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Phone photography

Guardian Masterclasses

Wednesday, June 25, 2014 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM (BST)

Phone photography

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Guardian head of photography Roger Tooth only ever uses the world's most popular camera – an iPhone. As smartphone cameras have evolved to producing print-quality images, a new generation of citizen journalists has blossomed alongside the technology. This course gives anyone with a camera phone and an interest in open journalism a skills upgrade to match.

Roger Tooth and photographer David Levene lead this lively evening course introducing the essentials of how to take better pictures with your mobile, and sell them to news outlets. Alongside practical compositional tricks, the course covers the tech that can transform your photography – from the best free post-processing apps to the high spec hardware worth paying for. You'll also learn the best ways to share images, pitch pictures to editors, and the best ways to work with professional picture desks.

This course is for you if…

  • You run a blog and want to produce cheap, original picture content
  • You're keen to participate in open journalism
  • You're a journalist who wants to be able to take printable photos to accompany your writing
  • You're an enthusiastic amateur photographer and want to get better results with your phone camera

Course description

This is a evening seminar covering a range of fundamental technical, creative and professional skills to help non-professional photographers photograph, edit, share and sell images. Topics covered include:

  • Technicalities of using camera phone
  • Framing and aesthetics
  • How to critique your own photos
  • The best hardware
  • Software and apps for phone photography
  • How to post photos online
  • Dealing with picture desks: How to format and pitch your pictures

Tutor profiles

David Levene has worked as a photographer for the Guardian since 2001, after graduating from Camberwell College of Art. David's work also regularly appears in architectural and design magazines. He also works with charities such as Everychild, Oxfam and Medicins-Sans-Frontiers, documenting their projects around the world. David won first prize for Live News Photograph of the Year at the Press Photographers Year Awards 2010 for his work documenting the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake in Haiti.

Roger Tooth studied photography at Regent Street School of Photography. He has since worked as a staff photographer for IPC magazines and later as a freelance photographer for the Guardian and other publications. He joined the Guardian as assistant picture editor in 1988. He is currently head of photography for the Guardian, the Observer and the guardian.co.uk website. In 2010, he also edited Eyewitness Decade published by Guardian Books.

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When & Where


The Guardian
Kings Place
90 York Way
N1 9GU London
United Kingdom

Wednesday, June 25, 2014 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM (BST)


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Guardian Masterclasses

Welcome to Guardian masterclasses – a unique programme of learning embedded within one of the world's most forward-thinking media organisations.

Masterclasses offer a broad range of short and long courses across a variety of disciplines from creative writing, journalism, photography and design, film and digital media, music and cultural appreciation.

Harnessing the expertise and specialisms within the organisation, our courses are led by first class and award winning guardian professionals whilst also drawing on the skills and expertise of other leading figures at the forefront of the creative and digital industries.

The programme is aimed at anyone interested in personal or professional development whether that be refining your skills, focusing your ambition or simply broadening your mind and gaining inspiration.

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