Phone Photography: Focus on Composition

Phone Photography photo - Continuing Education at Seattle Central College

Class Overview  

Is your phone your main, or your only, camera? That is true for many people these days. Learn how to get excellent results with the handy and powerful camera that is always within reach. 

Phone cameras are fabulous - always with us, unobtrusive, increasingly powerful and capable, even compared to all other cameras. Composition is the key to the “keeper” photographs, the ones that are compelling and memorable.

In this class, learn all about the principles of composition. These concepts actually cut across all the visual art mediums. Learn about the principle of thirds, principle of odds, avoiding centering vs symmetry, visual stepping stones, lines of perspective and the vanishing point, 2D vs. 3D, and more.

Explore how to apply these principles, and when not to. We will also consider some principles unique to phone cameras. And we will touch on phone camera handling and settings, too. 

By taking this class, you will be happier with the results you get with your phone camera, and, in fact, with any camera. 

This class is part of our Broadway Hill Club offerings, designed for older students and offered during the daytime on diverse topics, though students of all ages are welcome.


Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to: 

  • understand the key principles of composition
  • know when to apply the principles of composition - and when not to
  • be more familiar with good camera handling
  • get better results with photos you make with your phone camera 

Who Might Enjoy This Class?

  • Anyone with an interest in photography and has a smart phone with a camera (Iphone or Android)
  • People who would like to make more interesting photos


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