21 Feb 2024
21 Feb 2024 |
21 Feb 2024
This Smartphone Photography course on the Gold Coast teaches you to take much better photographs with your smartphone. This dynamic course encapsulates the motto ‘The best camera is the one you have with you’. Today’s Smartphones are powerful imaging tools. Rapid Innovations in lenses and sensors make smartphones the image creating device of choice.
We cover the imaging features of your smartphone and how to use them, types of light, creative composition and practice imaging features such as slo-mo, panos, exposure control and pre-sets. We capture street & beach scenes, portraits, products, action, architecture and nature around the Gold Coast in a fun, dynamic three hours of shooting.
■ Learn to get the best out of your smartphone camera
■ What are the imaging features and how to use them
■ A strong focus on working the light & creative composition
■ How to upload to social media and share images via Bluetooth
■ Exposure, focus, filters, HDR, Slo Mo, video & enhancement
■ Shooting street scenes, portraits, product, food, action, nature
■ Most students have iPhones but we also cater to every brand
■ Ideal training for individuals, groups and any organisation
■ Exposure, focus, filters, HDR, Slo Mo, enhancement
■ Accessories, gizmos, crreative & practical Apps, working social media
■ Street & beach scenes, portraits, architecture, food, action, nature
■ In-phone editing, filters, white balance, aspect ratios, HDR, panos , slo-mo, video
■ How to upload to social media & share your images via platforms like Facebook & Instagram
■ Catering for all Smartphones including iPhone & Samsung
■ COURSE STYLE - this is a perfect introduction to smartphone photography with a strong emphasis in the imaging capabilities of smartphones. Whilst we cover a lot over 3 hours, we have to gloss over certain topics due to time constraints. Additional information is accessible as course notes in a pdf file. This includes:
■ SMARTPHONES - a quick guide | lens systems on the smartphone | external lens systems | clamps | gimbals | a few useful apps
■ HANDLING - shooting modes | raw vs jpeg | slo-mo | aspect ratio | pano | video | focusing | HDR | ISO | picture style & enhancement
■ LIGHTING - types | natural light | artificial light | white balance | time the light | quality & direction of light
■ COMPOSITION - leading & converging lines | the rule of thirds | framing an image | reflections | look for unusual angles | colour | focusing on detail | showing motion | viewpoint | selective focus | vertical vs horizontal | aspect ratio | compositional aids
■ No prior photography knowledge is necessary
■ Any iOS device (iPhone, iPad) and Android Smartphones ( Samsung etc)
■ Fully charged Smartphone
■ If you have an older smartphone with a short battery life - e recommend you bring an external powerpac charger
■ Whilst this is not a physically demanding course you should be able to walk 1-2km over 3 hours.
■ Inclusions - Instruction from professional photographer Andrew Thomasson. Pdf notes to support the practical course content
■ Exclusions - food and beverages
We use Focus 10 for all our corporate photography around Australia and SE Asia. Focus 10 always delivers under the pressure to photograph our clients in any setting. |
Andrew has been our corporate photographer for 8 years shooting all our events, functions and portraits. Focus 10 is reputable, flexible and innovative!
A great weekend and I learnt heaps - hope to do it again sometime.
Thanks for the email Andrew And yes Mate - loved the photos making me look 5 years younger. The make up artist was a good idea.
Been busy pitching new business all week.....have some time tomorrow to have a proper look at all the photos but lots to choose from.
Thanks for the feedback and I am loving your photos. We look forward to catching up again when you are next in Byron Bay
This has to be one of the best value and most comprehensive beginners photography courses. A huge amount of content, outside shooting with 10 workshops, 2 night sessions and an additional 4 hour workshop of our choice. I went from zero to hero in my understanding the fundamentals of photography. Keep up the good work!
Focus 10 was out main photographer at all our corporate functions at Tyco when I was on Australia. We have recently purchased the
96o page Complete Professional Photography Course that Andrew co-authored with Code Lime Photography. Its a brilliant resource manual on everything photographic and our company is finding it useful.
Great job shooting the Bronte Flight Centre! Looks like they our client is bailing out at the right time .. retail strips are not going to be hot sellers in the near future. Are you able to send me hi-res of just the external whole building shots please? Thanks
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Why choose Focus 10 Photography?
Our practical and interactive photography courses are designed to stimulate your passion in all things photography. Whether you want to develop your hobby or to become a professional photographer, we have a course suitable for you. 69 lifestyle and business courses across Australia.
We believe in perfectly sized groups , lots of individual attention from our professional tutors & enjoying the camaraderie of fellow photographers. Our business & lifestyle courses are all about improving your photography skills in a stimulating, dynamic and fun scenarios - not passively sitting in classrooms.
You're working with professional photographers who you can trust & whose status has been formally validated & recognised with wide-ranging photographic expertise. Your tutors have instructed 1,000's of people on Focus 10 courses over 29 years & authors of 15 Online Photography courses.
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