Oct 31, 2012
Have a look at this tutorial and you’ll see how much is packed into PhotoToaster.
I haven’t even tapped into the potential of this camera app – Blux Camera is free for 3 days only and today is the LAST day!
Watch the videos below to see the capabilities of Blux Camera.
Oct 30, 2012
I am really thrilled to offer this fabulous GIVEAWAY from Artifact Uprising – the people who help you take your images “Off Your Device / Into Your Life” with their beautiful softcover photo books.
The lucky winner must be a resident of the USA and will receive a 5.5” x 5.5” 40-page softcover book! These books are designed with your Instagram images in mind. Simply upload your favorite images and design in minutes!
Artifact Uprising is committed to preserving our environment – all of the interior book pages are made from 100% post-consumer waste recycled paper.
SCROLL DOWN TO SEE HOW TO ENTER!
You can enter until midnight (PST) on November 8, 2012 – Winner will be announced on November 9th.
How to Enter – OPEN TO USA RESIDENTS ONLY:
1. Leave a comment telling me you’d like to win – Be sure to include an email address if you are a no-reply blogger. If I am unable to contact you another winner will be selected.
Below are optional BONUS entries – leave a separate comment for each bonus entry
2. Visit Artifact Uprising online and list your favorite product in a separate comment
3. Tweet the Giveaway (leave a comment letting me know you tweeted)
4. Follow iARTCHRONiCLES (let me know how you’re following my blog in a separate comment)
Oct 27, 2012
Here’s a step-by-step tutorial making a rather ordinary photo into something extraordinary using only iColorama.
Here is the before image, shot with an iPhone 4S using the ProCamera app to capture the image.
1. Open image in iColorama and select the highest resolution
Oct 26, 2012
The user interface on the app is well organized. Simply choose an effect and then select the variation within that effect.
I decided to see what I could do with this already beautiful professionally taken portrait of my daughter-in-law. It certainly doesn’t need “fixing” but I wanted to see if I could change the mood using Romantic Photo HD.
Original Image (below)
For the first edit, I used the Dreamy Photo Effect V-02 variation (below)
2nd Edit Day Dream Effect with the Strong variation (below)
3rd Edit using the Romantic Colors Effect – Green Variation (below) You’ll notice just the green elements are in color. Pretty cool!
and for the final edit, I chose the Romantic Color Effect V-01 variation
Using one more image from my son’s wedding, I chose this portrait of the two of them.
Original image (below)
I really love this photography just the way it is, but decided to see what would happen when I applied the Romantic Scene effect V-01 variation. I like the glow and the darkened effect. Definitely makes for a romantic mood.
Each variation can be edited to add more or less of the effect. As with all of the Jixipix apps that I’ve worked with, this is another one that I’ll keep in my camera bag!
Why do I focus on images of strangers doing everyday things? In this great sea of humanity there are some people I will only see once in my life. It may be only a glance. I believe we're all connected and the image I capture reminds me of a brother or sister I will never meet again. Instagram is a wonderful community. We're all from different places and we have different politics and different economic statuses (well, I guess we're all able to afford a smart phone!) and our number one question doesn't center around any of those things, but instead it's merely to congratulate one another on presenting an image that moves us. I am grateful for all of you. Merci Grazie Danke Gracias Toda Arigato Shukran 谢谢 Dankie Mahalo SalamatApp Recipe: Shot with SneakyPix Edited with Snapseed, PS Express, BlurFX, Magic Hour
The Passenger (Above)
App Recipe: Shot with ProCamera Edited with Snapseed, Picfx, PS Express iDarkroom
App Recipe: Shot with SneakyPix Edited with Snapseed, AfterFocus, Iris Photo Suite
He works hard for his living and his hands tell the tale (Above)App Recipe: Shot with SneakyPix Edited with Snapseed
Mashing potatoes for shepherd's pie (Above)App Recipe: Shot with ProCamera Edited with Snapseed, VFX Studio, Sketch Club
California Palms (Above)App Recipe: Shot with ProCamera Edited with ShockMyPic, PhotoCopier, Photo Texture, Snapseed, Photo FX
Waiting for His Call (Above)App Recipe: Shot with SneakyPix Edited with Steampunk PhotoTada!, AfterFocus, Snapseed
Like a true nature's child We were born, born to be wild...(Above)App Recipe: Shot with SneakyPix Edited with Snapseed, BlurFX, Vintique
Awe and Wonder (Above)We were all so full of this at one time!
