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Apps Uncovered 9 May 2014

Welcome to this week’s Apps Uncovered, our weekly feature, showcasing iPhone art and photography from around the world. Artists also share the apps they use and often the backstories too giving us a fascinating insight into the creativity and techniques used in the journey the image makes from the artist’s eye to the completed digital image we see on Flickr.

My apologies for the late delivery of Apps Uncovered this week but hopefully this week’s beautiful crop of images will make up for it. The superbly talented Louise Fryer kicks off this week’s gallery with one of her stunning female portraits, the last of a tetralogy entitled Frozen, The Power of Goodbye. Don’tcha Look Back captures a moment of anger, and perhaps sorrow. The use of the red light leak in this image is used to excellent here. More stunning black and white portraits from Cindy Buske who is delighting us with unprocessed images straight out of Hipstamatic Oggl. Cindy offers us a great backstory too. I adore Connie Rosenthal’s delightful image of the two shy girls “two girl[s] in Narlai. The crop is particularly brave but I think works perfectly given the nature of the subject. Regular Apps uncovered Mark Walton is back; when I stumbled across two of his early shots from Nov 2011 I couldn’t resist these beautifully composed, black and white haunting images. We close this week’s gallery with a beautiful textured Dutch landscape from new on the block “borisbshculz2009”. Thank you all for sharing your stunning work with the iPhoneographyCentral Flickr group and don’t forget to click on any of the links to see more of the artist’s work.

 

Don'tcha Look Back

Don’tcha Look Back by Louise Fryer

The last of a tetralogy [Frozen, The Power Of Goodbye, Dreams, Don’tcha Look Back] Apps used in editing were Snapseed, ArtStudio, FocalLab & Mextures

 

Gothica

Gothica by Cindy Buske

Apps Used – This image was taken on Oggl using the Hongdae Pak – Yoona lens + Blanko 1 film. No additional post-processing was done. I have noticed when I actually shoot with the Blanko 1 film (rather than edit the shot to this film afterward), the lines and textures inherent in the design are minimized. An interesting effect that happened to work well for this photograph.

Backstory – we were going for a gothic look and feel for the series. This photo was shot at the same location, Northern State Recreation Area, as my other image included this week, but in a more open building with more light. My daughter’s lace dress and the black balloons as props fit nicely with the high contrast BW created by this lens and film combo. Her expression here perfectly represents the mood and tone we set out to portray. A little over-the-top drama is a good thing now and then!

 

Two girl in Narlai

Two girl in Narlai by Connie Rosenthal

Connie Rosenthal

Nicki, thank you so much for selecting my image for “Apps Uncovered”. I am really thrilled with this acknowledgment. Apps used: Oggl (Jane lens, Blanko Freedom 13 film) The photo was taken in Narlai, India. While on a walk through the village, I came upon these two adorable girls on their way home from school. They understood that I was taking photographs and though somewhat shy, were also interested in having their photos taken. This is my favorite version.

 

windows and doors

windows and doors by Bob Sprankle

Hipstamatic:
Tinto 1884
Uchitel 20
It was a simple shot, looking through my office window and capturing the doors in the hallway and the reflections they presented in the window glass. It was a day where I was looking for inspiration for shots, and using the aged-looking film of Uchitel 20 I just kept shooting around the house.

 

Untitled

Untitled by Nikkortumblr

Shot with the default camera app with 1:1 ratio. Processed with VSCOcam with t2 preset. No additional processing. I always used hipstamatic, but now i’m switching to vscocam to achieve a simple and natural look. Just concentrating on light and composition. These are not planned photographs but simply snapshots of things/mood/lights that attract my attention. And i simply try to capture this particular mood i’m seeing.

 

 

Calverley Victoria Park

Calverley Victoria Park by Mark Walton

Hispstamatic 225

Haworth

Haworth by Mark Walton

Hipstamatic 225

Untitled

Untitled by nikkortumblr

Shot it with the default camera app with 1:1 ratio. Processed with VSCOcam with f2 preset. No additional processing. I always used hipstamatic, but now i’m switching to vscocam to achieve a simple and natural look. Just concentrating on light and composition. These are not planned photographs but simply snapshots of things/mood/lights that attract my attention. And i simply try to capture this particular mood i’m seeing.

I had this shot stored that I took with Hipstamatic/Oggl for quite some time. There still is not a great deal of color here, so I decided to finally do something with this giant one. I really had no direction and played with different filters in Mextures until I got this texture that seemed to make it seem it was ready to explode off to the right. I then decided to amp up the color in Afterlight and Vintique until I was left with this ultra vivid result. I liked the fact it still had some cool blue tones and the title was first thing that came to mind, so I stuck with it. Overall just a fun shot to my overflowing dandelion series. Get ready for many more, they are I season here finally!!!!

Jack & Diane

Jack & Diane by Sheldon Serkin

Hipstamatic Oggl

 

Glow

Glow by Bruno Ribeiro

The app I used was pro camera for the shot,then I’ve used PhotoWizard for the motion in the background and then all the mood was created in Mextures.

To be honest,this shot wasn’t to be like this. It was supposed to be a clear shot as like the many I take of my daughter, but i kinda imagined something dreamy, also mysterious and moody and so I tried to accomplish that using some apps, mostly Mextures,and the fact that it came from a simple backyard shot, makes me pretty happy of what it became.

 

 

Blinded By The Light

Blinded By The Light by Cindy Buske

Backstory – This image is part of a series my daughter and I recently worked on together. We visited a location known for its photographic appeal, Northern State Recreation Area, to create dramatic shots with intense light. The park (in Washington State) consists of the sprawling grounds of a former dairy farm built and operated by patients living at an attached “insane asylum” that officially closed in the 70’s. Most of the grounds are now a frisbee golf course, but the abandoned, decaying outbuildings of the dairy farm provide pockets of beautiful light amid slow destruction from time, neglect and the elements. My daughter opted for this striking red dress to add to the overall drama – she’s a bit of a ham, which is great! This area offers endless possibilities from a photographer’s perspective – I find I am rarely the only shutterbug there. We’ve seen everything from wedding shoots to band photos…once even a horror film in production!

 

 

Dutch landscape

Dutch landscape by Borisbschulz

 

Zwarte kolk (Snapseed, modern grunge and photo toaster)

Nicki Fitz-Gerald

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

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