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Camera Obscura: The Viewfinder with Marcin Lewandowski

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In this episode Marcin will step back from the usual tips and tricks and look at the very beginning of photography, pinhole imagery, showing you how to build a Camera Obscura.

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All photographs in this episode by Marcin Lewandowski unless stated otherwise, all rights reserved.

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Build a Better Vlog: Exploring Photography with Mark Wallace

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Are you a vlogger? Are you thinking about starting a vlog? If so, this is the video for you! Mark Wallace gives some tips for building a better video blog (vlog). This episode covers audio, gear, shooting, and music!

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Carry On Conundrum: Two Minute Tips with David Bergman

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David Bergman gives you some tips to safely carry your gear onto an airplane when traveling.

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Travel Photography: Picture Perfect iPhone Photography with Jack Hollingsworth

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Join Jack Hollingsworth in the series of Picture Perfect as he shares his personal iPhone Photography tips and explains how to approach Travel Photography.

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Tech notes from Jack:

Light
• The presence of inspiring light either makes or breaks a travel photograph. And can easily turn mediocre subjects into masterful ones.  
•I’m often locking my exposure reticle on the highlight of the scene and letting the shadows go dark/black. 
•The sweetest light for photography is early morning and late afternoons.

Doors
•I like to think of Doors as symbols of exploration, journeying, new opportunities, safety, and protection. 
•The iPhone is a perfect camera for shooting doors, windows and facades because it has a built-in wide-angle lens.

Color
•Using color in your photography will add emotion, interest, point-of-view. The Phone doesn’t handle all colors equally - for example, red, my favorite color, has to be “underexposed" to look normal.
•To get better color saturation, as a general rule, I slightly underexpose most colors from what camera better tells me
•I try to limit my colors in a scene to 2-3 strong colors and avoid color “fatigue” -too many colors. 

Mood
•Mood is a state of mind or feeling about a photograph, pulls in the viewer and is based on authenticity and realism. 
•I have always been a big fan of VSCO filters as these film-like presets often help create the analog look I’m after in my photography.

Elephant
The elephant’s darker skin will fool your exposure meter so you need to underexpose or darken your photograph. 
•A simple trick is to lower your camera angle so you are shooting upward, against the sky.

Taj Mahal
•At places like the Taj Mahal, I like looking for frames to shoot my subject through-natural and man-made. Frames become a path for the eye to focus on the subject. Because of the amount on black in these photos, I had to take the camera off auto and shoot a manual exposure

Local Customs and Culture
•For local street photography I use a combination approach- candid and staged shots. 
•The candid shots are without consent of permission from the subject and the staged shots are set up type portraits where I might have more time with my subjects. 
•I am increasingly using the Moment Lens, the 2X Telephoto, for a lot of my mobile portrait work http://momentlens.co/shop/tele-lens/

Market
•It’s near impossible to visit India without being enamored by their colorful, open markets. Markets are the perfect place to test your composition skills- like symmetry, pattern, repetition, color.
•Shooting produce in full sunlight is a bit trickier for the iPhone because the light is often contrasted. A simple tip is to look for pockets of shade to shoot your market produce. This lowers the overall contrast of the scene.

Sacred
•I don’t know any other way to say this other than life is sacred and spiritual in nature. 
•For this type of content, I find myself bracketing and shooting several different exposures of the same scene to get what I want.

Food
•When you’re shooting food, this isn’t the time to be a perfectionist-just get the shot! 
•If I find myself want to shooting interiors or kitchen stuff, then I’ll either brace myself or use my Mefoto tripod. 
•What is interesting about shooting food with your iPhone is that it’s always with you and the perfect tool for this.

Photos by Jack Hollingsworth

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Urban Photography: Picture Perfect iPhone Photography with Jack Hollingsworth

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Lifestyle Photography: Picture Perfect iPhone Photography with Jack Hollingsworth

Posted in Photography, Adorama, Photography Tips, iPhoneography, iPhone, photography by adoramatv on February 15th, 2016

