i often get the question “what app did you use to create that effect”? the answer is sometimes the same, but on occasion, as with the image images below, the answer was varied. one of the joys of mobile photography, specifically on the iPhone is the joy of hundreds, thousands of apps that you can play around with for different effects. if you have a desire or an interest in the abstract or app-stract, then you might enjoy this little app.
starting with this base image, from the iPhone4s native camera of the seattle aquarium….
i opened the image in the decim8 app. one of my fave effects within the app is “beamrider”. this app isn’t as intuitive as one might hope. but, it’s a lot of fun, so if you get the app, be sure to explore it!
after saving the image, i opened it in laminar pro. in 2012 i did a review of this app when it was called iris photo suite. they’ve done some pretty major updates, along with changing the name, but many of the same filters referenced in that post are still avaialble.
when you’re doing stuff like this, it truly is about experimentation, at least for me. with that said there are definite occasions when i’ve captured an image and i know exactly what i’m going to do to it. however, for this image, it was all about having fun. i was really drawn to this cross process effect.
after laminar pro, i decided to head back into the decim8 app for another round of decim8tion.
this being the final image.