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Top Five Photo Apps – Photo App Lounge – Lisa Waddell

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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’s Top Five Photo Apps including accompanying images demonstrating these selections.

Today we are featuring Lisa Waddell, a mobile photographer we have long admired and also been fortunate enough to feature in the past in our Flickr showcases and numerous interviews, infact Lisa is very highly featured and rightly so and it is with great pleasure that we can feature Lisa’s up to date Top Five Apps for mobile photography today, take a look at this…

6×6

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‘Book of Revelation’ – ©Lisa Waddell – Apps Used – 6×6, Mextures, ScratchCam,

 

It’s definitely hip to be square and 6×6 does it for me. Created by the fine folks at jag.gr, this app has all the greatness of 645 Pro but it’s just a bit simpler to use. As the name implies, this camera replacement app shoots square images. I have used other camera apps but I always come back to 6×6.

$0.99/£0.69/download

AltPhoto

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‘Left Behind’ – ©Lisa Waddell – Apps Used – 6×6, AltPhoto, Mextures, Scratchcam

 

When I want to give my images the look of film, AltPhoto is my go-to app and I go to it a lot! This app offers some of the finest black and white filters of any app I have used. There are 18 of them and another 18 color filters from which to choose. The app is very simple to use and includes the ability to adjust, via sliders, the intensity and brightness of each effect. One feature I find very handy is the option to turn off the frame that is built-in to each filter.

Free/download

Mextures

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‘Milk and Honey’ – ©Lisa Waddell – Apps Used – 6×6, AltPhoto

 

This is the new kid on my block and I’m still learning all of the intricacies of layering different filters. Not as intuitive as some UIs, with a bit of practice, editing should become second nature. The thing I like best about this app is that it puts a new spin on old topics like light leaks, grit and grain.

$1.99/£1.49/download

Scratchcam

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‘Parting of the Way’ – ©Lisa Waddell – Apps Used – 6×6, AltPhoto, Mextures

 

Sure, there are other apps that offer grunge effects but there is something about Scratchcam’s ease of use, unlimited combinations and the ability to download new effects free of charge. Like that favorite sweatshirt, I will never get rid of this app!

$1.99/£1.49/download

iResize

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‘Duster’ – ©Lisa Waddell – Apps Used – 6×6, AltPhoto

 

This app is like a small utility knife. It resizes, rotates and crops photos and has a share feature on it as well. I use it to resize all my photos. It’s quick, easy and has a user friendly UI.

$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

8 replies on “Top Five Photo Apps – Photo App Lounge – Lisa Waddell”

Thank you for sharing Lisa.
Your work is absolutely beautiful and you remain an inspiration to me.

I’ve admired Lisa’s work for a long time, too. Great to get a peek into her process. And I absolutely LOVE this series of “favorite app” recommendations. Very useful and inspiring. Only one of these apps I don’t use is iResize. My app for that is BigPhoto–and comparative comments on the differences between those two?

David, thank you for your thoughtful comment! I, too, find this series of “favorite apps” to be very useful. To be honest with you, I have not tried BigPhoto. Some one recommended iResize to me. I tried it and found it to be very user friendly so I never have tried any similar apps. Thanks again for commenting!

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