iPhone Photography Pro

Learn how to apply professional photography techniques when taking photos with your iPhone. It's so EASY!
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  • Lectures 33
  • Length 2.5 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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Published 5/2013 English

Course Description

This course that teaches you how to apply professional photography techniques using your iPhone. You will be amazed how easy it is to take photographs like a pro! 

5 Star Review from one of our students:

"This is brilliant. Not only does it show what the iPhone camera can do but it's a great course on how to get the best out of your photos too. It's so easy to follow and to navigate directly to the section you want as well. Highly recommended."

This is the only iPhone photography course that takes you out in the field and lets you see what the camera sees! There is no better way to learn.

It is a comprehensive video training course that will show you how to take stunning photographs that you never thought possible.

With over 30 video training tutorials we teach you how to use all the functions of the standard iPhone camera that most people never knew existed as well as showing you how to frame a photo with the eye of a professional photographer.

== LEARN HOW TO ==

● Use advanced features most people don’t know about in the iPhone camera
● Apply techniques used by professionals to capture stunning shots
● Understand what makes a brilliant photo AND what doesn’t
● Work with lighting to highlight your subject matter for dramatic effects
● Utilise the colour wheel to make your photos pop
● Compose photos using the rule of thirds and advanced compositional guidelines
● Edit and enhance your photos - the magic beyond the capture!
● Use specific apps for certain types of photographic effects
● Add accessories to the camera, which allow you to get more creative
Take a better photograph every time!

With practical advice taught through real life scenarios by professional photographer Matt Kemp this iPhone camera training course has been broken into easy to follow sections. 

Matt demonstrates different approaches to taking photos, and shows you how using some simple techniques can have a dramatic effect on your photography.

Watch and learn as Matt takes you through a variety of practical scenarios including: 

● Landscapes
● Children
● Portrait
● Close up
● Panoramics
● and more ...

What are the requirements?

  • An iPhone or iPad

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Learn the principles of photography
  • Use advanced features most people don’t know about in the iPhone camera
  • Apply techniques used by professionals to capture stunning shots
  • Understand what makes a brilliant photo AND what doesn’t
  • Work with lighting to highlight your subject matter for dramatic effects
  • Utilise the colour wheel to make your photos pop
  • Compose photos using the rule of thirds and advanced compositional guidelines
  • Edit and enhance your photos - the magic beyond the capture!
  • Use specific apps for certain types of photographic effects
  • Add accessories to the camera, which allow you to get more creative
  • Take a better photograph every time!

What is the target audience?

  • People who love taking photos

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.

Curriculum

Section 1: Your Camera
01:46

Welcome to the iPhone Camera Course!

The course is made up of 4 main chapters, each containing video tutorials that explain photography techniques & tips, features of the camera and how to apply this to different shooting scenarios.

The chapters:

Your Camera – We explain how to use the camera, discuss techniques that will improve your photography and show where the camera really excels.

Composition – This is where we explain the elements of composition in photography. Including basic composition, advanced composition, colour composition, HDR photography and the importance of lighting.

Scenarios – We take the camera out into the field and show you step by step how to compose photos in common scenarios and what common mistakes to avoid.

Editing & Apps – In the final section we discuss the inbuilt editing capabilities, and what apps you can use to take a better photo for specific situations.

At the end of each section you will find a photo challenge assignment where we encourage you to share what you have learned with other photographers partaking in this course. We recommend that you watch the entire video before moving on to the next section, as there will be tips and techniques that flow on to the other segments.

Let’s get started!

04:39

This video will show you how to quickly access the camera and how to hold the camera for maximum stability without obstructing the lens. It demonstrates 3 different ways you can activate the camera’s shutter button including remote cable release.

You will learn how to instantly review your photo with ease and scroll through images in your Camera Roll without leaving the Camera App.

