It all started with games.. During his daily ride on SF BART, Doctor Popular would constantly drain his new iPhone's battery playing Field Runners, but this app obsession soon spread from games to music. Using apps like Nanoloop and Thumbjam, Doc created an an entire album with his iPhone. He was also one of the first street musicians to perform with an iPad. Now Doc spends most of his spare time creating photography and visual art with his iPhone. Currently he is working on The Daily App Experiment, a year long collection of experimental art, and a book collecting his "appsperiments".

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Noir Photo (tips and tricks)

Rob Reeves

If you are interested in a cool black and white photo app for iOS, then check out my newest Doc’s Guide video about Noir Photo. Here are some of my favorite iPhone portraits edited with Noir Photo and the Big Lens app.

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Flashjacking with LightBomber and an external flash

LightBomb and color splash experiments
I’ve been sort of obsessed with finding ways to incorporate an external camera flash into my iPhone photography. It started while back when I was shooting some event photos and occasionally grabbed a bit of the flash from another persons camera in my shot. The effect, which is often called Flashjacking, was cool but very unpredictable. I started trying to capture the same effect by timing a camera flash with the standard iPhone camera app, but it was too much of a pain to get just right. Then I started trying to recreate the effect with a couple of long exposure iPhone apps with terrible results until I found LightBomber. With the “ambient light amount” set to “high” and the timer set to “3 seconds” you can get fantastic results when shooting with a flash.

The photos on this set where all shot with LightBomber while popping colored flashes using a Lomography ColorSplash flash. Some shots were taken with a stationary camera, others were handheld. Some were in dark spaces (with a constant little candle light) others were taken in normal lighting. Check out the photos below and let me know what you think! Thanks.
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“Welcome to Urban Ore” by Ariel Dovas

Welcome to Urban Ore

Cool shot taken at the infamous Urban Ore in Berkeley by Ariel Dovas.

Found via our Objective Scenes flickr group.

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“la calma que precede a la tormenta”

Mariachis in limos

I had the fantastic opportunity to ride around in a limo packed with mariachi performers as part of Uber’s Cuatro De Mayo campaign. Here are some of the iPhone pics I took throughout the day, I also snapped some film shots that I’ll have back early next week. Thanks to Peggy and the Uber team for letting me ride around.
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“Hair” by Brad Evans


A great Hipstamatic shot by Brad Evans, as seen on his City Snaps blog.

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Chess Hustler


Playing for money on Market St.

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Beautiful black and white portraits by Coy Townson


Using minimal natural lighting, Coy Townson captured these wonderful black and white portraits on his Droid X and iPad. When I asked him about his favorite app for black and white photography, he said “I currently still use my Droid X with the Vignette App. This app is the reason I haven’t gone iphone even though I just got started on my ipad 3. I haven’t found anything comparable on the iOS platform that allows me to create and save my own styles then shoot with no post processing as I can with Vignette.”
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Breakfast In Bed

Breakfast in Bed

Sometimes my girlfriend makes me breakfast. I love the graininess in this shot, which I took using 645 PRO and edited with Snapseed‘s new black and white editor.

We’ve been posting black and white mobile photos all, week. What do you guys think? Share your b&w shots in our OS flickr group.

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Turn To Me I See Infinity

Turn To Me

Shot on Fulton St in Brooklyn.

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“The Door At The End Of The Hallway” by Jeremy Brooks

The Door At The End Of The Hallway

Our pal Jeremy Brooks snapped this shot shortly after a dinner with Troy, Brandon, and myself. A few of us tried taking pictures through this window just off of 18th street and Mission, but Jeremy’s iPhone shot is one of my faves.

Found via the OS Flickr group.

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Winthrop and Winthrop’s Glasses

Winthrop & Winthrop's Glasses
I met Winthrop in Mint Plaza today during lunch. I asked about his glasses and he said told me that he couldn’t afford to get new frames, so he took his old lenses and crammed them into a cheap pair of frames from Walgreens. Sidenote: Winthrop totally reminds me of Steven Jesse Bernstein in this photo.

I’ll be posting my own black and white photos throughout the week and searching the Objective Scenes flickr group for b/w shots for the blog too.

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“City Church in Monochrome” by Dave Gilbert

City church in monochrome

Love the mood in this shot by Dave Gilbert.

Found via our Objective Scenes flickr group.

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Little Dinosaur, Big City

Little dinosaur, big city.

I’ve been trying to mess around with black and white shots a bit more, so I thought I’d post a slew of them onto the blog throughout this week.

I’ll be searching the Objective Scenes flickr group for black and whites too.

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“Glass Partition” by Keith Tharp

Keith Tharp captured this beautiful photo by pressing his iPhone lens against the side of a glass wall in an Apple Store in Boston. The end result is out of this world and very inspiring.

You can hear more about how Keith got this shot, plus many other great tips on the Tiny Shutter podcast.

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Mobile phones and TTV

Camera phone tricks.

Our newest Postagram Tips video has a tutorial on doing Through The Viewfinder photography with your mobile phone. Check it out here.
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