Textured | Painterly

Mobile photography articles, images, tutorials and news in the texture blend / painterly genres. Specific focus is on iPhoneography.

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iPhoneography - gypsophila

iPhoneography workflow – floral – { gypsophila }

Still life floral iPhoneography image in a painterly textured style shows Gypsophila against a heavily manipulated background. Post processing is made significantly easier by ensuring as clean a background as possible. Initial post processing involves correcting the lighting situation.

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iphoneography - green

iPhoneography workflow and feature { green }

One of the joys of iPhoneography is that there is always a challenge. The inspiration for this Green Vase image was the Green weekly Challenge being run by New Era Museum on EyeEm. Includes workflow and link to feature.

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iPhoneography - bedraggled

iPhoneography workflow – floral – { bedraggled }

I guess it might be the season. Short cold damp days seem to be full of grey. More than ever I’m drawn to colour. This floral iPhoneography image in a painterly textured style feels comforting and fills the void left by the lack of warmth and colour outside.

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iPhoneography - violin girl

iPhoneography workflow { violin girl }

Whilst decorating I took the opportunity to use the interesting texture left on the partly stripped walls as backgrounds for some iPhoneography images. This image yielded 2 versions, this one and a previously published ‘surreal’ version. Superimpose was a key app in both images.

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iPhoneography - sweet ride

iPhoneography workflow { sweet ride }

This iPhoneography image is of my daughter on her way home from school on her scooter. A plain background provided scope for adding textures without impacting the purity of the figure. There are some basic composition rules in place.

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iPhoneography - returning from the school run

iPhoneography workflow { returning from the school run }

This iPhoneography image was captured on West Common in Lincoln as a parent returns home from the morning school run dragging the empty sledge behind her. Processed in a textured painterly style with a look at some composition principles…

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iPhoneography - birds on wire

iPhoneography workflow { birds on wire }

I think every iPhoneography portfolio needs one of these. One of the issues with iPhoneography is the inability to change focal lengths optically and I’m not a fan of digital zoom so this workflow looks at what can be done in post processing.

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