It’s kind of an unusual week here at the blog. First off, I’ve been traveling all week. First was a work trip, now a bit of personal time spent in upstate NY. Combine that with the launch of the latest eBook from the folks at Craft and Vision (which I touted here on the blog Wed., supplanting the regular “Wordless Wednesday”). Now, having done all that, I am playing around with one of the secrets tipped off in said eBook – the photo app called Camera+. It’s a cool little app and makes your pictures pop quite a bit over the standard camera app.
I figured it’d be better to mention this now though over later, because apparently the price for the app is going to go up, and it can be had now for typical App Store rate of 99 cents! Al Smith, author of EyePhoto, mentioned a few neat tricks to using the app and I am finding even more as I play around with it. Here’s some sample shots I took with my mobile and processed straight through the app itself:
I took this shot at the hotel after downloading the app. It was my first shot, and yes, was way over-processed, but I quickly figured out how to dial things in.
Floral Wall Decoration
With the strong shadows from the wall and the intricate detail of the floral piece, this kind of shot was made for dramatic processing, and Camera+ is ideal here for a dramatic shot on the go! Processed using the Clarity option 2x in Camera+
My folks got a new chair, and it just struck me as an interesting piece for the shape and angles. Nothing extraordinary on the processing, except that I was able to add brightness to the seat area which was not in the original shot using the Shadow option. (It’s a pretty comfy chair too!)
Southern Tier Expressway
I used to drive this road before it was an Interstate back and forth between home and college, so became very familiar with the Southern Tier Expressway. I’d seen a sign earlier, and had a bit of nostalgia, so promised myself if I happened to see another one and the light was decent enough, I’d pull over and try a shot using Camera+. The sun just happened to be setting as I rounded a corner on the new “Interstate” and I saw this. Processed using the Clarity button 2x in Camera+.
If you’ve not bought the eBook yet, it’s available over at Craft and Vision for only $4 through Sunday ($5 after that). Make sure you use the discount code: EYEPHONE4. Then, with the buck you saved on the eBook, hop over to the App Store and get Camera+ I did and am totally geeked about mobile phone photography now! Probably more mobile phone photography coming up this weekend too! 🙂
Okay, I am breaking two of my own rules today. The Wordless Wednesday one is the first that I am pulling out of order, primarily because time is limited on this news. The other reason I am breaking the rules is because this actually knocked my socks off!
Craft And Vision has released their latest eBook, called EyePhone! Normally I am particular to David DuChemins line of writing, but this time Al Smith has surpassed even his standard because this eBook was just amazing. I know this sounds gushing, but really….no joke.
So, remember when Chase Jarvis published "The Best Camera"? It was a book extolling the virtues of using your iPhone (or mobile phone for Android fans) for photos…he shared photos and basically inspired you to just make sure you are out there taking photos with any camera – as long as you have one with you. (Hence the title.)
Well, Eyephone takes this to the next level. Rather than just saying to take a camera with you, or even share photos extolling the virtues of doing so, Eyephone actually gives you explicit instructions on how to take and make better pics with your mobiel phone. Everything from camera functions, to Apps to download, and little secrets that are what I would call the "Insider Scoops" of the mobile phone photography phenomenon.
So, in typical fashion, the folks at Craft and Vision offer it at an amazing price of only $5 for nearly 50 pages of photo tips, tricks, and inspiration! As if that’s not cheap enough for you, for a limited time you can save another buck through Saturday and get it for only $4! Just use discount code EYEPHONE4 to get the deal. Likewise, bundles are available too. For instance, to save the same 20% on bundle deals, use EYEPHONE20 for bundles of 5+ eBooks. Lastly, David’s own lines can be had for nearly 50% off the 7 book bundle – use discount code DAVID19 there to get the series for $19 (which is normally $35!).
In case you missed the link upthread here’s another one (it goes to the same landing page)… Go here, go quickly, learn, save, and then (of course), DO! I did and already am taking better camera shots!