Posted by on Jul 17, 2018 in Activity Night | 0 comments

The humble phone should not be dismissed as a tool for capturing beautiful images and memories.

(As shown at the Club AGM on 17/7/2018 and with apologies to all of the other wonderful brands of phone that are not apple!)

The iPhoneography School (iphonephotographyschool.com) has many tutorials on how to capture images with the iPhone.

Below is a summary of information from that site and others about Apps for taking photos, editing photos and presenting them as a slideshow.

Native iPhone Camera App

Doesn’t have DSLR-like manual controls. For example, you can’t set the shutter speed, ISO or white balance.

BUT

  • Works well in most shooting situations.
  • Allows you to set focus
  • Has options to shoot
    • –Pano – panorama
    • –Live – convert to loop videos or long exposure
    • –Timelaps, Slo-mo, Video

More information about iPhone Camera App here: https://iphonephotographyschool.com/best-camera-app-for-iphone/

An example of a photo captured in Live mode but saved

  1. as a loop video (low resolution version shown)

2. as a long exposure (click to view full resolution)

How to create Live Photos

  • Switch on Live Photos using the circle icon at the top of the screen.
  • The camera captures a 3 second video including the moments before and after you press the shutter.
  • Then apply an effect

–For more information: https://support.apple.com/en-au/ht207310

More Advanced Camera Apps

There are many apps available that will allow you to

  • Shoot in RAW
  • Adjust many of the settings you expect from a DSLR

Some examples include

  • ProCamera 7
  • ProCam 5

See here for good reviews of a variety of Apps: https://www.engadget.com/2018/06/18/best-iphone-camera-apps/

Photo Editors

See: https://iphonephotographyschool.com/photo-apps/

VSCO App

  • Is FREE (and fun!)
  • Also allows you to shoot in RAW (or import any other jpg/raw photo you have on your camera)
  • Provides individual controls for adjusting the photo including curves
  • Has a range of filters you can apply

Some examples of filters:

More information on

Shooting with VSCO: https://iphonephotographyschool.com/vsco/

Editing your photos with VSCO: https://iphonephotographyschool.com/vsco-filters/

Creating a “memories” slideshow

Memories is a feature of iOS10 that

  • automatically scans your library for significant people, places, holidays, etc
  • presents these photos in curated collections called Memories

See a step-by-step “how to” instructions here:

http://www.homeschooltablet.com/2017/10/how-to-create-great-video-memories-on-the-iphone-and-ipad/

https://www.macworld.co.uk/how-to/iosapps/how-make-video-slideshow-on-your-iphone-using-memories-3665828/

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