Photography Apps on the iPhone

I hate to admit it, but being an iPhone owner has been transforming me in many ways. In addition to relying more on my iPhone camera than on my point-and-shoot, I’ve also taken to playing with some of the photography apps lately. (Only the free ones so far!)

One of my favorites right now is the Instagram app. After you take a picture with your phone, you can apply one of a number of filters, which transforms the look and feel of the photo.

I feel a little guilty using this app, rather than actually learning how to do these types of things with a real camera. But, on the other hand, it’s kind of fun to see what kinds of styles I like, so if I ever do decide to buy a filter for my Canon, I will have a better idea of what kind(s) I’d be more likely to use.

Anyway, here’s one photo I took with my iPhone and edited using Instagram.

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Practice for the Parents-to-Be (and for Me)

I took this photo at my sister’s baby shower this weekend. It may be a little cheesy, but I thought it was cool that I was able to capture them walking toward each other, while my sister had her niece in tow. (It wasn’t staged, I swear.)

I also took this opportunity to practice playing around with the tint. I was recently looking at photos by two very talented photographer friends of mine, and I realized that both of them tend to have photos with a really cool, soft-color tint to them. They probably use a filter or some other piece of something I haven’t learned about yet, while I’m still just poking around with Picasa, but I figured I’d give it a try.

While not as cool as my friends’ photos, I think this still turned out okay.