Duke of Edinburgh Mobile Phone Photography Course
Sign up for our brand new DofE course! This course focuses on how to take gorgeous photographs with only your phone. Nowadays, many mobile phones have cameras that rival other traditional digital cameras. So by request, we have introduced the DofE smartphone photography course as a means to prove to people that a large expensive camera is not necessarily needed to take amazing photos!
By signing up for this course, you will learn all of the essential skill and knowledge to take photography to the next level. This will include fundamentals, such as advanced composition, a new outlook on perspective and also photo editing to further enhance your photos.
This DofE course is both online and on-demand, catering for students who wish for flexibility and the ability to start their course when it suits them, rather than adhering to a specific schedule.
Use your smartphone to open up your full creative potential!
This Course Includes:
- 12 weekly online lesson modules using videos and tutorials as well as access to online resources
- Tips and tricks on how to edit and enhance photos
- End of course assessment, DofE skills reporting and sign off
- How to master composition and storytelling to create a portfolio
- Access to the “members only” Facebook group to share work to give and gain inspiration and feedback from tutors and also other students
- Smartphone camera proficiency and a starting block to progress to DSLR photography and qualifications
- Feedback throughout
- Highly experienced and knowledgeable tutors
- Knowledge on how to use different smartphone camera features
- Flexibility of On-Demand
- Meets the strict requirements of the Bronze and Silver DofE Award
- Technical learnings of photography
Mastering the art of camera phone photography
The DofE Smartphone Photography Course is designed to teach you how to compose and capture high-quality photos, and also to enhance and edit them to create a stunning result. Each student will learn how to use different features on their phone cameras in order to create the perfect shot, whether it’s a family photo, landscape photo or even a picture of a pet.
Learn From Professionals
Our online Duke of Edinburgh Smartphone Photography Course is led by Lillian Spibey. Lillian is a professional photographer, Sharp Shots founder and highly experienced photography teacher to teens and young people. Lillian provides patience and expertise, whilst ensuring that tuition is productive and fun!
1. Does it matter what smartphone I use?
Not at all, we welcome any model and type. We use an iPhone on the course, however, the course is created with material applicable to all smartphones.
2. How long is the course?
The course will take place over 12 weeks, with one lesson per week. As it is an online on-demand course, the lessons will be readily available to watch online at any time.
3. Do I receive feedback on my images during the course?
We have created a closed Facebook group that is only accessible to our DofE online smartphone photography course members. We use this page as a space to share images, and also draw inspiration from others. Feedback will also be offered on the photos, as well as any other help or answers students may require to progress with their knowledge and ability.
4. What is the layout of the course?
There will be a video lesson, course information, a quiz and print out booklet for each module as well as loads of photography tips and tricks!
5. What do I receive at the end when I have completed the course?
Hurrah, well done! You will receive a certificate of completion as well as a Duke of Edinburgh Bronze or Silver award! You will also have a portfolio of your work to show off to family and friends. Parents – there will now be a new designated photographer to record all of your family holidays and events!
6. What is the course content?
There will be a video introduction from Lillie, as well as a welcome booklet and a document providing an introduction to the course. The topics covered in lessons are as follows:
- Lesson 1: Focus
- Lesson 2: Light
- Lesson 3: Close-ups
- Lesson 4: Sunsets
- Lesson 5: Action
- Lesson 6: Black and White
- Lesson 7: Perspective
- Lesson 8: Rule of Thirds
- Lesson 9: Frame Within a Frame
- Lesson 10: Still Life
- Lesson 11: Self Portraits
- Lesson 12: Editing