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Pro Phone Photography for Beginners & Kids

teacher avatar Madhavi Patil Bessette

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Lessons in This Class

20 Lessons (1h 25m)
    • 1. The Beginning of Your Journey

    • 2. Getting Comfortable

    • 3. But First, Focus!

    • 4. We've been Exposed

    • 5. A Rule We Can All Live By!

    • 6. Symmetry | yrtemmyS

    • 7. Symmetry Advanced

    • 8. Leading Lines Jungle Adventure

    • 9. Zooooooom

    • 10. Background Technique + Alien Invasion

    • 11. Create the Scene!

    • 12. angles, aNgLeS, ANGLES

    • 13. Project: Fractals

    • 14. Project: Lights and Shadows Intro

    • 15. Project: Creative Selfies

    • 16. Project: DIY Lighting

    • 17. Open Camera App: Become an Expert

    • 18. Edit your Photos with Snapseed 101

    • 19. Edit your Selfies with Snapseed 102

    • 20. Finale

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About This Class

Are you the type of parent who stokes the flames of your child's imagination?

Are you or your children curious about photography?

This course is designed to be an engaging and informative course for the young and the young at heart. Like all truly good content made for kids, adults will also benefit immensely from this course.

Taking time from her busy international schedule, professional photographer, Madhavi Patil-Bessette, felt the need to show how easy it is to take better pictures from our most accessible device, the mobile phone. She and her husband developed this program for kids and beginners alike.

A moment captured through the eyes of our children is priceless. The way they see the world, if given the chance, can even transform the coldest of hearts.

With access to the world at the click of a button, our children have access to more information than we could have dreamed. Which is why it is important we take responsibility to show them safe, informative and fun content.




Come and be a part of the excitement today. We'll see you inside!

