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Smartphone Photography: Lighting, Modes and Features

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Online, self-paced
6 hours
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Lifetime access
No formal qualification
10 CPD hours / points
  • Certificate of completion - £9.99
  • Certificate of completion - £15.99
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  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) is included in price
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Did you know that around 1.4 trillion photos were taken in 2021, with a vast majority captured on smartphones? Unleash your inner photographer with our comprehensive course on Smartphone Photography: Lighting, Modes and Features. Explore the art of capturing stunning images with your everyday device, unravelling the secrets behind perfect lighting, camera modes, and much more. Delve into the world of add-on lenses, master innovative tricks and effects, and elevate your editing prowess using various photo apps. This course is perfect for those aiming to excel in smartphone photography, particularly for Instagram enthusiasts eager to make an impact in the visual realm. Take advantage of this opportunity to transform your photography game!

Learning outcomes:

  • Familiarise yourself with the fundamentals of smartphone photography.
  • Understand various lighting techniques for optimal picture quality.
  • Master different camera modes and features available on smartphones.
  • Configure camera settings to enhance your photos.
  • Implement add-on lenses to expand your smartphone's photographic capabilities.
  • Discover creative tricks and effects to create unique images.
  • Finally, edit your pictures and navigate popular photo apps for an exceptional outcome.


10 CPD hours / points
Accredited by CPD Quality Standards

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Our Smartphone Photography course offers a comprehensive curriculum to equip you with the knowledge and techniques necessary to excel in this burgeoning field. Starting with an introduction to smartphone photography basics, the course delves into various aspects, such as lighting, camera modes, and features to help you capture the perfect shot.

Additionally, this course covers camera settings, add-on lenses, and creative photography tricks and effects to transform your images from ordinary to extraordinary. The final modules guide editing your photos using powerful photo apps and insights into leveraging your smartphone photography skills for Instagram success.

Who is this course for?

  • Aspiring smartphone photographers seeking to improve their skills.
  • Social media enthusiasts aiming to boost their Instagram presence.
  • Individuals interested in exploring creative photography techniques.
  • Hobbyist photographers looking to expand their knowledge of smartphone capabilities.
  • Content creators aiming to enhance their visual storytelling skills.

Career path

  • Freelance Smartphone Photographer - £20,000 to £40,000 per year
  • Social Media Content Creator - £25,000 to £45,000 per year
  • Smartphone Photography Workshop Instructor - £30,000 to £50,000 per year
  • Smartphone Photography Blogger/Vlogger - £15,000 to £35,000 per year (varies with income sources)
  • Brand Ambassador for Smartphone or Photography-related products - £20,000 to £60,000 per year

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Certificate of completion

Digital certificate - £9.99

Receive a digital copy of your certificate as a PDF file for only £9.99.

Certificate of completion

Hard copy certificate - £15.99

A physical, high-quality copy of your certificate will be printed and mailed to you for only £15.99.
For students within the United Kingdom, there will be no additional charge for postage and packaging. For students outside the United Kingdom, there will be an additional £10 fee for international shipping.


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What are CPD hours/points?

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