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iPhoneography

Posted by
Barbara Kile (Ft. Worth, United States) on 9 September 2010 in Food & Cuisine and Portfolio.

Ok, who needs a little more creative juices flowing? I just upgraded to the iPhone 4 and based on what some pro photographer friends are doing with their iphones and creative photo apps, I knew I had to get a bit serious! I often try to carry a camera with me, but now I have one with me ALL THE TIME. I have several apps already, and will be getting more I'm sure. This is my first 'playing around' image.

With the move, busy schedules, and wanting to get the creative juices flowing, I decided just to step out of the box for a bit, take a little detour, and try some new things! I highly recommend it, as there is freedom in that, regardless of what camera you use. The best camera is the one you have with you! Do you know that this file out of my iPhone was 2592 x 1936? That will even make a decent print! The app used here is Pic Grunge which applied a texture. The texture can be adjusted for strength, style, and optional border.

I'll be playing around with other apps - and might I add: having a ton of fun with my photography!

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Julie Brown from Indianapolis, United States

Beautiful shot, Barbara. I too, have the iphone 4, upgraded from the first generation iphone, and I always have it with me. I use it as a travel/trail diary, and I love the ability to email the photos. That camera produced many good shots with 2 megapixels! I will have to try this app.

9 Sep 2010 10:01am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Amazing result Barbara, but the composition was right in the first place, along with the placement of the elements. But......considering it's a phone.....well it's quite remarkable.

9 Sep 2010 12:11pm

joemulligan from burnsville, nc, United States

That's a wonderful image. I like the lights in the glasses especially, and the grapes are fantastic. And the texture of the wall is very interesting. I think the frame, however, looks dirty. IMHO. I'm inspired b y your work, and amazed that a cell phone can do this.

9 Sep 2010 12:13pm

@joemulligan: Thanks, Joe! In this one, I added the frame before the texture. I'll post one later - a triptych where I added some texture, THEN the frame. Different result! The camera is a great one and the apps are very cool. :-)

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Too early for me to upgrade as my Iphone is only one year old... I know they are doing really well, but I don't use mine as a camera often enough. This shot is really well done and well processed. Great work :)

9 Sep 2010 1:23pm

@Tamara: I wasn't due to upgrade until Dec, but was eligible when I checked. Perhaps when they restock after the holidays, you might check. The camera is SO much better that you will want to take advantage of that. Thanks for stopping by!

Eduardo from Bahia Blanca, Argentina

Wow..., the iphone and you work fantastically...!

9 Sep 2010 1:26pm

Barbara from Oakland, United States

OMG! This is wonderful! The composition is perfect, and I love the grunge. I cannot get an iPhone just yet. We do not get ATT up here in our Oakland hills. GRRRRR...until Apple releases the lock on this (I need Verizon), I won't be venturing forth. My sweetie uses a Droid, but I think that they do not have the photo apps that the iPhone comes with. You are doing simply beautiful work!

9 Sep 2010 4:54pm

Loner from Wörgl, Austria

I'm so old fashioned and have no idea how a iPhone works - but the picture like that!

9 Sep 2010 5:12pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Perfect for an ad

9 Sep 2010 5:38pm

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Barbara - you could get a masterpiece out of a pin hole camera. It's not the kit but the talent that counts and you have talent in shedloads.....excellent work. :-)

9 Sep 2010 6:07pm

@Nigel: Thank you, Nigel. There is vision regardless of the tool. I guess that's what using an iphone proves; although I have some work to do! lol. I love it when people (with tongue in cheek) say, wow, that's a great image! You must have a great camera! Let's pick a tool and go capture some fun stuff!

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

Well, I'm impressed...didn't know you could get crisp shots like that with a phone. The grunge texture adds the spice. You ARE having fun--it shows !!!

9 Sep 2010 10:07pm

@DULCIE: IP4 has a great cam. Still a learning curve awaits... Thanks, Dulcie!

Shar from Regina, SK, Canada

You photographed the scene well and applied the app perfectly!

10 Sep 2010 12:05am

Susan from Pompano Beach, by Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

wow, i must say i'm shocked at the quality of the image, out of a phone..........guess i should think about getting an i-phone? maybe i can hit the lottery.......

10 Sep 2010 12:20am

@Susan: It's my 'with me always' camera now. Anyone want to buy a G10? :-)

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Very impressive! I would not have ever guessed it was from a phone!

10 Sep 2010 12:41am

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

A very nice composition and a good post-processing to go with.

12 Sep 2010 6:00pm

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

Without your saying it I don't think anyone would have noticed....the celluar phones nowadays have - most of them - high quality cameras! But...in your case...it is not the camera...it's what you DO with the photo after you take it! It's the ARTIST at work which gives us so many pleasant surprises!
And....THIS..is a perfect still life! It would make such a great vintage poster!

13 Sep 2010 8:02am

Marie from FRESNES, France

j'adore les textures et les couleurs. très belle photo.

26 Sep 2010 12:32pm

Bill Laing from Pacific Northwest, United States

Love your series using the iPhone. By necessity (see my posts starting on 9/17), I started using my 3Gs iPhone and I was blown away with the results. Can't wait to upgrade to the G4. Using the iPhone is FUN!! And liberating. Your work/play with it is superb. Look forward to seeing more examples. Some of your posts mentioning moving. Are you leaving Ft. Worth or moving around the corner? Either way, it's a lot of work. Take care.

26 Oct 2010 4:23am

@Bill Laing: Still in Fort Worth, Bill. Not fully settled in yet. Not much to photograph where I live anyway, so I'll get back in the groove soon! Thanks for stopping by!