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iPhone® Photography & Video For Dummies®

Book Description

Get the most out of your iPhone's camera and video capabilities with this full-color reference!

The iPhone's integrated camera is ideal for snapshots and video on the go. Written by a professional photographer and Mac expert, this handy, full-color guide shows you how to get the most out of your iPhone camera's capabilities. Packed with easy-to-understand coverage on how to shoot and edit great photos and video, this For Dummies book is here to help you take advantage of even the most impromptu photo opportunity.

  • Walks you through the exciting capabilities of the iPhone's integrated camera

  • Shows you how to get the most from the iPhone's functionality

  • Reviews the best iPhone applications for improving and enhancing your photos and acquiring must-have iPhone photography accessories

  • Explains how to set up photos, use available lighting, enhance photos digitally, and share photos

iPhone Photography For Dummies features fun and friendly tips and helpful advice on accessories so that you can make your good iPhone photos and video great.

Table of Contents

  1. Copyright
  2. About the Author
  3. Author's Acknowledgments
  4. Publisher's Acknowledgments
  5. Introduction
    1. About This Book
    2. Conventions Used in This Book
    3. Foolish Assumptions
    4. How This Book Is Organized
      1. Part I: Taking Photos and Video on Your iPhone
      2. Part II: Making the Best Use of Your iPhone Camera
      3. Part III: Picking Great Accessories
      4. Part IV: Understanding the Helper Applications
      5. Part V: The Part of Tens
    5. Icons Used in This Book
    6. Where to Go from Here
  6. I. Taking Photos and Video on Your iPhone
    1. 1. Presenting the iPhone Camera
      1. 1.1. The Big Picture
      2. 1.2. Understanding What the iPhone Can Do
        1. 1.2.1. Looking at iPhone model differences
        2. 1.2.2. Taking pictures with the Camera app
        3. 1.2.3. Capturing video on the iPhone 3GS
        4. 1.2.4. Importing and transferring your photos
          1. 1.2.4.1. The iPhoto import process
          2. 1.2.4.2. Syncing with iTunes
        5. 1.2.5. Setting the slideshow controls
        6. 1.2.6. Picking the uses for your photographs
      3. 1.3. Touring the iPhone Interface
        1. 1.3.1. Front view
        2. 1.3.2. Back view
    2. 2. Taking Photos with an iPhone
      1. 2.1. Taking Your First Photo
        1. 2.1.1. Taking a portrait photo
        2. 2.1.2. Taking a landscape photo
        3. 2.1.3. Understanding autofocus
        4. 2.1.4. Turning your photo into wallpaper
      2. 2.2. Doing A Few Simple Projects
        1. 2.2.1. Syncing photos onto the iPhone
        2. 2.2.2. Creating your first slideshow
        3. 2.2.3. Assigning a photo to a contact
        4. 2.2.4. E-mailing your photos
        5. 2.2.5. Including photos in an MMS message
        6. 2.2.6. Sending your photos to MobileMe
    3. 3. Taking Video with an iPhone
      1. 3.1. Capturing Video
      2. 3.2. Editing Video on the iPhone
      3. 3.3. Sharing Your iPhone Videos
        1. 3.3.1. Sharing video via e-mail
        2. 3.3.2. Sharing video via MMS
        3. 3.3.3. Sharing video on MobileMe
        4. 3.3.4. Sharing video on YouTube
      4. 3.4. Editing Video with iMovie on Your iPhone 4
        1. 3.4.1. Setting up your iMovie project
        2. 3.4.2. Adding and trimming your media
        3. 3.4.3. Changing your clip settings
        4. 3.4.4. Finishing the project
  7. II. Making the Best Use of Your iPhone Camera
    1. 4. Adjusting to Your Photo Environment
      1. 4.1. Understanding What Affects Your Photos
      2. 4.2. Lighting Is Key
      3. 4.3. Closing In on the Subject
      4. 4.4. Focusing on the Action
