If there are good things that technology has brought to the world, the best of them is, no doubt, smartphone photography. The evolution of smartphones has transformed photography into a beautiful possibility in everyone’s hands. Long gone are the days when only photographers with film cameras had the privilege of capturing and safeguarding memories. Long gone are the days when you had to invest in an expensive point and shoot camera to document your travels or day to day lives.
Smartphones are within our reach, affordable, convenient, and portable enough. Yet, although most people own smartphones, very few consider them ‘camera enough’. A better percentage of those who take photos with their smartphones lack the basic skills of taking good pictures with these handy gadgets. In a nutshell, smartphones are the most powerful yet the most underestimated cameras in the market today. The question we should ask ourselves is how do we change this notion?
Versatile school of photography has curated smartphone photography classes for you. This course will not only arm you with the impeccable skills you need to become a great smartphone photographer but also ignite awareness and the appreciation of the powerful potential of smartphones as cameras. The class is an adventure; a journey of discovering things you could do with your phone to create content. We take you through the following aspects.
- TYPES OF CAMERAS
To recognize the smartphone as a good enough camera, we must understand the various types of cameras on the market today. We must understand the evolution of photographic technology and make a case for the smartphone as a camera among cameras. We begin this course by taking you through types of cameras so that you can place the smartphone camera on the pedestal it deserves.
2. WHY SMARTPHONE PHOTOGRAPHY?
Why should you give smartphone photography a try in the first place? After all, you can hire a professional photographer to do better photos. Despite this, smartphones make good cameras with many advantages that you should explore. The answer to this question gives you an insight into why the communication gadget you carry everywhere can make your day to day life exciting.
3. DOES THE CAMERA MATTER?
We have several types of cameras today, most of which are way more powerful than the smartphone. Does it matter which of these cameras you use? What difference does it make if you shoot using your smartphone camera or another camera? It is an interesting question that we shall analyze and dissect for you in our class.
4. WHY DO YOU NEED TO BE SHOOTING WITH YOUR PHONE
A smartphone camera is an underutilized tool, an idle feature of your phone that holds so much potential. Why should you make use of it? What are the various reasons a day should never go by without you snapping away with your phone?
5. THINGS TO CONSIDER FROM A PHOTOGRAPHY PERSPECTIVE
You should consider certain features when purchasing a smartphone from a photography perspective. These will ensure that you buy a phone that will suit your photography needs. We shall take you through each of these features in detail, explaining why each matter and makes a big difference in your smartphone photography.
6. TIPS AND TRICKS: HOW TO TAKE GOOD PHOTOS WITH YOUR PHONE
Finally, we shall dissect the skills you need to take great photos with your smartphone. Our trainer will take you through practical examples, and you will get to practice with your phone and tackle various challenges. This final section of the class is an interactive adventure of discovery and learning!
In addition to these, we have an advanced smartphone photography class in which the student delves deeper into their niche of interest, whether smartphone videography or photography. The sessions are suited for people of all walks of life, including corporates who wish to master the art of smartphone photography so they can tell their own stories. They are customized to fit the client’s schedule and can happen on location or at our studios. Visit us at Village Market 2nd Floor to book the classes or call/Whatsapp +254721330767 or +254722619535.
WRITTEN AND EDITED BY: Tim Njugi, Writer, Blogger, and Photographer
STORY COURTESY: David Macharia, CEO and Founder, Versatile Photographers