Mobile Photography Overview Part 2
Mobile Photography Overview Part 2
2. Mobile Photography Overview Part 2
Mobile Photography Overview Part 128:23 2
Mobile Photography Overview Part 233:07 3
FreePreview: Gear and Accessories26:21 4
Shooting Basics: Apps and Settings22:58 5
Advanced Shooting: Panos and Exposure Bracketing42:34 6
Shooting Q and A08:24 7
Shooting: Samsung Galaxy 215:20 8
Mobile Workflow: Retouching and Syncing30:42
Shooting With More Advanced Enhancing & Apps21:17 10
Shooting with Pano Apps19:20 11
Advanced Enhancing with Snapseed App37:03 12
Advanced Enhancing with More Apps42:37 13
Mobile Photography Q and A07:50
Mobile Photography Overview Part 2
This is the alcove where I was shooting just in that other shot. So you can see it's not a cave, but it gives you that appearance of the cave and again for you to be able to follow this creek as it goes up the canyon all the way down the canyon is a story you can't tell without a panorama. But, um, yeah, you get the idea Most of these air being tweaked in either snap seed. Here's the actual There's that place without the tweaking. This is one just because it becomes an abstract. The color of that little section right there of the canyon has this beautiful blue. And so you're getting this, you know, stripe of scion going through the canyon and absolutely love this feeling you get this slice in the earth is just for me Fantastic. And again, you can see in the IPhone five and five s. You have the ability to do up to, um, 23 megapixels, not 43. So you've got a limitation of 23 megapixels at your disposal. Here's behind a little waterfall. You can see the water coming down. You get the idea...
will go into some black and white they built in camera App in IOS eight has been extended considerably. If you haven't spent time tweaking images inside of the Iowa's eight camera roll will be covering that because that actually has some great stuff built into it dramatically, dramatically improved, um, capabilities in here. So again. So they were shot. They were tweaked mainly with snap seed, or some of them were tweaked with, um, dynamic light. Dynamic light is if you want an exaggerated, tone mapping thes air done with dynamic light and have just the ability to pull out ridiculous amounts of information. And we'll be demonstrating that. Remind me to make sure that we do dynamic light. Okay, so those are some shots. Specifically, Spano's taking it. Let's go back to a more generic samples. More vertical. Panos is over in Hawaii, on the island of Molokai. This is a Pano app that I love. This is a pre tweaked image with an app called You Got to see this and you got to see this is a really cool app with a very bizarre name, because it basically you can move your camera or not. In this case, I purposely moved the camera like this and it's doing shot, shot, shot, shot, shot. That's what I call it. Creates a tossed on the table collage. OK, as if you did individual shots and then kind of lined them up afterward. And whether you shoot straight, this is the exact same shot you can actually tell it to do it as a sequence or take advantage of the rotation of the camera, but allows you or you can do this is the same exact shot really on kind of a polo everything. So this is built into the camera. Once you do the shot, you're actually swiped through the different options. And again, when we get into Panorama, I'll show you this app. Very, very fun. The other thing that's nice about it, you'll notice as you're going directly into the sun. It's exposing quickly for that, and then, as you move away completely the opposite direction, it's gonna correctly expose for that, since it's doesn't try and blend the different shots. It's kind of nice because you don't have this weird transition from black sky to blue sky that you sometimes get with a traditional panorama. I think um, I have thes are other ones taken with You got to see this. And these have been, I think, additionally tweaked outside of it. This is Hearst Hearst Castle in Central California. Just love it. This fractured mosaic is just kick in the pants. So that is another Pano. Since we're doing a lot of panels, there can't go wrong with sunsets again on the north shore of Molokai. This is a tiny planet. There's a number of little APS that do this. It's known as a polar coordinate. I'm distortion of the image. This is nice. Especially if you do have a pan. Oh, this isn't that, um sunset. We have that sense it? No, but it's fun. And you can either do what they call the tiny planet. Or you can do the rabbit hole where you do the opposite of the polar coordinates where the skies in the center and the earth is on the outside. So you're looking, you know, from a rabbit hole looking up. So a very fun way of shooting another one of those little experimental and playing things that you normally don't do some antique ing effects. We're gonna talk about that, and these again are all over on the island of Molokai. I only do one event myself every year, called creative photography for