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The Art of iPhone Photography

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The Art of iPhone Photography explores how 45 of today's best iPhonegraphers from around the world conceived, composed, and created some of their finest and best-known pieces-all in their own words. Through an understanding of the artists' visions, creative decisions, and techniques, beginning through advanced iPhoneographers will immediately be able to apply what they learn and take their own photographic art to the next level.

Always on, always at hand, and inconspicuously deployed, today's smartphones empower us to record the world in ever newer and more personal ways. By leveraging the photo-editing applications found on the iPhone, professional and amateur photographers alike are able to create not only editorial imagery, but also creative art.

"Nicki Fitz-Gerald and Bob Weil, at iPhoneographyCentral.com, have built a community dedicated to the burgeoning collaboration between art and technology that is iPhoneography. Their site, and now this book, offer extensive, in-depth tutorials both for budding iPhoneographers looking to advance their craft, and professionals attempting to harness a new toolkit in service of their vision.

What they bring to the table is their belief that 'revealing the man behind the curtain' does not diminish the teacher. Technique does not the artist make, but it does enable the newcomer to find his or her own voice. With thousands of apps available and more flooding the market daily, every new iPhoneographer wonders, What apps should I use? The answer to that question is so complex, with so many variables, that an illustrated tutorial such as this becomes an invaluable tool. There is really nothing like it.

It does not offer the advice of a single artist or showcase images from a small artistic segment. Indeed, it offers up stories, knowledge, tips, and secrets from many of the key players in the formation of this movement, showcasing more than 40 artists and tutorials and 80 pages of iPhonic art."


