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Creative iPhoneography

Lesson 15 of 24

Sharing and Syncing

 

Creative iPhoneography

Lesson 15 of 24

Sharing and Syncing

 

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Sharing and Syncing

I thought I would start off with a great little It's an actual desktop app. I mentioned it before that. It's something that you buy online, and it's called phone View Phone view. One word and phone view, as we have up here, is, um, cool and groovy because I do have that enabled here because what it does is it does look into your phone or in this case, my IPad. If you've got multiple devices, they're going to come down here at the bottom and you can actually access multiple files. But what it does is it gives you access to all of your contacts and all the organization of your contacts. All of your notes. Okay, In this case, this is my journals and things like that. Call log messages web. You make sure be careful what you got on here, and it has access to all your APS. So when we come up here in phone view and I'll go to see my manager, the, uh, photo forge all these one l day abs that have their own Lou camera roll built into it, Some of you can access some of them. You can't. This is r...

eally Your kind of going under the hood with this? This isn't This is 1/3 party application. This isn't ITunes, which what we're gonna do in a second. But it does let you get access to different components of different APS that you may not be able to get to directly that they don't support it. As an example in the apse, we've got a map that I called documents, and this would allow me to actually get to my documents. Pdf's that are on my IPad or IPhone. So it lets you look into all these APS, and you can actually drag and drop files directly from here to something like your desktop. So I like it for that. But mainly, a lot of people use it for your photos because it's going to show you all your albums that you've created, and it will allow you to drag and drop images off, as well as delete them when you're done and you can do I tunes back up and you can do all sorts of controlling from it. So this is phone view. I think it's 20 bucks to a Google search for it. I believe it is both Mac and PC. I like it has also mentioned that your messages you can, you know, check your check your kids messages and other things like that if you like. If the if the phone is locked, then you won't have access to it, so you need to do that anyway. It's not that kind of covert tool. The other tool that I use for sinking, of course, is ITunes, which is, of course, it's Mac and PC. I've got two devices on here will go to my IPad, and the topic I had mentioned yesterday is that when you go to the apse tab here at the top, it gives you a list of all your APS. Again. I don't sink through ITunes. I let it sink my email and notes and calendars via the cloud. We won't get into that aspect of it, but you can turn it on when you go into sinking into your phone. What do you want to do and how do you want to do your sinking so you can either sink to a main computer? Um, or you can sync to the cloud with the cloud. You can choose everything which would include your photographs as well as all your data and documents. I don't do the photographs because I do that manually, using things like phone view and image capture. Um, which I'll show you also in a second. So all I need to do is have the cloud, Um um, Apple's cloud back up my documents and notes and things like that. So it's great. And so you have plenty of storage for that sort of thing because that takes a very little memory. But when you go into absent, you scroll down file sharing is what I'm talking about here. And these absolutes to below can transfer documents between your IPad and this computer back and forth. So what I did this morning when I wanted to bring in some video, which again, Neil had given me some video shut with, uh, filmic pro, and we're gonna go here too. My photo manager, my photo manager pro. So what I can do and will come up here and we'll open up bridge. So if I wanted to say example shared this image this cover of my, uh, this workbook that we're working on, I can simply click and drag it into this window. It instantly puts it into photo manager pro. And then if we can show over the shoulder because I know we can. And we come over here to photo manager pro and I can go inside of teaching or I can go inside of a sub folder if I create a folders we did yesterday and well, going to call this creativelive and we'll just say save now I have a new folder. I can come up here and you'll notice down here at the bottom. All right, look how cool that is. So down here, the bottom I've got import and I could say import from ITunes. And there is that file waiting for May. I can say select all and import. And now I've got that inside my creative live document, he says, Important from ITunes select. All important, we have to make sure that it is not. The PS d version of this file is what I transferred. So let's not do the layered PSD file. Um, let's go back to the bridge. And that's right. I had saved it. Another thing that I do is I use dropbox so on my desktop. Here is the workbook cover in J pic format. This is where you have to cut it some slack where it says, Dude, you're asking me to do something I can't do So now it's inside of the photo manager pro. It's an ITunes just doing a dragon drop. Now I do your important. Now I do ITunes. There's both a j peg in a layered PSD, which it is gonna have a problem with, and I can select all and import and the one that it can use. It will. And there's my file. And so that is one or multiple or, um, anything okay, that you can dio And the same thing could be done with the documents app where I can bring in other things, like Excel or PdF for things like that. That's also because that supports it. If you have an app that does sharing between APs, so we'll do things like Dropbox. If I've