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1. The Beginning of Your Journey: Meet smart emit phone and a steady bears newsy Smarties. How in another dream, the same dream he has every night. As you can see, Smarties, a smartphone. But to dreams about becoming a professional camera. He thinks that if he was one, should be able to take the best photos because he thinks he's not good enough already. Sharing photos with his friends and families on Facebook. He gets to interact with them, even if they're far away. In India, Canada, America, or anywhere else in between. And seeing the beautiful photos on Instagram. And by some really good photographers. This makes him really wanted to become a professional camera. This so much talent out there. But you see all the lights in the world don't mean anything Smarty, doesn't like who he is. If he doesn't realize this, he will never be truly happy to wake him up. Great. Now that he's awake, we can begin the pro form photography course. Now let's go and meet the teacher. This is motherly. She's a professional photographer. Shall be you're knowledgeable and playful teacher for the duration of the course. Welcome to Brooklyn photography. My name is moduli. I'm a professional photographer and together me and my husband asked in, we run backlinks photography. So we had a lot of fun building this course for you. Mod B will be the one who is teaching you in front of the camera. And Ashwin would be behind the camera recording all of this and he would be also a fabulous subject that dives. So how this course will be as, will be starting with the basic skills to build the foundation for your photography growth. We've also put together this course with fun lessons and projects so that you can, and as you grow with it. Most of the lessons that accompanied by project-based scan sheets to apply what you have learned to explore each lesson depot. So why smartphone photography thermophiles are with us all the time. You can just now about the mobile and dictators and trust me, you can pick some fabulous, fabulous pictures. Once you just get the techniques and the techniques really deepen your, you can apply it to any other cameras with. So who is this course for? This course is designed to be an engaging intermediate course for the young and the young get taught like all truly good content made for good adults will also benefit immensely from this course. Alright? Do it. 2. Getting Comfortable: So welcome to the fourth session of proof when videography. I already as your mobile charged. So most of us, we don't have fancy cameras and equipments and we really want to capture stunning images. So what do we do? This is where our mobile smartphones come handy. We can create beautiful pictures on this. But before we begin, we would want you to download an app. Android users. It is called Open Camera app. And we have mentioned a link for iPhone users as well. Why they're downloading the app as because it went, it has many more functions in it. And as we go along, we can explore it together. If you're unable to downloaded at the moment, that's also fine. You can use the aperture is inbuilt in your phone and your mobile. And you know, we can learn as we go along. That's also again. But you can pause this video for now and download the app again. So I already do learn your first lesson. Yes. So I'll need a subject for this. Ash, can you please join us? Maybe you can leave the video camera on the tripod and you can join us here. Yes. Our subject is, yeah. Are we ready to shoot? So those of you who have downloaded Open Camera app can open the app and others can use the inbuilt app. Yes. So just for your subject there and you can use any object or any money you have. And this point, and the subject in Mobile, Alabama open the camera and dry. Oops, not able to see anything. And I think it's because my lenses not clean and dirty. So what happens is we are moving into mobile and I had day in, day out eating, moving around and there's a good chance that this can get smushed. So we wouldn't get good butcher shop or jurors because a light can't enter through the sensors. Yes. So it's very important that before we begin shooting, you clean the land every time? Yes. And for that you need a soft rod. It can be glad that comes with your spectacles to clean or any soft clade. You take that cloth and clean it? Yes. Like this. And make sure you clean it. Use only soft clade to clean the lens. And you're ready to go. Nearly goes such a clean image. Which we often do is just take the cameras I'm announces to shoot and we just take the camera and and you know, we tried to shoot and sometimes we don't get an aperture. You know why? Because again, we're not holding it steady is very important while shooting. Let your grip as steady. And for that, you try and hold the camera with Buddha hands as close to the body as possible, as Bush should be closed and you will notice your aperture or so steady and shot vehicles such a sharp image. I could so much Ashton was move on to our next session for element. 3. But First, Focus!: So what are the most important things you need to keep in mind when the in the photo is that the photo should be sharp. The focus should be sharp. So what do you mean by sharp focus means whatever object, porcine or landscape that you are wanting to take, wanting to shoot, that should be in sharp focus, it should be clear. So for that, what we will do is when you open the app, they'd know it. Planning to shoot this beautiful little yellow was where this money planned. And this is what you should be doing when you point at the subject, you will notice on the screen there is a small circle or a square that appears when you tap on that square. That's the area that camera we're focused on and make it sharp. So right now I'm focusing on this mock and alert us that it doesn't focus. Let's try and focus it on the frame which is at the back. You'll notice suddenly the focus has shifted to that frame. And we'll take one picture like this. So whichever area or object you focus on, it can be in the form of a circular square on your screen. Dad. And certain progress. Isn't that easy. Goodwin still objects. You can bring them into focus like this by when the subject is moving, what you do want to bring the moving subject into focus. So let's see, right now, ashes moving with the camera and we want to bring him in focus and studies walking. So just before we click, we tag and we take a picture. Again, ash, can you move? And we will just see as he is moving just before I want to show to staff on his face because that's the part I really want to be focused and we get pictures like