Last night was one of the most epic evenings my family has ever experienced. It was a glorious two hour long sunset on the sharky NC coast with storms suspended all around us like we were in some sort of a “good weather” bubble.
If you follow me on instagram, you might already know it’s family reunion beach week with my whole immediate family. Last night we laughed, splashed, surfed and played in the ocean until the sky lit up with a radiant sunset. It was an evening that I want to remember forever!
I believe you have an important story. Are you capturing and preserving ALL the best moments?
I’m so thankful I had the right tools (and training) to capture the story that is and will be so precious to my family from last night.
The most important tool recently being the underwater housing from Watershot for my iPhone. Without it most of these photos wouldn’t exist. My phone would have sat dry up on the beach.
Are you missing epic moments that should be captured because you don’t have a waterproof housing for your iPhone?
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The following shots were all captured with my Watershot housing for iPhone 6 in the last 48 hours.
My sister Robin Surfing.
My mom and Christian getting some fun in the sun.
My brother in law Forest Surfing.
Selfie of me surfing.
Me surfing captured by Forest.
My being lazy.
Starting my son Judah out right. Learning to surf at 2 and half.
The Morgans braving the sharks and the waist high waves.
My little family of four playing in the waves!
My adorable wife Tammy and our 1 year old Christian.
Auntie Robin and Judah.
Epic shot of my wife Tammy and I making out. Captured by Jason Morgan.
A lone peeler.
Papa throwing Judah.
Papa taking a swim.
The epic storms all around us.
All of these photos were taking with the world’s BEST underwater housing for iPhone. It’s made by Watershot and I’m giving away a couple free housings courtesy of Watershot.
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WOW! I’ve been dreaming of this since I decided to write my book iPhone Only Photography two frickin’ years ago! I’ve poured my heart and soul into this project and I couldn’t be more proud. It is truly my best work I’ve ever created.
My full eight chapter book is finally ready!!!
Start Taking World-Class Photos with Your iPhone Today!
Not convinced yet?
Have You Ever Seen Something Stunning but the Picture You Took Just Didn’t Do It Justice?
Well, I have some good news. You can take amazing photos with your iPhone.
The problem is most people approach mobile photography like a game of Russian roulette, hoping to get lucky. But without the right skills and knowledge, it can be challenging to consistently produce photos that tell a great story. Some think they need to spend thousands of dollars on gear they don’t even know how to use and still end up with disappointing photos.
How can you be different?
“Even as a professional photographer, I’ve still learned something new on every page in David’s book.”
When You Follow This Proven Process…
You will consistently create stunning images by manually controlling your camera and taking the guesswork out of the results. You will make every image a piece of art by using strong composition techniques. You will be able to recreate the feelings you felt when you were first inspired to take the photo.
In short, this process will load all the “chambers” with the bullets you need, teaching you how to hit the target every time! How do I know this? Because that’s what I did. As a professional music, celebrity, and advertising photographer, I have literally spent tens of thousands of dollars on equipment to try to get the “perfect” shots.
Eventually, though, I got got tired of lugging my big, heavy camera around and started going on vacation with nothing but my iPhone. And guess what? I didn’t miss any of that gear. I have learned how to use the iPhone to produce the same quality photos as my a $5000 camera — seriously. After spending tens of thousands of dollars on photography equipment and shooting professionally for over a decade, I’ve learned an important fact about photography:
The best camera in the world is the one that’s always in your pocket.
And in my new book and course, I’m going to share with you my whole process for how to use that camera to capture the most important memories and moments in your life.
What People Are Already Saying…
I’ve recently been diagnosed with Early onset Alzheimer’s (I’m 53 yrs old). Your book has inspired me to use my iPhone more the ever to capture and record the moments while I still can enjoy doing so. I guess a part of photography is about recording memories and that’s something that will slowly slip away for me in time. So I want record as much as I can now for myself and my family to remember.
—Michael R Belleville
I’ve known David for eight years, and he is incredibly punny, an okay volleyball player, and an expert in iPhone Only Photography.
I must warn you of two things before you start reading this book.
