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iPhone and Android Photography - Secret Features, Pro Tips & Editing

Mike J., Smartphone Photography Training

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6 Lessons (1h 40m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. Hidden Features and Capture Tips

    • 3. Intention, Composition and Lighting

    • 4. Quick Six-Step Editing Process

    • 5. Accessories - when and how to use them

    • 6. Flower Example - Capture and Edit

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About This Class


Do you:

  • Want to know the hidden features in your smartphone camera
  • Want to improve your photos of family, travel business or nature shots
  • Want to get extend the capability your existing camera using accessories
  • Wish you could read your phone manual (No!) You do not need to
  • Need to create more engaging and impactful images
  • Find yourself relying on favourite filters

You have now found the shortcut to start turning your snapshots into more strategic, purposeful and creative images

In just one weekend, you will be able to:

  • Feel confident in getting the most out of your smartphone default camera
  • Start seeing photo opportunities and considering photo intention
  • Start setting up your scene using basic visual language principles
  • Make your photos tell a story and jump off the screen
  • Elevate your images using a quick six-step photo editing process
  • Avoid the steep learning curve of a big camera and desktop editing program

You will also avoid:

  • Relying on your ‘big’ camera for capturing stunning images
  • Overwhelming subscription desktop photo editing programs
  • Downloading countless gimmicky apps that actually destroy the image quality
  • Wasting time. Quickly grasp the capabilities of your phone and how to strategically edit images

Video One - 19 minutes

Discover some of the main features on your phone and some basic camera tips

Your smartphone did not come with a manual! We are going to discover some of the most common (and hidden) features of your iPhone and Android smartphone. We will also cover some photo shooting techniques.

Video Two - 12 minutes

Principles - intention, compositional structure and lighting

You can accidentally take an awesome photo - I love it when that happens! Great images require an understanding of basic photography principles to create a clear, aesthetically pleasing image that the viewer connects and enjoys.

Video Three - 21 minutes

Six-step photo editing process to enhance any image iPhone or Android

This is my favourite part of smartphone photography - playing with photo editing apps. This quick and easy process using Snapseed app - is the starting point on all my photo edits.

Video Four - 26 minutes

My favourite accessories available on the website - when and how to use them

Who doesn't love a bit of geeky gear - I know you do! In this video, I will demonstrate different lens attachments available to extend the capability of your smartphone camera - when and where to use them, tripods and filters.

Video Five - 21 minutes

Flower image - combining most of the considerations, techniques and tips covered in the course

This is where it all comes together. I will walk you through the process from preparation, site location, the quick smartphone camera tips, accessories and the same six-step photo editing process.

Follow and sign up at this link as a way of supporting me bringing you this value-packed class!


