Apps Uncovered 2 July 2018 – Light & Dark

Selected by Bob Weil

This week’s Apps Uncovered presents a selection of what I found to be the most intriguing images for the week in our Flickr group, across a wide range of styles and subjects – but all somehow touching on the notion of Light & Dark – whether literally or metaphorically.

This week’s lead artwork is by David Hayes, and quite literally calls up the qualities of light and dark, shade and sun, and the b&w quality of the image only service to reinforce that dichotomy.

Podolux, Kate, Clint Cline, Andy Chapman, Lydia Cassatt, fakhrulislam1, Tessfra and Hanni K. round out the week’s selections.

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.) And be sure your photo is configured to allow Sharing / Embedding within Flickr!

Light play

Light play by David Hayes

Apps used and backstory: The only app I used was Stackables…and the native camera app in my iPhone6. There are always interesting light patterns coming through a back room window…I just took advantage of it a placed some fun elements to see what would happen.


Les Paul by podolux

Apps used and backstory: As for backstory, it’s a pretty simple one. I am a passionate lover of neon and photograph it as often as I can. While on a recent visit to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, several pieces of neon, including this one caught my eye. I shot it, cropped it and post processed in Snapseed, one of my preferred apps. I sharpened up the colors a little bit and was pleased at how the colored lights of the neon reflected on the ceiling.

In That Stillness

In That Stillness by Kate

Apps used: Hipstamatic, Sergio Lens, Bream Film, and Jolly Rainbo 2X Flash (post-processed).

The harder you see

The harder you see by Clint Cline

Apps used: RollWorld, Superimpose, SuperimposeX, Snapseed, imaengine, iColorama, Stackables.
Backstory: “The Harder You See” is a composite work of portraiture in which I was exploring the idea that while we are each created as unique and distinctive persons we necessarily share a common humanity that binds us. Each distinguishing feature of this ‘character’ is from three different images, two male and one female, and they combine in a triune portrait that underscores the sacredness of life, the inherent dignity of the person, and the unique value of each human soul.

Pining for the fjords

Pining for the fjords by Andy Chapman

Apps used and backstory: I came across this scene whilst walking around town. I have a somewhat morbid curiosity when it comes to dead creatures, this one particularly interested me in the way it was positioned, so I took a few shots. Got a number of odd looks from passers by as well! The processing was fairly straight forward, I used Snapseed mostly. Tried a few different crops until I got something I liked, tweaked the colours, sharpened the foreground and added a bit of blur to the background.

Two chairs, Olson House

Two chairs, Olson House by Lydia Cassatt

Apps used and backstory: This photo was taken with the Hipstamatic app. The combo is Le Allan, Love 81, Juicy Orange Gel. I was at the Olson House in Cushing, Maine for two days a few weeks ago. The painter Andrew Wyeth made this house famous with his iconic painting, “Christina’s World.” He painted in the house for over twenty years and I felt The power of the place as I photographed. I chose this particular combo for how it captured the light and stillness of the house which resonates with memories.

rain drop

rain drop by fakhrulislam1

Apps used and backstory: This picture was taken with an iPhone 5s native camera and worked with lightroom.

Little girl

Little girl by Tessfra

App used: slow shuttercam icolorama Leonardo snapseed stackables app
Backstory: I watched for a moment the little girl playing on the beach. I could finally take a picture when she found herself alone in front of the ocean.

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. by Hanni K.

Used Apps: Snapseed, Superimpose
Back story: I took this photo in a hotel in Bremen, at breakfast. I liked the green velvet bench and the round lamp. I did some photos with my iPhone6 and here I liked the expression of the face and the gesture – it had something of fatigue, resignation and something lost in thoughts. I think my husband thought I had taken enough pictures……!

I have not changed much on the picture. I’ve just laid a light structure (a photo of a frosted windowpane) over the image – with Superimpose – to adapt the strong

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.