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8 Videos (17m)
    • The Photo Walk Challenge

    • How to prepare for a photo walk

    • Around The House Challenge

    • Concept Challenge

    • Light & Shadow Challenge

    • Color Challenge

    • Storytelling Challenge

    • Class Project


About This Class


The photo walk challenge is a photo-based scavenger hunt and an amazing teaching tool for training your eye, understanding light and color, and learning to tell stories with your photos. You'll discover 5 prompts to jumpstart your photography skills, gain confidence, and give you ample opportunities for practice.


New photo taking ideas

Exposure to changing scenery and diverse photography subjects

Focus and direction

Opportunities to build your photographic portfolio

Students are expected to have some experience taking photos with a simple camera such as an iPhone or other smartphone.

8 of 8 students recommendSee All

Great class! Will post projects shortly. Thanks.
Cheryl Oed

Feng Shui Consultant, Instructor

Took your course tonight, Kristen. You planted so many good seeds in me for being a better expressive via phone photography. I especially appreciated your unique approach to what to focus on in each challenge. You did a great job of presenting the various challenges with superb examples. I'm excited to get out on a few walks of discovery now. Thank you!
Debra Marrs

Inspirationalist : Creativity and Writing Coach

I've just started this class and am loving it. I hadn't thought about the ordinary objects there are around the house to take photos of and love your information about looking at things from different viewpoints. I'm excited to go on my photo walk :)
Bindi Shah

Soul-Healing • Meditation • Life-Coaching





Kristen Radden

iPhone Photographer/Instructor

Hi! I'm Kristen Radden, a creative explorer using the iPhone and iPad to make art. I lead online classes, develop personal insight tools, and write for the iPhone Photography School.

I started iPhone photography in March 2013, quite by accident. At that time I had no photography experience and only five photos in my Camera Roll. But I was looking for a creative outlet and soon discovered the potential of iPhone photography and photo editing.

What inspires me is play, expression, and reflection. I believe every photo is a self-portrait. My photos simply reflect who I am at that moment in time. I notice the beauty in ordinary things and I tell stories about the extraordinary qualities of ordinary things we see everyday. My photography focuses on mostly objects and things around us that appear imperfect, forgotten, or alone.

Painterly enhancements and grunge textures are a natural part of my editing process. Painting the photo creates a dreamlike quality and grunge helps tell the story of forgotten objects. I want the viewer to feel something instead of just see something when they look at my photos so capturing the mood of the place or subject is really important. My photos present the world as a quiet, reflective place. You can find my photo gallery and workflows on my website.

Find me on Instagram @otm_academy