Join Bryan O'Neil Hughes for an in-depth discussion in this video Camera, part of Photoshop and Lightroom: Mobile, Desktop, and Cloud.
- So, the iPhone camera has a lot of unique strengths. It's obviously extremely portable. It can communicate so I can send pictures, almost immediately, anywhere I want, I can post them to social. It's got all sorts of great software built into it, so I find myself using it all the time. If you do have access to a traditional camera, specially one that shoots raw, you're going to be able to do certain things you can't do with your phone. With a raw image, you're going to have access to much more dynamic range, much more latitude with your files.
You're going to have higher color precision. You're going to just be able to get a much better image. It might require more work, but you can achieve a better quality image. But, no matter which camera you're using, you're gonna wanna use a lot of the same rules. So, when I take out my other camera, I'm thinking the same way I was with the phone. The very first thing I'm doing, when I take it out of my camera case, is I'm making sure that the lens is clean, and clear. In this case I'm gonna using a lens cleaning cloth, to wipe that off, instead of the end of my shirt.
But I wanna make sure that the LCD screen, and that the lens of the camera are both clean and clear. When I'm shooting with it, I wanna make sure that I think about stability. I wanna hold it with both hands, I want to make sure that I expose off of the bright areas in the image. And if I'm doing something like HDR, I wanna make sure that I focus and exposure lock where I want, and that I use exposure compensation, to shoot under-exposed, towards the middle, the mid-tones, and over-expose, so that I can use those images later to combine them.
And with panoramas, what I want to do is rotate on the axis of the camera. Usually the tripod socket is right there under the lens, what you wanna do is just rotate on the lens, and make sure that you take a bunch of images, and you have a lot of overlapping content. What you don't want to do is move your whole body around, you want the camera to just rotate, on the axis right underneath the lens. And it's OK to shoot multiple images and have overlapping content, cos that's how they're all gonna be stitched together.
Now, remember that at the end of the day, all of these images are going to end up together in Lightroom. We're gonna borrow some of our settings from the phone shots, and use them on the camera, and we're gonna borrow some of our camera shots, and use them on the phone. It really doesn't matter, which camera you're using, or in which combination, as long as you're having fun taking pictures.
- Capturing great images on the go
- Creating HDR and panoramic images
- Picking your favorite photos
- Performing quick edits
- Sharing creative projects on social media
- Making more advanced edits with Lightroom for mobile
- Retouching with Photoshop Fix
- Compositing in Photoshop Mix
- Using Slate to tell visual stories
- Sending files back to the desktop
- Sharing images in Slate, Portfolio, and Behance