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The App Nerds Workshop – By Lola Mitchell With Sara Tune


We’re delighted to published the latest article to Lola Mitchell’s App Nerds Workshop Column. In this article, Lola colloborates with her friend and also very well known mobile photographer Sara Tune, don’t miss this…(foreward by Joanne Carter).


“Sara Tune is the person that made me discover iphone photography and its potential. I consider her an extremely talented photographer and artist and she is also a friend. Two weeks ago she came over to my house and we tried taking photos of each other to change from our self portraits. I thought it was extremely challenging and I learned a lot from it.

Today she agreed to share her steps and apps used to achieve this final image.


©Sara Tune




©Sara Tune App used: Kitcam


So let us start at the beginning. Here it is, this is where I shake in my sandals. here is the original photo. ..Of me in my fabulously unattended yard.



©Sara Tune App used: Kitcam, elasticam


Then she took this onto Elasticam and played around with it and this is the result.



©Sara Tune Apps used: kitcam, elasticam, superimpose


Next step was done in Superimpose where an eye was added and some yellow flowers.




©Sara Tune Apps Used: Kitcam, elasticam, superimpose


On superimpose again added background of a pic of an airstream and masked out all the green leaves.



©Sara Tune Apps Used: Kitcam, elasticam, superimpose, procreate, pixlromatic


The next image is the result of two steps, one in procreate where some paint splatters and airbrushing was added and a filter added on Pixlromatic.



©Sara Tune


The last step was on superimpose, Sara added an image of a woman on top making an elongated body, some cho effects on her body and background. She softly masked out the edges in superimposer. Here is the final image again.


If you want to see more of her work you can find it:



We both work with Elasticam a lot. Do you use it? I would love to see what you do with it!



Links to apps used in this post:








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:


  • Mark Schnidman

    An excellent tutorial, thanks for including all the steps involved in creating this wonderful composition.

    • Lola Mitchell

      So Glad you liked it. I thought it was very interesting to see the way Sara works.

    • Lola Mitchell

      Thank you Brett. This is all Sara. I just posed for it. She is so talented!