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Iphone Photography Masterclass 2019

teacher avatar Angel David Weatherston, Helping Artists Grow

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Lessons in This Class

48 Lessons (5h 3m)
    • 1. Specs of New Iphones

    • 2. Iphone Comparisons

    • 3. Iphone Camera Settings

    • 4. Siri Photo Search

    • 5. Exposure Controls

    • 6. Panorama Pictures

    • 7. Live Photos

    • 8. Portrait Mode

    • 9. Lighting Effects Using Portrait Mode

    • 10. Head Room

    • 11. Angles

    • 12. Perspective

    • 13. Framing

    • 14. Blown Out Background

    • 15. Uneven Light

    • 16. Glare

    • 17. Glare 2

    • 18. Distracting Elements

    • 19. Backgrounds

    • 20. Shallow Dept of Field

    • 21. Rule of Thirds

    • 22. Shooting in Low Light

    • 23. Black and White

    • 24. Telephoto Lense

    • 25. Snapseed Tune Image

    • 26. Snapseed Details

    • 27. Snapseed Curves

    • 28. Snapseed White Balance

    • 29. Snapseed Crop and Rotate

    • 30. Snapseed Perspective

    • 31. Snapseed Expand

    • 32. Snapseed Selective

    • 33. Snapseed Brush

    • 34. Snapseed Healing Brush

    • 35. Snapseed Full Edit

    • 36. Facetune 2 Retouch

    • 37. Facetune Face

    • 38. Facetune Reshape Tool

    • 39. Facetune Filters

    • 40. Facetune Paint

    • 41. Facetune Backdrop

    • 42. Facetune Relight

    • 43. Facetune Eyes

    • 44. Facetune Extra Tools

    • 45. Lightroom CC

    • 46. Where is night mode

    • 47. Quality of different low light pictures

    • 48. Quality Comparison Different Light Set Ups

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About This Class

Do you have an Iphone and want to take better photos? Are you a photographer and want to take better pictures with your Iphone? Do you have an Instagram and want better pictures for your social media accounts? Then this course is for you!

THIS IS THE ULTIMATE IPHONE PHOTOGRAPHY COURSE OUT THERE! UP TO DATE FOR 2019 Iphones! And updated when new Iphones come out!

In this course you will learn all the tools the latest Iphones cameras have. Most of these tools will work with any Iphone you own.

You will learn about the new Portrait Mode and Portrait Lighting to take advantage of it and get better looking portraits.

Live Photos and how to use that feature to not miss a good shot.

Panaroma Mode and how to get the best Panorama Pictures.

We will also go over 14 TIPS TO TAKE BETTER PICTURES!

  • Headroom

  • Angles

  • Perspective

  • Framing

  • Blown out Background

  • Uneven Lighting

  • Glare

  • Distracting Elements

  • Backgrounds

  • Shallow Dept of Field

  • Rule of Thirds

  • Shooting in Low Light

  • Black and White

  • Telephoto Mode

You will then learn about the Top 3 Photo Editing Apps for Iphone Snapseed, Facetune 2, and Lightroom CC

You will learn all the relevant tools on those apps and how to use them, and how to edit by a picture by combining all the tools.

This course is the most comprehensive course on Skillshare for Iphone Photography. So if you are ready to take your photography to the next level. Then enroll today!

