Mobile Photography Basics for Instagram Success

Tyson Wheatley, Photographer, Journalist, Dad

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11 Videos (45m)
    • Introduction

    • The Basics of Shooting with Your Phone

    • iPhone Photography Accessories

    • Apps for Capturing Images

    • Snapseed

    • VSCO Cam

    • SKWRT, Photoshop Express, TouchRetouch, and Afterlight

    • Sharing Strategy

    • Storytelling Strategy

    • Editing in Instagram

    • Instameets


About This Class

Join celebrated Instagram photographer Tyson Wheatley (@twheat) to learn the ins and outs of smartphone photography so that you can authentically build your photos, followers, and brand on Instagram!

In this 30-minute class, Tyson explores DUMBO, Brooklyn, capturing photos of people, landscapes, and street scenes. He shares tactics for capturing unique photos, tricks for editing in essential apps, and ways to reflect your personality while establishing an Instagram aesthetic.

By the end of the class, you'll have the necessary tools and skills to create great photographs, perfect for sharing with the vast Instagram community.

677 of 706 students recommendSee All

Great lesson! Taught me everything I've been wanting to know.
A quick and easy course to follow, from a passionate photo taker who gives accessible tips. Nice to follow :)





Tyson Wheatley

Photographer, Journalist, Dad

Hello! I'm a producer, strategist and photographer with a decade of experience working in social media and journalism with an extensive knowledge of Asia/Pacific.

I spent 11 years at CNN, where I helped launched CNN iReport, CNN's participatory journalism project. I also led's Asia/Pacific team based in Hong Kong. Most recently, I was Communications Manager at Instagram, based in San Francisco.

I have more than 500K followers on Instagram. My brand influencer work includes projects for Toyota, Travel Alberta, The Canadian Tourism Commission and GANT Rugger. My photography has been featured in several online publications and my prints have been featured in mobile photography exhibits, including the 100-50-1 show in San Francisco.

I co-founded HK Instayay, and organized the first ever InstaMeet in Hong Kong. I helped lead more than 20 Instagram photo walks during my time there and in 2012 gave a TedX talk about my experience.

Contact me at [email protected] (I'm super friendly)