1. Introduction: Hi, Mike James here from smartphone photography training So excited that you found this free course. It's gonna be truly transformational, but it's gonna be jam packed with the information and value for you. So with this course, we're gonna go into all the hidden features, explain some of the more common features like HD ira and when to use the flash, that sort of thing. We're gonna do that in the first video. 2nd 1 we're gonna go into photography principles again, keeping it simple. No jargon, no technical stuff. But we'll talk about how to set up a photo because the technology's amazing. These things that weaken can actually manually control. But keeping an automatic, it doesn't tell you how to set up the fire. So that's what the video to is about. Video three is the most exciting one for May is my sixth step photo editing process. They're gonna hit any fire. So is using snap stayed up, which is a free app available on IOS and Android. This course is all about all smartphones. Okay, so it's no iPhone Specifics, not android specific. So that's the same with the editing. Absolutely. Show of us. Well so that's snaps it. The next video. I'm going to show you some equipment. It's not a big sell. It's just showing a different types of lens attachments. A wide angle macro prop odds, filters, that sort of thing. Just it. Extend the capability of your camera even further. Number five is where I'm gonna actually take you out and take a final of flour in the botanical gardens. And it's really, really consoling at everything that you've learned. So in any learning o r suggest, go from the start the basics and then build up to the final exercise where it's gonna be fantastic. Show how I set up a fighter while chosen that location and then really back in heat and edit. Using that six step photo editing process with snaps it and I said, a couple of extra as well, really elevated. Lift that fire, making a while fire 2. Hidden Features and Capture Tips: I and welcome to the first video. This video is gonna be a bit of an eye opener for some. I know myself. When I first started getting into smartphone photography, the things I'm gonna show you were a bit of an eye opener for May. I always assumed is the light adopted in a smartphone and tablets that using the cameras in simple point shoot looked the camera up and just tap the bottom. That was it. There's so much more than you can do this hidden features in there. I'm gonna go through the common ones and explain a couple of the heating ones. It's a festival. I'm using a tablet and I head, but what I'm gonna show him that keeping generic so that they for the rest of this course is, well, it's gonna be iPhone and android. Come on both platforms where it's a non found specific one. I'll point that out as we go already. Eso I present at camera clubs quite often, and the first of my ask them is When was the last time you cleaned there, Linds. First it clean the lens. It's amazing you'll have followed Thursday and some amateur and professional photographers there who spent an absolute fortune on their lenses, clean their lenses religiously. But when it comes to this smartphone, they forget just like us. So all the all you need is just a little little cloth from spectacles and sunglasses. Live free. Just give it up. Give it a bit of a puff to blow the debris off. Wait a moment so that any moisture in your breath dissipates and they give it a wide. But make sure I'll have a look. First country rubbing any anything there because in her handbag and a bag of pocket, it collects a lot of a lot of dust and grime and stuff. So, yeah, if you're getting blurry images number one to have luggage and ladies clean your legs. All right, moving on. I'm gonna show you won. First thing is, when you said this up at the moment to take a photo of a niece, the body of all things or up there having a look at this when we first turned on the camera , this is what it looks like in automatic automatic. You can say there it's balanced over lot stock. That's done a pretty good job. Now, Uh, if you feel taking photos out outside with these items in the distance and objects that are those that are close something in the middle unless there's a person in their in their skin tones, it might struggle to work out what the main subject is. Okay, Ah, well, when there's people, the facial recognition, it pretty fair. And so for the camera to assure that, Hey, there's a person in this image. There's a pretty good chance that you'll want again. What the hell, they mean focus and mostly colored and and the lot in Dr Balance. When it's something like this, at least the body. It's like, uh, you want to do with this here because of the background so close it works pretty well, but we'll show you. You may have seen people that attacked the screen. Okay, so I'm gonna take the screen here on the Easter Bunny. What that does is that actually takes it off automatic and AK. You start to get to manual control of the camera. What you do when you press that is you're telling it. That's the spot that I want to focus on, that that's the part of the image that I wanna prioritize and get a spot on Focus. Uh, another thing when you do that is, did you notice that the background went a little bit? The change color with the dark, the blackboard behind the Easter Bunny changed. So when you tap on the dark areas, it's also working at balance of lightened up specifically for that spot, that square. And for an android, it's the Circle Way attack that's using that as a reference point for the rest of the image . So on order, it looks at the whole name. Each average is adul a lot Doc's and get to nice balance. But when you tap your telling it, Hey, this is the spot. Can you think of us scenario where that not behaving like, um a silly with give you taken fighters of celebrates where the sun is down low behind somebody and you take a photo of it, just the shadow. So what you do is tap on the person I you're telling it, Hey, there's a person there. I want them in focus and then be it's then it will correct the light and dark around that person on that person, not the whole sakes that there's lots of bright light in the same. This is silhouette of a person. They you're telling it Hey, I want this person. Sometimes it doesn't work so well, but what you do is step on there, but you want to focus. And then we'll that son icons there on the on the iPhone you swept up and down to make a broader well, DACA. How cool is that? When I first discovered that is like, Oh, my gosh, really like a phone could do that. I'll just blown away because I always just assumed the phone was just this point. Should useless think so. But you have to wait until they have to have that sound icon near. Now, depending if you hold it landscape of portrait, it could be up and down, left and right, particularly the android. Some of the same songs it's swapping, left and right. If you've got a Samsung in new Heaven on easy mode, then you won't have access to that because the easy mode makes the camera easy as well. What does takes away some of the functionality? So if you don't say on your enjoy a lighter model, Samsung. Then you have a look at that. That might be the reason. Um, if you do have an older android, you may need to go to promote and doing a similar sort of thing with the oil side of it. Anyway, I'm digressing. Let's stick to this. Another great feature here is when you're long, Chris. So when you long press notice, there had a a flock that auto exposure Autofocus. Look, I need to worry about that. Remember that? Basically, will you press and hold your telling that this is where I want to focus? I don't want you to change it until I press the shutter button or tap somewhere else on the screen that taken, Release it as well. So you do that and then once it's locked, you could just take the time and you can swipe up and down. I typically, like Teoh under exposed my photos. And here it works really nicely because we've got the black background. What, that to be black? Not no. Graco has to be black. And if you have a look at the wrappings around the Easter Bunny, you can see they they were getting some real texture that the doctor ago there's more texture. You can see the rises and the and the shadows and just this incredible depth to the image, so that it is a bit of drama to That's quite my style. I like Teoh under exposed things, but from an editing point of view, it's much easier to actually brought in the doctor areas that if this was completely white like that, you have a look at the whiskers around the Easter Bunny here. When you go to edit those that bright what and when you darken upright, white, it just go grey and murky and yaki. So when it's when it's under exposed like that, it's just insane. You captured all the detail. Have you think of clouds? Clouds brought white and you're under exposing it. You will actually bring some of that data back in the cloud. All right, moving on before I do. Actually, when you have locked it, so we'll go back a stick that you started on like that. This is an iPhone specific tip. When you zoom in pension zoom, you can long press on in the area, and then you can pinch out, and it's kept that focus. That's a quick tip to get really good sharp focus on on the order mode without a camera placement of their camera replacement accident that it? Yes, I couldn't believe this. There are upset there to take over the software of the camera. Give you are much more functionality on one of them is a manual focus so you can do some pretty cool stuff. We'll stick to this with the iPhone I've had. You could do that pinch and zoom locker focus and then zoom back out again to take the photo it worked to treat every time. All right, uh, 1st 1 I'm gonna show you here is how hdr Now, when I present to you in person workshops or I have a gigot of Social Media Forum or something like that, I'll ask the question. What does heights Diaz stand full? And I always get the response high definition resolution, and that's not it. It's not. That's not the heads that the answer is high, dynamic range. Now that's a little bit of jargon. That's like giving your most expensive cameras, particularly the most expensive ones they can ignited. Capture on the meter on the for the broad areas, and it will capture an image with the dock areas. And what HDR does is it takes multiple images and blends of all together, automatically produces one image with all the best bits of age image, which is pretty amazing. This point streak cameras at their mirrors, cameras there. We have functions that we will do this similar thing. But this is where it really started with the smart phones. This, this complete computational photography. It's really exciting because it does these cool stuff and you don't even know about it. You don't even have to know about it so much so that the lightest smartphones now some of them don't even have hedged the hours an option because it's so fast that all medically does it for you. The reason why it has auto on off is that in limelight scenarios, if you have it turned on permanently because I mean doesn't awesome job you get having on order. And so on on, if you have it on on, turned on permanently in low light, what happens is it'll take a photo for the bright overhead lights. It'll take a photo for that, it will take a photo for the shadows. But what happens in in low light is your camera really slows down. And that's where you start to see the blue, the movement blue. And also you get that that really high eyes, high noise, all that really gritty speckled art effects where it just looks splotchy and awful. It'll blend those images together and so hedged. The iron nighttime with most smartphones is not fantastic. So I had my turn on order because it's pretty clever. It knows when when it turned on and off. Um, yes, it's heights. We are okay. And I love my iPhones. But Samsung and most Androids, you've got it over us. We really have the hasty are on. Those are just fantastic. Samsung you've got It is if you mean this round, are the timer. Now the timer is fantastic because you can set this up on a tripod. You set up on a timer and you can walk it at in front of it. You can use earphones. There's another option timers. One option earphones connect the iPhone's. The volume minus button will actually take the photo for SLR photographers that there. That means it's like a remote shutter release. It's pretty cool, especially any doing long exposure photos that you can do on your smartphone. That's a video for another day with the iPhone with the timer. It'll actually take a burst of 10 images of will, which has been tested for those group shots where your clothes have somebody with their eyes closed. It's inevitable if you don't have the iPhone and just go bang, bang, bang and take a few shots. It's always a great technique, and you should do that with people anyway. Especially portrait of people, Children, pets. Were you trying to get that perfect expression? You know what it's like when you say that your Children smile, they give you this real goofy, cheesy smile. And then just for that flash of a second, he decided that you get a really nice natural smiles. Yeah, keep give it, take your finger on it. And that engages the first feature. We've all done that accidentally, every hit your finger on it, or just go tap tap kept all the timer is the other option. All right, moving along, they flash. Now the flash has come a long way. I have to admit they're much better than that. I used to bake, but it is still just a big burst of bright light, isn't it? And I know about you, but I can't. I still can't work out what the optimal distances to hold the camera away from the object to close. And it's brought, like, introduces really harsh shadows on the subject, especially food. Is this the shadows in food? Look, Vince has people in it a bright life. Um, uh, just it just doesn't look very nice too far away. And it's not as a 50. Okay, So what I do is I actually get it another fire, and I do this regularly with my wife. I'll ask it. I