic! Highly recommend this course for anyone wishing to maximise photography skills on iPhone! Sarah was gorgeous.

Marina Borzuola May 2022

Sarah was very knowledgable and clear in her explanation of both the camera on the iphone and the new fabulous camera apps she had us install prior to the class. Her method of teaching was very empowering. She explained things in a simple, easy to understand manner. By the end of the three hours I was amazed at the calibre of photos I had taken during our walk through Rushcutter's Bay Park and Paddington. A thoroughly enjoyable afternoon. I highly recommend this class

iPhone Photography Course review by Marina Borzuola - Sydney

Amanda Tompson Apr 2022

I had an amazing day with Sarah and 5 other students as learnt how to use our iPhones and some new creative apps to take beautiful artistic professional looking photos around the streets of Paddington, playing with shadows and light. Sarah is a highly experienced photography teacher and we all learned so much from her. Thank you Sarah: I will definitely do another interesting photography day with you.

Matt Regent Mar 2022

Sarah was a great teacher and she kept the class moving at a good pace for all the participants. The information provided was exactly as expected from the course description and she was awesome at answering questions and providing examples for the entire class. I would highly recommend to anyone looking to get the most out of their i-phone and improve their photography skills!

Troy Rath Mar 2022

Sarah was wonderful, I learned so much. I think Sarah is very knowledgeable in what she is teaching so she was able to make everything easy to understand for a first timer like me. Thanks again I highly recommend this course.

Louise Gage Jan 2022

Sarah was lovely and shared lots of good tips and suggestions. The walk was very enjoyable with lots of variety of photography subjects.

Neal Meharg Dec 2021

Sarah ran a great course. She is very knowledgeable and patient with those of us needing more help. I learnt so much about my new iPhone 13.

Joel Bernstein Nov 2021

As an experienced amateur I found Sarah’s course for the iPhone a most enjoyable and educational experience Had a great time and learned a great deal. Highly recommended and great fun. JB

Denyse Bernstein Nov 2021

We had a wonderful session with Sarah - a private one with 3 of us and she was very informative, helpful, opened our eyes to so much of what our i-phones could do and now lots of practice for us. We started in Rushcutters Bay - a wonderful setting and then walked up through Paddington with amazing buildings, trees, flowers , portraits etc. Nor only learned about the functions but the lighting and editing skills as well. Would recommend for anyone of any age!

Tori Laws Nov 2021

Sarah was an absolutely wonderful teacher. Very informative and taught me so much about how to get the perfect photo. Class was structured really well and went to some beautiful spots to photograph. Cannot recommend this course enough

Sharon Poole Jun 2021

I took my son with me to do the class together and we learned so much and had a great time doing it! Sarah was fantastic and gave us so many brilliant photography tips. We felt like pro’s walking out! Couldn’t recommend it any higher. It was brilliant.

Liane Simpson Jun 2021

Excellent day! Sarah was an amazing teacher. She structured the day extremely well. I learnt a lot and hope to build on the skills learnt today in the future.

Photography class review by Liane Simpson - Sydney

Ryan Nyberg May 2021

We both loved the course. Great tips and tricks from Sarah plus some perfect spots around the Eastern Suburbs for taking pics.

Donna Shrimpton May 2021

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Sarah was a great teacher. The venue was fabulous and I learnt a lot of things. I'm so glad I went to the course with my daughter.

Cheryl Forster Apr 2021

Sarah was lovely, very engaging. We were provided with great instruction on the use of the apps we installed prior to the class as well as tips about how to get the best photos.
The venue gave us the best opportunity to practise what we had talked about,fabulous street art and architecture . A most enjoyable and informative afternoon, highly recommended.

Ho-Young Kang Apr 2021

Sarah was a fantastic teacher. Firstly she has explained the basic concepts and practical tips. Then as we walked together we could immediately apply them and take some great photos with her coaching. It was also a great bonding experience with my daughter and a lovely way to spend the Sunday afternoon together while learning really useful skills we can apply everyday.

Tracey West Apr 2021

Sarah was a fabulous teacher. Very personable and informative. We did lots of practice in the different formats etc. a fun few hours.

Di Henry Apr 2021

It was a tremedous class, I learnt SO much in such a short time and it was fun (and good exercise) to work around taking photos

The teacher does a great job of making everyone feel included and giving praise

I for one will be taking other classes with Sarah

Louise Htchinson Apr 2021

Sarah took time to introduce us to the apps we were using for the day. She had a selection of subject matter set around Darlinghurst. A great walking tour! I learned a lot about applying filters and lenses. A fun afternoon!

Photography class review by Louise Htchinson - Sydney

Denise Halliday Mar 2021

4 ClassBento workshops attended

The teacher was great and it was so fun to walk around the city taking photos.

Rachael Nieuwenhuis Mar 2021

Class was good, friendly teacher with some good tips. It was great to have a review at the beginning of the class of photography techniques to prepare for the rest of the session.

Vilas Feb 2021

6 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews

A most informative and enjoyable afternoon courtesy of a seasoned professional, who is clearly passionate about her work!

Photography class review by Vilas  - Sydney

Ann Martin Feb 2021

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

The teacher was very nice. I liked how she went over a couple of things in the beginning just in case some people were new to photography. It taught me lots about more camera apps, filters and angles. DEFINITELY RECOMMEND!

Sophie Warren Feb 2021

Very enjoyable and informative, small group meant individual attention was possible. Aimed at the right level.

Hayley Edmunds Feb 2021

Terrific iphone photography class with Sarah yesterday.
Small group and lots of great tips. Individual assistance and catered to your own level of expertise.
I learnt about photo composition, lighting, how to use the iphone camera app and 2 new apps.
Great fun wandering through Darlinghurst and Paddington with many lovely photo opportunities.

Anna Podchashynska Nov 2020

It was a fantastic class! I learned and had time to practice building composition as well as using new tools! Good Sunday fun and very informative. Sarah is a brilliant instructor!

Marilyn Howarth Mar 2020

7 ClassBento workshops attended • 6 reviews

I found Sarah to be very knowledgeable and enthusiastic
I came away with some great knowledge that I am looking forward to putting into action
I can highly recommend Sarah

Photography class review by Marilyn Howarth - Sydney

Xuan Ly Nov 2019

6 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews

I really enjoyed this class, it was interesting and practical. Sarah was very knowledgeable and engaging. Learnt some very useful tips and tricks to do with focus and action shots on the standard iPhone camera. Sarah also introduced us to a couple of handy camera/editing apps which had cool features and filters.
I also liked the points of interests where we stopped to practice our newly learned skills.

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