Recently I’ve got into the habit of taking photos on the iPhone and have lazily stopped taking the “big” camera out to play.
Its both good and bad, quality is obviously not as good.
But the apps available on the iPhone do a lot of the work of post-processing for you.
I use Snapseed as my photo editing app.
Its very good and simply to use.
Take this original, unedited photo of an alleyway in Alnwick on a gloomy January day.
In Snapseed I first head to "Tune Image” and increase brightness, ambience and saturation (just a touch).
Play with HDR.
Add a grunge filter.
Then in Instagram I think I used “Amaro” filter, then added a vignette, increased structure and added a circular tilt shift.
Its sounds a lot but takes a minute or two, thats all.
And this is the result.
Compare Before : After
Same here, dull gloomy day in Berwick.
But with an increase in contrast and structure, change to a tinted B&W filter and you have a great photo.
I love this one below, again of Alnwick on a VERY wet day.
Two or three times a week I’m trying to walk over 2 miles and up a hill.
You can’t see the valley here, looks like the hills go straight across but there is a steep drop down to the road and river - and home.
This morning the moon was still out, hovering about the Cheviot Hills.
And I always take a photo at the top of the hill and the point at which I often turn around.