that. Next session. Okay. 4. We've been Exposed: The next important setting that we'll be learning as gone to exposure setting. So what does exposure? Exposure is basically the brightness or the darkness in your photo. And you notice here we are, we shooting this little lambda1 12x. And let's try to bring it in focus. We're bringing in focus and we take a shot. So what happens is when you tap on this, though, camera or your mobile automatically decides what should be the exposure for this setting. But it may not necessarily be the exposure or the brightness that you want. Like you see at the back, Claudio is too bright. So maybe you wanted dark. So in that case, what you do is tap on the image. And also there is exposure settings button here on right and that drop in a square. So you can reduce the brightness or make a dark depending on what you want to achieve. So right now if I wanted to literally dark to enhance the lights, this is what I am do go there. And he took a shot. Now, this way you can go and change the exposure and biannually also in your app. Okay. 5. A Rule We Can All Live By! : Now we'll see how to apply this tree by tree in our camera. And to do that, we have a nice option in building the camera. So to activate that, what we'll be doing is you go to your app, open it, go to the settings here in the right corner setting. And in that there is an option, callers camera preview, click on that, go further down until you see. It says show a grid. Right now. It says None. And we'll be going foot three by three grid. We have selected three by three option, which is also called rule of thirds. Now when you go back, you'll notice yours. 3m has two lines, two horizontal and two vertical lines, and it is divided into nine parts. This is called the rule of thirds, because we are dividing the full vein into three parts, horizontally and vertically. So our focus is to bring the subject on the intersections of these lines. You see these intersection points either there or it should fall directly on the lines. You must have heard the game Tic-tac-toe is to play at something like that. So unstrap imagining the lines, we have the lines embedded in the app. So we'll be using this technique and shooting the next image. Here is the subject for our rule of one does is we call MR. trump Batman, and see how we can betterment of this three by three grids. So our focus should be on variable. We want to bring the viewer's attention. We should put them at the intersection year at this point on, on any one of the lines. We can bring in here. And men that focused on green tissue. Just couple of few more shots. So this is a rule of 1 third that we just started. So the idea is to have imaginary lines, higher image, and wherever the points intersect, you bring your subject there, they will learn. You will notice how interesting your subject, your prior image turns out to be. But again, this is a Roll and Rose are meant to be broken if you feel that this composition is not suited in your image, you can very well break it. You can have your own perspective towards it. Yes. And then they come back. 6. Symmetry | yrtemmyS: Are you ready for our next lesson? So continuing the topic of composition techniques, The first one we learn was rule of thirds. And now we'll be looking at composition technique which is called symmetric. So many dome symmetry. What comes to your mind? What does it mean? The first word that comes to my mind when I think of symmetry is same. So basically symmetry is in an image. Symmetry means when you cut the image, both sides of the image right, is splitted, should be same, should be equal. So we'll take a look at how we can create symmetry in the images. So it's not necessary that you have some metric the images all the time. But sometimes when you want to create a very interesting effect, you can go in for symmetry. See you, you must have noticed when your mom asks you are when you lay the table and you have to put the dishes spawn in a certain way. And he noticed that everything on the table looks like same. So that can be symmetric. So we're just looking at something that we have arranged by you for this image. What does learning of symmetry? So this is the billionaire BIA, but few things yo, and we'll see how we can create a symmetrical images. So now there is a even backdrop. There are chairs in the background and everything on the table. You can actually split it into half and it will have the same image. Both the sides. Such as images yield. So try and get the Chair also the same. What we'll do right now is we'll just push can you help please ask him to push this charity the site so that we get it exactly balanced. Thank you. Click on the center to get the point of focus when it turns green. Consider image. Remember you holding it so that the Michelin guide learning click one more. So there seems to be elected for export. We can go next forger down, as we learned in the previous lesson. Can bring it down. And then try. And every adoption. Perfect. So this was symmetric. So there's something else that you can do with symmetry. I will. 7. Symmetry Advanced: Since symmetry also does not necessarily mean that you have theme objects on both sides of the image of the garden to have. It can also mean that you have objects or elements and board decides which seem equal in weight to your eyes. Like when you see, you may notice, you know, sometimes there's a huge mountain on one side and a huge, like a big ocean on the other side. But then still it seems to be balanced because you know, it's just a way that you deal with your eyes that can make it seem balanced. We just giving an example of this layout right now, maybe have you objects on debit side and the objects on this side. You notice here are these clear borders and a corporate glass, which may not be the same, but necessarily it's just the thing is that we're twice. It is balancing the other side. So we'll just try and take a shot at this and see the seams balanced. You can also take some board of the table or you can bring your elbows close to near when doing this. This was our lesson and symmetric. We'll move on to our next one now. But in the future. 