This is one of many stunning images created by students in the Winter 2013 session of the Creative iPhoneography Course. We're celebrating exploration, completion and creative flight with an art show displaying the work we're most proud of! Sometimes the hardest part is to select the very best pieces.
Discover the best apps and techniques to transform simple iPhone snapshots into artistic statements using the tool you already have in your pocket.
Aquarella transforms your images into ‘liquid pools of colour blended fluidly on paper’ through a revolutionary new ”wet” algorithm that simulates overlapping strokes of pigment dried dark along the edges, delicate blooms and colour washes to achieve a truly wet, luminous, natural watercolour impression.
Before & After, a series that offers a peek into the creative process of creating mobile art and photography.
This image emerged when I participated in a prompt at Breaking New Ground hosted at iPhoneArt. The challenge was to use Percolator, a fun and beautifully animated app that helps you create images in a neo-pointillist style, with a graphic twist.
This piece started as photo of footsteps in the snow. Below you can follow my creative process, and after that a list of the apps I used to create this piece. There were a lot of steps to this piece, below are about half of them. Each variation was blended in with the piece. I hope you enjoy the creative journey!
"Creating iPad art is easy with ArtRage. I think it feels as close to real painting as you could expect from a tablet. I’ll show you how I use it, but the best way to work it out is to play with it yourself" How to create iPad Art with ArtRage
Creating digital art and how using the iPad mini was a game changer for Jen: The Right Tool Makes All the Difference
How to Photograph Your Paintings (unfortunately you'll need a good deal more than an iPhone for this project)
Are you keeping yourself so busy that you're undermining your own creativity? "Our insatiable need to tune into information – at the expense of savoring our downtime – is a form of “work” (something I call “insecurity work”) that we do to reassure ourselves." What Happened to Downtime?
When I think about using your iPhone to harness your creativity, this quote comes to mind:
Art is when you hear a knocking from your soul — and you answer.
~ Terri Guillemets
Because your smartphone is no longer a phone with a camera, it's become a camera that you also can take regular calls with. You're using your mobile phone to take calls from your soul, and expressing them creatively.
You're using your iPhone as a tiny, portable studio that fits in your pocket or handbag and that doesn't create a mess to clean up when you've finished. Exploring a new kind of contemporary art form, where you can express yourself creatively as you move through your day.
I felt so inspired by this quote, that I made a desktop wallpaper as a club perk that comes with the December issue of the Marmalade Monthly, that you get (for free) as a member of Club Marmalade Moon. It's accompanied by four minimalist wallpapers in solid colours. Adapted for iPhone, iPod and iPad.
Before & After, a series that brings a peek into the creative process of creating mobile art and photography.
This piece started as street photography, an iPhoneography shot of a mannequin in a shop window. A few months later this image took new shape, through my participation in a prompt at Breaking New Ground hosted at iPhoneArt. The theme was to use Pop Dot Comics HD, an app that helps you "create comic-book style illustrations". I picked this image as my starting point because a mannequin is reminds me of the stylised characters of many comic books.
Browse the slideshow below to see my creative process, and after that a list of the apps I used to create this piece. I hope you enjoy the creative journey!
Apps I used to create this photomontage:
- Camera app Hipstamatic
- Pop Dot Comics HD (comic book, halftone style)
- Part™ create geometric art work in a simple, intuitive interface
- Decim8. "a digital tool for photographic destruction"
- Layover to create the photomontage. "a fun photography app that lets you blend the colors and textures of up to five pictures to create a single image"
For more app tips and tutorials, check out our library of Free Tutorials and Guides for Mobile Photography and Art
New FreePak from the iPhone camera app Hipstamatic: Gangster Squad, available until December 5th. This is an in-app freebie, and includes:
- Gsquad Lens: vibrant tones with an antique feel.
- GS-0 Film: Carefully cropped circular film on warm paper adds a unique emphasis to prints.
- Gangster Deco Camera Case: Beautiful Art Deco inspired camera case. Stainless steel with leather grip.
Brian Eno | Lux | Day of Light. An audiovisual experience of Brian Eno's new album LUX. An evolving, live, and user-generated accompaniment to the music. You can create your own ambient soundscape in a colourful, conceptual interface with one of Brian Eno's apps for the iPad: Bloom, Trope and Scape.
In the age of Instagram, what sets a professional photographer apart? [video] Portrait: A Documentary About a Popular Instagrammer and a Pro Photographer.Instacanvas introduces iPhone cases as well as greeting cards printed on heavy, beautiful stock. Perfect for the holidays, birthdays, or thank you notes. (Here are mine.)