        1. 4.4.1. Using close-ups
        2. 4.4.2. Correcting the scene for white balance
        3. 4.4.3. Placing the subject — The Rule of Thirds
        4. 4.4.4. Capturing photos in low light
      5. 4.5. Getting Comfortable with Depth of Field
        1. 4.5.1. Grasping how depth of field (DOF) works
        2. 4.5.2. Using composition to create the illusion of depth in your photos
    2. 5. Working within the Camera's Capabilities
      1. 5.1. Understanding the Effect of Fixed Aperture and Variable Shutter Speed
      2. 5.2. Using High Dynamic Range (HDR) Software
      3. 5.3. Understanding ISO
    3. 6. Using iPhoto '09 to Enhance Your Photos
      1. 6.1. Changing the Composition after Taking Your Photo
        1. 6.1.1. Straightening
        2. 6.1.2. Cropping
        3. 6.1.3. Removing red-eye
      2. 6.2. Guiding Corrections with Help from a Histogram
        1. 6.2.1. What is a histogram?
        2. 6.2.2. Using a histogram
      3. 6.3. Making Photo Adjustments
        1. 6.3.1. Fixing a color cast
        2. 6.3.2. Adjusting exposure, contrast, and definition
        3. 6.3.3. Balancing highlights and shadows
        4. 6.3.4. Modifying saturation levels to enrich your colors
        5. 6.3.5. Sharpening adjustments to make your photos sparkle
        6. 6.3.6. Removing noise distortion from your photos
        7. 6.3.7. Trying effects — just for the art of it
        8. 6.3.8. Saving your photo adjustment settings
  8. III. Picking Great Accessories
    1. 7. Stabilizing, Lighting, and Projecting
      1. 7.1. Adding a Stable Base with the Gorillamobile 3G/3GS
      2. 7.2. Working with the OWLE Bubo for 3G/3GS
      3. 7.3. Casting Supplemental Light with the Gorillatorch
      4. 7.4. Showing Your Photos with a Pocket Projector
    2. 8. Getting Some Zoom on the iPhone
      1. 8.1. Comparing Digital and Optical Zooming
      2. 8.2. Using the OWLE with a Telephoto Lens
      3. 8.3. The iPhone Telephoto Lens
  9. IV. Understanding the Helper Applications
    1. 9. Helpful Photography Apps for Your iPhone
      1. 9.1. Checking Out the Free Applications
        1. 9.1.1. Adobe Photoshop Express
        2. 9.1.2. Adding pro style color tools with Mill Colour
        3. 9.1.3. Adding features with Gorillacam
      2. 9.2. Finding Useful Paid Applications
        1. 9.2.1. Solving tough lighting situations with Pro HDR
        2. 9.2.2. Making panoramas with Pano
        3. 9.2.3. Combining multiple photos into one image with Diptic
        4. 9.2.4. Shooting in low light with iNightShot
    2. 10. Having Fun with Your Photos
      1. 10.1. Tricks with Your Pics
        1. 10.1.1. Changing faces with Soupface
        2. 10.1.2. Using selective color with ColorSplash
      2. 10.2. Showing Off Your Photos
        1. 10.2.1. Using Flickr for sharing
        2. 10.2.2. Using Shutterfly for sharing
  10. V. The Part of Tens
    1. 11. Ten Terrific Resources for iPhone Photography
      1. 11.1. The Unofficial Apple Weblog
      2. 11.2. iPhography
      3. 11.3. iPhone Alley
      4. 11.4. iPhone Central
      5. 11.5. iPhoneography
      6. 11.6. iPhone 4 Forum
      7. 11.7. Just Another iPhone Blog
      8. 11.8. The iPhone Blog
      9. 11.9. Apple Discussions Forum — iPhone
      10. 11.10. The Apple Core — ZDNet
    2. 12. Ten Helpful Hints, Tips, and Shortcuts
      1. 12.1. If It Doesn't Look Right, Get Closer
      2. 12.2. Using a Folder for Your Photography Apps
      3. 12.3. Stabilizing Your Photo-Taking
      4. 12.4. Having Fun with Your Contacts' Photo
      5. 12.5. Being Aware of Lighting
      6. 12.6. Sending Full-Resolution Photos from Your iPhone
      7. 12.7. Saving Images
      8. 12.8. Making a Contact's Photo Appear Full Screen
      9. 12.9. Taking a Self-Portrait with Your iPhone
      10. 12.10. Mind the Background