Sunday, 30 October 2011

Some iPhonography experiments

In response to "Dave's Apps Recipe Book Project" I'm throwing my hat into the ring and will try to show a few of my iPhone apps and what they do. As a complete novice at this I'm not sure how useful this will be to anyone else, but I can assure you that I'm having a great time playing with my iPhone and iPad. These photos are all from the iPhone. Maybe I'll do another post sometime on the iPad apps.

Using the 360 Panorama app, which takes a series of photos I took this untrimmed strip of our garden.
I then chose Stereographic Mode and got this result. It is possible to make a 360' photo if you take a full circle of the photo.
 Using a photo of my bookshelves
I then used my Kaleidoscope app using 20 segments to change this image to this:

This is achieved by a bit of finger twiddling and makes thousands of varying images. Next I tried my FishEye app to the same section of my library.

I also have AutoStitch which stitches a series of photos into a panoramic scene, and is a lot of fun but I'm a bit more keen on 360Panorama. As well, I have Hipsamatic and CameraFlash, neither of which I've had time to master. I started installing free apps but have found it sometimes pays to upgrade to a paid one.

If you'd like to see more iPhone apps please visit Dave at Clearer Reflections Blogspot to see the list of other blogs taking part in this challenge.

17 comments:

  1. I'll have to go find that 360 app (and the k'scope one too...mmm pretty!)....since I moved to iphone I've been posting oodles of pics using hipsta (love hipsta - I'm yet to try instagram.... just give me time..) and I really enjoy autostitch.....


    ahhhh sooooo many interesting apps - so little time!

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  2. This is really cool! I've not seen the k'scope app...so I'll have to look into as well!

    Thanks for joining in!!!

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  3. Super cool, Carol! I am going to check out the 360 app too....so many apps! I really like the kaleidoscope effect too. Have a good rest of the weekend!

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  4. These are all very cool -- and so much fun too. Great app effects.

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  5. Very interesting Carol! I like the 360 deg. one and the kaleidoscope too. Will hop over to Dave's to see what else is about. My own favourites are Iris and Instagram.

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  6. Thanks R, D, J, S & A, you're all giving me some new ideas which I want to try out straight away. I'm also a bit obsessed with PhotoBooth on iPad as it's big enough to manipulate the kaleidoscope setting to great effect.

    Between Dave and Seth I think I've managed to get very sidetracked - not many books being thought about here.

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  7. Oooh Carol - very cool. Like the others the 360 degree app and the kaleidoscope are new ones to me - I shall pursue! Keep having fun - all this play will find its way into a book sometime for sure.

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  8. WOW what a fun app! Love the effects of the kaleidoscope! Great job!

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  9. These are great! Super fun apps that I will have to try. Really like the books photos.

    stopping by from clearer reflections

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  10. oh my, this looks like so much fun. i will check them out.

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  11. Infinicam is another one well worth having...

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  12. very cool. i've never seen the kaleidoscope app before!

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  13. that kalidescope app is amazing - your pic is wonderful!

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  14. Theses are lovely images, way beyond me with techno/phone stuff, good on you.

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  15. I love what you are doing with the apps, Carol and WOW!, you have a wonderful garden and bookshelves ;) This is so much fun to see and hear about. I look forward to seeing what you do with your iPad too...

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  16. I like this type of applications.Thanx to share it one new thing in it.It is one technology to iphonography.

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