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:
Hipstamatic – iPhone – $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.
Snapseed – iPhone – Android – 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!
VSCO Cam – iPhone – Android – 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.
PicFX – iPhone – $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
Mextures – iPhone – $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.
Thanks for asking and please let me know if you have more questions!