Mobile Phone Photography Fundamentals Hornsby - Ku-ring-gai Community College

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Mobile Phone Photography Fundamentals

The ubiquitous nature of mobile phone cameras today has elevated the importance of mobile phone photography, and the desire by many more people to learn about photography using their mobile phone camera. Through essential photographic theory and hands-on practicals, Glenn will guide you through your mobile phone’s essential features whilst learning how to ‘see’, create and compose strong images. 

One of your classes will be dedicated to an excursion where you will be able to put all you have learned into practise whilst being guided by your tutor. In your final class you will learn how to select and edit your strongest images you have taken during the workshop. 

This comprehensive mobile phone photography course combines Glenn’s 30 years of photographic practice and 13 years of teaching experience at leading Sydney photographic schools, including the Australian Centre for Photography and the National Art School. 

Course Outline:

  • Introduction to your mobile phone camera 
  • Angle of View: Wide angle vs Telephoto 
  • Focus
  • Saving your Photos - Storage
  • Introduction to Exposure: ISO/ Shutter Speed/ Aperture
  • White Balance
  • Composition
  • Colour vs Black & White
  • Light Metering
  • Exposure Compensation
  • Photographing for Mood
  • Introduction to Flash
  • Introduction to Photo Editing

What you need to bring

  • Charged mobile phone
  • Phone charger
  • Notepad & pen or device for note taking
  • Five of your favourite photos you have taken


Glenn Lockitch has taught photojournalism and photography for 13 years in a diverse range of courses and workshops at leading photographic schools in Sydney, including for ten years at the Australian Centre for Photography before it closed down. He holds a Master of Visual Arts (Photojournalism) from Queensland College of the Arts, Griffith University (2020), a Certificate IV in Training & Assessment and a Working With Children Check. Glenn has been working as an independent social documentary, human rights and environmental photojournalist in Australia and overseas for 30 years. He has also been involved in photography and the media in roles including independent newspaper editing, production of photographic projection shows, as well as strategy and shooting for numerous non-government organisations - including as a media photographer on board three anti-whaling ships to Antarctica (2009-2017) for the marine conservation organisation Sea Shepherd. Glenn is a multi-award-winning photographer and his photos have been widely exhibited and published in Australia and overseas. In 2016, Glenn was a Walkley Awards jurist. 

“As a teacher of photography for many years and it being a field I am passionate about, I thoroughly enjoy inspiring the creativity in and furthering the knowledge of my students.”

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