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  1. 1. Creative iPhone Photography Michael Clawson, Chief Fish, Big Fish Creations
  2. 2. Challenge yourself to see the worlddifferently every day . . .
  3. 3. Observe from a different vantage point Open yourself up to new ideas
  4. 4. Shooting creatively with your iPhoneis something anyone can do with just a few simple tips
  5. 5. 1. Plan your photo shoot for maximum creative success Photograph what you love Pick a subject that interests you Your creativity will blossom fromwithin your passion
  6. 6. 1. Plan your photo shoot for maximum creative success View your subject fromseveral angles If you can, try to walk around yoursubject, or move in to a differentlocation to view your subject
  7. 7. 2. Frame your shot to capture that creative and emotional angle Avoid framing your subject in the dead center Shoot subject at an offset angle Tilt your iPhone slightly to change the angle Try a shot from the ground up or from above looking down
  8. 8. 2. Frame your shot to capture that creative and emotional angle Apply the Rule of Thirds Use a 9-part grid to frame your photo for dramatic impact
  9. 9. 2. Frame your shot to capture that creative and emotional angle Turn on grids in you cameraapplication whenever possible Capture more than you needin your Master Shot andcrop in your photo app
  10. 10. 3. Exploit the natural light or create and nd your own Shoot in the morning orevening when the light is at dramatic angles DONT shoot mid-day DO Shoot when its cloudy Look for natural and/orreective light
  11. 11. 3. Exploit the natural light or create and nd your own Look for Light Streetlights City Lights Headlights Candles, table lights, etc
  12. 12. 3. Exploit the natural light or create and nd your own Create Light Turn on extra lights like lamps or overhead lights, etc. Have a friend hold a ashlight or their iPhone using a ashlight application to light up your subject Avoid using built-in ash whenever possible (red eye is evil!)
  13. 13. 4. Pick the right camera application for your Master Shot What is a Master Shot? A master shot is the photo you takethat will be cropped, enhanced, ormanipulated at a later time Editing (post-processing) a Master Shotallows you to try different creative ideaswithout replacing the original Your iPhone is a portable computer thatcan be lled with numerous creativephoto apps giving you unlimited creativefreedom. Hint: explore the App Store!
  14. 14. 4. Pick the right camera application for your Master Shot Apples Built-in Camera App Fast Consistent HDR Option High Resolution Capturing Supports multi-touch gestures Grid option
  15. 15. Master Shot Post-Processed Shot
  16. 16. Master Shot Post-Processed Shot
  17. 17. 4. Pick the right camera application for your Master Shot HDR Apps Takes 2 photos, one dark, one light, and merges them together for a higher denition photograph
  18. 18. 4. Pick the right camera application for your Master Shot Simulated HDR Apps Simulated HDR means that the application is not taking two pictures and merging them into one. Instead, the app simulates the HDR look from a single shot
  19. 19. 4. Pick the right camera application for your Master Shot Panoramic Capture Apps Can process multiple images into a single wide angle photo
  20. 20. 4. Pick the right camera application for your Master Shot Slow Shutter Apps Can delay the shutter (hold it open) for longer than the factory setting. Great for very low light conditions and special effects
  21. 21. 4. Pick the right camera application for your Master Shot Always save your original Master Shot Allows you to apply a different lter to the same Master Shot at a later time
  22. 22. 5. Apply SLR Techniques What does SLR Mean? Single-lens reex camera
  23. 23. 5. Apply SLR Techniques Depth of Field (DOF) Sharpness between nearest and farthest objects
  24. 24. 5. Apply SLR Techniques Aperture (F-Stop) SLR cameras achieve DOF using f-stops Blur & tilt-shift can simulate greaterDOF for the iPhones xed aperture
  25. 25. 5. Apply SLR Techniques Tilt-Shift/Blurring Apps Numerous apps are available that can apply blurring for greater DOF Places emphasis on your subject Adds more dimension to your photos
  26. 26. 6. Apply Additional Post-Processing in other apps Filter/Process Master Shot Apply color correction, blurs, unsharpmasks, color cross-processing, textures,composites, borders, vignettes, coloreffects, DOF, photo overlays, etc.
  27. 27. 7. Additional Tips Take tons of shots Look for happy accidents Study the style of otherphotographers Imitation is the best form of attery Dont steal photos! Share photos on your Social Media(Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, 500px) Get feedback Dont take it personal
  28. 28. Shoot the work you love. Pimp that work. Repeat. Chase Jarvis
  29. 29. The iPhone is the snapshot camera of today. Annie Leibovitz
  30. 30. Thank YouWeb: www.bigshcreations.com Twitter: @michaelclawson Instagram: bigshFlickr: michaelclawson 500px: bigshLinkedin: michaelclawsonGoogle+ michaelclawson