hold the phone for me and I don't move your hand around. I'll get us close and they moved back. Change the angle, and that's what you can do with the torch. With the torch, you can actually mover, and you can control it. Okay. The next level that of anti gun wants is to put a napkin in front of it and defuse that light. Even morbidity out like there again already. Um, another option here is the selfie camera. All right. Um, yes. They will take selfies if you don't take selfies Clues. Do read my story on my on my website My wife, why I started this business and why of doing courses like this is that we just It's just so important to get photos of yourself. I mean, I missed out on so many opportunities memories, because I was alive, adopted the to the smartphone, had a prejudice towards it and apprehensive about the selfie. But now I take selfie has been start, though when you start doing it, take selfies with other people in there. If that makes you feel more comfortable. Okay? And instead of the selfie stick used one of those tripods that he can turn into a selfie stick. So you know that a conscious but selfish tell you the camera it's not as great. The camera on the selfie a supposed to the camera at the back. There are some smartphones now with I know their target market. I've actually increased the resolution on the front camera instead of the re camera sex. Yeah, pretty amazing. Couple of tips for that couple of techniques is hold the phone, you'll say all the young ones holding the final literally higher. And the reason for that is that objects that are closer to you to the lanes, which will be your eyes will be bigger. And objects that are further away you draw will be smaller, which is much more flattering. Unless you're a bodybuilder and you want to have big Brussels and a tiny hit, they go for it should be a nice and low. But that's why they do that. Another thing to look for and this is with any portrait, is the lighting, the direction of lightings. We'll cover that in in one of the next videos and the background. Check the background. You know you don't wanna take it myself. We and they have something sticking out of the side of your head when you got to review the photo. But I have a knack for that become a that another video as well. All right, um so that's the selfies video now with video. Oh, I was trying all of the horizontal. The reason easy is that TV's the horizontal. Our eyes are horizontal. Just this is makes much more sense you've seen those videos on tabloid TV? Would they catch someone out with somebody's, uh, iPhone video? And they play it and you say the vertical video. Then they blow the site. I mean it just so. Way watch everything in horizontal. So with the video during horrors until, all right, another technique I want to share with you is the He's stabilizing. Okay, so holding two hands that hold it out here like this, we've all sane people doing that, and their arms are waving everywhere. Two hands, elbows in, up against the body is always nice and stable and steady tripod to stabilize it or rest your elbows on the table. If you're taking photos of food rescued elbows on their Richard handed, can't some things even better. So just be conscious of stabilizing, especially in the light. So on my website, I have a blow goal about wildlife photographer lots of tips about that sort of thing. Head on over there and have a look at that square miles. I don't know why people use that. I'm not a fan of the square photo. The reason easy is that as you should, you're actually cutting off those areas and are covering the next video composition. And it's just so important to capture everything because you might go back and edit it and realize are, If I had taken it from a slightly different angle, I would have captured this This set up This is framing this composition when the shooting its way. You you've missed that. You don't have that flexibility panoramic mode. Uh, Panorama guard is fantastic. Off Kabalu have good panoramic Modi's on all their smartphones, the algorithms they go. But behind it, Teoh get rid of that parallax distortions, and it just really blows me away. We used to spend a fortune on Penna hits on our tripods, and you politely often is like all of these copy have any secrets. This incredible? A couple of tips with that is to follow the on screen. Follow the line nice and slow and steady if you have a wide angle. Lens attachment, which are covering the fourth media, is that you can get even more into the image. So when you're doing a panoramic, it's you get more vertical as well, and I find specific tip when you get to the instead of pressing stop you can just go back the way you came. Interval. Turn off automatically on the website. I have in a book for iPhone. My real deep dive into the features. And there's so many hidden features within the fire that so you haven't have a look that I think that'll don't wrap it up. I don't overwhelm me with too much of the stage. And in the next video, we're gonna go into composition, and that's really important. Composition is how you structure the photo, how you used different elements, have the meat, Iraq with each other and position yourself that subject, that sort of thing. It really is that one of the biggest steps you can take from going from happy snaps toe photo that you created. So you check that one out. That's gonna be fantastic. So thank you for joining me. And I'll see you in the next video. 3. Intention, Composition and Lighting: Hi and welcome to this video. We talked about composition and lighting this video, just a recap on the last video last video. We talked about some of the features of the camera for the Android and IOS. Things like cleaning the lens and tapping to focus, swapping up in down to make a doctor a broader with vertical horizontal pain, which while you're holding in the model, you've got several different variations. Long pressing will actually locking that focus as well. Some models you need to change it to a database mode to be out of access. That sort of things we talked about 60 up. It's not high definition. It's high dynamic range, which is where it captures the bright areas dark areas automatically blamed to talking. To make one amazing photo. We talked about burst mode as well. The benefits of burst mode for group photos said Everyone's got their choirs open and action shots also talked about stabilization. Using a trip or or elbow zine resting your out your elbows on something This wells we talked about all those things this video we're gonna talk about how to set up the fighter now there's still an amazing job or automatically taking a great photo that even process the image and enhance and edit the image automatically for you. We'll talk about that bit more in the next one next video, so it does so many things automatically that is not automatically or doesn't. Inside. An Emanuel had a set up the fight. I had a frame. It had a position yourself in the other elements in the funnest. That's what we're told about these videos. Why is this important? It's important because this is the next step to really elevate your fires and go from a snapshot, a happy snap to an intentional photo. Pharoah people go. There's been some thought behind this. This person knows what they're doing, and it's been a wound is engaging. There's a story behind it, and that's that's what I said. People in in in tourist locations all the time. They pick up their camera bang, bang, bang, bang, and then recorded. Now what I want you to do want you to start thinking and it makes it so much easier is when you pull out that camera go. Okay. What's that? What's the intention here? What? Why Don't open all this up and doing that? Just pausing for a moment. Well, then have you thinking about hell? Not gonna communicate this? Yeah. It could be communicating it to an audience on social media for your business. It could be that it's your the audience. It could be a memory that you're capturing of a travel location. You've been to use the can you look back in and I was really cool. That was an amazing experience. It's a composition having attention there. Two key elements to get to that next level of storytelling we've talked about. It will come back to that. We've talked about equipment. We've talked about composition, lighting, intention. The next thing is enhancing the image, and that's that's basically that's far for six K elements toe capturing an image. That's that's it. That's all you really need to know. All right. Composition is a massive subject alarm. We're gonna cover. Just a couple of the mind wants that. I think this video first we're gonna cover is he's rule of thirds. Yeah, you may have seen on your final guy to rule the city's having playing. I've come across grid lines or greet. And what they do, is they? When you turned it on, it creates two vertical lines and two horizontal lines on your screen. That's an overlay so they don't turn up in your Firoz. Don't worry, it's just there to help you line things up. It's set things up in there now what with that before. But I ask this question and in person. Workshops, people would say, are because it will help with the person right the middle. It'll help make being straight and true. They're fantastic ideas. Fault for using it, especially for helping you get the photo strike. There's nothing worse than a crooked fire you can like, look amazing. And if it's not quite strike subconsciously, the person there's like something not quite right about that father. So they had the great tips. Grand ideas. Rule of thirds is basically if we think about that travel for firing travel location. You already do this. You move off to the side when you're taking the photo so that person could see you is the main subject and then see where you are so you could say the context of defied ER said this primary subject secondary subject. By moving off, set up you move it off center and put on one of those two vertical lines where you can position yourself. In that scenario, if you think about a landscape photo landscape, we've got a horizon in there more often than not, think about a Seascape fire. You've got the water. We've got the sky. If the sky's amazing, then you will put the horizon on the the lore of those two lines. So then 2/3 of the image is of the sky. And you've intentionally told the viewer, Hey, majority of this photo is the sky Check out this sky. Okay, if Freddy's able last last week, I took parasitism. Rockfalls. So what I did was up to the horizon around that top line and a little bit further up, actually, because I wanted the story to bay about the rock pool. So how is starting to, besides being more intentional with the wider with positioning things fantastic. Now I have an article on my website that goes into greed lines. One of the four rule of those in there are show you have access sitting in your iPhone range alerts. I check that out if you want some help with that? Nothing to touch on his lady lines. Now we've set up the subject off center in the vertical horizontal. They're off off off center lading launches way you then go. OK, what else is in this image? Is that leading lines naturally occurring or they're man made. Think of this scenario of a photo of a car coming along coastal road. Okay, you're I go straight to the car because that's what we're familiar with. Human contact with the person in there. It could be bigger. Could be bright colors to stand out. And then there are goes to the road. And if that road winds wild ones through the image, especially diagonally through the image, it goes to a coastal town at the end of that rope. That's textbook. That's textbook leading lines right now, for example, could be on river, a river going through a stream and you get something at the end of it that your address from the main subject follow follow follow goes to the next week. So studies. They're very manipulative, isn't it that you strongly that you're directing the person around the image, but that's what you want that's what you really want, because we live in a mobile scrolling world where we just go Bang bang Dave ankle. That's a cool fighter and an initial response to the initial story. If we can, then get them to go. What else is going on in this image, then that that's a really powerful. That's where you start to really engaging with your photos. For businesses, that's what you want is what you want getting. You want people to go explore more and then what they connect with it. So if if it's a cape of, if you're selling, if you manufacture and sell camper trialist, then you're the camper. Trial off sent up. You want leading lines that will then take you through to some campers or some customers of your K demographic and go and be able to relate to it go that could be made. So that's that's that's That's how we'll bring it all together, all right, blotting now plotting is oh, it's fundamental. It can't be overlooked, its fundamental A lot of photographers will tell you it is the number one team. Okay, Locking is it provides depth to an image that provides it's just if you have correct lighting, it just makes the image so much more aesthetically pleasing landscapes. I judge photography monthly competitions quite regularly, and it's a lot of landscapes come through, and a lot of them a shot in the middle of the day with no clouds soften the sun and it just really hard that you kind of washing out. There's no depth to the photo because shadows when you've got directional lighting coming through, you create shadows and the shadows create that depth. And if you think of sunsets or sunrises, you get a nice, warm, orangey kind of glow to the image that could really, aesthetically pleasing as well. Covering the first video, the flash on these things Now the flash could also be really harsh and bright, then really flattened the image. So by holding a torch just off and moving it around could make a big difference. That directional lighting, the strength, the lighting and then the quality of the light. So they just three fundamental areas of lady again on