Apps Uncovered 20 August 2017 – B&W

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 feature: all are black & white!

This week’s lead artwork, Fashionable Kidoos by Himanshu Roy, represents a capture of poster in a mall in India, and for those of us of a certain age, has a “Stepford children” look to it, with a really bizarre and almost eerie expression on the part of the young girl in the center of the screen, as she displays her smart phone.

Mark Fearnley, Andrew Lucchesi, David DeNagel (with two images), Luisón, borisbshulz2009 and Laurence Bouchard 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.)

Fashionable Kidoos

Fashionable Kidoos by Himanshu Roy

Apps used and backstory: Basically I’m using Hipstamatic app for this photo. With including Tinto 1884 lens + D-Type Plate Film + Triple Crown Flash.

Story behind of this photo was, I was roaming inside the mall and I suddenly look at one of the fashion store. They display this poster of the fashion store. So I thought this is the best composition to capture photo. Finally here.

Once again, Thank you so so much for great honour to iPhoneographyCentral Flickr group.


The crossing (6). (Iphone 6) by Mark Fearnley

Apps used: Hipstamatic 336 and Snapseed

Lone Tree

Lone Tree by Andrew Lucchesi

Apps used: iPhone 6 Plus, Enlight, Superimpose, Alien Sky
Backstory: This photo is a composite of several images. I shot a photo of the tree in a parking lot. I loved the shape of the tree but I didn’t like the background, so I removed the background using Superimpose, and I increased the contrast using Enlight so the tree appeared as a silhouette. I took the horizon is from another photo, which I also adjusted in Enlight to make completely black.

I made the gradient background for the image using Superimpose. I then added the moon to the gradient using Alien Sky. Finally, I added the tree and the horizon, also using Superimpose.


Untitled by David DeNagel

Apps used and backstory: Arranged still life with assorted objects. Natural light. Shot with iPhone 7 Plus, processed entirely in VSCO, x5 preset.

The usual gossip #GenteDeAyamonte . . #ShotOnIPhone6S FrontView #Snapseed #BlackieApp . @lacalleesnuestracolectivo #lacalleesnuestracolectivo

The usual gossip by Luisón

Apps used and backstory: This pic was shot on my IPhone 6S. I used FrontView to straighten vertical lines, Snapseed to adjust certain parameters and rotate it a bit and the BlackiApp to turno it into black and white.

The backstory is the usual one. I always walk around with my eyes wide open, in search of an interesting scene. These three old ladies inmediately caught my eye. I loved how one of them seemed to be telling the others some gossiping. I just approached, framed, pretended to look somewhere else, and took two or three shots. Then I walked away.


Untitled by David DeNagel

Apps used and backstory: Arranged still life with disparate objects. Natural light. iPhone 7 plus, portrait mode, processed solely , I believe, in Hypocam.

Val Venosta / Italy

Val Venosta / Italy by borisbshulz2009

Apps used: Snapseed (cut out, b&w) and Formulas (frame)

Mid-life crisis..

Mid-life crisis.. by Laurence Bouchard

Apps used and backstory: This was shot in Tokyo around the corner from where I work on Thursday mornings. I’d visit before and after work every time it was sunny over the year to work out the best time for shadows. On this occasion, the business man / office worker paused allowing me to get a sharp image. I then made some minor adjustments in Snapseed.

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.

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