18 January 2012

iPhonography: my 2 cents.

an ironically untouched iPhone photo

So, I'm sure there are a crap ton of people out there that are bored to death of overfiltered and overedited iPhone photos. 

I. Am. Not. One. Of. Them. 

Boy, I tell ya...as much as I love my big bangarang camera, my camera phone has saved my life in many a situation.  Literally, and figuratively.

This one time, my car died {yes, my husband is a mechanic...go figure} in a not-so-great area of town, and if I didn't have my phone, I probably would have been raped and pillaged.  Or, some nice passerby would have stopped to help. But, whatever...for the sake of drama, let's go with the former theory. M'kay?

Anywho, that derned camera phone is too accessible and functional for day to day life photography to be ignored. 

Don't get me started on all those bomb diggity apps to edit, filter, embellish, and bling out your pics.

In the strong case for iPhonography, I am a more is more kind of girl.  You can't add too much masking tape, or faux bokeh, or tilt shift.  I get crazy-giddy just thinking about it.

Seriously, my pulse is quickening as we speak. 

totally edited

So, for those of you that are on board...I will give you the long-short list of my favorite photo apps {in no particular order}:
  1. Instagram...duh. 
  2. Hipstamatic
  3. Snapseed
  4. Phonto
  5. Labelbox
  6. Big Lens
  7. Diptic
  8. PicFrame
  9. maskingtape
  10. Montage
  11. LensLight
  12. Camera+/Camera+ Pro
  13. Smilebox
  14. Dramatic B&W
  15. Filterstorm
Good luck with your own iPhonography adventures! 


  1. i always see cool photo like that from phones. it's amazing how phones these days can do such things! I dont have anything fancy, i just take pics with my little camera. I am not one of the cool kids! ha

  2. I feel the exact same way!!!! Thanks for sharing all the different options. I found your blog on YHL. Your kitchen is absolutely stunning. I am in love with it. My husband and I recently finished our kitchen and man... it is quite the process. So congratulations on such a beautiful kitchen!

  3. Oohh, so glad you shared this. I'm psyched to try them out. I love learning about my nice camera, but I feel like some of my favorites just end up coming from my phone anyways.-Jenny

  4. Thanks for sharing these apps. I got a Canon 7D for Christmas last year and then upgraded to the new IPhone 4s last fall and I find that more and more of my pictures are from my phone. I am going to check out these for sure.
    Love your blog!

  5. This weekend I saw my iPhone camera through a whole new lens! (ha!) I didn't even bust out the big girl cam (I may regret that!) but I took every pic on my phone! To be honest, it was great and I am so happy with every shot (it helps that Meg's house has crazy good light) and I was able to fancy them up on the flight home - which meant I could post my recap ASAP! I already am an insta addict, but I think I just took it to a whole new level. Nikon is going on a sabbatical!

  6. I am new to iPhone & Instagram & I already get what you're sayin. Love Love Love all the photo goodies! I've already shouted from the rooftops that I am a permanent fan of iPhone! Kids cant believe I won't let em download games to it. Tsk Tsk Tsk. Only photo apps allowed on this here memory card. Do ur gamin elsewhere. Hehe. So happy to have accidentally bumped into u on Instagram & found ur great photo goodies list on ur blog!! Gonna ck out every single one! LOL.

    Your newest fan,



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