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Top 5 images / Top 5 blog posts / Top 5 iPhone photography apps.    As I reflect on the end of the third full year that I have enjoyed mobile photography and iPhoneography specifically, it’s a great time to take a step back, take stock and think about what I’ve done and what I’d like to do next.

Top 5 images / Top 5 blog posts / Top 5 iPhone photography apps. As I reflect on the end of the third full year that I have enjoyed mobile photography and iPhoneography specifically, it’s a great time to take a step back, take stock and think about what I’ve done and what I’d like to do next.

stackables iPhone app – formulas | Stackables formulas or texture recipes are a great way to build a unique library of textures and adjustments. Using formulas and adapting them to individual images helps to give image collections a cohesive feel. Here's how.

Stackables formulas or texture recipes are a great way to build a unique library of textures and adjustments. They give image collections a cohesive feel.

Yellow Rose is a painterly textured iPhoneography still life floral image processed using textures from both Snapseed and Stackables. Its inspiration stems from Skipology selecting Stackables as app of the week this week.

Yellow Rose is a painterly textured iPhoneography still life floral image processed using textures from both Snapseed and Stackables. Its inspiration stems from Skipology selecting Stackables as app of the week this week.

Provoke photography – Foggy Lincoln (walking in circles)  Provoke was a short lived Japanese photography magazine from the late 1960s. It showcased abstracted images which were purposely grainy, blurry and out of focus.

Provoke photography – Foggy Lincoln (walking in circles) Provoke was a short lived Japanese photography magazine from the late It showcased abstracted images which were purposely grainy, blurry and out of focus.

This article outlines an iPhoneography formula to achieve the Orton Effect with a single iPhone app whilst maintaining the high degree of flexibility required to adjust the effect according to each image's characteristics.  The aim of the Orton Effect is to create a watercolor styled photograph by combining various captures of the same scene. The process is also known as Orton imagery and the Orton slide sandwich.

Michael Orton started this technique. His aim was to create a watercolor styled photograph by combining captures of the same scene.

I guess there are a number of ways to achieve the ethereal look or something similar. Double exposures – (I like Hipstamatic) can give a lovely ghostly feel especially if you try to take 2 shots at the same location without moving the camera too much.

Green Man - exhibited at the InstaChimps mobile photography / iPhoneography exhibition in Lincoln - Double exposure Hipstamatic iPhoneography.

I guess there are a number of ways to achieve the ethereal look or something similar... For this image though I wanted control and I also wanted to tell a ghostly story… “This train is following a ghost train…” to the tune of ‘Ghost Town’ by ‘The Specials’ of course. That meant that I decided on two exposures to be combined in processing.

I've had this ethereal iPhoneography image in my mind for a while.

iPhoneography apps for depth of field - "On an iPhone a narrow depth of field can normally only be achieved in post processing via iPhoneography apps. It is simulating a wide open aperture on a DSLR and achieving a blurred background with apps intelligent enough to pick out light spots and magnify them into beautiful circles (or other shapes) of bokeh light."

Sharp focus is one of the key aspects of capturing a great photograph. Focus and exposure are probably the two most critical technical areas photographers need to understand, and my last post, "Rules

"When I’ve been asked for tips, learning to self critique and self curate is always high on the list" - the random musings of a madman on the subject

Critique is an essential part of the iPhoneography process - especially self critique. It results in a self curated collection of iPhoneography images.

The ultimate post processing happy accident is complete randomisation of all elements. Most of my workflows are all about control. Actually the process of taking screen grabs or making notes to record my processes can be restrictive. Randomisation for me is a wonderful release. It feels like a pressure valve venting tension and frustration.

Happy accidents are more likely to occur if you take more iPhoneography images.

iPhoneography - In this workflow I want to combine a number of apps to generate a result that quite closely resembles a painting. Obviously the iPhoneography workflow gives the process away but when the image is viewed in isolation I want people to initially at least question whether it is a photograph or a painting and then go on to question which apps were used in its creation.

I combine a number of iPhone apps to generate a result that resembles a painting. App stacking should mask the signature appearance of any single app.

aquarella - poppy - I have written a large number of textured / painterly iPhoneography workflows and other articles. These can be viewed at my ‘Textured | painterly iPhone photography archive’.

aquarella - poppy - I have written a large number of textured / painterly iPhoneography workflows and other articles. These can be viewed at my ‘Textured

I really enjoy painterly or textured mobile photography processing. The number of iPhone apps available capable of generating any number of effects is staggering. Occasionally, I stumble across a new (to me) app and it gives me an opportunity to revisit old edits with a new tool.

I really enjoy painterly or textured mobile photography. Occasionally, I stumble across a new (to me) app and it enables me to revisit old edits.