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
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A tree, at Discovery Park, Seattle, WA
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Tyrion! The pug.
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Covered path, Discovery Park, Seattle, WA


Starbucks, Seattle, WA
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a view, through my sunroof
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Alki, the kitten. Who does’t love a kitten?!
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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


decim8 your iPhoneography

I recently asked what questions you had, or what apps you were curious about. One response I received was Decim8 ($1.99 in the app store). And I can understand why. Decim8 is a fun app which lets you destroy elements within an image. Now you’re why would I want to do that? Well, you might not, but some folks like to experiment and create abstract art on their iPhones/iPads, and this app is a great tool in that creative process.

Now I don’t normally use Decim8 as a camera replacement app, but if you want to shoot within the app, you can. I use the import button to bring in an image that I want to play with.


Once i’ve imported my image, I click on the Erlenmeyer Flask, like a mad scientist in the making to select my formula(s).


Now I do have a few fave formulas, that have become my go to, especially: Beamrider. I also kinda dig 59.94 & Agency.

You can change how the effect works by tapping on the icon image, I believe each effect has three versions. So tap, tap, tap till you see one you think might work for you. On the iPhone you can preview what the effect will do on an image by clicking the “i”. On the iPad the previews will show up on the right side of the effects.

Once you have your effect(s) selected, click on the “X” to close this screen. This puts you back on the image preview and processing options.

Click on the white circle, to the left of the + to Decim8 your image. For this image I clicked the white circle 3 times to achieve the final result.





Other options in the app:

– Click the + to add a layer of sorts, you can stack up your decim8tion.

- Click the die to randomise effects

- Click the up arrow to share on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook; or order a CanvasPop Print or send a post card.

– Click the down arrow to save to your device.

So the moral of this story‚Ķ decimation is okay, if you like to play. I’m always a fan of experimentation, and have really embraced this on the iPhone.

What other apps are you interested in? Let me know and we can chat about them!

~ kate