Category Archives: Mobile Photography

this week in iPhoneography – 29 March

Something I’ve been wanting to do for a while is share my 365 project on this blog. So realising the first quarter of the year is already passed, I thought, i better get on it!

These were all taken with my iPhone5s, using a variety of apps. You’ll that all included with the photos!

At Discovery Park, Seattle, WA
Hipstamatic | Mextures | Snapseed

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A tree, at Discovery Park, Seattle, WA
Hipstamatic | Mextures | VSCO

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Tyrion! The pug.
iPhone5s | VSCO

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Covered path, Discovery Park, Seattle, WA
Hipstamatic

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Starbucks, Seattle, WA
iPhone5s | VSCO

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a view, through my sunroof
iPhone5s | VSCO

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Alki, the kitten. Who does’t love a kitten?!
iPhone5s | VSCO

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BONUS!!

a fabulous sunset in Seattle, over at Alki Beach – iPhone5s (HDR)

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Susan Roderick about to steal a couple of puppies at CreativeLive this week during the Animal Photography workshop with Rachael McKenna!

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That’s a wrap for this week!

Hope you’ve all had a great week and enjoy your weekends!

~ kate

iPhone Apps – my fab five

Yesterday I had the honour of doing a short segment on iPhoneography/Mobile Photography on creativeLIVE. I’ve been involved with creativeLIVE for a number of years, first as a volunteer and then as an employee, it’s a pretty cool place to be. But yesterday was a very different experience, which I’ll share more on later.

I wanted to quickly answer one of the questions that was posed a few times: What are my top 5 go-to apps?! So here they are, with links and a few examples…

My fab five:

HipstamaticiPhone – $1.99 + in App upgrades

These two images were captured via hipstamatic, they are “straight out of camera”, no other edits than the filter combination used for shooting.

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SnapseediPhoneAndroid – FREE!

These images were edited with Snapseed. Snapseed is a very robust editor! check out my tutorial on Snapseed here. Some of the functionality has changed a little since I did this post, but there’s still a lot of great information there!

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VSCO CamiPhoneAndroid – FREE w/in App upgrades

This was edited via VSCO cam. VSCO offers a handful of “film/analogue” styled filters, occasionally they will have free upgrade packs and additional packs you can purchase.

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PicFXiPhone – $1.99

Picfx is filled with lots of fun filters, some crazy colours and awesome textures + effects. You can control the amount of the effect that’s applied as well stack effects on top of one another.

This image was edited with PicFX + Mextures

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MexturesiPhone – $1.99

Mextures has different filter options, some colour gradients, textures and event a little grit and grain. Want to get a little dirt on your iPhone images and make it appear as if the image was created years ago, this is a fun option to play with. Like Picfx you can stack effects on top of one another. You can also use different blending modes, like “Overlay, Screen, Multiply… ” sounds like Photoshop doesn’t it?!

This image was shot with Hipstmatic and edited with VSCOcam, Mextures + Picfx.

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Thanks for asking and please let me know if you have more questions!

~ kate

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golden gardens

A few weeks ago I went to one of my favourite spots in Seattle, Golden Gardens Park. It features views of mountains, fantastic trees, a marina, a pier for fishing, grills for parties and benches to just chill out on.

This day I walked, paused, sat on a bench, walked more, paused again, found another bench. Taking my time to enjoy the beautiful day and capture some of those who were also exploring the day.

hipstamatic | jane | black keys supergrain

hipstamatic | jane | black keys supergrain

As usual, I like my trees, so I snapped a few, this time capturing joggers and walkers in silhouette. These are some faves for sure!

hipstamatic | jane | black keys supergrain

hipstamatic | jane | black keys supergrain

hipstamatic | jane | black keys supergrain

hipstamatic | jane | black keys supergrain

hipstamatic | jane | black keys supergrain

hipstamatic | jane | black keys supergrain

And then there are these guys, which look rather unique in black and white, almost infrared!

hipstamatic | jane | black keys supergrain

hipstamatic | jane | black keys supergrain

If you ever visit seattle, be sure to check out this park, it’s fantastic, year round!

All of these images were captured on an iPhone4s with Hipstamatic.