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Smart phone smart photography : simple techniques for taking incredible pictures with iPhone and Android / Jo Bradford.
Publication Information:
London : CICO Books, 2018.

Physical Description:
144 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
General Note:
Includes index.


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771 BRA Book Adult General Collection

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There's a saying in the photography world that the best camera for the job is the one you have with you when a photo opportunity arises. Thanks to the boom in camera-phone technology, today we're lucky enough to have a camera at hand to capture all those incredible moments. But are you making the most of that powerful tool in your pocket? Do the photos you have taken tend to be blurry, or look nothing like the picture you remember seeing? If you want to shoot incredible images with your phone, buy Smart Phone, Smart Photography.

Covering simple techniques that will allow you to get the image that you see every single time, you will soon be telling your camera what to do with confidence. Starting with The Big Picture, get to know your camera phone and the rules behind taking the perfect shot. Next follows a chapter on Taking Great Pictures, where the key disciplines of photography - portrait, abstraction, macro, still life and plenty more - are examined, with each section packed with tips to help you get the shots you want. Finally, the Post-production chapter explains how to use apps to edit and enhance your images and create incredible prints for display.

Author Notes

Jo Bradford is a practising artist and photographer who also offers tuition and group workshops in smartphone photography and image editing. Jo also travels widely for public speaking engagements and to participate in seminars about photography. Jo's Instagram profile @greenislandstudios, where she exhibits her smartphone photography has over 45,000 followers. She is based in Dartmoor, Devon.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. 6
Motivations and inspirationsp. 8
1 Photography: The Big Picture
1 Focus and compositionp. 12
2 Exposurep. 28
3 Photography is lightp. 42
2 Making Pictures
1 Placesp. 62
2 Peoplep. 72
3 Natural worldp. 90
4 Getting creativep. 108
3 In The Lightroom And Beyond
1 Editing with appsp. 126
Nuts and boltsp. 138
Indexp. 143
Acknowledgmentsp. 144