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Photo iPossibilities—Teri Lou Dantzler

Teri Lou Dantzler April 23, 2012 iPhoneography 19 Comments

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 ( 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 and put “iPossiblities” as the subject. I look forward to the many questions you have. :)

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About The Author

Teri Lou Dantzler is a professional iPhone Photographer, who after years of experience with traditional cameras has developed the creativity and insight to create artful images with her iPhone.With a goal of inspiring and motivating others, and with a never ending passion for the possibilities of the iPhone, Teri Lou continually teaches her craft, She feels fortunate to be alive in this technical age and can not wait to see what is coming next. Visit her daily blog at


  1. joice April 23, 2012 at 10:30 pm

    Wow that is pretty cool! I will definitely try that.Cambodia is a beautiful place. Did u also check out Angkor Wat?

  2. Fred April 23, 2012 at 10:34 pm

    It looks like a painting! I want to master that too

  3. MomentsForZen April 24, 2012 at 2:12 am

    Hi Teri.Thanks so much for re-posting including a short description of the processing sequence and the intermediate images. That was way over the top, above and beyond the scope of my request. Rally useful though!! Thanks again … MomentsForZen

  4. Travis0007 April 24, 2012 at 9:02 am

    This is truly a work of art! Experience and Skills are needed for this masterpiece! Thanks for sharing some tips, Teri! And please wait for my questions… I got lots here in my list…

  5. Melinda April 24, 2012 at 9:20 am

    This is what I say… the modern form of magic! Thanks Teri! I hope you’ll post more tips here

  6. Arden April 24, 2012 at 9:33 am

    Another inspiration from Teri! Thanks a lot Teri! I hope I can attend some of your online workshops.

  7. Mishart April 24, 2012 at 9:52 am

    Hi Teri! I just tried doing it on my end but the result is far different? Any special tricks that you applied in this picture?

  8. Krevor April 24, 2012 at 10:07 am

    Wow! If I’ll do that with Photoshop I think it will take me forever to produce that output. iPhoneography is really taking a lot of advantages nowadays. Maybe I should say goodbye now to my SLR… (Who wants to buy it?)

    • Rich April 29, 2012 at 6:12 pm


      Keep your DSLR. Don’t sell it yet (lol)!DSLRs are not in the verge of extinction. I don’t think that will happen and sincerely hope that it doesn’t happen. Call me sacrilegious for saying this in a community like ours, but the iPhone (in its current form) is no match for a DSLR both in terms of image and lens quality. What the iPhone has brought to the table is the means to produce good quality, highly creative images at a level of simplicity not seen before in photography.

  9. Teri Lou Dantzler April 24, 2012 at 4:49 pm

    Jocie – Yes I went to Angkor Wat. If you look at some of my posts earlier this year you can find them.

    MomentsFor Zen – you are welcome. I plan on sharing more.

    Travis0007 – Can’t wait to tackle your questions.

    Arden – I too hope you can join my online classes – next one starts May 14th.

    Mishart – I didn’t leave out any steps. However as in all art, minor changes to one step will possibly change the outcome drastically. Unless I have more details I can’t help. If you want to send the file to me at I will take a look. Please put in the subject: iPossibilities

    Krevor – Yes the possibilities are large and varied. you just need to know where to find them.

    Thanks all for your comments!

  10. nancy April 25, 2012 at 1:45 pm

    thanks for all that inspiration in just one shot!

    • Teri Lou Dantzler April 26, 2012 at 6:45 am

      You are welcome. Check back on Mondays for continued inspiration.

  11. Moon April 25, 2012 at 3:35 pm

    Wow! Awesome post Teri, I learned a lot. Thanks for posting this. Where can I find your online course? I would really like to learn more. Thanks again!

    • Teri Lou Dantzler April 26, 2012 at 6:45 am

      Moon, If you go to my blog you can find a description of my online courses in the upper left hand column. You can email me at with questions. Thanks for asking.

  12. Ixan April 30, 2012 at 6:54 pm

    Thanks a lot for this, Teri. I will install the apps you mentioned. I am really confused of so many apps. I don’t use some of them. Nice photo :)

  13. Linda Schenck May 2, 2012 at 4:54 am

    teri lou, just came across this blog. very informative. thanks

  14. Paul Tahoe May 3, 2012 at 8:24 pm

    Great! It feels good to find this blog and nice people who wants to share their techniques. I’m new in iPhoneography and this posting helps me a lot. Thanks, Teri!

  15. Gail Pierce May 17, 2012 at 11:21 pm

    Teri, I just found you!!!
    Looking forward to “more” of you-
    Trying to get someone to come with me to your class in the Palouse in August.
    Dan Burkholder turned my on to iPhonography-2 years ago-
    I’m an iPhone junkie now-
    Love your stuff-

  16. Teri Lou May 18, 2012 at 4:16 am

    Thanks again for all if you who are enjoying my blog. If you have any questions about what is possible please ask. Gail it would be great to have you in the Paliuse. It is incredible. I can’t wait to return!

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