First, before you sit down to read David’s book, have your iPhone with you. It will save you time later. Why? Because the easy to follow step-by-step instructions that David provides, will have you reaching for your phone before you know it.
Second, set aside some time to read it, because once you start, you will find it difficult to put down. Unless of course, you find yourself grabbing your phone and running outside to take a few pictures using David’s advice. Like I did.
In my book iPhone Only Photography you’ll learn my secrets for creating STUNNING iPhone only photos and get specialized, in-depth training in each of these five areas: portraits, night and concert shooting, food photos, landscapes, and panoramas.
When you’re done reading, you’ll be able to shoot and edit:
1. PERFECT PORTRAITS in any lighting situation.
2. NIGHT-TIME & CONCERTS in tricky dark settings and then edit them to look even better.
3. FOOD that’ll cause your friends’ mouths to water.
4. LANDSCAPES that recreate the emotion of the experience to share with others.
5. PANORAMAS that don’t just look beautiful but tell a story.
Get It Today!
Learn the 3 steps to get UHHHMAAZZING iPhone images every time in the full 8 chapter version of iPhone Only Photography.
- Digital download of the full 8 chapter version of iPhone Only Photography: The Art of Capturing Life with the Camera in Your Pocket.
- I spent the last 2 years of my life writing this book & am SOOOO excited for you to learn everything in it! It is an incredible resource where I reveal my secrets and tips to shooting and editing to get UHHHHMAAAZZINNG iPhone photos every time! If you enjoyed the free version SHOOTING ESSENTIALS you’re going to love the FULL VERSION of iPhone Only Photography even more!
- LEARN the three absolute must haves: 1. How to take manual control of your iPhone camera. 2. How to create strong composition. 3. How to edit to recreate the feelings you felt when you took the photo.
- Get specialized, in-depth training in each of these five areas: portraits, night and concert shooting, food photos, landscapes, and panoramas.
- Become more awesome in general.
iPhone Only Photography eBook $29
If you don’t absolutely love it so much you’d smack yo’ momma…
then I’d be really surprised. But I have a 45 days no questions asked money back guarantee.
I can’t even believe it! Over SEVEN THOUSAND PEOPLE have already downloaded my eBook iPhone Only Photography: SHOOTING ESSENTIALS!
Download your FREE copy by clicking here! (If you haven’t yet)
Why does this book exist?
In case you have no idea what this is all about, I spent the last two years of my life working on this project. It’s undeniably the best and most important work I’ve ever created. And the reason is, this book isn’t about me. It’s about you. I believe we all have an important personal story. So I want to ask you a question: If you don’t capture your story, who else will? Maybe no one. That’s when I realized…
The best camera in the world is the one that’s always in your pocket.
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You can take UHHMAAAZZZING, world-class images with your iPhone.
The problem is…
Most people approach iPhone photography like Russian roulette. Hoping to get good shots. I wrote this book to help people tell better stories with their photos; to load all the chambers and get them hitting the target every time. I couldn’t be more proud of a project and I’m stunned, honored and humbled by the response so far.
Here’s what people are already saying about iPhone Only Photography: SHOOTING ESSENTIALS.
“I’ve recently been diagnosed with Early onset Alzheimers (I’m 53 yrs old). Your book has inspired me to use my iPhone more the ever to capture and record the moments while I still can enjoy doing so. I guess a part of photography is about recording memories and that’s something that will slowly slip away for me in time. So I want record as much as I can now for myself and my family to remember.”
Sincerely, Michael R
David Molnar has turned my Instagram feed into an art gallery with his photos. To think he shoots it all with an iPhone is unfathomable. But now he’s sharing his secrets with the world. This is a must-have resource in our image-driven world.”
–Ben Arment, creator of STORY
David’s images stab my eyes with beauty and I swear I can taste skittles when I look at his panoramas.
– Lance Hart, World-class designer
“I don’t consider myself a photographer. But I love beautiful images, and this book helped me learn how to use the camera that was in my pocket to capture a little bit of the best moments in life. The steps David outlined were practical, easy, intentional. I’m already getting more compliments on my photos.”
