Marketing experts predict that by 2009, nearly 90% of all cell phones will contain a camera, as manufacturers race to create cheaper, easiertouse models with more sophisticated cameras, more pixels, flash units, and even multiple lenses. Already revolutionizing audiovisual communication, it's a trend that will only grow more explosively.
Created by two top professionals, this generously illustrated nutsandbolts guide is the first of its kind to treat these units as genuine cameras instead of novelties, and the only one to include a fullcolor photoessay demonstrating the full capabilities of the latest camera phones.
In five easy-to-read chapters, the book explains how to choose good equipment; take better pictures; and store, print, and send the best images. Find practical tips on preventing or repairing water damage, protecting easily scratched lenses inside pockets and purses, and retrieving accidentally erased images. Learn to access the events, advice, and opportunities of the burgeoning camera phone community, from film festivals to news organizations, moblogs, and more.
Featuring the technical savvy of CNet.com's Aimee Baldridge and the creative skill of National Geographic photographer Robert Clark, a camera phone pioneer, this compact yet comprehensive reference combines up-to-the-minute expertise with superb examples.
I bought this book about an year back and at that time , I guess it was only book up on the block devoted exclusively to a very important and ubiquitous but surprisingly neglected area- Cellphone photography.
Coming from Nat Geo, THE experts on the most stunning photography existing anywhere on the planet, it is reliable and contains a wealth of information.
I am gifting this one away to a friend and am sad but am going to buy one asap.
One thing I would like to have changed about this is that the existing edition came in 2007 and the world of cellphones with a cam has gone drastic changes. The enthusiasts deserve a latest edition, packed with more information and probably tips on latest camera phones like the iphone.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend