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iPad and iPhone Digital Photography Tips and Tricks

Easily Unlock the Power of Digital Photography on Your iPad or iPhone

Discover hundreds of tips and tricks you can use right away to capture, edit, and share amazing
photos with your iPad or iPhone!

This easy-to-understand guide teaches you all the iOS skills and photographic techniques you need to go far beyond snapshots. ...

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Overview

iPad and iPhone Digital Photography Tips and Tricks

Easily Unlock the Power of Digital Photography on Your iPad or iPhone

Discover hundreds of tips and tricks you can use right away to capture, edit, and share amazing
photos with your iPad or iPhone!

This easy-to-understand guide teaches you all the iOS skills and photographic techniques you need to go far beyond snapshots. Whatever you’re shooting–portraits, candids, babies, sports, pets, landscapes, vacations, nature, anything–it will help you get incredible results. Then, you’ll master more ways to share your images than ever before: at home, in print, online, in the cloud, everywhere.

You’ll learn how to squeeze maximum performance out of your iPhone or iPad’s built-in cameras and photo apps, and discover low-cost apps and tools for doing even more. Whether you’ve been taking iPhone/iPad photos for years or you’re just starting out, you’ll have way more fun and get way better results!

Here are just some of what this book’s tips, tricks, and strategies will help you do:

• Get awesome results with the built-in Camera and Photo apps

• Master 10 easy strategies for taking better iPhone/iPad photos

• Use the Grid and Rule of Thirds to professionally compose and frame your shots

• Choose the best shooting angle and perspective for every image

• Capture great photos in low light

• Make the most of built-in flash or HDR mode

• Take great group shots and baby pictures

• Shoot sporting events without blurring

• Efficiently view, organize, edit, and share pictures with the Photo app

• Transform “just OK” images into great photos with the optional iPhoto app

• Discover great low-cost tools, from image editors to lights, lenses, and tripods

• Showcase photos on your high-def television

• Easily create online galleries and animated digital slideshows

• Back up your latest images, and share them with all your Apple devices

• Share online iCloud-based Photo Streams with friends, family, and nobody else

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780789753120
  • Publisher: Que
  • Publication date: 4/2/2014
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 368
  • Sales rank: 398,971
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Jason R. Rich (www.JasonRich.com) is the best-selling author of more than 55 books as well as a frequent contributor to a handful of major daily newspapers, national magazines, and popular websites. He’s also an accomplished photographer, blogger, and an avid Apple iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, and Mac user.

Jason R. Rich is the author of the books Your iPad at Work, Fourth Edition, as well as iPad and iPhone Tips and Tricks, Third Edition, both published by Que Publishing. He has also written How to Do Everything MacBook Air, How to Do Everything iCloud, Second Edition, and How to Do Everything iPhone 5 for McGraw-Hill, and Ultimate Guide to YouTube for Business for Entrepreneur Press.

Jason R. Rich has written more than 160 feature-length how-to articles, covering the Apple iPhone and iPad, which you can read free online at the Que Publishing website. Visit www.iOSArticles.com and click on the Articles tab. You can also follow Jason R. Rich on Twitter (@JasonRich7) or read his blog, called Jason Rich’s Featured App of the Week, to learn about new and useful iPhone and iPad apps (www.FeaturedAppOfTheWeek.com).

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Table of Contents

CHAPTER 1 PREPARE YOUR iPHONE OR iPAD TO TAKE AWESOME PHOTOS

THERE’S A LOT MORE YOU CAN DO WITH THE PHOTOS YOU TAKE USING YOUR iPHONE OR iPAD

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY IS BOTH A SKILL AND AN ART FORM