— Jeff Goins, Author, The In-Between
David has the rare combination of being as talented a teacher as he is a photographer. His amazing work speaks for itself, but what you may not know is how he is happiest when sharing his knowledge. This book not only teaches what you need to know about iPhone photography, it shares a new way to celebrate the small moments in life.
– Alli Worthington, Entrepreneur
“David does such a great job helping the ‘everyday’ iPhone photographer capture beautiful moments. I recommend this book to anyone who wants to enhance their photography skills and their eye for capturing those moments.”
– Sarah Pead
“For anyone who’s dreamed of capturing the perfect image with their camera phone… David Molnar has written a book that will help you accomplish the ultimate goal: depict the world more richly.”
–Matt Knisely, Award Winning Photojournalist and Author of Framing Faith.
“This is an amazing tool! David is great at making a very complex art, accessible for anyone who can turn on an iphone. I can’t wait to get out and take some pictures!”
– Lindsey Nobles
“Like many of you, I have my iPhone with me all the time. I love taking photos but I felt they were completely ordinary. I was never happy with the exposure or composition of my shots but since I’m not a photographer, I had no clue why they didn’t pop. After meeting David and learning all the basics in iPhone Only Photography ESSENTIALS, my photography has jumped to a whole new level. I’m not a painter or an artist by any stretch but by using the different photography apps and techniques David recommends, I can now ‘paint’ beautiful photos with my iPhone. I’ve discovered a new passion and I love the editing process because it’s so easy and quick! As a food and faith blogger, I use my photos every day online and I need them to be the best they can be. If you want to learn how to take amazing photos with your iPhone, I heartily recommend you download this book right away! You will be absolutely amazed when you see the difference these techniques make in your photography skills!”
– Kate Battistelli, Author, Growing Great Kids
“Straight to the point, and presented in an engaging, easy-to-follow format, this book is an absolute home run. There’s a treasure trove of actionable information for both novice and experienced iPhone photographers to feast on, and the way David seamlessly blends in touching back-stories with breathtaking examples of his own iPhone photography, readers are sure to come away bursting with plenty of inspiration to go with all that newfound knowledge. Highly recommended!”
– Russ Robinson
Note: This book is 1037 times better because I had the privilege of working with Jeff Goins to edit the book and it’s so beautiful because my designer friend Lance Hart poured his heart into it. Holy amazing team batman!
What has this book meant to you?
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People are astonished when I tell them how many books I have read. Especially my mom. You couldn’t have bribed me for money or chocolate to read a book growing up. Can you blame me? There was world class surfing a few blocks away.
How I read 46 books in one year.
When people ask me why I read so much now, I jokingly say “I’m overcompensating for not going to college.” (I have to get my education from somewhere if I want to change the world.)
Well, maybe it started off that way, but that cannot be the truth now. I’m infatuated with reading. Whether it be a cutting edge business book, a time tested 1000 page classic novel, or the latest distopian quick read trilogy. Reading has become one of my absolute favorite past times and a daily part of my life.
It’s hard to give people the “reading bug.” It does take a bug to turn a non-reader into a reader. I’ve found that a good “can’t put this down series can help” turn someone into a reader. But once you do have the bug, you can learn how to find the time to read as much as you want.
How do I find the time? Here’s the answer.
My 5 secrets to reading everything you’ve ever wanted:
1. Read at night.
The kids are finally asleep and you finally have a moment to wind down. You just watched a tv show and you need to rest your eyes from a screen so you pick up your paperback or kindle (Not ipad, kindle fire or backlit screen. Those are bad for your eyes and keep you awake) and you read until you get sleepy. Watch one less TV show and read instead.
2. Read in the morning.
Get up early, before your kids or the rest of the house wakes up and read something positive. Make a cup first if you depend on it like me. But then sit there and start your day with something uplifting like a devotional. I like to progress to something that makes me start thinking productive from the start of the day like a business or self-development book.