Key elements of this section are:

·  Quickly accessing your camera

·  Holding the camera for maximum stability

·  Techniques of shutter release for creative results

·  Reviewing photos within the Camera App

11:22

This video demonstrates the camera’s functionality such as automatic face recognition focusing (FRF) a very helpful tool to help you take photos instantly. You might consider overriding FRF when taking photos of a monument at a popular tourist attraction where there are faces present but they are not the main feature of the photo. The FRF will also lock on to faces on print material as well as computer screens so it’s good to be aware of when this feature will be a help or a hindrance.

We also explore the camera’s interface and how it performs. You will get an appreciation of the image quality when you see some large print formats that are all possible with your camera.

We will also look at the limitations of the camera and how to overcome any challenges that come our way.

Key elements of this section are:

·  Recognising and using the camera’s face recognition focus FRF function

·  Overriding the camera’s automatic FRF simply by touching any part of the live image on screen

·  Using the AE/AF Lock function to lock your focus on a particular part of your scene. Turning off AE/AF Lock by tapping any other part of the screen once.

·  Accessing & reviewing images and then returning to live view simply by sliding your finger across the screen

00:45
How to make an album where you can store your best pictures in the future.
Section 2: Basic Composition
02:14

This video will show you how to quickly access the camera and how to hold the camera for maximum stability without obstructing the lens. It demonstrates 3 different ways you can activate the camera’s shutter button including remote cable release.

You will learn how to instantly review your photo with ease and scroll through images in your Camera Roll without leaving the Camera App.

Key elements of this section are:

·  Quickly accessing your camera

·  Holding the camera for maximum stability

·  Techniques of shutter release for creative results

·  Reviewing photos within the Camera App

02:08

In this segment we will be using the camera’s in-built Grid overlay to help us place key elements such as our horizons and subject matter in our frame to create a stronger image.

Key elements in this segment:

·  Applying the Grid when composing a frame.

·  A practical example of how using the horizontal lines of the Grid can effect the composition of a photo.

03:02

This video demonstrates how to use intersecting lines of the Grid overlay. It will show you a number of composition outcomes simply by changing the subject placement over each of the intersection points. From this you can see how the visual balance of image is affected. We look at the most effective placement to maintain a flow for our eyes to follow.

Key Elements in this segment:

·  Placing a subject on an intersection point of the Grid rather than directly in the middle of the frame

·  Effective use of negative space

·  Directing the eye while maintaining visual balance

01:28

This video is a more advanced study of the Rule of Thirds using the camera’s Grid overlay. We look at how we can use the intersection points for multiple subject placement to delivery more energy and communication between our subjects.

Key elements in this segment:

•Aligning key areas of interest so they are placed on intersection points of the Grid

•Studying eye directions in photos and how it guides the viewer’s eye

• Using the different points to add diagonal energy & dynamism

Section 3: Advanced Composition
02:28

This video demonstrates the use of leading lines as a compositional aid. These can be used to generate a flow that guides the viewer’s eyes to a particular part of the scene.

Key Elements of this segment:

·  Effective use of leading lines to guide the viewer’s eyes

·  Identifying leading lines in textures, patterns & shadows

03:01

This video discusses the power of using diagonal lines to our advantage when we want to take energetic images that have impact. We are confined to the rectangular shape of photo’s frame however, we can use diagonal lines to break up the monotony and add some excitement to our image.

Key elements in this segment:

·  Diagonal lines for guiding the viewer to otherwise unnoticed detail

·  Diagonal lines and their creative importance when portraying energy in our photos

·  Recognising shapes such as triangles and diamonds that result from closed diagonal lines

01:46

This video aims to get you thinking about your composition beyond the basics of simply using the Rule of Thirds. The Grid is a helpful aid but it is also good to break away from it and consider some of the other compositional elements that make up a good photo. The Grid can be likened to training wheels on a bicycle. It will help you get started but there are many other amazing tricks you can master beyond the constraints.

