Discover the best apps and techniques to transform simple iPhone snapshots into artistic statements using the tool you already have in your pocket.
Would you like to learn to take better photos with your iPhone or SLR? Take a look at the Photography Assignment Generator App, a great tool for learning more about the rules of composition, creative shooting techniques, photographing people, landscape and nature. This app can also help you keep your creative momentum flowing with scavenger hunt assignments that give you ideas of things to find with your camera. There are separate versions for SLR shooters (iPhone and iPad) and iPhoneographers and there's even a free demo version, so you can try before you buy.
It always seems to be a good time to peel off a few layers of one's digital lifestyle, they tend to add up so fast, don't they? This summer camp made me smile with its promise:
PicsPlay Pro is a flexible photo editor with pro-level features, beautiful filters and clever tools. A Swiss Army knife of mobile photography, PicsPlay Pro is chock full of features. My personal favourites are the FX filters Hollywood 1 and Hollywood 2 - they are subtle and absolutely beautiful!
Lately I've been experimenting with watercolour painting on my iPad. Creating a series of designs for fabrics, wallpaper and gift wrap. In the process, I discovered that Tayasui Sketches is a lovely and intuitive app for sketching, painting and drawing. I love the expressive watercolour brush, the washes and edge bleed. You can follow my project on my personal portfolio site Kate England.
- Enjoying writing entries around my creative life in my journal.
- Experimenting with the photo app Oggl. (I'm @Kate on Oggle, if you'd like to find me there)
- Writing The Summer Edition for members of Club Marmalade Moon.
- Sharing tips, tutorials, tools, news, inspiration, gadgets and apps for mobile art and photography or iPhoneography via my Pinterest board on Mobile Art & Photography. This is where you'll find quick news bits and gems that I don't have the resources to post anywhere else.
- And finally I was interviewed by Raman (The Addicted iPhoneographer) at his fantastic blog iOS Photo Apps.
Photographer John Schabel’s series of heavily grained images capture airline passengers through the window before takeoff or on landing.
Add another dimension to your photography by capturing the moment with a photo and illustrating it with a soundscape. Snap a picture, tap to listen. Soundgramr
This clever typeface has been created from the pieces of a deconstructed camera.
Overwhelmed by all the different image sharing platforms? With Cooliris you can discover and share all in one place and selectively share with your group of close friends. Effortlessly swipe through photos in an immersive 3D media viewing space. Experience photos from your iPad or iPhone library, Facebook, Instagram, Flickr, Picasa, SmugMug, Twitter, Ren Ren, Google+, Google Drive, and Google Search.
Have you seen SKETCHNOTE ARMY? It's a worldwide community of sketchnoters.
10 Simply Subtle Grunge Textures. "Perfect for adding just a hint of texture to your designs or photos. These were made by layering several different images together in various blending layers in Photoshop to get the end result."
Google just announced that it'll be closing Google Reader on July 1st of this year. If you're looking for a replacement RSS reader Feedly promises a seamless transition, and a beautiful magazine-like interface.
Invest in growing your photography and photo-styling skills with Diane's tips: Cheap and Simple Tools for Better Blog Photography.
Photography and painting merge in Repix, an exciting, new finger painting app that lets you turn your photography into unique pieces of art that stand out from the crowd. The app is free and you can buy more brushes from within the app. Repix is is easy to use, powerful, sports a beautiful interface and is a game changer for mobile artists.
Looking for funding for your creative project? Here's how to use Kickstarter to successfully raise money for a creative project and now there's an iPhone app for Kickstarter.
Did you know that you can submit your self portrait to Artists Self Portraits in the smartphone era?
There can be beauty in lost, abandoned buildings and places. A vintage object carries its story on its sleeve. The beauty of broken Macs: photos of abandoned Apple kit found by explorers.
It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see.
Henry David Thoreau