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Mobile Macro Photography

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Class Introduction

Lisa Carney

Mobile Macro Photography

Lisa Carney

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1. Class Introduction

Lesson Info

Class Introduction

Hi, thank you for joining me here at Creative Live for macro photography using your mobile device. We're going to look at macro photography using an iphone and some moment lenses. Light room mobile for both shooting and editing and some other functionality of macro photography. So my name is lisa Carney and I'm a photographer, a designer, a re toucher and an educator and who do I love me some macro photography all with my iphone. I also enjoy shooting portraiture pets, love shooting pets can have too many of those. I love to do landscape photography and editorial kind of storytelling photography. Certainly travel photography all with my mobile device. Now you can find me on instagram or be hands if you're interested in checking out my work. And my website is lisa carney dot com. My emails, lisa lisa carney dot com. You ever have any questions? So, um yeah, let's get into it. Let's start talking about what you can do with macro photography. And in this course in particular we're gonna l...

ook at some small equipment things, some little things you can add to your arsenal to make shooting better. We're gonna talk about subject matter meaning, what what makes a good macro shot? What can you use, What can you take pictures of? We're going to talk about, capture apps, different capture apps affords you different functionality. Let's just call it. And um, editing. Certainly a lot of editing and processing and what you can do to enhance your images. So let's go ahead and dive on in

Class Description


  • Use special tricks for shooting with Lightroom Mobile cameras and other capture apps.
  • Understand equipment options for your mobile device.
  • Have a better understanding of what to shoot in Macro.
  • Light for macro mobile photography.
  • Edit in Lightroom and take Macro shots from good to WOW.


The ART within the tiny.

Join Lisa for an adventure into the miniature world we often overlook. Lisa will guide you through special shooting techniques, lighting, equipment selection and subject matter to help hone and bring your vision of this amazing world into focus.

Lisa captures the intensity—and delight—of our micro environment, urging us to slow down and savor the treasures hiding in plain sight.


  • Beginner/Intermediate Mobile Photographers


Moment Macro Lens
Lightroom Mobile
3rd party mobile apps.


Lisa Carney is a high end retoucher who has spent over two decades working with the most dynamic players in the print, motion picture, and television industries.

Besides being a regular presenter at the Adobe MAX conference, her teaching roster runs the gamut from beginners to professional retouchers, and includes universities, design studios, movie studios, corporations, and private students.

Lisa has worked with all major movie studios and many television networks including Disney, Buena Vista, Paramount, 20th Century Fox, Fox Searchlight, Sony, Universal, Newline, Columbia, MGM, ABC Television, ESPN, TNT, CNN, CBS, CW, Warner Brothers and Sony.

Advertising credits include Burger King, Baskin-Robbins, Lowes, Jordana Cosmetics, Strategic Perceptions, Mattel, Chrysler, Mercedes, Mazda and Best Buy.

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I loved this short class & how accessible Lisa made it. Although some of the recommended equipment does have a cost, I appreciated Lisa's take on what matters: fun in the process and final product (it's not always about investing in super-expensive equipment). I loved seeing the photo reels that she shared; it gave me lots of ideas for a project I am working on. A few suggestions toward composite photos and experimentation made this seem just like so much fun!

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Another winner by Lisa Carney. This is my second class of hers and I really like her teaching style. She has a relaxed way of approaching the material and makes it fun and clear. She inspired me once again to purchase a few new tools including a macro lens and I'm glad I did. I'm looking forward to diving into more of her classes.

Mary Dawson

A wonderful class by a very creative and inspirational teacher. Thank you