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1. Specs of New Iphones: Okay, So in this section, we're gonna be talking about the specs of the new iPhone. So I'm gonna look at Apple's website to see all the different specs that come with the iPhone, X s Max, the iPhone, X s and the iPhone X are we're also gonna compare those to some of the older models like the iPhone eight, the iPhone seven. Whatever information we can get from the Apple website, and I'm gonna break down what those specs mean and use all the tools that you can find yourself on the apple website. This is very important because you might want to look at the specs that come with your camera, and then later on, we're gonna break down each one individually, a little bit more. So when we look over here Teoh, the iPhone website, you goto iPhone, and then you go to compare iPhone models and then you can see here the different models. Now I'm gonna make this one the exits, Max, this one the X s and this on the X are if you're not already familiar with the latest iPhone models, the excess max is a new, bigger iPhone. The X s is the next version from the iPhone 10 and the X R is the cheaper version of geese to that is a little bit bigger than the X and the excess and smaller than the excess max. But it has a camera that's not as good as the excess and the excess of Max. You're gonna see that thes two over here have a similar camera. Just about everything's about the same. So we're gonna go over. So as we scroll down, you see here they both have a dual, um 12 megapixel front facing camera. So this is the camera over here, and they both have white angle and telephoto cameras. This is for the access Max and the X S. But the X R does not have two cameras. So the reason that these iPhones have two cameras is because one of the cameras is a telephoto, let's and one of them's of white angle. It's so what that means is that one of them, the cameras, helps the phone zoom men and shoot nice telephoto pictures, meaning that from far you can zoom in and it looks really nice and crisp, while the other one and museum and is a digital zoom, which means you're losing quality as you're zooming. It is the same a zooming in on a picture. But would a telephoto let's resuming anything? You're not losing detail. The quality is still 12 megapixels. So it's the same message with a professional camera having the long lens. So it's better when you have a telephoto lens on the camera so that you can zoom in and not lose detail, and we'll talk more about that later on. The other thing is that it has a white angle one, too. So at the same time, A shoots wide and you can zoom in. And that's why it needs to. Cameras want to do one feature, want to the the other one, and they're working together all the time. So that's kind of how these work, Um, the x r um, does not have that feature, so it just has one regular land similar to what you might find in, like the older iPhones, like the iPhone six and stuff like that before the camera started releasing these dual cameras, Um so the front facing cameras and seven megapixels truth that camera, which is basically distinguishing death in the image, which is good for face detection and stuff like that, so that it can ah, lot screamed. Face detection doesn't make much of a difference when taking pictures, but it does for face detection. So seven megapixel, which is still pretty good 7 to 12 is good. You might think of DSLR camera issued, like 20 megapixel 80 megapixels. All that these mega pixels mean is decisive. The image when printed. Okay, which means you can zoom in more and still be sharp on a bigger megapixel camera. But when it comes to like just looking at the picture of full and full like you posted on Facebook or you just print a regular sized picture is gonna look sharp and beautiful all throughout. But the 20 megapixels and the bigger megapixel cameras can print really large and then from edge to edge, a look sharp. Or you can zoom into the image and it looks the same after like a 12 megapixel when you crop it so you can crop more when you have more megapixels. But chances are you're not really cropping your your composed compositing your images so that you have everything you want in frame. So 12 megapixels and now seven megapixels Enough do you not to worry about having more megapixels? So now we go down Teoh here, all the way down to camera so you can see here. That is 12 megapixel, 12 megapixel, wide angle and telephoto. The next back that you're going to see here is that it has an AF 1.8 aperture on the white angle lens, which is just the normal one. When you open up your camera, it's automatically on the white angle when you zoom in, that's when you get the telephoto. So at white angle, you get 1.8 at picture a telephone and get two point for aperture. So let's talk about what that means real quick. So when it comes to aperture on the lower the number, the better it is in low light. Okay, so the 1.8 is better with low light than the 2.4. So you're gonna see that when you zoom into the telephoto lens. If it's kind of dark, you're gonna lose some of the detail, like is getting the green is gonna show up because it's boost boosting the I s O because it's not at 1.8 appetite. So you don't need to really understand this and that. Just know that when you're Nazem, then it's gonna look better quality when it comes to low light. When it comes to full light like you're shooting outside and everything, they're both gonna look exactly the same. Okay, you're not going to see, like the quality loss in the telephoto over the white angle. Now the next thing that comes with aperture is the out of focus that you can get in your pictures. So when you have a lower number 1.8, what ends up happening is that things behind it look blurry. Um, then whatever's in focus, So you focus on something and in the background goes blurry. The lower that number could get more blurry. The background gets now. It was really interesting is that you can get a 1.8 aperture on it, which is amazing, because when you go to a professional camera in order to get a 1.8 aperture, you needing prime lens, which means the whole another lesson, that lens that comes with your camera to get the 1.8, which is good for low light, which is good for blurry backgrounds. But you already have that on your iPhone, which is amazing because you don't have to pay extra for another leads or anything already come standard built in. So, like the lens that comes with my professional camera. I need to get a prevalence and then I can zoom in her out. Would've. Prevalence is just good for that purpose on Apertura opening that makes it good for a little light. Good for blurry backgrounds. But I can zoom in or out the iPhone. You can zoom in with the telephoto. Let's so the telephoto lens is basically my zoom lens that comes with my professional camera and my wide angle lenses. My prime Linz that comes with my professional camera to professional lenses and one and 2.4 is still pretty white because the standard Lester Comfort professional camera shoots between 3.55 point six, which is a higher number than 2.4. In order to get 2.4 aperture, I need 1000 close $2000 zoom lens. My 24 to 70 is only 2.8. This is 2.4. It's just amazing aperture, good for low light, good for blurry backgrounds, which is what we're going to see later when we make the background really blurry, shallow that to feel this stuff. So I just wanted you to know that it could do that on the iPhone. X are can do 1.8, um, aperture, but it cannot do. The telephoto doesn't have a telephoto, let's. But it still had the 1.8, which is pretty good, right? So we're fine with just that now, Um, optical image of image stabilisation. Dual optical image stabilization means Now some of my lessons have emerged. Emily steps that realization to while my pronunciation is terrible. I'm sorry, you guys, it basically makes it so that the shakiness from your hand motion doesn't cause the image to go blurry. Now, when you're going handheld, chances are your movie right, And that movement usually causes an image to go blurry. Thanks to this feature. Now it won't go blurry. Now it's still could go blurry, removing a lot, but not as blurry as if it didn't have stabilization. So you don't have to worry that much about. Just be completely still not moving an inch when you're taking a picture because its built in so that it can do that. And this dual optical means that it is built for both the whiting on the telephone. Okay, so now, um, so why color capture for photos and my photos? It means that the colors look really good. Okay. The quad led true tone flash with slow sink basically means that the flash system is a band's. You're gonna see all these cool features. When we get to the flash section of the cameras, you can see what it can do. But for now, just know that it is state of the art. Really good shooting with flash. You see all these cool features that I could do. So what led basically just means that there's, like, four little led lights in this little flash here in the back. Okay, um, portrait mode with advanced boca and that control, they all have that the older iPhones did not have that. Okay, so what portrait mode you're gonna see later when we get to the portrait. Most section of the camera, it's set up to be able to get really cool, shallow depth of field, which means a background gold blurry and the thing that focus stands out more now, advanced Boca and depth control means that would advance Balcombe The lights in the background that are out of focus are going to create this nice Boca that's gonna like, look really nice. Like, have you ever seen? Like, when something's out of focus A little light? Let me just show you guys focus really quick. So Boca, this is Ah, Boca right here. So, as you see here, um, the Boca is when the lights are out of focus, they turn into, like, this little circle now would advance broke up, They're going to stand out even more, which is what people want in professional photography. They won Boco if they shooting in low light and they have these lights in the background. So the iPhone now has advanced broke up. So now the Boca, it's gonna look even nicer. And then that control means that now, after you took the picture, you can change your aperture setting to change How blurry the background. This No camera in the history of time has ever been able to do that after you take the picture. Now, I guess you can go into photo shop, highlight the background and add a blur to it. But it's not like with built in from the camera. It's something you do in editing afterwards. This is something I've never seen before. I really can't explain how it does that. Um, but it basically found a way to give you all the different apertures. So the white opening aperture that makes a background very blurry and the closed aperture, uh, which makes it so that the backgrounds and focus all in the same image. So you take a picture, and then you can change it and make the background very blurry or vary in focus, which is amazing. We're going to see that more a little bit. And then so they all could do that, which is pretty cool. So all the latest iPhones that came out in 2018 could do that. Um, and then the lighting effects. So you have, um, portrait lighting with five different effects. So you have natural studio, contour stage and stage mono, but the X are only has natural studio contour. Chances are you're not going to use any of these portrait lighting effects. So don't worry if you have a phone that doesn't have these lighting effects you don't really want uses. It kind of lame, in my opinion, will play with them. You can see what they do, but chances are you're not really gonna use us. And then they all have smart HDR photo, which means that it's always looking at the scene and mixing highlights and shadows and neutral tones together. So you have high dynamic range. I know just through a bunch of limbo at you that you might not understand. But when we get to the HDR section of this course, you're really gonna understand that. But the fact that it's smart means that it's always working together to get a really nice, um, exposed image in the highlights and in the shadows. So the shadows have detail. The highlights are blown out, so it's always working smart to do it. Now let's look at really quickly you what some of these things are, and then we compare them to some of the older forms. So what you do here is you click where it says learn more and it takes you here to just the camera specs. You could also go toe iPhone and cameras, and you could see what it does. Ah, so nice image here. What I'm gonna do here is make the screen a little bit smaller so you could see everything . Okay, so, uh, here we go. Sensor price s earth algorithms and whatever. Now, one thing you want to note is that sensors. So when it comes to sensors and cameras, the later the camera is that later the centuries. And when the sensor is newer, it's better at detail and is better at low light. Now, when it's better detail, no light, you're gonna get a nicer looking image and a better exposed image without grain and low light versus older cameras. So the late, the newer your iPhone is the batter the sensor is gonna be. When taking these pictures, the qualities would be better. And it's gonna shoot better in low light. Same with professional cameras. The later the model year of that camera is, chances are later the center is the new or the censorious, and that's gonna shoot better in low light, so I can't rely completely on just the price of the camera. Sometimes a $600 professional camera. That's the latest model versus a three year old $2000 camera. This $600 camera has a better sensor than the $2000 camera that's older. Just because I'm is using the latest sensors. So that's something a little bit about sensors that you want to know. Um, okay, so now we're looking here, Um, smart hdr. Okay, so when it comes to smart hdr, it's basically enhances I sp Advanced algorithms are to hdr breaks more highlights and shadows details to your photo. So basically, the way that works is that, uh, you click here. Okay, so you get more information in the shadows and in the highlights, So let's look at this image real quick. Um, normally, what outsmart eighth er the floor and this, uh, garage door will be all black, can't see it, and then this would be a little bit brighter, and then he might be normal, so this would be very bright. And this will go all black with smart hdr. You could still tell them. Decide. Walk. You can still see the fire hydrant. You can still see the garage and you can see the detail and, um uh, the wall here, um, in this image, this is showing that a without smart HDR, this would be a very bright and this will go all black. But with smart HDR, you can still see this and you can still see this. You could see all the detail here. He would go all black and the sky will go, Albright And this will be all white and this would be all black. But now the sky looks normal and you could still see detail in him. So that's what smart HDR does. It shows information and the dark parts and in the bright parts and mix it all together. So you have a nice dynamic range. You really need some comparisons off without HDR and smart HDR to really tell. But just trust me that it's there and it looks really good. Okay, so now the next thing is the advanced depth of field. So, as you see here in this like Jeff here, this little video plane, the background goes completely blurry, right? When they changes to F 1.4 now we saw earlier the camera has f 1.8, but it supposedly has at 1.4 building. I'm not gonna question it, Really. All that matters is that when you're at 1.4 the background very blurry. I guess if I go like this, Okay, so I depress, please. So when you goto f 16 everything in the background is in focus. And when you go to F one point for its blurry and it doesn't change the exposure on her so she looks perfectly lit, it doesn't change anything. Aperture is supposed to change things when you goto F 1.4 is the brightest when you goto f once F 16 is the darkest as you're changing that bar in any camera, the picture gets brighter or darker except in the iPhone. And the iPhone is the Onley camera that you can mess with the setting and everything else is set to auto and it's gonna make sure that the exposure on her does not change while you're changing this. Now, what you're doing is Onley changing how blurry the background this which no camera can really do and this condone it after the pictures taken, which is even more amazing with the professional cameras. You can do this before you take the picture. But with iPhone, you can do this after you take the picture, which is amazing. Okay, um, it has Boca. So the lights here and look a little nicer. Okay. Was looking more Boca Pictures. Okay. The light here love school. Okay. Background looks nicer. They should have really shown, like, some lights of stuff that looked like circles and whatever. Okay, anyway, Okay. So a hands portrait mode selfies the truth. That camera generates a precise depth map to keep your focus against a blurry background that control this. You're just adaptive. Feel that, Do you shoot? So that's what we talked about. And it's cool that you could do this. And selfie motew. I would guess that you could only do this with this camera is usually on the coast of you could do with this camera, and you can't do anything cool with this camera. But it's cool that you could do this with both cameras. More like details. We talked about the sensor earlier. Larger pixels deeper to improve image, fidelity and large allow more life to hit the sensor. The results even better. Low light photos. So I phones. Phone cameras have been known to shoot really bad little like pictures, but with the latest technology, they shoot almost a spirit, or sometimes even better than professional cameras. I was shooting that event the other day, and when I was shooting with my professional camera, Andi with just a room light, it was struggling. I felt like I needed to use a prime lands. My standard kid left wasn't good enough When I shot it with my iPhone, It looked better. It's crazy because I was just telling my girlfriend. Let's just shoot all the pictures with my phone because I know I have my professional camera, but my full shoots really good. A little light. That's just crazy. Okay, so sharper. Action zero shutter live. Freeze! A moment in time with Alex and Shadow. So looks like smart HDR can no. So HDR normally takes three pictures. OK, so it takes one with the highlights, one with the mid tones and one with the shadows right now and then put them all together. But how did you take three images while somebody's jumping or action shots? Well, smart hdr does so quick that it it really does freeze the action. And does the HDR process all together, which is amazing. Um, and then four k video. But this is not a video. And then this is talking about Okay, so that that control, this is what it looks like. Um, in the phone. This is what put your lighting. Looks like Okay, 2.2 aperture would shooting with the front facing camera, which is pretty good, too. Look at this. Boca here. Okay, so that's it. Um, Okay. Okay. So we looked at all the specs for the latest cameras. The latest iPhones. They came out in the next lecture. I'm gonna be talking about the person within that and the older iPhones and kids, you have an iPhone 87 and so on. If you only have the latest iPhones, you can skip the next lecture. That might not relate to you. But now we're gonna compare it to some of the older idols 2. Iphone Comparisons: Okay, you guys. So now we're gonna be talking about is the comparison of the latest iPhones with the older iPhones? Very briefly. I don't want to spend too much time on it because I already taking a lot of your time going over all the specs. But now, in case you haven't older iPhone, I want to go over that. You don't have an older iPhone. You have an iPhone at Access X as Max or the New X are. Then we already went over it. You could skip over this part. So what you do is you go to Apple's website iPhone and then you press were says compare. Okay. Now, from here, we have, like, the new X s Max. And when you compare some of the older folks Okay, so let's look at the 10 see what changes came to be. And then let's look at something like, uh, the eight. Plus. Okay, So the squirrel down similar cameras. Okay, um, some of the little features here. Um, same sensors. Everything here is the same. Same two cameras. Okay. Good. Ah, Dual optical image stabilization. Optical image stabilization says a little bit more stable. And the iPhone excess Max and the X, The eight, um, you know, whatever. Like we talked about stabilization. And you don't have to worry that much about it, but, um, that's kind of good. Teoh have it. So a little bit better. One will be a better for stable or pictures. Um, okay. Optical, assume optical. Assume, um, good. They both have that. Really? Both have a two cameras. Right. So these two little cameras on the back. Okay, so, um cool. Everything looks the same. Now, the thing about the max the X are the excess is that they both have the advance polka and that control these other ones don't. So the 8 10 and the A plus did not have it. So that means that after you take the picture, you cannot go in there and changed, uh, depth of field of the picture, making the background blurry or not, which will talk about when we get to the portrait. Most section of this course. So if you have a tan or the A plus, you do have portrait mode. It's gonna make the picture a little blur in the background. But not so much like you can mess with in the new iPhone. It's which is a game changer of you really like depth of field, like having the background be very blurry. Which is what about a lot of professional photographers love doing. Um, so after you see this course, and you see, when we get to that section, if you feel like you want to get the new iPhones just because of that, then that means something really cool that's different. I was blown away when that feature came out that ran and bought the new iPhone. So the same portrait, more lightings by the facts. Smart hdr vicious auto HDR photos. So you know the smart one. It's intelligently always working, um, and is putting the pictures in a better way than the auto HDR. The smart HDR also has the ability to take the picture so quick that you can freeze action and, um, and auto HCR can't really do that that well, so you will have to almost like stand still and let the three pictures were taken. But smart HDR can do it so quickly that somebody could jump in the air and you catch good dynamic range with action, which is unique thing about the smartest here. Front facing cameras saw the same all the same, but the axe has portrait mode in the front facing camera because of all the cool stuff that they put in the 10 and forward with the face detection. So they got rid of the home screen to do face detection to unlock the screen. So they added all these cool little cameras in the front, which allows you to do portrait mode with the front facing camera. So eight, plus an older would not be able to do that. The 10 can do that, Um, portrait mode. Would events broke up and that controlling the front facing camera, which is crazy, I can take a selfie and make the background very blurry, which I can like. It's so cool. Um, the lighting effects. You could do that in the front, facing camera on the 10 and the 10 max, and that's basically it. Um, you could go back here and look through some of the older phones and everything and really compare them. But the reason there's masterclass 2019 it's because we're talking about the latest iPhones and we're gonna be updating this course asked. New iPhones come out if the features change, Um, with the cameras and the new iPhones. But for now, we want this to be up to date with the latest technology and iPhones. So you know that you're getting a good course. Okay, so now we're gonna move on to the next lecture. 3. Iphone Camera Settings: Okay, so now we're gonna do is we're gonna mess with some of the settings that you find in the camera section of your settings to see all the things that you can enable disabled and what those things mean. So when we go to settings and then you scroll down and then you go to camera, you see all these different settings. Now, let me show you what each one means. So when you go to preserve settings from the top, you have camera mode, creative control, life photos. So with camera mode, the last thing that you had set up when you open your camera what? Whether it was video or square or portrait or whatever you had open last when you open your camera next time was gonna have that. Um, I like to have that on, but most likely I'm just gonna change it like it doesn't bother me if it starts to bother you. Just turn it off. But, um, come hand even doing a lot of the same things and you're closing the app when you're coming back and had to go back to it. Creative control like filters, um, and stuff like that you can also have enabled so that if you used a filter is gonna show up in your the last time you had it rather than have to find that filter again. That's if you really using filters and stuff were not really using filters. And it doesn't really matter. Ah, life photos. Now, this is a big one, because if you have this off, chances are you're gonna forget to turn it on and then when you're taking a picture and then you're gonna have a life photo if you like life photos every like life photos have this enabled. So all your pictures have life photos. They take up a little bit more space. But those air great images were like a little story to them. So my girlfriend really likes life photos. She has this enabled on her phone and all her pictures air life photos. And we have this disabled. You can still take a life photo. We have to click on the top to tell the phone to take a life photo. Um, so you have to turn it on and off and by the fault is gonna be off. So if you want it on all the time. You turn this on and you wanna have to turn it on manually. Every time you take a picture, you turn this up. I have it off because I don't really use life photos. But, you know, my girlfriend has a blast showing me all the life photos of her brother and the pictures she took of him. Um, in any situation. Really? She just loves showing me life photos, so I might start doing it too. I don't know. It doesn't really matter, but doesn't get in the way of your pictures or anything. Um okay, So, uh, grid, it's something that you're going to take your photography to be more professional. You wanted to be more professional. You want it on? If not, if you're just casual photographer, you might want to turn it off just because the lions can get annoying to see those lines. Ah, professional photographers use the grid to be able to pinpoint rule of thirds and be able to play subjects on the where the lions connect that whether rule of thirds say to go to and we'll talk about that more later on. But, um, it depends. You know. Do you want it to be more professional? Do you want your horizons to be levelled? Turn it on. If you don't care that much, you don't want to see the lines all the time. Then turn it off. So I have it off. And then when I needed I turn it on. Ah, scan QR codes. Um, you can just leave that enabled. If your phone sees a Q R code, it's gonna, uh, pop up like the website on the top. You can click on that, and it's gonna take you to the website or wherever its Lincoln if is the app store for an app or whatever. It's really cool to have that. Um and um, I remember using that the other day at us. This course I took they had the cure code on the front so we could take the test. And I just pointed my camera from a from a back of the room and it found the cure code and took me to the website with the test, which was pretty cool. Um, record video for video. You could change the settings are the video. Um, you can you can have auto light friends for seconds. Lock camera. Um, so this is for video one photography course, But you can change the settings there. Change your settings for your slow motion, um, records, stereo sound. That's also for video. Um, this best of records serious? That sounds better. Now let's go to formats. So there's these two for Mrs called high efficiency and most compatible. So, um, high efficiency will Apple created file format for your images that are smaller. So now you can fit more pictures with the storage in your camera and than ever before, thanks to high efficiency. The problem is that, um, in order for other platforms now, they're not apple related. To read those files, it needs to be converted. Now. Apple converts it automatically when you share the photo, or when you downloaded from the iCloud or any any way that you take the pictures out of your phone. So since it doesn't automatically, um, and isn't it converted when it does that, there's no reason not to have high efficiency if you have somehow getting into your phones , files and dragging them out. Um, most compatible might be the one you need to have enabled in order for your pictures to be , uh, in a format that can be read on your computer easily. So but for the most cases, you're fine with high efficiency. Just use high efficiency. You don't really lose quality or anything like that. Um, now, smart hdr um, we're up have just enabled. And you want to be able to shoot hdr. Um, this is the optional one. Keep normal photo because it has a smart HDR. You have the option to save the one that wouldn't be hdr also with the HDR photo. But the HDR photo looks the best, so there's no reason to have a crappy image next to a good image. Um, so I never have that enabled. But I might use that in order to show you the difference. So that said, when it comes to those settings, um, if you go to the photo one, which is above camera, um, you can see here, Siri in search. We talked about Syria to find your pictures. I cloud photos. So when it comes to iCloud, um, your iPhone has five gigabytes of iCloud storage by the fault for, like, a dollar you can get, um 50 gigabytes. And then for 2 99 you can get, um, 250. You get all this storage? Um, and the great thing is that, um it will store are your pictures to the cloud, and then it will need internet in order to for the high resolution file to be seen. Usually a low resolution is kept on your phone and a high resolution is, um, kept in the cloud. Um, now, 99% of the time, the data from your phone is strong enough to download the pictures quickly so you can always look at your pictures. I always have all my images on the cloud. I log in online and look at the images. I'll show you guys how to do that in another lecture. But I like having iCloud. I pay the extra money to have all my pictures and videos on the cloud because I should wait too much. I shoot so much video, so much photography, and, um, my phone storage would just now be able to hold it up. So having iCloud paying for the iCloud gives me enough story for all my pictures of video and in case I lose my phone. Everything is there. I never lose my pictures. I just pick up another phone, download him and it's there. So you want Oh, my recommendation is to sign up for iCloud and store all your images and use optimize iPhone storage. Now, what optimize iPhone storage means is that if your pictures are taking up most of your storage on your phone, not the apse, just the pictures, then it's getting up. Put them online. So you have storage on your phone and your phone is always showing to have enough space. Maybe say download to keep originals is in a have it online, but also on your phone. You can see them off line, which you're never offline, and then, um, your phone's gonna be filled up and then you're gonna run out of space. So after my Saiful storage is what I keep it up. Now, if you click upload to photo stream than, um, people can from other the vices they share the same iCloud account that we have multiple devices. You can see the pictures in the photo stream. I don't really use that, Um, you can share albums I don't really use that, um, you can summarize photos. So the photo tap shows every photo in your library and all views you can choose compact, summarized view for collections and years. So in the photos tab, you can see all that like collections and, like, it categorizes and makes it, like, have different ways to find your images, which is cool. So we just leave it on you feel HD HDR means that shows you the full HDR image at the end. Um, so transferred a mac or PC. You want it to transfer the compatible format automatics uses. Don't mess with that is set to automatic. That's what I was talking about before, where it's gonna send the jape X over that works. Okay, so those were the settings. Um, I just wanted to show you this real quick to you. And now we're gonna move on to the next election. 