Originally a very static Hipstamatic capture, ‘tennis’ was processed to introduce movement and a vintage black and white iPhoneography look.

This tutorial includes a real-time narrated video workflow and slows the pace right down to look at just a small handful of iPhoneography apps that I use on a day to day basis to create some of the styles I generate. I frequently get told that my images are recognised as mine but I tend to process iPhoneography images in an individual way. The image tells me how it needs / wants to be processed and with the exception of my textured floral work, whilst the results may be recognised as mine, the processes are often very different.

iPhone photography apps used:

iphoneography - tennis

{ tennis }


Process and apps used

Hipstamatic ~ initial capture:

This combo is Madalena lens with Robusta film:

Snapseed ~ apply the following edits / processes:

  • Straighten – to level the horizon,
  • Crop – with a 1:1 ratio selected to compose the image with the rule of thirds in mind,
  • Drama – standard filter to pull out the detail,
  • Black and White conversion – standard settings:

Snapseed – view this process on Video:

AfterFocus ~ the iPhoneography image is imported in to AfterFocus with no manual masking I proceed straight to the second screen where a motion blur at full strength is applied across the whole of the image. I then use the Fading background tool to automatically reintroduce detail in a gradual way:

AfterFocus – view this process on Video:

Mextures ~ Predefined ‘Teen Spirit’ combination of textures applied:

Mextures – view this process on Video:

Snapseed ~ converted back to black and white with reduced brightness, boosted contrast and boosted grain. This is my watered down version of the predefined ‘film’ black and white conversion filter:

Snapseed – view this process on Video:


Narrated video tutorial

View the entire end to end process on video:




Update: ‘tennis’ republished by The App Whisperer

I was honoured that my iPhoneography workflow ‘tennis’ was republished by The App Whisperer.

We’re delighted to publish Paul Brown’s latest workflow tutorial – this time he has taken a different approach and used video to explain. It’s fascinating and excellently put together, we think you’ll enjoy this a lot. We have published several of Paul Brown’s workflows recently, if you’ve missed those, please go here. Over to you Paul

Joanne Carter

View this iPhoneography workflow at The App Whisperer.

Thank you Joanne!


Update: ‘tennis’ used in my workflow entitled ‘Rules of iPhoneography: Create Movement in Static Images’ at iPhone and iPad Life Magazine

I was invited to be a featured blogger at iPhone and iPad Life Magazine. I aim to contribute an article every fortnight or so.

The following workflow explains iPhone apps you can use to create motion effects in images. In my previous two posts, I looked at exposure and depth of field. Within, I discussed the limitations of controlling the aperture of the iPhone and the resulting inability to easily control shutter speed without compromising exposure…

Skip at iPhonelife.com

See my post here.


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