My Mobile Photographic Ah Ha moment was in October 2010. That was when I discovered that the iPhone was a tool and not a toy camera. Since that time I have spent hours pursuing my passion by learning about what is photographically possible with the iOS applications on the iPhone and iPad.
Since then I set a goal to motive, inspire and show what is photographically possible with the iOS applications to others. I want to help people become the artist they want to be by teaching them how to use the photographic applications available for the iPhone and iPad.
So I started my blog iPhoneography with Teri Lou in January 2011 (http://iphoneographywithterilou.blogspot.com) where I regularly post an image and list the applications I use to capture and process it. I also offer online courses, workshops and one-on-one tutoring. Today I announced that on Mondays I would answer questions from my viewers to help them understand more about what is possible. It is called “Photo iPossibilities”.
Today I showed how I took an image with poor lighting and created a silhouette antique photograph.
The original image was captured in Cambodia during a 5 week Asian Adventure. I brought only my iPhone and iPad to capture and process the images from this journey. As I captured the image with ProCamera I knew the lighting would be poor and I would most likely darken the boat and the people inside.
I used Snapseed to isolate the areas that I wanted to darken. This was done in several steps.
After the image was darkened, I removed the boats along the water line with Touch Retouch because I found them to be distracting.
Next to create the antique look I processed the image in OldPhotoPro.
At this point I found the image rather dull so I processed it with Dynamic Light and then blended the original Antique and the Dynamic Light version with Image Blender to bring out the color in the sky.
Finally I used Filterstorm to bring out the details in the shadows and paint in a subtle vignette.
Now I need you to contribute to making Monday’s Photo iPossibilities a success by asking me your questions. Please send them to email@example.com and put “iPossiblities” as the subject. I look forward to the many questions you have.