the soul. So basically, it's my chance toe play, and I do that with Do it. Jones and Ricky cooked to ex National Geographic photographers who are also ridiculously giddy with I've pornography and aerial photography. Now we've gotten them addicted to all these different things. We'll get into some maps that extend and add, um, our little not only antique ing but different overlay techniques. This is just shot through, Ah, actual little magnifying glass and, um, playing around with some tweaking more. You got to see this more APS. I do have waterproof cases, as I mentioned, like here, and I'll take them out in the water with me when I go surfing another portion of the world that you normally don't do any benefit to shooting. You know why take your phone into the ocean. Well, as an example that that Pano apus something I can't do with the big boy camera certainly is something that's moving like the ocean. The ability I can sweep it in a few seconds rather than shot shot shot and have the waves that are moving I'm not sync up is actually pretty darn cool. So, um, and also, sometimes you're just maybe in an environment where ah waterproof case comes in handy and we'll be showing some of that. This was taken with the standard camera, not the standard camera, not in Panorama mode. This is shot, shot, shot, shot, shot, shot, shot and then put together with Auto Stitch. Auto stitch would be the equivalent photo merge built in a photo shop, but it allows you to do it after the fact. So if there was something you wanted to do, especially if you wanted to do that, what thrown is a checkerboard panorama? Quickly, quickly Click click, click, click, click, click, click, click, click, click, click. Take all the shots you want, as many as you want in any orientation you want. And then when you get home, use auto stitch. If you're not using your desktop computer and it will stitch them just like Photoshopped so it allows you to get the It'll be a higher resolution than something like Photosynth that does it on the fly, and it allows you to um do a checkerboard. In this case, I just happen to be looking up and doing that. It's interesting, even though that I'm looking up, you can see on the edges. It's getting that perspective. But it still will keep a straight horizon line, which, actually Photoshopped won't dio. That's one feature that Photoshopped does not add. Is it from the roof of my house this is facing east that's facing West? Yes, I'm showing off now. Sunset in Cardiff by the Sea, California absolutely love it. There's that Ricky Duin and myself on Molokai. Molokai. That's the other thing that you get with panoramas. This is not obey. But since I am looking all the way down the coast straight out to Lin I out here, Maui's over here and then going back up to the coasts to my right side. It's doing something that's not reality right that there is. It's a straight coastline, but since I'm seeing that coast light and this part of the coastline in the image, it now brings it into one view which Onley could be done if this was a little lagoon, which it's not the opposite is the case for this. These sorts of pan knows where it looks like It's a little teeny island. But since I'm looking out to sea and then back, it gives the impression of an island when in reality again, this is a perfectly straight coastline in this portion of Molokai. So that little little island, any time you're on a coast in your shooting back toward the water from the water vertical, you get again straight lines. If you've ever done this with moving water and straight lines this right here, if you in again, I'm sure you've tried it with your big boy Big girl camera. You're not. That's not gonna work, Okay, It's gonna be very challenging for you to be able to do that and for you to keep the waves. Every single wave is in alignment. That is absolutely impossible with a SLR is their individual shots in the wave will have moved, everything will have moved. And because this is shooting continually as you pan, this is the only way you're going to get that sort of seamless panel of a moving subject. If you shoot a panel of a moving subject and you follow the movement like a person on a bicycle going by or a person running by. I'll show you another panel that I did of my son doing walking on a wall, circular walls. We could actually jump up on the wall. And he had so much speed and prowess. This is my son, by the way, this ugly guy over here, I notice him he's gonna love the fact that he's on that. He's on national TV, but he runs up and then runs on the wall at a right angle and comes around and then I'm following him. And the great thing is, is following. What I did is I put it in that burst mode, did all those individual shots and then use auto stitch and you get every foot run out to show that to you don't have this really isn't. Island is in Tonga, and, uh, but again, I just love doing Grand Central Station. This is using a tripod and using slow shutter camp. There's a number of APS that imitates slow shutter. You