iPhone Photography Secrets
3.5 (90 ratings)
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iPhone Photography Secrets

You'll learn the tools, techniques, and iPhone photography tips to create gorgeous iPhone photographs.
3.5 (90 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
2,536 students enrolled
Created by Chet Davis
Last updated 10/2017
English [Auto]
Current price: $18.99 Original price: $29.99 Discount: 37% off
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This course includes
  • 8.5 hours on-demand video
  • 2 articles
  • 2 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • iPhone Camera App - Settings & Functions
  • iPhone Camera App - Managing Photos in the Camera Roll
  • iPhone Camera App - Sharing Photos in the Camera Roll
  • iPhone Apps - Popular Sharing Apps
  • iPhone Apps - Favorite Apps for Photo Capturing, Editing, & Special Effects
  • iPhone Photography Tips & Techniques - Building Your Creative Eye
  • Connecting iPhone & Computers for Sharing & Archiving
  • Familiarity with basic iPhone operation is helpful - though all operations to success in this class will be covered in the sessions. The instructor simply requests you come to each class session with a smile on your face, a desire to make beautiful photos that will satisfy your creative urges and impress your friends! The greatest photography options are realized using an iPhone 5, 4s, or 4 and the newer options like iCloud Sync require iOS 6 installed on your device.

This is a thorough class where you'll learn the tools, techniques, and photography tips to create gorgeous iPhone photographs (using an iPod Touch or iPad as well).

With more than 80 short video lessons - which you can access and review anytime, forever... you will learn the information and techniques to take your mobile photography to the next level. 

Learn to use 'the camera that's always with you' -- whether it's for travel, for business, for family, or just for fun with friends.  View the short (3:00) video above for an overview & introduction to this course.

Comments from folks enjoying this class:

Very comprehensive, great pacing and instruction.


Love the enthusiasm & professionalism of Chet Davis already...can't wait to learn more.


Chet has created a concise, easy to follow, set of lectures for the iPhone... To sum up, the course hits all bases and has taught me some new tricks, which makes using my new iPhone even more enjoyable!


As someone technologically challenged I appreciate how the viewer is walked through all the lessons. Very helpful and I highly recommend!


What You Will Learn in this iPhone Photography Course

We start with the the settings and options in the iPhone camera app. You'll see up close and personal the Apps (iPhone Applications) that will give you great results - both in capturing photos, and in processing & editing photos right on your iPhone.

Together we'll cover several techniques to improve your camera composition -- and hone your creative eye.  And I'll share with you the easy ways to connect to a computer for sharing and archiving of your iPhone photographs.

You can participate in this class via your desktop or laptop computer, but you can also enjoy learning using the Udemy App on your iPad. This free App is available in the App Store here: Udemy free App for iPad

Comments from those who have learned from Chet Davis:

"I REALLY enjoyed your class. YOU make the class enjoyable and fun and you are so easy-going and an AMAZING teacher."

"Chet is an amazing teacher. His clarity, knowledge, patience and warm personality are such a gift to any person lucky to be learning from him"

"I wish I had you as a teacher in High School!"

Who this course is for:
  • Folks with an Apple iPhone who are eager to maximize the photographic potential with the 'camera that's always with you'. The course also applies to those using the iPod Touch (Gen4 and higher), and the iPad/iPad Mini.
Course content
Expand all 100 lectures 08:50:17
+ Introduction to 'iPhone Photography Secrets'
1 lecture 03:09
Chet Davis provides you with an introduction and overview for this new on-line course where you'll learn to create great iPhone Photographs.


Preview 03:09
+ Classsroom Welcome & Orientation
2 lectures 11:41
Chet provides an overview of the course with suggestions for getting the most from these lessons.


Course Introduction

 In this short lesson you will learn how to use the Comments/Questions & Notes functions in the Udemy interface.  These are great tools to contact the teacher and to keep your own personal notes of the most important new things you'll learn as you work through this and other Udemy classes.