4. Siri Photo Search: in this section we're gonna be talking about using Siri. Photo search is not really going to help you with your photography as much as just show you some of the cool capabilities that your phone has your updated to the latest firmware. Your phone has the ability now to search for certain pictures in your camera by just asking Siri to search for them So you can do things, my location, my time by even items. Sometimes the phone is smart enough to determine certain items and then be able to find them. So in order to do that, you're just gonna call on Siri and then ask it to show you certain photos of certain locations and so on. So I'm gonna show you something samples now so you can see what that looks like. Okay. Hey, Siri, show me photos taken yesterday and it instantly opens up. Ah, album with pictures I took yesterday. So these were some screenshots and pictures from yesterday. I go to Syria again. Hey, Sear. I understand. Oops. I go. Hey, Siri, show me pictures of Poland And these were pictures I took when I visited Poland with my girlfriend. So as you can see here. Um, certain cities are on the top here. Um, we have moments. Poland airport, Poland. And you could see. See on you can see pictures and videos in Poland. Now, I could do cool things as well. Like, um I don't know, let's say show me pictures of my car and then Ah, it shows pictures with cars in them cars, so that's kind of cool. Uh, let me try something else. I figured as much. Show me pictures of my dog, and there we go. Now, we got some pictures of my dog and hot dogs too, which is cool. Um, so, like, this comes in handy because, um, here's another one. This is really cool. Ah, Show me pictures on my birthday. Okay, so there's my birthday. Um, then we got Show me pictures in the summer, and then it goes by date. June 21st to September 21st. Those were the official days of summer. We have all these pictures taken in the summer, so that's basically umm Siri search. In order to make sure you have it, you got to goto settings. Then you go to photos and then you have Siri search on the top. So you click that and you allow that it works. You can do this. Allowing lock screen, allow Syrian suggestions. Um, so is going to search. Look up stuff in your photo out, woman. Show that to you. So that's just really cool. Um, you never know when, Like that might come in handy. You're looking for a certain photo, and you can just do serious search, and you don't want to do it like that. The other way you could do is, um, on the top. There's a search. You can just ah, search all the stuff like we were doing on Siri search. I really like using Siri instead. But in case you don't want to do that, you can also search on the top of your albums. So that's it. When it comes to Siri search, searching for pictures. Now, we're gonna move on to the next section 5. Exposure Controls: Okay, so in this section, we're gonna be looking at exposure and exposure Luck. Okay, this is also the same for focus. But right now, the focus is on exposure. So whenever you're looking at something is gonna intelligently look at the whole scene and try to get the best exposure. But if you want to make sure something's exposed in the image, you can tap on it on the screen, and it's going to raise the brightness or, lord the brightness so that that thing has good exposure, meaning the level brightness. So that that's lit up perfectly. So right now I'm looking at this and we have the wall being very bright, the floor being in the shadow, and then, um, this thing that you pay for parking being the darkest part. So if I click on the wall, the bright spot in the wall, it makes the image darker so that the wall is a little bit darker. Um, and it darkens everything else by press on the floor makes everything brighter because the floors too dark. If I press on this painting it makes based on what parts I press, it makes things brighter or darker. if I press on, um, right here and that white part makes everything darker and so on. So right now, we're gonna look at difference between pressing on the floor and the wall. You have to make a determinant what you want, the exposure to be exposed for the wall or the floor. Now, if you want to just the exposure manually. What you do is you pick on apart like, let's say the floor, and then you hold it and drag up and down. Dragging up makes the picture brighter. Dragging down makes a darker. Now let's say you do want the exposure to be on the floor right, and as you move around, it loses the exposure on the floor so you can lock the floors exposure by doing something called exposure Luck. To do that, you hold on the floor and then you'll see a slash a f luck. So what that does is it makes sure that as I move it around, it doesn't get brighter or darker anymore. It's locked now. It also locks the position of the focus, so its focus on that spot right there So that is a to it is gonna help you so doesn't get brighter and darker. Um, once you pick the right exposure, you just hold it and lock it in place. So that's why when it comes to locking the exposure, messing with exposure. Now we're gonna move on to the next section. 6. Panorama Pictures: Okay, so now what we're gonna do is we're gonna do panoramic mode. Okay? We're outside here. And whenever you doing panoramic mode, you want to make sure that you have enough lighting in the scene. If it's too dark is gonna look too grainy because the camera uses for panoramic is where it's not good with low light. So we have enough light out here to do this. And you want to hold this with two hands and move slowly. If you hold it with one hand is gonna be too shaky, okay? And then you just gonna move slowly, very slowly to the right and record everything. You can try the several times until you get it. Right now, everything in the scene has to be completely still. If anybody's moving is not gonna work because their movements going to mess up the panoramic. So right here, I'm gonna take pictures of all these cars. Nothing in the background is moving. Okay, so I click. I click on this and then slowly drag this to the right. You don't have to hurry. Just do it slowly and then stop it. And now you see here there's nice panoramic of the whole place. Okay, so I just wanted to show you guys. How did use a panoramic mode, remember? Nothing moving in the background enough light and hold it with two hands and just move your body slowly. Don't try to do moving your hands. Try moving your body and you'll get a nice mood. Panoramic picture. So that's a with this election. Now we're gonna move onto the next one. 7. Live Photos: Okay, In this section, we're gonna be talking about live photos. So as you already have life photos enabled or you don't, um we're gonna look at how to take a life photo and some of the cool things you can do with life photos. So the first thing is, when you go to a picture, you want to make sure that this thing appear. It was yellow. Thing is on. If it's not on, it looks like this live off. But if it is on, that means it's going to take a life photo. Okay, so let's say I took a picture of my dog. Lulu, come here. Come here. And I took a picture of him. Little look at me looking me looking me. Look, look, Lula. Okay, so that's me and my daily struggle of trying to take a picture of my dog. So now and I wanted to be as riel life example as it gets and doesn't get more than a real life example than taking a picture of my dog. So look at this picture. Okay? Now, the cool thing is that, as I'm scrolling is going to show a little preview of a live picture. So if I hold my finger on the picture, this is what you will see. Look, and it also records audio to, so I don't know. You can hear this if I another one looking looking looking. Look, this is Lily being stubborn. Look, So I could go through all these press play, and then what I like to do is I like toe watch all these life videos and see if I can find an exact moment in which there could have been a great picture within the life. Um, a little video that it recorded. Now, if you don't know, Life photo takes 1.5 seconds before and 1.5 seconds after you take the picture. So we really want to capture a good life picture, which you want to do is hold the picture up, hold for a second, take the picture and hold the camera up, and you put the camera away right away. You're gonna end up recording you putting the camera weight to one a note that is always recording. So you have the camera open open. It's recording when you take the pictures recorded A what is saved? 1.5 seconds before and 1.5 seconds later. After you take the picture. So you want to leave the camera on, uh, pointing at your subject. So I'm watching this. Now, let's say that slight second in which he's looking at me. I want to say that the picture that is took is this one. But I'm gonna go and edit it so that the main picture is the one that he's kind of looking . So what you do is you press forces at it right on the bottom. You click edit, and now you can scroll left and right and stop wherever you think. It's a good picture. Let's say I like this one because he's sticking his tongue out Right. Then we're says, make keep photo. You press where says make key photo. Now, when I press it done on the bottom, right? This is a picture that I got. I got the picture of my dogs. The really let, uh, cute. I just looking at me and see if I can catch him read, You know, there he got I can only catch a good picture of my dog when I'm not staring at the Doug, Let's watch this. Oh, good luck with that Lily Lily. Uh, then he goes and does that. Okay, Never mind. Anyway, um, let me show you another good example. Um, okay. To find life photos, your life photos here. And we got this one right here. Okay, so there's a picture that I got. If I hold it, then he goes down. Press edit. That's perfect. Maki photo done. And that is my picture. So you can already tell that this comes in handy when, um, like, things are going on and stuff, you know? They're about to blow out the candles. They're about to jump into a pool, anything that you want to catch that motion and that you might miss the shut. And in order to be ableto find the good shot, you have two options you can do burst photo, or you could do the life photo burst photo. I would do if I want to capture. Maybe like, um, what's it called? I know for sure is gonna be an action photo if I know for sure is in the inaction photo. I'm gonna do burst photo because I rather have more pictures than frames in a video. Okay, um, you have higher quality pictures. Now, if you miss a shot by accident, and all you have is a life photo that at least you can go and go back a frame or two and find the right picture. So my recommendation issue? No. Have life photo on, if you like. Whatever you can I think are important or something. And like, you can fix the picture, stuff like that. I don't know. I'm just I personally haven't been using, like photos. But when I recently learned that you could do that, I now starting to rethink everything. Maybe we'll start using, like photos more often. Okay. Anyway, thanks for watching hope. You guys learn something about life photos, and now we're gonna move on to the next lecture. 8. Portrait Mode: in this section, we're gonna be talking about portrait mode. So whenever you open your camera such support red mode, you can take some really cool pictures, and it's going to focus on something and make the background blurry. So I'm gonna show you some pictures I took, um, using portrait mode so you can really see the difference between portrait mode and non portrait mode. So this picture I took right here, um, with I was with my girlfriend at this, uh, Polish restaurant and I took this picture without portrait. Most you can see here how clear the background is this as Polish house? You can read that clearly. Now, if I go over here, I have one that I took with portrait mode. The exposure is exactly the same on both pictures. So the lighting on her face is just a background blurry on one in the background, not blurry. And the other one. Now, if I go here to the one that's in portrait mode, you'll see that it says portrait on the top left, you can click edit. And the cool thing is, you have this depth control feature on the bottom, which you can change how blurry you want the background to be. Now, the cool thing about this is if you're looking at a professional camera, right, and you're messing with the depth control, Um, you can't do this with a professional cameras. If you have a DSLR, whatever, you take a picture. You took it at F 4.5 f 1.8 f 1.4 F 8.0, and you can go after the fact and change what the aperture waas. But here you can, which is really cool. The other cool thing is that shooting a picture, Would it f 1.8 requires you to have a prime lens when you're shooting with a DSLR to get a background that looks like this and that costs extra money. And then if you get a lens, that shoes have one F 1.4 that lenses a couple $100 even more expensive, and then you're getting it all with your iPhone, which is really cool. So if I were to leave it here F 1.4, you can see how blurry the background this versus this picture that was taken, um, without portrait mode. So here is very clear in the background and here the backgrounds very clear. But let's say I wanted to be able to read the background. I could go back here, click at it and then switch this all the way to F 16. And now I can read the background. The ability to change these this after the fact is amazing. Now there is some limitations with, um, portrait mode that wanna point out if I zoom in right here to the tip overhead, right, make it very sharp. You can see the edge over hair as I lower this. It started making her hair blurry, too. I wish you would think my not make that much sense because it's almost in the same focal plane as her face. So why is her top of her head also becoming blurry? And that is because the way that this blurt is being put on the picture is using an algorithm that will figure out what the subject this. That's why it's usually only done important mode portrait, meaning people it can detect the face and say, OK, this whole face needs to be focused, and everything behind that face needs to be blurry, but it doesn't really bad job at detecting edges and ministers blurring the edges as well. If you were to shoot this with a professional DSLR, it won't blur these edges. Those edges will be sharp. It's just a small limitation. Is not that bad? Is not that noticeable? But if you find that the edges of your subject are becoming too blurry, then I would recommend not lowering the depth control as much till the edges are and focus and then keeping it so somewhere like I don't know, 2.8. The edges look sharp here. The edges look blurry of her head. So stuff like that is stuff to consider. I just want you to note now another cool thing. Another cool picture I took with portrait mode. I want to show you guys, Um, so we we went to this place and we saw these bushes where Christmas lights on it. So we sat in on the ledge with those bushes behind us, and we capture that of the background Now, without portrait mode, it might look something like this right where everything's in focus and it looks very ugly . Here's the background looks very ugly. Everything is sharp. But thanks to portrait mode, I can blur the background and create nice Boca because of the lights. So I lower this and bam! Now the background looks beautiful and you can't even tell that they're bushes or anything in the background. Um, the other cool thing, um, is I want to show you the filter tool. So when you go down here to filters, you have these cool filters. So this is the original picture, actually. And then once I click on filters, I goto vivid. And now I stand out even more, which is really cool, because, um, on top of all the tools of portrait mode and everything I can do, um, filters. Now, if I were to mess with these, I can change with the brightness in my face studio light and then felt e o. It looks pretty good. So that's it when it comes to portrait mode. My recommendation is whenever you're taking pictures of people to use it, um, stray away from using it with objects that are not people, because it won't do that good of a job of detecting the edge. It's on that, and in my blur. Um, some of your subject which you don't want recommended with people. It does a good job of detected faces. And also, um, note how much depth control you're using. Don't blur it too much. If you're edges are becoming too blurry. And make sure nothing important that needs to be in focus is not in focus. So that's that when it comes to portrait mode and I we're gonna move on to the next lecture . 9. Lighting Effects Using Portrait Mode: everybody in this section will be talking about portrait mode on the iPhone in selfie mode and all the different lighting effects that you have. So the main focus here is the lighting effects to see what they do. And then we're also going to be taking some pictures, and you can see how you could mess with them before, after and what they really do. So the now that I have here portrait open, cool thing about selfie mode versus the other one, as you can get really close and it still works. Right now, we really, really close is going to say move further away because it wants to get the whole face and frame. But once they can see the whole face and frame, then it works. OK, now the lighting effects are on Lee for the face, okay? It's supposed to be a way to get studio lights to hit the face and make a stand out. So that's basically with the's. Lighting effects are is imagine if you were in a studio you have different light setups. Um, how will look like so the first one's called natural light, meaning you're not doing any cool lighting effects on the picture. So what if you live in a natural light, is not changing and manipulating the picture in any way when it comes to lighting. Now, if you go to studio lights, what's happening is that it's basically kind of like putting two giant soft boxes all around you so that your face is perfectly exposed all around, right. This is good for kind of like smiling pictures happened pictures, lifestyle pictures, form or fashion pictures and more serious pictures. You wouldn't really do studio lighting like that nice soft box all around, right? You wanna have some definition, shadows and stuff. That's where Contra lighting comes in with Contra lighting. It's given more definition. It's kind of making a brighter here and darker here. Here is making a bright on. The sheikhs here is making a darker on the cheeks right, This is normal, is flat. This is bright evenly, and then this is darker on the sites, which is better for more like fashion and serious pictures. The next one is Stage Light, which does his best to grab your face and then your body and then make the background just go all black um I don't really mess with this one as much especially, like here causes It really looks like he's doing a bad job. I take the picture and then change it to that. So I show you that, and then this one is doing that. And black or white. Okay, So my recommendation is this. Whenever you're messing with these lights, don't, um, don't switch the light effect while you're taking the picture. Always take your picture. Natural light. And that that you can take the picture without the natural light and go back. It's just it's too distracting. Um, and it makes you look like you don't look good. It's better to, like, take you with natural like No, that it looks good and then see if the light of facts will make the picture look better. Okay, So 90 didn't take a picture of myself. All right? And then one from the site. Okay, so now we got these two pictures and we go toe edit on the bottom. Right? So let me go back. You see here says edit, you click on that, and then you see the box where the light effects If I click on it. This, um this wheel turns on and then I can turn this and change the light effects. Okay, so let's look at the 1st 1 1st 1 made my face brighter. Evenly like we talked about. It looks nicer, right? Maybe something between this and this will look nicer. You can always edit it and make the brightness a little bit darker. The next one is contour lighting, which I think that's more definition in my face. It looks a little better, but it's hard to choose, right? It's kind of personal preference. Some. I like this better. Some My leg. This way. There. This is that. Okay, So this is what the one with the background looks like. If you tap anywhere on the screen, it shows the original for a second, and then it goes back to the to the one with this lighting effect. That looks pretty cool. The next one is black and white. That looks pretty cool. It doesn't really beautiful job at making these black might stand out. So I think the best one for me is this one studio late. Okay, it's a nine. When I move on to the next picture this one on the site. Okay, when we go to different lighting effects Wow. Okay, so I kind of like this contour lighting it really like shows off my jaw line a little bit better, So I will leave it at that. Now, I'm gonna take some, Ah, picture that it's gonna be for, like, black and white. Okay, So one of the cool black and white pictures that I've seen are the ones that have, like, people in the streets are rugged and stuff like that. So I want to create that kind of, like the homeless man. Look, or, you know, the guy in the street. So I'm gonna put my hoody on and then look a little serious. Okay, so I got this and we go to edit. We got this. Now it seems a little bright, so I can click done and then go to edit and, uh, press on the little wheel here, um, and then press light dark in it a little bit. Another way to do this is highlights, because it's just ah, bright parts that are bothering me. That looks a little better. So that's that. Another one I did earlier was this one. I really like this picture. It's really cool where you can do, um, with these lighting effects. I wanted you to see the differences because there's very little resource is out there that explain the differences in the light effects. I try to look it up, and it was very hard. I almost had to just disregard everything and just play with it and understanding myself as a photographer. And this is what I came up with. So check it out, play with it. I think the best one is the black and white one. That was those create really beautiful images that you cannot create on your own. Um, what editing or anything, you really need to have his light in effect feature to do that. So that's when it comes to this lecture. Now we're gonna move onto the next one 10. Head Room: everybody in this section, We're gonna be talking about tips to take better pictures, which your iPhone. Now, all these have minor tips. They're gonna help you take pictures overall as a photographer. So this applies whether you're taking pictures with your iPhone with a professional camera . It would not thes air tips that are universal, regardless of what type of camera you're using. Some of them we're gonna be stuck Pacific to the iPhone. But almost all of them are gonna be universal to taking pictures. And hopefully, after you learn all these tips, you're gonna be able to take better pictures. So the first time we're gonna be talking about is called Headroom. So when it comes to head room, one of the things that bother me as a photographer was when other people took pictures of people, they left all the space above the head. So in this example, image right here. This is something that I wouldn't do on that if someone was taking a picture of me with something that they might do. So you see, here in this picture here you have all this space above the head and the reason they're doing this is because they're making sure that the person it's in the center of the image, and that's very common, like people want to make sure that the heads in the middle so they disregard the fact that they left all the space above the subject. And when you do important photography and doing pictures of a person and you're doing a close up like this one, whether it's 3/4 to the knees up, um, close up whatever with the thing that's gonna make the picture look better is if you get rid of negative space, negative space, a space that doesn't do anything that's just there, taking up space in the picture. So right now, the negative space is everything above her head. It's all the space above, because there's nothing of importance there. The picture is just a the subject, this person, and there's all the space above this useless. So the best thing to do is to get rid of the space, take the picture and and just, um, re compass recompose your picture. So move the angle down a little so that her head is closer to the top of the picture. So this is kind of what you want to do. This is ah, half body picture. So from the waist up and the head is closer to the top of the picture, this looks a lot better than this one. Right? So this is what you wanna strive to do? You want to get rid of the head room, and this is whether you do pictures and video. I see in a video to, um I had my girlfriend recorded video of me and I was in the Senate. It was all the space above. And I told her, make sure that my head is closer to the top. So it is universal and pictures and video to get rid of head room. When you're doing close ups of people, when you take pictures of your friend or yourself, make sure that your head closer to the top. Now, the next tip to take this even further is cutting off the top of the head. So it is, um, a common practice for those that take a portrait, especially of women that are close ups to cut off the top of the head. Um, this top shape here it is a little bit extra space that you could take off, and the focus becomes now in the face and less on that. Now the hair style. If you know some sort of big hairstyle, whatever and that's relevant, then don't do that. But if the hairs flat like this one and it's not relevant, the whole hair style than cutting off the top of the head is a pretty common practice, and it makes the picture look even more interesting. So this versus this, this one looks better. Anything that gets you closer to the image and makes the face bigger looks better now. The next thing to point out is that there's two ways you can cut the top of the head and one of better than the other. So, as you see in this one here, they're cutting off, let's say, from the hairline to the back half way and then in this one from the hairline to the back, like only 25%. And if you were to do one of the other, Where you want to do is cut more than less when you cut less and you only cut a very small tip off the head. It almost looks like you did it by accident. You didn't meant to do this. And you missed, and you cut just a tiny bit of the hat. But when you do more than it becomes in purpose that you did that it looks more natural than when you cut just a little bit. So, um, you know, I'm not saying we would have phone and make sure that you get it just right. That is halfway. But, you know, if you took this picture, I would crop it so that it looks like this. You get it And that if if I'm being very technical and very precise and how want the image to look So those are some tips when it comes to headroom. This applies when you take pictures of individuals halfway half body, 3/4 and so on. Full body. Sometimes the backgrounds more relevance. And you might, uh, zoom out a little bit more regardless. Still try to avoid a lot of negative space. Um, and then if you're doing groups people together, it still applies. Some people put the group in the center and they leave all the space above. I'm getting rid of the head room. It's gonna make the picture look better. So that's it. When it comes to head room, this is the 1st 1 is the easiest concept to understand. And now we're gonna move on to the next section. 