Friday, January 27, 2012

phone photo fun

This photo was taken on a recent rainy morning using the basic iPhone camera. I opened the image in Photoshop Express to create the blurred effect. I opened the image again in Instagram and shared it there and on Facebook.

Note: Our darling little hen, Nelly, would like you to know that the housekeeper cleaned her messy house since this photo was taken, so please don’t judge.

The iPhone came into my life five years ago, and it’s totally rocked my world ever since. It changed the way I work. It changed the way I think. It changed the way I live. Seriously!

There are several iPhone apps that also add joy to my life. Hipstamatic, Instagram, PSExpress, TurboCollage, and CameraBag are just a few I use regularly.

Do you Instagram? It’s one of my new favorite ways to share snapshots with friends. If you don’t know Instagram, let me introduce you. Instagram is a photo program with a social network all to itself. It has a few fun filters you can use on photos shot in Instagram, but you can also shoot photos with Hipstamatic, CameraBag, or with the straight iPhone camera and then tweak them in another photo program and share them through Instagram.

Since I already carry my iPhone wherever I go, now with all the cool photo programs, it’s become a perfect way to quickly feed my creative habit.


I can’t remember exactly which apps I combined to get these images, but I like the colors in each.
The best thing to do is just experiment to see what effects you can achieve.

Recently I searched the App Store for a way to keep organized, and found Wunderlist.

If, like me, you have 5,000 details in your life on any given day, and often forget what it is you need to accomplish, Wunderlist is for you. Wunderlist is a great task manager without being an annoying task master. It’s waaay better than a bunch of sticky notes, yellow pads, or my memory. And it’s free. I can create little to-do lists and set it to gently remind me via email each morning of the things on the list. It also tells me what I failed to get done the day before.

Yikes! I had no idea my phone was so dirty until I shot these!
I’d better add that task to my list.


Now that the week is winding down, many things have come off the list. As you can see, I’ve completed most tasks for today, and have no overdue items. Yeah!


Deloris Mills said...

I have been using the iphone apps you described in your posting, I am really satisfied with it. You can also find out apps for iphone by using google, I am telling here a nice and good list of best graphic books apps for iphone here.

Mariza said...

THIS IS SO FUNNY!!! We both posted about our phones on the same day! You have to read my post though so you can laugh at my phone. ha!
I love the photo of your hen! She's so pretty! I can tell that she likes to be photographed.

Cindy said...

Mariza, so very simple! I love hearing about the freeing life you're enjoying!

Nelly is such a funny little hen. Back in her younger days she would lay the cutest little cream colored eggs, but now she hangs out looking pretty. She's my daughter's pet, so we'll just keep her around forever.