Appsperiments are images created using mobile apps in unintended ways to create unique art. Appsperiments are often created by combining mulitple apps, or re-running an image through a single app multiple times. For more examples, check out Doctor Popular's ongoing Daily App Experiments
From our perch upon a rooftop in the Mission, we could barely see the “official fireworks” launched from the pier… but that’s okay, because we were surrounded by the best illegal fireworks in the city. At 19th and Folsom, we had huge explosions launching a block or two in just about any direction. So I set my iPhone on a tripod, and used the Lightbomber app to capture long exposure shots of friends, as the fireworks popped behind them. I then popped off color filtered flashes manually from an external camera flash (for the shots below).
This is my first post here on Objective Scenes as a full time contributor. I’m looking forward to showcasing some of the great work from the Objective Scenes group on Flickr, as well as some of my own images.
While at the Lomography gallery in San Francisco, I decided to try shooting through some of the Diana lenses they had on display. The Diana lens was held in front of the iPhone camera, and the image was made with the Camera app. The image was then cropped and edited in Camera+. The soft focus is the result of the iPhone trying to focus through the Diana lens.
Today’s Appsperiment was created by running three slightly different versions of the same photo through DXP’s “difference” filter, which combined the similar features of each photo while letting the areas with different colors remain.
The final pic in my week long experimental portraiture series. Today’s shot, featuring Ravina Sniper, was shot with the Hipstamatic and then run through Decim8 to create a glitched out version, which I then ran through AutoPainter2. I also took the original shot and ran it through ToonPaint to create a detailed “lines” version of the image, which I then layered over the AutoPainter image by using the DXP app, which helped sharpen the painted version up into a more detailed version.
I talked a bit in yesterday’s post about the Photoribbon app for iPhone. Today I decided to play around with their auto-painting feature, which is actually pretty fun. I took an image of my friend (and OS guest-blogger) Nicole and let it sit in Photoribbons for a while as the app continuously re-drew the image. I saved some of these images and sometimes tweaked the apps settings for different effects, then used Interlacer to layer these different images together into a Chuck-Close-ish portrait.
Today’s portrait appsperiment is of David (aka @bunnyrobot on the Instagramhole). It was shot with the regular iPhone camera app, then edited in PhotoRibbons, which allows you to “paint” your image by dragging your finger on the screen. It’s an okay app, but I just realized how low-res the output is in the default mode is (why do they always make crap resolution the default?). I was also bummed to see borders appear in my saved image file, but I think that will get fixed in the future. It also doesn’t play nicely with square source images. My friend Nicole got some cool stuff out of it though.