got Dropbox open. Looks like there's our document who were just used our documents and up here, and we'll take something like a text file and output, and you can change five point open in. That's what you're gonna be looking for all these open in are going to give you access to these new capabilities of moving between documents moving between applications. That's part of the new apple sdk suffered. Developer Cater has been out for a while. So you have zip. I have open and zip browsers. That browser is one I do use. Dropbox box Evernote, Google drive. All these things are going to give you free storage. Now, hopefully, all of you a part of the creative cloud from Adobe that gives you 20 gigabytes of storage. You can go right into pages if I wanted to, um, the application that now comes free with all mobile devices, new mobile devices from Apple. They're all giving the entire my life sweet of pages and numbers and all that in my movie as well as I Photo comes free and pdf expert is nice. You consign pdf's and all that sort of stuff. Anyway, that is just to say that using going back to the computer that, um, for here I'm just gonna delete that one because there's no reason for that. Take up memory, um, that using ITunes, taking advantage of the APP portion of ITunes. Scrolling down. Go to file sharing. Choose what app you'd either like to pull information from or add information to. And here is your pdf export. Remember, this is a brand new wiped clean. Uh, so I don't think I'm gonna have much in the way of photos on here, because I have wiped it clean, but this is how you could find it. And we haven't even done any out beginning out of stitches. But it's a great way to transfer both to in from the other one that we just did. Waas, um, that phone view. Okay, right. You okay? Any questions about that? Those were a couple ones of my favorite of sinking APS. The other one that I'll mention is this one right here? We did it yesterday on the phone, and since we're doing over the shoulder, we'll do it as well. It's called photo Sink. This is the desktop version of it. If I come up here in photo sync, and what I'm gonna do is I'm gonna move for teaching purposes, so photo sync allows you to do it wirelessly. The nice thing about what we just did with ITunes is it's hooked in its hard wired. It's gonna be as fast as possible. Anytime you use wireless, it's gonna be slower, so hard wired connection for transferring files. That's why phone view is, I think, great and also what ITunes is. Great. But I've got a Siris of images. Let's say I've got this sequence of a whale in Tonga jumping, and we'll just say that I love that I hit sync. I'll go selected. I'll go to, in this case, an IPhone or an IPad. It finds my IPhone, and it's transferring the files over immediately. We showed that one yesterday. That's great for device to device it. Also, As you may notice, here, I could do the same thing, and it would let me go selected to anything to another computer, to Dropbox or any of the camps that I have set up. So Photo Sync is great. It's primarily gonna be done wirelessly. If you don't have a wire WiFi connection cause you're out in the field, then you can take advantage of Bluetooth and actually transfer it via Bluetooth between devices so that it's photo sync and the last one going back to my laptop in here is another app that I use. Yes, I know. I've got tiny little icons Image capture, and there's probably an equivalency equivalent on the PC image. Capture ships with Apple products. It's an apple little utility you find in the utilities folder, and it allows you to open up the images and move them. Copy them. It also has a nice delete after import. The nice thing I like about image capture is it lets you download it, and as it downloads a file, checks it that it actually went over there correctly. It deletes it on the fly. So if something is interrupted, it's not like it deleted it added some, and you're not sure what it did. It does it while it does it. So if you know that you're going to back up your images, you've got them safe, safely protected. You know, you've got a range of shoot you just did this afternoon, and you've already archived it and you've moved it to your IPad. You needed freedom space. Select the range of images and important and then delete and you know, and again you can choose where you want them to go. That's another so that's image capture. You can also use any kind of continues I photo. You can use adobes bridge with the photo downloader that's built into There's a bunch of different ways you can do it. Basically, if you connect your IPhone or IPad, you probably already know. It just acts as if it's a little, you know, point shoot camera so you can download images just like you would on almost any one of those devices. Um, using third party software. OK, any questions from the studio audience on that one right there. Anyway, you can show some of those amazing whale photos just one or two. Yeah, yeah, Jack, Let's switch over. Two were done with our laptop for now, and we will switch back over two are cool and groovy thing here. Well, I just want to say when Jack talked about shooting whales in Tonga, went straight to the top of my bucket list. I will be doing that, and I probably will be leading a trip down to Tonga. I'm trying to find the best kind of retreat resort area to do it in, and the one that I had actually would have been planning on doing it at, um has not materialized. And so, um, trying to figure out the best place. But whether that's 2040 hopefully it'll be next year. So, um, I will let you know about that. The whales? Yes, Tonga. Let's go into our Kimbrel's because they did transfer those files and actually weaken go into this here. So, um, I did I took this trip with two world renowned outdoor photographer's Bryn Forbes and John Corn fourth, and John leads his own trips, and I think he's actually has a trip to Tonga coming up so you can do a Google search for John Corn fourth