iOS Apps

Streetmate – New iPhoneography App

Streetmate is a simple and powerful black and white photography tool for people who love shooting great moments and creative photos. Streetmate is focused entirely on photography and not on photo editing and image tweaking. There is no distraction between shoots, you set your style for final images and begin shooting. That’s all.

This app retails for $1.99 and you can pick it up here

How it Works?


You set up your Streetmate camera and then shoot. You can specify how contrasty and sharp you want images to be. Those settings are sensitive so be careful not to ruin your images. Moderate and light values are recommended in general. You can also specify type of color toning you want to be applied on images.

Color Toning?


Even tho photos are black and white it doesn’t mean they are true grayscale images. You can add warmth or coolness to black and white images too. Color toning is very common when printing black and white prints.

Can I Adjust Exposure?


Yes, by tapping and holding on a place where you want to set correct exposure. Aperture blades will appear on that area to help you. Double-tap anywhere to go back to automatic exposure.

Can I Edit My Photos?


No. That’s the whole point of Streetmate. No distractions, just taking great photos. Streetmate allows you to set photo settings before you start shooting, think about it like loading a film roll: if load 36 exposure ISO 800 B/W film that what you’ll have during following 36 shots. That’s it, you select you sharpness, contrast and toning settings and start shooting. Photos will automatically developed and stored into your Streetmate gallery sorted by date taken in background while you are still capturing great and interesting moments.

How Can I Share Photos?


There are many ways you can share your photos:

  • Save to main camera roll
  • Share to services like: Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, Tumblr
  • Copy to Buffer (paste anywhere)
  • E-Mail photo
  • iCloud and some more advanced sharing modes coming to iOS 5

Can I Save Photos Automatically To Camera Roll?


Yes, you can save images automatically to Camera Roll by changing corresponding setting in your iPhone’s Settings app.

Currently Streetmate is Black and White only, because street photography in most cases is a black and white. I have no plans making it a color camera.

Joanne Carter, creator of the world’s most popular mobile photography and art website—— TheAppWhisperer platform has been a pivotal cyberspace for mobile artists of all abilities to learn about, to explore, to celebrate and to share mobile artworks. Joanne’s compassion, inclusivity, and humility are hallmarks in all that she does, and is particularly evident in the platform she has built. In her words, “We all have the potential to remove ourselves from the centre of any circle and to expand a sphere of compassion outward; to include everyone interested in mobile art, ensuring every artist is within reach”, she has said. Promotion of mobile artists and the art form as a primary medium in today’s art world, has become her life’s focus. She has presented lectures bolstering mobile artists and their art from as far away as the Museum of Art in Seoul, South Korea to closer to her home in the UK at Focus on Imaging. Her experience as a jurist for mobile art competitions includes: Portugal, Canada, US, S Korea, UK and Italy. And her travels pioneering the breadth of mobile art includes key events in: Frankfurt, Naples, Amalfi Coast, Paris, Brazil, London. Pioneering the world’s first mobile art online gallery - has extended her reach even further, shipping from London, UK to clients in the US, Europe and The Far East to a global group of collectors looking for exclusive art to hang in their homes and offices. The online gallery specialises in prints for discerning collectors of unique, previously unseen signed limited edition art. Her journey towards becoming The App Whisperer, includes (but is not limited to) working for a paparazzi photo agency for several years and as a deputy editor for a photo print magazine. Her own freelance photographic journalistic work is also widely acclaimed. She has been published extensively both within the UK and the US in national and international titles. These include The Times, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, Popular Photography & Imaging, dpreview, NikonPro, Which? and more recently with the BBC as a Contributor, Columnist at Vogue Italia and Contributing Editor at LensCulture. Her professional photography has also been widely exhibited throughout Europe, including Italy, Portugal and the UK. She is currently writing several books, all related to mobile art and is always open to requests for new commissions for either writing or photography projects or a combination of both. Please contact her at: [email protected]


  • Steve Michaels

    Looks like a really professional take on the camera app. Great for those that have a good eye for a pic, and know what they want.

  • nina meledandri

    anyone using this on an iPhone 5?
    all of a sudden, can’t save to camera roll, when emailing an image it freezes and you have to close the app, also has anyone found a way to delete empty albums or batch delete images stored in the app?