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The Best Camera Is the One That's with You: Iphone Photography (Voices That Matter)

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ISBN13: 9780321684783
ISBN10: 0321684788
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A beacon of creativity with boundless energy, Chase Jarvis is well known as a visionary photographer, director, and social artist. In The Best Camera Is The One That’s With You, Chase reimagines, examines, and redefines the intersection of art and popular culture through images shot with his iPhone.

The pictures in the book, all taken with Chase’s iPhone, make up a visual notebook—a photographic journal—from the past year of his life. The book is full of visually-rich iPhone photos and peppered with inspiring anecdotes.

Two megapixels at a time, these images have been gathered and bound into a book that represents a stake in the ground. With it, Chase underscores the idea that an image can come from any camera, even a mobile phone. As Chase writes, “Inherently, we all know that an image isn’t measured by its resolution, dynamic range, or anything technical. It’s measured by the simple—sometimes profound, other times absurd or humorous or whimsical—effect that it can have upon us. If you can see it, it can move you.”

This book is geared to inspire everyone, regardless of their level of photography knowledge, that you can capture moments and share them with our friends, families, loved ones, or the world at the press of a button.

Readers of The Best Camera Is The One That’s With You will also enjoy the iPhone application Chase Jarvis created in conjunction with this book, appropriately named Best Camera. Best Camera has a unique set of filters and effects that can be applied at the touch of a button. Stack them. Mix them. Remix them. Best Camera also allows you to share directly to a host of social marketing sites via, a new online community that allows you to contribution to a living, breathing gallery of the best iPhone photography from around the globe.

Together, the book, app, and website, represent a first-of-its-kind ecosystem dedicated to encouraging creativity through picture taking with the camera that you already have. The Best Camera Is The One That’s With You—shoot!

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Chase Jarvis is well known as a visionary photographer, director, and social artist. He is widely recognized for re-imagining, examining, and redefining the intersection of art and popular culture through still and moving pictures. While commercial work for brands like Nike, Pepsi, Volvo, Reebok, Apple, and Red Bull have earned him recognition from the International Photography Awards, The Advertising Photographers of America, Prix de la Photographie Paris, and numerous other industry buzz centers, his recent push into personal work and fine art has rapidly gained the attention of curators and art critics, mainstream audiences, and celebrity circles worldwide. The online hub for Jarvis and his work is at

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abwx, May 16, 2010 (view all comments by abwx)
Photography bookshelves are full of books exhibiting excellent technical image quality. Photography magazines are full of articles on how to improve image quality in the pictures you take. But here and there there are books and articles showing technical image quality that ranges from not very good to downright awful - yet the images turn out to be very effective and very enjoyable.

This book is one of the best of those, demonstrating over and over again that technical quality may usually improve the results, but is not always necessary, and often is entirely the wrong thing.

So the title is perhaps misleading. Yes, it is impossible to get good pictures if you don't have a camera with you, so the one you have is better than none; but you will be disappointed if you are expecting a book to show you how to make images as close as possible to what you would get with the high-end, high-cost, cameras that are too big and too heavy for most of us to have with us most of the time.

This book isn't a "how to" instructional text at all - it is an almost text-free book of photographs that suffer very little from the unavoidable technical defects of being taken with a glorified-cellphone camera, and often benefit from those technical defects.

Most importantly, this book is an inspiration to better seeing. The images are a lead-by-example set of samples of how to see and frame images. The author/photographer's samples can lead you, if you are open and willing, to making more, or better, or different images - whether with a better camera, or poorer camera, or just with your eyeball.

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New Riders Publishing
Techniques - Digital
New Riders
Jarvis, Chase
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Voices That Matter
Publication Date:
September 2009
Grade Level:
6 x 6 x 0.603 in 390 gr

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