iPhone Digital Photography


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A guide to using your iPhone 5 digital camera for taking great photos!

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iPhone Digital Photography

  1. 1. Getting Started  I’ve been working on an iPhone 5 Version 7.0.3 for this project  In the past I have used both traditional film and digital cameras , but it wasn’t until I got an iPhone with a built in camera that I began to get excited about taking photos  Now I’m pretty much an obsessive compulsive photographer, and shoot nearly every day. Most of my favourites I post to Facebook or Flickr, but that’s about as far as I take my work.
  2. 2. On camera effects and editing Before taking a shot, you can select the following options: 1. LIGHTING: From the top left of the screen, you can turn the flash to ON, OFF or AUTO. Flash is useless on objects more than a metre or so away but comes in handy to ‘fill-in’ shadowy areas. 2. HDR: High Dynamic Range captures a greater vibrancy between lightest and darkest areas of an image. It will pick up more texture, for example, in a sky or washed out area.
  3. 3. Regular vs HDR skies
  4. 4. 3. Rotate camera lens front-to-rear: Shoot what is in front of you or take a ‘selfie’ by pressing the camera image at top right. Note that in the second option, you’re seeing a mirror image and on the actual photo rights and lefts will be reversed
  5. 5.  4. Filters: Press the 3 interlocking circles icon at the bottom right to bring up 9 filters you can choose from.  Select one of these before or after you shoot. To the right is a screen shot of what the photo viewfinder sees when you choose the filter button before shooting Filters cannot be applied to panoramas or videos
  6. 6. Fade filter option
  7. 7. Chrome filter option More on this later…
  8. 8. 5. Scroll along the bottom of your screen viewer to set the camera to VIDEO, PHOTO, SQUARE and PANO The PANORAMIC option allows for a 180° view. Hold the camera in the upright (portrait) orientation, and turn your body all the way to your left. Press the photo button and a horizontal line and  will appear mid-screen. Pan slowly and steadily to your right, without stopping, aiming to keep the arrow on the horizontal line. Release your finger when done. Any photo can be cropped square or rectangular when editing afterward.
  9. 9. Panoramic View Panorama shots tend to have a flattening and curving effect on scenery so shooting a smaller range, less than 180 degrees, often gives a better result.
  10. 10. Other features  There is also a ‘burst’ shooting feature that allows multiple photos to be taken in rapid succession simply by keeping the shutter depressed. This is excellent for photographing sports, pets and other moving subjects.  When photographing in PHOTO or SQUARE mode, zoom in by touching two fingers to the screen and stretching them apart. Note that zooming will make images less sharp and more pixelated.
  11. 11. Editing photos on the iPhone
  12. 12. Editing tools From your camera roll select a picture to work from At top right of your screen select ‘Edit’ Across the bottom of your screen will appear 5 icons for editing tools •Rotate •Enhance •Filter •Remove Red Eye •Crop
  13. 13. Rotate Not hard to figure out
  14. 14. Enhance Click on the magic wand Colours will appear brighter and darker If you don’t like the effect, click the wand again If you do like the effect, click ‘Save’ at top right
  15. 15. Black & White Filters Mono Tonal Noir •Many grey and black tones, fewer white •Darks appear quite strong •Many min-tone greys, softer values •Fewer deep blacks & bright whites •More texture in dark areas •Higher contrast between black and white •Few tones of grey in between •Whites appear over-exposed
  16. 16. Colour Filters Fade – greyer, muted values Chrome – brighter, more vibrant, like Kodachrome slides Process – turquoise, cooler hues Transfer – golden, warmer hues Instant - greener, earthier hues, like Instamatic film
  17. 17. Let’s compare differences FADE CHROME TRANSFER PROCESS INSTANT
  18. 18. A Few Examples FADE CHROME
  19. 19. Normal vs Fade
  20. 20. Normal, Chrome & Tonal
  21. 21. The filters can be applied before or after you shoot. Don’t forget to try the enhance wand too!
  22. 22. Tap the eye icon and a message will appear at the bottom: “Tap each red-eye. Tap again to undo.” Remember you can use two fingers to zoom in for a more accurate result iPhoto has a built in face recognition program, which makes it nearly impossible to remove bright dots from areas other than faces.
  23. 23. Cropping MANUAL ASPECT GRID Tighten your view of the subject •Choose from preset sizes •Touch screen to center image within that size & shape •Allows for balanced composition •Follow Principle of Thirds •Remove clutter and distractions •Zoom in on subject Remember you can crop in iPhoto on your computer as well
  24. 24. Original flaming tree
  25. 25. Now you are ready to shoot!