Mobile Photography & Art – My Top Five Apps by Susan Detroy from Oregon, United States

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We are revitalising our Top Five Apps section to our Photo App Lounge column. This a section within TheAppWhisperer where we ask highly accomplished mobile photographers and artists to list their top five apps and to explain why they have selected them. Kicking us off today is highly respected and talented Mobile Artist and Photographer – Susan Detroy from Oregon, United States, take a look! (foreword by Joanne Carter). To read others in this series, please go here.

All images ©Susan Detroy

 

“Creating art with my iPhone, iPad and apps is a wondrous discovery that began a few years ago.

I am pleased to share some of my experience.

My iPhone and iPad app preference can fluctuate based on what I am creating and enjoying. I go through phases of liking apps depending on my current work. I have a number of series I create digitally. I tend to use certain apps for each series.

I have a few favorites I cycled through this year.  I am currently creating iPhone/iPad work making an emerging series I call “River Views,” my “Portrait of a Woman” series, “Flowers I Have Known,” and “The Betsy Chronicles.”

In February 2018 I began noting what apps I am using in my creations. Previously I did not. I realize if I am going to talk about my work, it is helpful to refer to my process including knowing the apps I am using. This was a shift for me as I have been a by-the-seat-of-the-pants/in-the-flow artist, a carry over from my hard copy print transfer and mixed media art”.

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Mobile Photography/Art – App of the Day – Distressed FX

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We curate mobile videography, photography and art apps here at TheAppWhisperer as we do images, only highlightlighting ones that are worthy of your time and experience and will allow you to work at a more rewarding level.

Today, our App of the Day is Distressed FX a tried and much tested app and one that has also just been updated and includes a new free filter called ‘Blithe’. There’s also a new overlay pack called ‘Beyond Skies’.

We have published many tutorials to help you get the most out of this app here at TheAppWhisperer, if you’d like to relook at them, please go here.

This app has been around for several years, if you haven’t already downloaded this app, today would be a good day to do so. It retails for $0.99. Click here to download.

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Mobile Photography & Art – My Top Five Apps by David Hayes from Milford, Ohio, United States

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We are revitalising our Top Five Apps section to our Photo App Lounge column. This a section within TheAppWhisperer where we ask highly accomplished mobile photographers and artists to list their top five apps and to explain why they have selected them. Kicking us off today is accomplished and highly respected mobile photographer and artist David Hayes from Milford, Ohio, United States.  Hayes used to be a major editor to TheAppWhisperer and we miss him very much, but viewing his photographs and reading his fine words, we can tell that his time away, has been very well spent. We hope one day he will return to us, he knows the door is held firmly open. For now, though, please familiarise yourselves with this wonderful author and artist’s work as follows… (foreword by Joanne Carter)

“Hello everyone! It’s been awhile since I had a chance to write for The AppWhisperer so I’m excited to have this chance to share with you my “Top Five Apps”!

When I wrote a regular column for The AppWhisperer I truly was an app junkie. If there was a new app I had to have it! In time my iPhone and iPad were filled with hundreds of apps…most of which I only used once or twice. Didn’t matter…had to have them! Now days I have slimmed this number down considerably so much so that picking 5 apps was easy. The quality and scope of apps today has increased dramatically as of late that one doesn’t need that many to be able to create dynamite images! My go-to-top-5-apps include Photoshop Express, Handy Photo, Stackables, Distressed FX, and Snapseed. Let’s go through my typical workflow to see how I might use each of these apps!”