Key elements in this segment:

·  Composing without the grid

·  Eye direction in photos and it’s role in swaying viewer attention

·  The power of colours & tones and how they can be used to guide a viewer’s eye

·  Dynamic tension – when the viewer has conflicting options in which direction to look

02:33

In this video you will see a number of image studies where you can identify different types of contrast such as tonal, colour, focal, perspective & cultural contrast, and see how this can impact your photography. High contrast content can be used to excite the viewer and create a very ‘punchy’ image whereas low contrast content tends to convey a more tranquil atmosphere in your image.

Key elements of this segment:

·  Recognising different types of contrast in your scene

·  Understanding how the levels of contrast will impact your image

Section 4: Colours
02:04

In this video we take a look at the colour wheel and primary colours. From this you will see how 3 simple colours can be combined to deliver a very pleasant image.

Key elements of this segment:

• The traditional artist’s Primary Colours – Red, Blue and Yellow

• Secondary Prime Colours

• Learning to see these combinations in nature

02:18

This video demonstrates how different colour combinations can impact the mood of your photo. Many photographers will choose to take a photo based solely on their interest in that subject. This segment aims to increase your colour awareness and not only help you compose more striking images but also to allow you to see new photo opportunities based on colour aesthetics rather than interest in a subject.

Key elements in this segment:

• What are harmonising (close) colours

• Identifying these colours on the colour wheel

• How these can have an impact the viewer’s perception

• Atmosphere of a photo with cool and warm colour combinations

02:16

We have reached the final part in our study of colours and their impact on images. After watching this you will be able to identify contrasting colours in your scene and get a better understanding of which colours work together to create eye-catching and exciting photos.

Key elements in this segment:

• What are contrasting colours – finding them using the colour wheel

• Some common two-colour combinations that work well

• How the contrasting colours affect the viewer’s perception

Section 5: HDR
HDR Introduction
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HDR Photography
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04:07

Here we demonstrate how to use the camera’s in-built High Dynamic Range (HDR) function to capture images closer to what your eye sees. This is particularly useful in extreme lighting conditions where there is a strong contrast between shadow and highlight areas. When set to HDR, the camera takes 3 photos at different levels of brightness and then combines them to create 1 evenly-exposed image with detail across all parts of the image.

Key elements in this segment:

·  Exposure issues in harsh lighting and using HDR to overcome them

·  Accessing the HDR option

·  Practical application of the HDR function

·  Holding the camera steady

If you like creative HDR Photography then be sure to check out the awesome things you can do with the Pro HDR app later on.

Section 6: Lighting
05:33

From this video you start to get an appreciation of how different types of light affect our images. We will be able to identify different light sources, their size and position and how they impact the shape and form of your subjects. We look at problems that light can cause and how to overcome them.

Key elements of this segment:

·  Hard light from a small light source such as the Sun or ceiling bulb and the heavy shadows they create

·  Soft light from larger light sources such as an overcast day or a large window and the softer fill lighting they provide

·  The creative effects of lighting direction and how it can be used to emphasise textures and terrain

·  Assessing your location and deciding which lighting solution is best for your desired outcome

Hard and Soft Light
Article
Section 7: Scenarios
09:53

This video demonstrates some helpful tips and techniques for taking creative portrait photos on a bright sunny day.

Key elements in this scenario are:

·  Assessing your shooting conditions

·  Using the lighting to your advantage

·  Dealing with harsh sun light

·  Taking control of exposure

·  Communicating with your subject and keeping them comfortable

·  Control of focus for a shallow depth of field

·  Making stunning black & white images from our harsh exposures

Photo Challenge

Your Photo Challenge is to take an environmental portrait. This doesn’t mean that you must be out in the wilderness. The term environmental refers the surroundings of your person.

·  Using the rule of thirds (Grid) to place your person, take a photo that will include a background that tells a story as to where they are or what they are doing at that place.

·  The photo can be taken from any perspective

·  This is a portrait so the person must be the main feature

·  The exposure should be bright and even so that you can recognise the person and their environment.