8. Leading Lines Jungle Adventure: So we are here in this medication room and we have found a beautiful part. Two. We show our leading lines example and see this part, this like this corner in the room. So you may notice this line that goes here and one line that comes down your. So this kind of sets of beautiful example for leading lines. So what we'll do is just called Law who as low as you can on this one. And tap on the subject you wanna focus on. Take few more different angles. So this is as a beautiful example for leading lines. And you will notice and even inside your house, just so many ways that you can showcase this in the hallway and the passage in the corridor. And you know, even the straight lines rulers, the pencils and the window panes inside the house can be beautiful examples of leading lines. So when you go out in the open, I've been just before shooting. Just take a deep breath. Relax yourself. Look for leading lines around you, the straight lines or horizontal lines, vertical lines, and diagonal lines. Just, just look around, you see that you can place your subject like just we did here, which is faced a subject right back in the corner where the two lines are meeting and you see that I just naturally drugs towards the subject. So yeah, that is largely heating lines are about and you can create so many interesting images. So also a Getting lines or we have to change angles to get those lines perspective in Nanyang, Henan no different so that you're focused. I just leave it that way. So maybe it's time to love to go down. What take a low angle. So yes, you can just experiment with leading lives and have so much fun. And then they come back. 9. Zooooooom: So another important feature and function of our smartphones and our cameras is about zooming in and zooming out, which we regularly, alright. So what happens when we zoom in on our smartphones? When they zoom in on their smartphones, what happens is we lose the image quality. So the image won't be that close but will have, it'll be a little blurry. So to avoid that, rather than, you know, zooming in, what you need to do is just stretch and zooming out. You just need to pinch the screen and you zoom out. But yes, of course you can get a picture like this, like right now we are zooming in and we dig up better. But instead of that, the smart way to do that is you move too close to the subject along with this microphone. You go close to this object. And then you take the AML. And if the shirt that you need. So rather than zooming in and out with your fingers, it's you who need to zoom in or grow close to the subject and taken to avoid the inner core qualities of image that we can. Yet sometimes so that this is a smart way to do it. And then in the editing section will show you that how you can crop the image or, you know, discard unwanted sides of the image you don't want so that we can look up in the cropping section. Negative is yes. 10. Background Technique + Alien Invasion: So let's look at an example of how we can create a beautiful background. How is that look when the background has plateaued and then what we can do about it. So you only have our mr. chef, which he's with us since like it gives these 20 personnel and webpage. But a sweetheart chef. And we'll try and shoot him. And as you see, there are so many things in the background right now. Glasses worn stand, some fancy form. And so many things in the world. Yeah, so we'll see how we can shoot. We'll just take one feature like this. Again, focus on his face that you want to focus on. And let's take one shot. So this is a wine with so many things at the background. So what happens when you have so many objects in the background is, can we, it can appear cluttered and it can distract the viewer from senior means object. So we'll now just clean the background. Or the other thing that we can alternatively do is add something like backdrop. This is a wooden stand. You can add any case, sometimes you can add a fabric or a cushion and just to make it more so that it stands out. And now let's take a picture. The rule of thirds Vizio. Focusing on it and go. Such a cool way to easily take the job at so much clutter. But when you notice that the subject can move, move the subject. So what we'll do now is remove this. And we see how we can move the subject so that maybe without knowing the background, we can have a clear but Gioia. I've too many distractions and just move the subject or the free position who we go when we shot. And alternatively, you can just clear all these things and just have the subject, the foreground. And a subject is a human being. You're planning do shoot someone. So what you can do is ask the subject, you are subject to move to some other place where they're not many things in the back now unlike tv or flower was or windows, just make sure there's something solid to the background. Maybe like curtains. Also look at other distracting objects, you know, in the foreground and the background. And then low does it makes such a huge change in the kind of a major cleared. So whenever someone hands or do you or camera and ask you to take a picture this remember, just to look at the background scan at first, please. Your subject in Norway that does clutter-free and you're ready to go. So there will be times when you wouldn't be able to move your subject. You are subject, needs to be stationary. And then what do you do at these times? So you, at such times, you need to move, change the angles and still get the shot, and you can do that. Let's try it out now. So this is our shot and between the subject can move. Let's move and remove the laughter. By just moving around a little bit. There you go. That's simple, St. So but it's also not necessary all the time that you have to make sure that the background is solid or you know, you remove everything from the background. Sometimes you need those elements to make it more real, more dramatic or images to tell a story, destroy establishes shot where you are. So at times you can just let it be whatever it is there, the background, and just have fun. Also. Did you notice something that change in our background? Initially we kept a plateau for you to see how it can be distracting and now it's missing. Hi. 11. Create the Scene!: So another interesting tip, which is a very simple tip, but most of us, we don't take that afford or we don't know about it. So for example, let's do it. So we have a beautiful, but they're in front of us and we want to shoot this photon. And we take a beautiful shot here. There you go. It's a lovely shot. Upstairs. She's put and how it's just like one object in the frame. And how can we make it more interesting? So what do you think? How can you make the shot more interesting? Just keeping these things that you have in maintaining all the competition techniques that you learn. What else can you do? What you can do is you can add some objects around us, Buddha, some labs. For example, let's add this scandal stamp, which can prevail underscore along with this team and make it look like one set. But we'll still trying heap. But then the foreground and focus. And