can't actually take your shutter speed down this low in the IPhone. Now, with the current version of IOS eight on the IPhone, they've actually for the first time allowed you access to the controls or the programmers to have access to the controls. So your ability to change your eyes Oh, and as much of the capabilities of the cameras possible, are now built into it. For the first time, you can actually change not quite the same as the manual mode or program mode, but a lot of changes could be done. And they built into the camera, app and other ones as well, and including one of my favorite app says Now Pro Camera. There's a number of after called pro camera. I'll show you one that is excellent. That's taking binge of the new capabilities by West eight. But anyway, this is slow shutter camp, where I'm able to get the movement of the folks in Grand Central Station that are moving. If you're they weren't moving, I could isolate that. This is using an app called Camera Plus, which I love. Camera Plus is a great app. It has all sorts of built in tweaking, some really nice framing where you can actually label your little Polaroids, and it also has a clarity feature, which is excellent. One of the nicest APS for doing that edge popping back. Oh, these are all obviously, in New York's Panos again, Very unique story by doing a pano around Times Square Another little motion blur in Grand Central Station Just walking round. I love the abstracts. As you mentioned, that best camera you have is the one that is with you looking for line, form, color. You know, playing this is with the built in camera. This is obviously in a little store with little chats, keys, um, and, uh, again, obviously heavily processed all sorts of movies. So this is what snap seed with their grunge portion of it. But I'm very fun. Black and white conversion back to Chicago up in Canada, back to, uh, San Diego back to Molokai. Uses some antique ing. You get the idea. This is an IPhone shot. This is an IPhone shot, actually, that has four Children in it. And the fourth Children, that was child that was right here was retouched out using touch retouch, which is an awesome at for doing, content aware fill adobe. One of the things that we're gonna be seeing later on is Adobe has just released last week at Adobe Max Conference, another whole Siris of mobile labs all free. And they're excellent, one of which is Photoshopped. Mix and Photoshopped Mix has its voter shops content aware fill built into it as well as camera upright. Awesome! And that is, Actually it uses the power of the cloud to do that processing. But we'll get into that so retouching on your mobile device is actually is possible and can be beautiful. There's with Jones. This app is what I'm doing here is I'm using after focus, and this is I'm changing the depth of field. I'm getting a really shallow depth of field by doing that through filtering in an app. In this case, after focus, there's another one called Big Lens. There's a number of that that do this shallow depth of field. That's of course, what we love to do with their big boy camera, right? Shoot with a very open F stop in order to get a very shallow depth of field where you can imitate that quite quickly in an app, even though you can't get a much of that in the default camera into that. Speaking about macros. Um well, tub, we did some of that Pano in the tub. This is where a waterproof camera comes in and again. Landscapes. You're getting the idea. Morro Bay, Los Angeles Playing with light. Most of these have been tweaked and snap seed. I absolutely love it. Snaps Eat, of course, was created by Nick Software, which was bought by Google people who have been doing photographic software for 100 years. The nick basically snap seed is the whole nick suite of software put into one app free app. Here, this is is a flip mirror image. It's exact same image, both sides, and the house is not nearly that cute. But by flipping the image and then doing some post processing on it again, very unique way of telling a story. Judy Out of plain black and white conversion, I love the black and white building a snap. See, it's also excellent. There's another app called mono view there will be using for black and white conversion. I love it if you into traditional imitating traditional wet black away photography went dark room photography. Old photography. It is excellent before and after, Um, HDR photography HDR high dynamic range where you're shooting multiple bracketed shots of different exposures and combining them excellent as I mentioned, it's built into the camera now, Um, but the great thing is, there are other APS that shoot bracketed sets of shots. Don't stitch them together. This one called bracket Mode, which is an excellent APA, highly recommend very fast. But the thought is, and you can do this with your big boy Big girl camera. There's nothing stopping you from using these bracket It sets, combining them into what would be double exposures or triple or quadruple exposures. In other