Intermediate Smartphone Photography - 2019

Photography Course

Intermediate Smartphone Photography

Learn how to produce very good photographs with your smartphone camera in many different situations.

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9am Start Time
Seattle Program Center, Goodman A

Modern smartphone cameras can do some things better than DSLR’s and point-&-shoot cameras; but struggle to do some other things as well.  There are some readily available accessories, skills and (mostly free) mobile and desktop softwares that help mitigate those limitations.  This class will introduce many of these things and demonstrate how you can combine them to produce very good photography with your smartphone. 

But first, it is important to clearly understand some specific strengths and weaknesses of most smartphone cameras.  And because we need to partner with our smartphone cameras to help compensate and provide work-arounds for its limitations, we’ll need to clearly understand how to apply some universal principles of optimum photography. 

This 2.5-hour class (plus breaks) is in four parts:

  1. Smartphone Camera Limitations and Strengths (20 minutes)
  2. Smartphone Photography Fundamentals (35 minutes)
  3. Indoor Scenarios (45 minutes)
  4. Outdoor Scenarios (45 minutes)
Course Requirements

This course has no scheduled activities.

Required Equipment

Smartphone, iPad, or Android tablet with camera.

Course Materials

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