Let’s talk about this app of the week, what has changed dramatically with Photogene 1 & 2 and what this app has to offer for all us iPhoneographers. You can also click on Mobile Pond and check out their website for more info. What I like about that the developer did was offer existing customers of Photogene an introduction price and FREE upgrade. “Go Pro“, “Collage Templates” and “More Frames” I chose the Go Pro for my FREE Upgrade because it’s $6. The app only cost me $.99, now if your new to Photogene App it will cost you around $6.99 total. If you don’t want to spend the money I understand, times are tough and not everyone has money to spend on photo apps. This is a very powerful editing tool. If you’re not into hyper editing or difficult editing with your photos, I recommend you stay with the easier editing apps. Although a lot of these editing apps are a lot easier to use than Photoshop and becoming just as powerful. I’m starting to see more Pro Photographers edit more with their iPads rather than their desktop and laptop. The way things are headed in a couple of years Mobile editing will take over.
Let’s get started with this app, now this is the live camera. You can take photos with this app before you edit them.
Another cool option taking your photos with Photogene 2 is the 3 pages of live photo taking. You can choose how you want your photo to look like before you shoot it. They show you a live view of what your photo will look like if you to choose your photo with this option.
Now let’s talk about editing with this app and the presets. This is my photo library of the photo I’ll be editing with. I’m going to choose the red leaf because it’s fall and I like to go with a theme in seasons.
After I pick my photo, you will see all these options of editing your photo. The button you tap on are very self explanatory. I really like using the UI with this app. They really put a lot of effort in rebuilding this app from the ground up.
I’m going to tap on the “Presets”, show you all the cool presets they have to offer. Again everything else on the half wheel is self explanatory of how this app works. They really did make this app very simple to operate.
When you save a photo, it will constantly update your photo library. There are 5 sets of presets, Colors, B&W, Vintage, Frames and Fun. So much eye candy with this app…I LOVE IT !!!
I’m going to play with the FUN preset and do MARS. It’s make the photo look almost inverted or a flip of colors. Tap on apply when you find a preset you like.
When you save your photo you can also add in your EXIF and check your detailed info about your photo. They are starting to get more and more sophisticated with the EXIF info of your photo files. Which is a great thing because of the theft of stolen photos on the internet. This is your photo signature. That’s why I don’t worry about watermarking my photos. I really dislike watermarks on photo because it takes away from the image. If you noticed none of my photos are watermarked and I’m not worried about people stealing my photos from the internet. Plus I do such outrageous, crazy and off the wall editing that no one could every steal my photos and pass them off as their own. They would have to explain how they edited their photos. I’m constantly changing them up that it’s never the same way of editing. What I blog about is how I do the editing but I don’t give you all of the details. I tell everyone here’s how I do it, now find your own style to this type of editing. Whenever you want to imitate or emulate an artist you admire, make sure you make it your own and the actual artist. An example is click HERE, I did self portraits base on Francis Bacon the painter. My photo teacher (Suda) taught me a valuable lesson on emulating an artist. She said you want to put your own signature if you’re going to make these your own. Because if I do them exactly like Francis Bacon, that’s all they will be are copies of Francis Bacon but done with photographers and processing. That’s what I did with those photographs. They are all done in the darkroom with NO PHOTOSHOP !!! I can figure out how to most photo editing style but I will always put a Tina Rice signature to every editing style.
Here’s my MARS Leaf edited by Photogene 2 and taken with Pro Camera 3.0.
Something I came across Life in LoFi site and iPhone 4s camera, click here. Lisa Bettany has taken photos with her Camera+ app and showed us that the dreaded red flare dots are gone now. Apple has vastly improved the optic quality with the iPhone camera. Check it out right here. It’s a great read for anyone who wants to know about the 4s camera on the iPhone.
James Grote from BrianFeverMedia, developers of Lens Light & Lens Flare told me a cool update if going to happen soon. He writes: “Hope this message finds you well. Just wanted to drop you a note about the new Laser update. As a token of appreciation to all of my customers, I added 3 brand new lasers to both LensFlare and LensLight! I hope these can be useful and inspire you to do some cool laser shots.” I’m really excited about this upcoming update and will be blogging about this in the near future.
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