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iPhone X: The Quick Guide to Great Photos + Video

Lesson 8 of 12

How to Take Aerial Shots

 

iPhone X: The Quick Guide to Great Photos + Video

Lesson 8 of 12

How to Take Aerial Shots

 

Lesson Info

How to Take Aerial Shots

helicopter is not required for great landscape shots. We just had this opportunity and we wanted to demonstrate the optical image stabilization of both these lenses. But that is is that is a technology that's in both of these rear facing lenses. That's new feature to the IPhone 10 on What we're gonna demonstrate is that when you're up in a helicopter, there's a lot of high frequency vibrations, and we're going to demonstrate that we're able to take really clear Chris pictures despite the fact that we're in basically a flying lawn more. Um, it's also really useful this technology when you're zoomed in on something because it allows you to keep that stable and also in low light when your shutter time was a little longer on optically stabilized lens will allow you to take a better photograph, a sharp photograph when the lights not so high. So let's hop onboard. We're gonna go out and fly around Seattle got a beautiful day, but the second test way out over the edge of the water goes night ...

with partners, and when you get to where you want to be to get flattened out of place for a shot here. We're gonna be about 1200 feet over the city and to the left side. I'm gonna put the space needle to the right side. I'm gonna put Mount Rainier and frame of a nice shot with sun falling on the city from the west. It's gonna be beautiful. Beautiful, shoveling right in here. E one done too much. You know, when you get your turn leveled out. Go ahead. All right. So this is just a nice, gorgeous little shot here. I'm gonna zoom in and use that to excellent right there, facing over the left whole. Here, get a little altitude. Great. Yeah. Oh, that's gorgeous. Diamond Zoom. I wouldn't normally do much here, but nice shot. I'm gonna goto vertical with space needle in the mountain lined up. They're still catch a little water. You can see I'm working really quickly here, less focused on the horizon. Let's go ahead and keep this back trajectory that we've got right now. Like speed. I'm heading that you got right now. All right, zoom in to X. They're nice shot. What? What would happen if we did? 1/3 passed at a slightly lower altitude. I wouldn't get too much trying to get the the space needle against the water of the post against the plan. One more circle, just that last 30 seconds of that passed right now A little bit lower here. He'll tilting rotors back out of the way for me and looking. Just There's high frequency vibrations. I'm gonna wait. Move the space needle out over the bay. Gonna get a couple of good ones here with two X on that city. That buttery arena. They're heading up. This is perfect. Now, slow down A little better. Really wanted nail this one. Now the state finals. Right where I wanted to get the mountain back there. White back. Oh, great. Let's just gains amounted to now. All right, Brain here, right behind the city. Sorry that I'm ignoring you. Space Needle. All right, so you're really nice job. Just Scheindlin. Enough space again to the left. You know where the second or third path have done here? Trying to capture some of the water tonight. Some in there again press that mountain on the focus on that, you can see Mt. Rainier popping up in the background. Look really pretty way careful. Rotor. Sampson really good dropping around, my friend. But just lending because you don't really see it in the camera speed in all your pictures. Perfect. Maybe maybe. Take me up there. Go see. I'm putting the space needle. Just fact behind the water, their little in the world, your climate. It can well happen on this guy to get my exposure where I wanted to darken it. Just a way to do that in post production. Probably games amount to take care of looking to get a nice back. One shot of the city with son in the background waiting. Climb. Now we're doing that like, get reindeer behind the building. Got a different shot in the last five. Trying to keep up with variation Not in any way with friends up against the water. And they're that nice cloud formation moving in. Rainier in the background. I'm trying to couple different exposures here. Nice and slow. Booth region helped up. I gotta be careful. The helicopter blades. You can start to see a beautiful way of getting the shot. Now we're trying to really get some interesting variety. That's why I had my feet hanging out all those things. There with you don't expect to be the great shots is gonna be great shots with wear standing a little froth pilot, Thank you very much as I'm looking just here initially reviewing some of the shots so many of them are tax sharp, which is that technology working for you, but And remember, the same thing is true if you're in low light and you gotta hold your camera really still to get a shot, That's another way that these image stabilization technology comes into play. Also, if you're zoomed way out, you know, if you use the optical zoom and then digitally zoom in as well, and you could see it's like you move just a little bit. That's another way where this kicks in so you don't need a helicopter, although they're pretty fun. Toy don't need a helicopter to make use of this technology. We just wanted to find a really simple but extreme way of demonstrating it, so let's go back and check out some shots

Class Description



AFTER THIS CLASS YOU’LL BE ABLE TO:

  • 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.


ABOUT CHASE’S CLASS:

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.


WHO THIS CLASS IS FOR:

  • 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.


MATERIALS USED:
Apple iPhone X

Lessons

  1. iPhone X Photography Class Introduction

    Chase gives a rundown of everything he’ll be covering in this iPhone X photography course, and how to use the features of this new camera.

  2. iPhone X Portrait Lighting

    Learn about iPhone X portrait lighting, including the best modes to use for portraits as well as the key tools to help you manage different lighting conditions including low-light.

  3. Edit Photos on iPhone

    Use adjustments, preset filters and other tools to edit photos on iPhone X and do some super quick post-processing before posting online.

  4. Capturing Live Photo on iPhone

    Chase will show you how to use live photo on iPhone to get that perfect image.

  5. Shooting 4K Video iPhone X

    Learn how to shoot 4K video iPhone X.

  6. Taking Portrait Photos on iPhone

    Here you’ll learn how to create the perfect soft focus background and the classic ways to frame a portrait.

  7. Macro Photo iPhone Photography

    When your light isn’t great and your subject is tired, go into macro photo iPhone mode to capture close-ups, deal with low-light performance, discover cool details, and textures.

  8. How to Take Aerial Shots

    If you’ve got an iPhone X, you’ll be able to shoot sharp images because of its optical image stabilization technology. Here’s a great lesson on how to take aerial shots with your iPhone X.

  9. Editing Photos on iPhone

    Chase will teach you about editing photos on iPhone to optimize your light, color, contrast and more.

  10. iPhone X Photography Features

    Chase shows off a few game-changing iPhone X photography features, including the edge-to-edge screen, amazing contrast ratio, and facial recognition.

  11. *BONUS LESSON* Get an iPhone X Tour

    Take a quick iPhone X camera review.

  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.

Reviews

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 :)