App Happy Again
I was starting to get a bit bored with my iPhone camera. I usually forget to pull it out for a quick shot when I’m using my DSLR- it seems silly. Because I’m not posting any DSLR photos to instagram- just iPhone photos- I often have nothing to upload. Two things have changed in the last couple days- one is participating in the 21 day juice challenge on instagram (#21dayjuicechallenge) and the other is a brand new app. No I’m not on a juice fast; I don’t even drink juice, because of the sugar. I make smoothies, and taking a photo of one every day with my iPhone camera is much less stressful than coming up with something creative! The other change came from reading a fantastic tutorial (featuring the work of an amazing photo artist, Cindy Patrick) on the Pixlr blog that I was alerted to by Terri Porter on instagram- #terriporter (her beach photo using the app is fantastic!). I downloaded the Pixlr Express app- free, as are most of my apps- and am loving the things I can do with it!
I cropped and did a few minor adjustments in Snapseed, then opened it in PixlrExpress. I used the dapple effect to give it a painted look. I then added blur, masking it off the bottle with the history brush. A frame completed the photo. All of these steps were part of the tutorial, which included much more than I did to this image. Check it out- you will be inspired!