• Instructors

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    Sam Elkins

  • Skill Level

    Level 2

    You’re new(ish) to photography but your friends think you're great at taking photos. You've been learning the fundamentals and now want a little more direction.

  • What You Get

    80 minutes of learning

    + 10 segments

    + 3 Mobile Presets

    + 10% Moment discount

  • Learn

    How to shoot pro level photos with your iPhone

    + How to read the light for better phone photos
    + How to shoot in harsh light
    + How to compose amazing portraits
    + Essential apps for amazing mobile photography
    + How to shoot beautiful landscapes
    + How to edit phone photos on mobile

What You'll Learn

Sam will teach you how to take incredible photos on your phone. He runs through the technical aspects of shooting on an iPhone as well as his process for setting up and shooting amazing images.

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Intro to Phone Photography

1/10 (2:48)

Welcome! Let's get started. We're in Central California, which will serve as our backdrop for all our shots: portrait, lifestyle, landscapes, and shooting in harsh light. First though, you'll meet Sam and learn why he loves shooting on his phone.

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iPhone Walkthrough

2/10 (5:46)

A major component to great photos is understanding your gear. This section dives into the technical aspects of apps and gear for s...

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Shooting in Harsh Light

3/10 (12:24)

You hear a lot about golden hour, but what about high noon? Sam walks us through why shooting in harsh light looks better on a pho...

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Shooting Landscapes

4/10 (25:36)

The camera that fits in your pocket packs a punch when it comes to capturing stunning landscapes. Sam will walk you through the be...

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Essential Apps

5/10 (8:44)

When shooting on mobile, stepping your app game up is essential. Sam will run through the best apps for editing, location scouting...

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Shooting Portraits

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Most often, you’ll be capturing photos of people. This section goes into the best practices for capturing beautiful portraits. Sam...

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Shooting Lifestyle

7/10 (18:37)

Join us on the sand in Pismo Beach where Sam takes a commercial approach to shooting on his phone. Sam will take you through his p...

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Mobile Editing

8/10 (18:43)

Now that the shoot is over, Sam is ready to show you how he edits. Using three of his favorite images from the trip as examples, h...

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Conclusion

9/10 (0:39)

Wow. What a ride. We summarize the techniques taught and how you can apply them to your mobile photography. Thanks for watching, n...

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BONUS: Photography with the iPhone 12

10/10

With the launch of the iPhone 12 series, Sam gives us some insight into what he thinks of the new phones and some of his favorite ...

Sam Elkins

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