and find him. But, um, this is down in Tonga, one of the few places in the world where you can actually swim with humpback whales and get into the water with them and get very up close and personal. And this is a baby humpback. And the thing with it with the baby humpbacks is, um this was shot with my big boy camera. Um, my IPhone I would not go. I'm a knife pornographer. Dammit, I don't care if I only shoots one frame a second. No, you're going to shoot with whatever you have at your disposal. But the whales there are absolutely giddy. And if you have the right captain that knows how to respect the whales, then it's actually a religious experience. It is absolutely religious. These I transferred over here because we're going to be doing a video at the end of the day where, and there's a mother and child, you know, playing together and, uh so we're gonna be making These are all of hunger shots. There's John John Corn. Fourth, it's kind of rough. That's a great shot because that's John saying, I think the wheels are over there. So uh, yeah, yeah, it's. And then these is actually being in the water with the whales, which brings tears to the eyes. Thes air actually shot with a point shoot camera. The Olympus TG I mentioned yesterday the TG one and it's awesome. That's pretty much straight out of the camera. It has what's known as a dramatic mode. Olympus has what they call a drama mode, and its ability to pull out tonal range is actually absolutely amazing. And, um, yes, if you guys how we won't do that doesn't interesting video out is not Oh, because it's video out. I see what it's doing. I'll give you a teaser now, just because you guys are so good, Um and we won't have the video of the audio on this. Um, this was my first experience jumping in the water in Tonga. Uh, with the whales. Um, John and I were shooting next to each other. So this is actually coming off his go pro. Um, and I mentioned also taking the GoPro and putting it, attaching it to the bottom of your DSLR. I wasn't shooting at this time. I didn't even have my DSLR. So I was just shooting GoPro and my Olympus. Speaking of video, if you want to get into video one of things I would absolutely recommend Aziz Essential. Um, not to do the sales pitch for adobes creative cloud. But as I mentioned yesterday, photo shop in light room, 10 bucks a month. Great deal. Light room now tweaks video. Awesome. It's the most intuitive, easy, beautiful way of getting awesome video on it. It also does basic video editing on it as well. So you're being ableto put together a bunch of clips with simple across dissolves and stuff and add a music soundtrack is easy, so it's that by far the easiest way Photoshopped has a complete video editor in a swell. These images were actually gone through photo shop because if you've ever done underwater photography, especially when the subject is, you know, 100 yards away from you um it's blue on blue on blue, so I could take advantage of photo shops capability to extend the dynamic range by doing things like levels, curves or high pass filters. Basically, the HDR things and photo shop are available for video, so that's awesome. So this is actually I did this in Tonga just to show everybody else this was actually, um, a test that I did for the gang. Teoh, Show them Tony Wu led the first week of our trip. He does also trips to Tonga. Excellent diver, excellent instructor Tony Wu. And so I wanted to show everybody what you could do with editing in photo shop. So we'll be playing with it today on the IPhone at some point here, going to see the mother take her flipper and just kind of cuddle the baby so you can see the size of the baby. Now that that mom again, I've got a fish eye so you can just kind of get a feel for the if the if the baby is a city bus, the mom's a freight train. But now the baby watch what happens. You say, how close to get. Now he's going well, can you do this? I can spin. And I could do this and it's like it, you know, 40 ton ST Bernard puppy. And then he goes, Wait a second. I'm not quite sure. Where are you? I can't see you. So I'm going to get a little too close right here. So, um, it's an absolute fantastic religious experience. I highly recommend you add that to your bucket list. We're gonna be tweaking some of that video today, so I'm glad you asked. Tonga is absolutely amazing. I love all the South Pacific. I spend time. I only reason why I teach in Australia and New Zealand is I get to stop back and Tonga and Samoa and Fiji and Tahiti. You actually have you ever been to Australian? Especially New Zealand? Hi, Tigress said in New Zealand is one of most beautiful places, Tahiti and New Zealand. Those who need to be on your bucket list and Tonga

Class Description

Get ready to take jaw-dropping photos and videos using only your iPhone! Join award-winning photographer Jack Davis for a two-day introduction to the power and sophistication of the iPhone camera. Jack will teach you everything you need to know about using your iPhone to capture dynamic images, panoramas, and high-definition video. You’ll explore the benefits and storytelling opportunities that come from always having a high-powered camera at your fingertips. Jack will guide you through the use and selection of apps for enhancing and embellishing photos. You’ll also learn about sharing and archiving your photos using videos, slideshows, collages, social networks, web galleries, and more. Whether you’re a novice who uses an iPhone as your primary camera or a professional photographer who’s ready to leave your bulky camera at home sometimes, this course will give you the tools you need to take amazing photos on-the-go.

Reviews

Phillip Ziegler
 

Jack is terrific and there's a lot I learned watching the videos. Of course this is a fast-changing field so some things are dated--some of the apps no longer exist--but I highly recommend this course to anyone wanting a wide and pretty in-depth orientation to the world of Iphone photo apps.