11. Angles: okay, This lecture, we're gonna be talking about angles and how angles can help pictures look better. Now, most people just take pictures at eye level, so they grab the camera like this and take a picture at this angle. And this is good for probably, like, 80% of pictures. It is good. Okay, There's still, like, 10 to 20% of pictures that will look better. Every God at a better angle. So I want to go over some of the Inglis that, you know, pretty obvious, but we don't really talk about it much. Hopefully will help you try to use some of these to take better pictures. Eso I'm gonna be using just very few examples and then talk more about, um, angles. So this picture right here is taken at a straight on angle. Right? So this is that I level just taking a picture of this guy. Um, and when you do straight on angle, you look at the back evenly. You can't see the sky that much, right? Because it's not looking up and you see some of the floor, but you can't see much of the floor because you're not looking down So you're getting a nice even between the sky and the floor and the middle part of the picture. Now, this looks okay. What makes this picture more interesting is when you shoot, um, from down, looking up at him. Now you see more of the forest, the floors, a little relevant. Doesn't look that good. You can look more of the forest and the sky and see all the trees. So, um, in this perspective on, angled down, up looks better for him. Now, this is my experience when it comes to shooting up at something or shooting down as something. Okay, when you shoot up as something, um, the person looks more powerful and big. Okay? Like, they're really big when you should. Down at something. The person looks, um, small and not that powerful. My kind of rule is that shooting up as something looks good more for men and shooting down at something looks good more for women. Men want to look strong and powerful, and women want to look more feminine. It's if I was taking a picture of a woman, I might shoot straight on or a little bit higher. And if I was to take a picture of a man I wish you straight on or maybe doubt up. Right now, these rules are meant to be broken and you're doing fashion photography sometimes shooting from a lower angle to show off the whole outfit and make the woman look big. Um, and strong and powerful, um, would work, but it's just on a basis of basis. You could try all of them and see what should look better. But the thing is that I want people you to have more options for angles just straight on all the time. So here is another one. This is shooting down at, um, ducks. It looks interesting because, um, the water becomes his background. Right? So my making the water of background that shooting straight on and seeing what's on the other side, the sky, the the if there, let's add a beach. You know, the sand or whatever is in the background doesn't matter. All that matters is the ducks and the water there in some make that the background. So let's shoot down at them. Um, here is another angle to you shooting straight up. You have the palm trees which goes with the scene and says the beer that toasting is, uh, the relevant thing in this picture. Shooting it from this angle shows everybody face kind of like it's pointing at their face and the palm trees and the beer. So this picture looks more interesting. The shooting straight on. Um, now shooting straight down, right? Not on an angle, but straight down I find weak. It looks good for a certain product shots, especially food. So taking pictures of food straight down makes that would look very interesting, right? Here's more food. That looks very interesting. Um, with shot straight down. Now, another thing to point out when I'm with angles is that, um we do it selfies right? People shoot straight down for a reason. Okay, Um, it looks better on the face on most selfies to be shooting down than straight on. So a mixture between straight on and up is better. But straight down makes the bottom of the chin show, and it looks really bad. Okay, so, uh, straight down look better than straight reason. A another one is because of the eyes. The eyes are in the top half of the face. So anything that points towards the eyes. Um, and whatever is closer to the I so hear the eyes are above my head so closer down here, my eyes are all the way in the top, so it doesn't look as good. Um, another thing to note about angles is whatever is closest to the camera is gonna look bigger. So, um, if I shoot a subject straight up and down like this, the head is gonna look bigger than the body. If I shoot the camera straight, most of the body is gonna look pretty even. And if I shoot straight down and up at the laissez Amato, um, her bottom half other bodies in the look bigger and her head's gonna look very small. Um, this because based on the subject that you're shooting, you might want to make the decision to make the head look bigger or the body look bigger or everything to be even based on what matters is the outfit matters more is a face matters more. So you make those angle decisions based on what's more relevant, Whatever is more relevant, you want to make that bigger. Okay, so a lot of little tips when it comes to angles, but really try them out. The safer ones are straight on and up lower ones. A little bit risky. Um, but another thing is this whenever you're shooting ah, full body picture and you want everything to look, even this at eye level is not straight on. Okay, Will become straight on Is being at kind of like stomach or waste? Uh um, height. So take a picture from down here. So let me show you this. So I'm here, and I want to take a full body picture of you, and I want your body to look even right. Uh, people would think I'm just gonna take it like this. This is not straight. This is higher up. So the top half of their body is bigger than the bottom half. You really want to be straight on? You want to take it from down here, right? So I would crouch down like this, just one knee, and then take the picture like this. So taking the picture like this would one need makes it so that the picture is more even. Okay, because I am in the center of their body. I'm pointing at the center of their body, making sure that the whole body fits. That's a more even proportion for the body than I've actually higher up from eye level now doesn't mean that from my level looks bad because from my label is going to make the top half a little bit better. And that's where the faces and that was the matters. That's why I level looks good most of the time. But if you really want the body to look even right, you don't want to make them look heavier from the waist. That shooting straight on would one me. It's gonna slim them down a little. Okay, so that's another tip on. And hopefully all these tips when it comes to angles really help you guys out. And now we're gonna move on to the next lecture. 12. Perspective: okay. And this section we're gonna be talking about perspective is similar to the last lecture where we talked about angles. But this takes it to the next level, which is where you're kind of trying to tell a story or create a mood based on the perspective or angle and which you take the picture now, it doesn't just involve you moving your camera up and down in such this involves subject relationship with the background that involves You actually, like crouching down or getting in some weird positions to take a image. Um, that would be very unique. So that's just not your regular portrait where you, um, point up or point down in such. Okay, So this will really take your photography to another level more if you really want and woke a story are created picture that looks very interesting and different than their normal. So, uh, I'm gonna show you some examples and hopefully what? That will give me some ideas on how you can and woke perspective into your photography. So this first picture, it's of this dog. Now, this is a shot in the perspective of you know, the dog's point of you kind of like I I wasn't stepping up. So by shooting straight down by actually getting straight down to the floor and taking picture of the dog right next to feet it it shows how small the dog is. It shows how big the world around the dog looks like, Um, in the point of view of the dog, and really makes the dog stand out more than if I was just to look down at the dog and take a picture of a dog. OK, so this is an interesting perspective for pets and small things. Um, animals of such the next one is of this homeless person, so shooting down at the level of the homeless person cropping out the rest of the people in the background, that air kind of ignoring him by the waist, black and white, really sense gives a sense of mood of like sad innit? Sometimes. And like seriousness, um, really makes this picture stand out. So I'm getting down to the level of the homeless person and shooting this picture gives it mawr emotion and makes the image stronger. So, um, that here's another example that for like, journalistic images the next one is this picture of this guy that looks like he's claiming , Um, but it's actually him just laying down and railroad tracks. Um, how do you take a picture like this? Don't ask me. My guess is a drone, I don't know, but this is just an example of, like photo manipulation, like creating the idea that something else is happening That's out of the normal, by the way that you took the picture or editing. But in this case, there was a way the picture was taken. So we manipulate the viewers into believing that he's climbing something. But he's actually just laying down. Uh, so stuff like this is, um could make your photography interesting if you can pull it off. Another example. Um, another cool angle is shooting straight up. So when you shoot straight up, um, you and woke more feelings of, like, look at this beautiful trees and such, um, or the sky there, the buildings looking straight up with sky, how tall they are, and such, or the fact that there's fog in the sky and stuff like that. So cool angles like that looks pretty cool, like just should be straight up um, here's more photo manipulation, creating the idea that your dunking the moon and the moves in the background is obvious. But the fact that it's right where the moon would have gone into the the rim makes it look like they're using this. This moon as a ball, you know, it's really cool. Stuff like that is very interesting to do. If you can pull it off. There's many examples of photo manipulation. You can look it up and try to recreate some, or if you come up with someone your own. But it's just an idea. What perspective? To make your photography a little more interesting. Thea other one. Something like this making the same like these guys air grabbing onto the Eiffel Tower. But the Eiffel Tower, um, is all the way in the background, and these guys are very close and they're holding on to the Eiffel Tower, me and my girlfriend. There's something similar with this big Christmas tree. Um, it's hard for us to take a good picture with the Christmas Street because, well, look very small and the Christmas tree would be very big, so we got very close to the camera and you have my girlfriend pointing at the Christmas tree that that looks very small. So something like that is a very interesting idea to make something that's very big. Look, very small. You get closer to the camera. Um, now, this is an example off a picture of you don't even know what. But it's actually of the ducks from a very bad perspective, right from kind of like I level looking down on the ducks. Ah, good perspective. Is this picture right here? Same ducks, but being shot from down at their level. Um, so you get that at their level, get as close as you can, and then you take this picture and it looks very interesting. So this picture of a duck looks 1000 times better than the average person of a duck, which is just that same duck, Um, but at a different perspective. So that's it. When it comes to perspective, just look at the world a little bit different. How can you, in your photography and unique ways and it would really take your pictures to the next level by doing that? So now we're gonna move on to the next lecture, um, for tips to take better pictures 13. Framing: okay, In this lecture for this tip to take better pictures, we're gonna be talking about framing. So a lot of times when you're taking pictures outside, you're gonna find unique opportunities to frame your subject within a picture. And when I mean by frame is that imagine a picture frame and then the pictures in the middle of the picture frame and the frame How the picture in place. You can do that with natural things in your background to make sure that the subject, which is usually a person, um, is within a frame that's created by your environment. So I'm gonna show you some examples through some of these pictures to help you start looking at the world at frames and how you can put your subject in the center of it on and have the world around them framed them. So that is going to make the subject stand out and look more interesting. So right here on the state's case to ceiling everything around them. It's kind of framing. I'm the person to be right where he's at right now. If I would have taken this from another angle, another perspective, I would have lost the frame. So in this example here, all of this these curbs here, these the deed, the bars here on these pillar here are all putting him in the center, which makes that the focus on him and him stand out. So it looks very interesting. And here, um, these two pillars here and him and the center becomes a frame. So this two pillars are the frame and him being in the center makes him look more interesting than if he was a little bit to the left, a little bit to the right, or I shot this from another angle. So putting him in the senate of these two pillars, um, looks interesting. Here's some uneven light for my lecture on even light, so you can see you can see uneven liked there. But I just wanted to point that out because of the lecture. Uneven Like, um, here is another frame. This bridge becomes a frame. So this circle here and him in the center of it are as close to the center of it became a frame for the subject. So now he looks more interesting than if he was in the floor. If he was too close to the lab to close to the right. Um, another frame is things in the foreground. So here's your subject. This is the background. And this is a foreground. Anything in front of the subject. So the two, um, little bars here that are for the stairs became a frame for him. So he's kind of in the center of this. They're framing him and putting him in the center. So things like that. Things in the foreground, things in the background, things in the same plane of the subject. So to the left and right of the subject can become frames for, um, people. Let me show you two examples that I did. Okay, so this is an example of an image that I took Where, um, I found like, this this door, and this was outside this door would like this. These leaves all around the door now, putting the subject bright in the mid of the door created a frame that makes them look interesting. They don't have to stand perfectly still on right in the center. She can pose and stuff, but the fact that, um, everything here created a frame for her looks very interesting in this picture. So I found something that was in a frame, right, That creates a natural frame. And then I put the subject in the middle. Then I have imposed and then it looks interesting. So that's what I would. That's what I do in my photography. Let me show you another example of that. Okay, so in this example, here we have the hallway and them standing in the center of the hallway. The hallway becomes a frame for them. So whenever you have something like that, where you can see the left Warren the right while putting them in the center makes it very interesting. Now, I didn't zoom out, but if I were to zoom out and I can see the whole hallway and then put them in the center there, gonna look interesting, but says I really want them to stand out. I make them cover from top to bottom in the picture, but stuff like that becomes natural frame, and that is what I'm using in these pictures. Okay, so here's another example framing, um of a picture that I took. Um, Now, this is not like perfect framing. Where, like, um this thing here has her in the middle of it inside of it. This is her extending past a frame. But the fact that there is this this shape here kind of like a kind of like a square shape , Um, that is, have her in the center of it creates a frame that looks interesting because she's inside of it. Most of hers inside of it so still looks interesting. So finding objects that are kind of like circles or squares or rectangles or whatever and using that and have your subject in it, or mostly in it, then it creates framing that makes the subject stand out. Here's another example framing, Um now, as you see here, the staircase are at an angle, right, But by her being in the center of the staircase, Um, it creates a frame, and it put her in the middle off this frame. That's even if even those at an angle this is more of the angle that you see even those at an angle. It looks more interesting that this the staircase are complimenting her. It's centering her somewhere doesn't have to be in the picture, but in the in the frame, and it makes it look very interesting. So I'm gonna show you just one more example. Okay, so in this example, here, you can see that she is behind. Um, this kind of, like fancy here that eso the things in the foreground. These two wouldn't, um, pieces are framing her in the center. So there, in the foreground, they put her face in the center. Um, and it really stand out. This is a picture I took of this kid at, um, by upon, um So the putting her I told her put your face right there in the center. Look at me. And then I took this picture and it created this frame. Um, so if framed her and it looks very interesting using frames, natural frames wherever you find it, putting your subject in the middle is really going to make, um, the subject stand out. So trying to look for frames and use those to help you make composer pictures and your subjects and make them really stand out more. So that's it when it comes to frames. And now we're gonna move on to the next section 14. Blown Out Background: everybody in this lecture, we're gonna be talking about blow now. Backgrounds. So what a blown out background means is when the background light usually coming from the sky a window, um, are such it is so bright that it just becomes his white thing that is overpowering. The subject is spilling over into the picture, and it just looks very bad. Um, there, I'm going to give me some tips to help you with blown out backgrounds. But, um, you know, the number one tip is gonna be just to avoid backgrounds like that. So I'm gonna show you just like two examples. And, um, you're gonna get the idea very quickly and then, hopefully is gonna help you guys take better pictures. So blown out backgrounds. Do not look. Now there's probably, like, 1% of situations where you have the subject and you shooting them in the blown out background and the backgrounds all white, and then they look interesting. But in 99% of the time, a blown out background looks bad and photography, it looks very amateur. You don't know what you're doing. Um, and your camera iPhone has got it better with that like the dynamic range with HDR pictures are really good. So that, um the background doesn't look so blown out. They'll actually lower the brightness with the highlights. So you can see the background and it's not that bad. Been in the slight chance that it is really back. I'm There's certain things you can do to avoid that. The first thing that we look at this picture right here is, um if the brightness of the room with brighter um, Dad, the subject will be brighter. Wish will make the camera lord the brightness and which will make the background not be blown out or have blown out. Okay, so there's a relations between blown out and not blown out. So right now, let me shoot in the background here. The light here in the background is kind of blown out, but not so much that you can't see the wall. No wall looks blue right on. And that is because there's another light in front of me that is very bright hitting me so that my camera is darkening the image which will allow you to still see the wall in the background with stuff. Now, this is not the case. When you're shooting by a window or a background is very bright. Chances are you're subject doesn't have enough light because there's only one light source . But if you're inside a room like this and you can turn on all the lights and make sure that the subject is very lift in, the background won't look at that. Now. If I turn off the light and the Onley light, coming into the room is the background light and that's in the background. It's gonna look like this. So I'm gonna turn off this light and it's made the, um it's made everything brighter in the background, and now the whole background is all blown out. You can't even see the color of the wall, which is blue and some of the lightest spilling over to my face. Okay, so this is what most people do to take a picture like this and one's up happening is that, um, we have light spilling in the face right there on, and then you have a background, this all white, and it's just get losing all the information in the picture, and then I don't look it. So the best thing to do. If you can turn on all the lights, make sure that there is much light or sometimes use a flash. You know, um, so that the subject has enough light, and then the background becomes darker. Now, you could see the blue walls and everything and some of the lights not spilling over like before. Okay, so, um, that's next tip that I can give you is to shoot this at another angle. Okay, so the windows right there. Um, and there's in the background. My top recommendation is, um, Avery. You can make sure that the window is hitting the subjects window. Lightest. Nice is soft light. Okay. Hard light would redirect some if it was the wreck, son, I wouldn't say Have them point at the subject. Um, if it's soft light like the window, then I would say Have it hit the subjects. The subjects. Nice exposed. The background doesn't have the window. So it's gonna make that the subject stand out, and we're gonna talk more about that in a few other lectures about having the subject stand out. But if this let's say it was just these people like this sitting together and the windows behind them, if possible, turn them over so that the window is facing them. And now when you take a picture of the people So let's say now the window is in front of me and you take a picture of me. Now I'm like, Well, if it was behind me and such, like, now the windows behind me, um, then that's gonna become bright, and I'm gonna become dark. So stuff like that, um, now we'll get this next example. This is outside, the sky is blown out and my camera, when clicking on the subject to make sure their bright is making the whole picture very bright because there in the shadows and then the background become blown out. Now, if I click on the background right, I click on the background so that the background is exposed. Well, then, this is what happens. The backgrounds exposed. Well, this is how I want my background to look. But now my subjects all in the dark. All right. So what I would do in this situation if I was taking the picture, its first. Avoid that background, right? Phase them to the wall, which is the same exposure as them and take a picture of them, um, towards the wall. So the walls of background there the subject. And now everything's exposed evenly. That the best thing to do? If you must take a picture like this, I wouldn't point at them or I wouldn't point at the background. I will manually raise and lower my exposure. So somewhere in the middle, And then I will use editing lower my highlights, raise my shadows, raised my contrast, and then it's gonna be a more even picture, right? So somewhere, take something in the middle and adjusted in editing, avoid blown out background and then, um, you know, angle So the some of the like be hitting them rather than none of it hitting them because the lights behind them. And then now you have something more even because, um, you still have the Skype, but more like to them, thanks to the background. So stuff like this I just want you to look at if you see a blown out background, see what you can do angle wise exposure so you don't have a blown out background in your picture. So that's it when it comes to blown out backgrounds. Now we're gonna move on to the next lecture 15. Uneven Light: in this lecture, we're gonna be talking about uneven lighting. Okay, One of the things that bothers me the most is uneven lighting, but at the same time, you can make uneven lighting look interesting. But 90% of the time on even lighting is gonna look bad. So my top recommendation is avoid uneven like So Now let me explain. What uneven lighting ISS. Uneven lighting is, um, wet. You have light on, Let's say your subject. But then you have shadows coming in that are very strong. That are because something's blocking the light and casting those shadows on your subject. So here's an example of uneven lighting. Okay. And this picture right here it looks blood are casting shadows. So the sun setting the subject very hard light and then the shadows from the trees are coming into the picture here. So you see here in this area here in this area here, this area here now I'm going ignore this for a bit. Like this is hard shadows from hard light. But I'm talking more about these shadows in the background and the shadows on her. So these saddles right here that are being casted by the uneven lighting. Okay, so in this picture it looks good because we turned in black and white. She's wearing white, the backgrounds white and all we really have here is black or white. Shadows air, black. The light is white, the background looks white when you turn the black and white It could have been another color, but And this black white looks good and she's wearing a white dress. This looks perfect. All right. It looks very interesting, but in this is like that 10% the 90% uneven lady looks really bad. And the biggest, um, thing that causes uneven light are trees. When you're outside and about the taking pictures and using natural light, the trees are gonna hurt a lot. Sometimes other things. It could be a pool. It could be a building. It could be something. But in my experience, most of the time had been trees. So what I do to fix that is, um I moved a subject forward an inch back an inch to the left, an inch to the right change. The uneven light is shown the least right and especially the one thing uneven like to show on the face. That is the worse, you know, One nice exposure. And then you have, um, like a shadow on the face. You see this shadow right there? A shadow like this and this shadow came from a tree. So it's a small tip, but you're going to see him, or more and more in your photography and people ignore it. Don't even look at it. But I look at it and go No, no, no. Can you move a little bit? Can you move a little bit over here? Okay. Right here You have the most even light, even like me, that there's no random shadows showing up. Let's take a picture right here. If you come. What we hear this All these on even light all these shadows. It bothers me. And it looks really bad in pictures so far in the spot where you have right or just avoid taking pictures by trace. But you like the shadows from the trees getting from direct light, but it cast a lot of uneven light. So look for the tree that has the most coverage. And it's just more shadow. And you can also another tip is you look at the ground. Before you even step out of location, you can look in the ground if there's uneven light. If the ground is all shadow, then this flat is even like if the floor has a lot of little holes of light coming in. Um, then you know that you have uneven light, so look for the one that's awful at the floor's all flat, and then you can stand them by that, and then you're gonna have uneven light. I mean, even, like so that's that when it comes to uneven like and now we're gonna move on to the next lecture. 16. Glare: okay, In this section, I'm gonna be talking about, uh, glare in an image. So we're gonna use this, like this right behind me, right up there to show you what glare looks like in an image. When you're taking a picture, I'm gonna show you a self remote. But the same rule applies when you're using the other camera. You see a lot of glaring images when you're taking pictures of people because of the light means shown in the image. So when the lights hits you, whether it's lights above labs, son, whatever, you're gonna get glare in your images. So here's a trick that I use to help with that. Okay, so let's look at the camera now. Okay. I'm gonna turn the camera towards me, and you're gonna see here whenever I have the light in the image you can see like, uh, these little things right here that are showing this is glare. Now, the glare isn't that bad. But let me turn off the main light here, so it's gonna help you see it a little better. Okay, so there, uh, this is a glare. It looks, uh, bad. Makes me look a little washed out like I'm not a sharp. Okay, so to fix that one of the things that I do this if I turn and I get the light away from the camera, some of the glare goes away. If the lights in the camera the glare shows up more So you see these two little things? Um right here. That's a reflection from the light on the camera. When I turn, they go away. So things like that will fix that right glare. So another thing I could do is this. If I just cover the light with my head, he goes away. So you see, layer glare goes away. This is what I will do. If the sun waas behind the subject, I would position the angle in which I'm taking the picture so that there had covers the sun and then the glare goes away. Okay, So whenever you're taking a picture of somebody and the sense behind them, I make sure that the head covered the sun or I shoot it like this. So the glare is gone because the light's not in the frame anymore, right? Well, when the light shows up a lot of glare shows up in the image When when the light does not show up in the frame, I look better. So the best thing to do is to, uh, have a light, not show up in the image. And then you're gonna look better exposed. You have less clear and everything. The light in the background looks nice when it's not in the image. So this is how I would kind of like late myself. My put it like on the side there. And that's that's kind of it. So to fix Claire simple solutions is to have the light appear away from the image, um, or block. It's with your head or the other thing. Is it getting lair, right? You can cover it with your hand. You see here my hand. I'm covering the glare on the top. So look at the glare, right, And then over, you can see my face. Now, let use the other camera. You're gonna see a better. Okay, so there's the other camera. No decision. It's on this. Okay? There's a lot of Blair because of the left. Now, if I put my hand like what I'm doing head, I put my hand like this tell, get it just right from getting rid of the glare. It's pretty. It's kind of hard to do. But because of the white angle, one of the things I can do is I can zoom in by pressing the button here two times. Two. Now that I'm using the telephoto lens, I can't hide. So something like that, Um now it works better when you're outside, it helps a little bit like, I don't know, 10 20% from getting rid of the glare. The best trick to do is to, um to have the sun, uh, move the angle to avoid the light reflecting on your camera to not get the glare. Uh, no. Basically, what I was doing with my hand is what professional, Uh, what this is for on a professional camera. So this is called our lens hood. So lens hoods create a little shadow on the lens so that when you're taking the picture and the sun's hitting at the shadow blocks the light and helps a night glare, you kind of create like a little lens hood with your fingers, and then the glare goes away. Well, the glares gonna weakness Now you see how the glare goes away. The reason the glare went away in this case is because of the light. Here, let me show you. This is the light I have here. My set up and this light is overpowering the light in the background. Right? So you don't get as much glare, um, from the light in the background when the light in the front is well exposed. So if you make sure that the subject has enough light, you don't have to worry about glare in the back. Were you get a lot of glared the background. When the backgrounds brighter than the subject, the subject is well lit. The camera is going to change the settings and make the image darker. And then the background that looks better. So you see here I can see the light bulbs very well. And then if I turn out the main lights, they're all over exposed because it is exposing for me and I would have been too dark. Eso is making the image brighter. And now you can't really see the detail on the lights. Not if I click on light bulbs on my camera. You see the exposure on their the glares got. But now I'm very dark. If I click on me, that is very bright and a lot of Blair shows up in the image. So, you know, another thing you could do for glare is just click on the background. He's ready. The glare. You're a little dark. You could try toe brighten the image later. So little things like that to think about when it comes to glare. Okay, so hopefully yes, I learned something. Now we're gonna move on to the next section. 17. Glare 2: I am here. Um, we have the sun over there and my sub My subject right here. You can see from this camera angle over there. So in this section, we're gonna be talking about glare. I'm gonna put it to two times some using the telephoto lens. You can see this glare from the sun. Now, I think the best way to take the picture is with the sun behind you. But I have this ugly glare, so I'm gonna take this picture so you can compare. This is the one with the glare. Now, if I put my hand right here and create a shadow right on the lens, the glare goes away. So this is without the glare with the glare. Something as simple as that could get rid off all the glare. So I just wanted to show you guys son right there what that would look like. And now we're gonna move on to the next section. 