If you own an iPhone, then you probably take it with you everywhere you go. You use it to play games, talk to friends, and snap photos of fun events.
But what if we told you that your iPhone could be used for more than just taking casual photos and selfies? With a little bit of know-how, you can take professional-quality photos with your iPhone’s powerful camera. As they say, the best camera is the one you have with you, and your phone is always there, ready to capture the world around you on a moment’s notice.
Today, we’re going to take a look at five Udemy courses that’ll teach you how to take your iPhone photography skills from basic to advanced in no time! You’ll even learn how to edit your photos in Lightroom and how to sell those photos to make a nice little bit of secondary income!
Before you get started with the courses that’ll teach you about the specifics of taking photos with your iPhone, you should learn the key principles that apply to all types of photography — whether you’re talking about a DSLR, point-and-shoot, or iPhone.
You need to learn about how exposure affects your shot, what you can do by changing the aperture, and so on.
This course covers all that and then some. It features 257 lectures that tackle everything you need to know to understand how to take a photo. If you’re planning to take your photography skills into the professional world, there are even courses dedicated to the business side of things.
This is one of the most popular courses on Udemy, with over 24,000 students enrolled and a 4.4-star rating.
Here we have our first iPhone specific photography course. This one focuses on applying the key photography principles to an iOS device. If you took the course above (which you totally should), then you already know the basics of photography, but if you didn’t, this course will teach you, albeit in a slightly more abridged fashion.
On the iPhone side, it’ll teach you about some of the hidden features of the device’s camera that not many people know about. It’ll even teach you how to use accessories with your iPhone camera to take better pictures.
Based on the 4.7-star rating from others on Udemy that have taken the course, this definitely seems like one that’s worth signing up for if you want to learn to take your iPhone photography to the next level.
This is another highly rated course about iPhone photography from Udemy, coming in with a 4.5-star rating. It’s a fairly involved course, coming with about 5 hours of lectures.
Guy Yang, the teacher of the course, has been an iPhone photographer for over 5 years, and he’s been teaching others to make the most of their iPhone’s camera for around the same amount of time. Even if you’ve had an iPhone since the first one came out, there will be plenty more to learn from his experience.
What kind of topics are covered? You’ll find sections focusing on HDR, the rule of thirds, black and white iPhone photography, and even editing photos to make them pop.
Based on the title, this course sounds a little too good to be true, but seeing as it has a 4.7-star rating, it definitely seems worth a look.
No, this is not a course that’ll teach you to be a world-famous photographer who makes millions of dollars. Instead, it’s meant to teach you how to sell the photos you’re already taking with your iPhone. Because you have the training from the courses above, you’ll be able to take quality photos that people will actually want.
Many of the reviewers of the course are saying that they’ve made a decent bit of money selling their photos, with some saying they’ve made over $100 in a short time. Again, this is not something that’s going to replace your full-time job, but if you do it right, you might just find that you make a decent secondary income while practicing your photography skills!
When it comes to making your photos look even more beautiful than they already are, Lightroom is easily one of the most powerful pieces of software out there. That being said, it’s a complicated program, and not one you’re just going to jump into and start using effectively.
This course will teach you all the basics, whether you want to use Lightroom 6 or Lightroom CC. Topics covered include organizing libraries, using the develop module to tweak the look and feel of your photos, and plenty of other topics.
After all of these courses, you probably don’t want to spend too much time learning how to use Lightroom, which is why this course is perfect. It’s structured in such a way that you can finish it and master the software in just 1 day.
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