Street Photography with Your Phone: Color and Composition

A course by Joshua Edgoose
Photographer. England, United Kingdom.
Joined June 2021
, Photographer

Discover how to take candid shots of city streets using your mobile phone and edit them in Lightroom Mobile

  • 94% positive reviews (50)
  • 1718 students
  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch

Discover how to take candid shots of city streets using your mobile phone and edit them in Lightroom Mobile



  • 94% positive reviews (50)
  • 1718 students
  • 14 lessons (1h 59m)
  • 14 additional resources (3 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever


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?

What will you learn in this online course?

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. How to Take a Good Photograph?
  • U3
    U3. Going on Our Photo walk
  • U4
    U4. Selecting, Editing, and Sharing
  • FP
    FP Final project
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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.

What is this course's project?

Shoot and edit a series of five photographs, using color and composition to create a portrait of your chosen area.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

This course is for anyone with an interest in learning to shoot and edit professional-looking street photos on their mobile phone.

Requirements and materials

No previous experience is required.

You will need a mobile phone, mobile photo editing software, and a comfortable pair of shoes!


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Joshua Edgoose

A course by Joshua Edgoose

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Josh Edgoose is a London-based freelance photographer with over 15 years of experience. He first started studying photography after leaving school before going on to launch his own clothing brand, where he put his skills into practice by photographing his products. After years of honing his skills and experimenting with photography on a daily basis, he was approached by a publisher to work on a book of his work, Brilliant Parade, which captures his street photography from around London during a five-year period.

Since then, he’s become a full-time freelance photographer, started his own YouTube channel and hosted workshops on photography. His photographs have been featured in publications such as It’s Nice That, i-D, Creative Boom, The Guardian, and more. He also shares his works with over 100K followers on Instagram.


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • About Me
    • Influences
  • U2

    How to Take a Good Photograph?

    • What Makes a Good Phone Photograph?
    • Ways of Seeing
    • Creating a Basic Composition
    • Colour Theory and Studies
  • U3

    Going on Our Photo walk

    • Creating Your Plan and Shot List
    • Shooting a Street Scene
    • Shooting a Detailed Shot
    • Using Reflections to Create Depth and Contrast
    • Utilising Sub-framing and Prospective to Add Depth
  • U4

    Selecting, Editing, and Sharing

    • Making a Critical Selection
    • Editing in Lightroom
    • Sharing Your Work
  • FP

    Final project

    • Street Photography with Your Phone: Color and Composition

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Street Photography with Your Phone: Color and Composition. Photography, and Video course by Joshua Edgoose

Street Photography with Your Phone: Color and Composition

A course by Joshua Edgoose
Photographer. England, United Kingdom.
Joined June 2021
  • 94% positive reviews (50)
  • 1718 students