words, you're not trying to combine them into one shot. In this case, these air two different bracketed shots of different exposures. But by putting them together as if I'm using, in this case pro HDR software completely out of registration, there's no I'm not even trying to do a panel because, of course, this everything is moving in this scene. But I get this wonderful double exposure as well as this tone ality tweak as it's trying to combine the two different exposures and as well as the obviously the detail of the files. So this is something that I would not have tried this with my big boy camera just wouldn't have occurred to me by shooting in HD are removing subject. It's automatic. It's instantaneous. It's one of that little synchronicity things that are impossible in an app that is going to, um, hopefully take you down other ways that may be ego will This work this is cool is a reason why I couldn't do this with my big board camera, shoot it extremely high resolution and take advantage of even raw processing. Absolutely not. One reason in the world why you can't shoot bracketed, sets non bracketed Siris of images and then combine them and do it these multiple exposures, more antique ing. I fortunately, have a beautiful teenage daughter who loves to be my model. So, you know, get to be freaky and crazy with her panels out of a jet window. The great thing about that, because of the speed of the Pano, you can actually look down, you know, remember that your lenses on the outside of the camera So if you have this pressed against the glass, you can actually, you know, look down the, uh, the plane. And then basically, what you're gonna want to do is try and rotate it around like this, keeping that lens as close as possible to the glass and, uh, get some amazing panels. Remember, Always be on the north side of the plane going east coast, West coast, always. So when you're going to the east Coast, beyond the um de side of the plane or F, or whatever the largest numbers are, that will always be the north side of the plane. If you're coming from the East Coast to the West Coast always being wrote A because wrote a will always be the window seat on the north side of the plane, which means you're not gonna get that glare from the sun. You won't have the reflections on the glass, and you can shoot out of your plane to your heart's content. Little tip. Freebie. We're throwing in there. Okay, you get the idea. There's a one of the wall, my waterproof cases for shooting Survivor, and you can also don't take phone calls out surfing in the water because all you're surfing friends will will make fun of you and it won't be pretty. I don't recommend that that's the reason why you go surfing is to get away from the phone. Antique ing again. Some high key effects. Slow shutter cam. There's some painting. APS. I don't know if we'll have time in this one day session on I've pornography to get into painting. We did a little bit in the two day. I've got another two day class and I photography here at Creativelive. This is just kind of a straight shot. You can see that it's a window with a little pull ties here and just the streaks of light on the wall since, like you said, you always have it with you when you're looking for patterns of light, color tone, um, shapes. This is another shot. This is that a bracket. It set of shots just going under a freeway overpass and then merging them as if they were in HDR. I would never have gotten this. This is I called this freeway descending a staircase, supposed to new, descending a staircase to shop, huh, Historical reference. Anyway, close ups. You get the idea? Um, Maura Motion blurs. This is in the Chicago airport. More Chicago more Chicago whole Chicago. Siri's. You get the idea. Okay. And so those are some samples. You saw some from the canyon here. Let's do a few shots. This are some shots at San Diego County Fair this last year. Using that slow shutter camp, and you can set the length of exposure from 1/4 of a second to multiple seconds, you choose how many pictures it takes to imitate a motion blur. That's how it does it, since they can't actually do one exposure of 30 seconds. It takes a huge number of shots very quickly, and then it combines them together. If there is no movement like in this case panning with the horse, I'm able to freeze a portion of the action and let other portions blur. Um, this is they've got different modes you can do in, and some of them get quite, you know, kind of psychotic. This is that same little trick pre process. Doing that hdr that same one. So I keep coming back every year and experimenting with different things like that again, this is taking two shots and an HDR. This is doing a staccato kind of rapid fire shot and then combining it so again, using the slow shutter camp. It's another app called average cam, which does some similar things which are wonderful. Some of these APs also used this technology to be able to do night shots where it will combine all these exposures to allow you to shoot at