WHAT YOU NEED TO GET STARTED AS A MOBILE DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHER

MAKE SURE YOU HAVE POWER

HAVE ADEQUATE STORAGE

ADD SOME APPS OR ACCESSORIES

PLACES TO SHOW OFF YOUR PHOTOS

DEVELOP YOUR PHOTOGRAPHER’S EYE

START TAKING PICTURES USING THE CAMERA APP

CHAPTER 2 SNAP PHOTOS USING THE CAMERA APP

WAYS TO LAUNCH THE CAMERA APP

LAUNCH THE CAMERA APP FROM THE LOCK SCREEN

LAUNCH THE CAMERA APP FROM THE HOME SCREEN

LAUNCH THE CAMERA APP FROM THE CONTROL CENTER

LAUNCH THE CAMERA APP FROM MULTITASKING MODE

OVERVIEW OF THE CAMERA APP

USING THE VIEWFINDER

PREVIEW THE IMAGE YOU JUST SHOT

SWITCH BETWEEN THE FRONT- AND REAR-FACING CAMERAS

SWITCH BETWEEN PORTRAIT AND LANDSCAPE MODES

ACTIVATE THE AE/AF SENSOR AND SENSOR LOCK

ZOOM IN ON YOUR SUBJECT

ENHANCE IMAGES AS YOU SHOOT USING HDR MODE

HOW TO UTILIZE THE GRID FEATURE

THE CAMERA APP’S SHOOTING MODES

SLO-MO (iPHONE 5S ONLY)

VIDEO

PHOTO

SQUARE

PANO (iPHONE ONLY)

BURST (iPHONE 5S, iPAD AIR, AND iPAD MINI WITH RETINA DISPLAY ONLY)

WORK WITH FILTERS

USE THE iPHONE’S FLASH

TAKE PANORAMIC PHOTOS FROM YOUR iPHONE

CUSTOMIZE THE CAMERA APP FROM WITHIN SETTINGS

TURN ON/OFF PHOTO GEOTAGGING

THE 10-STEP CAMERA APP RECAP

YOU NOW HAVE THE SKILL; LET’S GET CREATIVE

CHAPTER 3 TEN STRATEGIES TO QUICKLY IMPROVE YOUR PICTURE-TAKING SKILLS

LET YOUR PHOTOS TELL A STORY

TEN STRATEGIES USED BY PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHERS THAT YOU CAN QUICKLY LEARN

#1–AVOID THE MOST COMMON MISTAKE MADE BY AMATEUR PHOTOGRAPHERS

#2–USE THE RULE OF THIRDS WHEN FRAMING YOUR SHOTS

#3–PAY ATTENTION TO YOUR PRIMARY LIGHT SOURCE AND USE IT TO YOUR ADVANTAGE

#4–CHANGE YOUR SHOOTING ANGLE AND/OR PERSPECTIVE

#5–TAKE ADVANTAGE OF WHAT’S IN THE FOREGROUND, THE BACKGROUND, AND TO THE SIDES OF YOUR INTENDED SUBJECT

#6–TIMING IS CRITICAL: BE AT THE RIGHT PLACE, AT THE RIGHT TIME, AND BE READY TO TAKE PICTURES

#7–TAKE PICTURES OF SIGNS TO SET THE SCENE AND SHOW WHERE YOU’VE BEEN

#8–TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE ZOOM

#9–WATCH OUT FOR UNWANTED SHADOWS

#10–USE THE AE/AF SENSOR TO YOUR ADVANTAGE

AS THE PHOTOGRAPHER, BE AWARE OF EVERYTHING

CHAPTER 4 TAKE AWESOME PICTURES IN LOW LIGHT

COMPENSATE FOR LOW LIGHT WHEN TAKING PICTURES

KNOW WHEN AND HOW TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE iPHONE’S BUILT-IN FLASH

