We were delighted when Irene Oleksiuk a very talented mobile photographer contacted us to tell us about the inspiring photography workshop she attended ‘Creative Compositing’ lead by Mark S Johnson earlier this summer. We’ll let her tell you more about it in her own words below, over to you Irene (foreword by Joanne Carter).
“As Mobile photographers, we know how great our little devices are at taking images and how advanced
some of the apps are. I want to share with the readers of The App Whisperer and experience that showed me
how true this is.
This June I was attending a photography workshop in Boulder Colorado called “Creative Compositing”
lead by Mark S. Johnson( www.msjphotography.com)
Mark is not a mobile photographer but he is a wonderfully creative big boy camera photographer and he
knows Photoshop inside and out. You could call him a Photoshop guru. The reason I went to this workshop
is Marks’ creative approach to photography, to get some inspiration and to learn from him.
I still shoot with my other camera, though I spend more time with the iPhone and iPad, I am not ready to give up
on my big girl camera. It was my first passion and I feel that my iPhone and my DSLR can co-exist.
At some point in the workshop, Mark asked if we wanted to share some images of things we had done before the
workshop. All I had on my laptop was 2 folders, mostly with my iPhone images. One of my flower images grabbed Marks’ attention and he wanted to know what I used to get the effect. I told it was an iPhone image and that one of the apps used was “Photo Tangler HD” by Solid Eight Studios.
I went on to explain how I used Photo Tangler and what other apps and textures were used. Mark says he was inspired by the flower image and was going to try recreating the look in Photoshop. He did it! You can see his method in video tutorial below.
I was honored that Mark liked my image and it made me realize how advanced mobile photography is
becoming, when a wonderful photographer and Photoshop guy like Mark S Johnson gets excited and inspired
by an image shot with an iPhone and created with apps.
I am definitely going to try out Mark’s method in Photoshop. I am not a purist. I love my iPhone and apps,
also my DSLR and Photoshop. Just love the creative process.
You can see more of Mark’s work at www. msjphotography.com”
Irene’s Original Image
Video Tutorial By Mark S Johnson