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Join Jack Hollingsworth in the series of Picture Perfect as he shares some of his personal experiences and knowledge on how to take the best Lifestyle Photography with your iPhone. 
1.  If my subject stays in the same relative position then I LOCK my exposure
• You lock your iPhone exposure by long-pressing on the exposure reticle: you see a yellow graphic at top of screen that says, “AE/AF LOCK”
• Keeping the exposure locked means you don’t have to fiddle with it after each capture
• The exposure will stay locked, regardless of you moving the iPhone, until you tap the screen again.
• I prefer to shoot most of my lifestyle shots, in a locked position, so they have all the same color and exposure values
2. In Lifestyle photography, a series of photos rather than a single photo will better tell your story
• Shooting a healthy amount of both verticals and horizontals
• And shot from different camera-to-subject distances by zooming with your feet and not your fingers
• Don’t hesitate to use BURST mode when you are shoot Lifestyle photos of people that are moving around
3. Analysis leads to paralysis
• It’s best not to overthink things.
• Frame it up and fire away.
• Listen to that still small voice inside you and let that voice be your final guide
4. The key element is to get your model engaged in some sort of activity
• Giving your model something to do or something to think about often relaxes their face muscles and makes the photography look more natural.
• If subject is engage in an activity then you can just follow the action rather than having to direct the action
• This approach is more like being a Fly-on-the-Wall:
5. In Lifestyle photography is often comes down to Styling
• Styling has to do with hair, wardrobe, props, and location
• Styling is any intentional action you take to improve the overall aesthetic of the photographic
6. In Lifestyle photography, I rarely shoot in auto-focus mode.
• I prefer to shoot in manual-focus mode.
• Simple tap the screen and tell the camera where, in the scene, you want the focus to be
• Like exposure, you can lock your focus too by long-pressing the reticle
7. It’s marvelous to see what your subject looks like in slow-motion.
 • For this kind of photography 120FPS is probably slow enough
• You have control over your FPS in Settings app so make sure you activate before you start shooting
8. The iPhone camera has built-in Face detection which is awesome for people and Lifestyle photography
• This is not something you need to activate. It is on by default
• The iPhone will detect up to 10 people in a scene-great for group shots.
• The new iPhone models also have cool blink and smile detection built is to help you capture that perfect shot
9. Shooting in the shade lowers the dynamic range of the scene.
• The iPhone only has an 8 stop dynamic range
• Shooting in the shade is generally more flattering for Lifestyle photos
10. Live Photos, if activated, will record 1.5 seconds of video before and after your shot.
• You have to toggle on Live Photos if you want to use -top of screen-
• It’s best to keep the camera still when shooting Live Photos-give is a few seconds on each side to get what it needs to get before racing off to next shot
• You can create some really cool moments with this feature
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Everyday Photography : Picture Perfect iPhone Photography with Jack Hollingsworth

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Join Jack Hollingsworth in the new series of Picture Perfect as he shares some of his personal experience and wisdom on how to capture Everyday Photography with your iPhone.
Technical Notes from Jack:
1. By virtue of the fact that our iPhones are always with us, it’s the ultimate capture device for Everyday Photography.
• As a mobile photographer, you can blend in and not stand out
• You can swipe up from home or lock screen and be shooting anything, anywhere…in about 1 second
• The default camera will let you shoot as close as about 4” inches always from close-up objects
• The auto meter in the camera is surprisingly great for everyday sort of photos
2. In Everday photography, content trumps craft. What a pictures says is more important that how it was created.
• Technical quality is now only part of the bigger-picture conversation
• We are now talking more broadly about fun, sharing, entertainment, affordability, convenience, connection to internet, speed, weight
3. Not all Everyday subjects and objects make for perfect iPhone photos. You’ll often have to work hard at finding the intersections of Light, Exposure, Design and Subject.
• The iPhone doesn’t do great in low-light, nighttime and tricky lighting situations, don’t sell that DSLR just yet
• Were the iPhone shines in brightly light, outdoor, close-at-hand scenes and subjects
4. We all see the world differently. One’s man’s treasure is another man’s trash.
• Because of our unique vision and style, listen carefully to your own still voice.
• Humbly accept criticism of your work but don’t let that deter you from developing your own voice and vision.
• Learn to shoot a variety of shots-one for the general masses and another couple for yourself
5. The secret sauce to creating inspiring Everyday photography is decimated practice and tireless experimentation 
• The average smartphone users take approximately 5 photos per day, some more, some less, some not at all
• You are not going to significantly improve your craft and art but only shooting these minimum
• Go out for a photo walk, once a week and shoot your heart out. 
• Try a 365 project with your iPhone camera, 1 photo per day for a full year
6. Keep your IOS software updates
• Tap Settings--General--Software Update
7. The most important piece of gear in my Mobile Camera Bag, besides my iPhone, is my portable charger. No power. No photos
• Chargers are of no use unless you have reliable lightning cables. I bring 3-4 everywhere I go. 
8. Keep your Geo-tagging on, you can toggle it on or off depending on your need for privacy.
• Enable or disable privacy settings here -Settings--General--Reset--Reset Location&Privacy 
• You can also review the location-accessing rights of any apps by going here-Settings--Privacy--Location Services
9. I primarily use my retina flash when I able to diffuse its source
• The iPhone LED flash is actually quite a useful tool if you know how to use properly
• I like putting some natural diffuser material in front of the flash to make it less harsh
• I am also known to use a second iPhone, in torch mode "Control center" to act as a secondary, “off-camera” light-source
10. Did you know that the iPhone has a User Manual?
• It’s available online or via iBooks
• The online version can be found here: http://help.apple.com/iphone/9/
• It’s the perfect place to begin your iPhone photography journey and get familiar with all the terms and features and functions.
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Portraits : Picture Perfect iPhone Photography with Jack Hollingsworth

