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Top Five Photo Apps – Photo App Lounge With France Freeman

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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, Lisa Waddell, Davide Capponi, Ali Jardine , Clint Cline and Elaina Wilcox’s Top Five Photo Apps including accompanying images demonstrating these selections.

France Freeman is a professional photographer, and runs the in-house photography studio for a Fortune 500 company in the Northwest US. She discovered photography with the iPhone in 2009 and was immediately hooked by it’s lightweight mobility, endless creative possibilities, and the sense of community on the internet with other mobile photographers around the world.

France is a featured artist in the book “The Art of iPhoneography” by Stephanie C. Roberts, and she is still taken a bit by surprise when her camera starts ringing.

You’re going to love this article, we’re sure…

Number One – Slow Shutter

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©France Freeman

 

Right now I’m really enjoying Slow Shutter and exploring movement. There are so many creative possibilities with this app and the results can be magic. You can pan with a moving subject to get a blurred background and sharper subject, you can move the iPhone during the exposure to create soft watercolor effects, or you can put your iPhone on a tripod and the only blur will be the things that move. I love using the last technique for self portraits and creating ghostly blurs.

 

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Slow Shutter Additional Example Image

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©France Freeman

Slow Shutter Additional Example Image

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©France Freeman

Number Two – Juxtaposer

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©France Freeman

 

I do a quite a bit of compositing in my images. Juxtaposer is one of my favorites because it allows you to mask out a portion of an image and then save that as a stamp which you can use multiple times, as I did with the flying bicycles in this collaborative image with fellow iPhoneographer Gianluca Ricoveri. Vintage image from Gianluca, composited with several of my original images, masked and composited Juxtaposer.

 

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Additional Juxtaposer Image

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©France Freeman

Number Three – Image Blender

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©France Freeman

 

Another compositing favorite that allows you to blend images using classic Photoshop layer blending modes. And if you want to use only a portion of the image, Blender allows you to mask, resize and rotate.

$2.99/£1.99/download

 

Number Four – Pro HDR

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©France Freeman

 

This app is great for higher contrast situations. Very often the extremes of highlight and shadow in a scene are just more than a single shot can capture. Pro HDR takes two images, one for highlight, one for shadow and combines the two for greater detail throughout the image. In this backlit, and high contrast image of the old car and restaurant, I wouldn’t have been able to get any detail in the sky without a combined exposure. I often use a Pro HDR shot for my base image and then use additional apps to create the final look I want.

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Additional ProHDR Image

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©France Freeman

Number Five – Hipstamatic

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©France Freeman

 

Despite Hipstamatic being achingly slow to shoot with, and despite not being to use it to process previously shot images from your library, I still use this app a lot. With multiple combinations of film, lens and flash, you can create endless looks. Some of the looks are very beautiful and reminiscent of shooting with film. I especially love the look of BlackKeys films, and the newer D-Type and C-Type films. For me, shooting with Hipstamatic is often just the starting point adjust further using other apps or composite with other images.

$1.99/£1.49/download

 

Additional Hipstamatic Image

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©France Freeman

Additional Hipstamatic Image

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©France Freeman

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

10 replies on “Top Five Photo Apps – Photo App Lounge With France Freeman”

Thank you Richard! Yeah, slow shutter is a somewhat overlooked app I think. The best place to see my iPhone images right now is on Flickr, @FranceMarie . Happy Shooting! -France

Thanks Joanne for featuring 5 of my favorite apps! I’m loving this new column, it’s such a great way to discover new apps, and to discover new ways of using older apps!
For Richard, and those interested in seeing more of my images, you can find me on Flickr, @FranceMarie Unfortunately my photo blog went away with the demise of Posterous so I’m in the process of finding a new sharing spot.
Cheers! -France

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