Looking for a perfect gift for the aspiring iPhoneographer? Course Technology has just published the first book for iPhone photographers, Killer Photos with Your iPhone by photographers Matthew Bamberg, Kris Krug, and Greg Ketchum. Written from the perspective of a photographer, this is a great book for beginning and intermediate iPhoneographers and even more seasoned iPhoneographers will find items of interest here.
A full LoFi review is forthcoming, but one of the things that I really like about the book is that it emphasizes photographic theory and technique instead of just apping up photos. While there are chapters devoted to apps, the main focus of the book is shooting a good photo to begin with.
The book is written with the iPhone 3G and 3GS in mind, but the photographic theory presented is applicable to all iPhones. The book lists for $24.99 USD, but is available now on Amazon.com for only $16.49.
From the publisher’s description:
Killer Photos with Your iPhone shows students how to take fantastic pictures using the camera built right into their iPhone. Because of its portability and unique capabilities, the iPhone camera is now one of the most popular digital cameras on the market, and this book shows you how to do everything from taking simple pictures to using apps to snap and create innovative images. You’ll find information on the basics of shooting with an iPhone, including how to aim, compose, and focus your shots, as well as shooting within an app platform, and even post-processing. Many of the most popular photography apps are covered, and explained option-by-option with full-color images that allow students to see the progression of the app all at once instead of step-by-step. Covering both the 3G and 3GS iPhone models, this book will have students shooting, editing, and sharing killer photos in no time!
- There are currently no other books that are specific to photography with an iPhone.
- Unique layout features option-by-option explanations of apps with full-color images that allow you to see the progression of the app all at once instead of step-by-step.
- Includes coverage of free and inexpensive applications that can be used when shooting, editing, and sharing photos taken with the iPhone.
Related Link: Publisher’s website