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Smart Phone Photography July 20, 2015 Bob Walker Mike Schlitt

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Page 1: Smart Phone Photography July 20, 2015 · Smart Phone Photography July 20, 2015 Bob Walker Mike Schlitt . Agenda •Introductions – Bob and Mike –oth Apple/Mac users –Examples

Smart Phone Photography July 20, 2015

Bob Walker

Mike Schlitt

Page 2: Smart Phone Photography July 20, 2015 · Smart Phone Photography July 20, 2015 Bob Walker Mike Schlitt . Agenda •Introductions – Bob and Mike –oth Apple/Mac users –Examples

Agenda

• Introductions – Bob and Mike

– Both “Apple/Mac” users

– Examples are Apple/IOS, but principles are applicable to other Smartphone platforms (ex: Android)

• What WE WILL and what WE WON’T cover

• What we hope to accomplish at end of this class:

– Better understanding of camera basics

– Show you how to go beyond “fully AUTO” mode

– Enable you can take better photos!

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What “WE Will” Cover

• Advantages/limitations of Smartphone photography

• Basics of exposure (“exposure triangle”)

• Common faults in taking photos

• Suggestions list of ‘things to do’ to get the best photos from Smartphone’s

• Some IOS Apps as alternatives to Apple’s native “Camera” App

• Basics of IOS Apps used for editing (“post processing”)

• Equipment accessories

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What “WE WON’T” Cover

• Social media Apps (Ex: Instagram)

• “Selfies”

• Photo filters

• Editing (post processing) Apps in any detail

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All CAMERA TYPES HAVE ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES

SMARTPHONE CAMERA’S + Portable/Carry everywhere/easily accessible “The best camera is the one with you!” + Easy to shoot in ‘Automatic’ mode - Fixed lens - Lack flexibility - Low Megapixel (quality) photos

POINT AND SHOOT CAMERA’S + Small (pocket size) + More flexibility/sophistication than Smartphone - Fixed lens

SLR/DSLR (Single Lens Reflex) CAMERA’S + High Megapixel (quality) photos + Very flexible; high degree of sophistication - BIG and BULKY

Page 6: Smart Phone Photography July 20, 2015 · Smart Phone Photography July 20, 2015 Bob Walker Mike Schlitt . Agenda •Introductions – Bob and Mike –oth Apple/Mac users –Examples

CAMERA TYPES HAVE ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES

SMARTPHONE CAMERA’S + Portable/Carry everywhere/easily accessible “The best camera is the one with you!” + Easy to shoot in ‘Automatic’ mode - Fixed lens - Lack flexibility - Low Megapixel (quality) photos

POINT AND SHOOT CAMERA’S + Small (pocket size) + More flexibility/sophistication than Smartphone - Fixed lens

SLR/DSLR (Single Lens Reflex) CAMERA’S + High Megapixel (quality) photos + Very flexible; high degree of sophistication - BIG and BULKY

Page 7: Smart Phone Photography July 20, 2015 · Smart Phone Photography July 20, 2015 Bob Walker Mike Schlitt . Agenda •Introductions – Bob and Mike –oth Apple/Mac users –Examples

CAMERA TYPES HAVE ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES

SMARTPHONE CAMERA’S + Portable/Carry everywhere/easily accessible “The best camera is the one with you!” + Easy to shoot in ‘Automatic’ mode - Fixed lens - Lack flexibility - Low Megapixel (quality) photos

POINT AND SHOOT CAMERA’S + Small (pocket size) + More flexibility/sophistication than Smartphone - Fixed lens

SLR/DSLR (Single Lens Reflex) CAMERA’S + High Megapixel (quality) photos + Very flexible; high degree of sophistication - BIG and BULKY

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Camera Sensor Sizes

iPhone 6

Canon 5DMkIII

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Common Fault #1 – Lighting

• Taking photos into bright light

• Trying to capture photos with a big difference in exposure – bright and dark areas (use HDR)

• Insufficient light

– Trying to use phone flash for dark scenes

• Using “auto” mode when good results are not be obtainable

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Common Fault #2 – Exposure

• Trying to capture photos with a big difference in exposure – bright and dark areas

• Not understanding relationship of:

1. Shutter speed (moving objects)

2. Aperture – depth of field affecting focus

3. ISO – light sensitivity affecting “noise”

Results in blurred photos, out of focus photos, and/or grainy photos

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Common Fault #3 – Composition

• Not specific on what your trying to capture

• Light that does not give a scene shape, depth or look interesting

• Rule of thirds Everything centered in photo (vs. “rule of thirds”)

• Alternative angles (low to ground vs. eye-level shots)

• Not working a scene for better photo

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Rule of Thirds

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ISO “International Standards Organization”

• Originally measured how sensitive FILM was to light

• For digital camera, is how sensitive camera capture is to light

– Low ISO – LESS sensitive to light

• Darker images, but less NOISE

– High ISO – MORE sensitive to light

• Brighter images, but more NOISE

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Things to Consider

• Grip/positioning of camera (hand, held against a fixed object, tripod)

• Shooting mode (standard camera, video, pano, burst, square, etc.)

• Light source

• Composition

• Exposure requirements (ISO, aperture, shutter)

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More control of taking pictures

Taking pictures

• “Camera” App – fully automatic (no adjustments)

• “Camera” App – manual exposure adjustments

• Other Apps – advanced manual controls (shutter, ISO, focus, exposure compensation, white balance) – Camera+

– Manual

Automatic

More flexibility

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Tap area to focus

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Adjust exposure using “slider”

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Alternatives to IOS “Camera” App for taking photos

• Camera+ ($2.99)

– Clarity filter

• Manual ($1.99)

– Independent control of shutter, ISO, focus, etc.

• Many more ….

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Camera+ Features

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Camera+ “Clarity” feature

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“Manual” App – taking pictures

Manual control of: • shutter speed • ISO • focus, • exposure compensation

white balance

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Editing pictures

• “Photos” App – Wand (automatic) – Crop, straighten, rotate – Smart adjustments

• Light – Exposure – Highlights – Shadows – Brightness

• Color – Saturation – Contrast – Cast

• B&W (black & white)

– Filters & extensions