Monday, December 30, 2013
Saturday, December 14, 2013
Waterlogue a fun new painting app just released in the app store. Quite a basic app with easy to use interface but I though it was a little pricey for what it is. But app whore that I am I bought it anyway.
This is a photo I took the other day and it just piqued my odd sense of humour. A garden bed planted with 4 x 2’s and I just pictured how freaked out the owners would be if they started to sprout.
So I put it through a couple of different filters in the Waterlogure app and here’s how it looks.
And another shot of fake flowers I took in a store using Hipstamatic and put through Waterlogue
I think the flower below was Hipstamatic and then I played around in Camera Bag after downloading some more of their filters.
The fun NEVER ends!
Friday, December 6, 2013
Every year I like to buy a calendar with interesting pictures, but by the time I get around to looking for one all the good ones are usually gone and all that's left are the daggy ones, you know the ones with pics of barely dressed models splayed over muscle cars, or Justin Beiber, or One Direction……..not really my cup of tea. So this year I decided to use my own images and have one printed.
A couple of things I’d do differently is have a white background instead of the patterned one I chose and maybe next time instead of one large image use several images on the one page.
This was my workflow for designing the calendar. I went through my camera roll on my ipad and chose 14 images. I then uploaded them to an app called Big Photo and increased the resolution to about 2000 x 2000 so they could be printed at a larger size.
I then sent them all to Dropbox and opened them up on my poor neglected laptop. It was just easier to organize the images in the calendar software on the laptop. I used Harvey Norman’s photo service here in Australia and opted to pick up the calendar in store rather than have it delivered, figured at this time of the year Australia Post would be overloaded and I didn't want it to get lost.
In case your wondering why 14 images as there are only 12 months in a year, one image for the front cover and one on the back, although there was a slight hiccup with the back image…..they printed it upside down! So that's a phone call tomorrow to see if that can be rectified.
Friday, November 22, 2013
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Friday, October 11, 2013
Like a lot of people I hate having my photo taken, so selfies are a good way to control the outcome. Lots of blur and grunge and I’m happy.
The two photos below were apped to the nth degree using various photo editing apps and I thought I’d do a little run through of how I arrived at the end result of the photo with the birds. It’s not exactly like the bird pic below but it gives you an idea of the steps I took with some screen shots.
I started by taking the original photo into BlurFX and blurred everything but my eyes. Now since ios7 BlurFX keeps crashing on my ipad, but luckily I was able to save this pic before it closed down, I'm guessing they are aware of the problem and are working on a fix.
Then I took this into Scratchcam and just kept hitting the random button until I saw something I liked.
Into Snapseed to convert to Black and White.
Then into Repix, one of my favourite apps. I used Hollywood to lightly smudge my eye area and arrived at the blue/yellow slightly jaundiced look.
Then I chose Hatching to smudge around the edges of the pic and through the middle where the black area is.
Raven was the next one I chose. Just lightly moved my stylus from the corner of my eye and outwards.
So it didnt look like birds were flying right out of my eye, I used Undoer and smudged out a few birds.
I tried out all the different filters but in the end decided not to used any. Repix is a fabulous app, although some of the “brushes” are a bit sparkly for my taste.
Thursday, October 3, 2013
Saturday, September 14, 2013
Saturday, August 31, 2013
Saturday, August 24, 2013
Friday, August 23, 2013
Saturday, August 17, 2013
Here's a few different shots I’ve taken lately and used varying apps, mainly snapseed, it seems to be my go to app of late.
A drive through Subiaco.
Ibis flying across the sky.
Some of these photos I’ve chosen for a photo book to be printed through Blurb. It’s quite an easy site to use although the next book I do I’ll probably change quite a few things and perhaps put more than one photo on each page and add some text. When it arrives I’ll take some shots.