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Join Jack Hollingsworth in the new series of Picture Perfect as he shares some of his personal experience and wisdom on how to capture Portraits with your iPhone.

Technical Notes from Jack

1. I tend to ask permission rather than forgiveness for most of the street portraiture I do while traveling
• sometimes it’s simple not, or eye contact, or even speaking through an interpreter
• i find the overwhelming majority of people that I ask flattered that I’m asking to take their photos
• it’s also nice, when time permits, to take a quick selfie together with FaceTime HD camera (front facing camera)

2. I always expose for skin-tones. I set and lock my my exposure reticle on the brightest part of the face
• for light-tone faces, I over-expose up to 1-full stop (use the exposure compensation slider to lighten)
• for dark-tone faces, I under-expose down to 1-full stop (use the exposure compensation slider to darken)

3. Soft, indirect light is always more flattering for travel portraiture.
• That is a big reason I prefer to shoot in the open-shade wherever possible
• soft light reduces contrast and “wraps” nicely around the subject you’re photographing

4. In cultural portraits, you need to keep the eyes in focus. As the eyes are windows to the soul.
• that means “tap-to-focus” on the eye area and lock
• if subject is not perpendicular to camera lens, make sure that the eye, closest to camera, is in sharp focus.

5. Don’t get too close. Shoot from about an arm’s length away.
• the lens that comes with the the iPhone 6s is a 4.15mm lens with a fixed aperture of F2.2
• it’s the rough equivalent of shooting with a 29mm wide-angle lens
• typically, wide-angle lenses distort facial features if you are too close so back-up!

6. I believe the default app, that comes with iPhone, is best all -around app for shooting stills and video portraits.
• if you want more manual exposure, focus and white-balance control, try using any number of camera-replacement apps
• Camera+
• Pro Camera
• Manual

7. There is hardly a photograph I take without using the exposure compensation slider.
• the iPhone has an 8-stop dynamic range (+4/-4)
• sliding the exposure compensation slider up (+) brightens the overall exposure
• sliding the exposure compensation slider down (-) darkens the overall exposure
• optimum exposure is a matter of personal taste and style

8. As a safety measure, it doesn’t hurt to keep the HDR “on”.
• keep HDR on does take up more storage space on your iPhone
• but it’s nice to see what effects the camera gives you back by keeping the default “on” (you can always delete what you don’t like)

9. As a general rule, I happily share my photos with the people I photograph.
• I’m not talking about giving physical photos or digital files to everyone I shot.
• I’m talking about letting the person I’m photographing look at the iPhone screen after I’ve completed my shot

10. I like to shoot a wide variety of Horizontals and verticals for quite a few of my portraits.
• closer portraiture is more of a “vertical” subject
• but because you are shooting with a wide-angle lens (29mm) it’s also good to back out and show more of the context.

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Family : Picture Perfect iPhone Photography with Jack Hollingsworth

Posted in Adorama, Adorama TV, iPhoneography, iPhone, Adoramatv by adoramatv on January 8th, 2016

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Join Jack Hollingsworth in the first episode of the exciting new series Picture Perfect as he shares some great tips and tricks on how to create amazing picture perfect photos with just your iPhone.

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