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Saturday, August 3, 2013

New App in town Leonardo! and ...Yes, I am a Glaze Artist!

Captured: Hipstamatic~Jane Lens, Inas 1969 film Processed: Snapseed, Lens Light, Leonardo, and Glaze
Well it's been an interesting and busy week! I made a retail product out of a few of my beach series images and they are selling well! (It's the retailer in me I suppose) The little 2 x 2 $6.00 ceramic tile, fridge magnets, are really cute! I actually ordered more beach tiles and put in a new order with my "Big Flower" Glazed iPhone images from the summer.

I was officially called a "Glaze Artist" by the developer of Glaze. Well that and a nickle will get ya some coffee...but really that's fun to be recognized by the developer of the App as a "Glaze Artist!"
Some folks that promote software get spiffs but I don't I just like to share products I enjoy....and there is a new one in the App store that is Fabulous as a "Photoshop" quality processing app for your iPhone. It is called Leonardo and is by the developer of PhotoWizard and Superimpose, both of which I also enjoy. Hipstamatic launched a new Black and White film that is free so go shopping for that as well!

I took a little country ride last night and made a few Hipsta shots using the Jane Lens and Ina's 1969 film. They were not very good out of the iPhone but I knew what I was going to do with them so it didn't matter much.  I liked pulling into a farmers field road in the Jeep and snagging a quick shot of the lone tress in the corn field! I emptied my Camera Roll this week down to 120 images and I wanted a few new images to play with!  Below was the original shot...I loved the light on the land behind the trees, the trees themselves and the old three board fence...Snapseed and Leonardo added the pop and Glaze added the painterly effect and LensLight added the moon! TouchRetouch took out the contrails in the upper right hand corner and across the sky.

Also this week I worked with a blind woman and her iPhone, helping her use apps and understand photography a little bit. She is working on a book for blind people and a chapter is on using the iPhone camera and a few selected apps that work really well in Voice over mode. When I was studying before I went to work with her I looked at images on line that were uploaded by blind people and a lot of them were blurry. I wanted to understand why and when I put my iPhone in Voice over mode to use it as the blind people did I quickly understood. The action to fire the shutter requires two taps! Well there ya go, thats just not a good I tried Clear Cam knowing that it fires six shots and pick the sharpest one and indeed Clear Cam is Voice over accessible in all its menus and seemed to solve the problem. So she will be adding that into her book as an app to get for the Blind Community who want to share images. I must say it was an education for me as well. Patience is required so much more!!!
Tomorrow is my HDR workshop with the Big Camera in downtown Baltimore....and next Sunday I have three spaces left for my iPhone field shoot in the Historic Union Station in Washington, DC.
Here's a link for that if you might be interested in joining in the iPhone photo fun! Click here.
And... one more before and after from last night's country ride....


  1. It's amazing to see how technology evolve from time to time. Now, we can see how beautiful it is to make art collaborate with technology. Thanks for posting this, keep it up!

  2. Thanks for mentioning Leonardo, I've added it to my workflow! I love your artwork - it is very inspiring! ~Peace