Better Photos with Your Smartphone

By Robb Montgomery, Film Director

Language: English

This course is for you

How to shoot photos that tell stories. This course is designed for beginners and it teaches the step-by-step process for shooting photos like a pro. Learn the best iPhone video gear, video apps, and mobile techniques. These practical tutorials featuring shooting locations in several several National Parks. Using your iPhone, you will learn the time-proven fundamentals that will transform your approach to travel video and photography. Learn how to make amazing photos and videos on every travel you make with easy-to-remember tips and pointers. iPhone Photography reviews: "I've always like to do Youtube travel film blogging. And now I can surely do with full enthusiasm. It made me learn what are necessary things are required and to do travel blogging, how to edit, cut, frame and lots more. Thank You so much Professor!" — S. Mullick "Robb addresses more scenarios than I thought possible. His tips and techniques are most enlightening. Robb shows us many fabulous photos and films and clearly explains how he achieved those results." — Terry Quinalty "This is an entry level course, perfect for me. I appreciate not only the level of detail provided but the extra details to be aware of while traveling, like security. I have learned many useful skills." — John Graynor "I really enjoyed doing this course and it was good to refresh on some new and old topics which I have been able use on a recent holiday. There is something for everyone here." — Ted Kowalczyk Drill down into the sections and you will see that each park is the location for a set of related tutorials. • Gear for iPhones an GoPro • Shot patterns for videos • Framing and composition • Portraits • Weather • Landscapes • Time lapses • Slo-motion • Night photography • Driving shots • ND filters and Gimbals This course features new tutorials was recently filmed on location in many of America's National Parks. The lessons were filmed from the trail in Rocky Mountain National Park, Bryce Canyon, Monument Valley, Golden Gate Bridge, Zion National Park, Petrified Forest National Park, The Alps, Grand Canyon, Arches National Park, New Zealand, Italy, Chile, and Germany, Take better portraits, better time lapses and make travel stories that you can be proud of.   The techniques shown in the course are universal and translate to your DSLR's GoPros and other models of smartphones. The instructor shows you how to film shots that tell stories.  This is a storytelling course designed to help you quickly shoot and share stories you want to tell.   The instructor is a professional video and film instructor with a background in photojournalism and documentary filmmaking. This is not a course about how to use latest special effect app filters or Lightroom gimmicks to make unreal photos. This a course will teach you how to approach every new scene and situation like a pro. Images that convey authenticity and originality. You will learn how to anticipate moments, frame the key elements, and sequence shots so that you can easily share your great adventures with confidence in photos and videos. The instructor produces best-selling and top rated courses. This is not a hobby or a side-hustle for him, This what he lives and breathes every day as a professional instructor and filmmaker. What are you waiting for? All you need is your smartphone and a thirst for travel.  

Are there any course requirements or prerequisites?

• No prior experience is required. • A desire to learn the photography methods that Pros use when shooting with an iPhone. • A smartphone (iPhone is shown by instructor, but any modern camera can be used to learn these techniques).

Course overview - 22

  • Section 1: Introduction

  • Section 2: Fundamentals of Composition

  • Leading Lines

  • Grid & Manual Exposure

  • Reduce glare & lens flare

  • Repeating Forms

  • The Reveal

  • Section 3: Clever Hacks

  • Section 4: Selfies and explanatory filmmaking

  • Section 5: Film a process

  • Section 6: How to photograph a sunset

  • Section 7: Tell the story of a place

  • Section 8: Camera gear and Action shots

  • Section 9: Portraits and Panoramas

  • Section 10: Short patterns and Timelapse

  • Section 11: Night Photography

  • Section 12: Natural Framing

  • Section 13: Driving Shots

  • Section 14: Freeze Frame and detail shots

  • Section 15: Weather Shots

  • Section 16: Gimbals, Clouds and Waterfalls

  • Conclusion

Meet your instructor

Robb Robb
Robb MontgomeryFilm Director
🎬 Documentary filmmaker  ✈️ Textbook Author  🎤 Mobile Journalism trainer Robb Montgomery is a mobile journalism educator and the author of two textbooks: “Smartphone Video Storytelling and “Videos mit dem Smartphone”.  He teaches mobile journalism seminars at the EFJ school of journalism in Paris, American University in Cairo, Ohio University, and the Danish School of Journalism.  Montgomery is the chair for the Mobile Journalism Awards and the founder of the Smart Film School. He developed the mobile journalism training program for Radio Free Europe  in 2011 and has trained more than 20,000 storytellers in mobile video methods.   His clients include Reuters, DW, United Nations, CNN, Radio Free Europe, TVN, Russ Media, APA, TVP, VRT, France24, Al Jazeera, Mediacorp, Channel News Asia, SPH, IREX, Thomson Reuters Foundation, Caritas, and The New York Times.   He holds a b.a. in Journalism (1990 – Eastern Illinois University) and worked as a visual editor at the Chicago Tribune and Chicago Sun-Times between 1993 and 2005.