There is something about carousels and birds in flight so when I had the opportunity to capture and process some iphone photography with the two elements together I could not resist.

What genre does this fit in? I’m not sure. It’s not really street, landscape, skyscape or still-life. It doesn’t matter really, it is what it is but what does matter is how I decided to process it. I decided a style approaching the textured work I use in my still-life images felt most appropriate.

iPhone photography apps used:

iPhone photography - enjoyment

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Process and apps used

ProCamera7 ~ initial capture:

iphone photography - procamera

Filterstorm ~ crop to 1:1 ratio. There was no other cropping and therefore no need to resize the image to maintain my minimum target iPhone photography resolution for printing of 2,000px x 2,000px:

iphone photography - filterstorm - crop

Snapseed ~ standard drama filter applied. Without adjustment this will also desaturate the image and so saturation is adjusted within the filter back to normal levels:

This is { image one } and is my base iPhone photograph from which all other iPhoneography edits will be generated:

snapseed - drama / saturation

AfterFocus ~ I wanted to introduce some bokeh magic in to the iPhoneography. I therefore imported image one in to AfterFocus. With no masking I simply applied a Gaussian blur level to taste with cicular bokeh switched on. I then added the fading background effect with the central focus line over the word ‘enjoyment’ on the roof of the carousel:

This is { image two }:

afterfocus - blur / bokeh / fading bg

Superimpose ~ image two was layered over image one within Superimpose and a linear gradient mask applied to hide the sky area of image two and reveal the focused area from image one. This has the effect of restricting the out of focus bokeh effect to the area containing the glints of light within the carousel:

Screen Grab

iPhone photography - superimpose - mask

Snapseed ~ Grunge filter applied. A great filter for the initial stages of a painterly effect in both android and iPhone photography. I like to use the random button on this filter until something emerges and then manually adjust individual settings as necessary. I do tend to stick with the standard texture but there is a small selection within the app:

In the case of this iPhone photography it also helps to gradually fade the birds as they fly out of the scene rather than simply chopping them. Without grunge I may have chosen to clone out any birds not fully in frame (using Filterstorm):

snapseed - grunge

Snapseed ~ I seem to be working my way through a lot of the Snapseed filters in this process but Snapseed isn’t the best iPhoneography app (in my view) for no reason. I apply the vintage filter using its standard preset:

This is { image three }:

snapseed - vintage

Superimpose ~ The previous two processes have darkened the inside of the carousel and much of the bokeh effect has been lost in the process. I therefore decide to layer image two over image three and apply a linear gradient mask so that only the area within the carousel remains from image two. The 2 layers are blended under normal with an adjusted transparency level (see screen grabs):

Screen Grab – mask

Screen Grab – blending

superimpose - mask / normal / partial

Mextures ~ lemon drop effect added which I think adds interesting tone, light and texture. In the case of this iphone photography it further enhances and highlights the bokeh effect within the carousel:

iPhone photography - enjoyment

 


As always, I hope you enjoyed my iPhone photography workflow. Apparently I should now have a call to action but I make no demands. If you wish to share please do. If you wish to leave a comment please do. Whatever though, thank you for reading and I hope to see you again.

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6 Comments

  1. Stunning! I’ve learnt so much from your tutorials and just wanted to say thanks : )

  2. […] There is something about both carousels and birds in flight so when I had the opportunity to capture and process some iphone photography with both I had to.  […]

  3. […] There is something about carousels and birds in flight so when I had the opportunity to capture and process some iphone photography with the two elements together I could not resist.  […]

  4. Janice Hackney says:

    Really wonderful tutorial and image, Skip :)

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