Iphone Camera Essentials
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Iphone Camera Essentials

Quickly turn your iPhone photography into a fulfilling passion. Get both the fundamentals and step-by-step instructions.
4.0 (37 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
3,974 students enrolled
Created by Guy Yang
Last updated 4/2014
English
Current price: $10 Original price: $50 Discount: 80% off
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Includes:
  • 5 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Highly visual method, addressing both fundamentals and step-by-step instructions.
  • Learn for a passionate iPhoneographer who has been in the craft for 5 years, since the first iPhone came out!
  • Suitable for beginner and intermediate iPhone photographers, as well as for professional photographers who want to quickly climb the iPhoneography learning curve
  • You'll be able to compose your shots nicely...
  • ...edit them easily on your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad,...
  • ... and manage your photos across all devices effortlessly.
  • To follow this course, you'll need any one of these devices or a more recent version: iPhone 4, iPad 2, iPod Touch 4th Generation
  • To follow this course, you'll need any one of these devices or a more recent version: iPhone 4, iPad 2, iPod Touch 4th Generation
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Requirements
  • iPhone 4 or more recent
  • or iPad 2 or more recent
  • or iPod Touch 4th Generation or more recent
Description

Guy Yang introduces you to the best ways to take and edit great photos with your iPhone. You'll also get a primer on how to efficiently organize your images using the cloud and your desktop computer together with your iPhone/iPad.

You want to get into photography through iPhoneography and learn the craft to develop a fulfilling passion? Or you simply want to turn your photos of friends and family into more engaging and eye-catching images? iPhone Camera Essentials is designed to get you there as fast as possible.

This is what participants say about the class:


Great lessons! Thank you for sharing with so much enthusiasm and precision. Celia Jordao

I knew you could take good photos with the newer iPhones, but didn’t realize you could actually do ‘photography’ with them! The pics you have up look great Guy, you’ve definitely inspired me! Vince

You do an awesome job Guy. As a photo instructor myself I have to say I appreciate your teaching style. This site has great content and a powerful way of communicating it all. Kudos to you! Michael Downey

Brilliant! Thank you for your generosity! Josh R.

Here's what professional photographers say about iPhone Camera Essentials:

Nice breakdown of the facts here, well done! Even after 30 years of actively shooting B/W photography, I learned a few gems! I wish I hadn't watched this video in the morning over coffee...now I want to blow off work and go shoot right now! Jack Hollingsworth - Austin, Texas

As a professional photographer I would consider myself someone who has a good understanding of how to hold a camera and all the basic workings. But I found these first videos very informative, especially on holding an iPhone! Gerry Coe - Belfast, UK

Instead of searching the Internet for hours on end, you'll get the essential plus iPhone photography tips and tricks gathered in one place to learn how to use iPhone camera.

Here some of the topics we cover:

  • The best ways to shoot with your iPhone.
  • How to take great black and white photos with your iOS device.
  • The rule of thirds as you've never seen it (you'll discover a couple of secrets about that rule) and how to use it on the iPhone camera.
  • How to make photos full of beautiful details and vivid colors using HDR.
  • Learn how masks and layers can easily be applied on your photos right on your phone or iPad.
  • A couple of editing secrets, such as uncropping pictures, adding grit and removing halos on your mobile device or tablet.
  • And much, much more...


With completion of this online training course, you will be fully versed, and well capable of taking top notch photos with your iPhone!

Take this ultimate iPhone Photography Essentials course right now and learn how to use iPhone camera.

Who is the target audience?
  • Beginner and Intermediate photographers, with an iPhone.
  • Professional photographers who want to climb the iPhoneography learning curve quickly.
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Curriculum For This Course
44 Lectures
04:58:39
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Getting started
5 Lectures 26:02

You'll learn the caracteristics of the cameras of each iPhone model
Getting to Know your iPhone Camera - Part 1
05:37

This videos shows how to use the native camera app and the Photos app.
Getting to Know Your iPhone Camera - Part 2
05:29

In this segment, you'll learn how the iPhone camera works and what that means regarding the type of photos you can take with your device.
Taking Photos With Your iPhone - Part 1
06:16

Now, you'll discover how to hold your iPhone - especially useful in low light conditions and for HDR shots - and how to properly focus with your phone.
Taking Photos With Your iPhone - Part 2
06:46


Taking photos with your iPhone
3 questions
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The Rule of Thirds... too Simplistic?
4 Lectures 25:28
In this video, you'll learn about the traditional approach to the rule of thirds and I'll tell you about the eye/face/body guideline.
Preview 05:53

You're about to learn everything about lines and bands. Bands are one of the 2 hidden gems - and very powerful - elements of the rule of thirds.
The Rule of Thirds as you've never seen it - Part 2
05:22

In this segment, you'll learn about quadrants - the other hidden gem of the rule of thirds, and I'll tell how to balance a photo that has 2 subjects, using quadrants.
The Rule of Thirds as you've never seen it - Part 3
08:11

Here, we'll see how to effectively use the rule of thirds o your iPhone, with a few tricks that can significantly enhance your photos.
The Rule of Thirds as you've never seen it - Part 4
06:02


The Rule of Thirds... too Simplistic?
4 questions
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Discover HDR photography on the iPhone
6 Lectures 49:53
You'll learn in what situations HDR is necessary and how to use it with the native iPhone camera.
HDR for Beginners - part 1
05:05

In this segment I show you how to use the ProHDR app, which provides much better results than the HDR function of the native iPhone camera.
HDR for Beginners - part 2
06:26

