I did a series of floral iPhoneography images. ‘{ Hydrangea }’ workflow is the second and final one being shared from that series. The iPhoneography workflow for ‘{ rose }’ has already been shared.

The gallery containing all five images is linked at the foot of this post. If you have a minute, please take a look before you leave.

I have to admit that I enjoy floral images. Readers of some of my other workflows on the subject will realise that this is something it’s taken me a while to come to terms with. I still see my focus as non-documentary style street shots loading atmosphere through post processing. I am however, very happy to shoot anything and play with apps. For me, floral shots lend themselves to this style of processing and I enjoy it.

iPhone photography apps used:

iPhoneography - hydrangea

{ hydrangea }


Process and apps used

ProCamera ~ Initial capture:

iPhoneography - hydrangea - procamera

Filterstorm ~ Crop (note Filterstorm is my preferred app for cropping because it also resizes with good quality if necessary):

filterstorm - crop

PS Express ~ Adjust exposure (+1) and brightness / contrast:

PS Express - exposure / brightness / contrast

Snapseed ~ Drama filter (standard settings) + 3 selective adjust points added:

Snapseed - drama / selective adjust

Snapseed ~ Grunge:

Snapseed - grunge

Modern Grunge ~ quite subtle use of filters applied to taste. This app is capable of serious grunge including rip and cut effects:

As with ScratchCam, if you create an effect you like save it as a bespoke texture for use on other images. This texture has become a favourite of mine:

iPhoneography - modern grunge

ScratchCam ~ additional texture:

iPhoneography - scratchcam

Snapseed ~ Center Focus with boosted center brightness (focus point shifted to lower right area):

Snapseed - centre focus lower right

PhotoForge2 ~ sharpening achieved using the high-pass filter / overlay blending method:

PhotoForge2 - high pass / overlay / sharpen

Filterstorm ~ add text:

Filterstorm - text


Note: ‘{ hydrangea }’ is one of a series of 5 floral images which can be viewed here ~ iPhoneography { floral series }.


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  1. So good to see the image from start to finish and it turned out beautifully.

  2. Suzanne says:

    Thank you so much for your detailed workflows—and lovely work, too!

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