WHEN USING THE iPHONE’S FLASH, PAY ATTENTION TO ITS EFFECTIVE FLASH RANGE

CONSIDER OTHER HAZARDS OF USING THE iPHONE’S FLASH

USE THE FLASH’S ON/OFF OR AUTO SETTINGS

THE CAMERA APP’S HDR SHOOTING MODE

CHAPTER 5 OVERCOME COMMON PICTURE-TAKING CHALLENGES

STRATEGIES FOR TAKING PICTURES OF PEOPLE

TAKE POSED PHOTOS OF PEOPLE

SHOOT CANDID SHOTS THAT FEATURE PEOPLE

TIPS FOR CAPTURING THE PERFECT GROUP SHOT

CAPTURE ADORABLE BABY PICTURES

TAKE PROFESSIONAL LOOKING PICTURES OF ANIMALS

SHOOT IN-FOCUS IMAGES WHEN YOUR SUBJECT IS MOVING

STRATEGIES FOR TAKING PICTURES AT SPORTING EVENTS

SHOOT IN-FOCUS IMAGES WHEN YOU (THE PHOTOGRAPHER) ARE IN MOTION

OVERCOME PROBLEMS ASSOCIATED WITH SHOOTING THROUGH GLASS

USE YOUR CREATIVITY WHEN SHOOTING LANDMARKS, BUILDINGS, AND INANIMATE OBJECTS

CAPTURE THE BEST PANORAMIC SHOTS POSSIBLE WITH YOUR iPHONE

STRATEGIES FOR TAKING CLOSE-UP IMAGES USING THE ZOOM

USE REFLECTIONS TO YOUR ADVANTAGE

GIVE YOUR PHOTOS A SENSE OF SCALE AND DEPTH

MAKE YOUR VACATION PHOTOS AS MEMORABLE AS YOUR ACTUAL TRIP

WHAT TO DO IF TOO MUCH LIGHT KEEPS YOU FROM SEEING THE iPHONE OR iPAD’S VIEWFINDER

CHAPTER 6 VIEW, ORGANIZE, EDIT, AND SHARE PICTURES USING THE PHOTOS APP

ORGANIZE YOUR DIGITAL IMAGES USING THE PHOTOS APP

VIEW THE IMAGES STORED ON YOUR iPHONE OR iPAD

CREATE AND VIEW ALBUMS

WORK WITH SHARED IMAGES VIA iCLOUD

EDIT AND ENHANCE YOUR IMAGES

THE PHOTOS APP’S IMAGE EDITING AND ENHANCEMENT TOOLS

SHARE IMAGES FROM THE PHOTOS APP

THE SHARE MENU

USE THE MAIL APP TO SEND IMAGES

USE AIRDROP TO WIRELESSLY SHARE IMAGES

IMPORT IMAGES INTO THE PHOTOS APP FROM YOUR DIGITAL CAMERA OR ITS SD MEMORY CARD

APPLE’S iPHOTO APP OFFERS EVEN MORE FUNCTIONALITY

CHAPTER 7 EXPAND YOUR PHOTO EDITING TOOLBOX WITH iPHOTO

OVERVIEW OF THE iPHOTO APP

VIEW, EDIT, AND ENHANCE YOUR PHOTOS

WORK WITH AN INDIVIDUAL IMAGE

USE THE CROP TOOL

USE THE BRUSH TOOLS

WORK WITH TAGS TO ORGANIZE AND QUICKLY LOCATE IMAGES

SHARE AND PRINT YOUR PHOTOS

SYNC PHOTOS VIA iTUNES

SHARE PHOTOS USING BEAM

CREATE PRINTS FROM iPHOTO

CREATE WEB JOURNALS TO SHOWCASE YOUR PHOTOS

EDIT A WEB JOURNAL

ADD ADDITIONAL ELEMENTS TO YOUR WEB JOURNAL

PUBLISH YOUR WEB JOURNAL

SHOWCASE DAZZLING ANIMATED SLIDESHOWS USING iPHOTO

DESIGN YOUR OWN PHOTO BOOKS

MORE REASONS TO USE iPHOTO

CHAPTER 8 PHOTOGRAPHY APPS THAT ENHANCE YOUR PICTURE-TAKING CAPABILITIES

CAMERA APP ALTERNATIVES

CAMERA PLUS

CAMERA! AWESOME

CAMERA+

CYCLORAMIC STUDIO 360 PANORAMA

HIPSTAMATIC

PRO HDR

PROCAM 2

SNAPPYCAM PRO

SO MANY MORE PHOTOGRAPHY APPS ARE AT YOUR DISPOSAL

CHAPTER 9 PHOTOGRAPHY APPS THAT EXPAND YOUR PHOTO EDITING AND ENHANCEMENT CAPABILITIES

THIRD-PARTY PHOTO EDITING AND IMAGE ENHANCEMENT APPS

ADOBE PHOTOSHOP TOUCH

AFTERLIGHT

PHOTO EDITOR-

PHOTOTOASTER

PICSHOP HD PHOTO EDITOR

SPECIALIZED APPS ENABLE YOU TO CREATE UNIQUE SPECIAL EFFECTS

MIX AND MATCH PHOTOGRAPHY APPS TO GET THE RESULTS YOU NEED

CHAPTER 10 USE OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES TO IMPROVE YOUR PICTURES

