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Top 5 Apps For iPhone Photography – Photo App Lounge – With Janine Graf

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Welcome to our new Photo App Lounge section of theappwhisperer.com. This is a very small area on our site where we ask highly accomplished iPhone photographers what their top five photo apps are and why.
Kicking us off today is Janine Graf. We previously interviewed Janine for our A Day In The Life Of Series, see here and also our Extension Of The I series, see here. Janine is a unique iPhone photographer and not just because she prefers to edit her images in the bath but because her images appear to capture the unseen, she has an incredible eye and an incredible cross-processing ability.

Janine’s love of photography developed while using a DSLR and macro lens, but it was after turning to her iPhone that her true passion fully developed. Janine’s images have been exhibited in art galleries across the US and in London, and will be part of an upcoming juried exhibit at the IX Gallery in Toronto, Canada.

We caught up with Janine in between shoots and asked her what her top five photo apps are, this is what she said…

 

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Copyright Image, Janine Graff – ‘She Played Pretty Music’ – Hipstamatic (Tejas lens / Float film)

Number 1 – ScratchCam

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Hands down my favorite app for all things texture and color.  The combinations you can come up with seem endless and if you hit one you love, you have the ability to save it as a preset.   The adjuster/slider bar that allows  you to pull back on some texture or color is a great feature that I use a lot.  I think this app is brilliant!

$1.99/£1.49/download

Number 2 – King Camera

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This app has pretty much everything under one roof:  cropping, white balance, exposure and contrasts, textures, light leaks, you name it.  There are some pretty fun presets you can select from or you can go manual, either way you pretty much can’t go wrong with this app.  Saves in super high res too!

Free/download

Number 3 – Camera+

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I love how simple and intuitive this app is.  Wonderful selection of filters and films to choose from.  I prefer to shoot from within this app instead of the native iPhone camera as I find the select focus feature really fantastic.

$0.99/£0.69/download

Number 4 – Squaready

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It’s only a cropping tool, but if you’re a fan of the square, this app is tops!  Have an unwanted border in a Hipstamatic shot?  No worries, load it into Squaready and the problem is solved.  This app allows you to save your images in either JPG or PNG format, which I think is great!

$0.99/£0.69/download

Number 5 – Juxtaposer

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I do not use this app as often as I’d like, but when I need to add elements from different images into one, this is my app of choice.   I love the fact you can save your masked off image as a stamp to use in future compositions.  I use this feature a lot and really appreciate it.

$2.99/£1.99/download

By Joanne Carter

Joanne Carter, creator of the world’s most popular mobile photography and art website— TheAppWhisperer.com— 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 - TheAppWhispererPrintSales.com 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: joanne@theappwhisperer.com

4 replies on “Top 5 Apps For iPhone Photography – Photo App Lounge – With Janine Graf”

Thanks David! You know what’s funny? I didn’t realize Squaready has a pro version until I saw Joanne’s screen capture! I’ve been using the freebie all this time. 🙂

I’ll have to check out Squaready – I’ve never used that one! Thanks for the great list, Janine!

very nice Janine, i have these apps.. now if i could only get them to work this well:)))

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