- Daria Polichetti, Co-Founder of Los Angeles Mobile Arts Festival

Table of Contents

  1. Cover Page
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Dedication
  5. TABLE OF CONTENTS
  6. FOREWORD
    1. iPhone Art: The Collision of Art and Technology
  7. INTRODUCTION
    1. Why another iPhone photography book?
    2. How can this book help me produce better images?
    3. What next?
  8. Tutorials • Part 1: Photography
    1. PAULA GARDENER • UNITED KINGDOM
      1. Study A: Mr. G
        1. What You’ll Learn
        2. What You’ll Need
        3. Back Story
        4. The Process
        5. Summary
      2. Study B: Laughter and Smiles
        1. What You’ll Learn
        2. What You’ll Need
        3. Back Story
        4. The Process
        5. Summary
    2. JACK HOLLINGSWORTH • UNITED STATES
      1. What You’ll Learn
        1. What You’ll Need
        2. Back Story
        3. The Process
        4. My Favorite App: Camera+
        5. Summary
    3. CHRISTINE SIROIS • UNITED STATES
      1. What You’ll Learn
      2. What You’ll Need
      3. Back Story
      4. The Process
      5. My Favorite Apps: Iris Photo Suite and Snapseed
      6. Summary
    4. DOUG MCNAMEE • UNITED STATES
      1. What You’ll Learn
      2. What You’ll Need
      3. Back Story
      4. The Process
      5. Summary
    5. SHELDON SERKIN • UNITED STATES
      1. What You’ll Learn
      2. What You’ll Need
      3. Back Story
      4. The Process
      5. My Favorite App: Juxtaposer
      6. Summary
    6. DAVID INGRAHAM · UNITED STATES
      1. What You’ll Learn
      2. What You’ll Need
      3. Back Story
      4. The Process
      5. My Favorite App: ScratchCam FX
      6. Summary
    7. MARIAN RUBIN · UNITED STATES
      1. What You’ll Learn
      2. What You’ll Need
      3. Back Story
      4. The Process
      5. Summary
    8. CECILY CACEU · UNITED STATES
      1. What You’ll Learn
      2. What You’ll Need
      3. Back Story
      4. The Process
      5. My Process
      6. Summary
    9. DANIEL BERMAN · CANADA
      1. What You’ll Learn
      2. What You’ll Need
      3. Back Story
      4. The Process
      5. My Favorite App: Filterstorm
      6. Summary
    10. RAD DREW • UNITED STATES
      1. What You’ll Learn
      2. What You’ll Need
      3. Back Story
      4. The Process
      5. Summary
    11. LINDSEY THOMPSON · UNITED KINGDOM
      1. What You’ll Learn
      2. What You’ll Need
      3. Back Story
      4. The Process
      5. Example Macro Images
      6. General Tips
        1. Macro Lens Care
        2. Starting Off
        3. Get Close
        4. Focus
        5. Light and Position
        6. Surroundings
        7. Shooting
        8. Don’t Miss Out
        9. A New View
        10. Post-Processing
        11. Projects and Series
      7. My Favorite App: Camera+
      8. Summary
    12. NETTIE EDWARDS • UNITED KINGDOM
      1. What You’ll Learn
        1. What You’ll Need
        2. Back Story
        3. The Process
        4. My Favorite App: Image Blender
        5. Summary
    13. Gallery
  9. Tutorials • Part 2: Illustration and Fine Art
    1. KIMBERLY POST ROWE · UNITED STATES
      1. What You’ll Learn
      2. What You’ll Need
      3. Back Story
      4. The Process
      5. Summary
    2. J.Q. GAINES • UNITED STATES
      1. What You’ll Learn
      2. What You’ll Need
      3. Back Story
      4. The Process
      5. My Favorite App: SketchBook Pro
      6. Summary
    3. LIZ GRILLI • UNITED STATES
      1. What You’ll Learn
      2. What You’ll Need
      3. Back Story
      4. The Process
      5. My Favorite App: Pixlr Express PLUS
      6. Summary
    4. DAN MARCOLINA • UNITED STATES
      1. What You’ll Learn
      2. What You’ll Need
      3. Back Story
      4. The Process
      5. My Favorite Apps: Vintage Scene and Snapseed
      6. Summary
    5. ADRIA ELLIS · UNITED STATES
      1. What You’ll Learn
      2. What You’ll Need
      3. Back Story
      4. The Process
      5. My Favorite App: Iris Photo Suite (iPad version)
      6. Summary
    6. SUSAN BLASE · UNITED STATES
      1. What You’ll Learn
      2. Back Story
      3. Study A: Flowers in December
        1. What You’ll Need
        2. The Process
      4. Study B: Spent
        1. What You’ll Need
        2. The Process
        3. My Favorite App: Lumiè
        4. Summary
    7. SOUICHI FURUSHO · JAPAN
      1. What You’ll Learn
      2. What You’ll Need
      3. Back Story
      4. The Process
      5. My Favorite App: Iris Photo Suite (iPhone version)
      6. Summary
    8. MUTABLEND · JAPAN
      1. What You’ll Learn
      2. What You’ll Need
      3. Back Story
      4. The Process
      5. My Creative Process
      6. Summary
