A question I have been asked regularly is “I would like to go on your tour, but I only have a smartphone.
Can I have a discount?”
A camera is merely a tool to record images. A smartphone does not provide the technical options a “real” camera does, but everything else is the same. You look at the world and it is up to you what you put into the frame and when you press that button. And there is one enormous advantage: you always have it with you.
On tour you will learn how to take wonderful pictures with just your phone. Tech talk will be limited to a minimum, as with most phones you may not be able to change any of the main settings. So it will be all about composition and seeing photographically. How to deal with light and things which may ruin your shot. How to use different angles to make your image more exciting. How to create a nice shallow depth of field.
Before going on tour you may want to download an app called Snapseed. It offers a lot of features for making your photos look better before you post them on internet. I will show you how to quickly improve the way your images look. It comes in Android and in iPhone versions.
There is a lot more, such as a little workshop on how to take photos of people. If there is anything on your mind, you have the chance to ask any question you like.
A Smartphone Walk is only once a month and it is usually announced one week in advance.
On tour you will receive a password, which gives you access to the “clients” section. There you will find many articles on things I talk about on tour, especially the technical issues. When you hear all the options the main camera settings have to offer, you may feel confused at times. These articles make sure you will never forget what you learnt!
Beginners, intermediates, pros
VND 950,000 (or US$ 42) per person