18. Distracting Elements: okay, in this section, we're gonna be talking about distracting elements. So what I mean by distracting elements is things in the background or the foreground there are distracting the viewer from the subject. Um, light could also be distracting, but in this case, we're not talking about light. We're gonna be talking about just objects and stuff in the background. So here's an example of this girl with this poll behind her, that's a distracting element. Um, now, what they did here is in photo shop, they raise the pole. But, um, I just want you to imagine that we moved the girl over two feet to her, right, and the poll was in there, and then we took this picture. You want to find a way to not have things that are distracting in the background? Pretty straightforward. But I want to show you a couple more examples and then things that are commonly that you're gonna find in the background there distracting. Okay, so here something as simple as this. Most people take this picture and I think twice about it. But if you can move this little thing away and there's not like this, wouldn't little piano thing here, um, that bigness a piano, Um, there in the background. You take that away. The right picture looks better than the left picture. Okay, so something like that. Now, a lot of people use photo shop and they use the healing brush or snap seen healing brush and erase distracting elements. You could do that. Go ahead. I recommend it. But if you can, before you take the picture, get rid of things in the background that as much as you can and just leave as little as you can. So there's more focus on the subject. It's gonna be a better picture. Um, here, you can see there's a lot of stuff in the background you have here, Uh, kerns. A lab picture. Picture all these things in the background on the left picture, but on the right picture, there's nothing there in the background. The right picture looks way better than the left one. This is the biggest example of distracting elements. You want to get rid of everything. You take a picture of the light and you go Wait. Give me a second. Let me move this out of the way. Let me move. this. Let me pick this up. Okay? Now the picture looks better. Do that. Don't get lazy. You're gonna get better pictures. If you get rid of distracting elements in the background or move, move subject over to where there's less distracting elements. It's just gonna look better. Sometimes you can't avoid it. Sometimes you're stuck with distracting elements in the picture. It is what it is. But whenever you can get rid of it, get rid of it. Uh, on Big One. Does it. I hate and I just avoided at all cost you never going to see it. Any pictures in my portfolio is people in the background at all costs. I avoid taking pictures of models or subjects where there's people in the background. I don't like people in the background. The right picture. What? You will see my portfolio. The left picture is an amateur. If I took a picture like this, I will go into Photoshopped the healing brush and snap, seeing whatever and erase the people in the background. I have done it multiple times, but whenever I can, I find a time when there isn't people in the background. If I know there's gonna be a lot of people in the background. I just I tell people this is not a good place to take pictures. When we go downtown, it's really bad to take picture. There's so many people there, so I just don't like people in the background. It's a distracting element. So as much as you can avoid people in the background, even if they're really far away and they're very small just avoided or erase them and editing, Uh, here's more example. Another example? Uh, Mom, Sister, Dad, you wanted to look like the right image. Okay, Um, here is something that you could do you can use. Um, you can use shallow up the field. You could make the background blurry so that the distracting elements are less distracting . So there's bus here, and this person here become less distracting in the right picture because they're blurry. So things like that can help you with distracting elements. And there's so much going on in the background, you can blur the background using portrait mode, using snap seeds blur tool. You will see in our editing section to really get rid of that distracting elements without having to erase them. Um, here. It's a really terrible picture of this. This tree branch is going right through the head, and it looks like it just looks really bad. So, um, I wouldn't have taken a picture there because of the street. Um, it just looks really bad. It's really hard to erase, so make sure nothing is going through. The persons had through the people. Um, that's just really distracting. Looks really bad. So another thing that's very distracting and is a very simple fix is trash in the ground. Okay, you see a cocaine in the ground, a bag in the ground, something I just go and pick it up and just get rid of the trash. Another thing is like sometimes I have a picture and the floor is a little wet. So the florist clean the floors clean throughout the whole picture, and this little part is wet because I don't know, water fell on there or something, and the whole floor looks good, but there's little part. That's what I always go into editing. And I highlight that area and it erases it, and it makes it all flat. Also, the floor has to crack on it, I highlight it. And then it erases it in photo shop or snap scene, and then has got little things like that to me are distracting elements to you can choose how picky you want to be. For example, in this picture right here, I might go right here. Highlight this and erase that. Just those even and then go throughout most of the picture and say, let's get rid of this little green here. Let's get rid of this thing right here. Let's get rid of this. These gaps here, um, was get rid of the whole tree in general. You know, um, you could be very picky. You could be not so picky. Um, and just choose what you think is distracting or not, um, and get rid of it. I could tell him, Hey, you know, take this thing off because it's distracting. Now, another thing that girls do all the time and it's been caught in some of my pictures and I have to edit it out. And I tend to forget when I shoot pictures of women is that a lot of girls and women will have one of these in their wrist. So they will look like this, You know, they're posing or whatever, and this is distracting. This looks bad. All right, So I tell them, take this off, You know, now I'm just pretending to be a girl here. Whatever, but this thing right here, it's very distracting for me at least people might not notice it. I notice it. I take it off of people, as you can tell. Ready what type of photographer I am from talking about distracting elements. I'm very o c d about things. But things like this you can fix and get rid off so that the picture looks better. Okay, so that's it when it comes to distract and elements. Hopefully, I helped you guys out, and now we're gonna move on to the next lecture. 19. Backgrounds: and this actually gonna be talking about backgrounds. Now, you can have a nice scenery and so on, but I'm gonna be talking about just where you literally putting your subject up against a background. Now, I'm always looking. Whenever I'm taking pictures of people, one makes good backgrounds. Sometimes it could be the floor, even like in this picture right here. Or it could be, Ah, wall off fans. Um um, and so many other things that could make backgrounds look very interesting. We're gonna go over a bunch that I've done throughout my work. So this is all for my portfolio and hopefully gives you have some ideas to start looking at , um, your environment to find things that can make good backgrounds for your picture. Whenever you're using the background for your picture, make sure that you're framing your pictures so that the background is as solid as it can be . So you're not including things that are not part of that background. So, um, yeah, so if the background is a wall and next to the wall is a painting, make sure that the paintings not in the picture is just a walk. So you move the subject or you get very close to the subjects of that painting is not showing. It's just a walk. So stuff like that. So here's some examples, and hopefully it will inspire you guys to start looking for cool backgrounds. The 1st 1 it's is one of her laying down in the ground. Um, it I thought it would look very interesting to just have the hardwood floor be the background. So I'm I'm looking straight down and shooting at her, and we have the hair all out in a plate allowed and everything. And we have the floor be the background, one of the things that I really look for whenever we're in the park and any place green is bushes and things that make the whole background look all green, Um, and then if I have to, do you go into Photoshopped and ADM. Or of it I can. But I find, um, the foliage in the background. That's all green. And then I take a picture of the subject, usually with flashes and stuff. But this is an example of all green background. Um, looks looks very interesting. You could find stuff like this very natural use natural light and take a picture of a subject like this in the park or whatever. Just look for all green in the background, and it looks very interesting. Um, the next one is, um, this gate feds, whatever is gate. Let's call it that, um, where she put her fingers through it, and we shoot this now, a lot of people would just shoot straight on at this. So shoot it from another angle and wish the background is Ah, yes, Kate. But I, uh I shot it from an angle because I thought it looks interesting as it goes blurry in the background, The further goes. And it just looked more interesting from a side than her leaning just on it, right. It gives there something to hold on to impose better from a side than, um, just straight on so you can shoot straight on or for my side like this with an interesting background like that. So here it is again with a kid. Um, literally. I think the same post just that he's looking out at the gate that she's looking the other way. But as you see here in this hand and this hand is very similar. Um, sorry. This hand holding on and this hand holding up, but, um, shop from my side. It blurs in the background. You can see the whole fence. It looks very interesting. Um, here is a walk also being shot from a site so that the wall extents we have leading lines from the break pointing at her. So all the lines lead up to her. Um, the wall could be shot straight on. So the subject this up against a wall or former side? Here it is again from the side, so you can see a lot more of the wall. There was graffiti on the law so look interesting like that on the side. And here it is. Straight on. Um, So, um, the subject just ah, this kit. Just have his foot up, and then we shooting the whole wall, and then her would her leg up, and we're shooting the walk, so these walls look interesting. So we use those as a back room. Here it is again, straight down for a fine art picture. Uh uh, Natalie here, um, laying down on the floor. The floor becomes the background. Um, and it's all is all dirt. This even in black. And she stands out, um, from the background, because the backgrounds all dark Here it is with, um, a mural eso There's art on the wall. It becomes a really nice background. They could have stand up. I think I took some pictures of them standing up, Um, but also, this was one of my favorites of them setting up against it. That becomes a nice background to shoot him if you want to go a step further and create your own backgrounds. Um, I had a whole Siri's where did creative backgrounds and I created my own background. So one of the backgrounds that I created was his magazine Wall. You can do newspaper wall as well. There's so many things that you can create backgrounds for if you were to do like a home studio kind of thing. Um, so this is just a magazine. And I know this is an iPhone photography course, and you might not go to the full extent to do something like this, but maybe you will. So the slight chance, um, this is on example of background that I've created, which was just magazines in the floor and in the background. Um, here we that balloons in the background with, uh, taped balloons, and I couldn't figure out on order for the colors of the balloons. So I just created rows of colors. I think I was going for the brain. Um, that was, ah, background that created with balloons. It was called creative background photo shoot on. And then you could just do a walk. A wall of a simple color. Um, that's interesting. White walls are pretty basic, but if we find something that's like a green wall purple red wall Ah, blue wall, stand in front of it. Take a picture. A lot of times, it's a nice background to have in this case what we did. Uh, waas um this was a Christmas steam one we had. We try to wrap Christmas lights around her. Her face was going very dark, So I told her, Hold on to as many lights and have them close to your face and have that light up your face so that your faces and go all dark. So So as you see here, her face was going really dark, and I had the lights kind of give her light there. It didn't hit her eyes, but whatever. It still looks very interesting. But the background was just this red wall. This was at my studio, my photography studio. Um, the floor is still shown here. I could have cropped it, but I wanted to show these lights coming in, but I normally would crop it so that you can Onley see the wall as a background. So something like this, But it looked really cool as these lights were coming in. So, um, anyway, regardless, finally background, that looks interesting. Take a picture of your subject in front of that background. Um, So this lecture was about backgrounds, and now we're gonna move on to the next lecture. 20. Shallow Dept of Field: in this section, we're gonna be talking about shallow depth of field. So in this type, we're gonna be talking about that. The best thing to do in most cases is to shoot with a shallow that the field. So what is shallow? That to feel shallow depth of field means that the background is blurry. That's it. You don't need to really understand what Dr Field means. Shallow All the stuff. All that meat you need to know is blurry backgrounds. Okay, um and sometimes it means blurry foreground as well. But in this case, we're just talking about blood backgrounds. So a photography, especially portraiture, were taking pictures of people. When the background blurry from your subject, the subject stands out, and it looks very interesting. OK, and thanks to the new features of the new iPhone, could do that better than ever before. So there's two ways you can get a blurry background three ways saying there's three ways you can get a blurry background. The first way is you goto portrait mode, and you take a picture and portrait mode is automatically couldn't make everything in the background blurry. And it's gonna you can change how blurry. You want the background to be The next one is, um, to put your subject really close to the camera and the background very far. So if the backgrounds all the way over the air and the subjects right here and the cameras right in front of it, dad automatically because there's so much separation from the subject of the background, the background becomes blurry. But if you put the subject right next to the background, there's no way that backgrounds gonna be blurry because they're so close together the length from the subject of the backgrounds gonna make the background more blurry. So as the second day, the third thing you can do is an editing using snap, speed and Photoshopped. You can make background blurry, and we're gonna see that later on in this course. So things like that are gonna help you make the background blurry. And I'm gonna show you some examples of pictures where the backgrounds not blurry in the background this blurry so you can see how it looks better with the backgrounds blurry. So right here in this admission, one on the right, the backgrounds out blurry at all, the one in the middle of the back, one slightly blurry and the one on the left of backgrounds of more looks. The most interesting meaning that the subject stands out the most is the one on the left side. Because the background is, it's blurred. So you're not looking at the background and focusing on that. You just focusing on anything that's not blurry here. Everything's and focused. So you're looking at him. You're looking at the buildings. You're looking at the trees, you're looking at the floor and him and the one on the left. You're just looking at him. So that's what we mean by making the background blurry. So the subject stands out. Makes it easier to focus on what the picture wants you to focus on. In this example. Big example. Uh, the background is these flowers. They're very sharp. You're looking at the flowers. The background is just of blurry. Staying in the background. Now you just focus on her now. She was obviously Photoshopped into these two backgrounds, but it shows you what a blurry background versus one this and focus how she looks better on the right side because she's the only one and focused here. You're looking at all these distracting elements. Um, here we have this dog and in the left picture of the flowers in the background are in focus in the right picture, everything. The backgrounds out of focus. And it looks more interesting. The one in the right, Um, this was done, um, in editing the background, being blurry. But you can use portrait mode. You can edit it later. Or you can do separation from subject to background to make the background blurry. And then you're gonna have pictures that look more dynamic, interesting. And it's just gonna take your photography to the next level. So my recommendation is as much as you can. When it's appropriate, make the subject stand out by making the background blurry, and you're gonna see that the pictures are going to stand out more. It doesn't look like you took these pictures with a professional camera rather than your phone. So that's and when it comes Teoh using shallow depth of field to make your pictures look better. And now we're gonna move on to the next lecture 21. Rule of Thirds: okay, In this section, we will be talking about rule of thirds. Um, right now, you should already know what rule of thirds are, Um, is one of the most talked about rules for photography to take better pictures. I have found very recently that there's actually many rules for composition that makes pictures look interesting. And the rule of third is one of the weakest rules out there to take better pictures. Now, I don't want all these reviews coming in this safe dieback, proletarians. And I'm not a professional photographer because of it. But, you know, just really research through the other things that make a Nimitz look interesting. There's this other one. This is video on YouTube. The you should watch the success, you know, rule of thirds mitts about the rule of thirds. Um, and then it's gonna show that why the rule of thirds should not be the main thing that we should be focusing up. I want to show you what the rule of thirds is very quickly, just using this image and then some of the things that I've learned about the rule of thirds. Um, so the idea of rule of thirds is that if you have a grid like this and you can open the grid and the settings of your camera, we talked about it in settings. You just turn on grid or off. Um, you'll have these lines if you put your subject where these lines connect. So right here, right here, right here or right here and in my experience is always better on the top, right? Or the top left rather than on the bottom. Once, um, that the picture is gonna the subject's gonna look very interesting. Okay, Now it looks here that they're just on this line. But what they're saying is that the head of the person, the person on the part of the person that matters, which is the top part, is right on the line or very close to the line where these lines connect. So this is following the rule. Iturbe's The image looks more interesting. Um, but the thing about it is that there's tons of images where you put the person in the center and their symmetry in the image. So the right side is even to the left side that having the person in the center is gonna look very interesting. There's other rules that if you have a nice balance between left and right side that you could spread out your subject, you can have multiple subjects, you know and such. There's so many things that, um, say that the rule of there shouldn't be everything that you focus on, but we really don't know. And you put in the prison in the middle and it's not looking interesting. Then you can try, um, putting them where these lights connect, um, and using the rule of theirs to help you just try a different composition. The other problem with rule of thirds is that it forces you to take too much picture. That might be unnecessary. So you were here trying to put the subject right here, right? And then now you're forced to take a picture of you see these things in the floor here, this dirty right. But if I would assume then and the picture looked like this, Okay, it's not following the rule of thirds, but I got rid of all of this distracting elements. So garbage in the floor that you felt like you had to take to follow the rule of Dirt's now becomes a bad image because now this is like, What the heck is this? Why is this in the picture now? Yes, you can add it out, but you're not always going to edit it out. So now you have all these unwanted things in the picture because you wanted to follow the rule of thirds. So this picture looks better to me than this picture because of the garbage in the floor. The other thing is, what if it was just a person and I don't want the headroom? So this looks better then this would unwanted headroom and unwanted space on the right side , because I was following the rule of thirds. So the rule of thirds makes you take pictures that that's more negative space. That's useless, Um, and it's almost like the rule. It there should be followed if the whole scene looks interesting. But it is more about the subject than my experience. Just make the subject feel most of the frame, and then that's gonna look more interesting than following the rule of thirds. So things like that is stuff that you need to consider. You're taking a landscape picture and the subject is this little thing. You could maybe put him in the right and the lines. Or if the subjects very important and you zoom in on the subject that make them fill up the whole picture. That's what I wanted to talk about when it comes to Rule of Dirt's. Hopefully this help you guys out and make you look at rule of thirds differently, and now we're gonna move on to the next lecture. 22. Shooting in Low Light: and this tip here, we're gonna be talking about shooting with low light. Now, this tip is not how to shoot with low light at night. So the picture looks better. This tip is more for, like, something to avoid so that you don't get pictures that look like this picture right here. So this picture right here, uh, my girlfriend took it of her little brother. Now, as you see here, you have what looks like a ghost or a monster with two heads. Um, but what actually happened and I will show you the live picture because you took a life picture Is that as he was moving it, um, created kind of like this blur, um, and made him look like he had two heads. I saw this picture and I was like, I have to add it to my course. Send it to me. I want to show people what you did wrong and how you can avoid this in the future. So I'm gonna hold on. I'm gonna see this life picture. So he was walking, and then it randomly picked this as the picture. This was when she took the picture. This was a second before and then second after. So, um, now a simple fix they were taking life pictures is to go toe edit and then move to a frame That looks better. But as I'm showing you these frames, you see that a lot of them are very blurry, right? And it's causing them to look, um, weird. But if I were to fix it, I will go and say, this is better. I'm gonna save with their and click where it says make key photo. Right. Uh, canceled. I want to leave it like that because I was always want to remember the time Alex looked like you had two heads. Okay, So basically, what's happening is whenever you take a picture and the the scene is too dark, low light because you're indoors or you're shooting a night outside. What the iPhone does automatically is it slows out his shutter speed. Okay. There's three components that control how much light appears in a picture. It is I s o aperture and shutter speed. Okay, Now I s so when it goes really high because the pictures to darken wants to make a brighter is gonna cause grain to appear in the picture, so the quality of the picture looks very crappy. You see all these little dots in the picture? That's what's happening because of low light. The second thing is, aperture is opening up the focal off the, um camera and is making the background blurry. So you're gonna see a lot of blurriness in the background. But that that was making the subject blurry was making the subject blurry. Is the shutter speed Okay, the shutters beat, um, makes it so it can freeze things in place. So when you take a picture, something moving really fast. If there's a lot of light, um, the shutter speed can take it very quickly and freeze a subject, and then they're very sharp. But now, when is very dark outside and there's not enough light is night time or whatever. If it is a picture really quick, not enough light came into the picture. Okay, so once up happening is that the picture is very dark. In order for the picture to be enough light because it's too dark outside, it needs to take the picture slower. So the shutters going like this as opposed to like this, which means that it's grabbing a lot of light, and anything that is moving is going to save all of that information, and the picture is finally end up like this. So as the picture close, it's information off the head was over, keep and when the head was over here and it put it all together into one picture that led to this picture of, like almost two of him because he was moving. Now the simple solution is this. If you have to shoot a night, you have to shoot in the dark setting, go shoot pictures of anything that's moving. Onley shoot pictures of people. They're standing still. And if you have to shoot a picture, people they're moving, use burst photo or use Life photo and then find the best picture of the sharpest version of them and saved that picture. Don't just take a picture of things that are moving when it's too dark out, because then you're gonna have Onley blurry pictures like that. So Onley do it. And, um, the subject is completely standing still. Tell them stand still. Don't move a move that be very still with the with your phone and take the picture. They're gonna have a sharp picture. If anything is moving, it's gonna look weird like that. So that is the tip for taking pictures at night or, um, in a dark setting. And now we're gonna move on to the next lecture. 23. Black and White: okay, in this section will be talking about turning some pictures into black and white. My personal recommendation is to always shoot in color and then choose afterwards if you want to turn the picture black and white, the several things I look for in a picture to see if they're gonna be good black and white pictures and then I determine if I want to turn a picture into black and white. I have here some examples and I'm gonna go over. Why? I believe some of these pictures will look good in black and white. And why in my not so the first thing I look at when I take a picture right is how neutral the colors are in in the picture. When I see a lot of gray, black or white something like this or this one, I feel like it might become a good black and white picture. I'm wearing white here. Um, and the background doesn't have that many colors to stand out or at a lot of brightness in here. Even the background picture of a car is in great lake. Things aren't don't have color that makes us stand out. If I had a red balloon behind me or a plant or anything that has strong colors that attract a lot of color, A lot of light. Um, then it's gonna be I feel like it's gonna be a bad black and white picture, anything that has a lot of contrast that collects brightness and makes a picture bright in the background. I don't feel like it's gonna be a good back. Uh, black and white picture this one here, I feel like the curtains in the background, um is every colored that, um, is bringing in so light so you can see some highlights right here that I feel like we'll make the background. I look so good in this picture for a black or white. The next thing I look for Besides, that is so the neutral colors of the first thing, the next thing I look for is the subject. Let's say I'm doing a portrait if they're brighter than the background, right? If the background as too many highlights, um, I think it's problem. So this right here is a problem. This light here, um, this window partner here's a problem. But besides that, um, I am well exposed vs of background the backgrounds a little bit dark. Here is the opposite. As you can see here, there's a lot of shadow on my face and the background is very well exposed. My face is darker than the background, and here my face is a little bit brighter than the background. So this was going to make a better black and white picture than this one. And here my face is the brightest part of the big picture. Which is why I consider this one for a picture that I can turn into a black and white. So those are some of the basis I look for, um, so color. I want as little neutral color. And the second thing is that my subject is separated from the background. Now you could have also a picture, which I don't have an example of here where the whole background blown out and then the subject is and the shadow Um, then you have what's called a white background with like detail, with the subject just being darker. That will also work. But it's better when the background is darker and almost black. And then, uh, subject is, um, bright and stands out. So now what I'm gonna do Once I picked these pictures that I think would make good black and white pictures, and then I put him in this album called Black and White. If you're not familiar with albums where you do issue, click select ah selected image and then click at two. And then you can write new album or pick an album new album named the album and then save the pictures there. So now I'm going to go to, uh, the album Black and White, and I am going to start with this first picture. Okay, so what I want to do now that I've decided I want to make this black and white just click, Add it on the top, right? And then my favorite thing to do. You can click on this little slider tool and click on black and white is going to turn in black and white as soon as I move this left or right. But instead of that, what I like to do is click cancel at it. I like to go to this preset one. This preset option as, um to that are true black and whites which is mono and nor so this is my No. And this is nor I like these because it gives me a nice starting point. Um, to see my black and white to see, um if I like it or not. So I like, nor I'm going to leave it there and then what I tend to do in my black and whites If I'm using the phone editor to add in my picture, it is better to use some of the other APs that are in this course, like snap scene and light room. But for this, for the purpose of just showing you what makes a good black and white and a little introduction of black and white, I'm just gonna be using this lighter tool. So the thing that I always do is, um, I always go to my contrast, and I raised my contrast. What that's gonna do is make the background that's supposedly already dark, darker, and then my face, which is the bright part in the emits brighter so highlights they're gonna get a brighter and in the shadows are gonna get darker to raise that. And you see, my face is getting brighter and then the shadows are getting darker. Okay, so I raise it a little. I think it looks a little better. Um, a The next thing I do is I mess with the shadows on the highlights. You always want to mess with the shadows in the highlights and a black and white picture