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Mobile Photography & Art – The Recipe I Can’t Live Without with Margaret Waage from the United States


We have a new section at and it’s called ‘The Recipe I Can’t Live Without’, within that we are asking highly successful mobile artists to give us their one recipe (tutorial) they can’t live without in relation to editing their images. Kicking us off today, is Margaret Waage from the United States. She has created an brilliant still life family recipe . To read the others in this new series, please go here. (foreword by Joanne Carter)



This recipe takes me between 15 and 20 minutes to cook. It can take longer depending on how you want the image to look and taste.


Apple iPhone



Mextures or Stackable’s



1. Using Snapseed select a photo that was taken with a mobile device. I used an iPhone 6 plus.

Make general adjustments such as brightening up shadows, toning down highlights, applying grunge effects, or using a High Dynamic Range effect. Explore all the tools, even preset ‘looks’ to however you like the effect best. Save the photo, or incremental variations. For more information or to download Snapseed.


2.  Open edited version of the image in Mextures or Stackable’s to edit further. Both these apps have built in textures that can be adjusted through lightness, saturation, highlights, shadows, etc…. look along the bottom for adjustments that can be made. You can save the formula you create in Mextures as well which is a history of the adjustments that were made. Save the image or iterations that you like best.

For more information on Mextures

See featured article on Stackable’s


3. Open the image in Instagram where you can edit further. In th is final image, the Fade adjustment was used to soften the image and serve.


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