Wednesday, 11 January 2012

The Gallery - Phone Cameras

Can you remember the first time you ever took a photo on your mobile and how amazed and excited you were?

I can. I was in total awe of the technology and took photos of so many things. The quality was pretty poor back in the olden days and you had to seriously squint to recognise what or who the photo was of. But it was still gobsmakingly cool!

On my mobile I have the built in camera which has loads of effects and filters you can edit your pictures with. I didn't even realise you could do this until one evening when I was a bit bored and started playing.

Then I discovered RetroCamera, a free app for android phones, with which you can choose between several retro cameras including polaroid, The Barbl, FudgeCam and my favourite Little Orange Box. It automatically adds an effect to give the impression of a picture developed by that old camera. So many of my photos on the blog are taken using this app.

Then came my discovery of Picnik.com, the free online photo editing programme which you may *ahem* have noticed I quite like and have a weekly linky Snap Slappers along this theme *wink wink*.

Then came January 1st this year and I decided to start a 365project.org album where I take a picture a day for the whole year (yes I know there are 366 days this year but this site has been going a few years). I started following a few fellow photographers and noticed someone using the Vignette app. I knew the effect from picnik but this app can do so much more including.... drum roll please...  double exposures.

Vignette app double exposure


Playing around I took this (these) photo of The Princess and then double exposed it by taking a picture of our floorboards (as you do) and then (as if that wasn't enough) added the Vignette filter to it, and then (pauses to catch my breath) decreased the exposure a bit. Phew. All on my mobile phone. What will they think of next? You'll be telling me you can talk to someone on my phone. What's that ringing noise?

I'm off to see what pictures my fellow bloggers have been taking on their mobile phones at Sticky Fingers - The Gallery. Care to join me?


15 comments:

  1. Super post photo editing and a lovely photo of your daughter too. Phone cameras are so much fun - definitely use mine more as a camera than a phone! :) What an incredible age we live in and where indeed will technology take us next!

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  2. Gorgeous picture. I love the double exposure - it looks fantastic.

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  3. Ooh I didn't know you could do stuff like that!

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  4. Actually Daddy likes to do that app thingy with his phone. Im just ecstatic I've found where to click to get a picture ;)

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  5. Such a lovely shot and a pretty little lady x

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  6. oooh thats very clever! I must learn more about editing my photos on my phone with some fancy apps.really like what you have done x

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  7. Ohhhh I really love that effect...It looks fab!

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  8. Ooooooooh ahhhhhhhnh! I lie it! Going to check out this app of which ou speak. Fab. Is it android or apple?

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  9. Now that is rather clever! I am very impressed!

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  10. wow! that photo is amazing! you are the first to say that andripd photo apps can be good too, but then you are a bit of a photo guru after all...Will try to give Snap snappers a go soon x

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  11. It's amazing what you can do now isn't it?! I have a stupid amount of apps on my phone but rarely play with them, I tend to use picnic, but I really should see what they can do.

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  12. Clever editing. I'll definitely join in with Snap Slappers. Do I have to show before and after?

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