the website. I've got an article about lighting, so you check that one out. So we've covered rule of thirds lading lines and some running. One more thing. What to cover is the background. So if you're taking a photo of a wedding reception and you've seen that the spotlights above the people of craving some shadows on, they get them to move back so the light is actually shining on them, right? Next thing you do is look at the background. Okay, Is the background really busy? Really busy attire for the person ago, Harvey the subject there, the main focus, or they just coincidentally, just looking in the direction of the camera. So by making that nice, clean distraction for a background and looking for that and just be mindful of that sort of thing when you're looking for a fire fire opportunity and setting it up as well. So this is examples and techniques, so hopefully that'll be enough to get you started. Well, there's so more so many more this rule of third with covered rule of odds triangles, color, have colors only direct with each other and dynamic composition. That sort of things that is just so much more. But that will do for now that I don't ever want me rule. If it's stick to that, that's the one that really be transformation. What You start thinking about that, tell you why you gonna say everywhere in movies you'll see actors off to the side looking into the frame and you look at them and go. What are they looking at? Their just applying that to make a big difference. Next video, we're gonna talk about final winning, and I'm gonna share with you my six step photo editing process using snaps aided to free app. Just like this costs now, Atl. I just want everything to be accessible. Voice. You can get out there really stop really being passionate, enjoying it for total. You don't want any barriers using the find you've already got. You got this free course. You got this free app. Yeah. I just can't wait to get you out there and taking civil some photos. So this this anything process really simple off structure in a way that this not duplicity . There's no doing things. That letter on your we didn't need to do that. There are little systematic the why I'm a very technical minded person. My background photography is technically minded, so I can't help myself. So I've got a system for editing and they want to get through that six steps. Then you can go one Anything. I can do this and do that. And there's different. Absent all that's other things. Going a bit more of it in the last video where the type of flower if I don't bring it back in to show the six steps plus a couple of extra ones but in the next to get just the six steps. So we're gonna go to that. Sir. Thank you for joining me. We're nearly halfway. I appreciate that. These videos were quite detailed. I just want to give you so much value and yet love I'll see in the next video. 4. Quick Six-Step Editing Process: Hi and welcome back to the next video. This video is really exciting. Come by to give you this one. This one is the photo editing process. Six step process using as free app called Snap See. So which is fantastic in along with this free course? It's accessible. Anyone conduit, there's no obstacles with costs to sign with. His app doesn't question anything for that. Most of the now under $5 which is incredible, is that we could get access to this software for for nothing more or the price of less than a cup of coffee. Exciting times we're living all right. Eso this six step process that I'm going to go through is basically how we enhanced the fighter and recreate that feeling or that looked to that scene that here, that the technology and the camera didn't quite capture it or didn't quite get the composition right. We want to enhance, certainly prove it. Or you just wanna have fun that have a play around with the photos, which I do quite often now, something will say why editing the image, it looks better capture, and as he is, you're going to get a rock but one of the steps you cropping. He's Yeah, so critical, because I judge quite often photo competitions and give feedback, critiques, that sort of thing. And then our number. One thing that keeps coming over and over Avery's crop the image. Rick Crop. It's getting closer, or or you can say, photo opportunity within a fire. Last video talked their composition. We talked about rule of thirds leading lines, lighting all these things you can apply indie aiding and and correct things that you either overlooked or you're so focused in the moment that you miss these opportunities so that we're gonna get into the face. What steps? A. He's the infographic. Six steps 1st 1 perspective to strike in the image now have lauded this image up here into snaps A. This was the fire that I took during an in person workshop and are showing them how to get down low and shoot from a low angle. Because as soon as you shoot anything from a low angle, it just looks more unique because we experienced life of high level shooting down low, and it just instantly looks more interesting. Now with this one, it's a change of season. The story here is the leaves. You got the life in the speckled lining. Normally, I'm not a fan, but exited the story with this one our first. If we go into the pencil, the top on there is looks, filters. We're gonna skip that for now. We'll go straight to the pencil and we have one. They call perspective. Step on that one, then the bottom. Here you have tilt, rotate scale and free for, but they got the right type. OK, only under here is stretching the image. Now I've mentioned before how you could edit a fire or catches amazing image. It's not quite striped subconsciously the person looking at ago something not quite right about that image. So that's what you do here. This is a relatively strike image, but I'll just tell me what happens when we strike minute. Normally we feel built. Find a way that what will happen. You say how there's these black areas it will pick up on those areas of the corners there, and it'll cut off the top decide and the bottom. Where is this perspective tool within Snaps it well, actually, no. It fill those areas So instead of casting down your image of making your image smaller, it's actually a little bit bigger. What is doing is it's aware of what's around that age, and it's filling in with what? What is this? That's what we call content toe where the content and filling it. My sister is a content aware fill his job, but it kind of does describe it, guy self sticking my finger on it. But I like that. If you look at these black areas, haven't look what happens, fills in any way. That's just amazing. It's just I still can't relate this. You could do this on a founder. All right, go the other way. Is gonna be a week with the legs yet didn't qualify her. But that's what we go through this step. So we're doing this first and then we're cropping is a bit silly of wheat crop it, and we getting perfect and then began, try and straighten it, and then we're gonna go prop it again. So that's what we do now is crop it, So I'm gonna make it a bit straight up. I'm happy with I'm happy with that. Okay, press the teak always press the teak back to the pencil. Next. Hippies to crop. So up the top there we have crop. Okay, depending on where the using an iPhone or an android, you might have just icons instead of the words under the icon or even just the Orientale reorientation the phone Can those the names of the icons will disappear? Another thing with this one is you've got freeform down the left there on my android when I said, Well, I have to actually swapped left actually say that for so long I didn't actually even say that thinking that it was missing on an android. So you just gotta swap lifted and I get in the bottom. He I like six day nine when on cropping Just as a general rule there isn't for that is that I display my photos on TV. I find it because I'm so busy that if I If I wake and try and print the images to display that, it could be three months, six months old and I've got new photos that I want a free Consider those old ones that I missed out on enjoying those ones. So 69 I could display them on the white 22 of eight. So that's why I've generally cropped to that. So what I'm looking for here is a photo within the photo looking for the story. So the story could pay it a workshop in these people on my workshop. That could be the story. But the story that I'm looking for here is the is the change of season. Okay, this leaf, this life is the biggest leaf out of all of them. So I'm gonna make that one story, okay? Crop 16 9 And you just drive the corners. Okay, Dragon corners. And then you could drag the middle, and you can move it around. Now, I'm looking at this and I'm doing what I call Border Patrol. OK, so I got down the left hand side pick. I've got their texture but that rise, that I can either crop it out or I could include a little of it. If I find if I clue, include all that, it's not really adding to the story. So I'm gonna just cropped that out, and then that leaves me with up and down and looking to see how we got the overlap that the rule of thirds again, I wanna have that leaf Danning that bottom left corner a little bit. Uh, I like the light at the top because the leaf kind of leads to the light. So the length is fulling. Yeah, winter's coming, but there's still a bit of San Juan around, so it tells the story of how that works. Okay, so I'm happy with that. Press the tick, okay? And there's my father. All right. Next step is true. Image Pencil up the top left June image. There's two ways of accessing all the different fetches within here. All the tools we Kaneda tap one adjust and their tap on one of the things that we want. One of the selections. They all you could swap up and down when you swept up in there and you let go. It will select that. I'm gonna start with. Maybe it's you're probably thinking, what does he start from the top of working way down. But the reason being is that ambiance incorporates brightness, contrast, saturation. So I have this process that our guys for he because if I just the brightness contrast situation, then I got a B, it'd just the Indian. So no. Now, step right there were affected the brightness, just the brightness. So if I start with the Indians first, go to the top and then skip Indians, that's gonna be much more efficient than a lot on there. I just want left him right now. Typically, I like to go where I like it. Where I think it looks, looks nice, and then bring it back a little bit because one of avoid the photo looking overcooked is the term on. I wanted to look fight and I'm really stick number that back to brightness make it really brought, Doc. I'm looking at the whole image because these this 66 steps affect all of the image. Right now there's more advance. I've got another course on snaps, lead editing or fate awaiting. This goes into more specific locations and wow, just it's mind boggling what you can do. But I'm gonna stick to just the Sikhs that effect all the image up. So I brought this Generally like to make a little bit darker, not too bright. I need to Great. You'll see lots of bright white images to personal preference. Really is if your story is there, that's what engaging to your audience, whether that yourself looking back, it travel fighters as well on trust. What is contrast? That's a tough one. The people can't quite get their head around for fun. Explaining as simple as I can contrast is basically the difference between two things. If you increase the contrast, you increase the difference between the two. If you reduce the contrast, you make, the more similar. Okay, that's in a nutshell. That's what contrast is. So in a photo, we're looking at these leaf. Okay, we're going to pension. Zoom here, and we've contrast. If I increase the contrast C or the colors or more, the lighter oranges and more light or the dark orange is a Malabo DACA for the color of the light areas. A lot of doctors, doctors that's just increasing the difference between the two. You forgot the other way. This is This explains itself a bit more big, more visually. Guy left, saving it becomes similar. Everything's been great. So what I like about contrast is that at some real depth, so what's happening there? And it's a real depth to the photo, so I like to really had some contrast to my father to crave that dramatic look as well eso got back to about. They remember bringing back a little bit. Andy. It's half done. Highlights of the bright, brightest parts of the makes up the top to it. We can see there's broad areas so we can reduce that we can make the baby brought out, So I'm gonna reduce it a little bit. Que pigeons oop Yeah, Hear what I'm doing is I'm pinching and zooming and then I'm leading my two fingers on there on the screen and I'm moving my two fingers around the town navigating around the photo the other way When you zoom me is you've got the blue square down the bottom left. So you just put your finger on that and he dragged that blue square around. That'll help never got around the fire, so you had again. That's the hard let's shadows. I love shadows. Show knows a lot of people attempted to brought in the shadows and kind of make it look a bit more evenly lit, unlike shadows because it has the depth to the fire and shape and texture and This has got lots of shape and lots of textures. So you can either go positive, go that way and see how the ship the shadow is just the shallow areas have broadened. That's really effective. Only make the doctor. Somebody got in that way to about dead. Okay. And the next one is won't. So warmth is warmth. Is the color temperature jargon alert. Think about it this way. Indoor light, you know? Hey, we have a cool white, So that's a that's a bluish white light and then you have a warm light. Now the warm white has an orangey kind of look to and timeto, doesn't it? It's more comfortable than what happens here as well. So they've got a blue and you've got an orange. You say that it didn't take much swapping in a way to really Yeah. I leave this one alive. The white