Selected by Trish Korous
Welcome to this week’s Apps Uncovered where we feature a range of iPhoneography talent and reveal the creativity and techniques behind each of the iPhone images featured.
This time around, I was drawn to images that spoke of the coming autumn, my favourite season, with its moody weather and colourful moments.
Included in this week’s top talented iPhone artists and photographers are the following: Louise Whiting, Paul Yan, Laurence Bouchard, Luison, Mustafa Emek, Roccantica, Scott Simpson, and Allyson Marie.
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Thank you all for contributing your wonderful images and we look forward to discovering the stories and techniques behind them. If you have any questions regarding this feature, please email Nicki at nicki@iPhoneographyCentral.com
Apps used: Shot on iPhone 7+ and processed with ProCamera and Snapseed
Backstory: Waiting outside the arrival customs for my family. I had a few minutes to observe the passengers who had just landed and coming out into the area where families and friends were waiting to greet and pick them up. I had my phone on a mini-tripod which I held firmly down on top of the barrier rail. Having pre-focused on the turning path of the passengers, set ISO, shutter speed, and white balance, and composed the frame, I saw this mother and daughter coming out and clicked the shutter while the little girl saw her waiting grandma.
Apps used: Snapseed Backstory: ‘Future days’ was shot in Shibuya, Tokyo. There’s a cool, small tunnel with a bus stop at the other end. The bus stop isn’t really protected from the weather so a lot of rain hits the perspex glass which is perfect for a filter. The problem is waiting for the right silhouette to materialize. Fortunately, a couple holding hands passed through.. I then used snapseed to crop the image & used the vignette filter to darken the outside.
Apps used: Snapseed
Backstory: ‘Red umbrella’ was shot in Tancha Bay, Okinawa. I wanted to try some beach shots from above so I borrowed a hotel chair and used a selfie stick to take some pictures of my wife walking along the beach. Unfortunately, I couldn’t actually see what I was shooting so I just shot in burst mode and hoped for the best. I then tweaked the image slightly in Snapseed to increase the colour.
Apps used: It was shot on my iPhone 6S. Then I used FrontView to correct the vertical lines, which were slightly distorted, and then used BlackieApp to turn it black and white. Backstory: It was shot in the street where I live. I always walk with my eyes wide open, ready to shoot. This man with his hat and suspenders caught my eye, saw he was walking in the sun, so I waited for him to pass in front of me and shot.
Apps used: VSCO is the app that I used at A6 preset.
Backstory: I was on holiday and taking a bus trip that went through several countries. Praha was one of our destinations. While we were taking a walk, we entered a small mall. I saw the colorful umbrellas and I took some photos. It was an unexpected moment for me.
Apps used: Taken with an iPhone6 and processed with Instagram’s filter X-Pro II. Backstory: “Meran September 2017” I pass in front of that doorway at least once a week. This time the lighting showed me the wallpaper’s unevenness. I tried my best to avoid my reflection through the windowpane and to include the two round flat wall lamps in the frame. That determined the perspective.
Apps used: I shot this with the iPhone 6 camera and edited with Snapseed.
Backstory: This image was taken whilst enjoying a leisurely walk around Lisbon in Portugal. What caught my eye was the shadows on the floor that the building was casting on the floor. This is a fairly modern building so it was a complete contrast to the surrounding buildings that were very old or derelict.
Apps used: Taken with an iPhone6 and processed with Instagram’s filter X-Pro II. Backstory: I was driving home on a rainy afternoon when the rainbow appeared. I was hitching to take a picture of it, but I could not stop. then traffic start queueing, and as I stopped, I pointed my iPhone at the rainbow through the dotted window pane of the passenger seat. I did not have the time to think, I saw that the rainbow seemed to origin from the light pole base and all was working nicely. I wanted to try to have another shot focusing on the outside of the window, but it takes a while to trick an iPhone autofocus, and traffic resumed.
Apps used: Shot on iPhone 7 Plus and edited with Mextures, Snapseed,and PSxpress
Backstory: This image was taken on a beautiful day out on the lake, enjoying some time with a close friend soaking up the sun and just enjoying the moment. Quiet tranquil atmosphere, fresh air, togetherness. It was picture perfect.