Some examples are:

·  Sports player: a smiling person in a soiled sports shirt with a playing field in the background

·  Chef: a person wearing an apron and holding a utensil while standing proudly in their kitchen

·  Artist: a person concentrating with a sketch pad and pencil with a landscape scene in the background

Add you best photos to the Camera Course album you created earlier.

05:28

In this video we tackle some of the challenges we face when photographing children. Kids behaviours are often unpredictable as they tend to move about very quickly with very short patience and attention spans. Those golden moments will pass us by if we aren’t prepared. We will be looking at techniques and tricks that will help you increase the probability of capturing a magic moment.

Key elements in this segment:

·  Getting down to the child’s level and capturing life from their viewpoint

·  Be prepared to take a lot of photos!

·  Planning ahead with colours – Many advertisements use the artist’s primary colours when involving kids as they give a vibrant and playful appeal and compliment backgrounds such as vegetation and blue skies

·  Assessing your lighting conditions. Bright light will allow for faster exposures but can cause issues such as squinting, hotspots and dynamic range issues. Shady areas will provide softer and more even lighting but action photos often result in motion blur

·  Using the camera’s face recognition function to automatically focus on the kids so you can concentrate on getting the perfect shot

·  Rapport building with the kids so they appear natural and relaxed in their environment

·  Using the front camera lens to achieve an engaging interest from the kids and pets

Babies and Children Photo Challenge

·  In this challenge we will be taking a photo of a child or baby. You could also take a photo of a pet instead of a person

·  Change your shooting position so that you are capturing a photo from another child, baby or pet’s perspective. Think about how the world must seem from their point of view

·  Try to use face recognition focusing to help you take a faster photo

·  Use the on-screen shutter button hold technique to take a photo at a precise moment

* Remember that any action photos will require brightly lit conditions to avoid motion blur.

Add you best photos to the Camera Course album you created earlier.

11:21

In this video we take a stroll through the wilderness and explore some interesting ways to capture Mother Nature’s beauty. We look at everything from close-up detail right through to open vistas. We also look at creative ways to capture a unique perspective beyond the snapshot.

Key elements in this segment:

·  Composing your photo for visual balance, depth, and creative interest

·  Exploring unique perspectives beyond our everyday eye-level

·  Using AE/AF Lock function for close up photos

·  Making the most of your lighting conditions

·  Using your flash for fill lighting

·  Expert tips on using reflections to overcome a boring photo

·  Basic editing using the camera’s crop and rotate tools

Landscapes Photo Challenge

Your Photo Challenge is to take a landscape photo that best describes your surrounds and tells a story as to where you are. You might consider taking the photo from the view point of a creature such as a bird or an insect. For a pleasing composition, use the Rule of Thirds to assist you when placing horizons, objects and key subject matter.

Remember that lighting will affect the appeal of your image so put some consideration into the time of day you will be shooting.

This challenge is not limited to just natural landscapes. You could also apply this to an urban scape or city scape photo.

Add you best photos to the Camera Course album you created earlier.

03:58

This video shows you how you can use your camera to take amazing close up images with a high level of quality and detail.

Key elements in this segment:

·  Getting up close

·  Locking focus and exposure (AE/AF Lock) to avoid frustrations that can occur as close working distances

·  Using a small amount of digital zoom to magnify the scene even further

If you like extreme close-up photography then be sure to check out the Olloclip (4.7) video in Chapter 4 where we use a tiny lens attachment to reveal some even more detail.

Macro Photo Challenge

Your Photo Challenge is to take a close-up photo of a subject and show sharp detail. Find your camera’s closest focus distance by moving your camera as close to your subject as possible while maintaining sharp focus.

Tip: You can use the AE/AF Lock technique to lock the focus in place. Once you have locked the focus you can move around your subject to capture the best angle but remember to keep the subject in sharp focus by maintaining the same distance from your camera.

Add you best photos to the Camera Course album you created earlier.