balance because their cameras do an amazing job in most circumstances. So when you happy with that tick heavy with that stick? All right. Next one is sharp. Me back to the pencil day tiles at the top. You'll notice he you've got to money structure on one is shop me sharpening. I'll start with first bit easier explains Happening is basically every single dot in that photo, like an old TV, you know? Hey yes, it used to be I would actually visibly see the doctor on the off TV's Basically, if I was having the same and sharpening will go and sharpened every single dot in the photo . Everyone indiscriminately just shopping every single one of a structure. On the other hand, well, garment shop in just the areas that were this in contrast. So if there's no contrast in the photo, what actually do anything or just make a blurry or or increase the lightness Linus that would It might be easier if I just show you say, if I came to the right you see here, there help. Everything's just looked, mogul Angie. And if I go the other way, everything just becomes really soft. Now the soft can look really good. If you got fired as of flats class sweeping claps or water, then going that way can look good. We go the other way. This fine really benefits from really hitting it hard. Generally speaking, I got beyond 20 and you can see the top left corner. They have got a number plus 50 60. I think this looks really good with a lot of that. OK, she's moving in with their fingers, tapping the adjust, stepping on shop me. And then we can go. We can actually shop and even more and zoom out. I think that's looking pretty good. What brings back a little bit? Yeah, bring back with tick. That's done. All right. Next one is the exciting one. I know you've been writing for this one healing. This is where we remove stuff. And why would we want to remove things out of an image? Well, quite often. If we didn't check the background or check the contents, the autumns, that in the area they might be something that we've captured, that we don't really want him. They could be straight out, and we've got to rubbish on the ground. Or it could be some someone's tags on ionizing pace of straight on someone's tag stuff on it. You want to get rid of that, but get rid of some of these little bit several every place that tech bond, the pencil got a healing? No, with healing, you really need to pinch and zoom in getting nice and class, and I'll show you it will actually pass on pitching in nice and close there. And I was gonna swap every day before I like dark. We're gonna explain what it's doing, what it's doing a similar to when we use the right type breathing perspective. You know how it had the black areas soon as we like outfielder deep. So that's what this is doing is doing the exact same thing. Check coming there. Okay, Pension zoom. All right. Now, if I go back, Teoh, if I zoom in right and say I've got this one over here, if I don't Do you mean and I just gotta there. The area that it's selecting from is to fire away from the actual bit that I want to get rid off and it couldn't end up looking really blotchy and awful, but zooming in, we're refining emission Italian, specifically getting really close and select. Just these areas that are around itself doesn't much better job. Sometimes you might find swapping from a different direction might actually help as well. All right, cause that this is real final shelf stuff. It's amazing that you could do this on on a small fire. I'll be at the corner, he'd say the top corner. I'm doing the Border Patrol where I'm going around the edges. You got that bit there standing outside is gonna fix that up. No us. I'm happy with that. I don't want to make it look too clean. But that that one of the differences between a snapshot and a professional images that that God of the trouble have gone to the trouble of getting rid of all those little bits and pieces. What? I'm stretch last month. He's lens blue. Step on the pencil and we have lens. Blew the rot Saw Danny the bottom. Okay, by the fault, it comes up with this circle now with the blue dot You just dragged that around. I wonder what you want. What would we want to blow the background? Well, we could have that background that's really busy. And we can't just hell, a whole background. It could be really busy, distracting background. So by blurring it out, eyes focused and it's drawn toe what is in sharp focus, and that's why we do it. So you think of a portrait and that when iPhone, they introduced the portrait mode, which it's not just for people. You can use that on anything any. Any object will blur the background. And, uh, this camera placement, perhaps that you can blue background and the foreground. Uh, it's just exciting. But the new cameras now have I recorded depth map so that you can do all this sort of thing . If you've got a really a model five, you can use this. I have a blogger on my an article on my website, where I go through three different ways of doing what we're doing here. So if you don't have those jewels, lens cameras or the ability to so have the background blur effect back to this so vocal about the circle there up so I can pinch and zoom and I could change the shape at that circle, make it into a novel and the bottom. We have elliptical with little icon so I can tap on that we can actually turn it into Ah, horizontal lines are pinching and zooming weakened. Change the area that we wanted focus the blue dot We moved around, so I moved back to that leaf. Okay, Tip on a just got the blur strength. So I can just the strength and I think about about their lives group. Yeah, happy with that Next these transitions. So this is the transition between the blend between what in focus and narrow focus. So you can either increase or decrease that for decreases. See, how is a rule? Snap. Just focus out of focus. So we want Oh, a transition nous. They can adjust that last one. There is the vignette strength there vignette is is where the corners of darkened or lightened swap up vignette swept to the right. Go the extreme Say they I'll bring back to where are pretty happy with that. And when you don't press the tick, Okay, so this has come a long way. Now that's that's not with a six deck process. Never back of this home screen. After a press take, we can just put our finger on them. We can say before emission. I think this is a really different there we go. Has that lets the before, and that's the after. That's amazing, isn't it? That's just that six steps. So you could say once you practice this. When you become more familiar with you, just go bang, bang, bang, bang, bang and you'll don't It's just it's so quick and easy. And when we step on the pencil, you can see the same any extra things there. I've got a whole course that I go into ALS. The specifics are going to basic editing, advanced editing and really any side incorporating other APS, that sort of thing. But that's six steps that was really transformational. That'll make a big difference if you're starting at doing something and I apologize upfront , this is a real time waster. And once you start getting into this, you're gonna love it if you like. May I used to have in Adobe Credit Clap. Now I just do most of waiting on here. It's just amazing. So, to recap, we've got the perspective district in the image. You know, I chose that option because it fills in the edges, which is really, really cool. Say, don't enough dropping and missing out on stuff. Then we had the they're propping so you can reframe the image. Like I said, that's a much powerful thing you can do to really change the intention and look to afford it. We did the chain image which would be familiar with the brightness saturation shadows highlight all that sort of thing. You might be familiar with some of those already. So that's all that, uh, sharpening. So shopping is something is missing on a lot of built in. Edit this so you can go shopping and make a bit more in focus. Then we did the healing. The healing is really excited. That's where you going there and actually really clean out the fire on my looks so much more professional and clean. And then lastly, we did the legs blood. So the leaf blower you've been going make the background out of focus and the vignette way too dark in the ages, which is something you'd be familiar with if you use filters inside Instagram Nearly all of them going dark in the ages. So that's it for the video. Six steps Really transformational. I apologize that if you find yourself wasting a ton of time using this because I know I do . I don't have adobe creative Cloud anymore because I do everything on here and then went anything going toe other raps I have. Ah, full course. Where are going? To all the bits and pieces of snaps eaters. You can do the layers You could do really complicated a comprehensive stuff in here. And then I've got a ton of APS that I go to from, or purposeful things like the healing. I've got another app called Retouch Top Free touch is available on IOS and Android. There's a much better job. So explain all that in that course. So that's it for this video next video. We're gonna go into the accessories just to really extend the capability of your or any more than capable amazing smartphone tablet camera. So with that, thank you very much. Your over halfway and see you in the next video. 5. Accessories - when and how to use them: Welcome back. Number four. Video number four of this five part free course, you're over halfway. That's fantastic. All right, Firstly, all recap video one. We went through the features of the smartphone. Next we talked about composition. Then we went into the sixth step process for anything. Your photo on snap safe, which I'll have. You had a chance to ply with that well, and because it's just fantastic, it's just a little bit of effort can just really elevate your images. That's what this video is about. We're gonna go to the next level of elevating your your images with accessories to really extinct the hardware if you find and really provided with more options. Okay, this this isn't gonna make your photos camera better. It's just giving you more per versatility and more options, which is really exciting for May, when I first discovered streaming optical with their lens accessories. All of a sudden I had versatility I used to have with my SLR having my macro lens, my zoom lanes, wide angle lens and now with these lenses, you can have the same flick flexibility and versatility and approach your photography, knowing you've got all those options with the smart fight with the mobility and convenience of the smart fire. How fantastic is that? So what I have to show you today is the basic range of stream, and they've got a lot more that they're experimenting with in releasing gradually. What we always stressed right away is that your smartphone is already amazing. It's extraordinary. And you don't have to have the latest on grass. As you've seen in my other video. Our show you had entity photos really What you want. You could take two photos from two different finds a bunch of start editing it, then you really take them to the next level. So it doesn't really matter what find you're using. It's more about having that visual literacy and understanding, composition, lining and those sort of things that we've covered By having this versatility of these different lenses, you can capture that moment more authentically instead of being limited to just the one perspective is, as I've touched on, you can get really close, but you get further away and zoom in. So you yeah, as you see it, you can then recreate that moment with these lenses. So I've talked about how there's a universal they can fit onto any Androids iPhone tablet I've had, and you can interchange between each of your devices on future devices. You don't know what you're gonna buy, what's going to turn up around the corner. I mean, we would have thought with with Julen isn't never getting into three lenses. So every time they upgrade these things, we have to buy new case forwards with these universal adapt up. It just snaps on. It does, and you can turn around to snap it on the front, which is fantastic. So you turn those selfie shots into groovy shots, and one of the concerns are here. All the time in my in person workshops is, yeah, but I have to take my case off to attach the the lens, and it's not the case anymore. You can attach it over top. In any case, the thicker cases when you put the pig clap on there, you might end up with Cem darkening around the ages, and what you do is you just zoom in a little bit to go beyond that, or when you go to crop it later on, you can just remove those. But as you know, when you apply an instagram filter or we do erroneously, quite often we dock in those ages. So if that's if that's what you're like, how you read it, that it's not gonna be in issues but, you know, compromising on that security and safety of your fire, which is really important when it comes to the lens attachments. I get so frustrated when I walk into reputable camera stores or lottery title shops and you say these lens attachments, they're all 20. Read the $20 mark. That position is an impulsive boy, and most people that buy this I just get disappointed. Frustrated because you'll end up with you can't get it in focus. You'll end up with lots of light lakes in there, you know, get the lens glare just the colors air off. The contrast is lacking is just so many issues that you have with these things. Here's one I bought on eBay. I just I saw this. I had to pie just to show you that you can't get a good product on it back, and you know this is a good product is actually says it on. There good product, like just place that. Why should money on these things? You just gonna be disappointed? All right, let me quickly going to benefits of old a right. Firstly, they know they likes is a durable value for money, offer unparalleled clarity and contrast. You'll see the chip ones lacking. In that contrast, I have a coating on there on the lenses to prevent the light entering advancing around. Inside. They