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Smartphone Photography Training

Video Five


Photos of loved ones are precious and regarded as our most valued possessions. They are a great memory jogger and allow us to re-live that holiday or special experience. Watching a video involves using more senses to evoke those memories.

On a personal note – take video of your loved ones. After my mother passed away, we were devastated to discover that we do not have any video of her. This is regrettably a missed opportunity to help us remember her voice, personality and her interactions with her loved family.

Photos are fantastic, however, they are a split moment in time. We no longer have the issue of data storage that was previously cost prohibitive and impractical. There is no excuse for not capturing snippets of video to accompany our photos. I know, some of us do not like getting in front of the video. We need to get over it! and I mean that in a nicest way. Go buy a selfie stick and be proud to jump in photos with your family.

Alright, back to video... When we capture photos and create images, we are communicating a story. The viewer inherently and subconsciously searches for meaning. They rely on their own knowledge, experiences and initial emotional reaction to interpret the story. Viewers of the same image or piece of art may draw completely different conclusions. Video provides a definitive narrative allowing you to re-live an experience long after your memory would have faded. 

Challenge time!

No challenge - just get out there and practise. Enjoy photography. It does not need to be perfect. It is about you slowing down and looking for the beauty in everyday things. Once you start to experience how much fun mobile photo editing apps are - you will be completely hooked and as passionate as the rest of us.

Just to recap…

  • Just like photos - make sure you capture video of yourself for your loved ones
  • Stabilise the phone and move slowly when following a subject 
  • Keep updating the software - to receive new features and capabilities. It's like getting a new camera!
  • Check the default settings are set to record at the appropriate resolution
  • Maintain situational awareness when capturing video
YAY - We made it to the end!

Before we wrap up – I just want to take this opportunity to say a heartfelt thank you for participating in the course and I truly hope you enjoyed it as much as I did putting it together for you. Most of all, I really want you to have fun developing your passion for mobile photography and share it with your family and friends. Discovering that we all have a creative side is truly exciting. Some of us require a little more direction and inspiration that others.

Like always, please reply to this email if you have any questions about mobile photography or would like any more information about the topics covered. I have added you to our mailing list to receive a monthly summary of all our content shared.

By now, hopefully you have joined our Facebook group and started participating in on our weekly mobile photo themes. I will follow-up with an email shortly introducing you to new content and any upcoming webinars. This is your chance to ask all your questions and have learning tailored to specifically what you want to learn.

Make sure you reach out and let me know your struggles, desires and the content that will really get you excited about mobile photography. 

Until next time… passionate, be creative and keep learning


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Phone camera techniques & tips

Suitable for Android & iOS phones

Duration 6 minutes 

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How to create a WOW photograph

How do I become more creative?

Duration 7 minutes 

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How do I structure & set up a photo?

What are those gridlines used for?

Duration 6 minutes 

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Lighting - what to look for & avoid

Benefits of shooting in black & white

Duration 7 minutes 

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The importance of capturing video

Quick video techniques & tips

Duration 6 minutes