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  PHONE PHOTOGRAPHY PROJECTS 1 - Beginner Level Course


About This Course

Is there a link between your photographs? Could someone connect your shots as being from the same person?

A way to test your skills as a photographer, even more demanding that technical skills and possibly the most rewarding, is to take several shots on a single theme. This technique is called a 'Photo Project,' where you try to tell a story through a series of images.

Photography Projects (also called Photo Essays or Documentary Photography) are generally considered to be 6 or more images with a consistent theme. Typically, these images are processed in a similar way, such as all in black & white, and/or all vertical OR horizontal OR square. Your story does not have to be very involved, it does not have to be earth-shattering, and the theme does not have to be self-evident, it just needs a common link between them.

Because technical skills are less important, phones are an ideal way to dip your toe into this exciting form of photography. All of the photos will be processed on the phone, using a free App that is compatible with iOS, Android, or Windows phones.

Our goal with this course is to help whet your creative appetite and set you on the road of this compelling form of photography.

Phone Photogrpahy Projects 1 - Any camera phone/tablet camera can be used  
Any camera phone/tablet camera can be used

What kind of student takes this course?

The Phone Photography Projects 1 Course is aimed squarely at people who would like to learn how to create interesting and engaging photo essays with their phones or tablets.

What past experience is needed?

Most students of this course will have very little experience of photography, but will have been using a camera phone or tablet phone for a while.

Recommended Equipment

Any kind of iOS, Android, or Windows camera phone or tablet. Lens attachments, while not mandatory, may give you some additional flexibility. Headphones, as these can be used on many devices as a remote/cable release. Small tripod with a phone holder, to help get sharper shots in low light.

Recommended SOFTWARE

All students of this course will use the same app for processing the images. This free App is compatible with iOS, Android, or Windows camera phone or tablets. There will be no need to use a desktop or laptop computer.

  Phone Photogrpahy Projects 1 - Huge emphasis is on teaching the key aspects of visual storytelling
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At the end of the course, you will be able to better understand the special demands, constraints, deep satisfaction of Photo Projects.


This course sets weekly photo essay assignments, each one based on the content of that class (course content here). All images are then gently critiqued at the start of the next lesson. We even set a simple assignment for week one that you can present at the opening class, just to help get you started.

The first 2 projects are set for you, each of which is designed to help you get quick results. All the others will be chosen by you, in consultation with the tutor.

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Probably the most valuable thing while learning photography is to receive gentle and supportive critiquing of your images. Our critiquing covers composition, processing tips, prompts for what works well, and suggestions for resolving things that do not.

It is also incredibly helpful to be able to see what others have done with the same assignment that you received. We can also learn to see through the eyes of others.

This course provides both of these learning supports.

Sample page from the Tutorial Notes (Click for larger image)  
Sample page from the Tutorial Notes
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In-depth PDF tutorial notes which are carefully worded and appropriately illustrated are an integral part of all of our courses. Lectures of all kinds tend to have an effect that lasts only a short while, particularly if notes are not supplied. We believe our handouts are the key to making your newly gained knowledge much more long-lasting.

As part of that philosophy, you will receive detailed notes covering the whole course that will aid learning while on the course, and in the weeks and months afterward.

We send the notes out for each week's class just after the previous one has finished (in other words, the notes for week 2 are sent to you immediately after week 1's class has ended. We do this so that you have something to look forward to each week, and as a way to keep the notes fresh.

For the final week, each student receives the full set of tutorial notes, over 50 pages in total.

Course structure

This length of this course is 7 weeks (dates here), and there is 1 class per week, on the same day, and at the same time. Classes last 90 minutes each, and build to 10.5 hours of total learning.

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  Phone Photogrpahy Projects 1 - Expert instruction is given on processing the shots in your phone/tablet
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Class structure

Each class goes like this:

  • Students enter waiting room from 10 minutes before class starts
  • Class opened 5 minutes before start time
  • Q&A on the previous weeks topic (except for first week)
  • Critiquing of the assignment based on that lesson, including the first week (the assignment is sent to you 1 week before the first class)
  • We then discuss the module for that week (course content here)
  • At the end of each class we remind you of the assignments for the following week (which are always based based on the class module)


This course is delivered through Live Web Learning, where we bring a real classroom right into your home. Our state of the art TV Studio lets us interact with you in real-time. We utilize a High Def 3 camera feed to more easily show critical aspects of the essential techniques that our courses cover. This means we can quickly show you a close up of a camera button, then switch to the computer showing images that illustrate the benefit of that button.

The platform we use for our Live Webinars is from Zoom. Their free app works on all phones and tablets, as well as Apple Mac's and Windows PC's. You can download Zoom for your particular device at this link.

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All of our Live Web Classes are recorded and uploaded to a secure Only registered students have access to the Playlist. The recordings are great for reviewing each class, but also vital for those who missed it. The link for each recording is made available the morning after each class. Please note: it is the tutor who appears in the videos, not the participants; only the voices of the students are in the recording, and individuals are never identified.

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While you can always watch a class you miss using our recorded classes option, you are still welcome to pick up a missed week on a future course (courses run multiple times per year). This is particularly helpful in courses where photo assignments are handed out. Photo critiques are, by their nature, very personal, so it can be valuable to get that live feedback on your images.


Participants of this course are welcome to join our exclusive Facebook Group, where students new and old regularly chime in with answers to your photography issues. You will also gain access to our treasure trove of pre-recorded photography hints and tips, many of which cannot be viewed by the general public.

Certificate at the end of the course
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Phone Photography 101


A signed Certificate of Completion is awarded at the end of the course.


First and foremost, we believe there are no stupid questions, just questions about things you do not understand. On our courses, you will never be made to feel silly for seeking answers or clarification, that is what you pay us for.

All of our courses are designed around common photography scenarios, either ones that you regularly find yourself in, or would like to find yourself in. Our teaching methodology is designed to show you how to take better pictures in every one of them. The content of all of our courses is developed to build on the previous week's tips. This approach allows you quickly and confidently to understand how to improve every photo you take.

We teach each of our courses in such a way that the knowledge you pick up every week can be easily spread into other areas of image taking. Photography, at its core, is about shutters, apertures, and ISO, but it is HOW you bring these together for each individual shot that matters.


If you have any queries about this or any other of our courses, please pop an email to

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Every LIVE course comes with the following benefits:
-Live Interaction-
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Weekly assignments critiqued in class
Each class is downloadable after
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Week 1 Intro to Project Photography - Composition Tips - Setting of 1st Project 10
Week 2 Critiquing - Image Processing on the phone - Setting of 2nd Project 12
Week 3 Critiquing - Image Processing & Composition Tips - Setting of 3rd Project 8
Week 4 Critiquing of 3rd Project - Q&A - Setting of 4th Project 12
Week 5 Critiquing of 4th Project - Q&A - Setting of 5th & Final Project 10
Week 6 Critiquing of 5th Project - Q&A - Resetting of 5th & Final Project 9
Week 7 Critiquing Of Final Project 11

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Code PPP1-L
Course Length 7 Weeks
Classes per week 1 Class per Week
Class Length 1.5 Hours
Total Hours 10.5 Hours
Course Times USA
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Fee $195 | €173 | £154
Next Start Date SUNDAY 6 SEPTEMBER, 2020 (Ends Sunday 18 October, 2020)
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