have a lens mount that you can purchase for the iPhone or Samsung from most of the, I think nearly every model their cover. But personally, I like the universal Clint because I've been put on the front and just it's much more universal can change between the iPad and that sort of things I love. There's no need to press fit the mats on there cause you did. I've experienced my found five Off, smashed the screen 70 times trying to put on the Lens mount from previous lens that I had the simplicity of the peg system, just throwing it on that there's no wires, there's no APS. There's no thinking about how I sew effort to shatter. All the numbers are less sort of thing it is really simple. You just shoot exactly the same you are now. Like before. I show you each individual then. So I just wanted to show you a couple of little maintenance things and headed care for and had used these. So basically, this is the universal plan. What I do is I I claim this under the phone first because you've got the open circle that that you can line up. No, it's and perfectly with the lanes. Once you've got that out, then you screwed the lens on okay. Otherwise, you'll just be guessing trying to give in the right spot. And it's quite difficult, and you'll end up trying to chase around looking at all the dark corners until you get a perfect butt there. Yet that they're on their perfect now, some phones. You may find that with this click, any paid sister electorally override the shadow patent. So if you find that all you do is you press the value minus button underside Detective Fire , which for May my personal prefer to use that anyway because it's kind of old habits, old muscle memory, pressing, a button said it's happening this creek, so that's how you get around that they're cleaning wise. Each of the lenses arrived with a cleaning cloth, so what I do is I just blow on it. Get rid of any any foreign man, and I need to break white until it's just all that moisture from my breath is dissipate and they just give it what we needed. A what? Now there's a pretty robust, just like the fine. But when you give it a what I give us a wipe in a circular motion. Just old habits again. I walked in the second and just just check the back as well, because quite often when you put them away, I do have something that do have a captain guys in the front and back. But when you put them away, sometimes you might end up with a bit of fingerprinting Naysayer. Just check that as well, so I write a blow on how to get shot. Focus. And when I'm one tip is to clean the lens of you, experiencing blurry indeed to be images because quite often you'll accidentally just get something in. It'll just growing the shot, that cleaning at that sort of thing. Now I like this clap instead of the backing plate because he's screwing middle in middle. It's just be more longevity. If you cross thread middle in the plastic, you could end up having about another. Now the fashion flight. I use these all the time. I love this tactic. So another thing I want to share with you quickly is removing the lens. You know what I do is well, that clamp is on there. I unscrew the lens there. It's much easier than if you take this off then because it's clamping its planting on the back of the actual lens. So you try and screw it. It's gonna be quite stiff and difficult, and you need to unclip it, release it, they announced. Good. And that's quite awkward. You could sleep in a quick, full, often all that sort of thing. So what I do? Yep, leave it on there. Just reverse the wild. Put up with the clamp on first, then screw ups. I leave the Claiborne and unscrew, and everything will be Lattimore safer and easier to use. Let's have a look at the macro ladies first. Now, this is what you start playing over this. You'll never look at smartphone photography the same way. It's just it's truly exciting to look at the tiniest things in such extraordinary day. Tyler, close up. It's This is the legs that really when you start showing people of the images you take with these, they won't believe that you're taking this on that on an iPhone smartphone. I do a line on the macro ally macros, Ottoman I paid, which is even long one blowing that that's taken. I packed it that I can see everything in its even more bigger and any data with the biggest grain of the op ed and just clip straight on their fantastic A couple of things I discovered when I first played around with Macron legs. It doesn't work anything like a normal. It's Ah, my colleagues. You actually need to get in really close physically getting really close to the subject. With this land, you can't stand back and take the macro shop, and I mean really close. But it's so close he might feel uncomfortable depth of field, which is the range of the image that is in focuses only two or three millimeters. So it's quiet and narrow depth of field. So if that's the case, some objects What I do is I actually hold my finger on the photo. Take the bursts of pre locked the focus, hold my finger on the first, and then I just slowly moving and out that way. And then you get a range of photos and you just pick the one that you like or more advanced than you can do is use an apple. I superimposed on IOS app where you can blame it, picks on even and even blamed multiple images together and create a macro. Schalkwyk, The start of the subject and the back of the subject is in focus and tearing a hole in your level. But another video on this S O. That's it's just exciting. I can't I can't emphasize enough how much finally gonna have me this deep into account If you have a look at it dried out all final side on exploring this new genre of photography. This is really fantastic for Jewell is getting close ups of February Coin stapes Families used them for identifying different diseases and insects on their crops that could get such incredible detail. It's also great for doctors, vets capturing medical evidence and being on the take photos close up and showing their clients what's going on and evidence, warranty and insurance claims. Even because you're getting such incredible data, I'll that the that normally can't see with the naked art. So there's a practical ideas and people who this might be suited to. But it's open for all photo enthuses to really just explore a whole new, different top if you like, make you struggle with creativity. This is a great way of just getting out there, having fun and trying different things. This is the wide angle lens from streaming up takes, but I found my favorite lens because it is incredibly versatile. It's a wide angle, which gives you extra filled of you, but it also has a macro built into it as well. So you can imagine Flower Firoz in the last video of this very course, I'm gonna go into the flower photos. You can get it incredibly close with just like a macro. You don't have to be on top of it right inside with the macro linked with this one, you can get in any sort of distance. There also has the really wide field of view, so you can capture the whole flower and fill the whole frame. With flower, you can get some truly stunning virus with this. With this length, incredibly, shop has got the clarity. Great contrast. It's just an all round value for money lanes that you just don't want to call without it, because you can take it off and uses a normal five. Put it on modest eyes on I really take it off and I've mentioned already, and I've really get you could put on the front lines, suffer the travel five hours. You could have yourself in there to the side composition after the side context of where you are travel location there to provide the story for business photos. You're gonna have yourself there with the background of the entire kitchen and the hustle and dizziness and all that sort of thing to really share that story. So just so versatile, because in this confined spaces, it's a real struggle to get it running neck. If you try to take a photo of a group shot, a group shot and you've got to decide someone's gonna get kind of Cavuto likely still cut a STD, but you'll end up and I've done it. We end up trying to further and further and further being back and you'll be up pressed against the wall. I think I got everyone. And yeah, it takes all the stress out of it and people will be coming to you. Detect that shot to kiss you company equipment. One little issue with this lens is because it's a small lens. You do have some curvature now, lens distortion occurring. So that's where for interior shots, the walls might go a little bit. If you're outdoors, you won't even notice that. But if you if it is an issue, stream and optics do have a larger lens that has minimal curvature. And yes, I. But I love the versatility of this lens. That's that's what my favorite you have talked about, how much I love the panoramic and the parent remedy gets even better with these lines because pen around what we love about it. You get the sweeping shot for the context sweeping shop that I sweeping shot with this lens . It gives you an extra field of view vertically as well, so you can actually get more of the sky, more of the full grand off your let's go, I get more foreground and with the panoramic just get so much more in it, which it just takes the panoramic stow a whole other level again. You've probably noticed this place yet. This case is part of the pro series kid you get the two legs is the deadly Macron have talked about the wide angle. We get this travel case the occasional nice protected inside. There you get the universal collect the metal universal clap you're playing Clough. But you also get as a bonus you get this fish islands now, a lot of people in my work new person workshops is that I fish I and I wouldn't play around with that. I tell you what, once they do, it is great fun capturing those very cool images of you and your family at some location. Uh, it's just and for May I struggle with creativity, are very technically minded, and a lens like this just let me explore a whole new way of taking Firoz. Even the most mundane, boring things can look really exciting. They have talked about experiencing life at eye level in the same perspective. As soon as you take from a lower angle or put introduce something like this, it just all the sudden it's a well, finally. It's really interesting. Sepp, currently to have a look, have applied with it. This is less than the process two of these alleged individually, so it's great value and you get that for free. Essentially. So you have a pleasant so don't miss that. I don't get it. Disregard it because it's great fun thing. You'll enjoy it. A friend of the wide angle lenses attached my phone. Now the wide angle with macro building toe by Deng, a part of the photo extension kick one we'll show you now is the cinematic wired. For Collins, this is the best lines in the arranging my opinion because of the largest size that can achieve each edge sharpness. No vignette ing minimal chromatic aberration, which is where you zooming really tightly seats and color fringing around the edges of objects. The biggest benefit of this lenses, the minimal to no lens distortion, which is the Boeing off the walls, the warping and that sort of thing that's typical of a wide angle lens, not even there. None existed in this length. It's fantastic. It's great for property managers, sales agents, interior designers, decorators, architects, builders. You get the picture. Anyone who needs stroll walls and accurately capture what they see in front of them. It's also great for us photo enthusiasts who are into landscape photography, Seascapes, streetscapes, travel photography because it truly captures what you see, which is fantastic. This lanes comes with the universal attachment again. Then you can touch. That's just like the rest of the range to any a smartphone or tablet just being It's on there and you're ready to go. How good is that? This is the 14 times primes length. What is that? Farmland But primates that it zoom and it's a fixed his news. That's another variably constant meetings. You know, basically, you attached to the front of your smartphone and lifted up and bang. You're writing a really super close. There are other ones out there, but that won't focus that dark. This one he will produce a really nice clarity, especially in the centre, does soften off towards the ages. But that's OK. As you know when we edit fo as we quite often soften the edges anyway because we want the subject of really being detail of pop. When would you use this? You reduce these four at it into around Children sporting events. Splichal, soccer, football where you don't have the big camera. Let's have this on there. I regularly presented camera clubs and smartphone photography, which I feel privileged to be able to do, and I loved speaking to people like that. I asked him the question, Why did you use a smartphone more often? And top three responses noise and I looked and looked and limited ire. So deaf the field. A little bit of technical jargon, but basically the grainy images in low light and unable to create that blood background. Well, now, with computational photography with APS on the building technology, you can create artificially create that depth of field. Using that, there's depth maps and where I can judge the distance and then introduce that blur. Eso that blend multiple images together toe almost illuminate noise altogether, which is extraordinary. It's supplies me away. The 3rd 1 zoo up until I discovered this list. Yes, they had me. I think it just can't pinch and zoom because, as you know, when you do that and your digital zoom the great just a grades to match the image is useless because just because blotchy but with this it's optical. So in his minutes, you Xena zooms in. It's all in the glass, so the quality is there, and it is amazing quality. You were also used this for portrait off for weddings, other areas where you can get in that inappropriate getting. Really. Plus, I even travel photography so you can stand back a little bit and actually fill the frying with these with the images. So this