Sometimes, if a photo doesn’t work, its because you need to be closer to your subject so it fills the frame. In the photo above, I was most interested in the clover at the bottom with balls of water on it. Unfortunately, I didn’t move in closer for the better shot. I don’t even know how much closer I could have gone with my iPhone. What I ended up with was a lot of extra space that doesn’t add to the image in this case.
To improve the image, I cropped very tight with Snapseed. Then, I used Tangled FX for the painterly edit.
On another note, I’ll be heading out of town again tomorrow. This time, I’m going to the bay area for an engagement session. Hopefully, I’ll remember to take some photos with the iPhone during it.
We were laying on the carpet in a sunspot when I noticed how he was on the edge of light and darkness. I knew I had to grab my iPhone from my pocket and take a few pictures. They came out just as I’d envisioned.
After this shot he climbed up on my lower back for a nap. He fell off my back a handful of times and kept climbing back up, with his tiny claws, determined to sleep up there.
Shot with camera+. Edited with Snpaseed and PhotoToaster.
A while back I downloaded an app called Textify.it because it was offered for free at the time. It looked similar to another app that looked cool, WordFoto. WordFoto is actually the only app to deny me a promo code. I don’t know if its really their fault though. They claimed to be out of them at the time and I never heard anything back. Their loss is Textify.it’s gain.
The original photo was shot here at the desk I’m currently using. Felicia has a fake flower here that looked interesting enough to be the subject of a snapshot. The real reason I was interested was because of the lines the blinds were creating on the wall.
The edited photo above is ok, but nothing special. It needed something to make it stand out. I browsed my 60 or so photo apps and saw Textify.it. I figured I’d see what I can do with this app I’ve only used a couple of times before.
I adjusted the font size, the character quantity, and even tried using different characters. The first one below was composed of RED. The one below that was a bullet point *+# and an accidental L, but it worked.
If you’re interested in Textify.it, its 0.99 in the app store.
If you follow me on Tadaa, you might have seen me issue a challenge called the 10 minute challenge. The idea is you start from home or work and walk, bike, run, drive for 10 minutes and then stop where you are. This is your location to shoot something interesting. Its challenging because you don’t really know where you’ll end up or what the light will be like at that location.
I ended up right at this old garage that I’ve noticed a few times. Its not too inviting with all of the ‘no trespassing’ signs. I wasn’t sure if they were because its directly across the street from an elementary school, or because the neighborhood was sketchy. Either way, I didn’t venture far enough onto their property to find out. If I had, I’d have a much better angle on this old garage.
I really wasn’t happy with the original photo, but I decided I had to rise to the challenge and make something out of a mediocre shot. I used 645 Pro to shoot. I edited with Snapseed, ShockMyPic (review coming soon,) and lenslight. The result is so much more interesting than the original.
If this 10 minute challenge sounds like something you might be up for, go do it and share your photos on your blog. I recommend taking a few minutes to take in the sights and sounds of your location before shooting. Get a feel for whats going on there and try to figure out a way to share that with the viewer.
I wanted to try something different today. In the past, I’ve used photoshop to take a portion of an image, copy it, flip it, combine the 2 images, copy, flip and combine again to make something abstract. Make sense? I wanted to see if I could do that with the iPhone too.
This is what I started with.
I used Filterstorm to flip it. Then I used Nostalgio, which is a frame app, to combine the images twice. Its a pretty simple process and makes for some interesting creations.
I also wanted to give you all a heads up. App developers tend to feel generous around holidays, which means you can find apps on sale or free this weekend. I’ll let you know if I find any good ones. For starters, Dramatic BW is only .99 now.
I wasn’t going to share this here because it has nothing to do with the iPhone or iPhoneography, but people are loving it on my personal facebook so I thought I would share with you before I share on my photography page tomorrow.
I like to try wild tutorials once in a while to push my creativity and photoshop skills. This image was fun to create and the 4 hours flew by until I got light headed and realized I hadn’t eaten anything in a long time. Believe it or not, only 2 images were used to make this. Enjoy.
I’m always mentally photographing everything as practice.
This is great advice from Minor White. I tend to mentally photograph scenes or at least think about how I’d compose them and what time of day I might want to shoot. Its something you may consider trying out if you want to improve your photography.
I’d like to thank Maralee, Sarah and Dan for the well wishes yesterday. My fever is down from 102 to 100 so I’m doing slightly better today. Maybe later I’ll feel up to editing some pictures.
Today’s image was actually one of the first ones I took with Camera+ back in December or January. Its not uncommon for people to take their horses out on the beach for a stroll. I much prefer this sight to the trucks and ATV’s that people also ride out there.