Apps Uncovered 8 April 18

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This week, in addition to the photo pool,  I was aiming for a spotlight feature on a few artist. Some have had to reschedule, therefore we will hold that post until the end of April.

The photo pool invites, either had not enabled share in privacy and permissions, or didn’t respond in enough time for inclusion.

Please note:  Allowing others to share your photos under privacy and permissions is different then allowing downloads of your work.

So today I bring you Allyson from our Photo Pool and a special spotlight feature on Barbara Nebel.

I’m fascinated by the floral compositions created by Barbara Nebel. There are no background distractions to compete with her floral arrangements. The viewer is invited in for a closer perspective so as to enjoy every intricate detail.  Her ongoing series rings true of a person who appreciates beauty and sees with eyes open wide.

I asked her to share some of her process in creating these pieces using a mobile device.

 

Barbara Nebel: Backstory for following 5 photos.

How did I first approach these floral stills? I started with a canon DSLR and 100mm macro, using black velvet material as a background for roses and other flowers in my California garden. To get sharpness throughout the image, I had to do “stacking “, blending together from 10-30 images taken at incremental focus points. It was very time-consuming, both in taking the images and in using software to blend them, and then to fine tune them in Lightroom and photoshop.
The camera, lens, ring light and tripod were heavy, and were starting to hurt my neck and back! I started hearing and reading about the iPhone in 2011-12, and bought the iPhone 4. When I took my first macro flower image with it, and realized that the image was fully sharp with just one shot, I was hooked. The canon was put on the shelf as I focused on the iPhone camera.
Over the past 6 years I’ve tried dozens of mobile editing apps, and discarded the ones that reduce file size. Today I use the iPhone 8+, with the camera+ or ProCamera app for taking photographs. They both take in TIFF, and have extra controls for exposure that I like. I’ve used iColorama for editing for the past several years, and it’s my go-to app for all editing, from the simple exposure to the full painterly look. It retains file size and allows saving in PNG.
I use HandyPhoto for flipping images to retain file size, and sometimes use Lightroom CC app for more detailed light/color editing.

What I’ve learned over the years in taking photographs is that what we hear most – it’s all about the light – is certainly true. I take flower photographs outside in nature light, either in the early morning or late afternoon. I will be happier with the results.

Barbara Nebel

Showing off

Showing off

Apps Used: ProCamera , iColorama, HandyPhoto, Lightroom CC

Red

Red

Apps Used: ProCamera , iColorama, HandyPhoto, Lightroom CC

Pink

Pink

Apps Used: ProCamera , iColorama, HandyPhoto, Lightroom CC

Raspberry

Raspberry

Apps Used: ProCamera , iColorama, HandyPhoto, Lightroom CC

White anemone

White anemone

Apps Used: ProCamera , iColorama, HandyPhoto, Lightroom CC

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Allyson:

with you I am my most beautiful self • .

with you I am my most beautiful self • .

Apps Used: stackables. icolorama ,enlight, tadaa ,psxpress

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