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The Enthusiast's Guide to iPhone Photography

Book Description

If you’re a passionate photographer and you’re ready to take your work to the next level, The Enthusiast’s Guide book series was created just for you. Whether you’re diving head first into a new topic or exploring a classic theme, Enthusiast’s Guides are designed to help you quickly learn more about a topic or subject so that you can improve your photography.

The Enthusiast’s Guide to iPhone Photography: 63 Photographic Principles You Need to Know teaches you what you need to know in order to shoot great images with your iPhone. Chapters are broken down into numbered lessons, with each lesson providing all you need to improve your photography. Photographer and author Seán Duggan covers the iPhone's basic and advanced camera controls, the apps you need most for shooting and processing your images, and the principles you need to know in order to capture and share great, creative, beautiful images with your mobile device. Lessons include:

  • 4. Five Essential Apps You Need
  • 11. Capture Action with Burst Mode
  • 13. Portrait Mode
  • 34. Night Photography
  • 38. Double Exposures and Composites
  • 43. The Video Settings
  • 59. Share on Social Media

Written in a friendly and approachable manner, and illustrated with examples that drive home each lesson, The Enthusiast’s Guide to iPhone Photography is designed to be effective and efficient, friendly and fun. Read an entire chapter at once, or read just one topic at a time. With either approach, you’ll quickly learn a lot so you can head out with your camera to capture great shots.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title
  3. Copyright
  4. Dedication
  5. Contents
  6. Introduction
  7. Chapter 1 The Big Picture
    1. 1. Your iPhone is a Camera
    2. 2. Embrace the Possibilities
    3. 3. Know the Limits
    4. 4. Five Essential Photo Apps You Need
  8. Chapter 2 Know Your Camera
    1. 5. Know the Basic Controls
    2. 6. Understand Exposure to Control Exposure
    3. 7. Understanding How the Camera “Sees”
    4. 8. Adjust Exposure to Suit the Scene
    5. 9. Use HDR for High-Contrast Scenes
    6. 10. To Flash or not to Flash . . .
    7. 11. Capture Action with Burst Mode
    8. 12. Stretch Out with Panoramas
    9. 13. Portrait Mode
  9. Chapter 3 Composition Essentials
    1. 14. Vertical, Horizontal, or Square?
    2. 15. Look for Alternate Views
    3. 16. The Rule of Thirds
    4. 17. Explore the Consciously Centered Image
    5. 18. Create Depth with Foreground/Background Arrangements
    6. 19. Create Visual Paths with Leading Lines
    7. 20. Using the Frames within a Scene
    8. 21. Live on the Edge with Edge Compositions
    9. 22. Move the Horizon Line
    10. 23. Simplify with Negative Space and Minimalism
  10. Chapter 4 Looking at Light
    1. 24. Noticing the Qualities of Light
    2. 25. Type of Light: Natural or Artificial
    3. 26. The Position of the Sun
    4. 27. The Direction of the Light
    5. 28. The Color of the Light
    6. 29. Using White Balance to Modify the Color of Light
    7. 30. Simple Ways to Add Light to a Scene
  11. Chapter 5 Creative Explorations
    1. 31. Landscape Photography
    2. 32. Picturing the City
    3. 33. Street Photography
    4. 34. Night Photography
    5. 35. Long Exposures and Motion Blur
    6. 36. Close-Up and Macro Photography
    7. 37. Portraits and People Photography
    8. 38. Food Photography
    9. 39. Double Exposures and Composites
    10. 40. Exploring Every Day
  12. Chapter 6 Capturing Motion with Video
    1. 41. Choose a Video Orientation
    2. 42. Record a Video
    3. 43. Understand the Video Settings
    4. 44. Review and Trim a Video
    5. 45. Capture and Edit a Slow-Motion Video
    6. 46. Shoot a Time-lapse Video
  13. Chapter 7 Insights on Processing
    1. 47. Look at the image
    2. 48. Working with the Tonal Range
    3. 49. The Importance of Contrast
    4. 50. Fine-tune the color
    5. 51. Global versus Local Adjustments
    6. 52. Explore a Black-and-White View
    7. 53. Blurring effects
    8. 54. Textures, Edge Effects, and Borders
    9. 55. Diptychs, Triptychs, and Mirrored Images
    10. 56. Collages and Photo Composites
    11. 57. Shooting in Raw for Enhanced Processing Possibilities
  14. Chapter 8 Share Your Photos
    1. 58. Understand the iOS Sharing Features
    2. 59. Share on Social Media
    3. 60. #Hashtags 101
    4. 61. Jazz up Your Posts with Design
    5. 62. Photo Cards and Books
    6. 63. Printing Your Images