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Iphone Obsessed: Photo Editing Experiments with Appsby Dan Marcolina
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Obsessed with the instant gratification achievable with his iPhone, designer/photographer Dan Marcolina dedicated an entire year to performing a series of mobile image experiments. The amazing results, as well as the many insights on how they were achieved, can be found in this gorgeous, four-color iPhone photography guide.@lt;br@gt;@lt;br@gt;Without ever leaving your iPhone, learn how to create artistic photographic effects such as blurs and vignettes, high dynamic range, traditional film effects, black and white, and more, using just the right combination of 45 low-cost iPhone apps covered in this book. Marcolina takes you through the construction and inspiration of each of the images in his book explaining which apps he used and what drew him to the image. By the end of this book, you'll not only be inspired to use your iPhone to create frameable, hang-on-the-wall art, but you'll know exactly how and with what apps to do it.@lt;br@gt;@lt;br@gt;As a bonus this book also interacts with your iPhone. By scanning one of the over 75 custom Microsoft Tag codes printed throughout the book with the free iPhone Tag reader, you will uncover a virtual layer of information. This includes personal demonstration videos by the author of all the 45 apps featured along with links to the developers' Web sites and to the iTunes download links. In addition there are many other iPhone-related resource links and inspirational mobile galleries to swipe through @lt;br@gt;@lt;br@gt;To coincide with the launch of the book Marcolina plans to also release a tablet companion version for IPad / Android. It will feature some interactive demonstrations from the book along with some new app formulas and videos with in-app internet resources.@lt;br@gt;@lt;br@gt;Full of iconic, refined, but unexpected images that are meant to stretch the viewer's creative mobile arsenal, (all images are processed completely on the phone with no computer), @lt;i@gt;iPhone Obsessed@lt;/i@gt; will help raise up the typical expectation of iPhone photography and show how the combination of picture choice and multiple App processing can mold a snapshot into a statement.
Book News Annotation:
Designer and photographer Marcolina gives step-by-step instructions for postprocessing iPhone images with apps so that readers can achieve creative effects. Techniques are illustrated with before and after color photos on every page. Covering 47 iPhone photo applications for creating artistic effects, such as FotoMuse, ToonPaint, and Hipstamatic, the book also explains how and where to get the apps. Beginning chapters give basic advice for becoming aware of color, shapes, light, angles, and images that suggest emotion, stories, or humor. The book also interacts with readers' iPhones; readers can scan custom Microsoft Tags into an iPhone using a free iPhone tag reader, leading to video tutorials, app developer websites, links to the iTunes store for app purchase, and image galleries with detailed information on equipment, software, and how specific images were created. For those without a tag reader, there are old-fashioned written links for all of the apps. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Obsessed with the instant gratification of taking pictures with his iPhone, designer-photographer Dan Marcolina dedicated an entire year to a series of mobile image experiments. His amazing results and the post-processing steps on the iPhone to achieve them can be found in this gorgeous four-color photography guide.
Part inspiration and part how-to, iPhone Obsessed is filled with eye-popping images and coverage of 47 of the best iPhone photo applications. Without ever leaving your iPhone, you learn to create artistic effects such as blurs and vignettes, high dynamic range, film looks, black and white, and more. Marcolina takes you through the construction of his images, explaining which apps he used and why. You’ll not only be inspired to create hang-on-the-wall art with your iPhone, but you’ll know exactly what apps to use and where to get them.
iPhone Obsessed also interacts with your iPhone. In the introduction, the author explains how to scan one of the 75 custom Microsoft Reader Tags in the book using a free iPhone tag reader (http://gettag.mobi). These tags uncover another virtual layer of information, including four hours of bonus video tutorials, app developer Web sites, and links to the iTunes Store for app purchase along with inspirational image galleries to swipe through. He also includes several bonus textures that he created for you to download and use on your images.
For Apple iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4G, and iPod touch 4 users, this guide will raise the standard of iPhone photography and show how the combination of picture choice and multiple app processing can turn an ordinary image into a work of art.
Readers of IPhone Obsessed can also join the iPhone Obsessed flickr group to share their works of art as they go through the apps in the book: http://www.flickr.com/groups/iobsessed/
To coincide with the launch of iPhone Obsessed, Marcolina plans to release a tablet companion version for the iPad, featuring interactive demonstrations from the book and new app formulas. Learn more at http://www.marcolinaslate.com/iphoneobsessed/.
About the Author
Dan Marcolina is the owner of Philadelphia-based Marcolina Design Inc. Known for his award-winning print, web, and video work, Dan’s original visual obsession is photography. He has been making images for over 25 years and his work has appeared in juried shows across the United States. His obsession with iPhone images has reinvigorated his love for both photography and visual experimentation. See his work at: www.marcolina.com and www.marcolinaslate.com.
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