iPhone X: The Quick Guide to Great Photos + Video

 

iPhone X: The Quick Guide to Great Photos + Video

 

Lesson Info

Editing Your Photos in iPhone

It's really important to know that photography, the capturing of the image, that's just one part of photography. There's a whole nother world in post-processing. So I don't think we can cover everything there is to know, but I did wanna touch base with a handful of photographs that we'd already made and show you a little bit about my thought process and walk you through some ways that'll help you process your images on the Iphone 10. All right, I'm gonna go in here into the Photo section. I've created a little album down here called My Iphone 10 edits. Let's click in there. You can see I've got nine photos in there. A couple have already been edited. This is one of the ones from my shoot with Ryan from earlier, here's another one. I think those just look great. But let's go back and I can show you a little bit maybe using this photograph of Miss Indigo Blue a couple of tips that I know about processing my pictures. So I'm gonna start off by just going in the upper right hand corner and...

touching Edit. That opens up this editing pane where I see a handful of tools. Every once in a while I like to go up here and just tap that magic wand in the upper right hand corner. That's the auto-enhance feature, and sometimes just touching that button one time creates a really nice effect. In this case I'm going for a black and white image, so it's not gonna work, so I'll turn it off. There's a couple of tools across the bottom there. You'll see the crop and rotate. I don't need to do that. You can see the colors. These are just presets. I'm not gonna mess with those. In this case I'm gonna go to the tool that looks like a little dial there. I open that up and I see a handful of panes. There's Light, Color, and Black and White. If I open the Light menu you can see a handful of different selections here. I know that in this situation I'm just gonna change the exposure a little bit, gotta brighten that up a little bit, and I like to increase the contrast just a skosh. I'm gonna go back in here now and I'm gonna close the light pane and if you look under Color, there's a handful of settings. There's Saturation, Contrast, and Cast, but ultimately I know that I want this image to be black and white, so I'm just gonna open up the Black and White pane. In there, you'll see Intensity, Neutrals, Tone, and Grain. I know that I'm gonna to right into Intensity and as soon as I start moving this, the image changes to black and white. I'm just gonna find a place that looks nice in there. Then I'm gonna open that back up. Neutrals and Tone, I know I can use these as well. This is a really powerful tool. You can see the Neutral right down there in her dress. I wanna find a nice place where I can see a little bit of that detail. I'm gonna leave that right there. And lastly, I'm gonna go in here and click Tone. You'll see also, this is a really powerful tool. You can see that it's almost like a Contrast slider except in Black and White. It creates a little bit of a silver feel. In this case this is exactly where I want it right there. If I look in here and I see Grain, I don't really wanna apply Grain. That's not the look that I have in the CI 100, so there's no need for me to touch that. I'm gonna close that and all I do now is hit Done. And there you have it. With just a couple of taps and a couple of swipes, I'm able to create a really, really stunning black and white image. I may go in and touch that up a little bit more and play around, but for right now, I think that looks great. So now let's go edit that action photograph of Soren on his bike. I'm just gonna tap on there and hit the Edit tab and then we're off. And now I want to introduce a feature we haven't talked much about which is the Live feature. In this case when you tap the button one time, it creates a bunch of different photographs. It's sort of like a auto-drive or a speed drive when the camera's taking pictures, even though you press the button one time. What you can do here is you can see as I swoop this little square around, I can stop on any one of these frames and edit that particular frame. In this case we're gonna go with the one with the little white dot there. That's the exact moment that I really wanna focus on. From there, of course I could go into the color and adjust any of these preset filters. But I know I don't need to do much to this photo. I really like the natural colors so I'm gonna open that other tool with the little dial and go in and just a little bit I'm gonna adjust the brilliance just a little brighter. And then there's one other thing that I'm hunting for here, and that's the shadows. I wanna adjust the shadows just a little bit up from where I played with it before, and I wanna make sure I can see his face inside the helmet. Nothing else I really wanna mess with here. I'm gonna go in here and I'm gonna bump the saturation just a tad just to highlight what a beautiful day it was. And then I'm gonna call that good. All I had to do was press the Done button and then I'm back into the album. Such a cool photograph. We can zoom in there and see closeups of Soren. You can see the clarity of his face, all the little detail on his glove there. You can see, wow! There's a little airplane flying behind him in the sky, how about that? But again, what a really cool photograph. With that one complete, let's go back to the album. Now since we're on the topic Soren, I'm gonna go to this cool I shot of him. Real natural lit, you can see sort of side, back three quarters, that nice little rim light on his nose, cheeks, chin there. Let's go ahead and edit this one. Again, I just go into the Edit section and you'll see there I shot this in Portrait mode, so I have at my disposal all these different preselects. I'm gonna leave this preselect. You should play around with this and see if there's things that you like. In this case, I'm gonna keep on the naturally lit portrait feature. But I do want to crop this photo in a way I haven't cropped any of the other ones before. Let's crop this one and in this case, you can see it did an auto-rotate to level that. That's a pretty cool feature. I like how that turned out. The only thing I'm gonna do here is I'm gonna add a square crop. So I just that little button in the corner there, and this brings up a bunch of different preset formats. I'm gonna tap square, it's gonna bring that right into the square. If I want to change how it's cropped, all I do is drag that corner around. In this case, I love that framing right there. So I can hit Done there, but I also wanna play around a little bit more with this photo. I'm gonna go to the next tool over, and again you can see here all of these presets. From the far right here, the black and white, a couple different versions of that. I love this vivid shot. I think that's just a simple one-touch filter. Makes him look great. Again, underscores and highlights what a beautiful day it was. Great kid, great smile on a great day. I'm gonna call that good. So just hit Done and there you go. One thing that's really important to cover in this section right here is the Share button, which is in the lower left-hand corner, that little box with the arrow coming out of it. If I tap on that, what that does is it brings up a variety of ways that I can share it, from texting to email, you can share to Icloud photos or any of these other applications. It's very easy to share. All you would do is touch one of those, in this case text, and you can put in the number of where you wanna text it to, and the photo's just gonna go there. To hit cancel to get out of it and I'm gonna hit back arrow one more time to get back to our album. Now let's get this macro shot of the bike tire on Soren's bike. So you can zoom in, you can see all of that detail there, that is just incredible. I love seeing that close-up. In this case I don't wanna do too much to this photograph, but I do wanna tweak it a little bit. So I'm gonna go up and hit the Edit tab. Again, this is a live photo, so I can work on any one of these versions. I'm gonna keep it to the one that was preselected for me, and I'm just gonna go in now into that dial tool where the Light, Color, and Black and White panes live. I'm gonna open the Light one, I'm gonna brighten this up in the exposure just a little bit so we can see a little bit more detail. It was a little bit heavy. Again, you could play around with this stuff for a long time, or you can just do one or two quick touches and then share it. In this case I feel good about about that. That's right where I want it. I'm gonna call that one done. All right, lastly, I wanna go in. We've got two different images from our helicopter photo shoot. I do like that one with my legs hanging off, 'cause it looks like I'm being kind of risky there, and that'd be a cool one to share on social. But let's go over here, 'cause I think this one, I see something I wanna do on this particular image. So again, I'm just gonna go in here and tap the Edit tab, it's gonna bring up again this live photo. I'm gonna scroll through these to make sure one is not better than others. I'm looking at the Space Needle there. I kind of, I like it where it's, basically it's centered right in that little slot of water there. That looks perfect. In this case, I'm gonna go, I'm gonna skip the colored one here, 'cause I don't need any of these presets. I'm gonna go right into the dial again that shows these three different panes, the Light, Color, and Black and White. In this case I know I wanna pop the brilliance just a little bit. I also know that I wanna increase the contrast on this image just a skosh. Lastly, to underscore what a gorgeous day it is, I'm gonna go in here and give it a little bump in the saturation to highlight that sunset that we see there in the background. And voila, I'm gonna hit Done. I'm gonna turn this one sideways, make sure I like it. Zoom in just a little bit. Aw, that's awesome. You can see Mount Ranier in the background there. That looks great. All right, so that wraps up this little segment that we've got on post-production. You know there's a lot more that you can do to really create a lot of nuance in the images. But what you need to know is that this is just another layer of creativity on top of the image that you've already captured. The only thing you can do wrong is not experiment, is not play. You can always hit the Revert button in the Photo app there and go back to the original image, but if you're never experimenting, you're not gonna see what's possible. So get out there and play.

