I really enjoy painterly or textured mobile photography processing. The number of iPhone apps available capable of generating any number of effects is staggering. Occasionally, I stumble across a new (to me) app and it gives me an opportunity to revisit old edits with a new tool.
Painterly mobile photography
I have written a large number of textured / painterly iPhoneography workflows and other articles. These can be viewed at my ‘Textured | painterly iPhone photography archive’.
I keep my eye out for iPhone / iPad apps reduced in price, going free or newly released. There can be pages of them every day. Obviously I focus on those related to photography but there are still many promotions to sort through.
Once I know what’s available I look for apps I already know and use and share those with my friends on my Facebook page. Then I use my knowledge of app developers and apps I’m aware of and download and share those. Finally, if an app is totally unknown but looks interesting I’ll download it, play with it and then share it if I like it.
This weekend Aquarella HD an app by Jixipix Software caught my eye when it went free. Jixipix are developers I rate. Their apps include Rainy Daze and Dramatic Black & White. I immediately downloaded it and shared the news on my Facebook Page.
The really great thing about this iPhoneography app is that it gave me an opportunity to revisit some old edits with a new eye. I see it as part of an app stacking workflow but for demonstration purposes all except one of these sample images are textured exclusively with it.
A re-edit of one of the images from my Lincoln on a Foggy Afternoon series which was showcased by iPhoneography Central and Mobiography.
A re-edit of ‘Lucifer‘ my floral texture blended iPhoneography workflow.
A re-edit of ‘Californian Poppy‘ my floral textured iPhoneography workflow which was also featured by The App Whisperer.
It also proved to be my ‘most interesting’ image on Flickr in 2013.
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