Cielo de la Paz
Award Winning Photographer, Filmmaker, Entrepreneur and Teacher.

I'm a photographer and filmmaker based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

I'm most known for my Shot on iPhone billboards and TV commercial. I love to use the iPhone for photography and for filmmaking.

I like proving that you don't need expensive gear to create good content. And I like teaching others how to do it. Because once you know how, there are no limits. You can tell your story, you can deliver your message, you can raise awareness about your brand, you can do anything and with very little investment.

When I'm not teaching, I do commercial photography and videography in the Bay Area. I've done work for/published by Google, Apple, Microsoft, National Geographic, Business Insider, Sunset Magazine, Cult of Mac & Mens Health, to name a few.

For fun I'm a music photojournalist for Vandala Magazine. I've photographed portaits of artists like Red Hot Chili Peppers, Michael Franti, Misterwives, and The Lumineers.

Accolades below.




Cutl of Mac: Think you need pro gear for great iPhone photos? That’s fake news.

Enlight App: iPhoneography Advice From a ‘Shot on iPhone 6’ Star

Side Hustle School: Famous iPhone Photo Leads to Series of Online Courses

10 Beasts: 40+ Tech Bloggers Reveal The 3 Best iPhone Accessories

Tech.co: 5 Smartphone Photo Tips from an Apple-Selected Photographer

Cult of Mac: iPhone photographer unboxes surprise gift from Apple

iPhone in Canada: Check out Apple’s Surprise Gift Unboxing by an iPhone Photographer

Cult of Mac: Fair criticism of iPhone 7 camera might not matter to photographers

Cult of Mac: iPhone 7 camera gets ‘Shot on iPhone’ photogs drooling

Tech.co: 5 Smartphone Photo Tips from an Apple-Selected Photographer

Medium: Meet the EyeEm Photographer Apple Picked Twice

Business Insider: Here are the best pictures ever taken on an iPhone, according to Apple

Men's Health, December 2015 Issue: Take Pics That Click, Phone Photos

USA Today: Cannes For Apple, All the World's a Frame

Cannes Lions: Gold Winner - Campaign Award, Cielo D.

Feature Shoot: 3 Photographers On What It's Like to Work With ImageBrief

Cult of Mac: For Cielo D. "Shot on iPhone 6" became a billboard and a symbol of hope

USA Today: Cannes For Apple, All the World's a Frame

Cult of Mac: Photographers thrilled with exposure from ‘Shot on iPhone 6’ ad campaign

Buzzfeed: 18 Easy Ways to Take Beautiful Videos With Your Phone

Re/code: Apple Unveils TV Commercials Featuring Video Shot with iPhone 6

Business Insider: How to shoot great iPhone videos like the people in Apple's latest ads

Mashable: Apple doubles down on promoting the iPhone 6 camera in new ads

TechCrunch: Apple’s ‘Shot On iPhone 6′ Campaign Expands With New User Films

FastCompany Co.Create: Apple Would Like You To Know People Think The iPhone’s Camera Is Awesome