    9. GEORGE POLITIS · AUSTRALIA
      1. What You’ll Learn
      2. What You’ll Need
      3. Back Story
      4. The Process
      5. My Favorite App: Superimpose
      6. Summary
    10. BENAMON TAME · UNITED KINGDOM
      1. What You’ll Learn
      2. What You’ll Need
      3. Back Story
      4. The Process
      5. My Favorite App: Iris Photo Suite (iPhone version)
      6. Summary
    11. DAX CURNEW · CANADA
      1. What You’ll Learn
      2. What You’ll Need
      3. Back Story
      4. The Process
      5. My Favorite App: Superimpose
      6. Summary
    12. EDINA HEROLD · HUNGARY
      1. What You’ll Learn
      2. What You’ll Need
      3. Back Story
      4. The Process
      5. My Favorite App: Picfx
      6. Summary
    13. MARKUS RIVERA · UNITED STATES
      1. What You’ll Learn
      2. What You’ll Need
      3. Back Story
      4. The Process
      5. My Favorite App: Juxtaposer
      6. Summary
    14. ROBERT HEROLD · HUNGARY
      1. What You’ll Learn
      2. What You’ll Need
      3. Back Story
      4. The Process
      5. My Favorite App: Filterstorm
      6. Summary
    15. BHARAT DARJI · UNITED KINGDOM
      1. What You’ll Learn
      2. What You’ll Need
      3. Back Story
      4. The Process
      5. My Favorite App: Photoforge2
      6. Summary
    16. DANIELE MARTIRE · ITALY
      1. What You’ll Learn
      2. What You’ll Need
      3. Back Story
      4. The Process
      5. My Favorite App: PhotoWizard-Photo Editor
      6. Summary
    17. HELENE GOLDBERG · UNITED STATES
      1. What You’ll Learn
      2. What You’ll Need
      3. Back Story
      4. The Process
      5. My Favorite App: ArtRage
      6. Summary
    18. MISSPIXELS · CANADA
      1. What You’ll Learn
      2. What You’ll Need
      3. Back Story
      4. The Process
      5. My Favorite APP: Diptic
      6. Summary
    19. LYNETTE JACKSON · UNITED STATES
      1. What You’ll Learn
      2. What You’ll Need
      3. Back Story
      4. The Process
      5. Summary
    20. JOSÉ ANTÓNIO FUNDO · PORTUGAL
      1. What You’ll Learn
      2. What You’ll Need
      3. Back Story
      4. The Process
      5. My Favorite App: SketchBook Mobile
      6. Summary
    21. NICKI FITZ-GERALD · UNITED KINGDOM
      1. What You’ll Learn
      2. What You’ll Need
      3. Back Story
      4. The Process
      5. Summary
    22. BOB WEIL · UNITED STATES
      1. What You’ll Learn
      2. What You’ll Need
      3. Back Story
      4. The Process
      5. My Favorite App: Superimpose
      6. Summary
    23. ALAN KASTNER · JAPAN
      1. What You’ll Learn
      2. What You’ll Need
      3. Back Story
      4. The Process
      5. My Favorite App: Slow Shutter Cam
      6. Summary
    24. CINDY PATRICK · UNITED STATES
      1. What You’ll Learn
      2. What You’ll Need
      3. Back Story
      4. The Process
      5. My Favorite App: Slow Shutter Cam
      6. Summary
    25. KERRYN BENBOW · AUSTRALIA
      1. What You’ll Learn
      2. What You’ll Need
      3. Back Story
      4. The Process
      5. Summary
    26. ELAINE NIMMO · UNITED STATES
      1. What You’ll Learn
      2. What You’ll Need
      3. Back Story
      4. The Process
      5. My Favorite App: Snapseed
      6. Summary
    27. ADE SANTORA · INDONESIA
      1. What You’ll Learn
      2. What You’ll Need
      3. Back Story
      4. The Process
      5. My Favorite Apps
      6. Summary
    28. LOLA MITCHELL · UNITED STATES
      1. What You’ll Learn
      2. What You’ll Need
      3. Back Story
      4. The Process
      5. My Favorite App: Image Blender
      6. Summary
    29. CARLEIN VAN DER BEEK · THE NETHERLANDS
      1. What You’ll Learn
      2. What You’ll Need
      3. Back Story
      4. The Process
      5. My Favorite App: Superimpose
      6. Summary
    30. JOHNNY ECKÓ · NORWAY
      1. What You’ll Learn
      2. What You’ll Need
      3. Back Story
      4. The Process
      5. My Favorite App: Juxtaposer
      6. Summary
    31. KAREN DIVINE · UNITED STATES
      1. What You’ll Learn
      2. What You’ll Need
      3. Back Story
      4. The Process
      5. My Favorite App: Juxtaposer
      6. Summary
    32. MELISSA VINCENT · UNITED STATES
      1. What You’ll Learn
      2. What You’ll Need
      3. Back Story
      4. The Process
      5. My Favorite App: Photo fx
      6. Summary
    33. MARIE MATTHEWS · UNITED STATES
      1. What You’ll Learn
      2. What You’ll Need
      3. Back Story
      4. The Process
      5. My Favorite App: Superimpose
      6. Summary
  10. Appendix 1: Apps Used in this Book
  11. Appendix 2: Quick Guide to Techniques, Filters, and Effects Used in the Book
  12. ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
  13. Footnote