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Top 5 Apps For iPhone Photography – Photo App Lounge – With Sean Hayes

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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 Sean Hayes. We previously interviewed Sean for our A Day In The Life Of Series, see here and also our Extension Of The I series, see here. Sean is a Freelance Advertising Art Director by profession, and you can find out more about that here at www.wix.com/shonski/sean-hayes. Sean started shooting images with an iPhone in 2009 and began to submit work on a regular basis to sites such as www.iphoneart.com, www.eyeem.com and pixelsatanexhibition.com in 2010. Sean’s iPhone photography work has been exhibited in Los Angeles, Miami and Naples, Italy.

We caught up with Sean in between shoots and asked him what his top five photo apps are, this is what he said…

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Copyright Image – Sean Hayes – ‘Toy Soldiers’. Apps used – Camera+ (Crop and Tint)

Number 1 – Filterstorm

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MacGyver would love this. It’s the Swiss Army knife of photo editing apps. All the editing tools you could ever want in one place. And then some. I use this app primarily to ‘prepare’ images for further processing.

$3.99/£2.49/download

Number 2 – 6×6

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Love it for it’s square format and sheer simplicity of design and function. Options include Colour or B&W. That’s it really. Maybe it’s my imagination but the images ‘seem’ sharper and clearer than with other camera apps.

$0.99/£0.69/download

Number 3 – Camera+

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My ‘go to’ app. All iPhoneographers have at one point or another downloaded this app. Very popular and rightly so. Great tools like ‘Clarity” that really allow your images to pop, even in low light conditions.

$0.99/£0.69/download

Number 4 – CinemaFX

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Not well known this one. The video version is more prevalent. I use it for the ‘cinematic grades’ it gives to finished images. Subtle and classy.

$0.99/£0.69/download

Number 5 – PicGrunger

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There are many ‘Grunge effect’ apps out there. But in my opinion, this one is the best. Lots of filters and backgrounds and controls that let you nuance it all nicely together.

$0.99/£0.69/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

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