Course Syllabus: Digital Photography with the iPhone
with CEU Certificate*
Having a good phone right in your pocket doesn't make you a photographer anymore than having a cat makes you a zookeeper. The iPhone has one of the best smartphone cameras on the market with a bright lens and a wide range of photo apps--but a great camera doesn't guarantee great photos every time.
While the iPhone is one of the most widely used cameras, getting the best results takes a bit of practice, patience and the right techniques. Simply pulling your phone out of your pocket for a quick snapshot isn't going to stand out from among the millions of other photos taken with the iPhone every day.
It doesn't matter if you simply want to take better pictures of your kids or if you want to use the iPhone camera professionally--if you want to take better pictures with the iPhone, this class is for you. Over the course of 15 lessons, we'll discuss how to take pictures with the iPhone, how to troubleshoot the most common issues, and the best photo apps available.
But simply learning how to operate a camera doesn't make you a photographer--besides learning how to use the iPhone camera and apps, you'll learn techniques that can be used to create amazing images no matter what device you use. You'll learn the art of composition, how to find great lighting, advanced techniques like long exposure and more.
Ready to take great photos with the camera that's inside your pocket? Good, now let's get snapping.
This course will not require you to have previous experience in any particular area but you should have a high school reading level. No books will be required.
Digital Photography With the iPhone
1.Introduction to iPhone Photography
1.Why the iPhone? (Advantages)
2.Understanding the iPhone's shortcomings and how to overcome them
3.Accessing the camera (including two shortcuts)
1.Hardware vs. software
2.Key overview of updates on last three models
2.Controlling the iPhone camera
1.Adjusting the exposure compensation
2.What is shutter speed?
3.What is ISO?
4.Aperture and the iPhone's f2.8 lens
5.Using manual modes
2.How to turn the composition grid on and off
4.Lines and patterns
1.How to focus the iPhone
1.Hard vs. soft light
3.Shooting in sunlight
4.Locating great light
5.Using the flash
1.What is HDR?
2.When to use HDR
3.When to avoid HDR
1.How to shoot a panorama on the iPhone
2.Tips for getting the best panoramas
3.Troubleshooting perspective errors
4.Getting creative with the panorama mode
1.What is a time lapse?
2.Identifying great time lapse subjects
3.Troubleshooting focus, exposure, etc. for time lapse
1.iPhone video controls
3.Focus and exposure
11.Advanced iPhone Photography by Genre
1.Taking great portraits
2.Taking pictures of kids
3.Taking great landscapes
4.Taking great action
12.Troubleshooting tricky shots
1.Low light photography
3.Shooting in harsh sunlight
1.Using the built-in editing features
1.Cropping and straightening
2.Adjusting brightness, color and black and white
2.Best editing apps
15.Managing Photos & Videos
1.How to view your photos
2.Organizing photos with albums
4.Sharing photos and videos
All course material will be provided in the lessons and netlinks. There are no required materials to purchase before taking the class.
Each lesson will include a lesson review quiz. An assignment will be included in several of the lessons. Students will successfully complete this course with an overall average of 70% or higher.
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- iPhone Tips: Managing Photos & Videos
- How to Record Video on the iPhone
- Accessories for the iPhone
- Fine-Tune Your iPhone Photography
- How to Use Some Advanced Exposure Techniques on the iPhone
- How to Import Images in Adobe Lightroom
- What is Adobe Illustrator?
- Adobe Premiere: How to Create Sequences
- Using The Pen Tool and Other Special Effects Tools in Adobe Photoshop
- Getting Started with Adobe InDesign
- How to Use Spotlight in OS X Yosemite
- How to Organize Images in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom
- How to Use Gradients, Pattern Fills, and Blends in Adobe Illustrator
- Adobe Premiere: How to Use Multiple Cameras
- Using Symbols in Adobe Illustrator