they agree. So there is a difference when we see clear the background clutter and add some more elements to it. So these elements you're consciously adding so that you create a story you tell, establish a more dramatic scene. And this, and you know, your display around two. And even in this, if I want to tap, if I tap on this thinking ball, I'll get it in focus. You know, I can just play around on manages bring bodily closer to me so that the objects are even more blurred. There you go. Make sure you demon steady, bitter. They evolve. Such interesting fissures in no time. This is a simple, simple, very simple tip, but it can improve your photography. It can take you to a different level. You know. 12. angles, aNgLeS, ANGLES: So today's session is all about angles. And those angles, angles have word everyone talk about angles and BC. And this would have been taken from a different angle, then maybe this will happen. Look different CS Today we're gonna talk about angles and see how we can create some dramatic images using different angles. So when you're walking day in, day out, our eyes are naturally used to seeing certain things at a specific level to this level that you are seeing me right now is called eye level that just create in level with me. I, so this is like an eye level angle. So sometimes it's important to go and take a completely different perspective and look at the same object in a different light. So when you do that, your viewers are like, whoa, I've never seen this in this slide. So this is where you need to change angles, play around, enjoy yourself, and explore. So this is either will angle as high angle, and this is a low angle than any other. Show us down one strong, powerful drawn. You can use this angle to showcase. The financials will try first with this is called a low angle. As kinda look at me with my favorite subject, diarrhea. Look at me. Yes, this is kind of a low angle. It can make the viewer seem little, though, though one subject see little dominant. Then there is like an island. Well, I'm literally going I level, which is the most commonly clicked subject. And then we can take a top and a sharp, which is you just go higher. You have these triangles which are commonly used in photography. The quality of the local people. 13. Project: Fractals: The derivative is equal to 0. So today we'll be learning something called us fractals, fractal photography. So what is a fractal? To explain it in simple terms, a fractal is a geometric factor which is found in nature, is that if we get a pattern of domes of it repeat itself in terms of shape, size, color, and attributes in a certain geometric symmetry. So that is kind of fractal. It is found in nature. Oh, snowflakes, different flowers and shells. You have lactose can be run in so many places in Asia is beautiful and today we have under loan, what do drop fractal photography. Are you ready when add? So for that, we need transparent been. Makes sure it's transparent because you wonder to enter from this side. It can be made of glass or plastic or whatever, but it should be transparent and it should have a certain height due. It will tell you later why. And you see this, this height. And then we make some land and drink. Let's allow some, some crayons, some liquid Mindy, and some pebbles. So make some food, drink blood can also have some celebrant Gambia like James and what are this caldo Legos? Yeah. They make such a good flapper. To object to you have this colorful things. They need to be small and colorful and bright. So you maybe a white sheet or any just solid color paypal at the base. Though the string is an ancient and a certain way. This is your composition. And then we take echo cooling firm. This has got a Glencoe yeah, Bonnie from your kitchen and we'll tightly wrapped the top of this box or the blame. You can also use. You weigh ten piece of glass and the drop in case you don't have a clear film. But Clinton was the best. Because plastic doesn't hold a glimpse, then we'll need to deal with security with a team. You need someone's health. Or just make sure everything is ready before you start doing it. Because it's very important for the failure of the triplet is stretched, stretches, the final thing, stretch and nice and tight. Knit it guys. Make sure your objects are evenly scattered. And now you can use your pelvis up at clear water. You can use this to spring, but this will only spin fine droplets of fostering sprays and fine droplets. And we'll also use water like this. Sprinkle it with your hand so that we get some droplets as well. So if you see it through any of the drops, you will notice that you see the entire image in one drop. So basically all these little drops and this big drops are capturing the whole frame in one drop. And also it's a plane by itself. Isn't that beautiful? Then what we'll do? Now, open your camera. Open Camera app. Here is our frame ready and go as close to the drops. But if you go way too close at one taken into focus, that is called as close as you can tell. So right now what I'll do is focus on the water drop. Anyone want to draw? If you think it's BSE, sometimes it focuses on the objects below. So changer distance up. Yes, he got it now and then taker. Ok. For some reason the flashes on, we'll switch a dove. We don't need a flashier. And try again. And we'll dig few butchers. This, make sure you dig the drops. You focus on the drops and not the objects below the focus shop. They should be it should be sharp focus. We try and diagnose with different things before us, but the platelets in here. But because the disease was too short, it was too small. The camera just focus on the objects, et cetera. Then he tried this little fish ball. But again, because it is carved on the side desert area for dental implants to spread around. So you're not getting the desired effect. So that's why we like this, which so far is the best arrangement for water drop practice. And it's so much fun. School. Go give it a shot. The two today. Right. 