Playing with apps

I was having a bit of a play about experimenting with apps on the iPhone recently. Mostly i take a photo using a camera app, like many i enjoy the Hipstamatic app. On this occasion i wanted to try something a bit different.
A while ago i downloaded one of the Slow Shutter apps. As far as i understand it, this takes several images very quickly and layers them together to mimic the effect of a slow shutter. In daylight this means you can get those nice flowing water shots if you have some support for the phone, but it won’t work to get nighttime photos.

So the secret is to keep the phone still just like when using a slow shutter speed….yes? Or maybe not!
Just hold the camera with a slow shutter speed and you get terrible blur. This of course can be used for artistic effect, but the Slow Shutter app gives a more painterly and impressionistic look.

Well here’s the first photo i tried handheld. I have an edited version that i also like, but this is the one straight out of the phone with no post processing at all. I like it, and i hope others do too…..


Straight from the phone using a Slow Shutter app. Sit back to fully appreciate it.




About PurpleT

Much of my photography is art and documentary. I try to capture a scene as i see it in my mind, whether that be black and white, colour, or somewhere in between. I try to make an interesting, and/or attractive image from what i see around me, not just what would be expected, but also subjects that would be seen boring, mundane, or ugly by many. But they all have an interest as art photography. I have also spent nearly twenty years working as a life model, then the human figure in art is very important to me, and is something i try to bring into my work at times.
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