I’m a firm believer that photo editing apps and programs should be used to enhance a photo, not to make a bad photo good.
That said, I have fun playing with photo editing apps on my iPhone. It’s fun to see what a few simple adjustments can do to an otherwise mediocre photo.
This is the original photo, taken on my iPhone 5 with no editing or filters. I saw potential in it due to the angle of the photo. When it comes to iPhone photography, composition is key.
Enhanced Focus & Color Levels
Here is an enhanced version of the photo. I used the Big Lens app to adjust the focus, and the Snapseed app to adjust the color levels and contrast.
When I upload photos to Instagram, I like to flip through the filters to see if anything appeals to me. In this case, I thought the Inkwell filter gave the photo an interesting vibe. (Also, I’m a sucker for black and white photography.)
What are your favorite photo editing apps for the iPhone?
I’ve never considered myself to be a flowers kind of girl. I think that they’re beautiful, but why spend money on something that’s just going to die?
But, I felt inspired by all of the beautiful photos that I’ve been seeing on Pinterest, Instagram, and Tumblr. So when I saw a little bouquet of daffodils for $1.49 at Trader Joe’s, I couldn’t resist picking them up.
Unfortunately, I’m terrible at keeping plants alive and flower arrangements looking fresh. Despite following several tips that I found online, the flowers started wilting the next day! Oh well…it was nice while it lasted.
Do you keep fresh flowers in your home?
Happy first day of spring! Spring might be the prettiest season in Southern California, but it’s not my favorite. Autumn is. Still, I love it when the flowers bloom and everything is green!
I love photography because it encourages you to notice the beauty in everything – even a sunset right outside the window to your office.
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