14. Project: Lights and Shadows Intro: In this session, we are going to learn about light shadows and something that the scholars in light modifier. So in professional photography we use different things, products that are used to modify the light when you seal modify, what do you mean? We mean that there is a light source and we want to modify it. We want to make it so often want to make it strong or we will completely wanted to block it. So how do we do it? In professional photography, there's a range of productive to do that, what often is called as the reflector. You see, this is like the silver side is up there, so many golden side and there is this white side. Then there is black side to block the light. And server-side is used to shadows and portraits. And also this is reflected that is easily available on Amazon and stuff. But even if you don't have a reflector, that's totally okay. You can make use of household items like a piece of a white chart paper or a thermocouple and it does the job like even in a in a better way. So totally you can use it and we'll be using different household items to create some interesting pattern like shadows. And you can see how we can make a normal picture very dramatic by using something like this. But lead, it has holes in it before. Because it is used for milk wrestle. Are you can use Lego calendar or receive a big holes or any other pattern. And then this is like a candle holder. So anything through which light can pass, this is a ghost or within coaster with such beautiful pattern on it. And light can pass through this. So this we are going to try. This is like a tinted glass, beautiful red color. We'll see how to use this. And this is a knitted fabric UC some holes and you see light can pass through it and we'll see how we can make use of all of these has a lightened, so grab anything, vacuole, find, go around, explore. Take your mom. So just exploiting your mouse wardrobe, Picard, staff and utensils and CVS and all collected all together. And we'll see you in the next session, which is about taking selfies. Yes, we'll be teaching you about how you can take, how you can take selfies and use all these amazing other line items. Okay. 15. Project: Creative Selfies: Let's see how we can make use of these modifiers. The first one is a sled and we are going to put at writing against the sun. And now we're going to take a selfie by turning the camera the way we showed you interest, pointed block design and you will see such a beautiful baton. And here I'm using a diamond. Pictures one more. And we use some other objects like this. Goes through her. The sun is setting so we don't have it's not so strong right now, but let's see how we can use this. This is such interesting patterns you can create with these. This is when the coaster so interesting. And so let's see how we can make use of this net to take pictures. And we actually took some, right, some couple of few days back actually. And maybe we can show you those pictures also or we can make use of that. So what you have to do is cover yourself up with this. And maybe you would want to lie down so that you're more comfortable taking time off the jurors and cover yourself with this. And make sure it's fresh the net day care, stretch your hands further back so you get that little depth. And yeah, just, just play around with this beautiful fancy objects that you have. And yeah, we'll also look at this thing which is called this is the red tilapia using we spoke about this read tended glass. So maybe not Nestle avidly example treads just keep it in the sun and see how it, how the shadow or the glazes on the ground. And you're not keep anything that you want to capture in this. You can get some fantastic shots here. Ok, because you are taking self portrait. We've shown the timer mode. So remember when you're taking selfie, Keep your hand away from you as much as you can and you are standing against the light. So that way you have light on your face. And we're just showing you the different ways you can make use of these objects. Even the one here as a candle stand through which, you know, light can pass. And to make it enhances what we can do is hold or flashlight. And so many ways you can get such brilliant shots like this, this recursion. Yeah. Now we'll look at some of the self or traits that we can learn by using the reflector and something which we call as creating your very own soft box. Okay. 16. Project: DIY Lighting: So this is the reflector will be using. You can use anything like I said, atomical sheet or a white chart paper we're doing, show you what a difference it can make when you're clicking all trades, you can click yourself or you can use anyone emphasis subject and try this. So let us Silverstein, which is alpha. So this is without a silvered side, like no reflector right now. And what happens when you have the reflectors life sources coming your way? It's bouncing on this reflector and it is bouncing back on me for link up the shadows. So do you see the difference what it does? So it creates a very soft and nice and begging for exam day shadows. And see this is without and this is a within the reactor. You see how your image can transform immediately with just reflectors and an reflectors in you should. Yes. Second tip that will show you is how you can use the plastic bag and dotted into a modifier menu wanted to create a soft lighting and you want to still capture the portraits. And if you don't have a professional set up, this is what you can you use. All you need is a plastic bag and a flashlight. So what we'll do is we'll deal in this room a little dark so that you can actually see what's happening. One more fun project for you, creating your very own diffuser. What do you mean by diffuser? Is diffusing the light. So I used a flashlight directly on any subject at Royal gave a very harsh lighting. So how to defuse it, how to make it soft. We're going to use a plastic bag here and we're going to fill it up with air like there and trying to adapt. When it died. For triangle flashlight and pour this against is. So now the light which is passing through it is diffused as soft. And now we'll try and take up a job where this sliding it gives a very soft light. This is without the light. And this is with the light. So yes, go grab a flashlight and create your video diffuser. Get someone to show. Don't just click your self portraits and you're ready to go. Okay. 17. Open Camera App: Become an Expert: So in this session we have undue look at some more open camera app functions. So open your app. We'll do it together. And you'll notice when you open your app, there are these four icons on the top. The second one we have already used, which is used as the exposure compensation. So when you push it down, it goes dark, when it bullshit high, it goes high. So you can manually adjusted. Just before that, the pause to one is called the exposure compensation lock. So when you whatever exposure you said, if you don't want to mess with it, you can just press the lock and leave it, but remember to unlock it once you are done shooting. The third one with three little dots, rest that you see on the top bar, there is one clash I couldn't wait across that means when you press this, there won't be any flash. So when you go to places like