Tidbits No. 38

First Autumn Leaves. iPhoneography by Kate England

First Autumn Leaves. iPhoneography by Kate England

Tidbits. Today with a mixed bag of creative iPhoneography apps and tips.  

Put scrapbooking in the palm of your hand with the Project Life app. This is scrapbooking without scissors, adhesive or tools. Layout pages with pre-defined templates or create your own. Add photos, text, scans, backgrounds and use Speech-to-Text for fast journaling.

iPhoneography apps for depth of field.

Create unique oversized posters with your iPhone or iPad and a simple printer with Raster Pro

Epicurious: The Ultimate Guide To Mobile Food Photography, From Lighting To Editing.

29 essential photography apps.

Alternative Processes: Impermanence by South Korean artist Seung-Hwan OH.

Tidbits No. 37

Garden Snail. iPhone photo by Kate England. 

Garden Snail. iPhone photo by Kate England. 

Tidbits. A mixed bag of inspiration for a creative digital life. 

Make your own bitmap font with the free BitFontMaker2™ BitMap Font Editor or use iFontMaker (mentioned in Apps for Design and Visual Story Telling) on your iPad. 

Effective marketing for introverts

Written permission is commonly known in the photography world as a model or property 'release'. Visual Media Release is an iPhone app which lets you capture signatures for release forms straight on your phone.

Have you seen Davinia's poetic iPhoneography? At her blog Creative iPhoneography she chronicles her creative discoveries and offers interesting tips and tutorials. One of her tutorials is on How to make your own textures with your iPhone. You'll also find her as dalgeri on Instagram. 

How to Create Flower Embellished Photo Art 

Cinemagraphs or Cinegraphs are eye-catching hybrid images that combine still photography with motion. The Cinemagraph is described as a "living photograph". It blends a still photo with a part in motion and is published in an animated GIF format. The result is a subtle, seamless, looped animation. You can make your own with Cinemagram

Sometimes You Need A Creativity Reboot

Summer is here and I've been putting together a creative project to reboot your creativity. It's a project that helps you break your creative time down into tiny manageable pieces and get you started building momentum. A creative project that's free of charge and requires the simplest tools to participate, a smartphone camera.This project runs throughout July and August and is open to all members of Club Marmalade Moon (membership is completely free). 

In the meanwhile it'll be more quiet here on the blog. So before I sign off, I wanted to show you this image of mine that was featured by Alamy/Stockimo on "The Grid of Greatness"! I hope you have a creative summer! Join us in the creative reboot

"They were blue" by Kate England

"They were blue" by Kate England

Photo 365 or A Photo A Day (PAD)

One way to keep your iPhoneography momentum going is to participate in a photography challenge like Photo 365 or a A Photo A Day (PAD). The routine gives you structure and taking a photo every day will make you a better photographer and sharpen your eye, your visual awareness. As a result you'll also get a rich visual story of your life, a photo album with snapshots from your whole year, giving you an insight in what you did and how you felt. 

Of course taking a photo every single day is a huge undertaking and it can be tough to feel inspired sometimes. That's when it can be a big help to participate in a group, like MobiTog's 365 Project or use an app like Learn Photo365 Photography Assignment Generator that assists you with random prompts, assignments, themes, scavenger hunts and daily reminders. 

Noel Chenier who develops Learn Photo365, has just added more polish, more assignments and features to his app, including an exciting Selfie365 challenge list generator "to take your selfies to a new level!" 

Marmalade Moon on Instagram

Blue Dream. Smart phone photo by Kate England. 

Blue Dream. Smart phone photo by Kate England. 

I just started out (again) on Instagram. It's always been the one social networking service that I've really enjoyed, and in the end I gave in. I think it's a quick and easy way to get a peek into your friends and family's days and to share your own days. Being on Instagram helps me keep my iPhoneography momentum going. I tend to look through my photo roll more often when I post to Instagram, instead of photos simply being swallowed by the digital realms - and never viewed. That way I can see the trends, what's going on in my life and what am I paying attention to. Are all my images similar or is there a lot of variation? It helps me develop creatively too. 

You'll find Marmalade Moon on Instagram at marmalademoonstudio

Tidbits No. 36

How to Create Mobile Images Using Plant Matter: Anthotypes For Mobile Photography

Is your photo really sharp? Is the focus where you want it to be? Don’t lose good moments with bad photos. Evaluate every pixel of your photo on the go with Photo Quality Check.

Looking for an Instagram viewer for your iPad? Take a look at Retro

Give your photos an analog look with AnalogColor. New filters include the ability to transform your photo into polygons. Another new preset is called Shift and imitates the look of old print when each color was added to the paper using a separate plate. Most of the time these plates didn't align perfectly. The result was slightly overlapping colours in areas and small white gaps. Beautifully retro! 

Free this week at Creative Market: 24 Folded Paper Overlays that you can use to blend with your smartphone photos to give them a folded look using an app like Image Blender. If you prefer to use your computer, you could use these overlays with Photoshop instead. I'll be posting a tutorial on how to blend textures with your smartphone photos later on this week. Keep your eyes peeled. 

Levitation Photography is a type of optical illusion where the subject appears to float in the middle of the air. Fun and easy with Levitagram




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