Category Archives: iPhoneography

iPhone photography related posts.


Hey my friend over at shared a link to this new app today, fotograf, so I decided to give it a quick look.

fotograf offers a simple user interface and your basic controls, to change things like contrast, colour temperature, clarity, shadows, highlights and more. This is available in loads of apps, the cool factor in fotograf is that it offers previews of your changes.

There’s also a number of free filters, you can buy additional filters within the app.

Fotograf is also supposed to take advantage of the new manual features in IOS8, I didn’t try this out as I haven’t updated my phone yet. ;)

Here’s a couple of screenshots of the app, plus a before and after of my edits.



Screen Shots





fotograf $1.99 in the app store.

Waiting for the Moment

Photography is about timing. Well maybe not all of it, but if you are a photojournalist or someone who photographs people in any way, then you’ll find most of your best shots are because of timing. Sometimes you wait for a moment to unfold, sometimes you have to shoot a lot to capture that moment (and I don’t mean spray and pray!). Either way, it boils down to timing.

One of my favourite pursuits as a photographer is to capture a moment that’s interesting, that has a story, that creates a sense of wonder.

Perhaps it’s waiting on a pier and seeing a commuter stroll past.


Perhaps it’s stalking a seagull, slowly, and hoping he’ll look my way.

Processed with VSCOcam with x5 preset

Perhaps it’s being at the right place at the right time to catch a young man fishing.

Processed with VSCOcam with x5 preset

Perhaps it’s waiting for just the right moment when a boat passes to frame an image just so.

Processed with VSCOcam with x5 preset

The moral of this little tale is to be thoughtful and patient as moments unfold around you.

All of these images were captured on an iPhone5s and edited with one of the following apps: Hipstamatic / vscocam.

thanks for reading!

~ kate

My Week in iPhoneography, 11 May

Officially 1/3rd of my way through the project and keeping up with my weekly roundup. I’m apparently on a VSCOcam kick this week and used it just about every day! They did release a new set of filters, so there are definitely occasions when you get the new toy that you have to take it for a spin, right?

Anyhoo, here’s what I’ve been up to this week!

Day 124 – Beach


We’ve had some overcast days over the past week, this dramatic scene was edited via vscocam

Day 125 – Sun and Sand


And the day after… the sun joined us, warming the sand. changing my perspective i grabbed this shot. Also edited with vscocam.

Day 126 – Tugboat


In the distance in this shot you can make out a boat, it seems so small out there… a beautiful sunset. Snapped in Hipstamatic.

Day 127 – Bicyclist


I could have crossed at this intersection, but opted to wait to capture this bicyclist in wait. I like that this shows off the bill, also that he’s right on the edge of the frame, as if on the edge of his set waiting. If i’d been a little more mindful I would have allowed just a bit more room on the right side. Edited with vscocam.

Day 128 – Tulip


Spring continues to bloom about Seattle. This tulip was partially opening up. I captured this with Hipstamatic and did some additional edits with Mextures.

Day 129 – UW Med Center


We have some pretty cool architecture around Seattle. This building is maybe two years old, in the South Lake Union neighbourhood. Snapped with the iPhone5s native camera and edited with vscocam.

Day 130 – Beach again, in Black and white


The week ended with a beach bonfire birthday gathering with a friend. We’d heard rumours of rain, but willed it not to happen. The clouds threatened regardless. One more edited with vscocam.

Lots of VSCO cam this week!

I’ve added the entire project to my Smugmug site, if you find something you like and would be interested in purchasing a print, you can!

Check out the entire year here: iPhone 365 2014.

If you’re active on any of the social channels below, you can follow the project there too!
Instagram | Flickr | Tumblr.