A-116: IPHONE PHOTO MAGIC
INSTRUCTOR: CHUCK ALMAREZ
Wednesdays, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m., Sept. 19 & 26 (2 weeks)
“The best camera to have is the one you’ve got with you!” And for most of us that camera will be the one on your cell phone. But first you’ve got to understand what your phone can really do… and then how to make it do more!
In this course, you’ll learn the 7 best tips and tricks to get to your phone’s camera, how to focus and adjust exposurewhen the camera doesn’t know what you’re trying to get, and how to lock your exposure and focus for fast-moving subjects. You’ll also learn other “modes” your camera phone provides: Video, SloMo, MultiShot, Live, Time Lapse, Square, Panorama.
Want to make your camera phone act like a DSLR? There are several apps we’ll discover that let you control ALL the typical DSLR camera exposure controls (shutter speed, aperture, ISO) and also how to show motion while keeping the background still. You can capture the motion in a waterfall or stream, or even your friend on a skateboard.
How about shooting a scene with dark shadows and bright highlights? Those high dynamic range scenes require a special technique that allows your camera to expose for shadows, midtones, and highlights and then blend the exposures into a final image that brings back detail in the highlights and shadows. There’s an App for that! Close-up macro shots are easy with a camera phone, once you know how to focus on exactly what you want. And Panoramas are always popular, but wouldn’t it be great to get a Pano without the distortion that results from the camera’s built-in Pano mode? You’ll learn plenty of tips and tricks, but mostly you’ll learn some fundamental techniques that will improve your camera phone photography and any other photography you might do. The class is designed around the iPhone 7, however much of what you’ll learn pertains to Android cameras as well. Just bring your phone (and your wired earbuds if you have an iPhone) and yourself, and get ready to take your phone photography to the next level.