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Creative Mobile Photography Tutorial – Ghosts Of Crimes Against Humanity – By Natali Prosvetova

We’re delighted to publish this creative tutorial by Nat Prosvetova. Nat has contributed many tutorials and if you have missed those, please go here. In this tutorial Nat combines a powerful story line with an equally powerful final image. Don’t miss this…Over to you Nat (foreword by Joanne Carter).



“I may say, I don’t know the way to start this tutorial…This is quite dangerous dancing with fire and ashes.. I would say so. This work, which I would like to consider today, concerns a very complex subject … I have been thinking about it for a long time before deciding to write the tutorial.

However, this work does exist. Crimes against humanity were lived out in World War 2. Genocide, murder, torture, starvation, exposure to disease on purpose, intentional bombing or shooting that has no military purpose or authorization (also considered a war crime) and mass arson of people and their homes or in buildings. I have probably missed some types of crimes but it is pretty gruesome what some people have done to others. It was atrocious.

So, let us turn to the discussion of the process of creating, as well as explore some applications that I have used here…

(links to all apps used within this tutorial are highlighted within the document).


Step 1



I took this picture with Hipstamatic (BlackKeys super grain film, John S lens) last winter in the subway. This capture reminded me of this slippery subject immediately..


Step 2



So, to complete this work I had to enhance the feelings and emotions with some applications.
First of all, I added some texture, using Textures+ app.


Step 3



Further I run it through Horror Cam and a bit improve by Snapseed, using apps settings (adjust Brightness, Ambiance, Contrast, Saturation etc.)

Step 4



Then, I add some text using the Phonto app. It is simple in use and I like a fairly large selection of the fonts that they have, as well as the resulting images have a good resolution… Generally I use different apps to adding texts.

Step 5



Finally I add the last element using Art Set app. I may to confess, I’m not a big master in this application, so, all my tests in its use are still very meager…=) However, that’s all what I need here”.

Natali Prosvetova aka NaProsvet lives in Moscow, Russia and has achieved great success with her iPhone photography. Her work has been published in the online Pixels: The Art of the iPhone gallery, iPhoneArt, TheAppWhisperer (of course) and more. Her works have also been exhibited at the Renaissance Fine Art & Design Gallery in Carmel, as well as Mobile Innovation Network Aotearoa (MINA) in New Zealand and also at the first WiAM exhibition in Naples. Natali also took part in the friendly collaboration of Global Street Photography by Street Expose FB. Natali points iPhone photography as changing her life, for the better, she has been welcomed into the community and has met interesting and talented people from all around the world, above all it has increased her happiness and changed out outlook on life.