My iOS App Picks for 2014 — iOS Photo Apps

I tend to keep my pho­to­graphy over on iPad­Dark­room, but since I’m writ­ing about iOS photo apps that I’ve dis­covered or have dom­in­ated my work this year, it seemed fit­ting to look at apps that have influ­enced my photo work.

You’ve likely seen some work cre­ated with these apps before, but they’re worth pro­fil­ing again as my picks because they’ve stood head-and-shoulders above the oth­er apps in the photo edit­or / fil­ter space.

So, on to the apps… Con­tin­ue read­ing “My iOS App Picks for 2014 — iOS Photo Apps”

WeeklyBeats7 — Cold Night

Cov­er for my latest sub­mis­sion to Weekly­Beats 2014. Wanted to go for an atmo­spher­ic sound again, some­thing more ambi­ent. Maybe this worked. Maybe not, but it came out as a com­plete unit. Also tried stick­ing to a small ‘band’. In this case used instru­ments from SampleTank: Blue Phaser elec­tric piano, Xpander Phat synth pad, Cos­mic Pad synth pad, and Min­im­oog echo 2 synth lead.

Also brought in some Abstract Atmo­sphere 50 from Gar­age­band — which I used as my DAW.

Image is from some­thing I took out the win­dow a bunch of years ago. Loved the light pil­lars in the minus 40 weath­er.

UNDERDOG

Thought I’d make a treat­ment of our ‘UNDERDOG’, Bog­art. The Under­dog concept came from a post by our CaliC­an Res­cue honcho, Rene. He was in a res­taur­ant in Cali­for­nia, on a trip to pick up a new pack of res­cues, and after explain­ing to the waiter why he was there, the waiter replied; ‘Thank you for sav­ing the Under­dogs’. Bog­art is our UNDERDOG.

Still not using your iPhone for ‘serious’ photography?

Earli­er this year I man­aged to catch the Cre­at­ive­Live iPhoneo­graphy Work­shop with Jack Hollings­worth — well worth my time. I learned a lot and saw how oth­ers use the iPhone as a cre­at­ive pho­to­graphy tool.

Today I found this cool video by Jack Hollings­worth talk­ing about how his pho­to­graphy life was changed by the iPhone. Take a moment and check it out for your­self — espe­cially if you’re still think­ing that this little device isn’t a ‘real’ cam­era 😉

 

 

Paper pocket organizer inclined toward photographers

Thought I’d take a moment and post a pock­et paper organ­izer (I know, me, and paper? How low tech!) I’ve been work­ing with.

Basic­ally, some­thing to keep me on track, and write on when I quickly need to jot a note or some­thing.

Has the 2012 cal­en­dar which, if I remem­ber, I’ll update to 2013.

To use, just fold on the lines. And cut on the dot­ted line in the centre.

Down­load the PDF here.

A Photo Project, An Update, and a Contest?

Ear­lier today the folks behind one of my favour­ite iOS dig­i­tal dark­room apps (FX Photo Stu­dio) announced a great new col­lab­o­ra­tive pho­tog­ra­phy app and pro­ject, in the form of a con­test:

As a ges­ture of appre­ci­a­tion to its loy­al fans, Mac­Phun is also devel­op­ing the first ever jointly col­lab­o­rated, free stand­alone wall­pa­per app that will show­case user-sub­mit­ted pho­tographs edited with FX Photo Stu­dio and oth­er pho­tog­ra­phy iOS apps. With MacPhun’s sup­port, the app will pro­vide the ideal plat­form for aspir­ing artists and pho­tog­ra­phers to gain increased expo­sure for their work. To kick off the sub­mis­sion pro­cess, Mac­Phun will be hold­ing a two month pro­mo­tion on their Face­book page. Prizes include iTunes gift cards, photo print­ing gift vouch­ers and much more. For more infor­ma­tion on this con­test, please vis­it: http://www.macphun.com/photoproject/

To help kick off this great idea, FX Photo Stu­dio & FX Photo Stu­dio HD have been updated to iOS 4.3 and now include a new fil­ter cat­e­gory, Sketches:

Mac­Phun has col­lab­o­rated with estab­lished artists from North Amer­ica and Europe to cre­ate a new “sketches” cat­e­gory. The newly added cat­e­gory con­sists of six car­toon-styled fil­ters pro­vid­ing users with a total of 187 fil­ters to mix, match and share with friends. The addi­tion of more pre­cise tun­ing con­trols for con­trast­ing, adjust­ing hues and sharp­en­ing fil­ters, pro­vide even more unequiv­o­cal tools to users, mak­ing one of the most use­ful image edit­ing apps on the mar­ket, even bet­ter.

And to make it even eas­ier for new iPhone and iPad2 pho­tog­ra­phers, FX Photo Stu­dio and FX Photo Stu­dio HD will both be dis­counted to $0.99 and $1.99, respec­tively, for a very lim­ited time.
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