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iPhone® Photography & Video For Dummies® by Angelo Micheletti

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Introduction

Picture this: You're out driving and completing errands you need to accomplish or maybe just enjoying the scenery when, all of a sudden, a scene captures your imagination and has you saying, "Wow, I've got to stop and take a photo." Unfortunately, you hadn't intended to take any photos when you started your drive and, of course, you left your camera behind!

Sound familiar? It's probably happened to each of us at some time or another. But what if there was a device you carried with you all the time that also has a built-in camera? Well, if you bought this book, you probably have that device: the iPhone. It may not produce photos at the same level as top-of-the-line digital cameras, but if you're lucky enough to have an iPhone 4 with a 5-megapixel camera, you may be surprised at the results. And as the accomplished photographer Chase Jarvis once said, "The best camera is the one that's with you."

My goal in this book is to make your iPhone camera experience and the photographs you take the best that they can be. And you're going to have fun doing it.

About This Book

In this book, I show you how to use your environment, lighting, and equipment to ensure you capture (digitally) what you see with your eyes. Key areas I discuss include

  • Understanding the photographic and video capabilities of the iPhone camera and its interface

  • Adjusting to your photographic environment

  • Using iPhoto '09 to enhance your photos, import photos to your iPhone, and export photos from your iPhone

  • Improving ...

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