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.
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.
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.
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 😉
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/
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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