Mobile Photography / Art Tutorial – Photo FX Ultra Part 3: Lighting It Up

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We are delighted to publish Jerry Jobe’s latest mobile photography/art tutorial for our viewing pleasure. This time Jobe takes a deeper look at the app Photo FX Ultra in our final part three of this series. If you missed Parts One and Two, please follow the highlighted links to view. Take it away Jerry…(foreword by Joanne Carter).

Photo fx Ultra retails for $2.29/£1.49 and you can download it here

“Part three of my look at Photo FX Ultra brings me to my favorite part of the app: the Light presets. Before I get to those, however, I want to show you the Crop and Straighten tools. Once again, I’ll be using the image of the framed picture on the wall.

The Crop screen has controls for Dimensions, Portrait, Landscape, Square, Lock, and Fixed Size along the top. At the center of the image you can see the size of the image and the lock indicator. The information at the center of the image is switched on and off with the Information icon”.

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Mobile Photography / Art Tutorial – Photo FX Ultra Part 2: More Filtering

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We are delighted to publish Jerry Jobe’s latest mobile photography/art tutorial for our  viewing pleasure. This time Jobe takes a deeper look at the app Photo FX Ultra (Part 2 – with Part 3 to follow next week). Take it away Jerry…(foreword by Joanne Carter).

Photo fx Ultra retails for $2.29/£1.49 and you can download it here

“When I started working my way through the filtering app Photo FX Ultra in the last article, I thought two articles would be sufficient to cover the entire app. I was wrong. So I will have to extend it to three articles, covering Lens, Photographic and Special Effects groups this week and finishing with Crop, Straighten and Light in the finale.

I will be using a simple image of a wall with some light falling across it, a light switch and a framed image. I hope that this makes the changes from the various filters easy to see”.

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Mobile Photography / Art Tutorial – Photo FX Ultra Part 1: Not An Editor

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We are delighted to publish Jerry Jobe’s latest mobile photography/art video tutorial for our  viewing pleasure. This time Jobe takes a look at the app Photo FX Ultra. Take it away Jerry…(foreword by Joanne Carter).

Photo fx Ultra retails for $2.29/£1.49 and you can download it here

“When I decided to write iDevice app tutorials, I realised very quickly that I could never cover every app out there. Hundreds of new ones are released every year, on top of the thousands that already existed when I started writing in November of 2012. Even though I’ve covered over 140 different apps, I still have some that I haven’t touched. Today’s app, Photo FX Ultra (and its companion on the iPhone, regular Photo FX) by Tiffen, is multi-featured, requiring a lot of explanation. That makes covering it a daunting task, but I thought it was time to buckle down and try to tell you more about this filter app.

Tiffen has been in the photographic business for decades, making filters for lenses. It seems that when companies who start in other areas branch out to iDevice apps, they quickly lose interest. One of my favorite B&W apps, Perfect B&W, was released by onOne Software, and then was removed from the App Store a year or so later. They didn’t want to expend the effort supporting it. PhotoFX Ultra has not been updated since October 2014, and it seems as though Tiffen may be treating it the same way as onOne’s offering.

As one might expect from a company that makes glass filters, Photo FX Ultra is not an editor, but a filtering app. It looks like an editor, but lacks certain basic controls that an editor app needs, like Brightness and Contrast, Shadow and Highlight. Changes to these basic characteristics are available as part of some of the filters, but not by themselves. Their promotional material states: “In Photo fx Ultra, you can choose from 77 exciting filters containing 934 presets organised in 8 different filter groups.”Definitely a filtering app”.

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A Day In The Life Of The Talented And Motivational Mobile Photographer Bob Sprankle

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Welcome to our very exciting new column on theappwhisperer.com. This section entitled ‘A day in the life of …’ is where we’ll be taking a look at some hugely influential, interesting and accomplished individuals in the mobile photography world. People … Read more

iPhone Photography Tutorial – ‘How To Create A Breathtaking Still Life Using Mobile Photography’

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Our new mobile photography tutorial section is in full swing and we’ve received much acclaim from the mobile photography community, thanks to all. If you’ve missed our previous tutorials you can catch them here. We recently interviewed the creator of … Read more

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