The iPhone camera is a sophisticated device that has compelled millions of people worldwide to take a new or renewed interest in photography. Most of us now have a tiny yet highly competent camera in a pocket or purse at all times these days, and we use it to grab shots of people, places, and things more and more often as the technology improves. In The iPhone Photographer: How to Take Professional Photographs with Your iPhone, published by Amherst Media, author Michael Fagans deconstructs photos taken in 60 scenarios-with a diverse array of subjects, in changing lighting conditions, in places that present unique challenges-showing you how to use solid, traditional photographic techniques to create great shots. Fagans will teach you the basics of creating a great photo and he will show you that an iPhone, with the aid of apps, can mimic looks achieved by vintage cameras, a range of lenses, and countless filters.
In this book, Fagans teaches you how to use free and low-cost apps and Instagram options to re-create vintage-photo effects that you'd achieve with the Holga (a plastic vintage camera known for its unexpected lens distortion) and medium-format cameras. You'll learn how to choose and use digital lenses, filters, and effects-and combine and re-combine them-to intensify color and contrast, de-saturate color, introduce lens aberrations, play with the grain and color cast in the image, and much, much more. And Fagans will show you how to use traditional, professional artificial lighting sources such as a large softbox along with a professional image-editing platform like Photoshop to refine your message. Additionally, the book is peppered with inspiring quotes from Ansel Adams, Minor White, and countless other photographic visionaries that speak to the heart of photography.