“Just hold still. This will only take a moment!” “Mom!! This is the fourth picture you’ve taken in the last two minutes! Hurry up!” … Yeah; I’m that mom.
I have over 10,000 pictures on my computer and those are just the saved ones; we aren’t counting the thousands tossed because they didn’t make the cut. I should probably mention that these have only been taken in the last few years; shouldn’t I? This isn’t a lifetime collection; just pics of my kids. Pictures are the perfect way to catalog our learning and capture those special moments I want to always remember.
You see, my husband and I really like photography. My man is more of a pro than I. He owns a fancy-shmansy Canon with several awesome lenses and filters. He knows how to manipulate the images, too. I, on the other hand, enjoy photography, but haven’t been as diligent to learn the finer points of the craft.
Oh, I carry a camera; always have. I had a decent Canon G5 that was tucked into my bag for a while. After a bit, lugging around a hefty piece of equipment along with four kids became a chore. I upgraded to a smaller Canon Powershot, which did alright for day-to-day stuff, but it had a lot of limitations.
When taking pics on an actual camera, it becomes quite a chore to upload them to your computer before altering them, only to transfer them onto your device of choice, before finally uploading them onto Instagram or any other social media site. (While this might not be a concern for many, when you run a business, these little tasks can become monumental.)
This Christmas, my husband surprised me with a new iPod Touch which came with a pretty incredible camera. This was the perfect opportunity for me to finally crack down and learn how to master the art of photography. But where to begin?
I did a little research and found a few apps which seemed to fit the bill. I promptly downloaded a few, but failed to actually use them. Then… a friend from church suggested David Molnar’s new book, iPhone Only Photography.
For anyone who’s interested in learning how to take incredible pictures using their iPhones or iPod’s, or just a newbie to photography period, this book is just what you need. Mr. Molnar’s step-by-step guide to using your device, is simple and straightforward. With clearcut instructions, visual aids, tips, and helps; this just might be the only guide you need to mastering your Apple camera.
I’m also enjoying Mr. Molnar’s “How Tues-days” as well. Each Tuesday, he offers helpful tips and hints on how to take a better picture. He will also direct you to particular apps which he finds of benefit.
For a limited time, his e-book is currently free! (You can’t get a better deal than that!) I highly recommend downloading it asap; there is a wealth of information to be gained. A personal bonus… He’s a Christian! I really like it when I can support fellow believers.
While my husband much prefers to use his awesome Canon with telephoto lens, the device in my back pocket fits the bill for me; it’s mobile, it’s fast, and it’s convenient. Perhaps one day, I’ll find the time to steal his baby and figure out the mass controls on that thing. For now… I’ll stick with this and David Molnar’s book.
Chime in! What is your camera of choice and how often do you find yourself pulling it out?