Apps Uncovered 13 November 2016

Selected by Nicki Fitz-Gerald
Welcome to the this week’s Apps Uncovered.

It’s been a whizz of a week this week with the finishing touches being put to my online artistry course. The big launch day is this Tuesday November 15 when I’ll be publishing full details on the course which includes 10 tutorials on how I create my painterly, abstract and collage work.


For early bird buyers, there is a significant reduction in the cost with lots of free bonus packs including some beautiful high resolution texture packs (patterns, lettering and textures) from myself and other artists and some bonus videos on mastering blend modes and advanced colour manipulation of photo elements….More info on Tuesday 15 November.

So, without further ado, let’s get back to our selections for this week’s Apps Uncovered with some great work by the following featured artists:: Kristie Benoit, Susan Blase, Tessfra, Poetic Medium, Başak Aytek, Sylvie Prévot, Julia Nathanson and isabelafonso21


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Apps used: Procamera, Waterlogue, Diana, Superimpose, Blurfx and Tangent.
Backstory: I took consecutive images of a man walking in the underground with Procamera and joined each photo with Superimpose, processed with Diana, add blur with blurfx and final overlay with tangent

Catching tears

Apps used: Hipstamatic and Mextures on iPhone



Apps used: Shot with Union app. Edited with Snapseed, Tadaa and Mextures.
Backstory: I took this picture on the fifth floor from my son’s apartment. He lives in Köln. It was fun to watch people go by on the street. A little girl was having fun with her patinette. I shot the image with the native camera on my iPhone. I composed the image with the Union app which allows me to blend images. I used Snapseed to finalize the hues and darken the lightwindow, and then my shot was set. Once I had the image I wanted, I used the Tadaa app for masking, and when I had that done, I finished my edit using my favorite app, Mextures.

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Apps used: alt photo, Moldiv, KitCam(GhostBird)
Backstory: People, palm reading, personality.

Apps used: Shot with the iPhone 7 Plus, back iSight Duo camera with Hipstamatic Oggl.
Backstory: I took this photo at Kunstmuseum in Basel. I love visiting museums not just for the exhibitions, but also for their ambiance that provides many opportunities to take good shots. This is one of my many photos taken at museums and I just like the composition between the lines of stairs, the man and the lamp. I hope you like it too.

Apps used: Shot with Hipstamatic Oggl and edited with Mextures

Apps used: Tadaa, Mextures and Afterlight on iPhone

Backstory: This was taken after a day at the fair cut short by a huge thunderstorm. I always find this section of road a stark contrast as among the rural setting is a massive power line. The fog hovering low prompted me to snap. I normally use Tadaa to adjust focus and this time crank up the autumn hues. Mextures provided further color enhancement and grain. Add a few final touches with Afterlight and voila! You have what I called “Hotline”. 
I almost forgot again. This darn new notification bell. I miss all the activity in home feed. Hope I’m not too late! Thanks dear for feature. Good luck again with course!!!


Apps used: Hipstamatic 322, iPhone 7 Plus back camera 3.99mm f/1.8.


Apps used: Two photos blended with IColorama, blur with IColorama, snapped for the black&white.
Back story: I had a good photo of the glass doors of a museum , shot with an IPhone SE. . I decided to essay the blur effects and try to give it an ethereal atmosphere. Then I want to introduce a human figure, ,but to maintain the mystery I decide to blend another photo, with a small silhouette in the rain, so the small size of the human figure and the big size of the doors create the illusion you see

Nicki Fitz-Gerald

Co-author of The Art of iPhoneographyCentral. Founder of iPhoneographyCentral.com