Street Photography with Your Phone: Color and Composition
Discover how to take candid shots of city streets using your mobile phone and edit them in Lightroom Mobile
For photographer Josh Edgoose, the best camera is the one you have with you. He specializes in capturing colorful, humorous photos of the world around him and transforms them into dynamic photos that tell a story. His work, which he shares with over 100K followers on Instagram, has been featured in publications including The Guardian and It’s Nice That.
In this course, Josh teaches you the basics of color and composition and how to apply them to street photography. Develop the skills and confidence you need to take visually-appealing photographs of your surroundings using just your mobile phone. Are you ready to photograph whatever the world throws at you?
Begin the course by getting to know photographer Josh Edgoose. He talks through the creative journey that led him to a career as a full-time freelance photographer, along with the artist and influences which inspire his work.
Discover what makes a good phone photograph, then learn how to be more aware of your surroundings to help you capture more interesting photos. Explore compositional techniques for aesthetic photography before diving into color theory and how to use it to capture images that compliment each other.
Create and plan your shot list. Then learn the techniques needed to shoot a street scene professionally, taking into consideration people and geometry. Hone in on the finer details to capture a more detailed shot before experimenting with reflections to achieve depth and contrast. See how to look for subframes, play with perspective, and adjust your smartphone settings to change the outcome of your shoot.
Review your images and decide on your favorites. Then edit them using Lightroom for mobile, adjusting things like exposure and white balance. To finish the course, Josh gives his advice for sharing your work on social media, entering competitions, and building an audience online.