I live this picture that I took of my two friends after a spring ski trip. It was only the three of us and I wanted to take a picture I them being themselves. Even though I was behind the camera you can still see me in one of their goggles.
When I was looking through all of the photography tips and information a lot of it went over my head. I am only used to taking photos, point and shoot, with not ever worrying about the saturation, a vantage point, pixel number etc. In fact, I lost my camera last year, and I have not bothered to replace it. Instead, I rely on my phone to take pictures. More and more people are using their phones as their sole camera, and iPhone photography is becoming a more legitimate art form.
On Photodoto I found a bunch of apps for photo editing and such. I then went to the App Store to see when Apps I could get and play around with (free ones of course). I already use Instagram so I didn’t bother playing with that one.
The first one I tried was PhotoCat- There is a lot to play with in this app, lots and lots of filters, you can make a collage, add a border, enhance the colors, and blur the image. The layout of this app is very simple for all of the things that you can do in it. There are “pro” filters but with the amount offered you would not need to buy more.
The next one I tried was PopAGraph. The graphics for this app were more attractive than the other apps so I thought I was going to like it better, but its features did not match its nice design. It had an in app tutorial, which I think is always a bad sign with an app, they really should be intuitive. The only feature on it was drawing, but I think if you paid for the pro version there would be more.
Design has turned out to be pretty tricky, there a major learning curve with using photoshop. One of my room mates who is in the art school was able to help me a bit though
1. Looking through the albums without sound was really interesting. Putting them together reminded me of the way you put together a stripper name– The name of your first pet and the street that you grew up on. Mine is Ella Franklin
2. So I made my own album cover, but I don’t think I would be into the music of Xianjie Subdistrict
3. There were so many examples of minimalism of things that I like, it was so hard to choose. Do I stay current and do the sigils from Game of Thrones or do I do something a bit older like Jaws. I the end though I chose to do Arrested Developmet–> a crowd pleaser.
4. For the movie poster I was a bit more up to date using a movie that came out only two weekends ago. Spring Breakers has been getting a lot of press regarding the cast, so I just labeled them as they are.
5. Ted Talk– I tried to think of a lot of different movie characters and what their ultimate Ted Talk would be. I chose Shosh from girls, she talks a lot. In the season finale she has a brief monologue going over everything her (ex) boyfriend ray hates.
6. Color Splash– this was definitely my most creative (meaning artistic) creation thus far, I’m really happy with how it turned out
I luckily found an excellent tutorial on how to do color splash. I chose this photo of blooming cherry blossoms from Flickr. Spring has finally arrived, kind of, and I wanted to highlight the colors of spring in the photo. I used the various red and pinks and made the rest of the dead like branches black and white.