I can’t believe three months have gone by since my last post – I guess time really does fly when you’re having fun!
With the holidays approaching and other end-of-the-year activities going on I found the need to switch gears a bit with my art-making. I started posting images to Instagram. I wanted to become more familiar with the social platform (and also find more ways to stay creative each day without having to dedicate large portions of time to do so). I soon discovered these short bursts of creativity worked very well with my current schedule.
Not only that – I’ve been experimenting (and now focusing on) altering my photography with apps – a new direction. The best part is: I carry my studio with me. No more excuses for not having time to make art.
I try and limit my art supply ‘stash’ to images currently in my camera roll – I alter and layer and alter some more to create imaginary worlds and other abstract style images.
I’d love it if you stopped by sometime!
I’ve been playing around with apps lately.
This image is the same image from yesterday’s post (can you believe it?) – amazing what you can do with apps these days, isn’t it.
I would share the technique I used, if only I could remember what it was! I’ve been going back and forth between two books; Surreal Photography: Creating the Impossible, by Daniela Bowker and The Art of iPhoneography, by Stephanie C. Roberts (ironic, considering I’m using an Android at the moment), and I’m not sure which app I ended up using for this image.
But both of the books are great and full of inspiration.
Its a lot of fun to play with apps; to select an image already in your gallery, and just see what happens.
I mean, look at the difference between these two photos!! And this was from (literally) about 3 minutes of experimenting time.
The Many Shades of Blue
Open an image with the (iPhone) app, “addLib”, add some text using the ‘customize’ feature, and then just keep hitting the center button and instantly get a new (and different) image using your image and words.
Its like playing the slot machines with house credit!
Thanks again to a suggestion in the book, iPhone Obsessed: Photo Editing Experiments with Apps, by Dan Marcolina.