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Mobile Phone Photography: Learning Basic Photography & Editing at Home

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Course Overview

In today’s generation, smartphones are one of the best tools to entertain yourself. Over the years, we have seen how the digital world has evolved and how much it influences us. May it be for entertainment, communication, work and using it for taking photos and videos. Amidst the pandemic, mobile photography has been a great tool for most of us to help people start and promote their own businesses since it is very accessible and easy to learn. In this course, you will learn how to use your smartphone as a tool to produce quality and artistic product photos for your businesses. Regardless, if you are new or a pro in this field, you will gain so much more than just doing basic mobile photography. This course will help you widen your horizons and see how mobile photography can bring out the creativity in you, and earn extra revenue for your business.

What You Will Learn

Upon completion of this course, the learners are expected to:

  • gain a deeper understanding of the basic concepts of smartphone photography;
  • determine the dos and don’ts in creating a flat lay/layout product shot and the importance of proper lighting and basic creative techniques in photography;
  • express your creativity and resourcefulness in using available materials at home for photography; and
  • utilize the basic photo editing techniques to enhance the quality of photos.

Course Instructor

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Alyssa Gayle Migo

Subject Matter Expert

Course Content

Module 1: Introduction to Smartphone Photography

6 Videos | 4 Activities

6 Videos

  • Welcome to the course!
  • Course Overview
  • What is smartphone photography?
  • The Importance of Taking Good Quality Product Shots
  • Learning The Basic Photography
  • Things You Will Be Needing

3 Activities

  • Recall Activities
  • Exit Assessment: Basic Smartphone Photography

Module 2: Learning to Take Photos of Different Subjects

11 Videos | 3 Activities

11 Videos

  • Overview
  • What are key light and fill light?
  • Working with Shadows in your Photo
  • The Difference Between Soft, Hard and Natural Lighting
  • Indoor and Outdoor Photography Lighting
  • Materials for Lighting Tricks
  • Difference Between Over and Under Exposure
  • Learning and Promoting your Product
  • Presentable Subject
  • Definition of Depth of Field
  • Taking Photos Near and Far From Your Subject

3 Activities

  • Recall Activities
  • Exit Assessment: Experimenting with Lighting

Module 3: Image Composition

6 Videos | 3 Activities

6 Videos

  • Overview
  • Adding Effects to Your Photo
  • Camera Angles
  • Designing Your Flat Lay
  • Proper Props Placement and Blocking
  • Product and Props Color Blocking

3 Activities

  • Recall Activities
  • Exit Assessment: Composing Your Layout

Module 4: Image Editing

9 Videos | 3 Activities

9 Videos

  • Overview
  • Exploring Different Editing Platforms
  • Exposure, Contrast, Shadow, Highlight, Saturation, and Vibrance
  • Color Temperature/Tint
  • Cropping Your Product Photo
  • Relation of Template to Your Product
  • Basic Layouting and Photo Manipulation
  • Basic Typography
  • Key Takeaways

4 Activities

  • Recall Activities
  • Capstone: Create Your Own Ad
  1. Course Number

  2. Classes Start

    March 12, 2021
  3. Classes End

  4. Estimated Effort

    1-2 hours/week
  5. Price