3. Read at least two books at a time.
Always have a business/ learning book and a Novel or light reading book going on at the same time. Most people only want to read one book at a time, but I think that is the wrong way to do it. Let’s face it, if you don’t feel like reading that one business book when it’s time to read, you may not pick it up and decide to do something else like watch TV instead. I always have a novel that I’m reading for the times when I want to be entertained. I read novels at night or on the weekend, but I read the learning books in the morning to get me motivated. I don’t want to start thinking at night about these things because it will keep me awake. And adversely I don’t want to start reading a novel first thing in the morning because I won’t want to focus on work that day, I’ll be anxious to find out what happens next in the story. When it’s time to read, I always ask myself “is it time to learn, or time to be entertained?”
4. Listen to audiobooks.
This is perhaps the greatest secret of them all. I listen to audiobooks almost all day every day. I listen to audiobooks while I’m driving and while I’m doing the dishes. We all have nominal tasks that we do everyday that is more or less wasted potential. You can multitask while you sweep up the kitchen or make breakfast. Some of us even have jobs where we can do busy work and listen to books at the same time. Sometimes while I’m editing photos, if the task is simple enough, I can listen to a good novel at the same time. Which means I could listen to a whole book in a day or at least a good chunk of it. If I can’t fall asleep at night, I will lay in bed with my headphones and listen until I get tired. (my wife won’t let me read with the light on while she’s sleeping) Listening to audiobooks can easily double, if not quadruple, the amount of books you read each year. It’s also a good way to get through a section of a book that is boring or hard to follow. The reader keeps on talking, therefore you keep listening. If you just push through things start to make sense. (I wish I had done this for Les Miserables because holy cow can Victor Hugo go on 100 page tangents)
If I can and it’s reasonably priced, I always try to get the audiobook as well as the kindle version. Amazon will sell you both for cheaper and you can use their “whispersync” service which will find your place in the audiobook when you switch from your kindle, and vice versa. Any books that were published before 1923 are in the public domain. Amazon has free versions of these books for kindle and Librivox has free audiobook versions.
5. Readers are leaders.
Lastly, I realized that if you’re not growing you’re dying. You are in charge of your own destiny. Don’t fill your head with TV and gossip magazines. The brightest minds in the world have written down their discoveries and shared them in books. Learn from the masters. YOU MUST make time for them.
I hope this helps you find time to read all the books you’ve been putting off.
What about you, do you read a lot? What are your secrets?
ADDED LATER BY POPULAR REQUEST:
Here are all the books I finished in 2013. I probably started over a dozen more books last year and several of which I will finish soon.
Have any great book recommendations?
Learning/ Self Development/ Spiritual:
Permission marketing – Seth Godin
The Icarus Deception – Seth Godin
Amazing things will happen – CC Chapman
The Dip – Seth Godin
Crazy Love – Francis Chan
Book yourself solid – Michael Port
Platform – Michael Hyatt
You are a writer – Jeff Goins
Today Matters – John Maxwell
Love is the Killer App – Tim Sanders
Entreleadership – Dave Ramsey
All Marketers are Liars – Seth Godin
iPhone Photography – Misho Baranovic
Wrecked – Jeff Goins
The In-Between – Jeff Goins
It’s all true – Jeff Slaughter
The Virtual Assistant Solution – Hyatt
Great by Choice – Jim Collins
Do the Work – Steven Pressfield
The Compound Effect – Darren Hardy
The Reason for God – Timothy Keller
Contagious – Jonah Berger
ReThink Marriage – Tyler Ward
Advertising Headlines to make you Rich and Famous – David Garfunkel
The Art of War – Sun Tzu
Earth unaware – Orson Scott Card
Earth Affire – Orson Scott Card
Divergent – Veronica Roth
Insurgent – Veronica Roth
Allegiant – Veronica Roth
The Giver – Lois Lowry
Gathering Blue – Lois Lowry
Messenger – Lois Lowry
Son – Lois Lowry
Life of Pi – Yann Martell
The Great Gatsby – Fitzgerald
Enders Game – Orson Scott Card
Speaker for the Dead – Orson Scott Card
Xenocide – Orson Scott Card
Children of the Mind – Orson Scott Card
Enders Shadow – Orson Scott Card
Ender in Exile – Orson Scott Card
Shadow of the Hegemon – Orson Scott Card
Shadow puppets – Orson Scott Card
Shadow of the Giant – Orson Scott Card
Shadows in Flight – Orson Scott Card
The best camera in the world… just got even better.
