iPhone photo apps

Okay, I must admit. I am enamored. I’ve already downloaded several photo apps and have been busy trying them out.

Here are some samples for you. First, the view from my deck. This first one is taken with an app called Camera Bag. It has “filters” which will change the look of the photo. After taking the photo in this application, one can try the photo with the various filters – to give old time camera appearances. I used 1974 on this photo:

View w/ 1974 filter

This second photograph of the same view uses an application called HDR. For non-photographers, this stands for high-definition resolution. Generally, 3 photographs are exposed and combined- one normal, one overexposed, and one underexposed. This brings out the highlight and shadow details better than a single photograph. In the application called HDR, only two photographs are taken and then combined, but the details and saturation are much more like what is actually depicted than a “normal” photograph.

I also have a set of still lifes taken with different filters I will use to demonstrate shortly, but just had a visitor show up.

Alright, here are a set of still lifes that demonstrate the range of photographs available with the built-in camera and camera bag.

Still in Helga

The Helga camera is a common medium format 120 film toy camera, made in China, known for its low-fidelity aesthetic. It was created in 1981 by T.M. Lee.

The Holga’s low-cost construction and simple meniscus lens often yields pictures that display vignetting, blur, light leaks, and other distortions. The camera’s limitations have brought it a cult following among some photographers, and Holga photos have won awards and competitions in art and news photography. (Info from wikipedia)

Still Magazine

This is a rich style popular for the glossy pages of a magazine.
60's Still

This filter emulates the high contrast black and white style of photojournalist art of the 60’s.

Okay, that should give you an idea, anyway. Now, I must be about the shooting this afternoon, but tomorrow, I have some photos of Big Sur I wanted to share – taken with my D-90 this past week.