Phoneography Friday returns!

As part of my photography plan for the coming year, I’m reviving the short-lived Phoneography Friday project.

Sometimes it’ll be a single shot; other times (like today), a process. And other times, this might be a precursor for an app review. We’ll all have to wait and see.

By the way, it’s against my modus operandi these days to announce a project before it’s well underway. After all, when we announce a big project, we get a sense of satisfaction that is similar to what we get when we complete a big project (and here is some important clarification that improves on Derek Sivers original). So as far as my brain chemistry is concerned, I’ve already posted 52+ Phoneography Friday posts. In Shaa Allah, I’ll be able to keep up with it all.

This week, enjoy the process I went through to create the first Black & Wednesday post:

The steps I took:

First, the iPhone 5 camera app.

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I liked the light in the scene, and planned to convert this shot to greyscale and play from there, but I saw the filter button and realized I had never played with it.

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I ended up using the ‘Tonal’ preset, which I preferred over the Mono and Noir filters.

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With this in hand (or the camera roll), I took it on a trip through Filterstorm Neue to pump contrast and add a bit of grit…

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and then to the Noir photo app—all spur-of-the-moment-like—to add a bit more drama.

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And lastly, a crop to 6×7 in Filterstorm classic. (To be honest, I only used classic to crop because it’s on the home screen and Neue is buried in a folder. I also only used Filterstorm because it was handy and it’s easy to set weird aspect ratios). All in all, it was Good Times.




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