Section 8: Editing & Apps
05:38

In this video we take a walk through the inbuilt photo editing options. We explain each of the tools that are available and show how you can apply them to your images to make enhancements and corrections

Key elements in this segment:

·  Accessing the Edit function

·  Using the Crop, Rotate, Red-Eye Fix and Auto-Enhance tools

06:30

In this video we take a look at some of the creative possibilities that are available to us using the Slow Shutter Cam app. You can purchase the Slow Shutter Cam app from the App Store (link to app store).

The in-built camera does not allow manual control over the shutter speed so Slow Shutter Cam provides a fun and creative solution where we can capture many of those amazing slow shutter results such as the flow of a waterfall.

Key elements in this segment:

·  Capturing the flowing motion of the waterfall for a professional result

·  Using a tripod to stabilize our camera

·  The interface of the Slow Shutter Cam app

·  Some suggested app settings such as auto-save

·  Using the Light Trail capture mode for a mind-blowing result

05:11

In this video we use the Pro HDR app to go beyond the camera’s basic function and produce some dramatic results. You can purchase the Pro HRD app from the App Store.

You will learn how to create vivid images beyond the basics of simple dynamic range expansion, all in the one app.

Key elements of this segment:

·  Accessing the Pro HDR app and understanding the interface

·  Setting Auto and Manual operations

·  Using in-app creative adjustments console

·  Applying and adjusting in-app creative filters

·  Cropping within the Pro HDR app

·  Overcoming dynamic range exposure issues when shooting in extreme lighting conditions

iPhoto Editing
11:25
05:43

This video will guide you through the features of editing using the iPhoto app. You can purchase the iPhoto app from the App Store.

This app has a lot more flexibility than the standard inbuilt edit function. We will be using real photo case studies to create strong Black & White images. The video demonstrates how to use the tools to enhance, correct and salvage images.

Key Elements of this segment:

·  Orientation of the editing interface

·  Adjusting brightness and colour

·  Applying flexible preset Effects to change the look and feel of your photo

·  How to view before/after views of adjustments

06:15
For those who have older versions of the iphone, this is a great app to make panoramas.
01:06

This video demonstrates how to stabilise your camera on a tripod using what is known as the Glif. The Glif is a special piece of equipment that allows us to attach our camera to any universal 1/4″ tripod mount quickly and securely without the need for clamps or bulky attachments that obstruct our picture taking operations.

Key Elements in this segment:

·  How to fit the Glif correctly to your camera

·  Attaching the Glif to a tripod

·  Use of the Glif in both portrait and landscape orientations

You can purchase the Glif from here.

* Care must always be taken when using this attachment and it is not suitable for extreme or rough conditions such as bike or helmet mounting systems where the camera could fall off and cause damage.

03:23

This video takes a look at an exciting piece of equipment that provides a convenient & light-weight accessory for your camera that will allow you to achieve some fun, flexible and funky results.

The Olloclip is a high-quality 3-in-1 lens attachment that fits firmly over your camera’s lens and slides easily into your pocket.

Key elements of this segment

·  How to fit the Olloclip correctly

·  Using the Macro lens attachment for extreme close-up photography without using digital zoom

·  Using the Wide Angle lens attachment to achieve a wider field of view

·  Using the Fish Eye lens for ultra-creative photos

You can purchase the Olloclip from here.

Section 9: Conclusion
01:08

This video concludes the course. Thanks so much for being part of it. We hope you have found it fun and informative.

You have learnt the basics of photography from the Rule of Thirds, to colour studies and more advanced techniques like contrast in composition, HDR and the importance of lighting.

Next time you are out taking photos think back to the lessons and techniques you have learnt here, and think is this the best photo I could have taken. Just by doing this, you will discover new opportunities that you would not have seen before.

If you enjoyed the course, we would really appreciate it if you gave us a nice rating on Udemy.

Thanks

Matt & Brian.

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Instructor Biography

Matt Kemp, Professional Photographer & Photography Teacher

Matt Kemp is a Sydney based professional photographer. Matt has over a decade of international photographic experience alongside his five years as a photography trainer which he brings to this course.

He is a passionate iPhoneographer.

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