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Smartphone Photography

Course Overview

Love photography but don’t have the space to carry around a giant camera with you all the time?

That handy little smartphone can do the trick! This course teaches you how to get the best results from your smart phone’s built in camera and the numerous editing apps available. You’ll be learning techniques that make your snapshots stand out from the crowd, including photography principles such as lighting, composition and editing.

Bring along a smartphone with a built-in camera, wear comfortable shoes, and bring along wet weather gear, just in case.

Please note: While Zara strives to accommodate participants with older devices, it's important to note that older phones may have significantly fewer features. Zara welcomes all attendees to continue joining this workshop, and she will do her best to support them. 

Workshop Breakdown

Part 1: Your smartphone’s settings and camera options

Part 2: Composition

Part 3: Outdoor exploration putting everything into practice

Part 4: Retouching and editing options 


The students will receive a comprehensive breakdown on how their individual smartphone’s camera works, the best settings to utilise, and how to take creative control. They’ll also have a better understanding of some of the software that can aid in enhancing their new digital art.


"Zara was great, no question was too silly."

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Zara King

About the tutor

Zara King

Hello, I am Zara! I have been a photographer since 2006, and teaching since 2017. I began my photography studies in high school and completed a diploma in digital photography from Polytech in NZ in 2010. I have a deep understanding of multiple forms of photography from black and white film, to modern digital and phone-based cameras. I run a boutique photography business that specialises in naturally-lit, documentary-style imagery covering modelling portfolios, live events, weddings, and family portraits. I am OBSESSED with my tri-colour corgi, Juno and I am known for my patient and approachable style.

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