Smartphone Photography
Rockstar Lake Tahoe - June 22, 2014

On this page are all of the resources that will be used for today's workshop.  Please know that my resources for Smartphone Photography are regularly updated HERE (I'd bookmark this page).

Launching Our Journey
  1. Find Your Phone
  2. Get iTunes/Google Play Account Ready
  3. Create a Flickr Account
  4. Join Our Flickr Group
Camera Apps
Great apps for taking pictures with your smartphone and perhaps even adding a filter or two.
 Name  Description  Platform  Cost
Native Camera App Today most modern smartphones contain powerful built-in camera apps that can be used to easily take pictures.  iOS
Instagram Instagram is an Android and iOS, along with social network used to take, edit, and share photos. iOS
Flickr App Flickr is a photo-hosting and sharing site, but they also have a pretty handy app that allows you to apply filters, edit images, and directly upload to your Flickr account. iOS
Windows 7
Snapseed Snapseed is a mobile device app (Android and iOS) that allows you to add filters and do some basic editing (crop, straighten) images. iOS
ProHDR While the iPhone comes with built-in HDR capabilities, sometimes the results are just average.  ProHDR is a handy app for snapping HDR images and allows you to have some control over the processing. iOS
Camera+ Camera+ is an iOS app (iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad) that allows users to snap pictures and do some basic editing.  It helps you take better pictures by having an exposure lock and image stabilization features. iOS      $0.99

Photo-Editing Apps
Great programs for editing your photos.
 Name  Description  Platform  Cost
Color Splash    Take a black-and-white photo and add a dash of color to just one or more objects. iOS  $0.99
Photoshop Express Photoshop Express is a mobile device application that will allow you to add effects and do some basic photo editing (red-eye removal). iOS
Photoshop Touch Photoshop Touch is a more advanced version of Adobe's mobile device editing apps.  Similar to Express users can add effects, but this application has more advanced tools including layering. iOS

Online Photo Storage
Places to store and showcase your photos.
 Name  Description  Cost
Flickr Flickr is a photo-hosting site owned by Yahoo where users can upload photos to view privately or share with others.  Free
Picasa Picasa is a photo-hosting and editing resource owned by Google that allows users to upload photos to view privately or share with others.

Instagram While not necessarily a storage place it is a great place to showcase your photography talent. Free

iPhoneography Resources
Check out the resources below to learn more about iPhoneography - taking pictures with your iPhone.
Curriculum Ideas
  • Instagram Scavenger Hunt - Catlin Tucker used an Instagram scavenger hunt as part of her kid's field trip to San Francisco's China Town.
  • Document Your Learning - Using a class device (iPod Touch, iPad, donated old iPhone) have your students document their learning each day using Instagram. Mrs. Luhrsen's class does this daily.
  • Photo Lab Report - Have lab groups demonstrate their understanding of a concept by snapping a photo and emailing it to your class Flickr account.
  • Photography Genre Study - What makes for a great or horrible photographs? Have your students study the genre, develop some essential characteristics and begin shooting their own.
  • Copyright Concerns? - For an upcoming multimedia project have students snap all of their own photos.  This way you can completely avoid copyright problems.
  • #100HappyDays - Create a hashtag for your class or an event and have students post photos documenting their learning or experiences around this topic. #100HappyDays is just one idea.