We would be teaming up with the good people at Tecno Nigeria this July for the third edition of the Wakafire Smartphone Photography class to share how we create great pictures using just our mobile phone. Why should we teach you though?
- For a very long time, the myth held that to achieve really good photography on mobile, you needed to have a really high-end (we mean so expensive that it can pay your house-rent or buy your car) iPhone or Samsung Galaxy phone. In the last 1 year, we have used a Huawei Honor 4c, Tecno Phantom 5, Tecno Camon C9, Lenovo Vibe S1 and an iPhone 5 so it is safe to say we have debunked that myth.
- We have earned (and are still earning) our bragging rights. Wakafire has created amazing photography for CapitalSquare, Genesis Hotels, Effizions Collections, Always me by Anne li, TimberWorks Nigeria, Lacoste, Hugo Boss to mention a few. Our street photography portfolio also has over 2000 pictures from over 200 locations in 3 states across Nigeria (Again, No. that was not a typo). So yeah, we know our onions.
- So we have debunked the myth, built a portfolio but are we making money? Two words: Yes and Yes.
This class will be a 2-hour class with limited seats and divided into 2 main parts: (i). A brief conversation on the topics below;
- Getting started: Is great photography a function of creativity OR skill?
- Removing mindset roadblocks on phone use + recommended phones.
- Recommended apps for editing and watermarking.
- Photography skills and the Business side of phone photography.
and (ii). Class assessment: All class participants will be required to take pictures of the venue of the class using only their mobile phones and what they have been taught. You are advised to come with a full charge, your mobile phone charger, and your power bank, you may need to have data on your phone to download a few things. A notepad will also be useful
Ready to launch your photography career? Sign-up here.
P.S: you should know something though; the venue can only seat 20 people and we have at least 40 people who have registered/ indicated interest in one way or the other for this class. The class starts at 10am and the seats are first come, first serve. The smart ones know what to do.
See you in class.
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