For the past couple of weeks I have been feeling like road kill. If I had known that my cold would last so long I probably would have given up early on. I have managed to do very little except to eat, sleep and use a lot of tissues to blow my nose. It has not been pretty around here for a while. Personal projects have all gone by the wayside due to a lack of energy or enthusiasm.
The biggest event of the week was when Jimmy the maintenance man came and fixed a leaky water line in the bathroom. It felt good to be able to at least watch someone accomplish something useful.
I have been playing with my iphone to pass the time and I thought that maybe I would put together a list of my favorite photography applications for the iphone. These are in no particular order since that would require way too much thought and I’m not up to that right now.
1- Polarize – This thing is way too cool and it’s free so there is no reason not to add it to your iPhone. I like being able to add captions at the bottom of the frame.
2 – PhotoShop Mobile – Can’t live without it. It does a whole lot of stuff and it is also free.
3 – Gorillacam – This adds multi shot bursts, a grid overlay, a timer, digital zoom and a couple of other very useful features. Yes, it’s free!
4 – Format126 – Various filters to give you a vintage look including square format, polaColor, MonoPlus and LOFI to name a few.
5 – LEGO Photo – This one is just fun to play with and has a neat interface. It’s free so there is no reason not to indulge your inner child.
6 – Flickr – This is a cool tool for uploading your iPhone photos to flickr, browsing your contacts photos and checking for recent activity on your photo stream. It’s a free and easy way to get those photos posted.
7 – Camera Plus – It has a digital zoom and a faux flash to lighten up those dark images. It’s pretty straightforward and it’s also free.
8 – My PhotoBooth – Create photo strips just like an old time photo booth except you don’t need any quarters because it is free.
9 – Nikon Learn & Explore – This has something for photographers of all skill levels and the best part is that they are giving it away for free. Actually the best part is the content and it gets updated on a regular basis. Fundamentals, Image Editing and Shooting Techniques are all covered.
10 – Tilt-Shift Generator – I thought I would throw in one inexpensive application that is extremely useful for manipulating images right on the iPhone. It’s not free but it is definitely a great value for the small asking price.
Right now I have over forty photo applications on my iPhone and all but a few are free. The iPhone is a wonderful tool for jumpstarting your creative instincts and there are plenty of applications to assist you in creating your own artistic vision. You can easily combine the effects from various applications and preserve your original image if you want to start over and go in a different direction.