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Venture into an entire world of captivating imagery and learn how to organize and share your best shots with others online. In this course, professional photographer Derrick Story guides you through the popular photo-sharing site Flickr, first introducing the Flickr mobile app, then demonstrating how to set up an account and upload images from your phone or common image editing applications such as iPhoto and Lightroom. Next, find out how to touch up and enhance your photos with the online editor, and make photos searchable with sets and collections and by assigning photos to maps. The course also helps you navigate the Flickr privacy settings and shows how to participate in the Flickr community through comments, contacts, groups, and more.
So, not only can you enjoy other people's pictures and your pictures on Flickr, you can use the mobile app to take pictures on your smartphone. And it actually does a very nice job. It's a good camera that's built in, so what I'm going to do to take a shot is I'm going to go right over here and tap on this blue camera icon right there. And that brings up the camera. And so, I have a little still life here setup with some lenses to show you the functionality of this camera app. We'll start up here in the upper left corner.
And that is the flash control. So, I'm just going to tap on that right now. And we have our flash options. These are just like a normal point-and-shoot camera. You have Automatic flash. You have Force Flash On, so that the flash will go on no matter what you're doing. And this is, of course, if you have a flash on your iPhone, right? And then, you have no flash at all. So, generally speaking, I leave the flash off unless I know I need it because I don't like flash unless it's absolutely necessary.
So, I'm going to tap on that one right there, and so we have the flash off for the moment. It won't go on regardless of how low the light is. Now, right below the flash, we have the grid setting, right here. I'll tap on that. And you can turn on a nice little grid. And I think that's particularly handy for phone photography to help you keep the horizon lines straight and stuff like that. So, you just turn that off and on right there with the little grid icon. We'll turn it off. Now, this right here switches cameras.
So, we have a FaceTime camera right here. And we're using the back camera at the moment. The back camera is higher resolution, it's what you normally use to take pictures. But if you want to take a picture of yourself, you can switch to this camera by tapping on that icon. I'm going to spare you that right now. I'm just telling you that I'm here in the studio with a headset on and my poindexter glasses and I just really don't think you want to see that. Now, this x right here is if you want to exit the picture taking app and just go back to regular Flickr, which we will do at some point.
But not right now because we're having too much fun. And then, down here you have the zoomer and so I'm just going to do a little zooming. I tap on the zoomer and I just bring that up and bring that down. So, you can do some digital zooming. Now, I'm going to tap right on the screen here. I'm just going to tap right in this area right here, and I'm going to bring on the focus and the exposure control. Right now, they're together so, I'm focusing, I'm setting the exposure using the same, the same pointer here.
And I'm just dragging this around to different areas. And you can see how the exposure changes. Like if I go to a dark area, right, it's going to get very bright, overexposed. So, you can control the exposure by dragging this around. Now, here's the thing. What if you want to set exposure in one area and focus in another? I mean, we have the exposure right, but look at it, we're terribly out of focus right now. So, if you do a two finger tap on this, you can separate these. So now, I can set the focus to the foreground object right there which is what I want, and then I can set exposure independently.
So, that's a two finger tap, we just put two fingers and you just tap around the screen. And it will separate these guys. So now, I can have my focus and my exposure the way that I want. So, I'm ready to take a picture, so then all I would do is just tap on the camera icon right here, that will take a shot. If I want to look at an existing shot. That I have on my camera roll already, I just tap right over here, and now it brings up my camera roll, and all my other goodies.
So, you don't have to take a shot to process a shot in Flickr, you can use something that you already have. I'm going to tap on the Cancel button. And we're going to come back to our camera, and let's take a picture right now. I think I have things set up the way that I want. I'm just going to tap right down here on this little guy right there, and let's take a picture. Now, once I take a picture, I can do some processing here in the Flickr app and that's what we're going to do in the next movie. So, stay tuned.
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