Welcome to the first week of Photography is Magic. We’ll be establishing some basic workflows and getting in the habit of taking pictures every day.
Tutorials & Resources
VCU gives all students access to lynda.com. You can login with your eID. Lynda.com has tutorials for all kinds of photo editing software as well as courses on camera phones and DSLRs.
Google Photos Tutorial
Phone Photography 101
Here is a short HubSpot tutorial on basic phone photography tips – We will cover most of these later in class but this will be a quick start guide to getting to work on the scavenger hunt images
Best Camera Apps
This is a Hive Five list by Lifehacker readers of their favorite camera apps. What is your favorite app for phone photography?
You helped create this list of 100 words in our first class. Your goal is to take pictures associated with these words. The more pictures, the better. All those pictures will go on Instagram under #phomag_hunt (and hashtag whatever word you’re capturing) and you’ll submit your top 10 images in a Google Photos Album (using the big red button below).
Reminder: If you don’t want all of your photo class pictures filling up your Instagram account you can create a public “Finsta” account solely associated with this class. We will be using Google Photos as a place to archive, edit and submit our assignments.