Thursday, August 5, 2010

Rick Sammon’s 24/7 Photo Buffet

Rick Sammon’s 24/7 Photo Buffet application, co-developed with Dr. Dave Wilson, offers photographic advice, tips and techniques collected during his 30+ years of professional experience. The app is packed with how-to information (text, stills, movies and screen grabs) and is super easy-to-navigate.

This content-heavy app can be used as a reference to learn basic and advanced techniques, or as a searchable guide to find (how cool is that?) to find a quick fix for a tricky photographic situation. In essence, the app is like having Rick – one of today’s top professional photographers and authors – in your hip pocket to help you become a better photographer – 24/7.
Unlike many photo apps available today, Rick’s 24/7 Photo Buffet offers a comprehensive guide, and is not limited to any one effect, style or technique.


Just like any good buffet, Rick’s 24/7 Photo Buffet offers variety and choice … and you can go back again and again for additional helpings. This comprehensive app guides users with a combination of text, about 250 example photos, and video tutorials. Content is divided into four major sections, each with a scrollable collection of topics, including:

Seeing – Learn how to see a picture in your mind’s eye, before you snap the shot. Subjects covered include composition, framing, and lighting.

Making – Discover how to make a great picture rather than simply take a picture, applying your knowledge of exposure, flash, filters, and taking pictures with the iPhone itself.

Editing – Find out how to enhance your pictures in the digital darkroom by tweaking the white balance, levels, saturation and contrast, and selectively controlling sharpening.

Tips – Search Rick’s A-Z photo tips for advice on everything from aerial shooting and underwater photography to sunsets and panoramas.

In addition to the large helping of content, there is also a Help button that allows you to make comments and post suggestions for future apps.

Sprinkled throughout the app is a smorgasbord of photography topics.

Use this app to take better pictures of kids, nighttime subjects, sunrises and sunsets, fireworks, animals, people, scenery, waterfalls, rainy day subjects and wildlife.

Use this app to increase your knowledge of panoramas, lenses, aperture, shutter speed, white balance, exposure, fill flash, filters, lighting, ISO, photo editing software.

HDR (High Dynamic Range) must-know info, Notes Feature and Expanded content.

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