iPhone Photography - Northern Beaches Community College

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iPhone Photography

Do you want the inspiration and ability to take better photos with your phone?

Smart phones give us the opportunity to carry very capable cameras around with us constantly. Even the most basic level of functionality our devices create impressive photos, but if you take the time to learn more of what is possible from the phone in your hand you’ll get even better results.

This course is designed to introduce you to using the advanced photography functions of your iPhone and editing your images on your device. Photography techniques around camera settings, composition and lighting are also covered as they are essential to understanding and achieving great photos.

Who this course is for:

  • Beginner level photography enthusiasts who would like to achieve better results using their phone cameras.
  • Business owners and social media managers who would like to take better iPhone photos for your website and social media platforms.

Course content includes:

  • Setting up your phone for photography
  • File types
  • Image Composition
  • Exposure and Lighting
  • High Dynamic Range (HDR)
  • Using Flash
  • Exporting your images
  • Editing – The most useful editing functions and developing a workflow that can be applied to all of your phone photography.
  • Using filters/presets.

Before you come to class:

  • Please ensure you have these apps downloaded and installed on your phone:
  • Snapseed (Free app.)
  • Adobe Lightroom for Mobile (Free version is fine. If you have a subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud the full version of the app should be included in your subscription.)
  • Make sure your phone is FULLY CHARGED and that you have plenty of storage space available (at least 20GB).
  • Bring accessories if you have them – tripods, selfie sticks. Additional (external) lenses are available for iPhones however we will NOT be using these in this class.
  • Bring an A4 or larger notebook and pen.

The course is specific to Apple iPhones (ios 14), and includes using the standard iPhone camera app, however the sections on photography techniques and using the additional apps (Snapseed and Lightroom Mobile) will apply to Apple and Android.

If you are an Android user and would like to attend the class please ensure you are comfortable using your generic camera app and your phone settings. I will not be able to help you with these!

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.

Course testimonials:

  • Richard presented material in an engaging manner at a good speed. He had a good knowledge of material and communicated concepts clearly. An excellent course.
  • I have never had a photography lesson and to have photography and phone training combined was fascinating and very educational. Richard is very experienced and obviously passionate about photography but he is also very organised and patient. He didn't just go through the technical ability of the phone; he emphasized how creativity is important. Also, how important it is to think before you snap, to ensure really good photos. I feel I learned a great deal and my enthusiasm for using the technology in the phone has multiplied exponentially.
  • Richard was incredibly knowledgeable and taught in an extremely relaxed and personable way. I’m looking into other classes he teaches.
  • I thoroughly enjoyed the course and Richard’s teaching. I certainly know more about my iPhone and it’s photo capabilities.
  • I learned a lot more options to explore on my phone so in future will be taking a lot more time and care in taking photographs. Richard is an excellent trainer with a a lot of patience and happy to explain ways of using an Iphone that i had never imagined.
  • There’s so much to cover but Richard chose well what to focus on for our class. As a professional photographer he related well to our amateur understanding and taught with patience and clarity. Richard did not use jargon that would confuse us. He left me with a desire to keep improving my photography, and gave us knowledge and understanding to help us move forward with this.
  • Well structured, good trainer.