Learn Outdoor Photography using your iPhone
The above image was made using an iPhone 7 Plus, handheld, edited & straight from the iPhone
Basic & Advanced Lessons for the iPhone Camera
The iPhone is the most popular camera in the world so I’ve decided it’s time to offer sessions specifically geared toward using it. Over the past few years I have discovered how useful my iPhone has been during my photography sessions, whether private lessons, group workshops or just out on my own. In fact many of the images on this website were taken with an iPhone.
Discover how to make stunning images with your iPhone by joining me on an outdoor excursion. Not only will I take you to scenic locations but you will learn how to use your iPhone camera to the fullest. You’ll be amazed at the editing possibilities all contained in this handy and amazingly capable device.
Basic Course: 4hrs – for iPhone 6, 7, 8 and X series devices
In this session we will cover the iPhone’s own capabilities while actually making scenic outdoor compositions. We will do editing right there in the field. No accessories needed, however as an option, a tripod and attachment to hold your iPhone can be very useful.
- Field Composition training including:
- Exposure adjustment
- High dynamic range
- Live setting
- Burst mode
- Panoramic imaging horizontal/vertical
- Special Effects – long exposure, time-lapse, filters
- Editing while in the field – Using your iPhones internal features: Adjustments for light, shadows, black & white, saturation
Using Adobe “Lightroom CC” on your iPhone
for 6, 7, 8 and X series iPhones running iOS 10 and later
Save your iPhone images as “RAW” files!
As a professional photographer I mainly use a professional body DSLR and have hundreds of thousands of images in my library. Since I use my iPhone quite regularly I decided to bring my iPhone into the workflow I have already established. I use Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop* almost exclusively in my workflow and it serves me well. There are many options but I’ve settled on these. Recently Adobe introduced Lightroom CC and renamed the desktop/laptop versions to Lightroom Classic CC and Photoshop CC 2018.
Lightroom CC is the “cloud based” version of these programs which works on all platforms. Using it on your mobile device you can shoot and edit images from within the Lightroom CC Mobile app on your iPhone or iPad! When using your camera while in the Lightroom CC app your images can be saved as Adobe “DNG” files! That’s right – “digital negatives” right on your phone. This allows for uncompressed RAW files, very important for more freedom in editing than standard compressed “jpeg” image files. Use Lightroom CC as a stand alone app on your mobile device, then automatically upload and sync your images seamlessly to your desktop or laptop for more intensive edits and creativity.
Advanced Course: 8hrs – for iPhone 6, 7, 8 and X series devices
In this session you will learn how to use your iPhone camera while using the Lightroom CC app. From capture to edit to synchronizing with your other devices we’ll explore many opportunities all while in the field.
- Using your iPhone camera while in the Lightroom CC app & its many features
- Editing your photos in Lightroom CC – Adjusting light & color, noise control, geometry, and more
- Adding detail & special effects, black & white, creative enhancements
- Sync your photos & edits with your other platforms
*Disclaimer: I do not work for Adobe nor am I advertising their products. I’m simply a happy client. (just like that hair club dude…)