does. He was gonna look better. So I raise this. Then I lower it. I raise it now if you raise it and you think it looks bad, but on the subject, that looks better. But on the overall picture looks bad afterwards. Raise your contrast. So my face looks a little like I don't like the shadow parts of my face. If I raise it up to here, I like how my face looks now. But I don't like how the background looks. Some were raising t this much Now my face looks good. Then I go to contrast and I raised a contrast and I like ah, a little bit more. The next thing is highlights. I tend to go lower or darker Justicia wishing better. In this case, I know that lore is gonna be better for me. Uh was gonna get rid of some of the highlights in the background some of my face to make my face more even in light. Now that my face is a little even, I raise a contrast and I'm always wanted to raise my contract's up and up, but I mess with my highlights and shadows so that my subject looked good. So I lower my highlights, raising my contrast. Raise my shadows And I like this now by messing with this a lot of brought a lot of detail . My face, um on my blood machines and everything, I might fix those using another app. Right? But it's a really strong black and white picture. My lips were affected a lot, too. So it looks almost like I'm wearing lipstick because I pushed too much. So maybe I just the original North. Um, so that's ah, what I would do here. Let's look at this picture, for example, if you goto edit and then use are presets, You see here that the backgrounds bright and my face is is ugly. Great. And I don't like this. Um, I want my face to stand out more. Um, it's almost disappearing. Um, you're not focusing on my face because it's too dark. Um, so I goto edit, and I try my best to save this. In order to save this, I'm going to raise my shadow's shadow. Raising my shadow is gonna make all the shadow parts brighter. So I'm a racist. Okay, now my face is brighter but making everything flat. So I'm gonna lower my highlights, which is the background. Now I have this ugly picture. This a little flat, so I'm gonna raise my contrast to get rid of that. Okay, so that fixed it a little bit. I'm gonna raise my shadows a little bit more lower my highlights and raise my contrast. You could also raise exposure. Okay, you can mess with Black Point and Black and White Tool does a good job, too, and in this case is gonna help my face out. I could make a little bit brighter, and then I'm that I knew that this wasn't gonna make a good black and white picture. And I already feel like it isn't because the backgrounds too bright and I'm just trying to compensate with my face. So this is an example one that I wouldn't turn into black and white here. My face is bright, but the background as too many colors and, um a has highlights. And in some of this parts that have color So if I turned isn't a black and white at it and black and white, Um, you see that? Let me go to at it. So my no, everything's great, everything's gray and I want my face to stand out from the background more so I goto adit this to light. I mean, ah contrast. Raise the contrast by raising. The contrast is gave separation from my face to the background because my face is the bright part. In the background is dark parts. Then I would lower the highlights of my face is in Dad blown out somewhere around there. Then I raised my contracts a little bit more. Then I had lowered the highlights of love it and, uh, I don't feel like I need to do anything with the shadows. This is, uh, what that black and white image will look like. Okay, so now we're gonna, um, go over to the next image. I have this picture of my dog. Now. I took this picture to see if I can get a good one. What I like about it is just a duck. What I don't like about it is the color of the wall, the color of the floor and this little bit of like yellow on my dog. And the color of this background here turning their black and white will fix everything. They go toe edit, um, to that fix everything. It looks really nice. What I like to do is contrast. I could make the picture a little bit brighter. And my dog, a lot of my dogs in the shadow. So I'm going to mess with the shadows and raise that now. Part of my dog is not in the shadow. Then I can raise the contrast. And then I have this great black and white picture of my dog. Okay, so that's in with the section of black and white. Hopefully helped you guys out. My tools. There's mess with highlights and shadows. Missile contrast. Find pictures. I have less highlights in the background. Your subject is brighter than the background is well exposed. You don't want like too many shadows in the face or in the subject. Um, and a less distracting elements, the better. I feel like black and whites look good. One like you have solid background, solid patterns. Not too many things going on in the background. Okay, so that's it for the section in black and white. Now, we're gonna move on to the next, like sure. 24. Telephoto Lense: okay. And this lecture, we're gonna be talking about one of the biggest tips that's gonna help you take better pictures, especially because of distortion. Um, OK, so here's the thing about your camera. You have two cameras. One that, um, it's white angle. And one, this telephoto lets the title telephoto lens is zoomed in and the white angles white. Now, the problem with the white angle one is that it distorts your subject. So if you're taking a picture of a person, um, or item or whatever is gonna make the shape of the look a little weird if you use it. But let's look more normal. Okay, um, now to turn on the telephoto lens over the white angle one where you need to do is when you open your camera, you're going to see this little thing right here is gonna say one x meaning one time a meaning, if I guess kind of like the amount of space is normal, and at two times it is cut in half, but it's actually using the telephoto lens. You're zoom, then twice as much. Whatever this is going to say. One x two x one X is the white and go to access a telephoto. Now, if you have the telephoto one, you might have to step back more, but it's gonna be worth it. OK, now, the times you're gonna want to use a wide angle. One is if you're taking a big picture, you're showing a lot of things in the picture of the subject is not like filling up the whole frame. Use the white angle. One, if you're subject, fills up the frame. Um, always use the telephoto lense, OK? And I'm gonna show you some extreme examples so you can see the difference of pictures that I took with the whiting one versus a telephoto one. Okay, so one X versus two X. Okay, so the first example is of my face. So this is my face, um, using the white angle. Let's now look at my face here. Look at my face there in this picture, um, you can see that is very distorted. I looked very thin and long, and that's not the shape of my face. That's not how my face actually looks like. If you take a picture of a person in their face and you're using this camera using the white angle. One, they're gonna be like, Whoa! Look, Hideous. I look leggy Monster. What is this? Now? I did the same picture using the telephoto lenses. And this is what it looked like. Normal. Everything is fixed. We're shape fixed. These look like completely different person. Look at my nose there. This looks like my cousin Michael. And then this looks like me. I don't have a cousin named Michael, but completely different people. Oh, my God. This is so crazy. I literally just took these, like, five seconds ago, and I put him here, and you're were reacting together. Normal, not normal. This is one X this is two X so you can see how your pictures have been effected all this time because you've been using one X versus two X on your iPhone. This is the biggest tip. Please, please, please switch to two X and start taking your pictures like that. Unless it's a big picture, you need to fit a lot of people in it. But if they fit using the two X use the two X okay? They're not gonna be the story. They're gonna look normal. Not normal. Okay, now the other thing is how it affects the background. So here's a picture. A but cocaine using one X Okay, now the background is my computer screen. I put a 12 pack thing underneath. I put this up so it's higher is closer to the leg of my computer screen. And I had this nice scenery off. Whatever is just, ah, like a screen saver picture of blown out full screen. And there's no way to make this. Co can't fit in the scenery without this co can being right in front of the screen, right? I put the coke can closer to the screen and then I take a picture with the one X, then is gonna fill the frame. If I zoom in, Teoh fills the frame. The cocaine is being cut up. Now look at what happens when I used to axe time in the same the Coke and the non moved from the screen. This is what the picture looks like. Let's put this right here. Ah, one x two x one x two x. Okay, First, let's look at the cocaine, the shape of the co can and one x the shape of the Co. Can a two X The shape looks better at two x. Okay, at one X is kind of like extending the CO can up and down at two. X is more flat. And in one X, you can see the curve at to exit looks flat. It looks better. But what ends up happening when you do two x time is that it brings a background closer to the subject. Okay, so the background looks like it's all the way over here and the canIs all the way we here. But when you do two x time, it looks like they're almost touching two x time. It looks like the cocaine is touching my screen and I didn't move anything. I promise you, The distance between the cocaine and the screen have been exactly the same. And now I can fill this nice background. This is an example of everything you're going to see in your photography. You're going to see this beautiful thing in the background, and you're gonna see your subject gonna be like men. It'll be looking really cool that thing if you get closer to the thick, but the thing is so far away, said to make things look closer to the subject. All you have to do is put two times and is gonna push testing closer to your subject, and it's gonna look more beautiful. So this could be your best friend. That could be a nice waterfall in the background. And this is what the picture looks like. But if you do two types that this is what the picture looks like and it's beautiful. So my recommendation is always use a telephoto lens, which is that two times. So you open up your, um, camera on the bottom. It says one time. Right. I pressed there. And the search. Is it two times? Okay. One time. Two time. It looked better at two time. Okay, so that's it. Uh, those are all the tips. Hopefully, all these tips to help you and you look at photography different. And now when you go out to take picture, you're like, Oh, my catch. Shelled up the field frames. Um, Light two times. Do you know telephoto leads s so many tips? I can't wait to take pictures and take better pictures. Hopefully, this course helped you guys out. We went over the features of your camera. We went over the tips. The next section is gonna be editing. And that the whole course, Thank you guys so much and more little want to the next section. 25. Snapseed Tune Image: Okay, everybody in this lecture right here, we're gonna be talking about snap seed. Snap seed is the best app I was able to find to edit pictures for free on your and I'm going to show you all the features that it has your not to pay anything for it. The apse, completely free for iPhone on and it has so many features is gonna blow your mind. It's almost equivalent almost equivalent to editing your picture on a computer. So you're gonna be able to edit amazing images using this app. So in this lecture, I'm gonna show you all the features and then in future lectures, I'm gonna show you how I would add it. Certain pictures using snap. See, um now, the reason you see two screens here is because the screen on the right isn't be showing my fingers so you can see what I'm pressing on. And you can follow along and know how to press Suman and do functions with the finger. And on the left side is the HD version of everything that's happening So you can see how the final result images looking. So first, I'm gonna open snap seed right now have you opened it for the first time? It looks like this tap anywhere to open a photo. So I'm gonna tap right on the screen, Click open from devices favorites. And I already have a picture. I choosing to show you an edit. So the first thing is, um, it's going to show you last add it. So, uh, any less edits, Basically, has all the edits that you did on the last picture. So, for example, if you have 10 pictures, they're similar, and you want to have the exact same edits. Um, then you can just click last edit every time you open new picture and it's gonna do all the same. Edits automatically, and then you can adjust every little things. I'll show you that leader. Here's some presets of stuff. So portrait, it's basically several things that the app thus and then you can add it each thing that it did. So I show you those little things later. Um, there is smooth PAB. And if you just want a quick at it, sometimes you could just go through these presets and pick one that looks good and use use that. But, um, obviously for this lecture. I'm gonna show you all the tools, but it instantly when you open the picture has some presets that you can use. So I'm gonna go to current, which is going to erase everything and then press the plus button and I mean the exploding . Sorry. This plus button will save the picture. Okay, so I press the X button, and then I'm here with the picture is with you. Click on looks you have those presets is right. If you go toe tools, you have all the tools. And then if you click on export, you can save the picture to your phone or posted somewhere. So let's go on the top luck. Here. You see, it says open and you click open is gonna erase, um, this image and open another one. You can save them first before you open another picture so you can only added one at a time . Then I show you what you stopped. Do a little later. So now, um, the 1st 1 we're gonna go to click on it's called tools. When you click on tools, you have all these options here. Okay. Tune, image, detail, curbs. White balance crop rotate perspective, expand and so much more. So we're gonna go one by one and I'm gonna quickly show you what each one does. So when you click on tune image, which is the 1st 1 in order to adjust anything's under the tune image you have to hold and this slide your finger up and down. So if I hold and slide down, then you see all the options so sliding up and down and I see all the different options I have the first one's called brightness. In contrast, saturation ambience highlights shadows and want. Okay, So to adjust any one of these, what you want to do it grow left and right. So first you click on the one you want. So let's say brightness, and then it's gonna show brightness on the top and is at zero is always gonna be the fault . Add zero, which means none of brightness is adjusted. Um, certain things can only go up, meaning you can only add to it. You can't take a wait, and most things you can go down or up, meaning you can take away or at for brightness. You could take away brightness or add brightness, brightness make the picture brighter, darker. So if I slide my finger not to the left is gonna make the picture darker. And if I slide it to the right is going to make the picture brighter. So this is 100% brightness and the 100% negative brightness. Meaning is taking away brightness, making the image darker. If I scroll down, we have contrast. Right? Acts, contrast, lefts attracts contrast. You don't know what contrast does. Basically, contrast is going to make the bright stuff and the dark stuff, um, show more so the dark is gonna become darker and the bright stuff is gonna become brighter . And it's gonna make basically this, like add more detail. So this is a little flat in the light and this that's detailed making the dark stuff definition in the picture. So we look at her face and you see some definition and then all the way down and make the picture almost great Black, because is merging the bright stuff and the dark stuff. If I scroll down saturation makes the colors come, make them pop more so you'll ADM or to the color. So the blues become more blues and yellows become more yellows, orange, more orange red, more reds and so on. So, as you see all the way up, her skin looks really bad. Cause has really enhanced the color of her skin. My skin, the shirts became were blue and the background stuff with color became more colorful. And then taking away saturation all the way makes the picture black and white. So you got rid of all the color. Saturation is color. The next one is Ami ins. It's kind of like grabbing the scene intelligently. Figuring out one makes the scene, um, like the Ambien light meaning like the light in the background, Right? If we were to raise that, what will the scene look like? And it's kind of like brightness but more intelligent, so it's almost a better way to make the picture brighter without it looking ugly. So sometimes what I recommend is based on your picture. Adjust brightness or am Ian's to see which one looks better. Okay, the next one put this in zero. It's highlights. Highlights makes the bright stuff brighter and the dark stuff darker. I mean, sorry Highlights makes the bright stuff brighter or darker, So just the bright stuff in the picture. So, as you see here, um, the brace stuff is kind of like her skin and this thing over here, this white stuff there, this ah, tent. So this tent is getting brighter or is getting darker and their skin to a little because our skins were head with light. So anything that was a light that's bright. Um, it's gonna be affected by this. Then if I go to shadows, anything that's dark, that's in the shadow, it's affected by this. I could make the stuff that's in the shadow brighter. So my pants are in the shadow, those air getting brighter by raising the shadows. Or they get darker by lowering the shadows. Anything that was in the shadow, which is most of the images getting darker because it was in the shadow. Now, if you you want to make sure that you get to zero when you move to stuff now warrant makes the picture warmer or cooler. It's kind of like white balance, because in white balance you're trying to make the image warmer or cooler to match the scene. But this isn't were like to tune an image to like. If you feel like this is a nice summer day and you wanted to look warm, then you can add a little bit of warmness. And then the picture looks better. Not really to fix the color, but more to like make the mood of the image appropriate for the condition of the picture. So this was outside in the daytime, um, summer, because we're wearing a short sleeve shirts. Someone add some warm to the image, and we were wearing jackets and stuff and it was cool. I will take away some warm to show that it's cool side and Advil blue tones to the image. That's just the color of the image, basically, Um, and that's it when it comes to, um, the first tool, which is the tune tool. Now the other thing I want to show you is if I raise a brightness all the way and I hold it right, so I hold a picture. It's going to show me that behind the before, before I made that adjustment, and then when I let go after the before and after, that's very important because, as you doing a lot of adjustments Sometimes you can't tell cause the adjustments are very minor. So in order to be able to tell that the adjustment is being made, you have to see the before and after. So I raised a brightness only a little bit like 10. I might not be able to tell. I raise the brightness unless I go before and after. I can kind of see enough. So that's what that does now. Another thing you want you to show you guys how to do is zooming in on the picture. If you pinch the picture with two fingers, you're zooming in. Certain tools let you zoom in more than others. This one only lets me zoom in this much. And once you're zoomed in, going up and down, left and right is not gonna let you move around in the picture to move around in the picture. You want to click on this box here, so there's big white box and then you click on the blue box, hold it and then move around unless you move around in the picture. I'm gonna movie here to her face, raised the brightness according toa I want Let's I want all the adjustments to be relative to her face. I'll adjust everything shadows, highlights. Ah, warmed and I just fix everything while staring at her face full screen. Then I can go before and after. So that's it. When it comes to that to zoom out again, I pinch out once it's full screen. That boxes appears because there's no reason to move around the image because I can see the whole image. The last thing I want to show you guys is him. You press down here, it auto, adjust whatever tool you're messing with some and warmth. If I go to brightness saturation. So this tour right here, what this tool does is it just all of them to what the op feels like. It's gonna be the best adjustment for every single one. So another thing you can do is you can click on, uh, this little bar here with the sliders, and it's going to show all this in case you want to see what all the adjustments were that you made. If I click on that magic thing, that little, um kind of like a chalk book, um, the chalk or marker with three little stars on it is going to just all of these. If I raise the highlights and means lower the contrast, this is my settings. If I click on this, it adjusted everything to what it think the brightness should be contrast to be. Shadow should be warm should be. And that's on a kind of like on a tour, the tool basis. So you some of the tools will have this, and it will just everything intelligently. So if you don't know how to adjust this, you can click on this. But my my suggestion is to go one by one and then see how you're making picture better. So that's it when it comes to the tune tool. And now we're gonna move on in order to save everything, you're gonna press the plus. Then you go to tools and then you can click on something else. Okay, so now we're gonna move on to the next lecture 26. Snapseed Details: in this section, we're gonna just the next tool, which is detail by click on detail. Um, I scroll up and down, and you have two options. Structure or sharpening. Okay, now the point of details to give you more detail on image. So in order to really show you that I'm gonna zoom in to her face. I told you you could move around like this. You could also move around if you have two fingers on the picture. Okay, so now that I have on her, if I raise structure, you're going to see the detail of her face show up. If I lower it, their faith almost becomes a little blurry. If I go to sharpening, that picture becomes sharper or less sharper. I mean, sharper. You can't take away sharpening from a picture. You only make it more sharper. Now, they say, for portrait is not best to raise the detail using structure, structure and more for, like, backgrounds. Kind of like rocks, brick walls, um, sometimes, like grass. Things that are not people because they say it doesn't look good on people's faces. Okay, so, um, I wouldn't mess with structure. Maybe you're doing a portrait, a picture of a person. I would just raise my sharpening so that the pictures sharper. Okay, so that's that. That too. 27. Snapseed Curves: now the next tool is curbs. Now, this is my suggestion when it comes to curbs, okay, Curbs is very complicated. And you're used to using photo shop and messing with curbs. Then play around with this. But my recommendation is when you go to the curbs tools just use these presets down here, looked through them and see what they how they had just a picture. Curbs for those that don't know. I can adjust the brightness of different parts of an image so I can raise the brightness here of the mid tones. Lower it of the highlights. Raise it of the shadows. And because curbs are very hard to just the picture looks ugly. I'm impress. X tools, curbs, um, to go back, I just click neutral. It makes a straight line. Amy, click. You click on this tool down here, you can adjust different colors by the brightness of those colors. So if I click on red, I can raise the brightness of red do Laurette. Then I get green is very complicated. You're not good with curves. Don't mess with it. My recommendation is to just look at these presets and see if any of them looks good. So go soft contrast. That looks nice. Hard contrast, bright and p 01 that's preset. One preset to, um, and just different options here that the AP's already created. That looks good for most pictures. Different types of pictures. All mess with just curbs. And you can look for one that looks good and keep it and then move on. Once you find something you like, you press the plus button. Now to get these presets, that is this button down here that shows kind of like three little pieces of paper. And then if you get rid of this, you get rid of the break up that the curbs, you can see these curbs happening. You can hide this and just looked through your presets. Okay, Now I'm going to go back. And then we went to the next tool 28. Snapseed White Balance: the next tool is white balance. When it comes to white balance, um, you can go laugh right on temperature and then tent. So for temperature, you're making the picture warmer or cooler temperature, meaning cool and warm. Kind of like a thermostat going right. Makes the picture warmer, like going up on the thermostat. Going down. Make the picture cooler going down in terms that meaning cold. So when in warmer, the picture looks very yellow and hot. When it's down, picture looks very cold and blue, so if you want a picture to look warmer or cooler, just go left and right. Next one is tent. OK, do the lighting that is caused. Um, it causes the picture to not just look either too warm or too cool, but sometimes have a tent of green or a tent of purple in your picture. And to fix that, you can add green or add purple. But by adding purple, you're getting rid of green. And by adding green, you're getting rid of purple. Just mess with it to make the pictures color look a little better. So if I go right, you're gonna see that the picture looks more purple. If I go left, the picture looks more green and purple takes away green and green takes away purple. Those are the four color options that you have to get the white balance right when it comes when William say white balance. What we're saying is that we're adjusting the color of the picture to be accurate to normal lighting. So lights tend to make pictures look a little warm. Look a little cool. Look a little green or look a little purple. And we use this tool to fix that. We get rid of green, get rid of purple, get rid of the warmness, get rid of the coolness to make the picture look like this. That is perfectly white. Balance. The colors look normal is not to yellows. Not to write is not to green. It's not too purple. And so on. Um, one of the tools here is the option to pick your white balance. So as I move, this is gonna change the white balance based on what I find to be white. So since I know this tent is supposed to be white, if I click on a tent, it's gonna fix the white balance. But if I say that this blue is supposed to be white is gonna make everything red. If I say their skin supposed to be white, that's gonna make everything blue, because it's not, uh, it's not actually white, so I don't really use that tool. But I just wanted to show you what it does. Um, I can press X tools. White balance. If I click here, it will auto, give me auto white balance meaning and adjusted the temperature in the tent based on what it thinks the white balance should be for that image, which is cool. So you don't know how to just your white balance and you want to do it quickly. You can just press a W, which is auto white balance. Okay, I'm a move on, and that's it with us. And now we're gonna move on to the next lecture and go over the next few tools 29. Snapseed Crop and Rotate: Now we're gonna be moving on to the next few tools. So the next tool we're gonna look at is this role right here. Crop rotate perspective and expense. They all kind off, Um, do similar things in a sense that it's just not changing the pictures, colors, brightness, the look, but kind of like just cropping and moving the picture around. So the 1st 1 is called Crop where you can pick the wood How you want to crop the picture press, OK, and now the pictures crop. If you click up here this to appear that shows like an arrow pointing backwards has the option to undo. So I press undo it's gonna go back. If I press that and I click, Redo is going to do it again. So if you quickly want to go back, you can do that. And if I click, Revert is gonna erase everything and make the picture look original, which I never really want to do. Okay, so now we're gonna go to tools crop. We also have several options here. Square for 3 69 And so, uh, free lets you move freely. How you wanna crop? So that was pretty easy. I'm gonna move onto the next one, rotate, we'll just let you rotate the image. Okay? Flip it, um, and then just rotated. Um, clockwise. 90 degrees. Okay, that was pretty self explanatory. 