Chapter 4. Filters, Effects, and Recipes

iPhone photography is often about instant gratification. You snap a photo, and a split second later, you’re staring at the image in the palm of your hand. That’s a thrill, but it’s nothing next to the rush you’ll get from grabbing that photo on your iPhone and then tapping here, swiping there, and transforming your image with the sort of deliciously blurred background that professionals get with their expensive single-lens reflex (SLR) cameras and lenses. You can achieve that sort of look, and many comparable ones, with just your iPhone camera and a well-stocked camera bag of iPhone photography apps. Instant gratification, indeed.

If there’s a prototypical iPhone photography app, it’s an app designed to ...

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