With the continuing improvement of smartphone cameras, it is possible to take high-quality photographs using your smartphone alone. This means that you don’t have to drag around another camera when traveling, taking a day trip to an event or attending a family gathering. However, like any other type of camera, smartphone cameras will give you much better results if you are proficient in using them.
To help with this dilemma, Craftsy has a new photography class designed to teach you how to use your phone’s camera called “Mobile Photography: Perfect Photos in Your Pocket with Jack Davis.”
Craftsy classes are taken at-your-own-pace online classes that are divided into lessons. You watch each lesson and do the practice at any time of day, and then you can interact with the instructor for feedback. In this case, the class discusses how to take the images as well as how to make them shine using software afterwards. The instructor, Jack Davis, is a specialist in both photography and Photoshop, offering his expertise to help you learn.
Lessons in this Class
- Technology and gear
- Shooting essentials
- Advanced shooting
- Optimizing color, tone and detail
- Retouching landscapes and portraits
- Creative effects
- Syncing, sharing and output
Each class is between 20 to 30 minutes long. For those that use their phone for just about everything, this class is a must. You learn about advanced features on your phone’s camera that most people don’t know about, and your results will be professional-looking high-resolution photography. Learn also about additional gear that can improve the quality of your photos, how to create the best photos with both iOS and Android, how to shoot 20 frames per second and time-lapse photography and how to use Lightroom for mobile.
Learn to Use Your Smartphone’s Camera
This is the perfect class for anyone with a new smartphone, or someone who uses their phone for their primary camera. It is also helpful for professionals who use their phone’s camera for Instagram or other marketing avenues. As part of this class, you learn to create art effects from your shots including a watercolor effect, black and white photos and adding a vintage touch to your photography.
This class is not meant for experienced photographers. Since you can go as quickly or slowly as you want, the class gives you the opportunity to watch the lessons more than once, ask questions and present your work if you want. You will walk through the features on your own camera to become familiar with them, and then you can practice on your family and friends or take a trip to see if you can reproduce what you have learned.
Perfect as a Gift
For the amateur photographer, this class can help you feel completely comfortable with your phone’s camera, so much so that you will be thrilled with the results. This is one of the most popular classes on Craftsy, with over 1000 people having already completed the course. The course price is $49.99; however you can often buy it on sale for a lower price. Craftsy allows you to buy their classes and give them to someone else as a gift, which makes this an ideal Christmas gift to give with a new smartphone.