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iPhone 6s Photography

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Using Outside Light to Your Advantage

Julia Kelleher

iPhone 6s Photography

Julia Kelleher

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4. Using Outside Light to Your Advantage

Lesson Info

Using Outside Light to Your Advantage

The iphone needs a lot of light to get really nice photographs, but there's a difference between amount of light and the quality of life you can see I'm in an urban park environment there's a lot going on. We have buildings in the way, but the sunlight is coming through and it's really casting harsh shadows on my face on the overall environment now a lot of professional photographers we like to shoot in what we call the golden hour, which is one hour before sunset or one hour after sunrise, which really is the nicest light but not the most convenient thing in the world, especially if you're out just having a good time and you want to take some snapshots with your iphone. However, you can find quality like even in the middle of the day, so this strong sunlight it could be really hard to shoot it now you can get decent images in it, but I'm sure you can see those strong shadows it's making me squint a little bit and what's even worse, especially for the iphone steak is to go into the sun...

because you could see I get really dark. All you see is this bright hot spot behind me now with a professional camera, this could actually be a really neat image, but with your iphone, your iphone might have trouble handling this the best kind of light to find is life it's open shade you can see I'm starting to move into the shady area it's really nice and we're in the middle of fall right now so all the trees have lost lost their leaves so we have this nice big open sky and you could see that light start to fall on my face and the shadows get really soft on this side of my face and we have what we call a nicely soft lit situation now if I go like this the lightest flat on my face but if I go like this you can start to see that open sky create these shadows on this side of my face which makes for a really pleasing portrait and a nice image if you're taking pictures of family of friends on vacation or whatever so try to find yourself some open shade with that nice open sky to give yourself kind of the the good shadow ranges on either side of the face is now when it comes to landscapes and things like that sometimes shooting in full sun is a great thing to do and makes for a really dynamic image but when you're shooting family and friends typically when you're outside that open shade is going to be the best and the easiest situation for your camera to use your iphone still gets the light the amount of light that it needs but you also get holly light for your images. Making family and friends looked good.

Class Description

You’re using your Apple® iPhone® as the interface for your personal world, but its value transcends that. The Apple iPhone 6s is a powerful, versatile piece of technology – particularly when it comes to capturing important life moments. Julia Kelleher will show you how to use your iPhone’s creative capacity to transform your pictures into professional-grade photographs.

In this class, you’ll learn: · 

  • New features to the iPhone 6s 
  • How to pose and light your images 
  • Use powerful apps to print images and edit videos 
  • Share your photos in print and on social media 

Julia will help you identify how to take advantage of the Apple iPhone 6s high-resolution capabilities by choosing the right apps and add-ons. Discover how quickly you can become a contributor to the thriving digital photography scene, or the official documentarian of your family and community.

Your phone is a potent tool to unlock your creative potential, and it’s probably sitting right in front of you as you read this. Sign on with Julia Kelleher for Apple iPhone 6s Photography to find out what you’re capable of!  



I loved this...Julia was awesome, the quality of the course was amazing and now I'm going to go upgrade my iPhone 6 to 6s b/c I loved this so much

a Creativelive Student

Easy to understand, clear descriptions of iPhone capabilities, settings, and examples--and invitingly presented. More than just a description of the phone, etc. I feel excited and capable to take more and better pictures because I am more equipped to try new ideas rather than just point and shoot as usual. Lively and fun to watch! I watched the entire class!


Julia did a great job covering more than just the basics about iPhonography and the upgrade to 6s. I shoot professionally and was able to glean many great tips from her. Her suggestions on lighting, composition, etc are outstanding and well worth the time to watch this video. Thanks, Julia! I'll look for you on social media and begin following your work!