Smartphone Photography: Take the BEST photos with your phone
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Smartphone Photography: Take the BEST photos with your phone

Learn how to shoot the BEST photos and edit them from your smartphone. Become a Mobile Photography Master today!
4.3 (19 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.
96 students enrolled
Created by Alex Dobie
Last updated 12/2019
English
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Price: $19.99
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This course includes
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 12 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Smartphone Photography
  • How take better photos
  • How to take the better selfies
  • Take better photos at night
  • How to take advantage of all of your phone's photography features
  • Photo editing on your smartphone
Requirements
  • Have access to a smartphone with a camera
Description

Alex Dobie has been reviewing smartphones for years, and in that time, he has become an expert in mobile photography.

Join us for a deep dive into everything you need to know to take better photos. Composition, software features, and editing are just some of the features we'll be tackling together in this course. Join us, and build a stable foundation of photographic skills that will improve every picture you take from now on.


Who this course is for:
  • Smartphone users looking to improve the quality of their photos
  • Influencers users looking to improve the quality of their photos
  • Creators users looking to improve the quality of their photos
Course content
Expand all 12 lectures 01:19:57
+ Introduction
1 lecture 01:30

Welcome to Android Central's Smartphone Photography eCourse! Alex Dobie will take you through the basics of smartphone camera apps, photography fundamentals, advanced editing techniques, and lots more.

Preview 01:30
+ E-Course
11 lectures 01:18:27

In this introductory section, we're reviewing the tools available in the camera app on your phone. We're using the Galaxy S10 to demonstrate, but modern smartphones will have all the same features with simple difference in interface.

We also go over the common photography terms used throughout discussion.

Preview 05:33

We review compositional theory to build striking shots. Keeping subjects fully in frame, leading lines, and the Rule of Thirds are all common guidelines.

We also examine HDR functions, which ensure everything in view is adequately exposed.

AI photography intelligently adjusts settings on the fly when it detects certain subjects are in frame.

Motion photos are a common smartphone feature which captures short snippets of video before and after you take your shot.

Preview 05:46

Many modern smartphone cameras come with a full complement of lens options. We review the best situations for using wide, ultrawide, and telephoto cameras.

1.3 Lenses
04:55

Today we're going through all of the options available on "pro" or "manual" mode in your smartphone camera. When you're able to harness the wide selection of options available here, you can really get the most out of your photo. 

1.4 Pro Mode
06:47

One of the most quintessential smartphone pictures to take is the selfie. In this lesson, we demonstrate the best angles, which apps to use, and how to use portrait mode.

1.5 Selfies
05:41

Capture the deliciousness of your next meal using these tips! Scene optimizers can detect food and adjust settings accordingly, but we aren't stopping there. We help you figure out angles, lighting, and shooting modes when you're having a night out with friends.

1.6 Food
05:32

Landscapes are some of the more common photos you're going to take, so let's make sure we shoot them well. In this unit, we're covering composition guidelines, shooting panoramas, and timing your shots for sunsets.

1.7 Landscapes & More
10:25

In this episode we're diving deep into portrait photography. Portrait mode can sometimes be tricky with its edge detection, so we offer up a few tips to get it working perfectly.

1.8 Portraits
05:57

Kids and pets can be some of the hardest subjects to photograph. In this lecture, we help you capture their random, frantic action while keeping them in focus. Be sure to take a lot of photos so you can pick out the best ones!

1.9 Kids & Pets
04:51

Low-light photography is one of the biggest challenges of mobile photography. The technology has come a long way though, and we've got the tips you need to make the most of it all. Your gut reaction might be to turn on your flash, but we show you why you might not want to.

1.10 Night
06:53

How do you take a good photo and make it great? Here, we'll show you how to use Snapseed, which is free and robust at tweaking on both iOS and Android. Knowing how each tool changes your photo will help you quickly bring out details and reduce blemishes.

1.11 Photo Editing
16:07