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Fundamentals Playlist

Fundamentals Playlist

We recommend you watch the Fundamentals series first. You'll learn the photographic concepts of composition and lighting, and see how they can be used ot make great photos and videos on your smartphones. Watch Fundamentals

Topics Playlist

Topics Playlist

Take your smartphone photography skills to the next level. Watch Topics

On the Road Playlist

On the Road Playlist

Join pro photographer Marc Serota as he explores the world through a camera lens. Watch On the Road

The rule of thirds is a composition guideline that helps you to compose interesting and artistic photographs. Learn how to apply this guideline from pro photographer Marc Serota.

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Use symmetry in your photographs to impart a sense of balance and harmony. We're naturally attracted to symmetry and find it attractive in people's faces and nature.

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The human face can be used as a strong element in your photographs. Use the principle of line of sight to make your photos dynamic and interesting.

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Use leading lines to draw the viewer in to your photograph, to create a sense of depth, or draw attention to the main feature of your composition.

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Negative space is the area between and around the subject of your photograph. Learn from pro photographer Marc Serota how to use it to focus attention more effectively and make better pictures.

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Water, glass, mirrors are just some of the things that can make a great photograph by using reflection. Learn how to make great photographs using reflections.

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Silhouettes are created when the background is lighter than the subject. By isolating the subject in a silhouette, your photograph can be powerful and dramatic.

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Learn to use soap bubbles and sparks to create memorable photographs.

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Pro photographer Marc Serota uses mirrors and smoke while building on earlier techniques like reflection.

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Add excitement to your composition by using fire and ice. See how to control the elements from pro photographer Marc Serota.

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Who doesn't want to take better photos of their loved ones? Learn basic composition for family portraiture.

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Learn to capture candid and semi-candid moments with kids and family.

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Nature photographer Ron McGill shows how to use exposure control color saturation, and how to catch great nature photographs.

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Pro photographers Ron McGill and Marc Serota show you how to use a spotting scope to give your smartphone into a telephoto lens and prepare you to go out into the field.

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Pro photographers Ron McGill and Marc Serota show you how to make a great time-lapse sequence and use burst mode to capture the natural world in photographs.

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Learn how to photograph food. See how the pros make a steak look hot and juicy in the studio.

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See examples of food photography, with an explanation of the "S" curve. Learn a technique to make coffee look appetizing, hot, and steamy.

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Pro photographer Marc Serota shares the secrets of the business side of photography. Get tips on building a photographer's website and how to deal with social media.

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Learn about digital rights, royalties, and agencies.

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Pro photographer Marc Serota talks about techniques, skills, and practices that a pro sports photographer must develop to be successful.

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Learn to shoot at concerts and in other demanding low-light situations

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Pro photographer Ian Dawson shows you how to make great slo-mo video on your smartphone. Learn how to look for moving subjects, use a tripod for static shots, maximize the frames per second, and record the best audio to go along with your slow motion footage.

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Selfie  

Pro photographer Rick Friedman and host Hana Ostapchuk teach you to take the perfect selfie. With the importance of social media, you'll want to put your best face forward!

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Drone  

Learn the basics of aerial drone photography concepts like piloting, regulations, and safety. Pro photographer Jason Arnold and pro pilot Ryan Danoff host this episode.

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Learn how to use Instagram, Snapchat, and Snapseed on your smartphone to make, edit, and share your photos.

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How to Use Your Smartphone for Wedding and Event Photography

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Ep017 formal events

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How to photograph a car for resale. Learn professional techniques. Get the best shot for classified ads, eBay, Craig's List, and other marketplaces.

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How to use action cameras, including the Polaroid Cube and GoPro Hero.

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Learn underwater photography from the pros!

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Fashion  

Learn fashion photography on the beach and in the studio with pro photojournalist Rick Friedman. Learn about natural and artificial lighting. Rick also gives lots of pro tips and even shows how to create a panorama sequence on an iPhone.

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Visit Liberty Island, In New York Harbor, home of the Statue of Liberty. See great panoramas and selfies taken from atop the statue, and learn how to make original and unique photographs of this iconic landmark.

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Explore fantastic vistas of the New York City skyline from the top of the Freedom Tower in Lower Manhattan. See how a pro photographer uses his smartphone to make time lapse sequences from this iconic landmark.

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Pro photographer Marc Serota explores Times Square in New York City. Marc interviews David Sable, Global CEO of Y&R and Brad Smith, former Director of Photography for the N.Y. Times and Sports Illustrated. Learn how to photograph buildings and architecture, street scenes and people in one of the ...

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The High Line is an elevated freight rail line transformed into a public park on Manhattan's West Side. See how to use elevation, reflection, and dissimilarity to make great photos as pro photographer Marc Serota explores the unique location.

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Learn how to tell a story with a picture. Join pro photographer Marc Serota in New York City as he shoots outside of McSorley's Old Ale House and other locations in the East Village. Learn how to make an overall scene-setter and how to shoot details. See how easy it is to use a smartphone to get ...

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New York Post photographer Anthony Causi joins Marc Serota on location at the Brooklyn Bridge, one of the most famous landmarks in New York City. The two pros trade tips and techniques, including using underexposure for saturation, time lapse, and advanced composition.

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A fun trip to Key West yields some great photos and videos. Join Marc and Wood on the road as they cross the Seven Mile Bridge, Stop at the Square Grouper, and then explore Key West Florida.

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Join Polaroid University and pro photographer Marc Serota as they explore New York City and Key West, looking for adventure and great pictures.