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Smartphone Camera Qs Answered


8 per package - Virtual OK - Posted Mar 31, 2020

As a wise teacher once advised me: "the best the one you will USE". Not the most expensive camera. Not the newest camera. Simply the camera that is in our hands when the moment strikes. Most of us carry a compact lightweight smartphone camera with us wherever we go. It's the camera we reach for. Cellphone photography has made incredible advances in image quality in the last 5 years, and anyone can take and share stunning shots with nothing more than a cellphone. I want to help you uncover the amazing agility of your pocket camera 📳 so that you can compose visually compelling shots in everyday ordinary environments. I will share how a few fast edits can make your photos pop, so that you can digitally share them with your tribe.

Which smartphone photography issues puzzle you? Which do you find intimidating? We can discuss:
-Niche / Style
-Low Light
-Editing in-camera
-other issues

The Process
1. We start with a 10-minute survey to help me learn how you use your smartphone camera, and how you share your photos.
2. You select your top 3 questions and questions.
3. We schedule a 30-minute Zoom call to answer your questions. We will look at ~5 photos, talking about:
-things you're doing well (pinpointing your personal style)
-skills you want to improve
-10-second edits that can make your photos pop
-simple composition tips
4. After the call, I email a personalized list of the techniques and shortcuts we discussed

In response to our current pandemic, when many of us are socially isolated at home with a cell phone and a bit of time, I offer this service on a sliding scale. Pay what you want: 5S, 10S, 15S, a written testimonial, a service, pay it forward.

Stay home, stay healthy, and stay curious 😊🤞

Training & Qualifications

For the last 6 years, I have used Samsung, iPhone, and Google Pixel smartphones to take and share 95% of my photos. I fell in love with photography the first time I saw a ghost image materialize out of the fog of a Polaroid snapshot. It was so magical, I was hooked. Over the years I've watched cameras evolve from Polaroid to disposable, point-and-shoot to SLR, flip phone to smart phone. I have loved and used them all, but for different reasons. And smartphone cameras remain my favorite. Androids are my specialty.

At college and art school, I studied composition, lighting, field photography, black and white darkroom, and digital editing. I learned to compose a shot that is visually compelling and tells a story. I love to utilize shadows, reflections, odd angles, low light and filters to find striking shots in everyday environments.

Availability & Preferences

afternoons 3-6 CT (Chicago time)

Trading Preference: I’m flexible, just hit me up!

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About Shue Gottschalk

I'm an IT consultant with lots of creative pursuits: photography, writing, traveling, cooking, art, DIY. I believe everyone is here on Earth to learn the same lessons, but depending on the life circu...mstances each of us is born into, some lessons are easy to master, and others take a lifetime. I grew up in an enormous, scientific family. We didn't have a TV or computers - we had books and musical instruments, and National Geographic, and countless negotiations...stuff that forced us to think critically. Do you know the movie "Captain Fantastic"? We were THOSE weirdos: lemonade stands, science experiments, paper routes, babysitting, 8mm movies crafted on garage sale cameras, jury-rigged POS cars, homemade Halloween costumes, no packaged food. We were cooking and baking by age 8, and did it before YouTube was a glimmer of an idea. Now that I think about it, big families are the original YouTube 😁. So lack of dolla bills turned out to be a huge motivator. If we wanted something, we had to earn the money to buy it, or trade for it, or acquire the skill to make it ourselves. Being poor teaches you to be resourceful, curious, proactive, selective, and to favor an unconventional approach. This is why I love a barter economy so much 🎉 I'm doing my best to cut out Jeff Bezos and the middlemen (but I think that would be a great name for a band). show more

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