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The Enthusiast’s Guide to iPhone Photography

63 Photographic Principles You Need to Know

If you’re a passionate photographer and you’re ready to take your work to the next level, The Enthusiast’s Guide book series was created just for you. Whether you’re diving head first into a new topic or exploring a classic theme, Enthusiast’s Guides are designed to...
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  • Print and eBook Bundle: $34.99
  • Print Book: $24.95
  • eBook: $19.99

The ebook is available now and the print book is available for Pre-order. The estimated ship date is December 28, 2018.
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BOOK AUTHOR

Sean Duggan

PAGE COUNT

244 pages

TRIM SIZE

8.5x8.5in

COVER

Soft Cover - with flaps

ISBN

9781681983585

PUBLISH DATE

12/2018

  • The Enthusiast's Guide to iPhone Photography
  • Table of Contents
  • Chapter 1: The Big Picture
  • Chapter 2: Know Your Camera
  • Chapter 3: Composition Essentials
  • Chapter 4: Looking at Light
  • Chapter 5: Creative Explorations
  • Chapter 6: Capturing Motion with Video
  • Chapter 7: Insights on Processing
  • Chapter 8: Share Your Images

2 reviews for The Enthusiast’s Guide to iPhone Photography

  • I love that that the book starts out talking about the five essential photo apps you need-I love photo apps 🙂 The only drawback to reading a this guide is that it may tempt me to buy a newer model:) Probably the greatest thing about smart phones is what the author points out early on: now everyone has a camera in their pocket at all times. He also points out something I was aware of but somehow did not articulate to myself-that you not only take the photo with the phone, you also process it right there. Camera and darkroom all in one device! The author is candid in explaining the limitations of smart phone cameras-for example, no real telephoto lens. He points out that the new iPhones have a portrait mode that allows the software to create a shallow depth of field which was missing in prior phones. However, he said it’s not as good as what we can do with our DSLRs. He gives examples of the portrait mode which is helpful to see.

    The chapter on apps was as useful as I expected and I anticipate buying all of them 🙂 I do enjoy processing photos on my iPhone when I’m not at my computer. I especially enjoyed the author’s detailed and substantive section on double exposures — something I’d like to do more of with my real camera as well, and the author makes that possible.

    He goes through a useful explanation of the settings on the phone, including how to set the exposure — one of the things I didn’t like about my old iPhone camera was inability to do much about exposure. It’s mention of portrait mode makes me want a new were iPhone 🙂 One of the issues I find with compact cameras and phone cameras is depth of field because there’s really not much of a way to effectively change aperture. Duggan shows us how to create depth of field by layering elements-great idea!

    There are many sections explaining different ways of using the iPhone and many creative ideas on what to photograph. One of the best things about this book is that it inspires you to use your phone camera more often and in different ways than we’re used to. Since we always have it with us it’s great to have this book to show us how to use the phone cameras to best effect. Happily for me, he points out the macro potential of iPhones. He also recommends accessory lenses for the iPhone that can be bought through various companies —- something I will look into.

    The final sections of this very useful book are on tips for processing your photos and sharing them once done. He points out that shooting raw gives you more potential of course, but smart phones don’t shoot in raw. And again, you can buy an app that allows you to capture in Raw.

    The fact that my e-book copy of this guide has over 700 pages is enough to tell you that this is no simplistic guide on how to use your iPhone‘s camera. On the contrary, there is more here than I would’ve thought possible with a smart phone camera and the author writes on many unexpected topics; moreover, the writing is easy to read and holds your interest.

    For me, this is the best iPhone guide on the market that I’ve seen.

  • (verified owner)

    This book reveals the hidden treasures of your iPhone’s camera; in addition to be a great source of creative inspiration. I have found the book entertaining, easy to read and most of all and informational source that could reveal all potentialities that iPhone’s camera could bring to anyone’s’ everyday photographic projects.

    You will never know what you have in your hands, as immediate imaging capturing resource and post production tool, until you completely read this handy book that comprehensively and magisterially manage to explain, the capabilities and resources of this complex camera, and post production digital processing lab; all of this in one devise.

    The book also teaches you how to see and discover, through your camera’s eye, the immense potentialities of every day’s opportunities that are waiting to be photographed.

    This book also let you discover the wonders of a trained photographer’s eyes; as you would be at the end of this learning systematic journey. This, I am sure, will enable you to reveal the unexpected surprises of each moments waiting to be captured through your iPhone’s camera; and that is pure magic.

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