Cielo’s journey with the mobile device began in 2014 when her photos and videos were featured in Apple’s Shot on iPhone ad campaign. With the exposure, many people turned to Cielo to teach them how to take better photos and videos with their iPhones. Cielo taught her first iPhone videography class in 2015, and to date has taught over 20,000 students worldwide.

After teaching thousands of students, Cielo saw a common thread amongst them -   that students have a hunger to learn the skills to tell their stories but the lack of online resources to learn from. And so Cielo created The Storyographist to be that online resource.

The Storyographist today has grown to include all types of mobile devices - iPhone, Android, and any device that allows for better mobility and easier storytelling. Cielo, representing the Storyographist brand, speaks and teaches globally at conferences and institutions such as Stanford, Google, Canadian Government, Mojofest Ireland, and CreativeLive.

Featured Speaking & Teaching Engagements:


Previous engagements:

Google 6-Week SmartPhone Video Creator Course

Stanford Instructor, Ongoing

Creative Live Instructor, 2018/2019

Bloggy Conference Speaker, 2018

ConnectHer Conference Speaker, 2018

MojoFest Conference Speaker, Galway Ireland - May 2018

Stanford Winter Course Instructor - iPhone Filmmaking (Jan 2018)

Bloggy Conference Speaker, Cedar Points (Sept 2017)

BizVlogSummit Speaker, Las Vegas (Aug 2017)



Real Estate Marketing Dude: Stop Advertising and Start Storytelling

Art of Paid Traffic: Simple (iPhone) Facebook Video Ads: $0.83 Leads in her First Ever Campaign

Hustle to Freedom: When Apple®️ Helps Jumpstart Your Side Hustle

The Deeply Graphic Design Cast: How to Produce Pro-Level Branding Videos With Your Smartphone

Cult 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