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iPhone X: The Quick Guide to Great Photos + Video

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*BONUS LESSON* Taking Great Photos with iPhone

Chase Jarvis

iPhone X: The Quick Guide to Great Photos + Video

Chase Jarvis

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Lesson Info

12. *BONUS LESSON* Taking Great Photos with iPhone
If you’ve got an iPhone X, you’re always ready to take an awesome shot when the opportunity arises. Here’s a lesson on taking great photos with iPhone X.

Lesson Info

*BONUS LESSON* Taking Great Photos with iPhone

one of the most popular types of photographs is a landscape photo. It's the things that are all around us. And I'm just sitting here at the skatepark, working with my friend Sauron, and I look over and I see San Francisco and Skyline sons getting a little bit low. I feel compelled to run over here and take a little landscape shot. And I think this is a lot of the way that, you know, having the phone with, you know, the best cameras, the one that's with you when you have the phone with you at all times, you can look up and occasionally see just a beautiful scene like the one we have now. So I'm just I I'm getting so gonna happen some water. And I thought I'd run over here and grab this real quick. Ah, and just run through a couple of the features again. I'm just on photo mode here. The city is really far away, so I'm gonna I'm gonna go in on the the two X zoom, which is that other that other telephoto lands. I'm gonna wipe off my lens here just in case, because my fingers have been on a...

little bit in this case when I'm in and that two x telephoto lens, I'm going to zoom in just a little bit. I'm gonna frame. I just like it really, really simple. Right at the bottom. It's really just a silhouette right now, and I'm gonna hold it real still. You can see the camera focusing a little bit that tip the bridge there. Nice. So a couple of things worth noting that when you had this is where that telephoto, the stabilized version of this telephoto lens that's in the IPhone 10 really comes in handy because when you're zoomed in, you've seen it in past versions of other phones where it's really jittery. Well, it has optical image stabilization built in. That means there's this. It stabilizes the lens when you're zoomed all the way and that will allow you to hold it. Really, really. Still, a technology offsets are jittery hands and allow you to get a really good clean capture. And again, it's not. It's not, you know it's gonna gonna win any awards, but I just look up. I'm inspired by that skyline that I look at all the time. I'm gonna tap on that where I want that exposure and the focus point. Let's take a couple of photos there. Perfect

Class Description


  • Know which lighting option to use to get the best image—studio light, natural light, low light, stage light, or studio mono.
  • Use the dual optical image stabilization for taking an image when you’re in motion.
  • Capture macro images such as flowers and details on clothing.
  • Take a great selfie.
  • Know how and when to use the different lenses built into your iPhone, including optical, wide angle, telephoto lens, and digital zoom.
  • Make your photos look great in post-processing using lighting effects, filters, tone, brightness, color, saturation, cropping, and more.


If you’ve got a new iPhone X or another type of advanced smartphone, you’ve got a powerful, professional-grade camera able to achieve the same kind of results that used to require a $10,000 investment. The problem is, most people aren’t familiar enough with their phone’s features to take full advantage of its photographic capabilities.

This short, impactful course on Apple iPhone photography is designed to change the way you take pictures with your phone and give you the knowledge you need to use your camera to its full potential. You’ll be amazed at how a few key tips and tricks can revolutionize the way you shoot and result in gorgeous photos that will make people think you’re a real pro.

This class will help you:

  • Learn simple portrait mode posing techniques for kids, adults, families, and groups.
  • Capture those fleeting, candid moments, including action shots of fast-moving subjects.
  • Get tips for shooting gorgeous landscapes and cityscapes.
  • Use natural light to create both indoor and outdoor portraits.
  • Utilize the newest Apple iPhone X camera features to capture gorgeous 4K and slo-mo video.
  • Go on a tour of key iPhone X camera features that will help you make the most of the new technology.

Photographer, entrepreneur, and CreativeLive founder and CEO Chase Jarvis is the ideal instructor for this course. Chase is a pioneer in mobile photography, having created the world’s first book of mobile photos and popularized the saying “the best camera is the one that’s with you.” In his down-to-earth style, Chase gives you just the right amount of instruction to help you capture amazing portraits, action photos, landscapes, and videos. This class will take you through various real-life scenarios that help you shoot pictures that you’re excited to share.


  • People who want to take better photos with their phones and know more about the new features of their device.
  • Those who want to learn about new and undiscovered features of their iPhone X camera app to take great photos.
  • People who want to learn the basics of photo composition and lighting so they can take the best shots.

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JB Minton

This is a fantastic kick start to giving you the fundamentals and inspiration to pick up your phone and start documenting the beauty around you, every day. Taking photos has become my favorite social expression now, given that I can do it without getting into politics or descending into the negative energy that infest social media. Taking photos can be 100% inspirational and positive and this course is a great beginning to makin that happen. Chase is a great instructor and you will walk away with more knowledge than you came in with. Perfect length of course also! Loved it!

Nicole Abate Ducarroz

WOW! Just Wow! This class was not only very informative but also entertaining and kept moving right along. I loved how Chase teaches and would take a class from him any day. It was organized, yet very casual and natural. It was relevant and applied to not only iPhone X users but all iPhones too. I LOVED this class! Thank you!

Hannes Schiebel

Yes, you can find many if not all of the that stuff shown here somewhere else - probably for free. But in my opinion, this is a great class. Chase Jarvis does a really great job of sending the most important message of photography: The best camera is the one you have with you - and he shows me that the iPhone X camera is a very good camera. Take this class, be inspired - I think I will take better photos now :)