This week I decided to participate in fix it friday. Basically there’s a photo posted that needs some work and it is up to complete strangers to fix it up. This was a blast and I’m already looking forward to next Friday. Here’s today’s result. BTW: the photo is NOT MINE. I’m simply responsible for this edit. My preset dark dream was applied in lightroom 3 followed by Coffee Shop Rita’s golden vintage action in PSE.
Those of you who read my status update on my fanpage (facebook.com/nkphotoky) know that I have way too many iphone photography related apps. So for those of you who are interested, here’s a list, complete with my unbiased thoughts.
The standard apple camera app-used most often
Hipstamatic: kinda fun. Don’t use very often though. Probably should use it more. It’s a keeper for me though.
Genius: Hmmm…not to0 bad…they’ve recently updated it and I find it harder to navigate. Though since the redo you can add more effects to your photos. Could live without it.
retro camera: give photos different frames or old film effects. kind of fun. could live without it.
best camera: not too bad, effects have cool names like jewel and paris but I could live without it.
camera+ : use this one all the time. Like it’s effects. It’s a keeper.
camera bag: ok. not much different than many of my other apps. Why do I pay for the same thing over and over again? Simple effects.
Pro camera: supposed to take pictures faster. I never use this one because I don’t have the patience for it.
Lenses: FUN. Want to make a kaleidoscope or Andy Warhol style photo? This is your go to app. Essential it offers different “lenses” for fun effects. Maybe I’ll upload a screen shot of this app.
almost DSLR: if you know more about photography than point and shoot, then this app lets you do more. Adjust exposure, white balance, mirror lock, etc… And if all that’s over your head, don’t bother with it. I find a real DSLR much less complicated to use.
100 cameras in 1- TONS of photo effects that you can adjust the opacity of and layer. Not free though, but I’m beginning to use this app more and more.
Instagram: free. Just downloaded it last night. Take a photo, edit in app, and immediately share on facebook, twitter, etc..and follow other people’s photo streams.
flickr: I spend WAY TOO MANY HOURS A WEEK ON FLICKR. Kid in my lap watching cartoons. Flickr on my phone. I don’t know if anyone could pay me to part with this app. (OK, maybe for a million dollars or even a few thousand, but below that no way).
To keep this post from rambling forever, which I’m very good at, I’m just going to list my other photo related apps.
Other apps: fisheye4free, Nikon Learn and Explore (wish canon had one of these, I’m a Canon girl), photo painter, flashforfree, photosharp free, photofunia, PS Express, STICKI Lite, Cooliris, and imikimi Lite.
Don’t use these apps very much though. My most used: flickr, camera+, 100 cameras, and standard apple camera app.
I’m shutting up now. I’d hate to have all my fans beating their heads against the wall after reading this.
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In case you need weekly topic suggestions, here are a few for you. Not my ideas, you can thank digital photography school for them. As always, I consider them open to interpretation.
This little guy, soon to be 3, loves the outdoors. I honestly think he probably would have stayed out there all day if he could. But the trip out in the snow was long overdue. After an hour of making snow angels, catching snow on his tongue, sliding, throwing snowballs, running, and throwing nutshells at his daddy, it was finally time to come in. Fortunately, I caught some great moments in the snow.
For those of you who do not know, I don’t operate a traditional studio. Right now I’m focused on being a mom and wife first and a photographer second. I do studio style sessions, but they are either completed in the clients home (great for newborn sessions) or in my living room. A bit untraditional, but not unheard of. I’m hoping to have a studio by the time my little one goes to school. In the meantime, most of my work is completed on location, which explains why I usually run outdoor specials. And why you won’t see many specials posted during the winter. However, I’m up for a winter or snow session if you are But, I HAVE SO MUCH PLANNED once the weather begins to warm. Can’t wait to share it with you all…meanwhile I have to sit and stare at a list of all the fantastic specials coming up!
1. No matter how hard you work at something or how much you excel at it, goals just don’t always work out. Dreams don’t always come true.
2. One closed door just means there’s another one open somewhere. It just might not be where you expect it. Not quite sure where my open door is just yet.
3. There’s nothing like falling asleep next to your child and knowing you don’t have to go to work the next day. That you get to spend the entire day with their adorable selves.
4. Friendships are weird.
5. Honesty is supposed to be the best policy. Sometimes it backfires, even though you know you’re doing the right thing.
6. If you have nothing to lose, go for it.
8. I’m my own worst enemy. I criticize myself harder than anyone else could ever criticize me. I get disappointed in myself and easily discouraged. Sometimes that drags me down and sometimes it just pushes me to be better than before.
9. ALOT can change in a year.
So I have taken and edited my photo for my photo a day for a month challenge. It won’t mean anything to most. But this is the second new years in a row someone in my family has spent January 1st hugging the porcelain throne courtesy of some virus. While I wish I could share something more interesting, I just had to take this photo to commemorate our unfortunate luck. This is what I’ll remember. Hope the rest of the year is better. Taken and edited on my iPhone. Here’s the screenshot.