We are delighted to publish Jerry Jobe’s latest mobile photography/art tutorial for our reading and viewing pleasure. This time Jobe takes a look at the app Alien Sky by BrainFeverMedia. Read Jobe’s thoughts about this app as he puts it through its paces (foreword by Joanne Carter). Take it away Jerry…
"Many artistic/photographic apps try to cover all the bases. These “suites” offer the user many different ways to manipulate their images. Others choose to stick with a certain function. This can be tricky, because the developers need to be fairly certain that they protect their little niche by being the best out there in their own little corner.
BrainFever Media decides to chart the second course, popping out apps like Reflect, for reflected water effects, and LensLight and LensFlare for bursts of light. Another area where they have carved out their own niche is in the addition of stars and planets to a sky. Unlike Reflect, LensLight and LensFlare, Alien Sky does not seem to have any competition in its own niche. We know that a lack of competition usually means a shoddy product, but I’m glad to say that Alien Sky is as robust and up-to-date as all of BrainFever’s other apps.
So what does Alien Sky do? It takes an ordinary landscape right out of this world – literally".