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iPhoneography: How to Create Inspiring Photos with Your Smartphone

Book Description

This book introduces you to professional photography and composition principles, tricks and techniques of iphoneography, photosharing, and more.

Do you have a smartphone with you right now? If you do, along with this book, you've got everything you need to make amazing photography. The first three chapters of the book use digital photography history to give you an overview of the capabilities that you can employ, and the remainder of the book is focused on hands on techniques of iphoneography so that you are getting professional results.

This title uses the iPhone and iPhone apps in its examples; your own smartphone and individual apps may be different, but the techniques you'll gain from this book, and the insights into your own creative potential are not dependent on specific equipment.

Maybe you occasionally take a great shot with your smartphone camera but you wonder what you need to keep doing right to make that kind of difference in all your shots. Maybe you're suspecting that you no longer need to lug around a DSLR camera to bring home great photographs. And maybe you just get a charge out of capturing inspired moments and sharing them in all the glory the deserve with others.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title
  3. Copyright
  4. Dedication
  5. Contents at a Glance
  6. Contents
  7. About the Author
  8. About the Technical Reviewer
  9. Acknowledgments
  10. Introduction
  11. Part I: The Digital World Reshapes and Disrupts
    1. Chapter 1: The Digital Darkroom Is Born
      1. From Display to Photoshop
      2. The World Wide Web Opens Doorways
      3. The First Digital Cameras
      4. Enter Kodak Photo CD
      5. More Digital Cameras Emerge
      6. Film Hangs In There, Supported by Digital Editing Software
    2. Chapter 2: The Lost Connection
      1. From DSLR to Desktop
      2. The Limitations of Input Devices
      3. The Keyboard
      4. The Mouse
      5. Other Devices
      6. The Desktop, a Specialized Creative Space That Confines Us
    3. Chapter 3: Touch Takes Hold
      1. Enter the iPhone
      2. The App Store Changes Everything
      3. A New Workflow is Born
      4. The Connection Between the iPhone and the Artist
  12. Part II: Mobile Disrupts The Digital Change
    1. Chapter 4: A New Art Form Is Born
      1. Intimate and Personal, Our Camera is Always with Us
      2. Our Experience is Tactile, We Create with Touch
      3. An Intimate Workflow
      4. Touch is Familiar and Natural
    2. Chapter 5: Tools, Tricks and Techniques for Creative iPhoneography
      1. The Master Shot
      2. Inspiration
      3. Composition
        1. Rule of Thirds
        2. Lines, Curves and Shapes
        3. Balance
        4. Negative Space
        5. Color
        6. Light
        7. Depth
        8. Symmetry and Patterns
        9. Framing
      4. Break the Rules and Experiment
      5. Must Have Apps for Creative iPhoneography and Artistry
      6. Shooting Apps
        1. Camera (iOS 9)
        2. Additional Shooting Modes in Apple Camera App (iOS 9)
        3. CAMERA+
        4. ProCAMERA
        5. vividHDR
      7. EDITING Apps
        1. Photos (iOS 9)
        2. Snapseed
        3. VSCO Cam
      8. SPECIAL EFFECTS
        1. Mextures
        2. Fragment – Prismatic effects
        3. ALIEN SKY
      9. Advanced Editing Power
        1. Enlight
      10. Peaceful Coexistence
    3. Chapter 6: Seeing Beyond Your Vision
      1. THOUGHT EXPERIMENTS
      2. COLOR VISUALIZATION
        1. DIRECTIONAL VISUALIZATION
        2. INSPIRATION
        3. IMAGINATION
      3. TOUCH EXPERIMENTS
        1. TOUCH EXPERIMENT 1: PORTRAIT EDITING
        2. TOUCH EXPERIMENT 2: LAYERING
        3. TOUCH EXPERIMENT 3: PAINTERLY APPROACH
      4. WALKABOUTS
      5. MISTAKES ARE GIFTS
    4. Chapter 7: Connecting With the Community
      1. Instagram
      2. Flickr
      3. Tumblr
      4. 500px
      5. Facebook
      6. Twitter
        1. Behance
        2. EyeEm
        3. Pinterest
        4. iCloud
        5. Google Photos
        6. Adobe Lightroom Mobile
      7. Where We Are Now
  13. Part III: Appendix
    1. Appendix A
      1. Shooting Apps
      2. Editing Apps
      3. Special Effects Apps
      4. Sharing Apps
      5. Community
  14. Index