iPhoneography Tutorial of the transformation of a simple iPhone Photography
In this small iPhoneography tutorial I will show you how to edit a simple Street Photography image. The photograph is a quick snapshot, I have made in passing. Like many of my photos this is not optimal as a starting material. This very fact makes the task of creating a great iPhoneography artwork, especially challenging.
Mini iPhoneography Tutorial - The starting material
As already said, the original image is not perfect. What’s immediately noticeable is the perspective distortion. This I will correct in the first step with my basic app 'Snapseed'. As you know, there is some very good apps for the elimination of perspective distortion (SKRWT, Perspective Correct, Front View, etc ...), in this tutorial we use my favorite iPhoneography app Snapseed. The image is distorted so much that I need to correct in two steps (runs).
Mini iPhoneography Tutorial - The perfect picture section
Let's stay in Snapseed and crop our image. I see two possibilities.
- I can crop only a little, so that only the impurities at the edges are removed, which are caused by the distortion correction, or
- I remove the dark areas at the left and top.
I opt for the larger operation.
Mini iPhoneography Tutorial - Ready for the creating
Now in our little iPhoneography tutorial the time has come to make the picture to my taste. Anyone who knows my pictures know that I like to give them an old, worn and often a little dark, dramatic look.
For this purpose I stay in Snapseed and add drama to the picture. These are the exact settings: Style Drama 2, Filter Strenght +71
Due to the high contrast, which arose, the image is now a bit grainy. With a bit of Glamour Glow the grain disappears. Settings: Style 5 default
Now a little texture. For this I use the Snapseed-Tool Retrolux with the settings: Style 11 default
With the Brush Tool I add shadow to the face in order to disguise the identity of the person.
For the dark touch I use the tool Noir. Settings: Style S03 default
Fetch back the lost reflection with Superimpose
By adding the texture with Retrolux the reflection in which I am to see have been lost. This I would like to fetch back. For this I create a b&w image of the version of the image, in which the reflection is still good to see.
Then I create a double exposure with the latest Snapseed version of the image and the B&W version. For that I use the App Superimpose. Blend Mode: Multiply, Opacity: 75%