Udemy Course Functions to Help You Maximize Your Learning
+ iPhone Camera App
13 lectures 01:02:03
Chet introduces you to the Camera App found in every contemporary iPhone (iPod Touch and iPad)


iPhone Camera App - Introduction
iPhone Camera App - Video Mode
I Phone Camera App - Top Menu Options
Chet explains and demonstrates the HDR or High Dynamic Range setting found in the top options of your iPhone Camera App.  Suggestions are given when to use the HDR setting as well as it's limitations.  Chet also introduces the PRO HDR Cam App.


iPhone Cam App - HDR Setting
Learn to use the Focus and Zoom options found in the Camera App on your iOS device - both of these settings are critical to creating good photos but are not readily apparent in the App.  Once you see this short lesson - you'll have no problem remembering where these functions are!


iPhone Camera App - Focus and Zoom settings
iPhone Camera App - Settings
In this lesson Chet will teach you about the photo editing options available in the iOS camera app - from rotate and enhance to crop.
iPhone Camera App - Editing: Rotate and Crop
iPhone Camera App - Editing: Auto-Enhance and Red-Eye

Learn how to access and use the six different methods for sharing your photo/s right from the iOS camera roll. NOTE: Video re-edited 5/30/12.  Please lecture 17 for additional/new functions enabled by the iOS 6 software on the iPhone

iPhone Camera App - Share Options
iPhone Camera App - Camera Roll & Photos Options

In this short lesson you'll learn how to create new Photo Albums and add photos from your Camera Roll to these albums.

iPhone Camera App - Creating & Editing Albums

Chet shows you how to create a slide-show right on the spot to play from your iPhone (iPod Touch, or iPad).  You can even select from several transition effects and add a song - right in your iOS device.

iPhone Camera App - Slideshow


iPhone Camera App - Deleting Photos, How to Use the Places Setting
+ New Photo Capabilities in iPhone 5 & iOS 6
4 lectures 33:00
New Camera App in iOS 7
New Photos functions in iOS 7
In this short lesson you'll learn about the new capabilities related to photography on your iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad that are newly available in the iOS 6
New Photo functions in iOS 6
Chet provides an introduction to the new options and capabilities in the new iPhone 5 device that are specifically related to Photography
New Photo Features & Functions in the iPhone 5
+ iPhone Photography Tips
1 lecture 05:54
In this short lesson you'll learn of three specific limitations and methods for minimizing their effect on your iPhone Photos.


Avoiding iPhone Hardware or App Limitations To Capture Great iPhone Photos
+ Creative iPhotography
2 lectures 22:41
Chet introduces the concept of Camera Composition and provides an understanding of the use of the Rule of Thirds in your iPhone Photography.  You'll see several of Chet's iPhone photos with the Rule of Thirds Grid superimposed to give you a clear idea how to employ this simple creativity tool.


Creative iPhone Photo Composition - Part 1
In this lesson Chet continues his lesson on Creative Composition with several practical tips & ideas for creating iPhone photographs with even greater impact.  Each concept Chet shares is explained with one or several of his iPhone photos so you can see exactly what and how you can apply these concepts to your own iPhone photos.


Creative iPhone Photo Composition - Part 2
+ Using a Tripod with your iPhone
3 lectures 11:00

 Chet demonstrates how to use the Glyph to attach your iPhone to a camera tripod.

Using a Tripod with your iPhone
Chet demonstrates the use of a professional level camera tripod with the iPhone and also a recommended mini-tripod that is perfect for those who photograph while traveling.


Using Professional Camera Tripods & A Travel Tripod

Chet shows you this new device called the 'SlingShot' that serves as a hand-held stabilizer (works good on the new Panoramic photo function in iOS 6) and a lightweight, portable tripod for your iPhone/iPod Touch

SlingShot - new Tripod/Mount for iPhone
+ Capturing & Editing with the Camera Awesome App
14 lectures 43:44
Camera Awesome App - Effects/Tools Reference Guide
7 pages


Camera Awesome App - Introduction & Settings Menu
You will learn where to find and how to set the Exposure and Focus settings - and how to use the Zoom function on the Camera Awesome App.  One of the great (and unique) options in this photography App is the ability to use separate exposure & focus targets - you'll learn that as well.


Camera Awesome App - Zoom, Focus, and Exposure Adjustments
Chet Davis teaches you where to access and provides a brief introduction to the five composition tools found in the Camera Awesome App:Horizon, Thirds, Golden (Rule), Trisec, and Square tools


Camera Awesome App - Photo Composition Tools
Chet shows you how to use the 9 effects available in the 1-touch Awesomize setting and the 1-touch Share settings, but points out how he does not prefer these (he does both effects editing & sharing but from the other manual options in the bottom menus of the Camera Awesome App)


Camera Awesome App - One Touch Awesome & One Touch Share Functions
in this lesson you'll learn how to easily navigate the Camera Awesome App Gallery (not to be confused with your Camera Roll gallery), and the options for sharing the awesome photos you create with this app on your iOS device!