night against and taking that Pano to get that close up and have, even though it's distorted you're seeing all the lines are lined up is again pretty darn cool. Some slow shutter again fair that love, that kind of thing. You know, that little duck toss thing and being play with that crazy people, crazy people, crazy people. That and that again, is something that you would not get it would. You would never get that with a traditional slow shutter in your SLR. You wouldn't even think of it. You could do it Well, you couldn't do it cause you can't shoot that quick with an SLR, no matter what, you know that these guys are going at the speed of light. So the only way you're gonna get that is something that's shooting taking almost shoot at a video speed, which again the IPhone could do. And I'm sure the android can shoot in a burst mode as well That's one of the things that since the the IPhone five s is this burst mode of 10 frames a second, almost unlimited shots is amazing. And of course, now, in terms of video, you truly shoot a 240 frames a second. The android. Specifically, this galaxy shoots in super slow motion video as well. Beautiful, gorgeous video is possible with this one, including super slow motion. So again, that's gonna allow you to do stuff that you couldn't do even on your big boy camera. With a lot of these, I mentioned this earlier that, um, some of these you can I can use for, um, what I call previous in the video world in the movie world. Doing your storyboards or doing some sort of mock up is pre visualization toe what you're really going to do. How can you kind of get a taste of what you're gonna do before you spend the time and money to really do it? So using these little mobile APS can be a previous to go. You know what this works Awesome. I'm also going to now pull out my SLR and do a Siris of real motion blurs in this environment, but by doing a test that literally will take you two seconds on this phone gives you that previous we go Panel work. Great. Slow shutter work. Great HDR work. Great. This is worth an hdr boom. Because I just did it. So using the IPhone, even if you're not using the final images as a previous if you're a pro shooter is ah, awesome, there's Do it. We need to get twit into the into the room. This is an interesting shot in the sense that, um, the great thing with these mobile devices, this includes the Androids. Is that a huge number of your cameras? This is one of our favorite ones we were using yesterday. This is the Olympus TG three waterproof camera that has a microscope mode on it, which is just ridiculously cool. It also is WiFi enabled. And so you can control this camera using a mobile device so you can focus and change settings and do it if you want. Um, fantastic. And the same thing goes for most of your DSL ours. Now, Either it's built into it, or you can get things like this. This right here is the WiFi adapter for my 7100 Nikon. And this allows me to control it through this. So what I did here, which was interesting, is I set up this camera, um, far away from this car, this little muscle car here at the fair, I walked over. I made sure that a friend of mine was watching the camera I walked over. This is actually me right here. I'm using the phone here to trigger and focus and set my parameters for my SLR. But I'm also using the built in light toe light the front bumper of the car, which was dark. You couldn't get the shape. So I'm doing a fill light light painting in triggering my SLR. That's 100 feet away, all with one mobile device. What's the technical term for that class? Bitchin. It's just gosh darn bitchin and all A lot of these cameras are going to allow you to control them by, um, using a mobile app that comes with and most the vast majority of them. I don't know any that don't have an android equivalent to be able to control your WiFi enabled device. One of the things that were going to be doing later on in terms of that, and I got both of these, um, working last night. These are Sony's Q X Siris of lens cameras, and very, very cool. This is the Q X 10 which has a 10 x optically stabilized HDR shooting low light Miracle 24 to zoom and what it does. It's basically as a wife flight transmitter. It obviously has. No, I'm screen on it. You come up here and it becomes the lens for your mobile device, android or IPhone. So now I've got a 18 mega pixel 10 x optically stabilized zoom high def video shooting, and I watch it and control it and download it to my IPhone. Okay, that's way cooler than that. The expressions were not nearly as cool as I thought. This'll one right here. Is there Q X 100 which is the equivalent of their Rx 100 pocket cameras. It's the same lens and same sensor set up almost a one inch sensor on here, a 1.8 Zeiss lens on it. It doesn't have the 10 Exume on it, but beautifully optically stabilized, built in HDR intelligent shooting mode, and it does the same thing writes a 20 megapixel file directly to your IPhone, stabilized with great macro. Anyway, it's really, really cool. So it