Smartphone Photography

Jun 07, 2022 - Jul 14, 2022
Application Deadline:
May 17, 2022
6 Weeks
Tuesday - 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Thursday - 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Delivery Method:

Course Overview:

Ever wonder what more you can do with that camera phone in your pocket? Move away from Instagram filters and TikTok challenges and make yourself stand out more. Color-grade your photos in Lightroom or edit a short film with an original soundtrack in Premiere. All you need is a camera phone, a laptop, and a story to tell. Through weekly lectures, group discussion, and critique this course will give you tools to communicate more effectively on the grid and help you develop rough ideas into attention-grabbing material for your feed or stories.

Learning Outcomes:

This beginners photo/video course offers creatively-inclined individuals from all backgrounds a space to experiment and build confidence using the camera. Participants will leave this course with a lens-based digital portfolio in hand and also a basic understanding of camera settings, industry-standard photo/video editing softwares, and a creative mindset to help them stand out.

Course Outline:

Week1: The camera and its many possibilities (Basic Camera Techniques: Photo and Video)

Week 2: Who needs filters when you have Lightroom! (Basic Photo Editing)

Week 3: A picture is worth a thousand words, so let's add more. (Sequencing and Storytelling)

Week 4: Cutting it up and putting it back together. (Basic Video Editing)

Week 5: Sound and space. (Basic Sound Editing)

Week 6: Final Critique

Please note: Participants will be required to bring their laptop and smartphone in order to take the course.


Matt Kushan
Master of Fine Arts, Photography, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Photography, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY

Course Fee: 40,000

Note: CES may cancel or postpone a course due to insufficient enrolment or unforeseen circumstances. In this case, the university will refund registration/processing fee (if any) but will not be responsible for any other related charges/expenses including cancellation/change charges by airline and travel agencies.

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Participants must register online through CES website by clicking on their desired course and filling out a one-page form. Before starting the registration process, please ensure that you have a formal scanned picture (for CES smart card) and CNIC details. Incorrect information provided during the registration process will lead towards cancellation of your enrolment at any stage and participants will not be entitled to claim a refund.

Once you have completed your online registration for your desired course, you may proceed to payment section. You have the option to pay online using your bank debit/credit cards through LUMS online payment system?? by downloading the fee vouchers and depositing cash in any branch of designated banks specified on the fee voucher. Once you make your payment, you will receive a confirmation email within 24 to 48 working hours and your payment status will be updated to "PAID" in the online application portal.