Camera Awesome App - Gallery Menu & Share Options

The Camera Awesome App contains a mighty powerful one button effects generator called the 'Awesomize' tool.  Chet will show you how to use this, and how to fine tune the Awesomizer

Camera Awesome App - Awesomize Tool
Chet teaches you how to use the Transform in the Camera Awesome App to crop, rotate, and re-size your photo to conform to the specific aspect ratio you're desiring to display to the world.


Camera Awesome App - Transform Tool

In this lecture Chet introduces you to the variety of Processing Tools available in the Camera Awesome App, and shows you the difference between the included (free) sets of 9 tools and the purchase-able tools.  In the accompanying PDF document Chet provides a screen shot of the included four sets of Processing Tools.

Camera Awesome App - Presets Effects Menu
Camera Awesome App - Filter Effects & Texture Effects menus
Camera Awesome App - Frame Effects & Menu
Camera Awesome App - Shooting Modes: Big Button


Camera Awesome App - Burst Shooting Modes
Camera Awesome App - Timer Mode
+ Sharing Photos on Facebook
4 lectures 34:29
In this lesson you'll learn the options available in the 'official' Facebook Camera App.  This is different than loading photos using the mobile Facebook App (Chet teaches you how to use that as well in the next lesson).  But this App is specifically and only designed to view and upload photos to your Facebook account/s. NOTE: If you are using the Facebook iPhone App released after November 30, 2012 please see the supplementary lectures below for additional functions).
Facebook Cam App
In this lesson you will learn how to not only upload your photos to your Facebook profile - but how to tag the photos with people and places (if you wish) and how to add a note or description with the photo.  Chet will also detail how to upload the photo not only to the default Mobile Uploads Facebook Gallery but to any photo gallery in your Facebook profile...and you'll learn how to share a photo on your Facebook Page (for your business or organization).


Facebook App - Loading & Sharing Photos using the iOS Facebook App
In this lecture you'll learn about the new features related to Photos in the Facebook iPhone App - (released November 30, 2012). You'll find the download link here: https://www.facebook.com/mobile
New Facebook App Photo Features
This new function in the Facebook iPhone App can be set to automatically sync or load photos from your iPhone Camera Roll to a 'private' folder on your Facebook account (requires iPhone with iOS 6 running the latest version of the Facebook iPhone App).
Facebook App Photo Sync Feature
+ Instagram App
9 lectures 28:05
Chet introduces you to the popular Instagram App for your iOS device.


Instagram App - An Introduction

 You'll learn the settings & functions for the Instagram Camera, which is part of the Instagram App (similar but different than the Apple iOS Camera App.

Instagram App - Instagram Camera Functions

 In this lesson you'll learn how to apply the photo filters or pre-set effects in the Instagram App - it's these Filter effects that are really the 'trademark' of Instagram (folks have even created Instagram Filters for Adobe Photoshop and other photo editing applications for desktop computers).  You'll also learn about the newer and less well known 'Lux' effect in the Instagram App.

Instagram App - Applying Filters
Learn to use the Tilt Shift Effect (sometimes called the Toy Camera Effect) that is part of the Instagram App. This allows you to create both Linear and Radial soft focus and forced depth of field effects with your Instagram photos.


Instagram App - Tilt Shift Effect

 Chet will show you the different options for sharing your photos using the Instagram App - both within the Instagram community but outside as well (via Facebook, Twitter, Email, etc).

Instagram App - Share Options
With the Explore function in Instagram you can view the work of other photographers using the service - this can not only provide creative inspiration but also allow you to build a network with other like-minded photographers.


Instagram App - Using the Explore Function to Follow Other Instagrammers
In September 2012 Instagram added a new feature called 'Photo Maps'.  This function allows you to take advantage of your geo-tagged Instagram photos and displays them on a world map for others to see your images referenced to by location - or where you can also see those Instagram photographers you are following and where their images were captured.


Instagram App - Instagram Photo Maps

In this lesson you'll learn how to pull in photos you captured on your 'regular' iOS Camera App (or created with another photo app on your iOS device and then saved to your Camera Roll) and bring that image into Instagram for further editing or if you simply wish to share that photograph with the Instagram community.

Instagram App - Adding Photos from your iPhone Camera Roll
Chet Davis provides an overview of the changes in the Instagram App - which are part of the December 10, 2012 updated software.  Instagram indicates the following improvements/changes in this new version:  Faster Instagram Camera, Improved quality in Tilt/Shift Effect, New Filter: Willow, Auto sharing in iPhone Camera Roll, New Share Option: Foursquare.  You can read more & access the Instagram App here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/instagram/id389801252?mt=8

Instagram App - Changes in Dec. 2012 App Update