{how to : iphone photography & favourite apps}



. . . it has been said that the best camera is the one you have with you, and with all the running around these days, and always so many lovely things to capture while traipsing about, often the only camera on hand is my iphone, which have come to rely on more and more for so many things, but especially the camera; and since joining instagram some time ago, have been having the loveliest time sharing little glimpses here and there, of everyday life, and have been asked, time and again, about the photographs in my stream -- how to split images into frames, how to get that dreamy, romantic sparkle, and so on -- and so, thought it might be fun to share a few favourite apps along the way . . .

{p.s.} for those not using iphones & apps, you can view the photographs online with: instagrid // heroku // followgram

lyon in the rain // instagram with toaster filter



"Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever . . . it remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything."
~ Aaron Siskind



above, instagram filters : early bird & toaster


. . . normally only use two or three apps other than instagram, but p prefers to play around with a broader range, and so, a few of our favourites:

  1. accu camera : to steady shots
  2. shake it : for polaroid-like effects
  3. ps express : for cropping & rotating images
  4. snapspeed : a powerful app for selective photo edits & filters
  5. instagram : for filters & sharing
  6. pro hdr : for combining two of the same images to extend the dynamic range
  7. picfx : for filters & favourite {this is glamorous} bokeh effects
  8. lens flare : for a large collection of amazing lens flare effects
  9. pic frame : to split images into separate frames & create collages
  10. toy slr : for creating focus & blur
  11. picture show : fun exposures & mirror filters
  12. dramatic black & white : for converting images to black & white and adding sharpness

chandelier // apps used: instagram with toaster filter, picframe & picfx


a few favourite things // intsagram with toaster filter

light effects of image on the right, created with picfx

door in geneva // apps used: instagram, picframe & picfx


the window seat of an airplane // instagram with early bird filter, no light effects, only the magical reflection of the sun's golden rays . . .
morning latte // apps used: instagram, picframe & picfx

this is glamorous
roséline lohr / roseline lohr / this is glamorous
self-portrait: vintage necklace & french dots //instagram with toaster filter


iOS 5 : new & updated features

  1. press the up volume button to take a photo
  2. access the camera from the lock screen by double tapping the home screen and touching the camera icon
  3. when taking a picture, touch on the screen where you want the exposure and focus to be measured from
  4. turn on the grid from the options tab, which can help with composition and to keep your image straight
  5. use two fingers to pinch the screen to access the zoom feature

. . . and may have missed a few -- would love to know the favourite apps you're currently using?


{images: all iphone photography by roséline on instagram}

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Blogger Sara said...

Such amazing photography! i LOVE these pictures!


November 21, 2011  
Blogger Lexi said...

Thank you so much for this post. I have often been inspired by your pictures and I just bought or downloaded all of the apps you recommended. I cannot wait to try them out tomorrow. Thank you.

November 22, 2011  
Blogger kate xx said...

Ahhh! what a brilliant post! thankyou so much for this! youre pictures are AH-MAZING by the way! truly beautiful! thankyou! :) x

November 22, 2011  
Blogger Will @ Bright.Bazaar said...

Well Lyon looks rather pretty in the rain! Fab snaps!

November 22, 2011  
Blogger With love... said...

Great post and such wonderful images.

Have a beautiful day

Priscilla Joy
House of Tulips.

November 22, 2011  
Anonymous Rebecca @ white-styled said...

Will be coming back to this. Love the tips and had wondered how to get the split photos.

November 22, 2011  
Blogger A Gift Wrapped Life said...

Thanks for the iphone tips.............lovely. XO

November 22, 2011  

You always share lovely things :) Follow you!!

November 22, 2011  
Blogger Shakeira MacLean said...

Thank you for sharing your lovely tips!! So helpful!



November 22, 2011  
Blogger Stuart said...

LOVELY LOVELY LOVELY! Gorgeous images hun :)

November 23, 2011  
Anonymous attalie said...

Thanks for posting this:) I am loving the app suggestions and am already putting them into use!

November 23, 2011  
Blogger Apricots+Silk said...

Beautiful post darling. I adore your photos. Photography is everything and I am in love with that quote!

November 23, 2011  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How do you get those little sparkles at the bottom of your coffee cup, fingers, and door pics via instagram?? I love it!

November 24, 2011  
Anonymous A Girl, A Style said...

Ooh thank you so much for this post! I've been adoring your lovely Instagram feed (I'm a fellow addict) and going to take your advice re: Picfx for those lovely little sparkles.

Briony xx

November 28, 2011  
Anonymous Ashleigh said...

Think you will enjoy Camera+. Comes with cropping, filters and border features. My fav by far.

November 28, 2011  
Blogger {this is glamorous} said...

ashleigh -- wonderful! thanks so much for the suggestion -- shall definitely check it out x

November 29, 2011  
Blogger London Bride said...

I'm currently obsessed with bokeh's so thank you - have installed picfx and enjoying a play around!

December 20, 2011  
Blogger Sohl in the City said...

I am obssessed with Instagram- this was most helpful regarding other apps. Thank you!

May 10, 2012  
Anonymous Penaz Jogi said...

You should also try using PhotoToaster Jr... It's got a lot of options !!

May 23, 2012  
Blogger Danielle said...

Great post! This was just what I needed!

June 16, 2012  
Blogger Style Me Yesterday said...

Thank you! so helpful! love your photos :)

kim x


July 18, 2012  

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