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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Hipsta Labatique 73, the Olloclip and SimplyHDR

Often I try to shoot with just one app when on location. This gives me the opportunity to create a series of images with similar looks. Then I process with the same apps. This group of images was shot at the Lanaconing Silk Mill with the Olloclip for the Fish eye looks and Hipsta set to Labatique 73 lens a modern twist on Calotype styling of 1873 and Kodot XGrizzled film. When shooting with Hipsta, I usually make three or four shots of the same scene as the unique features of Hipsta will place light and dark areas in each image in slightly different ways. This will give me a choice of images, then I can decide which light enhancement I like best. The Olloclip adds an interesting distortion but looses sharpness in the image to a degree, and more so on the edges of the image, but its a look! The turn of the century silk mill is dark and gritty. I chose SimplyHDR as the processing app to add even more grit and pop some dark areas. Because the mill is so dark the iPhone actually added a lot of noise into the image as well. Then I finished off the images with a consistent frame choice from Crop'n'Frame
This image was processed with PhotoCopier and I chose the Photo style menu and applied a tone. This is the only image in this series I processed in that manner. Notice the tone of the white frame is different from the other images in this series.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Miscellaneous! Updates...

Lewes Harbor: Apps: ClassicPan:PicGrunger: SimplyHDR: Iris

Whew sometimes life gets busy! The last couple weeks have been pretty fast and I have really not been focusing on photography lately other than getting some presentations ready for Nature Visions in November and the Silver Spring Camera Club on October 6: Writing another article for The Beginners Lens and getting 175 iPhone images ready for a stock submission. Yes that's right a stock photography company to be named is going to launch in the near future a selection of iPhone images for sale. How cool is that! I have been very fortunate to be invited to participate in this exciting new venture.
I thought tonight I should get the blog updated and share some work.
Some news first from the Beginners Lens: The Beginners Lens have recently launched another great giveaway for iPhoneographers! Enter for your chance to win great prizes...first place winner gets an Olloclip 3-in-1 iPhone Lens plus a Gorillapod iPhone Tripod! The second place prize is an Olloclip, and third place winner receives a Glif tripod mount! Check out the giveaway page for more details and enter for your chance to totally pimp your iPhone!
OK Now for some random images I have made over the past couple weeks:
Red Chair: BracketMode: TrueHDR: Iris: Grungetastic: Crop'n'Frame
Baltimore Morning: BracketMode: TrueHDR:SimplyHDR:ArtistaOil:Iris:PerfectPhoto: Crop'n'Frame
Fallen: Hipsta: ScrtachCam: Iris: Crop'n'Frame: Impression
Drift Tree: CameraPlusPro: SimplyB&W:SnapSeed: Iris: Crop'n'Frame: Impression

Delaware Bayside: BracketMode: PicGrunger: PhotoFX: PerfectPhoto

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Nanticoke Indian Pow Wow

Yesterday I attended the Nanticoke Indian Pow Wow in Millsboro, Delaware. Arriving at the Pow Wow site as the opening remarks were being made, and standing right under the overhead speaker I wanted to record the comments. So I quickly searched the App store for a recording app and made the recording here. I also made the Diptic out of several images I shot with ClassicPan. The colors of the feathers and blankets on display caught my eye. All the images were processed the same way, first smudged in PhotoForge, then blended back with the original file in Iris, then processed in ArtistaOil and sharpened in PerfectPhoto..then framed in Snapseed. I used iMovie to bring the recording and the image together. I hope it works I can't really tell until its published! It was a super day with lots of energy and beautiful attire. Also this week I was the featured iPhoneographer on the Beginners Lens. The article and site can be found HERE