iPhone Apps

Rick's Big Cats is My Newest Cool App

Photographs © Rick Sammon
For all those big and small cat lovers out there, I have developed, along with app developer Keith Kolmos, my first wall paper app: Rick's Big Cats - for both the iPad and iPhone.

The app, which cost only 99 cents, contains 20 of my favorite pictures of lions, tigers, cheetahs, leopards, cougars, jaguars and serval cats - photographs that look wonderful on the iPad and iPhone.
Photograph © Rick Sammon
I photographed the big cats in Africa, Belize and in wildlife parks throughout the United States.

Most of the big cats were photographed with my Canon 100-400mm IS lens. Click here to read about all my gear.

© Rick Sammon
From within the app you can email a photo to your friends and even share it on Facebook and twitter - with cat lovers around the world.

© Rick Sammon
I hope you enjoy the app. Click here to see all my app.

About Keith: Keith Kolmos is a hobbyist photographer and freelance app developer from Elgin, Illinois. Keith's other cool apps: Dis Photo A Day 2012Christmas Photo A Day 2011I Heart U Photos,Trak4, and Trak4 Lite.

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Photo and Lighting Tips at Your Finger Tips

Here's a look at my apps - which offer in-the-field and on-site photo info . . . 24/7.

My flagship comprehensive how-to app: Rick Sammon's 24/7 Photo Buffet - iPhone and iPad. It's basically an interactive, how-to e-book that you can keep with you 24/7.

24/7 features more than 100 tips, lots on flash photography and lighting.
This app features my best tips for making pictures . . . indoors, outdoors, in bright light and in low light, with a flash and with a diffuser and reflector.

24/7 includes tips on creating . . . creative Speedlite photographs.
 People, wildlife, landscape, city scape photography are covered.

Before telling you more about my apps, if you have an iPhone, check out this cool lens system. I have the lenses and love 'em.

 Rick Sammon's Light It!

Light It! and Light It Light!: My basic lighting apps – iPhone and iPad.

Click here to see the into movie to Light It! 

Rick Sammon's iHDR  
My newest how-to app for the iPad is now available: Rick Sammon's iHDR.

This app (formerly called Rick Sammon's HDR Portfolio) is packed with HDR photos (my latest from around the world), info and movies. It's a great way to learn and experience HDR.

The app has the same great content as HDR Portfolio, but with an added Favorites section. So, if you already have the app, you don't need to download this version.

It's called iHDR because the app is all about how you can create cool HDR images using your imagination – combined with HDR photography innovations.

Click here to download and to start the HDR fun.

Check out this cool keyboard and stand for easier iPad use.

Rick Sammon's Underwater Wonders

Calling all moms and dads, aunts and uncles, brothers and sisters - and friends and neighbors who have or know youngsters. Underwater Wonders, my first iPad app for kids (as well as scuba divers), is now available.

Underwater Wonders is not a photography how-to app/app book, like most of my other apps. Rather, it's an app/app book that falls into the Nature, Wildlife and Marine Conservation categories.

Here is a nice review of the app.

I took most of the photographs in the app while I was president and chief underwater photographer (1980 to 1995) of the marine conservation organization CEDAM International, an organization dedicated to Conservation, Education, Diving and Marine-research.

Underwater Wonders
, designed for kids and for adults who are kids are heart, features underwater photographs of my favorite marine animals. The photographs are accompanied by fascinating and fun fish facts, as well as some of my personal anecdotes.

Butterfly Wonders

 Butterfly Wonders: Beautiful butterflies and section on close-up photography –  iPad only. Cool section on how-to take close-up pictures!

 Life Lessons We Can Learn From Mother Nature

 Life Lessons We Can Learn From Mother Nature: My favorite images with inspirational quotes – iPadonly.

 Skip Marini Golf Lessons

In Skip Marini Golf Lessons, I become the student – learning the best golf tips from the best pro in Westchester, NY – iPad and iPhone.

Still Time to Save on My Most Popular Apps

Hey all.

In celebration of the California Photo Fest, as well as my creativeLive class, I am running a super apps sale. 
  • Rick Sammon's 24/7 Photo Buffet for iPhone: reduced from $1.99 to 99¢
  • Rick Sammon's 24/7 Photo Buffet for iPad: reduced from $4.99 to $1.99
  • Rick Sammon's iHDR for iPad: reduced from $4.99 to $1.99
  • Rick Sammon's iHDR for Mac: reduced from $9.99 to $2.99. 
  • Rick Sammon's Light It! is reduced from $4.99 to $2.99.

Click here to order from my app page.

I hope you enjoy my apps!

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Outline for my creativeLive Class: Free During the Class - about $6 an hour to purchase

Here's the class outline for my upcoming cL class:

Exploring the Light.

I hope you can join the info-packed and fun-filled event. Sign up today!

It's free during the class, and only about $6 an hour ($99 divided by about 15 hours of training) to purchase. Kinda cool.

Day 1: Friday, October 21

9 am - Class (and fun) begin!

Welcome/Class Outline with Slides - and some photo tips, of course. Also, a walk through on the different lighting sets: Speedlites, Small Strobes, Small Constant Lights, Spiderlites, Indoor Available Light.

Setting Goals/Four Levels of Learning.  

Rick’s Best Easy, Affordable and Totally Cool Speedlite Shots. Affordable is key here. Hey, if you have a Westscott Apollo and a speedlite  you can "Shoot Along With Rick™."

-- Lunch --

Interview with David Ziser.

The Camera Looks Both Ways — People Photography. My best shots from around the world.

What Does Your Photography Mean to You? I want to hear from you during the class.

Speedlite Shooting Session. Another quick, affordable, cool tip.

BTW: If you like my speedlite tips, check out my 24/7 Photo Buffet app and Light It! app on my apps page. For hands on learning, join one of my Master Your Flash courses.

Day 2: Saturday, October 22

9 am - Class (and fun) begin!

Business of Photography/Self Promotion/Social Media Marketing. It's a business, ya know :-)

Continuous Lighting / Home Studio Part I: One light with accessories.

-- Lunch --

Interview with Hal “Bull” Schmitt. Topic: Fighter Pilot Lessons Applied to Photographers.

Continuous Lighting / Home Studio Part II: Three lights.

What Does Your Photography Mean to You? I want to hear from more of you during the class!

Speedlite Shooting Sessions. Another quick, affordable, cool tip.

Day 3: Sunday, October 23

9 am - Class (and fun) begin!

Travel Photography. Not just pretty pictures. Practical tips, too.

Macro Photography. We'll photograph butterflies in the studio......

Interview with Catherine Hall.

Rick's Photo Philosophies (one liners). Practical advice for photographers.

What Does Your Photography Mean to You? If I have not heard from you, now is the time.

After three days, the students shoot Rick!

Explore the light,

P.S. If you are new to my work, you'll find my latest photographs and tips, tricks and techniques in my apps.