30. Snapseed Perspective: perspective is pretty interesting. If you shot it at a weird angle, right? And like you shot a to lower to higher my angle and you want adjusted a little bit, you can go and adjust the image if you feel like there's distortion meaning like, let's say, I feel that for this image. My legs are, um, are too small and my head's too big. If I just this, like this I dragged us up is going to make the bottom parts bigger and the top part smaller . So now my legs are bigger and my head is smaller. So what does it do to the Black park here? So what did the US to this black part is a uses, content aware this technology that will guess what would have been there if you would have taken a picture that was zoomed out and it's gonna, um, add it to the picture. So when I let go, you see that it can kind of copied this, it expanding my shoulder, and it added stuff to the billboard in the top. So you don't really want to mess with this much because it might not do a good job in the corners, but it's just really quote another. You can do this. Okay. You could also do it left and right. Um, there's another tool that's better for this, that we're gonna talk about using another app, so I don't really mess with this here. You can also fix the rotate it, and then it's gonna fix the corners. Right? You can also scale and had a budget stuff every time. I think those black is gonna add stuff, which is okay, what's kind of cool. Um, And then free lets you do. We're stuff like this. I wouldn't really mess with this too much. 31. Snapseed Expand: the next one is expand, which is kind of like the other one. But now what you can do is this you can drag out anywhere you want to expand. It's gonna add stuff to best show you this tool. I'm gonna open a different image. Here's what picture I took of this model, um, by the lake. So by quick on, tools expand. And I dragged this out this way, drag this out this way and dragged us up and intelligently guesses Well, would have been on the top, left and right side. And then I clicked. Plus, and now I have the bigger image, which looks awesome. No one can really tell that That's not how it's supposed to look like, which is beautiful. Beautiful, beautiful tool to have. Okay, so I'm gonna go back to open from device this tool in the next lecture. We're gonna move on and talk about, um, the next section of tools. Okay, 32. Snapseed Selective: Now we're gonna be looking at the Selective Tool. That's right. After expand selective, we'll pick on selective. It's a little complicated, but what you want to do is you tap somewhere on the screen. So I've tapped right on her face and it shows this Dr. Now, if I put two fingers on the screen and I pinch closer together or closer out the circle appears, this is showing what is going to be affected by the picture. Rat is showing what's gonna be effective. Okay, now, that's what Two fingers pinching in and out. Now, if I scroll down, I have options. Off contrast. Brightness, saturation structure. Once I picked one, I can go left and right and then raised the brightness or, Lord the brightness go down contrast, raise the contrast, go down saturation to raise the saturation and go down structure which is detained. Then if I press the little eyeball on the bottom for a second, it can show me, um what? How the picture looks like. Okay. And then if I pressed plus, I can add another, um, another dot and then I can adjust the brightness there. I can add a plus sign dot in my face at the brightness there dot a plus sign dot over here lowered the brightness there, plus sign that over their lower the brightness there. And it's cool because you can go to each spot and do little things right before after before, after it's really cool. So, um, that's it with that tool that is a selective tool, and now we're going to move on to the next tool. 33. Snapseed Brush: The next tool we're gonna look at is the brush tool. So when you click on the brush tool, you have four options on the bottom. You can change dodge and burn exposure, temperature and saturation. Now, the way to affect each one you have to brush on the screen. So what, Your finger. You're going to brush an area, Okay. And if you press the eyeball, you could see what you're brushing. Okay, so that's how you brush on different areas. Right now, I'm gonna brush the areas that were not in No, you have the option to add 10 plus five erase negative five and negative 10 with dodging burn is going to make things either brighter or darker. So plus 10 is gonna make a brighter, which is dodging. Plus five is gonna make it just a little bit brighter. And that is brightest plus 10 erases. Gonna erase your brush marks negative five is gonna make a darker and negative 10 is gonna make it even more darker. So let's say I want the background to all be really dark. I will go to negative 10 and then brush. So is erasing the brush and then adding brushstrokes off dark red, which signifies that is, adding the negative 10 and it has sensitivity to. So the more I brushed, the darker it gets, right? So now if I get rid of the IBO, I can see the effect. If I do it without the iBook, then they go the opposite direction. Plus 10. You can see my brushes making the things brighter. This is really good. Everyone add detail to the face, so you so assume in. And let's say you go on the edges. Negative five. Let me show you what part time highlighting and I'm adding detail. Negative five. Then I can go plus five to the forehead. Make it brighter, knows little parts of the cheek. And now this is that press plus and ah, let me go back. And that's how you used a brush for dodge and burn. Okay, now, if we go here and click exposure is the same thing, plus one is brighter. Plus seven is a little bit more or less brighter, plus trees a little bit less brighter. Eraser race negative makes a darker. So if I go to negative one, I could start brushing. Was gonna make the picture darker. If I zoom in the brush, it becomes smaller. I go erase l a race. The brush strokes. Okay. Now, if I go to temperature Plus is making a warmer negative of making a cooler. So if I go plus 10 and then I just brushed the whole picture, it's gonna make the whole picture warm. You can see my brush strokes here. Now, if I go erase, it's gonna erase everything. Then if I go negative 10 it's gonna make everything cooler is showing the brush strokes right? Right now. But if I get rid of the eyeball, you can see that the whole picture is cool. Um, yet so I'm gonna goto a race and just a race. My whole brush. Okay, I could do something cool, like just make meet her. Warm us warmer. So I brush our skin when you erase everything. That a woman, any of that. But that's how you can do it with temperature and then saturation plus 10 adds more color. Negative. 10 a racist. So if I do, negative 10 is turning things black and white so I can make us black and white or the opposite I can just erase everything. Go negative 10 with the eyeball. Just highlight the background background, background, background. You know, this is just for demonstrations. I'm gonna try to do my best and without taking so much of your time just the background. And now, if I get rid of the eyeball, everything black and white except for us, something like that. If you want to do like a color pop now I, um, go back. And those air it dodge and burn makes things brighter. Darker exposure makes things brighter, darker as well. Temperature, but in a different way. Just play with both. Is he wishing more accurate to what you want? Temperature makes things warmer. Cooler saturation adds color takes away color. Let me add saturation to my shirt plus 10 I can make my shirt more blue And now my shirt stands out. Looks really cool. So that's it. And now we're gonna move on to the next tool 34. Snapseed Healing Brush: So for this tool right here, we're gonna be using the healing brush. That's this one right here. Okay, But before that, let me go and erase everything. Delete the elite. Delete. Okay, tool healing brush. So with the healing brush, you can zoo, man, I always soon men as much as I can brush on an area and is gonna intelligently guess where would have been there if that was erased. If that wasn't there. So I don't like those two people in the background. I can brush on them. So highlight them, right? All the way over here and bam there, gun. I zoom out and they disappeared. You can do little things like these words right here. And the reason is like adding, that is cause this side over here, and it thinks that's what it should have been. There. Okay, I can try to do this leg here. You see, it doesn't really well, when the things left and right away, like around. It is clear when there's so many things go shown around there, it's gonna act weird and give you bad results. So, like getting rid of one of these dots. It's very easy because it knows around it is black, but getting rid of her glasses, it's not. It's not gonna have any idea what should have been there and give you some were results like that. So I'm gonna undo that. I'm just showing you that you really want to use this when it's like this could be 50 50. It can give me the cement. Ercan, give me the arm if I highlight this area here, so let's see. Oh, it did the cement. So did a good job. So it's You just have to play with it. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't, but it's really cool that you have that too. So that is the healing brush. This is, um yep. And now we're gonna move on to the next tool. 35. Snapseed Full Edit: okay, in this section, we're gonna do a full edit of this picture using snap seat. I will tell you all the things that I would do to make this picture better. And then hopefully it will help you guys out, Um, and editing your own pictures. So this picture here was a picture of me and my girlfriend. One of the first pictures we took together. And I never edited the picture, So this was taken with the iPhone, and now I am gonna go look through these now. I didn't use portrait mode or anything. Somebody just gave somebody in my phone, and they took this picture of us. So first thing I want to do is I tend to always fix the white balance first. The reason is because I'm bothered by the color of the picture. I want to see the right color. So, um, I slide temperature left or right? A little bit cool. A little bit warm, which and I like better, uh, like a little bit warmer. We'll go to plus 10. And I'm a good tent and at purple because the green looks bad. I want to get rid of it. Let's just go plus 10. So I like the color. They're the best. Some believer like that. Okay, I'm a press plus, and I feel like the colors a little bit better. Then I'm gonna go to tool to an image, and I'm gonna go through each one of these slights, so the brightness would raise it a little. Okay, so this is zero. Let of a brighter looks good. Some will leave it there for now. I will go to contrast. Raise my contrast. Okay. Looks a little bit better then I'm a go to saturation. Raise my saturation. I tend to avoid raising saturation. I like racing. Vibrance for design doesn't give me vibrance. I would do that, like in late room, but I'm just gonna use snap, see someone raise the saturation. I want the color soap operas. Skin seems a little color less. I wouldn't raise the color of our skin, so I will go to plus 20. Okay, It seems a little much on her face, but that's fine. I'm just gonna leave it like that for now. My God, I am Ian's raise that That also helps with the color some good. About 35 that I will go to highlight raise my highlights. Laurette. Uh, I am going to lower it just cause I'm looking at my background. And even though her skin's looking better, I want the background to be darker. If I raise it is making my background too bright. I wanted my background to be a little bit darker, so my lower it minus 20. I'm gonna go to shadows. I raised my shadows a little I plus 20 that I might go back to contrast and add more contrast. Okay, so this is looking and fine. Um, I goto warmed. I shouldn't mess with warm because I did white balance someone to leave it like that. Okay, some right here. When we go to detail, I'm a zoom in on her face. It's pretty sharp. I don't really like to restructure when I do enough. When there's people in it, Some of the sharpening raise that. Let's look better. 0 25 I recently with 25. Okay, next time we'll go to, um I'm gonna go to portrait. Okay, so the portrait tool doesn't really good job. And so this is none. This is Facebook taillights, but like to smooth, smoothed one eyes face combo one face spotlight Come about two combo three. Okay. Combo three. Before after a light combo three brightened up her face. Yeah, I said, this is a good job, but that's contrast brains up her face. So I really like that one. So I'm going to leave that one there. Then I'm a go to something that's really gonna make this picture pop. So I am going to go to Lens Blur. Okay. Now, the way that I do lens blur is like this, I do blur strength. Now, I do transition lo something like 10. Doesn't matter. Really been getting strength. Duchess has been yet to the picture. I'm gonna turn that off because I don't need dignity that I'm gonna go to blur strength somewhere around dirty. I can change that later, and I just leave it in the center. It doesn't really matter as long is there in the picture. That could be that small. I'm oppressive. Um, apply. Then I'm gonna go to the top and click view edits. Then I'm a clicker, says the lens blur, Then the little brush in the middle. And now the lens blur goes away completely. Now, if I click on the eyeball on the right on the bottom, turn that blue, I can see my brush. Now what does brushes doing is is adding 100% lens blur. So that effect appears 100% in any part that I brushed. And that's gonna make everything blurry that I brush in red, so I will make sure I create a brush all around them. Now I assume out all the way, the brush becomes really big. If I zoom in, the brush becomes really small. So I'm gonna go big brush around the things that are far away from them and then smaller brush in the gaps. So is a man brush, and I just start painting anything that's not us, right? It's fine. If I hit the corners of the pants that's going here, paint this paint this. Let's go here, paint this sometimes. Like I hit the my hand and stuff I had, like the person. And then I erase that part so that it doesn't, um and hit the person. So first I just brush and red. Then I started racing, so I brush, brush, brush, brush, brush, brush crush. Oops. I got the head a lot. A sign of fixed. That brush brush breath. We brush here. Ah, that here. And right here. I'm gonna show you quickly. What does this have impressed the plus at the check mark on the bottom. Right? And you see that? It just blurred the background. Now, the problem I have is ahead. I got to the here, so I'm gonna go back to it and erase the hair part. So I got up the bottom and I turned this 200 does is a racist ing's. So now I can erase a forehead and the hair case of erasing this. Make sure my hand go around the edge of the body. Let's fix this right here. Oh, but little this'll ecstasy fixed in this. Go up. Fix this, fix my head. Fix this. It's my forehead, my nose, and I'm good. There we go. Now go back And I we have this. If I want to make the background even more blurry, I can goto edits this and then just raise the blur strings. That looks cool. I could see here that this is not blurry, so I can go and fix that. And at 100% to this little part right there, despite right there. Okay, let's see what that looks like. It's just trialling there, all right? You don't have to make it this blurry, but I think it looks pretty cool. Okay, now that I can see what's really being affected. I don't like this thing here, So I'm gonna go to tools. The healing brush, huh? No, I think we're going to find it. Healing brush. I highlight this, and it erased it. Okay, so I'm here now, let's go to curbs and let's hide the curbs. So I had the curves and then just look through these presets. I like the curves one because I have some really cool presets. So soft contrasts. Hard contrast. Brydon dark and fade, P one p two. And I'm going through these until I find one that looks good, I like Ah, I don't know. I thinking, um one. Yeah, I'm gonna go with em one, and I'm away there. Now. I'm gonna dark in it a little bit. Someone going tools, brightness a little bit down. And I don't know. I think this image looks good. We'll keep it like this. So that's how I would add it. A picture using snap seed. Um, there's so many ways, like everybody has their own opinion on looks, but I just wanted to show you guys some tricks. Hopefully, you know, the blur curbs, white balance, stuff like that. And hopefully you guys like this. And, um, now we're gonna move on to the next section. 36. Facetune 2 Retouch: okay, in this section, we're going to go over the retouch section of face tuned to. So the first thing you want to do is load up your picture when you open face tuned to you can do that on the top, right? And that icon, this shows a picture, you find the picture that you want and you load it. So I have here a picture of myself from the course we took this earlier today. Then I'm going to go to the retouch tab on the bottom left says retouch a tap on that. Now the first tool is called auto. What auto does is it does all the adjustments on the face, um, and fixes it completely. What are you having to go through all these different tools here Now face tune on. Lee works when it can recognize the face. So you really want to do this on a selfie that you taken and it can detect the face Clearly , you don't want to do this. Really? When, um, there's multiple faces, you can It's just a little bit harder. Um, some of the features won't work if you have multiple faces and you don't want to do this. If you don't have enough lighting, you want to have enough lighting in the picture and you don't want to do this. Um, if it's more than just your face like this much composition is perfect. You don't want it to be, like, full body picture or anything. So, um, I'm gonna zoom in a little of my face so you can see my face here. All the imperfections in my face. We're gonna try to fix as many of them using this tool. So the first was called autumn. What auto does is that it will fix the whole face automatically. So when I press on that, it automatically fixed everything. It's often my skin and brighten it. Um, smooth. Um, it white, my teeth, everything. I'm going to go back and undo everything. So that's what auto dust. If you want a quick fix, you can just press auto and it's gonna fix everything by itself. The next tool is called hell. Um, would heal thus. So if I press on hell, there is the bandage and then the eraser. So the bandage on the left side. What it does is whatever I I highlight is gonna fix. So it got rid of that little dot that could get rid of this and then to move the picture over, you want to hold on the picture with two fingers, so put two fingers on the picture, and then I could slide this over left and right, if I just do, one finger is gonna highlight, and that's what is going to fix. Have to put two fingers on the picture, pinch and pinch out, and then move left and right with two fingers. Okay, so now I'm gonna, um, highlight this area. Fix that. Fix this and so one. Right now, let me go to a bigger part. Like this birthmark here. I'm going to erase it. Now. Sometimes it does a bad job. You got to do it again. Multiple times. This is good. This is gonna get now what the eraser does The one next to the bandage. And what it does for most of these tools is that erases everything that you did with that tool. So if I move my finger across that area again, it's gonna erase everything and bring that birthmark back. Okay? So, to show you even better I'm gonna do the, um, bandage on my whole i a few times and my eye starts to erase. Okay? And then it looks weird. If I want to erase that, I got in the eraser and I just slide right through and it and races everything. Okay? So that's what the eraser does now with whitening. It's pretty straightforward. A widens teat. Okay, So what you want to do is move your finger somewhere in one teeth, then on the other one, and then slide this lighter all the way to the right to 100%. Then start, uh, moving your finger across all your teeth. Okay, here's all my teeth. And I put it at 100% so I can see the effect happening. So I know I'm highlighting the right parts now that I have all my teeth highlighted. Zoom out. I look at the full picture, and then I lower this so I can lower the effect and is not too much. Somewhere around 75 looks good. And that's how I will leave it. My teeth looked white and nice. Okay, Now the next tool is smooth. What smooth does as this month's it makes the skin smooth. So let's say this part of my cheek this pink I can't move my fingers across it, and it makes my cheeks look very smooth. Okay for you to see it a little bit more clear. I'm gonna do it right above my lip where you have, uh, where I shaved above my lip. I'm just gonna highlight this. I want to move my finger across this whole area and smooth just makes it look smooth. Which in turn, kind of makes it look like I shaved a little bit better. Then I can lower the A pass iti to zero and then 100. You could see it clearly. Zero completely goes away and somewhere in the middle you can kind of see the effects of it . Now I'm not 100. And if I want to race that I go to the race tool And every time I click on the tool is show . Every time I go from the smooth to the eraser, it shows the parts that were affected by the tool. If I go to their racer, I could start erasing. And now you saw that I raised this part right here. I like the effects of I'm gonna actually I'm going to raise the whole thing. Just I can show you some other tools on that area. Sorry, I had the wrong one selected. I'm gonna erase everything, make sure everything's raised. Okay, So everything's and raised to the best of its ability. The next one is called smooth there. Right? And what this one does is that it adds even more to that effect. So I'm gonna go to smooth dir, and I'm gonna do the same thing and raise it to 100%. And you can see how strong this oneness it basically blurred the top of my my lip. Next Lord, the A pass ity I consume out and be like find the right somewhere around there. Looks good. This is kind of like, if you want a blur something I guess this is what I would do for that. Now, when I leave 100% do the eraser tool and just erase everything. Okay? The next one's called texture. Right now, if I highlight an area like the top of my lip, you can see that you get more detail, more texture and the top of my lip. Here's 100% the zero. This is the original picture at 100% full texture. Why would you want texture? I don't know, but it's there. So I want to erase everything or I can undo. Um, it brought smoother back. Let me erase that. Okay, Now the next one is called detail, which is very similar to texture. So let me just add detail. But as you can see, um, it looks a little different. Okay, I would do detail over texture, texture for more stuff that's not like in your skin, but I don't like it, so I'm just gonna erase everything. Okay, So I just wanted to show you guys that one Next one is sharpen, so sharpen. Ah, sharpens the picture and then turns. Makes it look like you can have more detail. Like is in focus. So have a part that looks a little blurry, like the nose. I can sharpen it. And now it looks like is more and focus. Now, when I raise everything, the next one is structure, which is another tool that at detail. So you basically have 1234 tools that were, like at detail to a picture. Okay, now, the next one's called glow. Okay, I put that on my cheek and is glowing before and after. Put it 100%. Just put it all over my face and my whole face is glowing. I can lower it and raise it. And it's kind of a good tool to, like, brightened your face. Okay, Now, the next tool I am going to mess with, it's called the Conceal Tool. Now, with the conceit concealed tool I am going to first, I'm gonna get rid of glow, so undo glow. Okay, so glows gone conceal. Does this? It, um, fixes parts of your skin by adding concealer. So this is good for ah, concealer basically gets rid of blemishes. So I'm rubbing and now on top of my lip, and you can see that, um, it's getting rid of also basically everything on top of my lips. Okay, so this is a before and after concealer concealer. Um, if your woman, um, is makeup, that kind of like removes blemishes. So it removed it in all the darker spots on my skin. And you can see how the blemishes shows at 100%. Ah, 100% completely gone. Zero. And then somewhere in the middle, you can leave it at its really, really cool tool. I'm going to erase everything now. Okay. Now, um, we're gonna look at Matt. So what math us is a kind of, like get rid off some of the highlights in the picture and makes your face look a little flat. So I have rubbed it all over my face. And when you see the the shiny nous of your face, it goes away. So Matt is a way to get rid of shiny nus from the light. So you see the light at 0% in my nose and my cheek in my forehead with this, that shyness goes away. And it's kind of like, if you want to think about it, think of like a picture that you print it out and is glossy or matte. Matt is not glossy, so it doesn't shine on the light. This is getting rid of the shine from the light. If you don't want it to be shiny. Okay. Quote toe to have. Now, the thing about this editor is that unless you have an eye for these things. And you know what? We'll look good or where wouldn't um it is really tough to edit a picture. This is great for someone who does like makeup professionally and knows what concealer does . Matt and all these things to make a face look good. But it's awesome that you have an app that can do that. The next one's called cleanse, right? And I am going to press X retouch and go toe cleanse so that we have everything. Zero. And I am going to just highlight different parts of my face. Okay, so cleanse is kind of like putting a brush of powder in your face. It gets rid of blemishes. It kind of like gets rid of the shadows. It's softens everything. Okay? It's kind of like this mood one. I said, I'm gonna erase all this actually impressed. X retouch and go to vibrance. Now if I do vibrance vibrance adds color, it brings the color back. Um, makes a color pop in the picture. Kind of like saturation, but not a strong. This is zero. So if you want the color to pop, if you feel it's a little washed out this gives me more color. Kind of like a tan and knows I have orange is gonna bring the orange out a little. Okay, X retouch. Now I'm gonna go to black and white. You can pick areas and make it black and white My race, all that bring the color back But that's all black and white One does anti glare. Okay, so I'm just gonna highlight my whole face. You can see here My whole face is highlighted. An anti glare is almost the same as Matt, but not a strong. So this is zero. You can see the shiny nous in my face and the shining as goes away. The highlights become smoother. So, um, and the tip of my nose at 100% the tip of my nose becomes darker. The highlight part, the brights parts my cheek and my nose starts to go away. Zero is completely their 100. It goes away. Empress X retouch. Um, fixed shadows. Okay, go to fix shadows. I'm gonna go right here to the shadow area from eyes right there. Right there, Right there, Right there. So let me show you the areas that I picked when I raised this little middle part. Okay, so it brined up the shadows, That's all. That it that it just brighten up the shadows areas. Okay, this is good for, like, lighting purposes to get rid of like, um, darker spots. Just fix shadow. That's what assess. That's what it does. Okay, The next one is called Cool down, Cool down. I'll show you. I'm highlighting the whole face. Okay, so we're cool down. Thus is it Adds a cool tone on whatever air is you highlighted Cool. Meaning kind of like blue. So it makes my image look cooler as opposed to warmer. Um, and it's just if you feel like it is too warm oven images like to read, and you want to make it cooler. You can add cool down and it's gonna make it, um, bluer. Who? Cool and the temperature of color. Okay. And then last one is fixed tone. I'm highlighting the thought They So what fixed toned us is a. It looks at the picture, looks at the temperature of the picture and fixes it like white balance. So it's adding green because it founded didn't have too much purple and the opposite of purple is green, so it's adding green to the image so that it is more balance white balanced if it was green and what add more purple, but it's basically fixing. Um, the color somewhere in the middle is getting rid of the purple and his perfect and has almost disappears. 37. Facetune Face: Okay, so this is face to and I'm gonna show you guys, um, some of the cool things you can do and face to. So this is faced him, too. And I have loaded up this picture from the course on my face. Now, when you open it up and you load your picture and you go to face, then you can play with all these cool tools that's really gonna morph your face in different ways. It is really creepy and weird, but you feel the need to fix your face up and more fit than this is the F for you. So in their face, I have three options. Smile, jaw and whipped. If I started, smiled and raised a slider up, I'm gonna start smiling now. I think this one looks very natural, which is cool because, uh, I think it's pretty cool. Teoh have a smile that looks very natural. It really changes the face and looks very natural. Now the next one is job. If I go left, it's going to make my job bigger. Every court right is going to make my job smaller. If I wanted to see what £5.10 pounds lighter. Looks like this is it. I'm going to see what, £10 heavier. Looks like this is it. That's pretty funny. You're struggling to get to zero. You can just press undo on the left side and it's gonna undo and take you to zero. Uh, with, um makes my face dinner or whiter. Now, if I goto eyes, I can click on size and make my eyes bigger, Smaller, which looks very leered. I can read, I don't know A bug or this person with tiny eyes There was looking natural. It changed the wit of my eyes. I can change the height at my eyes. I can tell my eyes and I could change the distance I really don't know why I would do that but I don't know if I had a weird face I guess maybe Then we have nose I have a pretty big nose. This is bigger. This is smaller. It's crazy. If you've ever wondered what you would look like with plastic surgery. Um, this is a right here that we have with of the nose that we have. Ah, narrow are then Dick. How narrow your knows this. Then we have Ah, height, I guess. Up and down. Then we have the tip of the nose. Bigger, Smaller Now the eyebrows. You could say how thick you want your eye breasts. You can lift your eyebrows. Hey, how you doing? You have the shape. It's kind of like lifting, too. We have tilting that I rest. Hey, come on. Okay. We can raise the when I rather the other a How you doing? That's pretty funny. Then we got lips size of the lips. Well, yeah, the height We have the wit and then mood has thes presets that you can mess with Its gonna mess with several things in your face to either kind of show a kissing face, cute face induce fear, seduce plus in smirk. So if I start to kissing one is going to do this I try to create a kissy face I do cute gonna move this to the side Ah, seduce I don't know Open my mouth up in a weird way Fierce squint and give a smile Seduce. Plus, I really miss my mouth up and so, Mark Oh, yeah, that okay said those are the tools. When the face section face to now, we're gonna move on to the next lecture 38. Facetune Reshape Tool: Okay, so we've gone over retouching and the face tool on the bottom. Now we're gonna be looking at the reshape. So when you click on reshape on the bottom, you have a few things you can do. So the 1st 1 is you can start murder, moving things, um, in the image. And it's gonna like smush things together. Okay, So this is where I make my face very, very small. Just I can show you. I'm putting my finger somewhere and dragging it kind. It's mushing everything together. Okay, So if you want to make your face look like this, um, then this is a tool for that. So I am gonna press X, which is going to reset everything open, reshape again. If I click on refine, it's gonna be, um, away to, like, just move smaller parts of the face. So this is kind of like a way to just refine little things. So let's I don't like what my lips are doing. Can fix that. I can make my nose very racism. Mom, I can fix my mouth and looked like world, um, work. Okay, now, my press x reshaped and Reese ice. So it says resize with two fingers. So I go my fingers and I drag it out. And whatever part I picked on is making a bigger so I could make my nose very big. I could make my four has big, could make a small, small, small, small, big, big, big And now I looked like that. Okay. And then if I click on restore, I can't just hold my finger somewhere and it's gonna fix that area is erasing the stuff that I did. Okay, now I'm back. So reshape, right, reshape, restore, drag my finger across and it's slowly bringing me back to normal. Okay, there we go. There we go drag my finger across the whole thing, and now I'm back. So don't have the tools that I have here with this section and now impress X. And that's a when it comes to the reshape to 39. Facetune Filters: now I'm gonna move onto Filters would filters. I have so many amazing filters. Now, when you first trial the app you can see some of these to say Try Those were the filters that will show you what you can do. But you can really use them unless your pain for the premium service. So if I click on any one of these, I have so many filters within the filters. So if I click on French, I have all of these. If I click on Oasis, I have all of these. If I click on no filter, I have no filter, which is actually filters. Abdelilah the Laila wanted three voyage weighs 123 and so on. How much I fringe French, one French to French, three from four, French five. Or And now here's a quote thing about this. So I click on French three and then I click on Oasis. Uh, then no filter. I have so many different options here, but let's say I pick, um, I'm gonna pick this black and white ball so you can really see the effect. It always sets it at the fault of 75 and then you can use a slider here to get rid of the effect or added 100% at 100%. It makes the picture of black and white. 