Apps Uncovered gets a fresh pair of eyes.
It’s been a while since I went out with the sole purpose of taking photos…and I miss it- very much! I still take photos of course but mostly this is on my way to work or to the supermarket. Every other week, I get the joyful task of pouring through the hundreds of wonderful images that fill the iPC Flickr site and I am so inspired by the amazing work you are all doing with this little black device; the iPhone.
However, for some time now, I find myself rushing through this task and not always giving it the attention it deserves. For the past year or so, I’ve been telling myself that things will settle down and I’ll get more time, but really the opposite is happening. Since the publication of the book I co-authored with Bob Weil (The Art of iPhone Photography), I have had, and continue to have amazing opportunities to deliver workshops all over the world, including here in the UK. In November 2016, my mobile artistry course was launched and I was overwhelmed by the positive response to the course by new students. On the back of this success, I have been invited to write a second course focussing on a particularly popular artistic app and what is also very exciting about this is that I will be collaborating with one of my favourite iPhone artists. The course will be released later this year and if you’d like to be kept up to date with it’s launch date, please sign up to the newsletter…
So, as much as I feel lucky too have all of these fantastic opportunities and do something I absolutely love, it all takes up a lot of time and something needs to give. So, for the foreseeable future, I will be hanging up my hat with Apps Uncovered, and giving someone else the pleasure of pouring through all the wonderful images in the iPC Flickr gallery. Oh – and before I introduce our new selector I should point out that I am very happy to say that iPC’s very own Bob Weil will still be delivering his selections every other week and let’s face it Bob has a great eclectic taste. I always enjoy his selections.
I really think Apps Uncovered will benefit from a fresh pair of eyes and many of you will already know this highly creative photographer and artist, a woman who has graced the Apps Uncovered pages on many a weekend as well as other well known galleries including theappwhisper.com.
So…please give a very warm welcome Trish Korous, a woman whose work I greatly admire, (just check out her work below) a tremendously talented woman who has had solo exhibitions in Chicago and online at the *****contrasted gallery. In April this year, her work was exhibited at the all women show at Museo a Cielo aperto di Camo in Camo, Italy.
Thank you so much Trish.
Here are a few of Trish’s wonderful images. Click on any of the images to see more of Trish’s work. Scroll down the page to see the Apps Uncovered selections for this week.
Apps Uncovered selected by Trish Korous
Welcome to this week’s Apps Uncovered where we feature a range of iPhoneography talent and reveal the creativity and techniques behind each of the iPhone images featured. Included in this week’s top talented iPhone artists and photographers are the following: Debara Splendorio, Karen Alexrad, Sara Augenbraun, David Hayes, and Poetic Medium. If you’d like a chance to be featured in this weekly showcase, please remember to include your apps and backstories with your photos. Thank you, as always for submitting your amazing work.- For a chance to feature, please join our Flickr group. Thank you all for contributing your wonderful images and we look forward to discovering the stories and techniques behind them. If you have any questions regarding this feature, please email Nicki at nicki@iPhoneographyCentral.com Apps used: The camera replacement app Camera +, Snapseed to crop and tune the image, iColorama for color adjustment and effect and Stackables for texture. Backstory: I have a collection of blue vases that I like to photograph on a table next to a window in my bedroom. There is a white muslin drape that covers the window. I love the warm light that filters through around 5:00 pm. Earlier in the day, I was in my garden and found this orange zinnia that had snapped. I brought it inside and put it in one of the blue vases and placed it on the window sill in the kitchen. Later that afternoon I looked at it and it reminded me of a bird. That was my inspiration! I placed the vase with the flying zinnia on the table and started shooting. The combination of orange and blue in that wondrous light just popped. Apps used: SWRLY, Image Blender Backstory: This photo was taken at the King’s Garden Academy in Berlin with the iPhone 7. I was looking for a photo to try out the new app SWRLY and this photo was perfect. I cropped it and converted it to sepia in SWRLY but was unhappy with the blurred head so I made a 2nd version without the blur and combined them in Image Blender masking the head to bring back the original sharpness. Apps used: I took the photo with my iPhone 7 Plus. I processed the photo with Snapseed, Enlight and PhotoToaster apps and tried to maintain the beautiful light, emphasize the vintage colors and textures, and show off the diagonals all of which informed the retro/nostalgic look that had drawn me to the scene in the first place. Backstory: Towards the end of July this year I went for dinner at one of my favorite restaurants in Provincetown, MA. As you enter the restaurant there is a retro-looking bar with old, but beautifully maintained classic silver bar stools with seats covered in green or red vinyl. I have passed by the bar stools many times over the years, and I have thought about photographing them for their nostalgic appearance, but the light never seemed quite right. However, this particular July evening, the summer light shining from the doorway and windows onto the bar stools, floor, and riser of the wooden counter perfectly highlighted the retro mood by showing off the barstools’ nostalgic colors and textures; the diagonal lines formed by the carpet, flooring, and counter wall added to the effect. I took the photo with my iPhone 7 Plus. I processed the photo with Snapseed, Enlight and PhotoToaster apps and tried to maintain the beautiful light, emphasize the vintage colors and textures, and show off the diagonals all of which informed the retro/nostalgic look that had drawn me to the scene in the first place. Apps used: The apps used included ProCamera and Stackables. Not much of a backstory for either one. Trapped inside during a stormy, rainy day whilst staying at my sister-in-laws lake house, I spent some time setting these up and editing. Apps used: The apps I used included ProCamera, Stackables, and Snapseed.
Apps Used: KitCam(GhostBird), Snapseed