Tuesday, April 26, 2016

From This to That: Padded

From this:

To that:


iPhone 6 + Snapseed + iColorama

Another favorite spot at Sippo Lake to photograph on a beautiful Spring day.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

From This to That: Parallel Parking

From this:

To that:

Parallel Parking

Nikon D50 + iColorama +Snapseed + Handy Photo

I was so excited to find a display of vintage bicycles at a county fair last summer. While the lighting was flat, I lucked out with these two gems being parked near a wall. The bike on the left was a "Hopalong Cassidy" model, complete with a shiny toy six-shooter. To me though, the best feature is the two-tone headlight. Oh, and those white wall tires are pretty awesome too.

Tuesday, March 08, 2016

Moody Type

Moody Type

iPhone 6 + Snapseed + iColorama + Glaze

I love vintage typewriters and can never seem to pass one without sneaking a shot of the keys. I wish that I was a writer so that I would have an excuse to collect and display them.
Or, maybe, I could just learn to type.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Vintage Metal

Vintage Metal

i Phone 6 + Snapseed + iColorama

Finally got a shot of these awesome vintage lawn chairs outside of Arrowhead Vintage in Canton after picking up some beard oil for my husband. 

After a little back and forth between Snapseed and iColorama, I think I finally have that vintage feel I was looking for.

Monday, February 22, 2016

From This to That: Barely

From this:

To that:

iPhone 6 + iColorama + Snapseed + Phonto

 I sometimes hear people complain that they don't take pictures because they don't live near anything "picture-worthy". I say you can make great images almost anywhere. You just have to see the everyday a bit differently. 

I shot this image while waiting in the drive through at at Taco Bell (don't judge me). What caught my eye was how the light was hitting the bare branches of the tree. The dramatic sky at dusk was a bonus.

After applying "Coherence" in iColorama, I tweaked the image in Snapseed and then back to iColorama to add "LUTS" for a warmer, richer color. While adding my signature in Phonto, I used the "Highlight" filter to brighten the shadows a bit.

The final image your viewers see is usually far removed from its original context. If I hadn't of mentioned my not so great choice for a bite to eat that evening, no one would have know that this was shot while waiting in a drive through in a somewhat urban setting. 

Shoot what is around you. You will be surprised what you can create from the everyday.