“… the more I watched, the more I realised that this is a course for all standards – yes, even professionals like myself.
It’s a little embarrassing to admit this, but I found myself taking notes at multiple times when watching the course!
Now I think about it though, even with 10+ years of pro photography experience under my belt, this doesn’t mean I know everything about using a device normally reserved for making phone calls to take a great photo.“
As you can see, even professional DSLR photographers benefit from the course!
Yes, the value of the product is THAT good.
And hey. If you’re an experienced photographer yourself and you’ll find that you know everything that Emil talks about, the you’ll have 30 days to get your money back.
(No questions asked.)
iPhone Photo Academy is a legitimate company and personally, I’ve experienced great customer service with the iPhone Photography School/Photography Pro team.
All the videos inside are strictly photography-related. Some of the lessons talk about editing and photo management.
There are 6 main modules, as well as additional bonuses that you get when you invest in IPA.
(It won’t include topics likemaking moneywith iPhone photos though.)
Here’s what to expect once inside:
Module 1: The Essentials of iPhone Camera (you’ll learn the very basics)
Module 2: Additional iPhone Camera Features (something you’d probably never find out on your own)
Module 3: The Principles of Great Photography (an important section, especially if you’re absolutely new in the photography world)
Module 4: Creative iPhone Photography Techniques (if you want to “spice” it up)
Module 5: iPhone Photography Genres (you’ll learn about different shooting styles, from landscapes to portraits to night photography)
Module 6: Technical iPhone Photography (you’ll learn about the exposure line and a Camera+ dedicated camera app)
And that’s not all.
You’ll also get additional bonuses that include simple editing tips and techniques for perfect color and exposure, how to preserve the quality of your photos, and how to manage a huge photo library.
(I encourage you to watch my video above, I actually show you the inside of each module from my personal student account.)
Whether you’re facing a technical issue, need feedback or have some other photography-related question, you will have the support from iPhone Photography School team and/or the students (including myself).
It’s a very active community!
And like I mentioned before, it’s a legit company with great customer service.
For comparison purposes, if you were to join iPhotography.com (the competitor course), you’d have to pay the full price of $849.
(Does anyone even pay that much for a photo course?)
With the iPhone Photo Academy online course though, you’ll likely get it at a 80% discount price of just $99.
Which, as you can see, is a lot cheaper than its competitor course.
There are 2 payment options:
One time payment of $99
3 instalments of $39 (= $117)
The good thing is that you’re covered by a 30-day money-back guarantee.
At this point, I’d like to talk about the things I especially liked about these online tutorials product and what you might like, too.
First things first:
Emil recorded his videos that are 10-15 mins on average and he’s doing a great job explaining concepts in the simplest manner possible.
For beginners not familiar with photography this is especially a bonus. This way you won’t get overwhelmed by the amount of information on a particular topic.
Don’t get me wrong though, the lessons may be short but there’s a LOT of value in them.
Second of all:
In terms of the structure, I found it pretty easy to follow. And if you want to, you can still jump around the modules/lessons.
(For example, if a certain topic is too basic for you and you need to move to the next lesson.)
Not only that but Emil covers all the basics, even how to hold your iPhone the right way when shooting, and then moves up to advanced topics like exposure line, histogram and HDR.
Third of all:
You don’t have to have a fancy, expensive DSLR to enjoy photography. You don’t even need the newest iPhone model to join the course.
Nor do you need to have any experience in (smartphone) photography.
In fact, the less you know – the better!
Not to mention that IPA offers a lifetime access, has a supportive FB community, and offers different payment options to make it even more affordable for you.
How awesome is that?
FYI: If you’re looking for iPhone photography classes for free, you can check out iPhone Photography School’s YouTube channel.
What I Don’t Like About This Online Course
Is there anything that I don’t like?
I’ll be honest, there aren’t too many downsides. The only 2 things that bothered me a little was in terms of the sales page, not the course itself. What I mean by that?
The way iPhone Photography School team built their landing pages for their online courses put me off at first.
It made me cautious as a buyer and made me wonder if this iPhone photography course a scam.
(Especially having had experience reviewingactual scamsin the ‘make money online’ space with similar landing page approach.)
Spoiler: I personally bought the course and can confirm that, indeed, iPhone Photo Academy is legitimate and once inside you’ll see lots of value.
Another thing is creating a sense of urgency with the 80% discount, when in reality it’s just a simple marketing move and doesn’t actually expire.
So usually the price is $99.
There was only ONE time I recall them reducing the price to 90% OFF in spring 2020. It was a special stay-at-home discount during the pandemic. (And many people appreciated that.)
Other than that, I really have nothing bad to say about the course.
Is iPhone Photo Academy Legitimate?
In this section, I want to answer a few questions once and for all.
Q: Is iPhone Photo Academy legit?
Yes, this course by iPhone Photography School is legitimate. I myself bought it from my own pocket back in 2019 and I’ve seen it improving since then. In 2022, it remains to be one of the bestsellers in the iPhone photography niche.
Q: Is it worth it?
In my opinion, iPhone Photography School bestseller is worth it. Especially if you’re totally inexperienced in the photography field, and want to capture the moments that matter with what you always have with you – your smartphone.
If you haven’t already, I encourage you to watch my video review above, where I answer frequently asked questions.
Q: Emil Pakarklis net worth?
Since this website is more related to making money online, for some reason people land on this review when they search about Emil Pakarklis’ net worth. I couldn’t find this info and, frankly, I don’t see how that’s relevant. What matters is that he delivers on his promise to teach you all things iPhoneography.
(As for making money online, read the next section.)
I had an unfortunate incident in my life, which resulted in a serious orthopaedic surgery, and there was a couple of years that I couldn’t walk at ALL. I was literally stuck in 4 walls, in pain and very close to going insane.
But I started learning and found a way to share my interest in photography through words – and created a website.
(Since making money in its traditional sense was out of question.)
Whether it is photography or any other interest/niche you’re interested in, you, too, can make money online.
You can even crush it in the micro-niche of mobile photography, if you think outside the box.