Here, we cover how HDR works in more detail.
Intermediate HDR techniques - part 1
09:18

In this video, we cover how to shoot HDR photos on the iPhone and how to manage HDR images once you've got them.
Intermediate HDR techniques - part 2
11:16

Now, we'll have a look at the most frequent issues encountered with HDR photos and how to avoid them.
Intermediate HDR techniques - part 3
10:10

In this segment, you'll discover a simple way to recover very dark photos. In the process, you'll learn how to use curves.
Intermediate HDR techniques - part 4
07:38


Discover HDR on the iPhone
3 questions
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Photo editing techniques - go beyond filters
8 Lectures 01:06:20
In this video, we'll cover the various ways of editing a photo and we'll mention a few apps you can use to perform these edits.
iPhoneography editing basics
05:56

Black and white photography is a genre in its own right, with characteristics different from that of color photography. We give you the keys to creating great black and white photos.
Black and White iPhoneography - Part 1
10:56

Here, you'll learn about high key and low images. We'll also show you how to actually edit a black and white photo on your iPhone.
Black and White iPhoneography - Part 2
12:43

Snapseed to the Rescue! - Part 1
07:13

Here we tell you more about halos in HDR photos and we compare the performances of various HDR apps.
Preview 09:04

We're used to cropping photos. But uncropping images is at least as useful. We show you why in this video.
Uncrop Your Pics! - Part 1
07:20

Uncropping fundamentals!
Uncrop Your Pics! - Part 2
06:29

Step-by-step instructions on how to uncrop your photos.
Uncrop Your Pics! - Part 3
06:39


Photo editing techniques - go beyond filters
3 questions
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Editing with Photoforge 2
5 Lectures 28:28
Photoforge2 is an amazingly powerful app. It allows you to do every possible edits in just one app, without having to juggle with the iPhone's camera roll to store intermediary photos, when you go from app to app. First we go through the user interface.
Photoforge 2: Get the Hang of It - Part 1
05:50

Here, we tell the things you need to be aware of while editing with Photoforge2.
Photoforge 2: Get the Hang of It - Part 2
07:29

Photoforge2's PopCam filters are powerful and entertaining!
Photoforge 2: Get the Hang of It - Part 3
07:26

Adding detail and grit to you pictures make them more aesthetically pleasing. We tell you why.
Making details pop! - Part 1
03:55

Using Snapseed and Photoforge2, we show, step-by-step, how to add details to your photos.
Making details pop! - Part 2
03:48


Editing with Photoforge2
3 questions
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Edit Like a Pro With Masks And Layers
4 Lectures 31:30
In this first videos we tell you how masks and layers work in very simple terms!
iPhoneography with Masks and Layers - Part 1
08:46

Here, you'll learn the advantages of using masks and layers.
iPhoneography with Masks and Layers - Part 2
07:03

Hands-on descriptions of how masks and layers can be put to good use.
iPhoneography with Masks and Layers - Part 3
06:24

Hands-on descriptions of how masks and layers can be put to good use - continued.
iPhoneography with Masks and Layers - Part 4
09:17


Edit Like a Pro With Masks And Layers
3 questions
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Future Proof your iPhone Photo Management
10 Lectures 01:04:43
Let's face it: management our photos on the iPhone is a pain. In this video, we lay down the basis for future proofing your photo management.
Photo Management Principles - Part 1
06:51

In this video, we address the advantages and disadvantages of all possible photo storage locations and we describe the basic workflow of dealing with photos on the iPhone.
Photo Management Principles - Part 2
06:27

In this video you'll learn a very useful principle that will help you immensely with your organizing and sorting you numerous photos.
Photo Management Principles - Part 3
07:08

Here, we go through the easy principles to apply when selecting your keepers.
Practical Photo Management Steps - Part 1
05:51

In this video, we start reviewing apps and services to help you organize your iPhone photos.
Practical Photo Management Steps - Part 2
06:11

The best ways to use the cloud for your photos.
Practical Photo Management Steps - Part 3
05:13

How to retrieve your keepers to edit them and put them back in the cloud.
Photo Management Quick Tips - Part 1
09:00

Photo Management Quick Tips - Part 2
06:41

How does cloud storage works? What naming convention should you use? Watch to get the answers.
Photo Management Quick Tips - Part 3
06:49

Final tips and tricks to streamline you iPhoneography workflow.
Photo Management Quick Tips - Part 4
04:32


Future-proof Your iPhone Photo Management
3 questions
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You've made it to the end!
1 Lecture 00:41
You've made it to the end!
00:41
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New Videos
1 Lecture 05:34
Is the cloud the best solution to store all your iPhone photos?
05:34
About the Instructor
Guy Yang
4.0 Average rating
37 Reviews
3,974 Students
1 Course
Photographer - iPhoneographer - Trainer

A passionate photographer, Guy Yang set up The Beginners’ Lens in 2010. With his passion for the upcoming craft of mobile photography and his knack for teaching, he was keen to find ways to share his knowledge and enthusiasm with a larger community. He has always had the desire to help other casual photographers climb the photography learning curve, at their own speed, whatever the starting point.

Guy has been an avid iPhoneographer for the past 5 years and has been teching iPhoneography since 2011.

iPhone Camera Essentials is Guy's comprehensive online video course entirely dedicated to iPhoneography. He shares all the tips and tricks he's discovered over the 5 years he's been perfecting the craft.