All of my iPhone images I’ve posted in the past 2 years have been from my iPhone 4s. If you’ve followed me on Instagram or Facebook you would know that I love creating iPhoneONLY art.
I also try to document our personal story wherever we go.
I believe the best camera in the world is the camera that is always in your pocket. For me (and probably you) that’s my iPhone. Here are the 3 reasons why I’m excited about the 5s and why you can be too…
1. The New Larger Sensor | Better Lighting in Dark Settings
Many people including myself were a bit upset that the iPhone 5, iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s all still have only an 8 megapixel camera like the iPhone 4s. Admittedly, that’s a huge reason why I didn’t upgrade to the 5 from my 4s immediately. My 4s takes incredible pictures. Why did I need just a slightly better camera if they are both 8 megapixels?
The answer for me now is that the iPhone 5s has made HUGE improvements to its sensor. The new sensor which is the part of the camera that actually records the light is 15% larger. This will allow a 33% increase in overall light sensitivity which means you can take better pictures in darker situations. THIS IS GREAT! I love the following description of it…
“Think of this as holding a thimble in a rain storm to try to catch water. The bigger your thimble, the easier it is to catch more drops in a shorter amount of time. This will also aid light gathering and should improve both color saturation and noise (or grain) levels in images.” – MATTHEW PANZARINO
BIGGER SENSOR = BIGGER PIXELS
BIGGER PIXELS = CATCHES MORE LIGHT
MORE LIGHT = BETTER QUALITY
For all of you techy people…The new 5-element lens in the iPhone 5S has a lens with a f2.2 aperture, which is a 1/4 stop improvement over the f2.4 aperture in the iPhone 5. This combined with the larger sensor size will team up to maximize the low light shooting capabilities. The iPhone 5S also now has autofocus matrix metering with 15 focus zones. This will help with getting sharp photos with greater detail when using autofocus and autoexposure in difficult low light situations like concerts, night time and portraits indoors.
2. The Faster more Robust A7 Chip | Faster more intelligent camera
Built into the A7 chip is a faster and even more souped up ISP “image signal processor.” The ISP is the brain in your iPhone camera that thinks about and decides how to process colors, exposures, contrast and tones, etc.
The iPhone 5S will take advantage of the new and improved ISP in the A7 chip and give you up to 2x faster autofocus and faster photo capture. Not to mention the sweet new feature of shooting HD video at 120 frames per second and the option to play it back in slow motion. (I’m really excited to play with this feature!)
3. Continuous Burst Mode | Better Capture of Actions & Expressions
Previously Apple’s built in iPhone Camera app has been pretty slow and has not been my first app choice for shooting photos. The new and improved burst mode lets you capture multiple shots of an action by snapping 10 photos per second all at full resolution. This is a HUGE leap from the clunky, slow camera app on my iPhone 4s. Apps like Camera+ have a burst mode but the image quality is saved at a reduced resolution on the 4s.
“The ISP and faster sensor also make burst mode possible, which is great when your subject is in motion. Burst mode continuously captures 10 photos per second, letting you take hundreds of images so you don’t miss a moment. Intelligent software algorithms work behind the scenes to analyze all the shots in real time, comparing sharpness and clarity and even detecting when someone’s eyes are closed. Then iPhone suggests individual photos or a sequence of photos that you might like best.”
Simply put, you can fire away in burst mode and your iPhone 5s will intelligently pick the clearest, sharpest and best photos out of the bunch for you to use.
Additional Noteworthy Features:
Auto Image Stabilization – kicks in when you need help to reduce noise and motion from shaky hands or moving subjects.
True Tone Flash – The flash is definitely better but that doesn’t excite me entirely. I strongly recommend avoid using the flash unless absolutely necessary because it will almost never look as flattering as finding soft light. I discuss this much more in depth in my forthcoming “iPhoneONLY Photography” book.:)
So what about you, are you going to upgrade and if so why?
To learn more about iPhone photography, I’m excited to let you know I’ll be releasing an iPhone ONLY photography book soon. (Release date TBA. Hint Hint… way before the holidays.)
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