this is a perfect example of the lanes really extending the capability to smartphone. It is, they're they're looking at other lenders that are even bigger up. But this one I love, it's versatile. As compact. It comes with the drop hard, the lens caps for exile, playing cough, that sort of thing. The reason for the tripod is that when you zoom in, it becomes really shaky. It doesn't sound within this Allah or a muralist. I have vibration reduction, all that sort of technology built E. This is purely optical. So you do have that. So you need to hold it nice and steady, so to use it, it's basically attach it. Tap the screen to focus like normal, and then you can twist. Twist the outside here and then find true. The focus. If you are an SLR photographer, you're probably already familiar with this brain. NBC filters There are high in top of the range filter system that will touch amount to the front of your lanes, and then you have the starts there. We can put this slide in their filters. The different objectives one is for on included this kid, which is phenomenal. You get the polarizing filter end what we call a neutral density, graduated fields up. Okay, what are they? Well, the polarizing filter or Connecticut Lee and reflections on Water Glass. That's one of the inset in rates and colors as well, which for Seascapes can just look stunning because you can just cut straight through the surface of the war in photographing video. What's underneath Also, the neutral density, graduated filter and neutral density is basically it will dark in an area of the image, or if you've got a full mutual density or dark in the whole image, and that gives you opportunities with SLR photography for long exposures, silky smooth water fighters because you've slowed the camera right down. No, we don't do that with smartphone, but what we do want Teoh is for those. Let's get photos with this, where the skies really bright and everything else is normal. Using HDR recovering the first video, it'll take multiple photos for the sky dark areas and blend them all together. Does a fantastic job as we've discussed. What it does, though, is it will change automatically change the settings for the sky, the dark areas, and some of those sittings can introduce grain and noise and some of those artifacts because it needs to increase the sensitivity of everything that's going on inside with this basically appointed at it instead of it taking the photo for the bride areas, it'll actually dark in those broad areas. But just moving this up and then you can see Look at the lens, you say If I move it down, they have a stocking in some areas. Okay, so and depending on if you remember now in our composition video, we talked about rule of thirds. If you feel up the sky with 2/3 of the image. The sky's the hero of the image, the main subject in Focus Point. You could slide that down, so that will actually change. Whether rising these, well, it'll match the horizon. If the skies just the topic within you, just moves that filter ups that it just covers. The topic benefit is that you're taking one photo and you don't introduce all that noise and that sort of thing so provides more clarity. Let's out effects and just the shop dream each as well. It's just fantastic. Quality blossom many systems, and you can turn it around. So I feel shooting landscape portrait It doesn't matter, just twisted around with the polarizing and they tweak it a little bit. So you just moving around is totally portable and just a great system. Yeah, I don't like to fly ramic possible, so the next thing I want to show you is a tripod. Now you already know from video one in the importance of stability when you're holding the phone, particularly at night time. I wrote a whole article in the night time photography on your smart phone number one T is a tripod, okay, because it just provides with magical stability is leaving when you take the body to take the front of the camera moves or with a tri part, you could have attached the refined see brought back. We'll use the timer as well with the tripod really, really hating. Great for broadcasting. If you're doing live videos for your small business or you're traveling, you can actually set it up on some me a table and get back into the fight over and get right back into the background and just provide so much more versatility and options using a trouble like this. The reason while introducing this one to you from Syria is that it's a it's really the perfect travel accessory because it is so small. It's 23 centimeters tall and you can't have the handle A that you can have a silent you've got in the extension. They standard out and look at a selfie stick without being yourself mystique. So you don't need to be self conscious of the selfie stick when you've got this thing okay , saying short in it that way. Handle. If you unlock the hand off just a little twist these fall completely back, and that's a really nice of economic handle. The hang onto it is so just a fantastic kid. The ball head is just quality. Everything is made out of aluminium. You can feel the quality in this thing without being too heavy as well. Completely. This tripod you received this mount for your camera, it could be a mirror camera or your smartphone. And then you can attach something like this Sunway photo clip. The risen, while like this particular unit, is that if it's a small from a large find fits up to 105 millimeters really this clamp system, future proofs your future. Find purchases. Several. Put the phone on me Now, Basically, you've got rubberized waiting there positioning there and you just wanted feelings. Read, uh, nice until either without over doing it, because we think glass posed a good so careful not toe play upon them too tight. And we got these cheap ones from from a bay like this one. Here it's It's all spring lighter and it's really, really tight, especially if you've got a a phone cover. You go find a phone covering people one of ways to get around the phone cover. It's really type. So that's what I love about this. This system here putting that onto the tripod mast, it's really easy is just the screwing ET You can get finger tire and then you say it doesn't include a Allen head key with the truck, but that you could just use a coin as well to sight of that. All right, so we just slide that on today, talking it up with a little love on the side, and then you can move it around. And it was that for a little traffic travel accessory, it's fantastic. It it is so well working investment for something like that. One last thing. Always show he's an egg timer from my Kiev of all places. Now, these eight time. Basically, I just got a cheeky phone holler for me because I just put my life I'd seeks on this. What I do with this to the time lapse videos. They look fantastic. Now you've probably seen that feature on your phone and kind of play around with it. Not really. Don't really use it if you got a tripod like the one I just showed you. You can set up so that static. And if you got clouds passing or cars passing people any sort of movement, it'll take a recording and toilets and show that movement over time the take it to the next level and next homer like these basically just wanted set the time lapse and it will slowly move around. And then you get that sweeping shot of the time lapse. So I have a little fun with that, and that's what it's all about. To speak, read, even just coming up with new ideas. So I have really enjoyed that video. Lots of accessories. They talked about a few brains, stream and optics Syria some way photo wide angle lenses. Or must I really recommend you get one of those? Tripod is a mask. And then, if you want to get into some of the other fun things about the macro lenses, you've got the filter that missy filter for the landscape. Finest, really. Elevate your legs, get photos and take it to the next level. Next video. I'm going to show you a flower photo taken from the start to the finish. Really exciting because it's the video we're gonna really capture. Like everything that we've learned over these five videos and the lives I'm gonna be using there is the wide angle macro lens from Truman optics, the one that I have permanently attached to my phone because it's just so versus also thank you again for joining me and I look forward to seeing in the next video. 6. Flower Example - Capture and Edit: hi and welcome to the last video of the course. So excited that you hear, I noticed, Like when you sign up for a free course, you kind of leaving the embarks and you forget the past, where it all becomes too hard and you just never get around to it. So the fact that you here tells me one of two things either really passionate about your mobile photography or you find it was really helpful or even better, both of them. So today's video we're going to go into the field, I'm gonna take out of the 10 Able Gardens and then I'm gonna bring them back into here where I'm gonna edit the photo, go through the same as it did in the previous photo. A previous video of the Six steps in Snap See? And then I'm gonna show you a couple of other things within snap sick and then two other APS as well, which will be would be really exciting eso when we'll go out to the gardens, we're going to go through some of the features of the camera going to go through the techniques and hey Tep, swipe all that sort of thing going to go through that again. The stabilisation composition I take first fight it from different angles and that sort of thing close before their away. And just talking through what I'm thinking while I'm taking that shows photos and then yeah , and then the final bring means not the best one that I took. But it's the one that I think will really show showcase for you the before and after. It's no point bringing in a fantastic fighter editing there. No, look at the difference in U. S. O. Um, but this would be an example of not throwing out all your Firoz because some of them you will go. Well, I can really enhance that now that I understand what what is what I can do and how easy it is to do it. So without further ado, let's head out there and take the photo. OK, so we're all location now. I mean, the beautiful Jilong Botanical Gardens. Firstly, why did I choose this location? There's lots of options around this gardens there. You've got bright, sunny areas, speckled lighting, and then you got some areas that are in the shade like this. What I like about the shape is that I don't have to worry about shadows within the flowers or the leaves casting shadows on other leaves and that sort of things that's nice and nice and even and aesthetically pleasing. That's what I'm trying to go for with this one in the sun. Sometimes it congrats or of a vibrant look and that sort of thing. But I wrote a really soft look with the flowers, OK, This particular location I'm ice oscillating the flower because I've got a dark background behind me here, but a couple of parts and areas there that might be an interesting background. We're gonna shoot from different angles. I'm gonna shoot this way that way up towards the sun or might actually get a nice silhouette. Who knows from above. And that's the fun, isn't it? It's the creativity is that try different things. We don't have to shoot from the same angle. Every type I see so many Instagram feeds with food with people shoot 45 degree angles every time. It's like, mix it up. Okay, that's what we're doing. Mix it up, try different things. We might discover something that works really well I'm using the stream and lens, the wide macro lens. The reason why I love this lens is that you've experienced no doubt where you try and get a firing getting really close, and it goes out of focus with this lens. It's a wide angle Macron's building to it. So you can getting really, really close. Okay, being a wide angle when getting really, really close. That actually fills the fire. Oh, with the photo with the flower so I can look really immersive and fantastic. So try all different distances as well. With the photos I remember the first tip first claimed the lens, so I've already done that. The next tip turn on the camera is tapping. Where to focus. Okay, why don't we tap the reason why we kept? The focus is we're taking it off. Auto focus. If there's not a person in the photo, it might struggle to actually work out what the priority is that we're trying to capture. Especially when there's a background middle distance foreground. It might try and compromise, and we've also nice photos were just not quite sharp focus, and that's why it's trying to try to compromise. Okay, The next step is to swap up and down. You know, I like to swap down a little bit with nearly all my photos. The reason for that is at the moment I'm looking through the trees there got some broad areas, so I want to try and reduce the broadness there. Also, by reducing the brightness of the overall image. It creates a bit of more of a dramatic and moody kind of photo, and that's that's my style. We all have different styles. Some people like light and brushed clean, so it's totally Yeah, that's totally subjective. It's totally your your choice. We try. You go just have experiment and try and find your style. So tap swat down. If I'm holding it that way with this particular find this android, it's left and right when I hold that way. This way it's up and down. Okay. Swept down, stabilizing two hands together, elbows in. Okay. And then I kept swipe down. No good off, Senator. The left. Okay. And in the background, I've got a bit of it. Looks like a bit of a path going through. This, I think, is the main focus. Secondary Focus. I try a little bit of composition there, but you're gonna trial different things on there. Try side up towards the bride line. Might have a silhouette shooting within inside the rest of the flowers. I might get some other flowers in the distance behind it. Just experiment. That's that's That's the fun being. So yeah, with that, I'm gonna take some shots now and then I'll make sure back in the studio where we'll go through