My addiction to camera apps continues...here are some images I've taken and/or processed with my iphone this past week. As I've mentioned before, I always put each image in Snapseed first to fine tune it to my liking (brightness, contrast, saturation, sharpness, etc.). From there I choose different apps depending on what I want to do with it. I'd have to say that Picfx is my favorite app for changing the mood of my photo with light/shadow and warm/cool filters. I use it almost as much as I use Snapseed. I'll sometimes use three or four filters on top of each other (at lowered opacities) until I like the way it looks.
For the "warped" trees, I used Photostudio (False Mirror 2 Filter). The sangria image has my favorite heart bokeh from Picfx (under the Light Set). The image that blends the trees with my hand shadow is from a new app I've gotten called Image Blender. I'm barely beginning to understand it, but it's awesome! You can layer photos exactly like PSE and it even has all the blend modes (Screen, Multiply, Soft Light, etc.). Both of the coffee mug image effects were achieved with Photostudio...for the one on the left, I used "Color Charcoal Sketch". For the other one, I used "Posterize". The beach house image was another Photostudio effect called "Symmetry Quad". Photostudio has 189 effects in total! And you can continually add on effects until you achieve a look you like. The marble image is from a free app called Marblecam (thank you, Kathy at You'll Shoot Your Eye Out!).
It's funny - when I got my point-and-shoot camera last year, I very quickly began to notice more things around me for photo taking opportunities. But now with my iphone always in my hand, it's non-stop! It doesn't matter where I am, I always manage to find something. With my iphone, I especially notice lines and shapes more, and often look for things that have symmetry (like my warped trees up there that I took at Target...or the lone leaf on the pavement that I took in the parking lot of Carrabba's Italian restaurant while my husband went to start the car and wait on me). Um, perhaps I need an intervention! On second thought...no, I don't. :)
Happy, happy Fourth of July to all of you in the U.S.!