Picture Perfect Mobile

Welcome to Picture Perfect Mobile

Discover photo techniques to take amazing shots with your smartphone or tablet.

Together you'll learn:

  • The different elements of photo exposure: Aperture, Shutter Speed, and ISO
  • Various techniques to compose a great photo: The Rule of Thirds, Landscapes, and Portraits
  • How to use mobile editing software to enhance a photo: Brightness, Cropping, and Sharpening

What you'll need to get started:

  • A fully charged mobile device (smartphone or tablet)
  • The following photo apps downloaded and installed:
    • "Manual Cam" for Apple devices and "ProCamX-Lite" for Android
    • "Snapseed" photo editor
  • A couple of photographs you like set aside. Let’s see if you can identify how they took the picture at the end!

What you'll be teaching

Module #1 - Elements About Exposure

In this module, we’ll go over the basics of photo exposure and how to take pictures with the perfect balance of light. Your learner will experiment by taking photos with different camera settings such as aperture, shutter speed, and ISO and compare the results. By the end, they’ll learn how these elements work together to create cool effects like blur, motion, and brightness.

Estimated time: 20 minutes

Module #2 - Photo Composition

Next, we’ll cover photo composition, or the best ways to frame your subjects within the picture. Your learner will discover the rule of thirds and put it into practice to easily create more visually interesting images. They’ll discover techniques for taking great portraits and landscapes, while using fun tools like panorama mode. Afterwards, your learner will know how to frame a great shot, and come away with a bunch of new pics.

Estimated time: 15 minutes

Module #3 - Photo Editing

Not every photo can be perfect, and that’s why we have photo editing. In this module, we'll cover a few editing techniques to bring the life to any photo. Your learner will make pictures look their best by adjusting brightness, increasing sharpness, and more. By the end, they’ll learn everything they need to improve their favourite photos and snap their own masterpieces!

Estimated time: 15 minutes

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