Monday, June 04, 2012

Book Review: iPhone Obsessed

With the amazing capabilities of the modern iOS devices, the camera that you have with you is often the best camera to have because, well it’s always with you.

iPhone obsessed, while written primarily for the iPhone 4 and 3GS camera, still applies to any iOS device with a camera. Although some tips and tricks for finding a great photo are included, the book’s focus is on apps and procedures to take a good photo and turn it into a great one. It’s all about post-production without a desktop. Use your iOS device to perform advanced manipulation that rivals some of the best desktop programs.

What I really liked about the book is QR codes in every section taking you to the app for purchase as well as online videos and tutorials that go into greater detail if you are interested. No long URLs to type: smart!

As a very novice photographer, some of the language and techniques used were a bit above my level and this book is written for photographers well-versed in concepts such as filters, lens flares and blurs. The audience for this book is experienced photographers wanting to take some of their techniques to iOS devices. This is the book when you’ve mastered Instagram and Hipstamatic and want more, much more.

Overall a great book and the apps and procedures reviewed should definitely improve the quality of my shots.

Pros: QR codes extending the book online, details of how to use the apps to make great photo manipulations
Cons: Requires photography knowledge

Four out of Five Dogcows

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