Master Photographer Mukul Soman joins Cloud 9!


We are thrilled to announce that Mukul Soman has joined Cloud 9 to launch a series of photography workshops!

Mukul is an award winning Wildlife/Nature Photographer and CGI Lighting Artist. We have listed some of his professional accomplishments at the end of this post. For more info about Mukul, visit our Instructors page.

We are kicking off our photography curriculum with Mukul’s “iphonegraphy” workshop. We are offering it in June and then again in September. This is a two day workshop on how to take amazing photographs with your mobile phone (it doesn’t have to be an iPhone).

The photos in this post were all taken by Mukul using his iPhone.

Iphoneography with Mukul Soman

June 15th & 16th 2019

10am - 4pm with a one hour lunch break


Sept 7th & 8th 2019

10am - 4pm with a one hour lunch break

As photographers, sometimes we get lost in the world of the camera while losing sight of the fact that what really matters first is your eye and then only, the equipment. This philosophy is what made me pick up my iPhone every now and then, disconnect from the crazy technical side of photography, and just focus on the actual act of making a photograph.

More than it being just about using your phone camera to make beautiful images, my workshop focuses on sharing what I have learned over the years that will help you in developing your eye and learning to follow your instinct when it come to capturing moments. And using a simple phone camera is just a way to disconnect you from all those technical things, allowing you to just focus on framing, composing, lighting and subject matter/story. For a fun filled two days of photography chats and field work, register yourself for my workshop

Students must bring a mobile phone with at least an 8 MP camera running either IOS or Android (preferably an iPhone 5 or later versions)

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Fee is $200

Enter discount code SIZLFCY for $25 off for Cloud 9 students!

Mukul’s photography accomplishments include:

Awards & Accolades

Winner - Capture One Pro Photo Contest 2019
Winner - Photographic Society of America “Best of Show” 2019
Winner - Cotton Carrier Photo Contest 2019
Winner - Washington Trails Association Photo contest 2014, wildlife category
Won photo of the month twice at Epson Fotoflock
Shortlisted for Photo of the Year 2010, at Epson Fotoflock

Advisory Board Member - University of Washington Continuum College Photography Program
Published by National Geographic Society’s “Your Shot” segment
Published in The Huffington Post
Published in The Daily Mirror International
Published in "The Hindu" Daily, India
Published in Better Photography Magazine
Published in Snap Pixel magazine as photographer of the month, January 2010


Charlene Freeman