Shooting 4K Video


iPhone X: The Quick Guide to Great Photos + Video


Lesson Info

Shooting 4K Video

Shooting video is so painfully easy on the iPhone X. I've just, all I did was open the app, move the slider from photo over here to video, and press the red button. Now, a couple of thoughts when I'm shooting video, is I try to keep the camera really still because a shaky image, nobody likes that. So there's a couple things I like to think about. One, I just I try and stabilize the camera with a couple different places. Usually with one hand, then I'll just put another hand here. But I am just holding it, just very simply. I just try to put a couple different places over here and over here to stabilize it. And then I just follow the action a little bit or I'll set up the camera and phone and let the action come into it. Either one of those will create a really good result. Couple other things you should think about when shooting video is sure it's just fine to shoot a vertically oriented video, but if you're trying to make something more cinematic, you wanna be able to watch this, have...

a cinematic feel on a tv screen or on your computer monitor, not just consuming on the phone, turning it sideways is called landscape mode, it's the sideways mode here, is gonna give you a little bit more of a cinematic feel. And notice that's not a button, I'm just on the regular video setting here, but I'm holding the phone horizontally. Alright, Soren, let's go bud, go ahead. I'm just gonna click the red button, get that camera rolling, the numbers are ticking up top there. Nice, super easy. Just follow the action, try to keep my shadow out of the shot because the sun's behind me. Was able to do so and of course Soren made it real easy just super smooth on his bike, up one transition and down the other. Alright let's do that in slow motion, one more time bud. We're just gonna give it a little different look. We'll juxtapose these two things in a couple different settings here. Okay bud, ready when you are. Nice, bud. Awesome, I'm just in regular video mode now, which is that 4K, just big beautiful image. And I kind of like to move the iPhone. That's one of the things that makes a great shot. It's not always perfectly still video. If the camera can move as well as the action moves, to me that makes a really special shot. So I'm just gonna use what I think the best tripod and dolly that there is in the world is right here. I'm just gonna use those and walk past him as he's doing his thing. Okay, bud, I'm ready when you are. This time I'm gonna try one on slo-mo. I just click over to the slo-mo on my camera. I'm gonna crop in on him a little bit. That's because I'm gonna get much closer so we can see some of that detail. Okay, bud, ready when you are. As we wrap up the video section here, I don't want you to be intimidated by video. That's the thing of the past. What this device does better than any other is make video more accessible than ever before. So just get in there and play around with the regular video features, the different speeds and feeds. Play around with the slow motion video, and whether you're shooting action like I'm doing here at the skatepark with Soren, whether you're shooting a wedding. Just pick the thing up, point it at the subject, and I think you're gonna be really impressed with the images you get.

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.


Suze Piat

Awesome class, full of great tips. I don't have the iPhoneX yet, but found the class really useful and cool! Plus, it was nice to see you Chase! (and hearing that phrase again, from the time of "Best Camera", your great app that I used and loved!). Thank you!

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!