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Top Five Photo Apps – Photo App Lounge – With Federica Corbelli

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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, Elaina Wilcox, France Freeman, Tess Gomm and Lola Mitchell’s Top Five Photo Apps including accompanying images demonstrating these selections, if you missed those, please go here.

Today, we are featuring Federica Corbelli, we have previously interviewed Frederica within our A Day in the Life Interview section, here, and have also featured her images many times in our Flickr Group Showcases, see here.

Federica Corbelli aka Lubaluft was born in Genoa (Italy) and lives in Milan where she has been working for more than 11 years in Information Technology company.

In her photos she tries to convey the feelings of the passing of time as it inevitably changes objects and places. She is inspired by urban decay and by the emotions evoked by abandoned architectures as if they were voices calling to her, asking that their stories be told. She wades in this sea of noises from the past with her iPhone to capture and then stage the voices of the past.

We’re sure you’re going to enjoy this article a lot…

Number One – Olloclip

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‘Christabel’ – ©Federica Corbelli

 

This app is for the Olloclip lens that I use very often for my shots. It allows to calibrate and enhance my favourite fisheye effect and to adjust focus and exposure independently or together. It’s very fast and now it has became my best app for shooting.

Free/Download

Number Two – Snapseed

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‘Oxidised’ – ©Federica Corbelli

 

This is my essential app: Crop, Straighten, Details, Tune image and Center focus are the best features of this app. That is the first app I open after the shoot.

Free/download

 

Number Three – Procreate

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‘Listen.Listen.Listen’ – ©Federica Corbelli

 

I don’t paint on my photos but this is an application that I use very often to retouch, add shadows and colours to some of my pictures with objects affixed. It has a lots of potential and it has become an intermediate step of all my edit.

$4.99/£2.99/download

Number Four – Mextures

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‘Turned back upon the past’ – ©Federica Corbelli

 

One of my favourite photo editing app for vintage touch ever with endless editing possibilities and customization issues for perfect uniquely editing.

 

$1.99/£1.49/download

Number Five – Rays

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‘Trapped’ – ©Federica Corbelli

 

Rays is one of my first app used since my first steps as iPhoneographer. It is the best way to create realistic light rays effect. The light of Rays passing through the objects adding a new dimensional and dramatic effect to the photo and the final effect is always stunning.

 

$0.99/£0.69/download

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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