Apps Uncovered 2 July 2017: Ethereal / Minimal

Selected by Bob Weil

This week’s Apps Uncovered presents a selection of some of the most compelling images for the week in our Flickr group, across a wide range of styles and subjects – but with one common feature: the subject is either ethereal, or minimal in nature

This week’s lead artwork, Awaken by Ade Santora – and as with many of his works – presents a simple silhouette gazing skyward, with the center normally dark portion treated with a series of apps to create a potpouri of effects.

borisbschulz2009, Sylvie Prévot, Mariel Milan, Tricia Dewey, Gabriele Rodriquez, Sarah Kuhn, David Hayes, eliza badolu and marianne rieter complete the week’s selections on this theme.

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.)


Awaken by Ade Santora

Apps used: Photo taken and edited with iphone6, cam apps: ProCamera, postpro apps: NoirPhoto, Superimpose, IColoramaS, Lens Distortions, Stackables, Mextures, After Light, PhotoPower.

Anthurium Andreanum II

Anthurium Andreanum II

Apps used: The only app I used proceeding the picture was Snapseed (drama-light 1, white balance, pencil-saturation 10 and glamour glow 27).
Backstory: I took this flower from a bouquet my sister gave me. I was fascinated by it’s élégance and somewhat prehistoric appearance.


Ocean by Sylvie Prévot

Apps used: Snapseed, Filterstorm, Stackables


Untitled by Mariel Milan

App used: Snapseed


Seed pods by Tricia Dewey

Apps used: This was for a composition challenge in one of my groups-using pod photos taken with my iPhone.
Backstory: Edited on iPad Pro with Leonardo, Stackables, Snapseed.


Life by Gabriele Rodriquez

App used: For this image I used iPhone6s. The image was worked with Ipad pro2. I used PicsArt exclusively to increase contrast and saturation of colors. Next I applied the frame.
Backstory: I saw from the top of a mall these colorful figures that moved to the square below and I liked to imagine the movement of all those people moving from one apartheid to another as in an ant.In the end this represents the frenzy of our cities.

Lady of Avalon

Lady of Avalon

Apps used: Snapseed, Leonardo, Artrage, LensFlare, Stackables, Mextures, Laminar, Flowpaper.

All Those Things...

All Those Things by David Hayes

Apps used: I shot this with my iphone6 using ProCamera and edited in my iPad using Stackables.
Backstory: I started with the idea of a memory board so I used a wired frame adding and subtracting items until I liked the composition and the “story” it was telling.

live and re dream

live and re dream by eliza badolu

Apps used: BlendPic, Repix and Snapseed
Backstory: it is a self portrait shot with the main camera of my iPhone 6S. The image was cropped because of the first layer added in BlendPic, that I chose in order to reconstruct all wires that we can access and activate while dreaming a dream and entering another possible dimension of our memory. I used the raindrops brush in Repix and fix the tones and shadows in Snapseed. The portrait reflects the mind’s capacity to connect and reconnect to the past in order to redream something that occurred in the past. It is a world of infinite possibilities where one eye is covered and one is revealed in an attempt of both living in the sacred and profane space , past and future.


vom inhalt der liebe

App used: Hipstamatic Tinto 1884 Lens, Dreamy Film, and Standard Blitz (post-processed)

Bob Weil

Bob is the co-author of The Art of iPhone Photography (with Nicki Fitz-Gerald), published by Rocky Nook photography books and supports Nicki in managing iPhoneography Central and the associated Flickr group.