museums or you're shooting a matter of clicking, omitted or reflection, make sure you don't have that flashed on. Then the second one is auto flash. So if the camera things, it needs some more light. You can go in for this option which is called auto flash. And third one is splashed on. So whatever pictures will take after that will be where the flash the fourth one is that dash which will stay on. I believe they selected. You don't need to know any other options you can for now keep it on. Auto flash more or no flash more because you want to decide when you need the light. Just a bar underneath it is there is a small a so when he pressed that, that means you go and do auto focus. The camera decides what thing it needs to focus on. So generally you can use it just to place it and make sure that the budget is not load. You can go in for this, which is focus. The infinity sign next to it is focused infinity. So that camera will try to focus at the maximum depth. That is called as focus infinity. There is a little flower next to it, and that's called a focus macros. So whenever you want to shoot something, when he tiny and intricate and you want to make it local lifelike. You can go in for macro shot. And this is mostly used in food photography to shore textures or vanilla, you wonder short textures or shells. You know one object you would only want to magnify and show the debt that object you can use macro also for flowers, Of course. So these are the things you need to know in the basic thing. You said it right enough on a and leave it there and the photon more down below. Right now you have standard mode. You can leave it to that rest of the MOOC. As you grow as a going to Advance sessions, you can learn more about how to use the FDR and the pattern among more than the DR award. So we move onto the next setting which is a before. Like the last corner is a little wheel setting one. So when you click on that, you get all the camera controls. So the first one is face detection. You can switch it on if you think you've got to clear the orphaned or a small baby, you can click the face detection on so the camera will benefit detector based at rippling the photo. The second one is a timer. So if you right now, it's an off. If you create a 1 second time, I take a picture after 1 second immediately. So we just try this effect created a war. Okay, let's take a 1 second timer and take a picture. So it takes around 1 second for it to shoot. So when do you use these this timer option is when you don't want to shake the camera. So you want to plan the camera on a tripod or NCO 12c, you just publish it on our book or any other stationary surface. And you want to be also the part of the picture. So you said the time opposite NSA Kenzie, have done seconds. You have to find minutes option the AU, and you can set the time at whatever time you want to choose. And there you go. And then the next one after that is called the repeat option. So right now it's an off it 2345. So what happens is let's choose the for number and try Schrodinger picture. So it will click for times when you press just one. So this is it. This is 1234. There you go. You got four shots because you've pressed four times repeat. So when do you use a repeat option? So sometimes I wonder click capture some movement, some motion. So there's a beautiful toward some little, pretty good, sweet little girl is toiling around and you want to capture that wall so you can press, go into maybe 2010 x, repeat, and you press that and actually installing we'll be able to capture all the sides are the animals that swirling that. So that's where you make use of them. Repeat option. And also in the repeat there is more and doing no delay, milliseconds delay. Usually if you won back-to-back, repeat usaid nor did it. In more camera control. There are so many things once you read, you will get an idea. It's very easy. Just reading it will give you an answer of what it is used for. But here will go down and look at this one option which is called audio control option. There you can have a wise detection. So if you see Gs and it will detect and they'll be able to show it doesn't, didn't very common things that are in the mobile, but we generally don't make use of these functions. When you press go to Audio control and that is like none. Then there is louder side noise among claps or some other zone. And then it clicks or just a wise command like cheese and adclicks. So you can choose whichever you want, just haphazardly or now, if you want to be in the group and you want to be shot along with other people. You start with them putting our timer and go and say and global photo for you. So I'm how much controls and audio controls sensitivity you wanted to be. You can also choose that the level you want it to be loud, you wanted to be solved, whichever, however you want it to detect, you can decide that. So these are the basic view controls in this section. Then there is something called as camera preview with the three dots underneath. Go to that. You will see this is a theme section may be selected. The grid lines though rule of Toward lines show or Greg, remember. So these are the sections where, you know, you can show someday like show border when taking a photo and show the grid, show the time show batteries are something that you want the camera to preview for you. Something that should be already there on the screen when you're taking photos, you can set it there. Very easy to use. You just have a tick on and off. You don't want to switch it off, but try display that unexploited so many things and it's just self-explanatory. You can just read it and understand it for yourself. So let's go back to the main screen. So these are the final four on the top bar. We looked at it now and you come down. That is one camera, which is a video camera on the side. So when you click that, you are into video mode. So you, this is where you tap on it and you can take videos. This is a completely different videography is a completely different ad on together. Then there is something called as a reverse Campbell at his arrow coming back. When you click on that, you go into a selfie section. So that's how you create these three different uses, three different common I'm always so easy to use, right? So this was about Open Camera, basic functions in the app, but TSPs to go and explore and war and a joy. And 18. Edit your Photos with Snapseed 101: So this is a very exciting session. You'll be able to take your images to a next level altogether, will be using the app called Snap seed app, which is a free app for Android. And you will notice that such a user-friendly, but so many