This textured painterly floral iPhoneography image has raised the question, ‘Is it a painting or is it a photograph?’ For this style of edit, my preferred style for still life images, that is the ultimate accolade. It is precisely the question I would like those who maybe don’t know my work to be thinking about.

Last Summer we bought some pet rabbits, Ginger and Fidget. We have a small courtyard style back yard completely enclosed. As escape was unlikely, since last Summer they have been allowed to run free with a hutch in the corner for shelter. Ginger and our backyard can be seen in my iPhoneography { our backyard } series. Needless to say they were great in Autumn clearing out the garden but this Spring they ate all the plants before they had chance to establish. This single Allium is all that survived of our Spring bulbs. Our garden has now been replanted and the rabbits given a nice large contained play area.

iPhone photography apps used:

iphoneography - allium final

{ allium }


Process and apps used

ProCamera ~ initial capture:

Filterstorm ~ as always crop and resize at the earliest opportunity. This crop was just to switch to a 1:1 ratio and I resized to 2,000px x 2,000px to give a good resolution size for printng:

Snapseed ~ ‘Drama’ filter under the ‘bright 2’ preset:

{ image one }:

Snapseed ~ ‘Grunge’ filter applied randomly and then manually adjusted when something approaching what I am looking for emerges:

Mextures ~ A combination of 4 texture layers added and saved as a favourite as the basis for future iPhoneography edits. See the 2 screenshots below for specific details of the textures and blending methods used:

{ image three }:

PS Express ~ { image one } exposure boosted x1. This is { image two }:

Superimpose ~ { image two } layered over { image three } and blended under ‘multiply’ at 50pct opacity:

Camera+ ~ The preferred camera replacement app for many people. I tend to use ProCamera at the moment for reasons explained in my iPhoneography applications { most used } post. However, I still enjoy it’s filters and enhancement capabilities. The final image was run through Camera+ fluorescent filter:


Update: ‘Allium’ featured by The App Whisperer

I was honoured that my iPhoneography image ‘Allium’ was selected to be featured by The App Whisperer in their curated weekly Flickr showcase.

We have put together another very special Flickr group showcase , our twenty third of 2013 with some of our favorite images and some great new talent that have been uploaded to our Flickr group – Mobile Photography & Imagery, this week. The quality of submissions continues to rise, so we have decided to make our showcases that much bigger to incorporate as much of this stunning mobile art and photography as we can and to get it out to a wider audience.

Joanne Carter


See the full showcase of amazing images at The App Whisperer.


Update: ‘Allium’ featured by iPhoneography Central

I was honoured that my iPhoneography image ‘Allium’ was selected to be featured by iPhoneography Central in their curated weekly Flickr Apps Uncovered showcase for 12 July 2013.

This week’s App’s Uncovered actually consists of 24 selections covering the last two weeks – Nicki and I have fallen woefully behind as we finished up book-related mattered and are hard at work on the new website (which we know you’ll love). But we could not let things fall too far behind, so here’s our favorite 24 from the last two weeks. A number of returnees and familiar names, but also a large number of newer contributors. This is the most rewarding part of this “job” – the discovery of new talent, and the maturation of long time members through consistent dedication to refining their craft.

Bob Weil


See the full showcase of amazing images at iPhoneography Central.


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  1. Chris Smith says:

    Very nice – love this distressed but beautiful look.


  2. dieuwke geervliet says:

    fabulous image, as ever. thank you so much for sharing your editing process. I do love your textures very much.

  3. Anne Highfield says:

    What a lovely tutorial! How nice of you to share your process with all of us! Looking forward to checking out your others!

  4. Livingsta says:

    This is very pretty 🙂

  5. Tracy Mitchell Griggs says:

    Very nice still and appreciate the share on workflow!

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