the six photo, six steps within, snap see between a hands, any photo and then how much? And I'll show you a couple of extra little things to really make this fight out, pop and really make it stand out. Amimour. So, yeah, I can't wait to get in there and it will have a look at those photos. So we're back in the studio now. We've taken that image. You have the Jilong Botanical Gardens and the image that took. As I mentioned at their on the field. It wasn't the best image, but that's what Snape said is all about. That's what fighting, editing and enhancing his old back. I know some people will debate that the best images of the ones you just take straight out of the camera, but sometimes three conditions. The camera you're using might not be ideal, and that's where editing can really recreate. What your source. So you might say photographic opportunity and you might have might be harsh sunlight, or might be that there's just too many shadows and the lighting's really flat. But in your mind what you see, you see that opportunity and then you can come and enhance it with the photo ready. Starting off about the image here on the screen in snaps it. So going to the tip of the pencil first want to do is perspective, okay? And right tight so it would seem each I shot. This is a vertical, but I think this is gonna look much better. Is a horizontal because I want to really get in on that. Getting close with that central flower that we talked with that macro lens got it just strikes in the same each. They sit behind them, a flare. How that standings on a bit of an angle. I don't want to strike him that all life to determine England's bit more dynamic, but the flare I'm really concentrating on the flowering outside. Happy with that plastic? Okay, President Pencil. What's next? Remember, Number two is cropping. This is the most important part of any post editing when I judge the camera clubs, this is by far the most common suggestions and feedback that I give us the that cropping this rig from getting tired of getting closer or just moving that framing just slightly after the site can just change the whole look, the whole feeling and emotion in the image. So it's really critical. Like I said, that flare is the K. That's what I really want. A fun casino. Now it is in the middle, remember video to but talked a rule of thirds having things off center. So I want to try and achieve that if I can. Okay, that's pretty good. And then I do this thing. We're called Border Patrol, where a guy ran the ages and look for any bits that are just awkwardly cut off. And that's pretty reasonable. There is a standard cut off the topic. We're gonna fix that, All right. I'm happy with that tick to accept that next one back into the pencil. It's June in each this is This is what we call Global enhancement Global. Let it so it affects the whole image. So that's okay. We're not gonna worry too much with no contract on that flower at this stage, cause that's gonna be a step that we go beyond that six steps I'm gonna show you. Beyond that, six steps in this video is pretty cool Tap on a just. If you remember, we guys start to ambience. And typically impedance affects the young tone, the exposure that colors and saturation. Everything typically always swept to the right. But I think this image and it does it actually benefits about going lift because the background and the background becoming DACA so that that looks pretty good day like that. Then I'll go back to the top broadness and remember video one. I talked about how my style is to have a bit of a docker image. So that's what I'm doing is I brought that brightness back contrast Add a little bit of contrast. If you're struggling to see just pinching Zoom one of the fantastic features of snap sees you can zoom in and see what you're doing. So many upset that you don't have that control with it Built in acts as well as some of the more expensive ones that you pay for harlots. Bring the harlots down shadows. I'm gonna zoom back out to have a with shadows because I want to bring that shadows down. That's that's looking quite quite moody, right? Tick pencil. And the next one is healing. Oh, sorry. I skipped on. Didn't like data woodshop me. All right, So again, critical. You gotta zooming when you're doing the shopping. And I'm just concentrating on that flower. And often they're not a don't go beyond 15. Sometimes photos can benefit from going beyond that. I think this one does, actually. So go about 20. Because if you remember in that first example, goes really grungy. All right, that's pretty good. Tick. Right now we're going to the healing pencil healing. So now I'm looking at the distracting elements in the image, and I'm looking at these distraction God, like I now want to swap those that and get rid of him. Remember the border Could water patrol going on the ages and the top edge of God. That bright spot. I just want to swap over that. Get rid of that swap down there. Swept up there. Okay, It's pretty good on that. I like that little bit of green foliage coming in on the left. That's all. Cool. All right. Um, I just tidy up some of these beats here. This is not photojournalism. It doesn't matter. We're allowed to do this. This is all part of being creative and and producing a more aesthetically pleasing, clean image to look at because we want the person. Even if you're capturing your own travel photos and memories and moments and that sort of thing when you look back at it, you want that story to be really obvious. You don't wanna be distracted by things. Okay, E see how we got with that. Yeah. Yeah, that worked that day. No, I didn't believe that in there. Just go back, back, back. Got better at for that. I'll share the other for that one. All right, That'll do. For now. Right? And the last step of the six step process is the lens blur. I got through two lanes blue. All right, we've got the circle and we could pinch, remember, weaken pension, stretch it and door, that sort of thing. Step on a jobs. We can adjust the blur strength. I think this would really benefit from crowding that debt called depth, to feel that real depth to the photo and build blurring the background cause we've got a busy flour in there. I like to isolate. I mentioned that we were out There is I like to try and isolate the flare of Can I try that ? I did take some, but this one I chose because I like that main flair and enough in focus there. So we start with this one. Arrive in yet you're really docked in those ages, Really make that flower really pop. So that's a six step process. And if I hold the screens, remember, we got back to his home screen and I hold it. There's that before and there's ever after. That's It's totally different image, isn't it? And this is why, when you when you walking round taking lots of photos and lots of happy snaps and let something, don't delete them until you have a real good look through them. And look for those opportunities because it might be a photo within a photo When you look at this, you think I get this, The path there. If you look at the fighter we ended up with, we didn't even didn't even include the path. And there isn't why. Probably 69 say, Well, that the bright light at the top there. I didn't want that in the image. I wanted the focus to go straight on that flower. And I want to really pop. Yeah, so that's That's the six steps I promised. I'd show you a bit more in this video, so let's go for a little bit more. All right. One of my next favorite tools here is selective with selective. This is where you can go in, do local adjustments. You can go into specific area adjustments, which is really exciting. This is where this app is gonna just waste oil spare time because she's just going to get passionate as many about because you could just play, play, tweak, tweak, tweak, tweak and just produce some amazing results. So the moment I'm looking this flower and behind there, I've got this bright spot. You say that that bright spot there. So with this selective, what we do is we drop a pin. So a tap on it. Okay. And when you put your finger on their and and long press on their dragon around, you can drag it around. We get Zach spot that we want, which was that broad area. Okay, so now we pinch and zoom, and we select that area. So what this is doing is it's selecting that bright green pixel on the screen there, the dot on that screen. And as you swipe being at its increasing and decreasing the threshold of surrounding pixels that are the similar tone and color so we can increase it. Well, we can decrease him. I wanna dig crazy. Just wanted, um, Doc, and just that one area. And then we swipe up and down you go access that brightness contrast saturation, instructor was is just the sharpening. So what? I want to use broadness. I want to bring that brought into Stan. Not too much, just enough that it just takes the edge off. It makes a big difference. So there's that before they have brought that is. And now the attention goes back onto that flare again. Pretty cool, isn't it? All right, over here. This leaf over here when the doctor in that easy easy All right now for the dark black areas in the corners I can make that is even more doctor for 12 because the ad dropped peen select the area. Look at that. You can make a black black. You can even copy of you. You can do up the seven pins. You can just copy and paste them. Someone's gonna copy, pasted over here, select my area, and the more you practice this that quickly you'll get and you just you'll have your own system. All right, take on that. I'm pretty happy with that. So that's great. That's another tip. They eso I want to show you now. Another app for healing. That doesn't much better job. It's called Touch Ray Touch. It's available on the iPhone. End the Andhra. But before I do that, let's just have a look at this before and after again, because that's just elevated that image even more. Look at that and this is not, you know, this is not the Friday's theme each, but it just got really up lift and every Jimmy. But using a process like this. Okay, the shape often. Now it looks a little bit different between an android and an iPhone, but both of them haven't opened in. Okay, so I'm gonna open in on what this will do is this will opening into one of my other acts? All right. So I could swipe through and I've got a few APS, but there it is. Retouch. So this act only works in portrait mode, so I had to turn the iPad around. So where that's why it looks different here. Alright, so I've got the image in Aaron retouch and you've got a couple of options here. You have quick object removal. Quick repair, which is similar to the healing within steps eat. But I'm going to use this one called clone Stamp. Cinelli Condition, pensions, air. We've healing. One of the problems you have is that when you swipe, uh, it automatically works that were take to reference from And what to feel that the area from . But with cloning, you can actually tell it Hate. This is the spot. I'm gonna do it here. This is the spot that I want you to copy from. And then I go in swipe exactly where I want to just like that, That's the spot I wanted. That's the spot I want to feel in from, and it's what, exactly where I want. So this is great for fine tuning, getting in there and getting rid of those little tricky bits that the healing option in snaps it doesn't work. But also if you got an image which just looked really your high contracts and ghosting, where you the way that they silhouettes and don't look like double vision, you can go in there and you can just go in there and just look not that one step back. Knowing that and getting really close and just really fall into and clean up those ages, you can't take the settings. You can change the opacity so you can just slowly build on it. Increase it. You can change the hot Hartmann's, which is the age so much through a random here, or go through there, see how that has a sharp edge to it. Okay, yeah, so that's That's how that one works after focus is one of those APS that you can go in there and blew the background. It's so easy to use the first time you use it actually has a tutorial which probably explains for him and what I will, but I'll give it a go. So what? You have you you have focus made and background. I'm just gonna concentrate on focus and background. Basically use your finger and you swap in the area that you want keeping focus like that. And then you swamping the area just roughly the areas that you want background to be out of focus. Okay. Yeah. I'll see if this works background fantastic has every guy. So those are the areas that wanted keeping focus. And then you go on tap on next. And now you can go step on blue, and you can increase that little going to the extreme here. So it looks like it's floating. Ever bring it back. So that's it for the phrase smartphone photography calls. Well, there's a lot in there. Wasn't they tried to cram as much value in there as I could For most of you. That will be enough. Which is fantastic. Really pleased. That is helping go from a snapshot near you're actually creating images. So taking photos creating images is if there's a big difference now isn't there? So hopefully you've started to see some great results and playing around some of those fae choose. Thinking about your father is being more intentional with the photos that you capturing and editing them using snap sale and have fantastic. Is that where to from now? Well, on my Web site, I have a growing library of tutorials. They might be something in there is really relevant to you. More importantly, I have a Facebook community in instrument community where I host the theme every week. And that's not only carry just to connect with each other and be inspired by the photos you're saying, learn you techniques and absent and that sort of thing. And really, what did you get the most out of this smartphone photography. That's what this is all about is establishing their passionate thing growing, and we're all on this journey together. So with that, thank you again and I'll talk to you. See? Oh,