Thursday, March 24, 2011

Bird of Paradise Appstravaganza

I love to photograph our tropical flowers, especially the Bird of Paradise. And the iPhone apps make it possible to show them off in myriad ways. Here are four appstravagant views.

This shot was antiqued and framed in one of my favorite apps called Infinicam.

I turned this shot into a sketch with Artista Sketch app and combined it with the original in Iris app.
This shot was grunged and optimized in Iris and the lettering layer is courtesy of the FotoMuse app.

I shot a couple different frames of these birds with the Hipstamatic app using Dreamcanvas and John S. (Dreamcanvas gives the cool border effect.) I punched up the saturation in Photoforge. Then I combined the two shots in DXP. This is one of my favorites. But stayed tuned - the bird of paradise plants in my garden are always blooming. And new apps are out for photographers every day!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Off To The Picture Show: Picture Show App and More

Diane Rupnow shares a wonderful and inspiring double exposure. Here's how she did it:
"I took the pic of my kamaka uke on my phone. The layered image is palm tree bark. Apps used were dxp, Fotomuse, Iris (to slightly bump up saturation), and crop n frame."

And Jack Davis, our Photoshop guru and artist beyond compare shows off the new, improved Pictureshow app. Here's his take on it:

"PictureShow has been "updated" (major understatement!;) and now has added to it's already prolific arsenal, Cropping, HDR Effects, Tilt Shift selective blur, and Presets!!!"

He shares a couple teaser images with us below. I can't wait to explore this app in more depth. In my spare time, of course. Let's all go play with PictureShow and see what we come up with.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

iPhoneography to the Max

Okay, photo friends, iPhone Diva is back. I went on retreat for a couple of months, but my little phone/camera has been smokin'! I got invited to join a group of extremely talented iPhone (and all camera) photographers and my creativity has gotten a real infusion. Kind of like getting a drink of water from a fire hose.

Now I'm ready to share some of that inspiration - and to share the websites and blogs of these amazing professionals who teach iPhone photo art workshops as well as normal photo workshops. And of course, there'll be amazing new apps to showcase!

A lot of my new photo pals are very versed in an app called Hipstamatic. (Brian Kavanaugh Jones has been our afficionado on iPhone Diva - check out earlier posts for some of his amazing work.) Hipstamatic has a number of optional film/lens combos that you can buy from within the app for extra versatility. And you can mix and match film choice, lens choice, and flash if you like. When I discovered that, I bought my new favorite combo called Salvador and Dreamcanvas (referring to surrealist Salvador Dali.) Here are my very first shots taken with the combo looking down from a Waikiki highrise to the lagoon below. I love the look here.