iPhone Photography Secrets

You'll learn the tools, techniques, and iPhone photography tips to create gorgeous iPhone photographs.
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  • Video 8.5 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 10/2012 English

Course Description

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.

Seth

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

Farnoosh

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!

Chris

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

Annette

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!"

What are the requirements?

  • 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.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • 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

What is the target audience?

  • 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.

What you get with this course?

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Lifetime access.

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Curriculum

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.

 

Section 1: Classsroom Welcome & Orientation
07:25
Chet provides an overview of the course with suggestions for getting the most from these lessons.

 

04:16

 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.

Section 2: iPhone Camera App
03:57
Chet introduces you to the Camera App found in every contemporary iPhone (iPod Touch and iPad)

 

iPhone Camera App - Video Mode
01:39
I Phone Camera App - Top Menu Options
07:02
09:32
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.

 

03:40
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 - Settings
01:20
03:10
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: Auto-Enhance and Red-Eye
04:47
10:22

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 - Camera Roll & Photos Options
06:26
02:49

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

03:07

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.

04:12

 

Section 3: New Photo Capabilities in iPhone 5 & iOS 6
New Camera App in iOS 7
04:58
New Photos functions in iOS 7
08:19
10:40
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
09:03
Chet provides an introduction to the new options and capabilities in the new iPhone 5 device that are specifically related to Photography
Section 4: iPhone Photography Tips
05:54
In this short lesson you'll learn of three specific limitations and methods for minimizing their effect on your iPhone Photos.

 

Section 5: Creative iPhotography
04:32
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.

 

18:09
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.

 

Section 6: Using a Tripod with your iPhone
04:27

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

01:34
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.

 

04:59

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

Section 7: Capturing & Editing with the Camera Awesome App
Camera Awesome App - Effects/Tools Reference Guide
7 pages
07:08

 

05:53
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.

 

04:22
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

 

01:59
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)

 

01:59
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!

 

02:42

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

04:33
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.

 

04:43

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 - Filter Effects & Texture Effects menus
02:27
Camera Awesome App - Frame Effects & Menu
01:52
Camera Awesome App - Shooting Modes: Big Button
01:40
03:06

 

Camera Awesome App - Timer Mode
01:20
Section 8: Sharing Photos on Facebook
07:31
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).
12:49
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).

 

06:05
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
08:04
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).
Section 9: Instagram App
02:50
Chet introduces you to the popular Instagram App for your iOS device.

 

02:01

 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.

03:21

 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.

02:32
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.

 

02:52

 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).

02:10
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.

 

01:45
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.

 

02:55

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.

07:39
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

Section 10: Amazing Editing & Effects with the Snapseed App
03:32
An introduction to the Snapseed photography App with an overview of the two different set of options.

 

03:41

Learn to use the Crop Tool with it's variety of pre-set aspect ratios - or the Free crop tool. And then learn to use the Straighten Tool with it's helpful grid to correct a mis-matched horizon.

00:40
Learn the two variables found in the Automatic (enhancement) Tool in the Snapseed iOS App.

 

02:13

Learn to use the Utouch functionality that is built into the Snapseed Selectable Adjustment Tool - this easy to use but powerful option allows you to select a specific portion of your photo using Control Points and then adjust one of three settings (Brightness, Contrast, or Saturation) 

03:18

 Learn the two setting in this tool that enable you to enhance the details of a photo and improve it's sharpness.

01:14
Chet Davis shows you the options to share (and save) your edited photos from within the Snapseed Application.

 

11 pages
This 11-page guide highlights the options and functions found in the eleven processing tools/filters in the Snapseed photo App.  You can review this PDF document on your computer screen, save it to your iBooks to view on your mobile device, or print it out for further reference.
02:34
You'll learn the options found under the Black & White tool in the Snapseed App, from the Utouch variable slider to the preset 'looks'.

 

01:27
Chet Davis will teach you to create vintage looking effects on your photos, including the preset effects and textures found in this Snapseed tool.

 

02:16
Learn to use Chet's favorite effect tool in the Snapseed App which adds dramatic highlights to your photos...where the colors really pop and the contrast is exaggerated. This tool can really heighten the impact of your select photos

 

02:10
Learn how the Snapseed Grunge tool can make your photographs look beautifully grungy.

 

03:52
With the Snapseed Center Focus Tool you can not only set-up an area of sharp focus and then soften the rest of your photo, but Chet will show you how you can accentuate this effect by darkening the background and/or the selected foreground as well!