50 is kind of black and white and zero completely gone. So some of these filters don't look good unless you try them at 100%. But by the fall to go 75 you have to raise it or Laurette. Some look very weird, but that's just for certain types of pictures. You really have to go through all of these and find one that you like royal. And so, uh, but these are just filters. When it comes to, like, colors as stuff, it doesn't manipulate your face. So that's when it comes to filters. You can just look through all of them. I personally, if I had to, like, get the after free, I wouldn't go past the free filters. Um, but face to and as a bunch of cool features that just a pencil, you feel like you're gonna use it to pay for the service or not? Um, okay, so I'm a press X move onto the next one 40. Facetune Paint: next was called paint. So what paint us is, um you can, um, paint the skin Certain colors. So let's say pick this darker one. And now I'm painting my skin that color, right? Then I can lower it or raise it up. Okay, um, this is like Is that more for, like, makeup artists that know what they're doing? I wouldn't I can't possibly feel I can use this and get it right. Um anyway, to go back to paint next one is tone. It's the same my deal, but with darker colors. Okay, The next one is paint which, um, as you can see from the right cheek where painted the pain like sticks out and then tone, it blends in with the skin. I'm going to skin up here. So top left is skin bottom left his tone Bottom right is paint. Now I'm a do glitter. There's glitter Aiken, Lauren and raised it to okay. And then picker, unless you pick on a color based on where you click on. So if I click on the top, right, you see the color. It's on the bottom, right? So let's say I want black, so I click on my sweater. Now I've picked black and I can go to paint and I have black picked. Now I'm painting black. Okay, let's say I wanted the color off that wall in the background. I go toe picker and then I click on the wall in a back rub. Now I have that color selected. You can see from the bottom right here that I've selected that color. Then I can go to any one of these four options. Skin tone, paint or glitter. Let's say I want paint and then I can paint and it's gonna paint that color that I've selected. So that's what the picker does. I can pick a color based on something in the picture, and then I can go to skin tone painter glitter and use that as a color of that tool. Okay, so I'm impressed. X. I can go back. So that's what pain stuff 41. Facetune Backdrop: now we're gonna be moving on to backdrop. Okay? So if I go to backdrop, we're back up. Dust is let me show you what out of this auto automatically change the background to that. And then this slighter kind of feathers the edges. So if I zoom into my ear here, raise, this starts to blend in with my ear, and I lowered this and it makes those edges. Um, It fixes the edges a little. That's the best way to describe it. Okay, so now I'm gonna click, remove, and then what's gonna happen as I can remove parts. Okay. If I clicked the racer tool, I can erase the parts that I removed. Okay, so this is kind of like to fix the corners when you've added a background. Okay. Now, if I go to backdrops, I can see the different backgrounds that I could do. I say I want to do this one. I can click fixed, they're fixed this fix this using the tool, and then raise the removed and they fixed it. So there have a background. If I want to add a photo of the background, I can, and I can do it just blend me to the background. Light the edges with bright with light so I can blend into the background a little more shadows as shadows in the corners Also to help lend in invert which I don't see anybody ever clicking Invert I become the background in the background, stays the same. So those is it when it comes to, um backdrops. Okay. Um, obviously they want you toe insert an image. Do you want as a back drop, okay. 42. Facetune Relight: Okay, so now we're gonna be looking at relight. So when you click on relight, what is basically adding is a light somewhere in your face. Okay, Imagine like you have a spotlight and you're putting us somewhere in the face. I can go all the way over here in this corner all the way to this corner and so on. There's not a place I can put a light to make this picture better. So I'm just gonna leave it here in the center so you can see what else you can do. You can add blend, which kind of makes the light appear disappear. Put out a 100% softness. It blends in it. Actually, what it does is this makes the light soft or hard. Okay, Now the difference is with soft light, gets redder shadows with hard light and makes the shadows more prominent. So here you can see the shadows and detail in the face at 100% of blends in, because the latest softer okay, the adjustments are section You can make the light brighter or darker, um, darker, actually, like make the image look darker. So you just adding brightness to that area that the light is hitting on Ah, vibrance is adding color getting rid of color and then eyes make the eyes pop or not basically the catch light in the ice. So, as you see here, that circle is a catch light off the top circle the with the dark stuff in the middle is a catch light of the ring light that I used to like this picture. But the other one the one I can make, disappear or appear is the catch light for this fake light that I've added right, So at 100% you can see that light. If I click this relight, you can see the catch light move around to show where the lightest in my eye and this is cool so that it looks more natural. Um, but I wouldn't have it at 100%. I would have a lake at 40 if I were to use it. Um, so that's it when it comes to relight. Now, these tools as they try and you press confirmed and you want to keep the tool is gonna ask you to pay for the software to keep that in mind. Um because you haven't paid for itself for using the free one. You can't use the ones to say Try. You can do them to see what it does, but in order to keep the effects, you gotta pay for the software. 43. Facetune Eyes: then I'm gonna do eyes if I click Ah, Lens. Okay, First, I'm gonna click detail. So look at my eyes. I zoom then And if I click detail is gonna add more detail to my eyes No detail, full detail This is to make the I stand out If I click leads, I can make my eyes a different color. So if I click this blue one at 100% and I resize it to fit my pupil, um, I can change the colors, so I'm gonna I just that one I just this one. Now I can see what it would look like if I had color eyes. Um, looks a little weird, but Okay. Ah, reflection. I can add reflection on the eyes. Red eye gets rid of red ice. Wipe. It makes it things disappear that I've added clear. You can see. Um, it softens the I pupil. It dark ends the pupil, and that's it. Um, I really wouldn't mess with the I won my opinion 44. Facetune Extra Tools: the next one is crop. Like most of these tools, you can crop, flip, rotate, strain, and then fix the ratios of the pictures. Okay, The next one is a just I can adjust. Um, brightness. Contrast color sharpened grain light shadow highlight saturation structure. Temperature. Brightness makes the picture brighter. Darker contrast, um, and basically makes a bright stuff. Pop more in the dark stuff a little bit darker or makes the image look flat color as more color gets rid of color. Sharpened. Makes the image sharper. Green adds, um, grain to the image. So loses detail, which I don't see why anybody would do that. Um, light makes the picture brighter. Shadows makes the shadows brighter. Highlights makes the bright spots brighter or darker. Just a bright stuff in the image saturation, which is like color adds color or makes it completely without color. So black and white structure you can see detail. Go away and come back and then temperature warm or cool. So that's it. With that, um, next, we have light effects. We have a little rainbow here. We have this this, this, this, this, this, this, this, this, this this and so many more. This is kind of cool, but most of them look pretty bad, so I wouldn't really mess with light effects Vignette ing. You could put your face and it darkens the edges of the picture If it keeps your face um, well exposed. You can add the softness of it of of where you want the light to the darkness to appear. You want it very soft. So, like 100% brightness. How dark you want it if you go the opposite way makes the corners bright or the corner stark. So like 5th 60 50 corners, it expands the the corners a little. Ah, blur. It blurs the corners and that's it, which is pretty cool. Ah, patch. You highlight an area, pick another and then move the other one and then it will patch apply, move the other one and it will fix things better. Okay, so let's go patch something right now. I am going to go to this car. I highlight this. Then I picked this part of my skin and then I'm done. This is before after before, after it's pretty cool. Um, now we go to touch up. Um, you can add glow to the whole thing, fixed the eyes to make him pop out more. The bags under the eyes. He blurs it so it looks like it goes away. Forehead. It softens the whole forehead or adds detail to the forehead. Nos, it softens it or adds detail, eyebrows. It's elephants, it or adds detail. Cheeks. Same thing, adds details, softens it. Lips job. And so so basically, um, adds detail. It makes a smoother or not Smoot the focus. So what the focus does ISS. I can make things blurry. So I'm doing this on my background and on my sweater and is blurry. There's a good way to make the background blurry. Okay, The next one is prism, who is kind of like, um, shapes the picture based on this and the intensity. It basically, Um, okay, so where prison comes from is this idea that if you took a picture through a prism, the center will look cool and everything else will kind of be like dragged it like it will have this effect, as you see here. So if you shoot a picture through a prison, the edges will have that effect. So that's there when it comes to face tune and all these tools here. Um, now I'm gonna show you guys the camera. So if I open the camera up, um, you can do these effects. So I'm gonna go where? Have more lights and I can widen my teeth. Right. I can change. My nose can change the size of my eyes. I can change the my mouth and detail. So this is my face and more If using the camera, then I can hold for video Tafur pictures. Okay. I just wanted to show you that you can kind of morph your face for fun. I wouldn't do it professionally, but for fun, using the camera tool on the top left so you can see some of the cool effects and just kind of have fun with the app. So that's it when it comes to face to in to check it out. And now we're gonna move on to the next section 45. Lightroom CC: okay, In this section, we're gonna be talking about light room, creative clout, Labrum CC. Um, and this happened. We're gonna be going over this picture and some of the tools that you can access for free now the ones that have a little star on it, like the one that says selective and healing you can access unless you have a new account Where Adobe. So if you were upgrade, um, it would be 9 99 a month, and then you have access to light room on your computer and on the phone. If you already have the account grade, you can use those tools. You probably already know how to use them. If you have an account, have been using light room on the computer. I want to show you how the mobile app looks like and some of the tools you can use them. We're gonna go on lee over the ones that are completely free. So the 1st 1 is the crop tool, which you can turn here and rotate. If you ever need to do something on the top, right? The arrow pointing back will fix anything that you do. It will undo and then if you press it again, I would redo the last action so you can have dimensions. I mean, aspect ratios you can strain, and then it will look for the horizon and straight in every picture. So the cool thing about that is, according at this picture that I took is not straight the horizons a little bit to the site by clicking Straighten it automatically found the horizon and straighten. My picture says that the background district, which is pretty cool, rotated left this rotating left routine, writes Retain. Right. Uh, Philip just flips a picture and flip vertical flips it. Okay, add my press. Okay. And we have this picture here now The next tool says profiles every click where it says profiles. It looks like you only have two options color monochrome. But to actually access all the profiles, which are basically presets that you can just use so that, um, you can edit the picture quickly to do some creative things. You click where it says favorites, and it drags all these options favorites and basics are the same ones. Favorites have the two basic ones, which is monochrome and color, which means nothing has been adjusted. It just changes it to black and white. Or, um, leaves a color option. But you have a couple other ones, like artistic, black and white, modern and vintage for click where it says artistic, I have all these options, right? So I can click artistic one to three for and so on. I really like number four, right? I can raise this and the effects of it are raised. Or it can lower this and the effects. Our Lord at zero the effects completely gone at 100. The effect is completely there. And then at 200 the effect is almost doubled, right? I'm oppressed x on the bottom left. If I like a nif ect, I can click the little star on top service s artistic four. Click on the Little Star profile added of favorites. Now, when I goto favorites, there's artistic for I'm a press X. You also have other profiles black and white, different black and white options. You have modern and then you have vintage. So if you want to quickly looked through some priests, that's kind of like instagram To see if any of them looks good. You can just go here and, um, see of any of them you like, you can save them. And so on. The next tool says Auto, what auto does is adjust contra saturation all the other stuff so that it makes the picture look the best that it can be with the tools by intelligent design algorithms on this device on this application to figure out what will be the best look for this picture. So when I click Auto, this is what it thinks the best picture would be, which looks good. But it's not how I would add it it. So I'm gonna undo that. So that's how auto works. The next one is called light. When you click on night, you have several options. Exposure contrast highlights, shadows, whites and blacks. I'm going to go over them really quickly. Exposure races. The brightness and contrast of the picture. Raising it up makes a picture brighter, Lauren and makes a darker okay. The next one is contrast. Arreaza Contrast of the picture which blows out the highlights, makes the sky very white, and the shadows make him very dark. So her being in the shadow and making her face very dark okay. And the opposite makes a picture flat. Okay, so we're gonna put this back to zero. Highlights finds the bright parts of the picture, which is a sky in some of her skin. And I can make that part brighter or darker. So if I go to the right, this guy's getting brighter. If I go to this left disguise getting darker, but not a lot just like a percentage when they go all the way to the bottom. Okay, if I do shadows is Thea Pa's it. Anything in the shadow area, which is part of her face and some of the buildings I can make those brighter all right, can make those darker, darkening all the way. You can see that their face and parts of our armed there were shadow areas became very dark . Now, the interesting thing about, um, light room that snaps he doesn't have is it has a whites and black options. So this makes anything. There's white, brighter or darker and anything that's black, brighter, darker, which is similar to highlights and shadows. So I almost treated like if it was highlights and shadows, Um and then sometimes it highlights and shadows air, not doing the job I want. I click on whites and blacks to see if that does what I want. So I raise white and this guy, that is the white area is becoming brighter or darker. And then blacks the same thing. Anything that's black, which is essentially a lot of the times. The shadows so has a similar effect. And sometimes I mix boat to them. Like if I need to raise my highlights all the way, and at 100% is not enough, I raise my whites. So I want you to know that highlights and whites around was the same. The shadows and black, their own was the same. You have curb options, which I recommend out to mess with, because it's very complicated and it's gonna mess up your picture. Um, so I recommend just, um, just using the presets that come with the pick with Labour Room profile section. So go to the profile section rather than messing with the curbs. Now, if we go to color, this is really cool. You have white balance, um, on the top. So in their temperature, you can see that the left side is blue the right side is yellow means the right side has warmed. The left side is cool. So if I slide this to the left is going to make the picture cooler, which is adding more blue. I go to the right, is gonna make it warmer, which is adding more yellow slash orange, um, so you can pick if I want the picture warmer cooler for this picture, I think a little bit warmer is better somewhere on five. Anyway, tent Um, like we talked about in another section of white balance under snap. See, um, tent is gives you green or purple, based on the color of the picture that is casted by several lights to cast a hue of color that's different than blue. The warm and cool so sometimes light will change the colors of the picture in ways that are not just warm or cool, but also green or purple. Ah, good example of that is when you gave taking pictures at a park and the reflection of the light on the grass and the trees are making your subject look a little green and adding warm or cool on white balance is not fixing that so the opposite of green is purple, the opposite of purple green. So if I see a little bit of green, I can have purple. If I see a little bit of purple, I can add agree. Okay, so that is to fix white balance. The next two options are vibrance and saturation, which are great tools to add more color to the picture. And my personal recommendation is to just mess with vibrance. Don't mess with saturation. If there's people in the picture, you're taking pictures of things that don't involve people. Then saturation does a good job. But when people skin saturation does a bad job, so let me raise the saturation, which is going to raise the color, and you're gonna see what it does to her skin, making her skin very orange and blotchy and ugly. But it's adding a lot of color, and then erasing saturation all the way makes a picture black and white. Now Vibrance does a similar effect, but not as much as saturation, and it does a good job with people skin while raising the color of the overall image. So when I raise vibrance, you see that the skin wasn't affected as much raised the color of the overall picture, and her skin looks very natural and beautiful. So again, this is 100% vibrance, and this is 100% saturation. So I personally recommend vibrance. If I lower vibrance, same thing in black and white, um, in lie room, though, when I go vibrance down, it won't turn it completely black and white. But I guess this happened is doing it. Um, now, on the right assess mix. And then you had a little color wheel. When you click on mix, you have this really cool tool that you don't have on synapse et or face tune or anything. You don't have it on the built in, um, photo editor for iPhone. This is the only app that I found that has this and is one of my favorite features on lie room. So if there was a color, let's say the buildings in the background that are all blue and the sky and I click on blue . Right. Um so I have colors red, orange, yellow, green, um, light blue, blue, dark, purple and then like pink. If I click on blue, I can change the color of everything that blue in the picture by changing the hue bar, which is really cool because now her dress turned purple. Put the background term purple, so there's something that's just a certain color and you want to change the color. You could do it here, which is cool. The other thing I could do is I can raise the saturation of just that color so I can make the blue more blue or make it black and white, just a blue parts, which is most of the picture. I can also raise the brightness off just blue, so luminous makes blue brighter or darker. So if I raise this, it made it so bright that it disappeared the buildings in the background. If I lowered this to become so dark that it stands out a lot so I can lower it a little bit just to make the buildings pop. And it doesn't affect her dress, which is mostly purple or her skin or the the green part, the trees there, which is really cool because, um, no app can do that on a per color basis. Now my recommendation is, let's say you have a person you want them to stand out unless their skin is dark. Um, in most cases, by just raising by just messing with orange, you're messing with the skin, which is pretty cool, so I can change the color of the skin, which I would never want to do. But you can so never mess with you. Really? The main thing you wanna mess with IHS um, Lou Minutes You could try to raise the saturation. Let's make her skin a little bit more orange, but I would raise vibrance for that. Luminess is pretty cool because I could make your skin brighter or darker. Most cases, a little bit brighter. Looks pretty good. So luminant at zero luminant at 30 you see how the shadow areas, which is in her leg, her arm and in her face, now became brighter without having to do anything. I don't mess with the shadows section of light. I just go to orange, raise a luminous of orange, and now her skin looks perfectly exposed, which is the beauty off this app. You can just go here, click on color, mix orange, raise the luminous and not the skin looks great, even if it was in the shadow area, and it doesn't affect the rest of the image. Now the image has a lot of orange in it. It will affect the rest of image, but in most cases, they Onley affect the skin. So done, Um, so that's it when it comes to color, the next one effects, um, has this feature for D. Hayes, which is going to make the building stand out and the haze from the sky disappear or appear more You could mess what it, if you feel like there's like a haze there, clarity, Um, does this it? Ah, kind of like asked contracts make as more clarity to the picture or makes a blurry, but not like sharpening. So we'll get to that in a little bit. And you can add green, which I don't recommend to do. Detail is the one that you want to mess with so you can make her skin stand out a little bit more as sharpening. It looks like she's in focus, more so I always tend to ask, sharpening and then to make the skin smooth. I add noise reduction. So let's look at her skin noise reduction. I can also mess with detail. So that is the skin a little bit smoother Viruses, this one. Um So whenever you do noise reduction and you feel like the skins looks a little like you want to make the skin smoother. I just recommend add noise reduction and the sharpening is gonna make the pictures sharper so it looks like is more in focus optics. Uhm, if you click, enable lens correction is going to fix distortion If it can detect, um, that you shot this like less. I shot this with a wide angle lens. Um, so let me see. Go back here. Let me ah pic photo This one. I shot this with my phone with the white England's I goto optics is detecting the image enabled lens correction and it fixed it a little bit, but barely any. So it doesn't do that good of a job. It does a great job. Have you imported a picture from a camera and there was a little bit distorted rather than the one coming from the iPhone. And then presets has a few more presets which are pretty good. So that's it when it comes to light room. Thank you guys so much for watching this course. Hopefully it helped you guys out, and it's gonna help you guys with, um, editing all your pictures, taking amazing pictures and check out some of my other course. See guys in, uh, hopefully another course. 46. Where is night mode: okay. And this lecture, we're gonna be looking at night mode where defined night mode on your camera and how to adjust it. So the first thing you want to look at is this symbol right here on the bottom left this little symbol off like a moon with some lines on it. That is night more if I click on it. Knife mode is enabled. Ah, lot of times nine months enabled automatically, unless you turned it off last time. Now to turn off night mode would have to do is click on the symbol and under right here says Auto one s. If I drag this all the way down now I have it off, and then you'll see. Then you'll see the symbol assess and nine motors off. You see it here on the left side. You see it here on the right side. Okay, so you want to make sure that the symbol is not crossed off like this? Okay, if it is crossed out or you have to do is click on it and then dragged this lighter and then you have night mode enabled, okay? So again, to, um and they do know nine most enabled. You have to see that it shows here one asked, meaning one second and we'll talk about those seconds in a bit, and then you want to see um, yeah, You want to make sure that it has one second two seconds, Three seconds? Whatever amount of seconds that means that it's going to use a night mode, and it's gonna take a few seconds to take the perfect night or low light picture. 47. Quality of different low light pictures: okay in this test, what we're gonna do is we are going to, um, look at different times that you can adjust with night mode so you can see what, um what that does to a picture. So I turned off this lamp over here, and I have this lamp on when I am at this lamp, it's saying that you don't really need night mode, but you could have night mode. When I point at this lamp, it's saying automatically that you want to use about two seconds of it. If I point at this corner, then it starts to move between one or two seconds because the lights are kind of hitting this corner. Someone a point right over here. And then I'm going to click on the night mode symbol and it says, Auto, two seconds, right. I can drag this up. I could drink this up to three seconds and get a little bit more exposure. So let's look at the difference. So we have here three seconds. I'm a click on that, and then I'm leaving on auto, which is two seconds, and we will look at both pictures. But, um, you get better ex um, when you add more seconds very slightly. Now, let's goto different Extreme. Now, what I want to do for this example if I'm gonna point at this CO can and this, um, this dollar sign cake here using the light from the TV. Okay, so we have here three seconds or Max, 10 seconds. So we gonna try a 12th 1? We're gonna try a three second world's gonna try it. Would it off? That's what the flash and then without the flesh. Okay, so now we have three pictures here. So this 1st 1 this is what the camera took a picture off without the flesh and no night mode. You can see that. Ah, the background with the bears very dark. This is not that bad of just a light in front of it. But the backgrounds really dark. And the whole picture is really dark. And with the flash, it looks really bad. This is very bright. The background looks dark, is to contrast. E looks really bad. Then we have night mode with three seconds, which looks a lot better. Now you can see the background with the bare. It's nicely exposed. The couch nicely spoke, exposed the co can and the dollar science look nice. Then when we do 10 seconds, you see here that the quality of the dollar science looks so much better. So we look here. Looks way better. We compare this to this one. This one looks kind of grainy, kind of. The quality is not that good with these dollar science, and then we go to the 12th 1 and the quality is drastically better. So in conclusion, if you want sharper images, it's not gonna make the picture brighter, but it will make his sharper. Okay, So you want to do is raise the number as high as it lets you. Maybe you want to take better pictures. Okay, So when you go on here and you click on this and if it's autos, one dragged the max that it lets you, Um, in this case, it won't let me go past one. It doesn't always let you. It doesn't always let you do the 10 seconds because not dark enough. But if it is dark enough and you can do higher than the auto settings, they use that one because it's gonna be better. The only time you don't want to use. Ah, higher number is when you can hold the camera. Still, if the subject is moving or you're moving, then you might not get that good of a new image if it's for too many seconds. But if you can hold a camera still in the subjects not moving than I recommend the higher number. So that's it. When it comes to those number settings. Now we're gonna move on to the next section. 48. Quality Comparison Different Light Set Ups: okay, in this section, we're going to compare the quality of this picture with different levels of light. This one has the ring light, these two lamps and this TV on. This is the most light we can hit on this. And I'm going to take a picture with no night mode because nine, Moz, not a non option here because there's too much light in this picture. I take a picture. Next. I am going to take a picture without the ring light. Someone turn this off Now lets me take a picture with night mode. OK, so I'm not gonna take it would night mode. So I'm gonna have is off, and then I'm gonna take a picture. Now I'm going to take a picture with night mode on at one second, and that's what it is with the lamps and the TV. Now I am going to go to the extreme and turn off these lips. So the only light is this TV so almost completely dark, and it's going to try to take a picture. I want to take a picture with night Modoff that would drive the Slater all the way all and then just raise the brightness naturally on here to the max and take this picture. Now I'm going to do I'm gonna take it without raising the brightness of this picture. And then I am going to take this with night mode on to the max. This is the ultimate test. Here we go. Okay, Sin Alice compared these pictures This one right here, iss the picture of with all the lights on, you can see how crisp and nice it looks. IPhone, 11 night mode. Then we go to the one with the lights off without night mode. Then we go to the one with night mode. Some would say that it looks exactly the same, but it's just one second difference. Then we turn off the lights. We raised the brightness and then it looks very unreadable. You can't read at all what this s that looks really, really bad. The next one iss without raising the brightness. And you can actually read this And the reason for that is because when you race of brightness, it lowers equality when you don't have any light. So it's always sometimes better to not raise the brightness. If you have the light very dark, but it just doesn't look it the next oneness. Night mode. Um, with 10 seconds and you can read this very clearly. IPhone 11 night move. It's a little blurry, but there's no light on this, but it's still you can read this, and that is amazing. It looks really good. It almost looks like there's a big light heading this compared to this. This is how dark it is. This is almost what equivalent to what I see when I'm just staring at it. I can't read this. It's that dark. But with night mode, I can read this very clearly. Okay, so there it is. There is the comparison of a dark, ah, setting extreme settings night mode, without night mode in different lighting setups. So now we're gonna move on to the next section