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iPhone X: The Quick Guide to Great Photos + Video

Lesson 5 of 12

Shooting 4K Video iPhone X


iPhone X: The Quick Guide to Great Photos + Video

Lesson 5 of 12

Shooting 4K Video iPhone X


Lesson Info

Shooting 4K Video iPhone X

shooting video is so painfully easy on the IPhone 10. I've just All I did is open the app, move the slider from, you know, from photo over here to video and press the red button. Now a couple of thoughts when I'm when I'm shooting videos that trying to keep the camera really still because a shaky image. Nobody likes that. So is a couple of things I like to think about one. I just you know, I try and stabilize the camera with a couple different places want, you know, usually with one hand. Then I'll just put another hand here. But I am just holding it just very simply. I don't just try and 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 the camera phone and let the action come into it. Either one of those will create a really good result. A couple of 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 want to 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, turning it side. It's called landscape mode. That's the sideways mode here is gonna give you a little bit more of a cinematic feel on notice. That's not a button. I'm just on the regular video setting here, but I'm holding the phone horizontally. All right. Ah, Sauron, let's go by. Go ahead. I'm just gonna click the red button. Get that camera roll on. The numbers were taking up top there. Nice. Super easy just followed the action. I tried to keep my shadow out of the shot because the sun's behind me. I was able to do so and of course, sore made it really easy. Just super smooth on his bike, up one transition and down the other. All right, let's do that in slow motion one more time, But I'm just gonna give it a little different. Look. Well, juxtapose these two things in a couple different settings here. Okay, Bud. Ready when you are Nice. Good. Awesome. I'm just in regular video mode now, which is that four k this 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. It's not always, like, perfectly still video. If the camera can move as well as the action moves to me, that that makes it really special shot. So I'm just gonna use what I think the best the best tripod and Dolly that there is in the world is right here. I'm just going to use those and walk past him as he's doing his thing. OK, But I'm ready when you are. And this time I'm gonna try one on slow mo. I just click over to the slow mo my camera. I'm gonna crop in on him a little bit 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, I don't want you to be intimidated by video. That's a thing of the past. What this device does better than any other is make video more accessible than ever before. So she get in there and play around with the regular video features of the different speeds and feeds play around with slow motion video And whether you're shooting, you know, action, like I'm doing here at the skate park was soaring. Whether you're shooting a wedding, just pick the thing up, pointed the subject, and I think you're gonna be really impressed with the images you get.

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.

Apple iPhone X


  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.


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 :)