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Many people use their phone as a camera everyday. Unfortunately, the instruction manual fails to describe how to use it to take wow worthy photos. Sure, you learned picture compositing in your art classes, but how to get the focus right, etc. is just one of the many questions that the phone’s manual keeps unanswered. Read my review of the iPhone photography book, and learn why you need it to up your photography skills to the next level.


  1. Why I Wanted to Review Kelby’s The iPhone Photography Book
  2. I Was So Impressed That I Will Get an iPhone
  3. Kelby Provides Great Explanations on How to Take the Best iPhone Photos
  4. What Else to Expect?
  5. Is Kelbys iPhone Photography Book Worth It?
  6. Who Will Love the Book?
  7. Why The iPhone photography book Ups Your Skills in a Nutshell
  8. Top of the World Style Linkup No. 310

Disclosure: Ad. The iPhone Photography by Kelby is a book sample of my choice from Rocky Nook Books. The post is not endorsed by them. I wrote it entirely myself and it represents my own 100% honest opinion.

Why I Wanted to Review Kelby’s The iPhone Photography Book

Full disclosure: I don’t have an iPhone. Cell phones don’t function in Alaska once you are about 35 miles (about 56 km) away from a community because Alaska is only 2% developed. Therefore, you have no connection when you need it most, i.e. in the Wild. However, I love taking photos. Schlepping a camera wherever I go, is annoying and heavy. Therefore, I was curious what kind of photography you could do with an iPhone. I mean beyond snapshots. My question was

Can the iPhone photography book up your skills?


I Was So Impressed That I Will Get an iPhone

After unpacking the book, I flipped thru the pages. My honest reaction was

Wow! These photos were taken with an iPhone?!

I was hooked! I dug into the book like eating my favorite dessert – chocolate mousse. The example iPhone photos looked like examples from a photography art class! I wanted to know how to take pro-like photos with an iPhone.


Kelby Provides Great Explanations on How to Take the Best iPhone Photos

Well, the book definitely answered my question whether one can take the kind of photos I had in mind.

Yes, you can!

Read on why The iPhone photography book ups your skills in taking photos with a phone. The author well explains the iPhone essentials needed to take the best photos. He covers image composition with why it’s important, and how to get it right.

… and yes, many of Kelby’s advices are also valid for other cell phone brands.


What Else to Expect?

Scott Kelby is not only a professional photographer, but also a bestselling author. He knows how to write and present material, and he has years of expertise in the subject. In this book, he covers a lot of material from close-ups, over portraits to landscapes. However, he well organized the layout of his book. Consequently, you won’t need to read it cover-to-cover when you are interested in just a niche (e.g., landscapes, food shoots, travel, people).

After reading the iPhone and image composition fundamentals, you can jump to the chapter that covers the kind of photography you are interested in. That’s an effective use of your time. It also makes the book easy to use, even when you are new to the art of photography.

Best! Every page covers a single concept. This means you can learn as you go after learning the essentials.

I particularly like the inspirational chapter on what to shoot. It’s an eye opener to see more of the world around us. It’s nearly a science approach of making something obvious that everybody sees, but fails to realize.


2 pages of The iPhone Photography book to why the iPhone photography book ups your skills
Each concept page starts with a photo of either the result or how to perform the technique. Then an easy-to-understand explanation of how to take the photo follows. The simple to the point concept of presenting the material is why The iPhone Photography ups your skills. All you have to do is to apply the well laid out steps.


Kelby’s The iPhone Photography Is Great Value for Its Price

The book cost $29.95. That’s a bargain for a book that covers material of a 101 or 201 college level art photography class. To my experience, Kelby’s The iPhone Photography is great value for its price. You can buy the book at Rocky Nook.


Who Will Love the Book?

Everyone who wants to know how to take the best photos with an iPhone.

Any fashionista and fashionister will love his tips on how to pose people for photos, and on how to to photograph them. This book is a Must-have for their everyday life when they want to increase the numbers of Likes on any social media platform.

Beauty and lifestyle bloggers will love it for the tips on and tricks regarding close-ups. Travel and lifestyle blogger will find a lot of material that helps shooting perfect images of landscapes. You get the idea, why

Why should Joe and Jane Doe buy the book? Memories! You want them to look the best! The first photo of the new-born, entering kindergarten, winning a soccer game, vacation photos, graduation from high school, etc. Well, and because of his great advice on how to organize a photo library.


You want to find them when you want to show them, right?


I strongly recommend this book to my fellow bloggers, friends including my readers and family, i.e., everyone.


Why The iPhone Photography Book Ups Your Skills in a Nutshell

Scott Kelby’s book The iPhone Photography is a guide to taking photos in a professional way with an iPhone at the beginners/intermediate level. He breaks the subject down for the reader into easy-to-follow steps. Buy his book now to shoot your best photos.

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P.S. Did you know that Rockynook specializes in publishing educational books like this to learn DIY skills? Take, for instance, a look at my review on Rockynook’s Watercolor Botanical Garden book.


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This Post Has 12 Comments

  1. Thanks for the review! Visiting you from the fine whatever link up.

  2. I’ve heard the latest iPhone cameras are amazing – journalists are shooting reports on them. I have a Samsung but would be keen to improve my phone photography.

    Emma xxx
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  3. aquamarinastyle

    This is such a great suggestion, Nicole. We (my non-professional photographer husband) and I are always looking for new ideas for photos. It would be nice to not have to take my larger camera everywhere and just use our iphones! Thanks for the recommendation.

    xx Darlene

  4. My son would actually REALLY love this book as a gift! Thanks for sharing this today!


  5. Nicole,

    This sounds like a great book. I certainly would like to know how I could up my game on taking photos with my iPhone.


  6. Lucy Bertoldi

    I just got a new iphone and the picture quality is super amazing! I’m interested in this book though if it offers even more suggestions- sounds like a great read! Thanks for sharing:)

  7. Chrissy, it’s written in general, not for a specific iPhone edition.

  8. Do you know if it has updated information for the later releases of the iPhone?

  9. This book sounds like a helpful reference! Thank you so much for the feature! What a nice surprise to start my day!

    Jill – Doused in Pink

  10. shelbeeontheedge1

    Oh wow, what an interesting book. It sounds like it has lots of useful information. I take all of my blog photos with an iPhone so I am definitely interested in checking this title out. Thanks for reviewing it, Nicole!


  11. The first chapter is related and specific to iPhones. But everything else applies to all smart phones and even cameras.

  12. Jodie

    I’m assuming this covers all smartphones, not just iphones??