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Top Five Photo Apps – Photo App Lounge – Davide Capponi

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Welcome to our Photo App Lounge section of theappwhisperer.com. This is an area on our site where we ask highly accomplished mobile photographers what their top five photo apps are and why.

We recently published the Top Five Photo Apps as recommended by Yannick Brice , Cedric Blanchon, Irene Sneddon, our Columnist and Award Winning Mobile Artist Sarah Jarrett as well as Louise Fryer and Lisa Waddell’s Top Five Photo Apps including accompanying images demonstrating these selections.

Today we are featuring Davide Capponi a mobile photographer and artist that we have long admired and featured in our Flickr Group Showcase too. Davide lives in Turin, Italy and produces some staggeringly wonderful images. Take a look at what Davide describes and portrays as his Top Five Photo apps, accompanied by his wonderful imagery…

 

Number One – Glaze

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©Davide Capponi – FastCamera, Snapseed, Glaze, Filterstorm

 

 

I like to give a painterly touch to my images and Glaze is one of the app that I prefer to this end: it features a great number of styles and allows you to generate new ones and save them as favorites. Glaze provides to images almost a “physical” feel.

 

Glaze/Free – download

 

Number Two – Decim8

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©Davide Capponi – Pro Camera, Snapseed, Modern Grunge, Decim8, Image Blender

 

 

Decim8 has been one my favourite apps since my first stepsas an iPhoneographer. The effects provided range from subtle to wild and it takes some time to learn how to use them but the results can be breathtaking. My currently preferred effects are Tribomb and Glassdagger, they add geometric patterns to the images.

 

Decim8 – $3.99/£2.49/download

Number Three – Repix

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©Davide Capponi – Pro Camera, Modern Grunge, iColorama, Repix

 

 

Repix is my recent addition to the painterly family of apps and a great one! It enables you to hand paint your photos, a challenge but also a way to give a really personal touch to them. My preferred brushes are Van Gogh and Etching.

 

Repix – Free/download

 

Number Four – DecoSketch

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©Davide Capponi – Pro camera, Snapseed, Decim8, Deco Sketch

 

 

I recently wanted to introduce geometric patterns in my photography and when I asked my fellow iPhoneographers a good app to do that, there was only one answer: Deco Sketch. Since then it is my reference app for any geometric pattern I want to introduce in my imagery. Don’t be scared if at first it seems difficult to use: just experiment and you’ll find your own way to reap the benefits of this highly sophisticated tool.

 

Deco Sketch – $2.99/£1.99/download

 

Number Five – Modern Grunge

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©Davide Capponi – Pro Camera, Modern Grunge

 

 

I love to add textures to my images and I use many different apps to do that, including shooting my own textures to blend them. The app I use most though is Modern Grunge, that features a good number of textures and adds colored layers to photos.

Modern Grunge – $1.99/£1.49/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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