could be that if you go well, you know, I don't want to bring my big board camera out in the field. I got my IPhone with me 24 7 I have a little cases for these things, and so one of these is gonna stay on my hip, And so you just pull this out and you're still doing mobile photography in the sense that you're controlling it. You have access to all your APS because you're shooting to this. It also has a micro SD in here, so it saves at both places. If you're shooting a lot of video, you may want to just save it to here and not have the video automatically come to your phone. But this one with a very large zoom range that it has, this has, like a four x zoom on it. This has a 10 Exume, this is $200. This is $500. Okay, 4 to $500. But like I said, this is you know a one inch sensor with a Zeiss 1.8 lens. So you get that nice, shallow depth of field. Very, very cool. We'll play with this one today, if you would like. Would you like that? Yes, you would, because it's really, really cool. Okay, But anyway, so that's talking about using in conjunction with your SLR. That is not a mobile shot. It did download to my IPhone directly from my This is a 2024 megapixel shot that went immediately to my IPhone and my snap. See it and everything else works at those at high Rez. That's the great thing about having a supercomputer in there before, you know, at eight megapixels. Ah, lot of these APS in the olden days, meaning last year, year before last would choke. But now these cameras again, this can shoot 2043 megapixels. That means the act your photographic APs, if they're if they're good, like the adobe APS I'm like, Put a Shot Express, which will play with which is an awesome or snap seed, will maintain the resolution of your original. A lot of them won't. Lottum will knock him down into the eight megapixel or something even less. But the fact that you can shoot such high definition images and keep them and work with them and have it not blow up your you know, device. Pretty darn cool. Extremely cool. Okay. Ever tried delirium beer in that? That's really have Be careful. One glass sink elephant? Yeah, the pink elephant. This is a moment of you that I love it, as I mentioned, is kind of a wet plate photography. And, uh so that was some from the fair. I think that was the things. They're OK. You get the idea? The nice thing about, um, the, um IPhone with, ah, now how the, um, camera roll is organized. Some people don't like the new IOS how camera was organized. But it's actually once you get used to it is actually nice. It doesn't. There's no longer a camera roll called Recently added, is what the category is. We'll talk about that when we get into it, but, um, it is very cool because it throws things like snap seats. Nap seed has its own category within here. So it's nice Teoh I have once you've tweaked your shots, have them organized And that's what I was gonna shape. But I won't. Is there anything specifically related? Toe? We were shooting this speaking about tethered. This is macro shots taken with this Olympus camera. We're doing focus bracketing and focus stacking built into this pocket camera and sending it directly to the IPhone. And that was pretty darn cool. And, uh, this is yesterday, Day before yesterday shot out here a green lake here in Seattle. And, uh, some little macros were using this for a macro class. Let's see if there's anything this was actually taken with the Samsung. That's so this is the android shot sent over to the IPhone. But it also has a snap seed built into this. So again, I can tweak are fall colors directly in the android device. Uh, we'll be talking about some HD ours. There are some stuff in terms of the HDR is built into here. Uh, I think that's we won't need to go into my phone. Six s slow motion will talk about some different effects. Different shoots. Here's our shot that we have up on the wall here again taken with IPhone tweaked on our snap. See
Ratings and Reviews
Along with showing a large number of beautiful photographs, Jack Davis provides a useful in-depth review of gadgets to add to or use with your smart phone. He also provides a valuable survey of the most useful smart phone apps. Of necessity, Apple's iPhone 6 is the primary smart phone discussed. Trying to decide whether to buy an iPhone 6 or 6 plus, the video of Jack Davis utilizing the latest apps for photo tone mapping has pushed me to favor the Apple 6 plus.
a Creativelive Student
A very useful, inspiring class! I was prepared to leave after a few hours, but I couldn't because there was so much more that I wanted to learn. Jack Davis' depth of experience makes this a "must" course if you want to learn more about taking stunning photos with your mobile device.
a Creativelive Student
Enjoyed the course. Tons of new apps that will allow my creativity show. The iCloud sharing; where we can have a url is another new feature i learned that i will be using. Filmic pro was mentioned; but would have loved to see Jack demonstrate it. Great course I definitely would recommend it.