The Big Picture of Photography: Social Functions Explained

Number 1 course to learn why people photograph: motives, functions and actions behind and in front of the cameraphone



Would you like to make more sense in the current social media jumble?

You just found the ultimate course for understanding camera phone behaviour from social and cultural viewpoints. Now available in Udemy, this course will improve your social tools and cultural understanding of everyday photography and increase self-reflection abilities concerning photographic thinking. The course is a must for active on-liners, influencers, bloggers and anyone who feels an urge to develop personal knowhow and skills concerning photo sharing.

Let’s do this together!

The course is based on extensive research on personal photography, community communication, social media logic and self-disclosure made by PhD Altti Näsi from the University of Lapland, Finland. Dr. Näsi has been doing research on non-professional photography and visual communication for 12 years.

The demand for the course can be noticed in everyday conversations as people talk about photography arbitrarily; photographic technical details, malicious remarks regarding a revealing image, business ideas, personal proficiency and therapeutic goals get mixed up easily in just few sentences making the discussion difficult to follow. In general, we all participate in everyday photography using our cell phones, but very few have structure and logical train of thought in analyzing this mundane topic. This course will change your thinking for a lifetime.

During the course, Dr. Näsi will summarize the development of amateur photography from film to digital times and help understand the shift in the use and role of photography. Thereafter, it is explained, what different possibilities there are to approach non-professional photography, with a goal to making photographic understanding and discussions more structured. You will also discover the 4 basic functions of vernacular photography and how they change our social thinking and behavior in front and behind the camera.

The aim is to help participants have a better understanding on smartphone photography from various viewpoints and thus increase self-reflection abilities concerning photographic thinking and behavior. The practical contribution Includes tools for self-disclosure as an amateur photographer who participates in photo sharing and photo consuming on social media platforms, such as WhatsApp, Messenger, Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, Linkedin and so on.

So welcome, let’s get started!

Who this course is for:

  • Active camera phone users
  • Social media users, influencers and people working with online marketing
  • People that do photographic sharing with distant relatives and friends
  • Anyone interested in community and group dynamics in relation to sharing photographs
  • Someone who wants to manage and improve their online image
  • People who have come across inappropriate behaviour concerning online photo sharing

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