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Top Five Photo Apps – Photo App Lounge – Louise Fryer

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

Last week we published the Top Five Photo Apps as recommended by Yannick Brice , Cedric Blanchon, Irene Sneddon and our Columnist and Award Winning Mobile Artist Sarah Jarrett’s Top Five Photo Apps including accompanying images demonstrating these selections.

Today we are featuring Louise Fryer, a wonderfully inspiring mobile photographer who has impressed us with her mobile photography, mobile art and freedom of spirit. We’re sure you will find this to be an intriguing and fascinating read. Each image represents the app discussed. We recently featured Louise in our A Picture’s Worth section too, if you missed that, please go here.


Number One – Snapseed


©Louise Fryer


I find it incredibly useful, just for straightening, brightening or cropping. There is so much versatility with this app, everything within it is so adaptable, I must use it every day for some reason.


Number Two – VSCO Cam


©Louise Fryer


I love the vintage washed out tones and the black and whites filters, they suit a lot of my photography, there are some beautiful variations, I love this app for portraits.


Number Three – ArtStudio


©Louise Fryer


There are a lot of similar painting apps, I guess we find ones that we can understand and use easily, this for me is perfect, although I don’t ‘paint’ I find it useful for enhancing all kinds of photo’s, it’s a little like a simple Photoshop. I love it for evening skin tones, adding layers and details.


Number Four – Distressed FX


©Louise Fryer


Another app that is amazingly versatile, you can use the textures in lots of different combinations and colour tones. A lot more textures are available to buy from the store, I’m really enjoying using this app lately.


Number Five – Tangled FX


©Louise Fryer

I like to use it extremely subtly, just for photo’s that need a little more definition. I don’t like the strong effects that can be achieved but it comes in handy.


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: [email protected]