Portrait & Group Photography with a Phone
Learn how to use phone to take amazing pictures of all of your staff
Learn how to shoot and process amazing people pictures with any phone
Smartphones and tablets have incredibly powerful cameras, but they are usually locked on auto. This means getting consistent results across a range of similar products can be challenging.
This one-to-one training guides you through the complete set-up, from subject posing advice to the correct lighting, from critical equipment to professional quality editing right on the device.
Take complete control with a dedicated manual camera app
The problem with the built-in camera app on all phones and tablets is that they assume you are only taking snapshots. To get high-quality professional results, you need to take control of all the settings that pro photographers do, such as shutter speeds, ISO, and White Balance.
Also, a key difference between amateur and professional results is the ability to shoot and process Raw files in a non-destructive way. This means you are always left with the original file as it was shot.
We provide you or your staff with complete instructions on getting fantastic results from the recommended dedicated Adobe® shooting app (but we can work with whatever app you prefer).
Process images at a high-quality professional level right on your phone or table
The editing options on most phones and tablets are pretty basic and are not designed to produce consistently professional results. To edit images at an industry standard, you need to be able to see and control histograms, shadows, highlights, and vibrance, to name but a few.
No matter how well the photo has been captured, ALL images need post-processing to further squeeze more quality out of them. You also need to be able to output your images in various file formats and sizes that are pre-determined either by you or by the designer you are working with.
We instruct you how to use Adobe® editing apps such as Lightroom Mobile and PS Express, which work on any Apple or Android phone or tablet (but we can work with whatever app you prefer). These apps are designed by the same people who created industry-standard software such as Photoshop© and Lightroom©.
Advice provided on all necessary lighting equipment and supplies
Taking consistently high-quality professional images requires more than a phone can provide. Our trainers will advise on extra essential equipment such as lighting setups, phone holders, and tripods.
Lighting is a vital element here. At this level, you simply cannot rely on daylight. Besides, what if you need to shoot at night, or in a room with tiny windows?
Once you have training on the dedicated manual camera app, and have learned how to manipulate the lighting soft boxes, you will be able to take complete control of the shooting environment.
Instructors guide you through the complete set up — in real-time
In our one-to-one training scenarios, you can only learn the information that is relevant to you and your situation. Solving problems and technical issues will be much more organic and relevant to your company's needs.
In these one-to-one training relationships, tutors get to know your needs quickly. Our instructors will create training plans to fully serve your photography needs. They will ensure your group and portrait images turn out as if you had hired an outside professional to shoot them!
Group and Portrait photography training options
Our tutors can guide you through any kind of product photography that your company needs:
Headshots for in-house and external use
Staff images for Social Media
Small group shots
Large group shots
Note: Our instructors can also work with any in-house camera you currently use. We can also teach your staff how to use Photoshop and Lightroom on a desktop or laptop computer.
Two-hour training session direct to where you take your photos via Live Zoom for one or two people:
Why not book a free 30 minute Zoom consultation with us where we can chat about what your group and portrait photography needs are?