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Storing Your Photos

Lesson 30 from: iPhone Photography & Mobile Photography

Philip Ebiner

Storing Your Photos

Lesson 30 from: iPhone Photography & Mobile Photography

Philip Ebiner

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30. Storing Your Photos

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Class Trailer

Course Introduction


Welcome to Class


Why Are Smartphone Cameras Awesome?


The Course Challenge: Capture Your Day in 5 Photos


Camera Basics for Mobile & Smartphone Photography


Intro to Camera Basics




Focal Length


Lesson Info

Storing Your Photos

So let's talk about storing your photos. One of the most awesome things about using a mobile camera on your mobile phone is that the photos are automatically saved to your phone, right? So they are stored in your phone along with all your other, you know, music and phone, stuff like your phone numbers and texts and stuff. They're automatically on your phone now. That's all well and great. But you never know when you might lose your phone, right? The disadvantage of having your phone with you all the time is you're raising the risk for breaking it or losing it. And now it has all your beautiful, wonderful images on it, right? So how do we fight against that? Well, there are two ways, one, the most popular way to store your photos that you're taking from your phone, not just on your phone is in the cloud. Now, on my phone, my photos automatically go up to my cloud subscription, some services and some phones will allow you to do this for free. Other ones will charge you uh after a certain...

amount of space now because I'm a photographer and I do this all the time. I think it's well worth taking photos and having them send up to the cloud so they're safe. I know they're up on the cloud. I can pull them down onto my laptop onto an ipad on to any sort of other device once they're up in the cloud. So I recommend doing that. Now. They're in two places, right. They're on your phone and they're in the icloud number two. The second way is actually putting them on a hard drive now nowadays, because they're going up to the cloud, maybe automatically you can then pull them onto a computer, put them on a hard drive and store that like you would with any other sort of camera that you're working with. Now, if you don't want to deal with the cloud subscription, you want to stay all localized. You can either uh send your photos to an email or to your computer, uh over what's sometimes called a local network or you can plug your phone directly into your computer and transfer them over to a hard drive. Now, that's a little bit more localized. You're staying off the internet, you're able to keep them physically in a spot on a hard drive and most phones these days aren't having big files, so you're able to keep them and save them, um, save quite a bit actually on a hard drive. Um, I actually think that using all three ways is probably the safest bet for you Right. So take a picture, it goes to your phone, send it up to your cloud, put it on a hard drive. I take so many photos with my phone that I don't typically do the hard drive aspect of it unless it's for something professional or something I want to print, um, or any of that.

Ratings and Reviews


Definitely geared to beginners, but the class has a lot of good information. As an advanced camera photographer still trying to get to know my phone camera better, I learned a few things I didn't know (like you can use portrait mode for selfies, what hyper lapse is and the VSCO app). Nice job!


Good course for everyone starting out and needed to have some more basic info beyond the common snap shot. I had wished for more info on using mobile in the more professional field like when switching from camera to mobile. Additional lenses and flashes and things like that. But this course was obviously not targeted at this. So overall still a nice brush up.


Great class. Well organized and clearly presented. Would be very good for beginners and mid level users. highly recommend.

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