This painterly image by Yuriy Leskiv (AKA Hocklander) was found in the Objective Scenes Flickr group. It was made with Camera+, AutoPainter, PSexpress, and Filterstorm.
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A shot of the phone booth at 6th and Market in San Francisco. Run through the wringer using Big Lens, Noir, and a bevy of other apps.
The iPhone is a great camera for capturing candid photos of strangers on the street. I don’t know of a more discreet camera. For this shot I used the Camera Genius app’s Big Button feature, which allows you to use the entire screen as the shutter button. I was able to shoot this from the hip by just tapping the screen without worrying about hitting a particular spot for the shutter button. The sun was harsh and in the original image the subject had really dark shadows around the eyes. So the first step was to open the image in FilterStorm to make a curves adjustment to lighten up the eyes. I applied this with a mask on the eyes so that the rest of the image was unchanged. Next step was to run the Camera+ Clarity preset to bring out more detail. Finally I brought the image into Cameramatic for the black and white conversion and the frame. Cameramatic has become my favorite app for black and white because it has some presets but allows you to really customize the processing.
I’m often amazed at the iPhone’s ability to make a picture the looks better than the same picture made with a DSLR. This shot was an afterthought. I had been attempting to shoot this scene of the Golden Gate Bridge at sunrise for a good half hour but could not manage to get a shot I liked. I finally gave up and started to head back to the car when I decided to snap a couple of iPhone shots for the heck of it. Once I got back home and started looking at the shots, I liked what I saw.
One of the things that we do in real life is shoot weddings. Yes, we’re that guy. We actually love being that guy. We’ve gone places, seen things, and made friends we otherwise never would have. And we count ourselves very lucky for all of it.
So today we combined a wedding with some iPhone appsperimentation, and here are the results.