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Mobile Photography & Art – My Top Five Apps by Angie Lambert from New Jersey, United States

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We are revitalising our Top Five Apps section to our Photo App Lounge column. This a section within TheAppWhisperer where we ask highly accomplished mobile photographers and artists to list their top five apps and to explain why they have selected them. Kicking us off today is highly accomplished mobile artist Angie Lambert from Red … Read moreMobile Photography & Art – My Top Five Apps by Angie Lambert from New Jersey, United States

Mobile Photography & Art – My Top Five Apps by Lynette Sheppard from Hoolehua, Hawaii

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We are revitalising our Top Five Apps section to our Photo App Lounge column. This a section within TheAppWhisperer where we ask highly accomplished mobile photographers and artists to list their top five apps and to explain why they have selected them. Kicking us off today is highly accomplished mobile artist Lynette Sheppard from Hawaii, … Read moreMobile Photography & Art – My Top Five Apps by Lynette Sheppard from Hoolehua, Hawaii

Mobile Photography – Distressed FX App Updated and We Have Promotional Codes To Giveaway

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I am so proud of mobile artist Cheryl Tarrant, Distressed FX is her original idea, an iOS photo editing app that adds texture and atmosphere to pictures, giving them a dream-like quality. Popular on Instagram, with over 90,000 tagged photos, users have found it simple to turn any photo into a work of art.

With well over a million users, it has reached #1 in the App Store charts in 24 countries, and the #1 Photo and Video app in in 43 countries

Tarrant, who lives in the countryside in Tennessee, USA along with her many pets (including peacocks and chickens!), is a texture artist who has made a living selling her painterly textures to fellow digital artists. This exploded once she decided to create an app, enabling many more people to create art using only their mobile phone.

A casual online conversation with a friend resulted in a simple-to-use app that people of all ages and genders love to use. Developer Steve Liddell, who lives in the UK, said, “I wanted to keep the app true to Cheryl’s artistic vision. It really is her work shining through rather than the technology – and that’s what makes it unique in the App Store.”

We have been given some promotional codes to giveaway to our readers, would you like one? If so, please join our Twitter followers here and like us on Facebook here and post a comment to this post (so we can obtain your email address) and hopefully, we will then be able to send you a code. All winners are selected at random.

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Mobile Photography – Popular App Distressed FX Gets Major Update and The Story Behind It

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I am so proud of mobile artist Cheryl Tarrant, Distressed FX is her original idea, an iOS photo editing app that adds texture and atmosphere to pictures, giving them a dream-like quality. Popular on Instagram, with over 90,000 tagged photos, users have found it simple to turn any photo into a work of art.

With well over a million users, it has reached #1 in the App Store charts in 24 countries, and the #1 Photo and Video app in in 43 countries

Tarrant, who lives in the countryside in Tennessee, USA along with her many pets (including peacocks and chickens!), is a texture artist who has made a living selling her painterly textures to fellow digital artists. This exploded once she decided to create an app, enabling many more people to create art using only their mobile phone.

A casual online conversation with a friend resulted in a simple-to-use app that people of all ages and genders love to use. Developer Steve Liddell, who lives in the UK, said, “I wanted to keep the app true to Cheryl’s artistic vision. It really is her work shining through rather than the technology – and that’s what makes it unique in the App Store.”

Neither Tarrant nor Liddell expected Distressed FX to be as popular as it is and have a good working relationship despite never meeting, only corresponding online.

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PictureBook – ‘Stoker’ – by Benamon Tame

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We are absolutely thrilled to publish Benamon Tame’s latest article (#34th) to his PictureBook Column with us. PictureBook is full of creativity and imagery in words and in pictures. It is a complete joy to read, view and publish – thank you Benamon. The concept behind the PictureBook column is not just about capturing stories … Read morePictureBook – ‘Stoker’ – by Benamon Tame

Streets Ahead Interview: Shayna Schulman – Mobile Street Photography

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This week, the Women’s Mobile Street Photography Collective (Streets Ahead) is pleased and honoured to feature Shayna Schulman in our interview segment. Many of you may know Shayna as ‘WitChiWotcha’ on Flickr. Her street photography frequently catches our attention. She has a wonderful ability to capture moments, especially around the streets of where she currently … Read moreStreets Ahead Interview: Shayna Schulman – Mobile Street Photography

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