Apps Uncovered 24 December 2017: ‘Tis the Season!

Selected by Bob Weil

This week’s Apps Uncovered presents a selection of what I found to be the most compelling images for the week in our Flickr group, across a wide range of styles and subjects – but with one common theme – some association with Christmas, the holidays and “a Winter Wonderland!”

This week’s lead artwork is by Em Kachouro, and offers a brief, childlike glance back at our innocent pasts – an angel seated among the bric-a-brac of a second hand store. And wouldn’t you know it (in keeping with the holiday season), the photographer had to return to buy the lonesome little angel after photographing it!

Paul Yan, Lorenka Campos, Roccantica, Shel Serkin, borisbschulz2009, Gabriele Rodriquez, Trish and Sharon W. 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.)


Untitled by Em Kachouro

Apps used and backstory: I love to stroll through the recycling and second-hand department store. This little angel touched me immediately. I took a picture of him in the shop, and I went home. There I had just discovered the Enlight app, with which I could make the circular shape and also mask and highlight the candle holder. With the Lenseflare app, I added the light. In the evening I realized that I could not let the angel go: I called the department store to get it reserved for me. Now the angelito is sitting with me, and I think we’re both satisfied.

You know already

You know already by Paul Yan

Apps used: ProCamera and Snapseed. Shot in manual exposure mode with the ProCamera app. Highlights and shadows mildly enforced with the Snapseed app.
Backstory: Windy and chilly night… in a hat and an overcoat, the man walks alone past the bookstore whose facade is adorned with glistening lines that pour down like the samsaric rain made of unsatisfactoriness and impermanence. He knows full well that he is his own master.


Untitled by lorenka campos

Apps used: native camera iPhone 6plus and Snapseed.
Backstory: I just came across the nativity in the back of a pick up truck at a local shopping center. I thought it quite amusing to see the holy family, the kings and camels traveling in such a way.

Bus ride home: December 2017.

Bus ride home: December 2017 by Roccantica

App used and backstory: The photo was taken with an iPhone 6 processed by Instagram’s filter Juno. This year I ride the bus to work every Monday. When it snows, on my return trip, i usually meet this fellow who has been shopping. He leaves the bus a couple kilometers before me. So I have the chance of taking some shots of him through the window pane.


Dumplings by Shel Serkin

App used: Hipstamatic


Apps used: Snapseed, Formulas, RipPix

Fleurs dans la neige #02

App used: PicsArt

(still) out of time

(still) out of time by Trish

App used: Shot with my iPhone 7 camera and processed with RNI Films.
Backstory: This sign always intrigues me as it seems a bit too large for the building it’s attached to and makes it seem as though this message is being shouted at the passerby’s. I love neon and old signage, and this one is quite stunning.


9 more sleeps by Sharon W.

Apps used and backstory: It was taken with my iPhone6S using ACDSEE Pro camera app. I then used Carbon Pro to convert it to Black and White and finally Snapseed to give it a bit of drama. I got quite close to the Santa so not to do too much cropping as I wanted him to be the main focus of the shot thinking it would perhaps make a nice Old Fashioned Christmas Card for next year. We have collected different Santa’s over the years and this is our newest find to add to our collection.

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.