Class Description

News flash! What once required a $10,000 pro camera can now be achieved with the camera in your phone...and the best thing about that camera is that it’s always with you! BUT...the reality for most people is that they’re not getting the best results with their phone, primarily because they’re missing just a handful of key tips & tricks. That’s the purpose of this short, but fun and impactful class.

So - you want to take better photos with your phone? This class is for you. Whether you’ve got the new iPhone X or some other camera phone, this class will unlock your potential to create great looking photos and videos with the touch of a button. In particular this class covers:

  • Using natural light to capture indoor and outdoor portraits
  • Simple posing and light considerations for kids, adults, families or group photos
  • Techniques for capturing those fleeting, candid moments
  • Simple tricks for capturing great action photos of fast-moving subjects
  • Tips for capturing gorgeous landscape and cityscape photos in different lighting conditions
  • Utilizing the newest features to capture gorgeous 4k video and Slo-Mo
  • How and when to use different lenses built into your iPhone, optical and digital zoom
  • Making your photos look great with simple post processing tips, filters and tools native to iOS / iPhone
  • A tour of key iPhone X features that will help you make the most of the new technology
  • ...and bonus materials

And who better to teach this class than Chase Jarvis. Chase is widely recognized as one of the most influential photographers of the past decade and has long been a pioneer in mobile photography where he 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 goes through various real-life scenarios that ultimately will get anyone with a mobile phone shooting pictures they are excited to share.