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Mobile Apps for Photo and Video Projects

via LinkedIn Learning


Project management with a smartphone? Yes! Explore a selection of iOS and Android apps that can help you plan and manage photo and video projects.

Sure, your smartphone can take photos and videos. But it's also a powerful, pocket-sized computer that can help you plan projects that you're doing with "real" gear. There are apps that help you do location scouting, determine sunrise and sunset times, create storyboards, generate model releases, and much more.

In this course, photographer, video producer, and educator Rich Harrington takes you on a tour of the kinds of apps that can streamline photo and video projects of all kinds. Review different iOS and Android apps to simplify your entire production, from planning shoots remotely to recording audio on set.


  • Welcome
  • What you should know before watching this course
1. Location Scouting Virtually with Apps
  • Evaluating the environment
  • Getting to know the location with Street View
  • Planning for lighting
  • Finding points of interest
2. Capturing Information During a Location Scout
  • Making annotated location photos
  • Choosing lenses for a shoot
  • Creating storyboards on location
3. Capturing Information on Set
  • Getting a model or location release
  • Slating camera takes with location and shot info
  • Recording audio on location
  • Testing a green screen
4. Planning for Mother Nature
  • Forecasting the weather
  • Tracking storms
  • Understanding tides
  • Setting up alerts for your shoot
5. The Sky Above
  • Understanding sunrise, sunset, and golden hour
  • Tracking the sun and moon using SunSeeker
  • Shooting the night sky using Sky Guide
  • Recommendations

Taught by

Richard Harrington


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