STOP taking BORING photos on your iPhone & Android - Quick transformation (Skillshare)

STOP taking BORING photos on your iPhone & Android - Quick transformation (Skillshare)
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STOP taking BORING photos on your iPhone & Android - Quick transformation (Skillshare)
You have now found the shortcut to start turning your snapshots into more strategic, purposeful and creative images...The class project is simply sharing with everyone, your before and after image.

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Video 1 - Learn how to STOP taking BORING photos:

In this video, I share with you my favourite technical, storytelling and compositional tip. Before you start exploring photo editing, you will place yourself in a much greater starting position by 'getting it right in camera.' You have probably heard that expression before.

It basically means becoming more familiar with your camera, taking advantage of some of the technical features. Identifying a clear subject and photography intention (motivation for taking out your phone) will make it easier to set up a strong composition. These few tips will see the biggest transformation in your images before you even get to the editing phase.

Video 2 - My number 1 tip to avoid taking blurry photos:

Be honest, when was the last time you did this? There is nothing worse than the feeling of taking the perfect photo… and later realising that it is blurry, soft or lacking clarity.

Do:

- Check the lens for any foreign matter

- Quite often blowing on the lens will work

- Lint-free cloths are great for cleaning most of the flat surfaces you can access

- A cotton bud is perfect for those difficult to access areas on and around the lens. This is most effective to remove fingerprints, oil, smudges, dirt, and dust on larger lens attachments.

- If you have a phone cover additionally clean the inside of the cover

- If you have a lens attachment, make sure to clean front and rear lens

Do not:

- Use a cleaning solution. If you feel you need to, then apply cleaning solution onto a cloth and not directly onto the lens.

- Use a tissue. It can leave more on the lens than it removes!

Video 3 - Discover your creativity by capturing a subject or scene 9 different ways:

This one is a bit of a challenge and a lot of fun!

Choose any object either fixed or movable and find 9 different unique ways to capture it. You can shoot from front, rear, side, low or high angle, include props or shoot at different times of the day when lighting changes. If you find this one to be a bit of a struggle, feel free to capture a location 9 different ways.

In the video, I encourage you to experiment looking for alternative capture angles, include props and study close up details of your subject or scene.

Quick tip: Look for a subject that has multiple viewpoints will be much interesting than capturing an egg 9 ways!

Video 4 - Quick 6-step photo edit process on any smartphone in under 60 seconds:

In this video I demonstrate my 6-step photo editing process that I share in all my in-person workshops with photo enthusiasts like yourself. Using the free app Snapseed, this system will enhance any of your existing favourite images. There are no adjustment settings as each image will benefit from different levels of enhancement in each tool. This quick process is structured to provide the most transformation int he shortest amount of time before fine-tuning through more area-specific 'local' adjustments.

Video 5 - Using a Struman Optics wide-angle lens to increase the versatility of your camera

In this video, I show you how to increase the versatility of your smartphone camera by using a smartphone lens attachment is. You can shoot further back for incredible wide-angle 100-degree perspective or close up with the built-in macro. This allows you to get right inside flowers and capture the stunning macro details, while also having a wide-angle to fill the frame with the surrounding context. This versatile lens provides creative opportunities to capture super-sharp dynamic images. The closer you hold the lens to the subject, the more narrow the depth of field (area in focus) becomes.



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