Apps Uncovered 9 October 2015 – In Dreams

Selected by Bob Weil

This week’s Apps Uncovered explores images that feature what you might see/experience in a dream, or something that might represent a dream come true, or might capture someone in the act of dreaming and detachment from the “real world.” The wide variety of imagery posted this week makes for a full-bodied collection of top notch images, across a spectrum of genres. Louise Whiting’s wonderfully colorful and evocative collage is the lead image for this week’s selection.

Other contributors exploring the theme of dreamstates (whether they consciously did so or not) include Angela Lambert, Luisón, ivan bradauskas, Michelle Robinson, Federica Corbelli, Aaron Campbell, Shel Serkin (a contributing artist to our book), Maarten Oortwijn, Kristie, Chris Harland, jun yamaguchi, Trish Korous, Erika Brothers, Goha Radziszewska and Kurt Nolin.

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.

I wanted to create an image that depicts how someone might feel with avoidant personality disorder, this is quite a debilitating condition that some people know little about.  Edited in Procreate, iColorama & Stackables.

Untitled by Louise Whiting

Apps used: ProCreate, iColorama and Stackables

Backstory: I wanted to create an image that depicts how someone might feel with avoidant personality disorder, this is quite a debilitating condition that some people know little about.

moss-grown dreams - Angie Lambert

moss-grown dreams by Angie Lambert (from The Woolgathering Moments Series)

Apps Used:
I move through various features of this app, prior to saving the image to my camera roll. For this image, I used backlit, lab (for cropping), and retro’s fashion filter.
Over (to add my signature)
Shuttr (this is my handheld, remote shutter device)

Backstory: I felt inspired to create a few images that were organic, alluring, and storytelling. Those are my favorites. I walked outside and began gathering foliage. I rummaged through the potting shed and found a small bag of soil (leftovers from spring plantings), so I brought it inside, as well. I kept thinking about how I wanted to situate myself amidst the greenery and dirt. I wanted to incorporate water, so this led me to the bathroom. Then I was on a mission to set up a makeshift studio, gathering the tripod, boxes, remote shutter device, and towels. I duct taped the tripod to a tower of boxes, filled the bathtub with warm water and this is the result.

I get lost in the artful world of creating these storytelling images … over-and-over again. I’m part kid and the other part is completely addicted to mobile photography. I appreciate our sharing and this artful forum on which we can do so. Thanks for the visit, xo.

Dreaming... | Discarted pictures series . #ShotOnIPhone6 #Hipstamatic (#Tinto1884 #CTypePlate) #Snapseed

Dreaming… | Discarded pictures series by Luisón

App used: Hipstamatic

Backstory: The story of this shot is very simple: I always walk around with my iphone´s camera ready to shoot and my eyes alert to whatever goes on around me, In this case, I was sitting in front of this woman. The light was beautiful, her gesture was interesting. She wasn´t looking at me, so it was easy to open Hipstamatic, frame her and shoot. My goal was just to capture an everyday moment, nothing but that.


Untitled by ivan bradauskas

App used: Photoshop Touch and Mextures

Backstory: So, man and dog .. Maybe the upcoming new road, a new hope. And a little bit of surrealism in the landscape.

Abstractions Yellow No. 1 (IKEA Adelaide)

Abstractions Yellow No. 1 (IKEA Adelaide) by Michelle Robinson

Apps used: Procamera, Snapseed and VSCO cam

Backstory: This is one of the reasons I love mobile photography so much – I was simply going to IKEA to get some photo frames – it was a sunny day and as I was crossing the car park, I thought the colours of the IKEA building looked so brilliant. As I positions myself to get an architectural shot, it turned into a sort of street shot as well when the two men walked into the frame.

Side Door, 2015.10.07

Side Door, 2015.10.07 by Aaron Campbell

App used: Instagram

Backstory: Visit to Steamtown (Scranton, Pennsylvania) with fellow members of the Northeast Photo Club: Marty Straub, Mo Devlin and Ray Listanski on Wednesday, October 7th, 2015.


Adele by Shel Serkin

App used: Hipstamatic

Backstory: New York City Subway


Untitled by Maarten Oortwijn

Apps used: Paper53, Blender, Snapseed, Painteresque and PS Touch

Backstory: The image is a mix of drawing in paper53 and pictures made while in Portugal this summer. I started this picture with some vague ideas, but as always the creative process is hard to predict. Actually it is a (better) variation on my previous picture. Sometimes an idea leads to a series of pictures.

The Cathedral from the Castle Walls, Lincoln, Lincolnshire

The Cathedral from the Castle Walls, Lincoln, Lincolnshire by Chris Harland

Apps used:
Classic Toy (capture)
(Setting: Classic snap lens, colour negative film)
And for processing:
Photo Toaster

Backstory: I’ve been wanting to photograph Lincoln Cathedral for a year or two, but for one reason or another, other trips took precedence. But a chance came along on a day with weather worthy of the 6 hour round trip to the city and back, and I took it.

Before doing so I’d scanned the plethora of previous photographers images of the view and, with some research, decided upon my vantage point and (using my beloved and essential ‘light tracker’ app) time of shooting.

Nature kindly rewarded me with lovely early autumn sunshine – possibly more than I’d ideally have liked….but with the result that this magnificent northern aspect of the Cathedral seemed to rise even more prominently from the old town surrounding it.

As with all locations I’ve ever visited, I leaned so much from this first visit…..but absolutely plan to go back and try this iconic scene in different conditions.

Learn to Fly

Learn to Fly by Kristie

Apps used: Snapseed, ScratchCam, ArtStudio, and Mextures.

Backstory: This shot was taken on my previous iphone4, suspended from my ceiling, to get the overhead shot. I wanted the image to portray the struggle of moving on, the difficulty of finding inspiration, and learning to fly.


Cityscape by Jun Yamaguchi

Apps used: iPod touch’s camera / brushes+pictureshow+scratchcam fx+crossprocess+deco sketch+filterstorm+vsco+phototoaster

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storyville by trish korous

Apps used: Shot on my iPhone 5c with the Hipstamatic camera, using the C-Type Plate Film and Tinto 1984 Lens and then deciding to go noir with Snapseed.

Backstory: I was actually in my way to work. My last week of work before I pack up my home and return to Chicago. I am trying to shoot some last interesting shots before leaving the city of New Orleans. I want to remember her as I imagined her to be, not as how I actually found her.


Untitled by Erika Brothers

Apps used: Superimpose, AlienSky, Snapseed and Stackables

Backstory: I worked entirely on my iPad. I blended all the images to create the collage on Superimpose, looking to create a mysterious scene for my character. I used flashlight effect with AlienSky, then adjusted tones of my art work with Snapseed and finally used Stackables to give texture and more of a paint finish.

Little football player #vsco

Little football player by Goha Radziszewska

Apps used: Processed with VSCOcam with kk1 preset and Snapseed

Backstory: I took this photo on a mobile photowalk while exploring theatre’s backstage. When we entered this room my 3-year-old son took a ball and started playing with it, I sat on the floor and took this silhouette shot from a low angle. In post-processing I enhanced the contrast in Snapseed and then added a VSCO filter

The Man I Never Was

The Man I Never Was by Kurt Norlin

Apps used: DistressedFX, Hipstamatic, Snapseed 2, Juxtaposer, Image Blender

Backstory: Digital Collage, Abstract Expressionism

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.


  1. Angie Lambert said:

    I’m both thrilled and honored for the inclusion of my piece, moss-grown dreams. Thanks so much and heartfelt congratulations to all! xo