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Apps Uncovered 4 October 2015

Welcome to this week’s Apps Uncovered, our weekly feature, showcasing iPhone art and photography from around the world. This week I am running late again so forgive me for keeping the intro short this week. Big thank you Jo Sullivan for her stunning portrait “Barber” that easily steals the lead spot this week. The orange skin tones are perfect against the blueish black background and the clarity of the eyes and the tattoos balance the image nicely. It’s always interesting when a woman does not smile in a photo and the photo is all the stronger because of it. Thank you all for sharing your wonderful images on our iPC Flickr group and wishing you all a great iPhone shooting and editing week!

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Barber

Barber by Jo Sullivan

Apps used: Hipstamatic, Facetune, Big Lens and Relook.
Backstory: I shot this with Hipstamatic prior to the update. The model is my son’s lovely partner. I went to her shop one day and, on impulse, took a few photos. My post processing applications were Facetune for whitening, smoothing and details, Big Lens for blur/focus and Relook for a touch of shine on her lips. She didn’t need much!

FrAcTuReD

FrAcTuReD by David Ingraham

Apps used: Hipstamatic, Pictureshow, Fragment, Image Blender, Snapseed, and PhotoCopier.
Back story: Due to my frequent work-related travels, images of this sort usually stem from frustration and boredom. I’ll want to be out shooting, but instead I’m stuck in a van, airport, airplane, etc. That’s when I start digging through older shots that have been sitting in my iPhone for months, experimentally running them through various apps, seeing what I can come up with. Frequently this approach will lead to nowhere, but every now and then the experimentation pays off and I’ll end up with something interesting that I hadn’t foreseen or planned. This was one of those experiments that worked.

 

Drive

Drive by Susan Blase

Apps used: Hipstamatic, Glitche and Afterlight on iPhone
Backstory: This was a picture on my phone for a long time. I finally was inspired to do something with it after watching the movie Drive. I found the night driving visuals particularly inspiring, as I’m fond of them to begin with. The original was shot with Hipstamatic on random setting and not amazing I’ll admit. So I decided to crop off frame and see if I could make it a bit more chaotic looking using Glitche app mainly playing with it’s LCD mode. After that I just added a dash of “retroness” using Afterlight, which I adore. I liked the dizzy if not tense vibe it gives off, hopefully those who view can make their own little scene out of it.

Untitled

Untitled by Jormain Cady

Apps used: The image was taken in Oggl (Florence lens, Blankobl4 film, no other post-processing).
Backstory: There’s an art museum I like to go to in Seattle with beautiful light. They were only just installing the new exhibit this time, so not much of a crowd and I spotted the couple by the window having a conversation over lunch. I just loved the lighting, symmetry and the apparent intimacy in such a large room of the pair.

Untitled

Untitled by selin1968

Apps Used: Hipstamatic 280 iPhone 4S back camera 4.28mm f/2.4

 

Butterfly

Butterfly by Sheldon Serkin

Apps used: Shot with an iPhone6 and Hipstamatic

Wonderous Stories 11 (Senigallia, Central Italy)

Wonderous Stories 11 (Senigallia, Central Italy) by Michaela Meerkatz

Apps used:

Shot with Hipstamatic 280 app on iPhone 4S
Lens: Buckhorst H1
Film: Blanko 일
Flash: Off

Backstory: Buckhorst 일 is a very difficult to use lens which rarely provides satisfying results. But when it works I love it a lot. So for some months I experimented pairing it with the very painterly film Blanko 일. I found this combo most rewarding in low light situations where the blues get enhanced and dark tones turn reddish – or with fog where it wonderfully expresses a slightly morbid and somehow unreal atmosphere.
This picture was shot this winter in the center of Senigallia (central Italy, Le Marche region) on the border of the Misa river shortly before it meets the Adriatic Sea. It is part of my album „Wonderous Stories“ on Flickr, where all photos have been exclusively shot with this combo.

Behind the Window #28

Behind the Window #28 by Nicolas DECOOPMAN

Apps used: Shot with Apple iPhone 6, iPhone 6 back camera 4.15mm f/2.2Hipstamatic 280 app on iPhone 4S Lens: Buckhorst H1 Film: Blanko H1 Flash: Off

Backstory: Buckhorst H1 is a very difficult to use lens which rarely provides satisfying results. But when it works I love it a lot. So for some months I experimented pairing it with the very painterly film Blanko H1. I found this combo most rewarding in low light situations where the blues get enhanced and dark tones turn reddish – or with fog where it wonderfully expresses a slightly morbid and somehow unreal atmosphere. This picture was shot this winter in the center of Senigallia (central Italy, Le Marche region) on the border of the Misa river shortly before it meets the Adriatic Sea. It is part of my album „Wonderous Stories“ on Flickr, where all photos have been exclusively shot with this combo.

 

 

Nicki Fitz-Gerald

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

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