PHOTOS on the GOSmart Phone Photo Workshop July 9 7–9 p.m. Glenwood Gardens $45 with e-book filled with photo tips & editing tricks
Bring your smart phone (iPhone, iPad, iPod, Samsung, Android) – learn tips and tricks to get great images, favorite universal apps for easy and amazing photo editing, how to import photos from computer or camera, and cool ways to share and back up photos! Program is for ages 15 and up. Glenwood Gardens/Gardenview Room. Keep reading for some really cool tips to keep in mind when shooting images with your phone.
Your smart phone is the only camera you carry all the time.
5 tips: Getting Great Photos on the Go
- GET CLOSE! Our phones typically only have a wide angle lens. Any “zooming” we do, we should do with our feet and not the zoom feature on the phone. It’s digital – actually cropping in and NOT really optical zoom – it tends to look pixelated and is best avoided for sharper images. You can always crop later.
- FOCUS! With most phones, tapping the screen on your subject adjusts focus to that area of the image. It also adjusts exposure to that part of your shot too – so it’s CRITICAL to tap to get the best images!
- SHOOT a LOT! I tend to shoot a TON of images, especially when I’m shooting closeups. It’s easier to delete photos later, than miss the shot. If I don’t get a sharp one when I’m there, why bother?
- BURST MODE! Shooting in quick succession helps capture images where the subject is moving, or in low light, much better. You can also overcome blur due to slow shutter speeds by shooting continuous images instead of lifting your finger up and down – which moves the camera or phone and increases the possibility of blur.
- ADJUST EXPOSURE! Most phones offer a feature in their built-in camera apps to adjust the image to make it lighter or darker on purpose. We REALLY cover this in ALL my workshops as it’s CRITICAL to getting the best image possible.
I capture as much detail when I’m shooting, regardless of the camera. Then I edit later, and avoid using filters at the time I’m taking the shot – this gives me a TON of options later. We’ll also explore my favorite free universal photo editing app for rescuing dark shadows and really making photos pop. Want to learn more? Join me in an upcoming Photos on the Go or Editing on the Go Workshop, or private lessons. These workshops are also available to be customized for your group or business. I’ve led them for the park district’s education and social teams to rave reviews.
Questions? Email me! I’d love to hear from you!