Apps Uncovered 29 September 2019

Selected by Nicki Fitz-Gerald 

Welcome to this week’s Apps Uncovered with Russ Merz’s spectacular and topical “Fall Transformation 2” stealing the top spot this week and leading us nicely into our burst of colour images (including the odd black and white to even things out a bit) from the following photographers and artists:

Rounding out the image group this week are the following photographers and artists Karen Axelrad (karenaxe), Image Artistry, Oola Cristina, GR, Mark Walton, Sergiy Beliayev, Tomaso Belloni and TAWPhotoArtistry.

Thank you all for submitting to iPC Flickr group!

If you’d like a chance to be featured in this weekly showcase, please remember to include your apps and backstories with your photos. Thank you, as always for submitting your amazing work.- For a chance to feature, please join our Flickr group. 

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Thank you all for contributing your wonderful images and we look forward to discovering the stories and techniques behind them. If you have any questions regarding this feature, please email Nicki at nicki@iPhoneographyCentral.com


Fall Transformation 2

Fall Transformation 2 by Russ Merz
Apps used: iPhone 7, Sketch Club app and pen stylus.
Backstory: The second in a series of impressionistic visions of summer foliage transforming into autumn brilliance. Based on an original iPhone photo and edited with iColorama on an iPad pro.

Art Merge

Art Merge by karen axelrad (karenaxe)
App used: Slow Shutter, iColorama.
Backstory: I was at the Art Fair Berlin at the exhibition in an old hangar at the former Tempelhof Airport. I like using the SlowShutter app for long exposures with paintings in the background. A little bit of serendipity and the person merges with the painting. This was lightly processed in iColorama to enhance the colors.

Red Hot Poker

Red Hot Pokers by Image Artistry

App used: Imaengine, Remix, TouchRetouch, Glaze and iColorama.
Backstory: I created this image for an abstract nature challenge on mobitog.com. I wanted to give it an abstract feel but still make the red hot pokers evident. I first took it into Imaengine to make it more abstract and to choose a filter which would give the colours a more homogenous look. Then into Repix where I made the background more orange using Refresh and to add the dandelion seeds. I often find I can use Repix to add little touches that give an image something extra. Next, there was detail at the top of the image that was distracting so I removed this in TouchRetouch. I then took this image into Glaze to get a glowing look I liked. Finally I blended this back in iColorama with the previous image which gave the image an almost 3D effect.

"conjuring with flowers"

conjuring with flowers by Oola Cristina
Apps used: Mixerpiece, Artstudio Pro, Stackables
Backstory: Every so often I crave putting together an image using Mixerpiece. I love collage, so the process of letting a story unfold by arranging a (wonderfully curated) collection of images is delightful. It’s like being a kid and playing with museum inspired paperdolls and colorforms!

After the image came together in Mixerpiece, I moved it into ArtStudio Pro where I added the fish heads to the flying birdlike creatures; the numbers for mouths to the pair floating above the water; and brushed onto the image, bubbles, lines of energy coming from the hands, accent dots here and there, and additional hand tattoos. Then, I used Stackables to strengthen the colors, textures and mood.

I imagine these are the hands of a shaman using the medium of flowers to call into existence magical, other worldly beings over a body of water.

Happy Birthday to me

Happy Birthday to me by GR
Apps used: Hipstamatic random film and lens, zero edits

Slug by (Mark Walton)
Apps used: Straight out of Apple Camera

Brunswick Centre

Brunswick by Mark Walton1 (Mark Walton)
Apps used: Straight out of Apple Camera

***girl with dog***👧🐶

***girl with dog***👧🐶 by Sergiy Beliayev
Apps used:
’ᴍɪɴɪᴍᴀʟ ᴜʀʙᴀɴ’ sᴇʀɪᴇs
•ᴵᴾᴴᴼᴺᴱ 7+
•ᶜᴬᴹᴱᴿᴬ+ 2
•ᴱᴺᴸᴵᴳᴴᵀ ᴾᴴᴼᵀᴼᶠᴼˣ
•ᴴᴵᴾˢᵀᴬᴹᴬᵀᴵᶜ (Coney Island Pak)
/ᴸᴱᴺˢ: Big Bertha | ᶠᴵᴸᴹ: Ringmaster 71 | ᶠᴸᴬˢᴴ: none/

Through the looking glass

Small pleasures by Tomaso Belloni
App used: I shot with the default camera app on an iPhone 7plus and edited in snapseed.
Backstory: This is yet another view of the display at the entrance of the kids section of the local IKEA store. They look like derformed buildings that bring to mind the distorted world of Fritz Lang’s “The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari.” The geometries are stunning and you just need to find the best angle, which seems to change every time you look at it.

Small pleasures

Small pleasures by Tomaso Belloni

App used: Mextures and Snapseed
Backstory: I have taken many photos inside this shopping mall, designed by architect Zaha Hadid, but there is always some new angle to discover. They don’t like you pulling out a camera, but cannot really do anything about phones. This is a view of the skylight that has particularly sharp lines and it just screams for black and white.
I shot with the default camera app on an iPhone 7plus and edited in snapseed.

#dogwood2019week38 - Rule of odds in architecture/urbanscape

#dogwood2019week38 – Rule of odds in architecture/urbanscape by TAWPhotoArtistry

App used: I shot this with iPhone 8+, then converted to B&W with Darkr app using Ilford FP4 125 ISO filter/preset and tweaked/cropped in Snapseed.
Backstory: This year I added the dogwood.photography weekly challenge as a way to help me improve my photography. This week (#38) was the rule of odds in the urbanscape/architecture. For a few days I had been trying to find a place to meet this challenge. Sitting on my balcony, I realized there were 3 groups of 3 on the building across the way: 3 windows, 3 HVAC units and 3 electrical connections for the HVAC units. I converted to B&W so the color wouldn’t be distracting. And I love that Darkr has filters/presets based on analog film!

Nicki Fitz-Gerald

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



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