variables and have so many functions in you will be amazed by how many things you can do with one image. So please download this snap seed at some very real snap seed ad and posit till then, and then we'll go along together. Let's like you have downloaded the app and isn't it pretty the icon with the nice leaf and the sheets I loved us. So tap on that and go to the something got written as open on the leftmost corner. Present that open, you will notice all your entire galleries. You go to the gallery and select the folder you want to select. So today we'll select the buyout of fractal water photography experiment, the project that we did. And we're going to select one of those photos and edit that for you. So we select that. I think I'll select one image which is, yeah, I was happy with this one. We select that and measure. And so what you need to know is in what fashion photography especially need to zoom in on any one drug that you want to really showcase. And I think this is my free him for now. So you just zoom ends with both your fingers. Stretched is clean. And this is the shot. So algo to just at the bottom, there is a thing called lifestyles tools export. Go to the tools. And there is something called us grow or the forced br. And the cropped up on the crop and crop the image where you wanted to crop the things that you don't need and the image you can describe it. You can make it into square or any other dimension. And there is a checkmark at the bottom. Check that. And you have talked her image. And again, press on the Tools tab the tools and go to the first option that is a dune image. So when you go to the June image, you will see it shows the brightness. On the top there is a bar. So if you increase just your hand to the right side, the brightness increases in Raleigh to the left, it goes down. So we just increase at a tiny bit. And then you go down, that is again up ultimate Just on the second, you just tap this. And you see there are so many other options like contrast saturations are beans highlight shadows warm. So for now we'll just go with the sharp contrast. Again. Many had done contrast. You go to the right or left and you'll see, just play around and see what do you want to showcase. So I want to contrast a notch up higher and then you go to saturation. Even saturation level higher will make it look really vibrant and nice and colorful. Ambiance creates entirely different field. It gives a broadly different field of the pitcher. Beans and highlights or something that you know, if you have a additional light and the picture you can reduce it like a sad, glad or something. And I want to keep highlight a little higher because we are trying to deflect the water droplet and want we can keep it to the little Ana, slightly warmer site. So if you want to see the image before and after what you have done, there is a slight mark on the rightmost corner which shows like too little window. Click on that. You will see what it was like before and what it is now. Yes, that's it. And many of you are happy with the image. Just pressed a checkmark and you are done. In the tool section. There's so many other options right now we're focusing on just Union manages the basic thing. You can again play around with the crop section. Then you can play it in the wind dish, that drama just, you know, everything else just makes it, you just click on it, go up and down. Upscale dance can ignore disomy changes happening. So one more example in editing we would like to show you is so this picture when you're done, remember to exported explore, you can just see if the copy, and let's see preparing anadromous uniform for you. Okay. 19. Edit your Selfies with Snapseed 102: We select one of the images we've actually been yesterday to show the light and shadows. This image. This image you can go there and the styles will show you under different filters that you can use, which is self-explanatory again, and we'll show you what it does. Again, go to the tools. You can click on the portrait o because there is no fears are just detecting the lasers, not finding it if portrait, but you can work with the dune, Go to the Contrast, adjust all of this and you can work wonders. In this, we will try and make use of styles and give it maybe a smooth effect like this. It just changes. Or maybe a faded law. Yeah, I think I like this, will keep this for now. I just want to show you one MOOC portrait example. Thank you. Let's export this and see this before we move onto the next 1100 example would be, you know, nb. This one where we're trying to capture the shadows, go into tools. I think that can detect as at portrait. Yes, it does. And none there so many combinations, but we'll go with what he wanted to do. So there's something else we spotlight, you can play. We can bring it down with Isaac up a little bit skin smoothening, organic and go up and down. You can just yeah, once in a while you can check what However, before and afterwards, I regularity can push it up, you can push it down. The so many beautiful things you can walk around with. And once you are done. Also, you can exploit that to the particular drive before they go on to do that. Yes, so that was about editing. Snaps. It is quite extended 3f and you know, you can just go around play with a functions and you want to lose any data if you have like just duplicate files basically. So yeah, half bandwidth, snap C2. Yeah. 20. Finale: Well time to say goodbye. And we caught when gradually to you for this astronaut is missing again. Well, she really likes doing this. Well guys, congratulations. And we hope that you enjoyed learning from us as much as we did in making this. Let us know how it went for you. Also, you can leave your questions in the sessions. During the sessions you have. You can also lead to questions and your photos that you have clicked on this. And all the links that we are telling you, your a will be available in the resources for you to go and check. You can connect to us on our Facebook BGO instead. And you can take it to another level as well, where we'll be also putting a link for an app called Canada, which has a free a web application also available on mobile that you guys can put your photos together in a photo journal so that you guys can really have some fun and make your photos look even more creative and cohesive. And you can also share it with other people then. And now that you know how to deep pitchers, I would say the expedition from everyone and everything around new B52 beds, food. Just enjoy yourself. Try different angles, type federal ID sources, and just kind of fun with that. Let's get to it. Okay, goodbye for now.