Appsperiment

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


Appsperiment Photos:

Daily App Experiment #352 “Truth”

Daily App Experiment #352 "Truth" - Today's #appsperiment is basically an experiment with #anticrop & #autopainter, with a tiny touch up in #filterstorm (where I re-added the figure under the tree). #daily_appsperiment

I’m pretty sure that Corona Heights is my new favorite park in SF. Everytime I visit there, I get such great images. During a recent trip, I snapped a shot of this epic tree that I thought was just ripe for experimentation. With the help of AntiCrop, AutoPainter, ACDSee Camera Flash, and Filterstorm, I created the above appsperiment.
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“Tears From Heaven” by Hochlander

Tears in heaven

Found this cool experimental image in the Objective Scenes flickr group. Here’s what Hochlander has to say about how they made it:

‘ ve added Blur effect in photogene, than – some effects from Iris. Drops – from Photo Studio HD. Frame – from Photogene.

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Daily App Experiment #336: “Evaporation”

Daily App Experiment #336 "Evaporation"

An outtake from yesterday’s series of fog pics, “Evaporation” is an attempt to to create a dissipating effect by combining several iPhone apps together.
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Shower Edit Challenge

Shower Edit

Last week I posted one of my raw iPhone photos of the model Panfila Suarez and asked you guys to take a crack at editing it. Thanks to everyone who sent us their edits (below). The photo above is the black and white edit at the suggestion of my friend Troy. I think it may be my favorite of my own personal edits.
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Clean Lines

Daily App Experiment #323 "Clean Lines"

Today’s appsperiment started with a silhouette of a friend (part of an unpublished nude photo series). The original lighting was pretty fantastic, but I wanted to play around with the image some more so I ran it through two different “collage” filters in Filtermania, then layered those two filters together using Blender.
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OWS: A Fresh Canvas

Daily App Experiment #313 "A Fresh Canvas"

Motivated by this weekend’s round of Occupy Wall Street evictions, I wanted to express the sense of hope I still feel for future of the movement. These evictions could be a chance for the movement to regroup and focus on their goals and how better to achieve them. Although I watch the OWS with great interest, the physical camps have never felt like something I could personally get behind. I had hoped that visiting the camps in San Francisco and New York would magically help me understand what OWS was all about, but I always left feeling even more distant from protestors. That being said, I still feel optimistic for what this movement could turn into it. This could be a fresh canvas from which to build upon.
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Mayhem

Daily App Experiment #309 "Mayhem"

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.
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Stop You

Daily App Experiment #305 "Stop You Later"

Today’s Appsperiment was created with a mix of Percolator, Lo-mob, DXP, and Filterstorm on my iPhone 4S.
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Crosswalks and Cigarettes; Playing around with the Stripemelt process

Smoking.

For today’s appsperiment I wanted to try to emphasize a certain area of an image by using a combination of StripeCam and Interlacer. The end result is sort of a “drippy” focal effect that I call Stripemelting.
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Diggin’ on Snapseed


I’ve got a new app obsession.

It’s called Snapseed. This photo-editing app retails at $4.99, but a few weeks back this sucker was free for like 48 hours and I was lucky enough to snag it when some of my Instagram buddies pointed it out.

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A bridge for the birds

A bridge for birds

I was playing around with SynthCam the other day while visiting the Golden Gate Bridge… actually I was visiting House of Air, the trampoline place, but the bridge was close by… so…

SynthCam takes hundreds of photos and overlays them together to create a shallow depth of field look, but I like using it in short bursts to create unique time-lapse images like the one above. If you have SynthCam, you can play around with this technique by just recording a few seconds of a location, or by quickly hitting the record/pause button for more dramatic effects. It’s similar to using a time lapse app, but since SynthCam can track objects you don’t have to worry about using a tripod to keep your shot from blurring. See more of my SynthCam shots here.

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Portrait Appsperiment #7 “Ravina”

Daily App Experiment #274: "Ravina"

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.
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Portrait Appsperiment #6 “Kate”

Daily App Experiment #273 "Kate"

Today’s experimental portrait is of Kate Shay. It was shot with Hipstamatic and then edited with Percolator using the “overprint” setting. Final touch ups were done with Camera+.

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Portrait Appsperiment #5 “Nicole”

Daily App Experiment #272 "Nicole"

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.
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Portrait Appsperiment #4 “David”

Daily App Experiment #271 "David"

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.

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