How To Take Dark Moody Photos With An iPhone

Using camera phones has made photography far more accessible to the average person. Most of us carry our phones with us all the time, allowing us to take photographs almost anywhere and everywhere.

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These days you don’t need a top-of-the-range DSLR to take impressive photos. “iPhoneography” has taken root, allowing people to capture great images with their iPhone—potentially for a fraction of the cost of a camera and related paraphernalia.  Camera phones such as the iPhone are also now capable of creative photography such as dark, moody photos.  In this article I will describe exactly how these can be achieved with your iPhone.

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Explore the Funnier Side of Mobile Photography with these Photo Apps for iPhone

The huge strength of the Apple iTunes store is that it features a vast array of apps in virtually any category. Photography is one of the most popular iTunes categories, and with good reason. We’ve already done a very comprehensive post about some of the hottest photography apps on iTunes, but they were all mostly of a serious nature. That got us thinking, though: What about the funny photography apps for when you’re in a silly mood?

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Even if you think that gadgets and other devices are your forte, you should always make room for hilarious photography apps on your iPhone! With all the wonderful choices on iTunes, you’re really doing yourself a disservice by not downloading some of these humorous apps. After all, everyone wants a good laugh every now and then!

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iPhone/iPod Photo Apps

So during my hours of train journeys last week I checked out a couple of photography apps on my iPod. I’ve given them a brief review below but I should also point out a couple of things. Firstly I randomly chose a few from the top rated free photography apps in the iTunes store. I also reviewed two from BigCanvas who gave me free copies of those two paid apps. Secondly most of these apps were really designed for the iPhone rather than the iPod so even though I don’t have an iPhone I kept that in mind while testing them. The main features that the iPod lack are a camera (you can still use all these apps but need to import photos from your computer) and an internet connection (which the iPod is capable of but only if Wifi is available) although not all these apps need internet access.

iSynth This is just fun to play with, if you like photosynth then this is the app for you. I passed the better part of an hour on a train viewing Obama’s inauguration and other exciting events from a huge variety of angles.

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Black and White with a Splash of Colour – iPod style

redflowerOne of my most frequently commented on posts is the little tutorial Black and White with a Splash of Colour. Well, I’ve just discovered a new super easy way of achieving the technique for those of you with an iPod Touch or iPhone. A little, at the moment free, app called ColorCanvas which couldn’t make it any simpler to create black and white photos with a little colour. I’ve been playing with it on my iPod Touch and it works pretty well. You simply import a photo from your library (or take one if you have an iPhone) and ColorCanvas will convert it to black and white automatically. Then wherever you touch on the screen turns back to colour. It takes a bit of practice to be accurate with the edges but you can vary the brush size and zoom in on the photo to make it easier. There’s the option to vary the opacity too.

I’ve just downloaded a whole bunch of free photography apps for my iPod and I’ll be trying them out on the 8 hours of train journeys I have this weekend so I’ll let you know if any good ones turn up.

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