so one of my new obsessions for a while has been with all the photography and art apps that are available now. i've never been interested in doing photography myself, especially back when you had to wind film and develop it. or carry a lot of large, heavy cameras and equipment around. but since getting my iphone, and now my beloved ipad, i've been exposed to a world of instant photography that i just can't resist.
my friend, dave, from the photography blog clearer reflections, is hosting a project this week called "dave's app recipe book." the challenge is to create at least one picture using apps in either your phone or ipad, and then post it with the exact "recipe" that you used to create it. now that last part is where i usually run into trouble. i'm good at experimenting...taking pictures in and out of apps using different filters, but remembering what i used in the end??? not so good. but since this project called for that, i made sure to keep notes on what i was doing.
the first one is a self portrait. i am a figurative artist, and one thing i have always done a lot of are self portraits. this one came about because , for one, i can not just sit and do nothing, and two, now i can not resist experimenting with different apps. my husband was driving, so i took a picture of myself in the rearview mirror above my seat. the title is "rearview."
so the recipe? i took the picture in camera+ , used the filter under the scenes called "portrait," and then saved it. then i opened it in snapseed and applied the filter called "vintage." at that point i wanted to crop it in some more, so i saved it again and took it back into camera+ and cropped it down using the "freeform" one. then i took it back into snapseed and applied the "drama" filter. last, i took it into scratchcam and used the "random" button until i found one that i liked. *you can take pictures in and out of as many different apps as you like, just make sure you save the file in between apps!
for this next one, i used a painting i had done a few years ago. I do not have this painting anymore as it is in someone else's collection now, so i had to use my digital picture of the painting. here's the original painting. the title is "king" and it is acrylic on 12 x 24 inch canvas.
and here's the manipulated image.
i pulled the picture up in photoshop and then took a picture of it in camera+. then i used the filter under scenes called "auto." then using "freeform" again i cropped out all the excess background and computer monitor. then i saved the file. next i opened it in wordfoto. i tried out the different preset styles, and finally settled on "classic gray." then i went into "words" and chose "add new word set." i put in the words, " savior, redeemer, messiah, lord, jesus." and wordfoto did the rest. so easy!
i don't want this post to get too long, so i'll continue next week with part 2. i'll tell you my top 5 or so must have apps, and show you some more pics i've created.
remember my word for 2012? inspired. i'm inspired by what i've learned from clearer reflections, and i hope you'll be inspired to try it too!