Mobile Photography

Initiation Into Mobile Photography

Introduction to the Module

Basic Requirements for Taking Photos

Understanding Smartphone Photography

Advantages of Smartphone Photography

Disadvantages of Mobile Photography

Class Summary

Topic Introduction

Mobile Photography Rules

Taking Good Photos

Brief Summary

Topic Intro

Understanding Natural Light

Shooting with Flash

Shooting with Artificial Light

Topic Summary

Brief Introduction

Grasping the Importance of Camera Modes

Knowing the Portrait, Macro, and Night Modes

Understanding Exposure

Grasping High Dynamic Range (HDR)

Learning About the Grid Lines

Quick Summary

Lesson Summary

  • The light that the human eye cannot detect, such as radio waves, ultraviolet light, or infrared light, can be captured by photography.
  • These days, it doesn’t matter if you’re using an Android or iOS device—what counts is the photographer’s skill with their mobile device.
  • Even if the smartphone camera has improved to the point that it can capture high-quality images, it still has some ways to go before it can truly replace a dedicated digital
    single-lens reflex camera.
  • At this point, we have access to smartphones equipped with lens systems capable of magnification. It is only possible to reduce the size of a picture captured on a smartphone by significantly impacting the image quality.
  • The resulting photographs will be fuzzy when a camera lens gets soiled with dirt and fingerprints.
  • Optical zoom is achieved by physically moving the lens, while digital zoom is achieved solely through software.
  • Switching to landscape mode will increase your field of vision and enhance the overall quality of your photos.
  • There are numerous vantage points from which to shoot a single scene, and doing so may vastly improve the final product.
  • One of the easiest and most effective techniques to take better pictures with your smartphone is to enable the gridlines.
  • One of the most significant talents a photographer can have is understanding how light works and how to manipulate it to create photos.
  • Maximising available natural light is a critical concept that should be adhered to when considering lighting options.
  • Instead of using an LED flash, it’s better to use low-light or night mode.
  • Get some lighting equipment if you plan to do a significant amount of filming indoors.
  • Compared to natural light on a cloudy day or putting a white sheet in front of a window on a bright, sunny day, a softbox gives off a soft, even light.
  • Portrait mode is only sometimes accurate, and hair, jewellery, and other subject-related characteristics may get periodically obscured.
  • When photographing small subjects, you should switch your camera to the macro mode so that you may get as many details as possible and make the object look larger than it is.
  • When taking photographs in night mode, it is essential to remember that the photographer must hold the camera with the utmost steadiness.
  • Using grid lines in combination with the rule of thirds will help you compose your photographs like a pro.


Module 2: Mastering the Art of Mobile Photos

Learning Outcomes

  • Having completed this module, you will be able to:
  • Explain the mobile’s settings, including ISO, shutter speed, aperture, white balance, and metering
  • Identify the basics of add-on lenses for smartphone
  • Summarise the various shooting techniques
  • Describe the process of selective colour photography
  • Outline the differences between tone ranges
  • Define the notion of Instagram photography

Introducing the Topic

Understanding Camera Settings

Grasping the ISO

Learning the Shutter Speed

Knowing about the Aperture

Understanding the White Balance

Grasping the Exposure Compensation and Focus

Knowing the Metering Feature

Quick Topic Summary

Topic Introduction

Grasping Camera Lens Add-ons

Using Lens Kits

Recommended Lenses for Mobiles

Brief Lesson Summary

Introduction to the Topic

Grasping the Use Panorama

Shooting Through Objects and Light Painting

Long Exposure Night Photography

Sequence and Selective Colours Effects

Quick Topic Summary

Topic Intro

Basic Editing Tips

Tonal Ranges in Colour Photography

Understanding Adjustment Sliders

Editing Apps

Brief Topic Summary

Topic Preface

Introducing with Instagram

Basics of Instagram Photography

Tips for Instagram Success

Quick Lesson Summary

Lesson Summary:

  • If you want to take your smartphone photography to the next level, mastering the camera settings is the first step.
  • A high ISO number helps produce relatively bright images in low-light conditions, where such images might otherwise be unusable.
  • Your photograph’s overall level of darkness or lightness is directly related to the shutter speed. Even when the lighting is tricky, you can take better images if you understand how the metering system works and choose the right setting for the occasion.
  • Even in auto-focus mode, you can fine-tune the camera’s focus by tapping the screen.
  • Some add-on lenses for the iPhone’s front camera give you a fish-eye view, while others make it possible to capture extra-wide selfies.
  • Telephoto lenses are an excellent option for wildlife photography and sporting events where you can’t get up closer. And a fish-eye lens is a wide-angle lens with significant optical distortion that creates a large panoramic or hemispherical picture.
  • Using a macro lens demands both steady hands and, in many instances, getting quite close to the photographer’s subject.
  • A wide-angle lens provides a more all-encompassing perspective and makes capturing as much as possible in a single photograph easier.
  • A panorama is a broad, all-encompassing view, and with modern smartphones, you can snap one quickly and easily.
  • You can do beautiful things with panoramas, such as include yourself or another person in each shot, which will cause them to appear several times, like a swarm of clones.
  • The burst mode, available on most modern smartphones, allows users to snap multiple shots rapidly, perfect for capturing fleeting events.
  • Colour modulation with a certain amount of selection. It would be best if you converted the picture to black and white, except for the areas you want to maintain in colour.
  • The sections of an image that are neither too dark nor very bright are known as the photographer’s mid-tones.
  • Instagram allows users to share photos and videos that have been enhanced with filters and categorised using hashtags and geotagging. A tripod is required to avoid blurry photographs, create unique shots, or picture your entire body.
  • If your subject is a long way away, getting closer to it is preferable to utilising your phone’s digital zoom.
  • It is essential to keep your photo editing as simple as possible to prevent distracting viewers.