From your passenger seat, point an iPhone or iPad camera toward her and say sternly, “Don’t make a face!” Chances are, your request will be disregarded. The more you mock-protest her “disobedience,” the better her expressions will get. In no time, she’ll be a happy little beam of sunshine again and you’ll have a dozen or so shots on your iDevice. That’s all you need to create a one-minute video afterward to showcase both the child and your photography.
I dropped my set of images into the iMovie app, about which I had read much hype at the time. Since I had never ever produced a video before, I expected to be overwhelmed. Instead, I was pleasantly surprised by how easy it was to figure out and use. In fact, the app’s built-in “Playful” theme — complete with music, transitions and title fields — inspired me to do more than I originally intended. I created a make-believe story that further tied the photos together and made the whole experience even more memorable for us all.
In any case, I hope enjoy this little flick. Please “Like” and “Share” it with others if it made you smile.
- iMovie: Very independent filmmaking (apple.com)
- iOS Apps Support: iMovie for iOS (apple.com)
- An iMovie Tribute to Dad — in Loving Memory (groovinonapps.com)
- How to Shoot Better Concert Photos with the iPad or iPhone (groovinonapps.com)
Excellent e-books on the subject
- iMovie for iPhone and iPad; by Brendan Boykin (iBookstore) (Kindle Store)
- The iPad for Photographers: Master the Newest Tool in Your Camera Bag, Second Edition; by Jeff Carlson (iBookstore) (Kindle Store)