PHOTOGRAPHY-RELATED ACCESSORIES YOU CAN’T DO WITHOUT

CLIP-ON LENSES FROM OLLOCLIP

PORTABLE TRIPODS FROM JOBY

THE XSHOT AND LOOQ ONE-HANDED CAMERA EXTENDERS

EXTERNAL CONTINUOUS LIGHTING SOLUTIONS AND iPHONE FLASH ALTERNATIVES

USE A PRESSURE-SENSITIVE STYLUS WHEN EDITING YOUR PHOTOS

USE YOUR iPHONE OR iPAD AS A REMOTE SHUTTER BUTTON TRIGGER FOR YOUR DIGITAL SLR CAMERA

CHAPTER 11 CREATE PRINTS FROM YOUR iPHONE/iPAD PHOTOS

CREATE PRINTS FROM HOME USING AN AIRPRINT-COMPATIBLE PHOTO PRINTER

CHOOSE AN AIRPRINT-COMPATIBLE PHOTO PRINTER THAT MEETS YOUR NEEDS

SEND IMAGES TO AN AIRPRINT PRINTER FROM YOUR iPHONE OR iPAD

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT PHOTO PAPER

HOW TO SAVE MONEY ON PHOTO PRINTER INK

HAVE PRINTS CREATED AT A ONE-HOUR PHOTO LAB

USE THE COSTCO APP TO ORDER PRINTS FROM YOUR iPHONE OR iPAD

ORDER PRINTS FROM AN ONLINE-BASED PHOTO LAB

CHAPTER 12 SHARE YOUR DIGITAL PHOTOS ONLINE

SHARE IMAGES THROUGH AN ONLINE SOCIAL NETWORKING SERVICE

PUBLISH PHOTOS ON FACEBOOK

SHARE ONE IMAGE AT A TIME ON TWITTER

SHARE IMAGES USING INSTAGRAM

SHARE GROUPS OF IMAGES USING AN ONLINE PHOTO SHARING SERVICE

QUICKLY EMAIL UP TO FIVE IMAGES AT A TIME TO SPECIFIC PEOPLE

SEND IMAGES VIA EMAIL FROM THE PHOTOS APP

SEND IMAGES VIA EMAIL FROM THE MAIL APP

MORE WAYS TO SHARE PHOTOS ONLINE

CHAPTER 13 DISCOVER iCLOUD’S MY PHOTO STREAM AND SHARED PHOTO STREAM

USE THE MY PHOTO STREAM FEATURE

ACTIVATE iCLOUD’S MY PHOTO STREAM ON EACH OF YOUR iOS MOBILE DEVICES

MANAGE YOUR MY PHOTO STREAM ALBUM FROM YOUR iPHONE OR iPAD

SHARE SELECTED GROUPS OF IMAGES WITH OTHERS USING SHARED PHOTO STREAMS

CREATE A SHARED PHOTO STREAM

VIEW AND MANAGE SHARED PHOTO STREAMS FROM YOUR iPHONE OR iPAD

OTHER OPTIONS FOR SHARING GROUPS OF PHOTOS ONLINE

CHAPTER 14 OTHER WAYS TO SHARE YOUR DIGITAL PHOTOS

DISPLAY YOUR DIGITAL PHOTOS ON YOUR HD TELEVISION SET

DISPLAY DIGITAL IMAGES ON YOUR HD TELEVISION USING APPLE TV

DISPLAY IMAGES STORED ON YOUR iOS MOBILE DEVICE ON YOUR HD TELEVISION SET VIA AIRPLAY

CREATE YOUR OWN APPLE TV SCREENSAVER

DISPLAY AN IMAGE COLLAGE, ONE IMAGE AT A TIME, OR CREATE AN ANIMATED SLIDESHOW

DISPLAY IMAGES FROM YOUR iOS MOBILE DEVICE ON YOUR TELEVISION SET WITHOUT APPLE TV

TRANSFER IMAGES FROM YOUR iOS MOBILE DEVICE TO YOUR COMPUTER USING iTUNES SYNC

QUICKLY TRANSFER IMAGES BETWEEN iOS MOBILE DEVICES USING AIRDROP

PUT YOUR NEWFOUND KNOWLEDGE TO USE

9780789753120 TOC 2/25/2014

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 22, 2014

    Very good learning manual

    Exceptionally well organized. "Tips and tricks" is misleading--the book is really a full review of taking good photos with your iPhone/iPad.

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