Apps Uncovered 2 April 2017

Selected by Nicki Fitz-Gerald

It’s been a crazy weekend spent celebrating my son’s 16 birthday in London and a few stolen iPhone shots along the way….so this week’s Apps Uncovered showcase gallery has been rather speedily whipped together in record time to ensure swift delivery of your weekly dose of gorgeous iPhone images and the stories behind them. Without further ado, please enjoy this week’s Apps Uncovered showcase which includes the following top talented iPhone artists and photographers:

Rounding out the rest of this week’s painterly photos and iPhone photos are the following iPhone artists and photographers: jun yamaguchi, Susan Blase, David DeNagel, Laurence Bouchard, Julia Nathanson and borisbschulz2009

If you’d like to see your images in the running for selection to our weekly Apps Uncovered feature, be sure to list the apps you used to create your image when you upload it to the iPhoneographyCentral Flickr group. (And as an added bonus to other members who would love to learn from your successes, consider adding the “Backstory” describing the creative process that led you to capture and process the image as you did.)

Thank you all for sharing your wonderful images on our iPC Flickr group. Don’t forget to make sure you have photo sharing turned on in your Flickr account settings! Wishing you all a great iPhone shooting and editing week!

Thank you to everyone who submits to our weekly Flickr showcase. If you would like to be considered the weekly gallery, join our iPC Flickr group by clicking here.

NEWS: Tickets are now on sale for my presentation at the laphotofestival.com on Saturday April 22 where I will be talking about my work; the ideas behind it and my methods along with my iPhoneography Central partner Bob Weil and LA based photographer David Ingraham at the laphotofestival.com. Please click here for more information. Places are limited so please book early if interested.




cityApps used: iPod touch’s camera / brushes+decim8+photoshop touch+filterstorm+vsco+dxp+phototoaster

Backstory:Last year I was surprised to see some new photos surface in the installation and I learned that
 Tatsuo Miyajima had decided to switch it on again for 3 days as a way of remembering those that had passed away..


Apps used and Backstory: This started out as a pretty poorly shot Hipstamatic photo. I had been driving one night and I vividly recall Billy Idol’s “Don’t Need a Gun” on the radio. The video I remembered as having different night scenes so I snapped a couple and this one although was technically terrible, had something interesting. There was a blur that I felt I’d flesh out a bit and make it even more ghost like using PicsArt. I toned that down a tad with Mextures and then felt it was still looking too plain. I searched a fair amount of time until I found a suitable frame in Mystic, just to add to the retro found photo aspect of it. This photo was very fun to work on, and something a little different for me. I have had a whirlwind couple of months so this for me captured a moment in time during it and let me take a break from the hundreds of more sightseeing photographs I’d been doing.


Apps used: I used the iPhone 7 Plus, in portrait mode. I post processed the image in VSCO, using the kx4 (tri-x 400) preset, and making all my edit adjustments within the VSCO app, itself.
Backstory: This image is a study, done at sundown, of some wild grasses, growing in a sizable row near some local woods. The grasses were very tall, with thin, wind-blown threads and fountain like curls. The challenge here was to make an evocative, yet balanced composition, out of a complex subject that offered myriad viewpoints. Careful framing was essential; of all my attempts, this one seemed to come closest to my visualization.
I processed the image in both color and black & white. The austere nature of the black & white rendition, primarily due to its use of contrast, highlighted the” filigree” of the grasses. Backlighting by the setting sun, which itself, formed a bright anchor to the composition as a whole, created the silhouette.


Dreams of yesterday (re-edit).Apps used: Shot with an Apple iPhone 6 and edited with Snapseed’s new double exposure feature) Backstory: Hi Nicki, thanks for selecting my photo! ‘Dreams of yesterday’ was created using Snapseed’s new double exposure feature. The first image was a portrait of my wife wearing a kimono in the summer a few years ago.. I then blended it with a recent geometric cityscape featuring a lone man carrying an umbrella in Yokohama. •untitled•

Apps used: iPhone 7 Plus back camera with Hipstamatic 331,

In the greenhouse

Apps used: Snapseed, Paintcan, Formulas, Imageblender and Juxtaposer

Nicki Fitz-Gerald

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



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