App Recipe: Shot with ProCamera Edited with Snapseed, Sketch Club, BlurFX, Squaready
Plane between the wires (Above)I’ve been watching The Band of Brothers movie and this shot of a plane flying between the telephone wires brought to mind that movie, so I edited it to look old and grungy.
App Recipe: Shot with Sneakypix Edited with Snapseed, Old Photo Pro, ScratchCam FX
Her thoughts were elsewhere (Above)She looked like she was from another time all dressed in her red suit at the Home Depot. I thought I would make this look like an old photo from the 1950’s.
App Recipe: Shot with Sneakypix Edited with Snapseed, Old Photo Pro
Profile Portrait of Young Woman (Above)App Recipe: Shot with Sneakypix Edited with Snapseed, Portrait Painter, Artist’s Touch, Pixlr-o-matic
Oct 22, 2012
There is still one iPhone iColorama code available for the giveaway. First person to leave a comment WITH A WAY TO CONTACT YOU below this post will get it.
I also have two codes for the iPad version of iColorama that have been awarded to Bloggerguy and lej619 but you did not leave any way for me to contact you. Please contact me with the email link on the sidebar and send me your email address so I can give you the codes to download the app.
If I don’t hear from the two iPad iColorama code winners by October 25th, they will be up for grabs.
Oct 21, 2012
Here’s a great site where you can have prints, calendars and more made using your Instagram images. It’s called Printstagram. Any of their products would make a great gift for the Instagram junkie on your holiday gift list.
You can get 24 Squares or 48 Mini Squares for $12 (plus postage)
or 252 Mini Stickers for $10
How about a Mini Book with 50 photos for $12?
Posters for $25/$35 depending on the size you order
3 Tiny Books for $10!!!
Mini Prints 48 for $12
or a 365 page Calendar for $40
I would love to decorate my office with some of my favorite Instagram prints, so I think I’ll be placing an order soon with Printstagram!
Oct 20, 2012
(Above) The artist stands one foot in the world and one foot somewhere else.... Only music can come out of this unsustainable position.
A few years ago I did this painting based on a photo I saw online.
I didn’t realize it was a “challenge” and found out that I was a finalist and after the blind vote was awarded Fifth Place. I’m happy my image helped promote this very important cause. Let’s continue to push forward for a cure. We need it YESTERDAY!!!
Oct 19, 2012
In the Beauty Salon (Above)
App Recipe: Shot with SneakyPix. Edited with Snapseed, PS Express, Filterstorm, Camera+, Wood Camera
Driving By (Above)
App Recipe: Shot with SneakyPix. Edited with PS Express, iCameraHDR, Photo FX, Filterstorm, Snapseed, Alien Sky
Me in the Morning (Above)
App Recipe: Shot with SneakyPix. Edited with Snapseed
Costco Shoppers (Above)
App Recipe: Shot with ProCamera. Edited with Perfectly Clear and Snapseed
Flight Crew (Above)
App Recipe: Shot with ProCamera. Edited with Snapseed
Portrait of a Man (I did not take this photo but used an image from MorgueFile)
Edited with Portrait Painter, Snapseed and Artist’s Touch
App Recipe: Shot with SneakyPix. Edited with Snapseed, Camera+, Big Lens, PicShop and PhotoCopier
Pennsylvania Country Road (Above)
App Recipe: Shot with ProCamera. Edited with Filtermania and Snapseed
Waiting for Pizza (Above)
App Recipe: Shot with SneakyPix. Edited with PS Express, iCamera HDR, Photo FX, Filterstorm, Iris Photo Suite, Camera+, Snapseed