VRABE Regional Adult Based Education

Take Great Photos With Your Smartphone PH04

5 Seats Available

Take Great Photos With Your Smartphone




11/1/2023 to 11/8/2023

Location: Instructor:
  • Peter Glass

Meeting Times

  • Wednesday 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM


The quality of smartphone cameras is improving rapidly.  Their capabilities extend far beyond what most people seem to use them for... taking selfies.  In many situations, they work quite well as a stand-ins for an SLR camera.  It therefore is no longer necessary to drag around a big camera because you're afraid of missing that great photo opportunity.  A good quality smartphone can work pretty well instead.  

This is a class for those truly interested in producing first-rate images with their smartphone cameras.  That means moving away from the Auto Mode, where control by you is almost nonexistent, to the Manual or Shutter Priority modes.  This puts you more in charge of how the final images will look, and they no doubt will be much improved. 

Please note: the taking of selfies will not be covered in this class.  

All the information necessary for taking superior smartphone pictures will be addressed.  Topics to be covered include:

  • Understanding basic photography theory
  • Identifying and setting the camera controls
  • Suggestions for handholding your camera
  • Specific steps to follow when taking a picture
  • Useful accessories for your smartphone camera
  • Finding and installing the best smartphone camera apps
  • What to look for when buying a new or used smartphone

In addition, you'll be taking photographs with your smartphone camera.  Feedback will be offered both to help you become more comfortable with the operation of your camera and to improve the composition of your images.  

A very complete handout will be given to you.  It contains lots of information and will greatly simplify the process of understanding what's being taught in class.  You'll also find it quite useful for review after class has ended.  

Additional Notes

Please bring your fully charged cell phone and any accessories you may have including a battery charger.  

Please Note: A $5.00 material fee is due directly to the instructor the first night of class. Please bring cash to cover this expense. 

This class will be held at Rockville High School in Room 163. Directional signs will be posted in the lobby of both school entrances. 


  • Class Fee $45.00
Total: $45.00

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