The Rise and Rise of VSCO Photo & Video Editor App – $3m Net Sales in June 2019

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The VSCO Photo & Video app shows no sign of diminishing sales revenue for its founders. Last month alone, June 2019, it achieved $3m net worth of sales with 2m downloads. For a free app, you may well wonder how this is possible. It’s free, yes, but the in-app subscription of $19.99/£18.49 for the annual membership is where they generate their income.

The VSCO membership model on mobile allows access to VSCO’s complete preset library, including 170+ presets. You can recreate vintage film looks by Kodak, Fuji, Agfa, and others with Film X. Use advanced editing tools like HSL, Borders, and Video Editing. Explore tips, tricks, and tutorials tailored for members in Discover. Finally, you can share your work for a chance to be curated by VSCO.

It’s possible to trial membership with a 7 day free trial, after which, if not cancelled, you will be charged the annual subscription fee of $19.99/£18.49.

VSCO Photo & Video app requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Apple TV.

Click here to download

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Mobile Photography and Art – ‘Intimate Interview’ with Peter Wilkin from Yorkshire, United Kingdom

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We have decided to launch a new intimate style of interview into TheAppWhisperer – the world’s most popular mobile photography and art website. We feel it is important that our community feel close to each other, as it is this support that helps us to nurture one another, gain confidence and continue to grow.

This is our sixth interview, to read the others, please go here. Today, we are publishing this witty, thoughtful and entertaining interview with multi talented digital artist, Peter Wilkin from Yorkshire, United Kingdom. Enjoy.

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Mobile Photographer Rachael Short Explores the Beauty of Simplicity with iPhone

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California-based photographer Rachael Short likes to keep things simple. Shooting photographs around Carmel, California, she searches for new textures, lighting and contrasts to capture in her portraits and landscapes. She prefers black and white, brushing off colour as a distraction. “Life is so chaotic, so it’s something to simplify and calm things down,” Short explains.

In 2010 at age 28, Short suffered a spinal cord injury in a car accident along California’s Highway 1 on Halloween night. She was diagnosed with a C5 fracture in her spine. She was quadriplegic.

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On My Radar- Eight Apps for a Desert Island with WiFi – Gerry Coe from Northern Ireland

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We have another brand new section here at TheAppWhisperer called ‘On My Radar’ and this time we are asking a selection of highly talented mobile photographers and artists, which apps they would take with them on a unique desert island, that has wifi! We want to know exactly what apps are really on their radar and why. As well as eight apps, we have also allowed each artist to select a book and a luxury object on this luxury journey. Kicking us off with our ninth issue of this section, is non other than the highly talented Gerry Coe from Northern Ireland.

To read the others in this series, please go here.

“Delighted to have been asked to contribute to this column. A lot of the apps I use have already been mentioned before but it is the way that people use them to get their effects that makes the difference. As a professional photographer of over 50 years I have seen many changes and never thought I would embrace the idea of a “telephone” to take pictures! But I have embraced this new technology and just love my phone and taking pictures with it”.

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‘How I Did It’™ with Rad Drew – Create Collages with Image Blender

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I’m happy to share another How I Did It!™ video tutorial with TheAppWhisperer community! Thank you for your support of past videos. If you have suggestions for future topics, please email me at RadDrew@raddrewphotography.com

This tutorial features the long time favorite app, Image Blender, by JHND i Sverige AB. There are more sophisticated blending apps available (such as SuperImpose X, by Pankaj Goswami), but I love Image Blender for its elegant simplicity and ease of use. Its simple Arrange and Masking tools, and its assortment of standard blend modes are all that’s needed for many projects.

In this tutorial I share how I combined two images – one of a dancer and the other of a tree – into this blended result using the Arrange and Masking tools.

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On My Radar- Eight Apps for a Desert Island with WiFi – Fiona Christian from the United Kingdom

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We have another brand new section here at TheAppWhisperer called ‘On My Radar’ and this time we are asking a selection of highly talented mobile photographers and artists, which apps they would take with them on a unique desert island, that has wifi! We want to know exactly what apps are really on their radar and why. As well as eight apps, we have also allowed each artist to select a book and a luxury object on this luxury journey. Kicking us off with our eighth issue of this section, is non other than the highly talented Fiona Christian from the UK.

To read the others in this series, please go here.

“Firstly, a huge Thank You must go to Joanne, for inviting me to consider the prospect of being marooned on a desert island that has WiFi.

It sounds idyllic!”

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‘How I Did It’™ with Rad Drew – Lightroom CC for your Smart iPhone

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Hi, everyone! I’m back with another How I Did It!™ video tutorial, this one on using Lightroom CC for capturing and processing RAW files.

Capturing and processing RAW files has long been the standard among traditional photographers due to the increased quality that can be attained from RAW files. Now, the power of RAW shooting and processing and the resulting quality is available on mobile devices. In the video, I share tips about shooting RAW and processing RAW files in Lightroom CC on the iPhone. (Lightroom CC also runs on Android phones.)

Thanks for watching and thank you for your support of past videos. If you have particular topics you’d like me to cover in the future, I invite you to share your suggestions by emailing me at RadDrew@raddrewphotography.com!

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‘How I Did It’™ with Rad Drew – Using the iPhone Portrait Mode and SnapSeed Portrait Editor

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It’s great to be back with another How I Did It!™ video tutorial for TheAppWhisperer community! This video explores the 1-2 knockout combination of the iPhone’s Portrait Mode with SnapSeed’s Portrait editor tool.

This video focuses on editing images taken with the dual lens iPhones. In this case the portraits were made with the iPhone XS Max, but any of the dual lens iPhones from the 7 Plus to the X can be used. In fact, you can use SnapSeed’s Portrait editor on any portrait, not just those taken with dual lens cameras. In this video, editing occurs in both the iPhone photo editor, and in SnapSeed’s Portrait Editing tool.

If you would like to get the PhotoLogo referenced in the video, use this link for a discount

Here’s a link to my earlier YouTube video on using the iPhone’s portrait mode

(https://youtu.be/Qk-MQkcsqbE) that I reference in this video. 

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Mobile Photography/Art Pic of the Day (1,018) via Instagram

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Here’s day one thousand and eighteen of our mobile photography/art Pic of the Day section via Instagram. Each day we select one image a day for our Pic of the Day section on Instagram, with this hashtag #theappwhisperer.

To ensure your image receives our attention, please upload it to Instagram with this hashtag #theappwhisperer.

Today, we congratulate @elizabadoiu Eliza Badoiu with this image entitled ‘The Unpainted Egg’.

To view more of her work, please go here

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‘How I Did It’™ with Rad Drew ‘Sculpting Light with Dramatic Black and White”

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Hello, to TheAppWhisperer Community! Thank you for allowing me to share another How I Did It!™ video, this one on the favorite app, Dramatic Black and White.

Dramatic Black and White, by Jixi Pix Software, runs on both iPhone and Android, and transforms color images into Black and White with tools that manage the tone, softness, brightness, and contrast of the image. It’s great for architecture as well as portraits and landscapes, and provides creatives with a great deal of control in determining the final look of the image. (For information on other apps for creating Black and White images, see my blog post, Creating Black and White Images with Your Phone

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