Archive for the ‘Clouds + Light’ category

Mast in the Sky

August 21st, 2010

8/20/10 iPhone photo

The mast (if that’s the right term) of the U.S.S. Stewart in Galveston, Texas.

Taken with the iPhone using Best Camera.

Favorite iPhone photo apps

June 30th, 2010

Below are comparisons between my favorite iPhone photo apps. I wanted to show the difference each one can produce. Each app is capable of doing so much more than what I’ve done here. However, my goal was to simply make my favorite version of the photo, not do do everything the app could do.

Original file

Here is the original file, straight out of the iPhone. Side note: I’m using the iPhone 3G but can’t wait to get my hands on the vastly improved camera of the iPhone 4.

Best Camera
Best Camera

Best Camera is easily my most-used app. I’m not sure this particular photo is the best example of what it can do, but I tend to lean towards it the most. On this one I added two levels of vignette to add some mood to the photos and accentuate the bright part of the center.

Shake-it Photo

Out of all the “Polaroid” apps on the iTunes store, I like ShakeItPhoto the most. I don’t go for the instant camera look often, but when I do, I always love the results of this app. Plus it has the novel user interface where you actually shake your phone to develop the photo, just like the real thing.


CameraBag has a wide variety of looks available but one of my favorite, especially for landscape shots, has always been “Magazine.” CameraBag was my first photo edited app on the iPhone but over time I find I use it less and less. It still has some great looks, though they aren’t very customizable.


CameraKit allows more customization than CameraBag, but does it in a way that is very easy to understand. For anyone looking to push beyond basic filters available in some apps, CameraKit is a great place to start.

Unfortunately I’ve never found an app that will make up for not taking interesting photos. So work on that first. Shoot like crazy and you’ll come out with some great stuff.

So which apps am I missing? What’s your favorite for iPhone photography.

Clouds – 6/10/10

June 9th, 2010

6/10/10 iPhone photo

Taken with the iPhone using Best Camera.

Below the Clouds – 3/12/10

March 12th, 2010

3-12-10 iPhone photo

I love it when the sunset dips below the cloud cover.

Taken with the iPhone using Best Camera.

Dawn Lamp – 3/2/10

March 2nd, 2010

Taken with the iPhone using Best Camera.

Dedication – 2/25/10

February 25th, 2010

2-25-10 iPhone photo

As we were heading to dinner last night, I instantly knew I wanted to stop at a favorite spot along the way and shoot a picture of the sunset. It was beautiful last night. This photo represents my dedication to photography and my wife’s dedication to me, even when I feel the need to stop in the middle of the road and take pictures.

Taken with the iPhone using Best Camera.

Approaching Storm – 2/19/10

February 19th, 2010

2-19-10 iPhone photo

Taken with the iPhone using Best Camera.

The Burning Bush – 2/15/10

February 15th, 2010

2-15-10 iPhone photo

Taken with the iPhone using Best Camera.

Morning Clouds – 2/13/10

February 13th, 2010

2-13-10 iPhone photo

It really is a shame I’m not a morning person. Sunrises create beautiful colors in the sky.

Taken with the iPhone using Best Camera.

Breathtaking Sky – 2/10/10

February 10th, 2010

2-10-10 iPhone photo

Yesterday I had a two-hour drive home from a meeting. For once, I decided to take it slow and pull over any time I saw a great picture. This was by far my favorite. About two minutes from my house, I had to stop and shoot this.

Taken with the iPhone using Best Camera.