week in iphoneography – 5 April

I feel like I may already be a wee bit behind on this, but here we go.Here’s the most recent set of images in my 365 Project, including the apps used and where I captured them. This week’s images range from light to dark, with a little experimentation in between.

Day 88:
A Magnolia tree in South Lake Union
iPhone5s | Mextures | AltPhotoApp | Snapseed

I often stroll around varied locations to stretch my legs and see what I can find to photograph. You don’t see a lot of magnolia trees out here, but they do exist.


Day 89:
Spring at Alki Beach, West Seattle

Just another lovely day at the beach, very grateful that I’m able to be here!


Day 90
Sunrise from Seacrest Park, West Seattle.
iPhone5s | Hipstamatic

Man I do love the Pacific Northwest, beautiful!


Day 91
Crow, Seacrest Park, West Seattle
iPhone5s | Hipstamatic | Mextures | Camerabag

He was hanging out, as they do, probably hoping for a snack from some passerby. Instead I created his portrait.


Day 92
Cherry Blossom’s at the UW Quad, Seattle.
iPhone5s | VSCOcam

At the end of the day, the sunlight dissipated. The light was pretty flat so I opted to do a black and white conversion with a bit of contrast.


Day 93
Rainy day at the beach, Alki.
iPhone5s | Picfx | Tangent | Fragment

Overcast days aren’t always that interesting, I decided to play around with some graphical elements for this edit. Using Tangent and Fragment to simulate the rain (in a way) and add the other elements.


Day 94
Plum Blossom, Seattle
iPhone5s | VSCOcam

Blooms again, spring likes to tease us in the Pacific Northwest, you think it’s upon you and then it rains again.


Day 95
Lady Liberty, West Seattle
iPhone5s | Hipstamatic | Mextures | Alt Photo App

West Seattle has fabulous views of mountains, downtown Seattle and beyond, we even have our very own Lady Liberty.


Again some bright, light, happy images and then some moodier images. I love experimenting with the tools available on my iPhone, so much fun and it’s really opened up a new world of creativity for me!

I hear Mextures is releasing a BIG update in the next couple of weeks, once that’s out I’m planning on doing a tutorial on how I use Mextures in my workflow.

And if you have the Starbucks app, go to your messages and check to see if you can download Picfx, it’s their app of the week the past week.

Have fun!

~ kate

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


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

Processed with VSCOcam with g3 preset

Tyrion! The pug.
iPhone5s | VSCO

Processed with VSCOcam with 3 preset

Covered path, Discovery Park, Seattle, WA


Starbucks, Seattle, WA
iPhone5s | VSCO

Processed with VSCOcam with x4 preset

a view, through my sunroof
iPhone5s | VSCO

Processed with VSCOcam with lv01 preset

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

Processed with VSCOcam with s5 preset


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

a little spring in seattle

Somehow it’s been more than a month since I’ve done a blog post. In that time things like WPPI, having the flu have occurred plus CreativeLive workshops with Mark Wallace and Miss Aniela.

In all of that business, I have managed to keep up with my 365 project, which is quite amazing. And most days, I take a walk in my neighbourhood, for exercise and to take photos, of course.

Today we get back on the blogging wagon with a short post, with a little inspiration of spring for you.

This photo was snapped on my beloved Fuji X100s using the macro feature. I’m still floored at how nice it looks. Yes, a fancy macro lens + tripod would be the better option, but I gotta say, I’m loving the results here.

From the RAW file, I went into Lightroom 4, did a minor clarity and contrast adjustment and then on to Alien Skin Software’s Exposure 5. Some of their film like options are really nice. This filter reminded me of a vintage photo, think old school polaroid, a little warm, a little soft.


Look for more posts like this, and some more iPhone tutorials too, it’s been too long!

~ kate

photographer. educator. seattle.