Iphone Camera Essentials

Quickly turn your iPhone photography into a fulfilling passion. Get both the fundamentals and step-by-step instructions.
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  • Lectures 44
  • Length 5 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
  • Includes Lifetime access
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    Available on iOS and Android
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About This Course

Published 2/2013 English

Course 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.

What are the requirements?

  • iPhone 4 or more recent
  • or iPad 2 or more recent
  • or iPod Touch 4th Generation or more recent

What am I going to get from this course?

  • 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

Who is the target audience?

  • Beginner and Intermediate photographers, with an iPhone.
  • Professional photographers who want to climb the iPhoneography learning curve quickly.

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Getting started
Welcome to iPhone Camera Essentials!
You'll learn the caracteristics of the cameras of each iPhone model
This videos shows how to use the native camera app and the Photos app.
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.
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.
3 questions

Section 2: The Rule of Thirds... too Simplistic?
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.
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.
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.
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.
4 questions

Section 3: Discover HDR photography on the iPhone
You'll learn in what situations HDR is necessary and how to use it with the native iPhone camera.
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.
Here, we cover how HDR works in more detail.
In this video, we cover how to shoot HDR photos on the iPhone and how to manage HDR images once you've got them.
Now, we'll have a look at the most frequent issues encountered with HDR photos and how to avoid them.
In this segment, you'll discover a simple way to recover very dark photos. In the process, you'll learn how to use curves.
3 questions

Section 4: Photo editing techniques - go beyond filters
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.
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.
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.
Snapseed to the Rescue! - Part 1
Here we tell you more about halos in HDR photos and we compare the performances of various HDR apps.
We're used to cropping photos. But uncropping images is at least as useful. We show you why in this video.
Uncropping fundamentals!
Step-by-step instructions on how to uncrop your photos.
3 questions

Section 5: Editing with Photoforge 2
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.
Here, we tell the things you need to be aware of while editing with Photoforge2.
Photoforge2's PopCam filters are powerful and entertaining!
Adding detail and grit to you pictures make them more aesthetically pleasing. We tell you why.
Using Snapseed and Photoforge2, we show, step-by-step, how to add details to your photos.
3 questions

Section 6: Edit Like a Pro With Masks And Layers
In this first videos we tell you how masks and layers work in very simple terms!
Here, you'll learn the advantages of using masks and layers.
Hands-on descriptions of how masks and layers can be put to good use.
Hands-on descriptions of how masks and layers can be put to good use - continued.
3 questions

Section 7: Future Proof your iPhone Photo Management
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.
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.
In this video you'll learn a very useful principle that will help you immensely with your organizing and sorting you numerous photos.
Here, we go through the easy principles to apply when selecting your keepers.
In this video, we start reviewing apps and services to help you organize your iPhone photos.
The best ways to use the cloud for your photos.
How to retrieve your keepers to edit them and put them back in the cloud.
Photo Management Quick Tips - Part 2
How does cloud storage works? What naming convention should you use? Watch to get the answers.
Final tips and tricks to streamline you iPhoneography workflow.
3 questions

Section 8: You've made it to the end!
You've made it to the end!
Section 9: New Videos
Is the cloud the best solution to store all your iPhone photos?

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Instructor Biography

Guy Yang, 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.

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