Jeff Carlson is a columnist for the Seattle Times, a senior editor of TidBITS, and a frequent contributor to publications such as Macworld and Photographic Elements Techniques magazines. He is also the author of numerous books, including the previous edition of The iPad for Photographers, four editions of The iPad Pocket Guide, OS X Mountain Lion Pocket Guide, and Canon EOS-M: From Snapshots to Great Shots. Find more information at jeffcarlson.com, and follow him on Twitter and App.netat @jeffcarlson.
The iPad for Photographers: Master the Newest Tool in your Camera Bagby Jeff Carlson
With the iPad for Photographers
Apple’s popular iPad and iPad mini tablets are incredibly useful tools for photographers on the go. Instead of hauling a laptop, you can tuck a lightweight iPad in your camera bag and take advantage of its large screen, third-party software apps, and online access to effectively complete and share your work away from the studio.
With the iPad for Photographers, Second Edition, novice to pro shooters will discover everything that the iPad has to offer with simple step-by-step instructions and the latest real-world advice for:
- Importing photos from a camera or memory cards using the iPad Camera Connection Kit or Lightning Camera adapters.
- Transferring photos wirelessly while you’re shooting, using Wi-Fi SD cards or adapters, or controlling the camera remotely with devices such as the CamRanger and CameraMator.
- Organizing and rating images and assigning keyword tags in the field, and integrating them later with Adobe Photoshop Lightroom on your computer.
- Editing photos with iPhoto, Adobe Photoshop Touch, and other image adjustment tools.
- Using portfolio software to create and deliver impressive iPad presentations for prospective clients.
In this fully updated guide, photographers will learn other clever uses for their iPad including backing up photos in the field, tracking outdoor light conditions, and other techniques. Visit the book’s website at ipadforphotographers.com for updates and additional information.
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I was amazed at the first edition of The iPad for Photographers: Master the Newest Tool in your Camera Bag, and I put in an advance order for the second edition. I have been looking for ways to continue to take photographs with my DSLR, using the digital workflow I have established for myself using Adobe Lightroom, but adding in an iPad instead of a laptop where possible, especially if I'm traveling. Jeff Carlson has written a clear, intelligent and thorough book which gives me exactly the kind of information I am looking for, but also examines many other photographic possibilities for the iPad, including using it to take photographs, editing on it, creating portfolios and many other possibilities. He recommends a number of apps which I had found on my own and found to be excellent. In the second edition, he has also added QR codes for easy access to all the apps which he suggests. The book is a delight and extremely useful.
This is a wonderful book that covers one of my favorite devices with one of my favorite activities: iPod and digital photography. Ever since I first started using iPod (the first generation) I was immediately struck with its potential as a tool for digital photographers. Its relatively large screen for a mobile device and a very responsive touch interface make it seem like a product that was created precisely with digital photography in mind. However, due to its many hardware restrictions using it for anything except basic editing of the pictures taken by the iPad itself can be rather tricky. In terms of both its hardware capabilities and the new apps iPad has come a long way since those early days. Nonetheless, it still poses a challenge in terms of a smooth and fully-capable companion for serious and semi-serious photographers. “The iPad for Photographers” is a great book for anyone interested in getting the best up-to-date advice on how to use iPad for digital photography. It is very clearly and accessibly written, and it has plenty of detailed step-by-step examples aimed at beginners. The book also covers a lot of material that even the seasoned photographers and/or iPad users could find very useful. For instance, it alerted me to several tricks, apps and devices that I didn’t know existed. The book is also very elegantly designed, with very clear color illustrations and photographs. These are both pedagogical as well as artful, adding to this book’s overall value. The author also has a very up-to-date site where all the latest information on this topic can be found. This is already book’s second edition, and it’s fair to assume when in the near future, when Apple comes with an even more advanced version of iPad, we’ll be treated to the third edition. Hopefully there is also a very powerful version of Photshop in the works for the improved hardware (one that can handle 20 megapixel RAW images for instance) – that is when I’ll seriously consider ditching photo editing on a computer and embrace iPad as the go-to photo companion for good. Great book that can be a very valuable resource for all photography/iPad enthusiasts.