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Top 5 iPhone Photography Apps – Veevs

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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 Veevs/(Vivi) Hanson. Veevs discovered photography with the advent of digital cameras and ventured into iPhone photography last year. She started experimenting with Hipstamatic and found some amazing websites, (most notably theappwhisperer.com ) and then she was hooked. Veevs recently had three images displayed at the Lunchbox Gallery in Miami, one of her images is still hanging in the Renaissance Gallery in Indianapolis.  Veevs also participated in the FX Photo Studio iPhoneography Show and two of her images were chosen and displayed in the Soho Gallery for Digital Art in New York.

We recently interviewed Veevs in our A Day In The Life series, if you missed that you can read it here.

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

 

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Copyright Image – Veevs Hanson – ‘Alleyway to the light’ – Apps used – 6×6, Snapseed, PhotoToaster, CameraAwesome and Scratchcam

Gold: Hipstamatic

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Copyright Image – Veevs Hanson – ‘London’s Silhouette’ – Apps Used – Hipstamatic (Matty ALN + BlacKeys B+W), PhotoToaster, AutoPainter, Iris

‘Hipstamatic got me into iPhoneography! I use it all the time. Love the challenge to decide what look I want in a photo before I take it. I do use different combinations to take the same photo so I don’t just stick to one look. I do tend to app a Hipstamatic image further to achieve a totally different result!’

NB: Veevs used Hipstamatic to take the above image to create a very different look, we love it.

Download/$1.99/£1.49

Silver – Snapseed

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‘I ditto what all my other fellow iphoneographers have said about Snapseed. I too could not live without it! I would say 95% of my images are apped in Snapseed. It is so easy to use and you can achieve so many different looks. I like playing around with the Drama and Grunge filters’.

Download/$4.99/£2.99

Bronze – PhotoToaster

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Copyright Image – Veevs Hanson – ‘Lunching on the Thames’ – Apps Used – Hipstamatic, PhotoToaster, AutoPainter, AutoPainter 3, Iris

‘Love PhotoToaster so many combinations and so easy to manipulate! PhotoToaster gives you so many wonderful Presets which you can then go on to modify and save your own Presets. Quite a lot of my images have resulted in using PhotoToaster’s random mode (on iPad). The possibilities are endless! Again I would say about 95% of my images are apped with PhotoToaster’.

NB: PhotoToaster was used in this image to help create this stunning effect

Download/$1.99/£1.49

Highly Commended: AutoPainter (all three versions)

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‘I am a fan of the painterly look and I achieve this by using several AutoPainter filters. Some of my images may contain 3 different filters! My favourite is Benson. If I want to emphasise a sky or water I use Van Gogh or Gogh 2’.

Version 1/$0.99/£0.69
Version 2/$0.99/£0.69
Version 3/$0.99/£0.69

Pipped At The Post: Iris Photo Suite

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‘If I want to blend and mask, add grunge and some amazing effects I use Iris. I do a lot of blending and masking with most of my images so Iris is my go to app. I spend a lot of time adding different filters to an image in Iris, then erasing some of the effects and adding some others. One negative comment (not only coming from me but from lots of iPhoneographers) is how the developer has reduced the file size. We are advised Iris Photo Suite 2 is coming but we are still waiting. …’

NB: We are aware of this issue and have contacted the developer for comment and will feedback soon.

Download/$1.99/£1.49

Additional Stunning Images – All Taken/Created With Many Of These Top 5 Apps

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Copyright Image – Veevs Hanson – ‘Don’t look now – He’s at it again!’ – Apps used – Hipstamatic, CropSuey, Retouch, Snapseed, PhotoToaster

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Copyright Image – Veevs Hanson – ‘Italian Gardens Kensington’ – Apps used – Hipstamatic, Snapseed, AutoPainter3, Iris, PhotoToaster

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Copyright Image – Veevs Hanson – ‘The Royal Barge Gloriana’ – Apps used – 6×6, Snapseed, AutoPainter, DynamicLight, Iris

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

8 replies on “Top 5 iPhone Photography Apps – Veevs”

Congrats Veevs on being featured here. Your photography is an inspiration. I just got PhotoToaster last night and will work my way through your favorite recommendations. Would love to see you at work someday!

Great work your doing I too am using these great 5 apps and have been for many years now. I had Images in the same 2 shows you were in too lots of fun to share images through shows like that. I loved the concept of the Soho Show very cool people there. Cold as anything at the time but fun to be there and hear feedback from people never exposed to iPhone Art via our phones we all carry around.

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