 

01:52
Learn to use the two settings that adjust the Frames (borders) in the Snapseed Frame Tool.

 

04:07
Learn how to create linear or radial Tilt Shift or Toy Lens Effect with your photographs.

 

09:27
In this lecture Chet provides an introduction to the new functions in the Snapseed updated App (released December 6, 2012).  This includes the new option to paste images, the Google+ sharing, the revamped Frames options & the brand new Retrolux filter.
Section 11: Cool Color Effects with the 'Dash of Color' App
08:16
This little app can provide your iPhone photos with some awesome looks!  You'll learn how to add color back into the monochrome photos this App gives you and how to finesse between color and grey, and use the Zoom functions to finesse those tricky photos.  You'll also learn how to share your finished, colored photo - or save it to your Camera Roll.

 

00:55
Chet shows you some of the photos he has retouched using the Dash of Color App on his iPhone.  These photos were captured and processed on the iPhone.

 

Section 12: Pencil Drawn Effects with the 'My Sketch' App
08:27
In this lesson you'll learn to use the My Sketch App to create

 

01:52
In this short video you will see all 24 of the sketch effects available for your photos in this free iOS App.  Superpimposed over each effect is the title of the effect - grab a pen or pencil and write down the effect/s you most enjoy and then you can save time when editing your own photos with the My Sketch App.

 

Section 13: Collages with the 'Frame Your Life' App
09:38

In this video lesson Chet teaches you how to use the Frame UR Life App. This allows you to load photos from your Camera Roll and show them off in cool looking frames. With this lesson you'll know how to select from the many frame templates, the frame styles, how to change the color of the matte, and even add titles to your frame (if you desire).

00:56
Here's a short video with a look at some samples of framed photos you can create with the Frame UR Life iPhone App - these were created with the Frame UR Life Free App.

 

Section 14: Exporting and Archiving, Sharing Photos from your Computer
09:07

 You'll learn how to use iPhoto to export photos from your iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad.  Whether you're exporting one, five or all the photos on your iPhone.  You'll see the setting to delete the photos from your iPhone when done (if you want that) and the setting to cause or prevent iPhoto from automatically popping open each time you connect your iPhone to your computer.

08:05

 In this lesson you'll learn how to use the freeware Image Capture to move photographs from your iOS device (iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad) onto your Mac computer.  You'll understand the settings that can help you put the photos where you want - even how to backup your photos to an external (portable or removeable) hard-drive for archiving.

07:09

In this lesson you will learn how to use the free software application 'Camera & Scanner Wizard' to move or import photos (and videos) from your iPhone to a Windows laptop or desktop computer.

Section 15: iOS Photo Stream and Your Photos
08:21
In this video lesson, Chet Davis introduces you to the new iPhone Photo Stream - which provides you with the ability to sync, transfer and share photos across multiple Mac devices (from your iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad to desktop and laptop computers.
09:24
In this 2nd lesson on the iOS Photo Stream - Chet shows you how to add shared a Photo Stream, how to share it with friends, family (anyone) - how to share it on a public website and how to delete Shared Photo Stream (when you are finished with it).
Section 16: Using the Apple iPad for Photography
Using the Apple iPad for Photography
05:48
Section 17: Deconstructing Photos: Learn What's Behind Chet's Favorite Photos
17:09

 Chet looks at several of his favorite iPhone Photos -- with either a short explanation of the set-up of the photo, and/or showing the original image and describing which App or process yielded an even more impressive photo.

Section 18: Adboe Photoshop Express iOS App
Introduction to the Photoshop Express App
05:55

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Instructor Biography

Chet Davis, Your Technology Tutor

Chet loves to teach...he loves helping others learn, whether it's an artistic technique in video or photography; or a software application or technology tool. Whether you join Chet for a live hands-on workshop or an on-line lesson on Udemy you clearly experience his enthusiasm, his expertise, and his passion for teaching.

Chet 'cut' his teacher teeth with 17 years in the classroom as teacher of a high school Video Technology program in California. He's made presentations at National and Regional Conferences and led hands-on workshops for in 41 US States, 3 Canadian provinces and in Europe (European Schools Program). Chet is listed in two volumes of Who’s Who in American Education and has testified before a Congressional Sub-Committee on the importance of Technology in Education.


When he's not teaching, he enjoys traveling - and producing travel video and photography. He likes playing tennis, snowboarding and mountain biking... and he loves to cook (he makes a mean Chimichanga from scratch).

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