Hello friends, and welcome to “app” happy wednesday #31!
If you’re new to the party, this is a weekly link-up to share your photos edited with “apps” of any kind! Let me stress there are no rules!! Just join the fun and share any kind of artsy creation.
I’ve started using VSCO Cam exclusively for my phone shots because, once and for all, I want to force myself to figure out how it works. Yikes … I know that a lot of you love this camera, but I do not find it to be intuitive … I’m stumbling around trying to find everything from the camera itself, to the photos I’ve taken, to the editing screen … aaaccckkk.
When I downloaded it a few months ago, I also purchased the Limited Edition Collection of presets for $7.99 which gave me a ton of filters to play with. I’m not sure if this offer is still available, but you could check it out at the app store.
Today I’m not going to get technical because I’m just not that good at it yet. I managed to get a few shots I was happy with, although I don’t really like that light purply spot at the bottom of this image. I adjusted the exposure and then used the preset G2. I’m thinking I shouldn’t have lightened the image first … oh well …
To create the scene, I put some peppercorns in a tiny wooden bowl, set it on a placemat made of tiny wooden rings, and then scattered a few peppercorns around. I love the spicy, earthy, exotic feel to it.
What I find intriguing about this camera/app is the sophisticated images I see being created with it. I’ve always wanted a space where all my “stuff” is similar … you know … a trademark look that when people see it, they say, oh … I know that artist … so I’ve set up my profile on the VSCO Grid and am setting about trying to create a unified-looking feed.
This is an example of how I think I want it to look … VSCO veggies … processed with T1. If you want to take a look at my VSCO Grid check it out here. I may end up deleting this image and starting over … I’m trying to find the style and processing that feels right to me. Anyone have any advice or tips for me? Do you have a VSCO Grid, or any favourites you’d like to share?
So that’s it for me today. Now, let’s see what you’ve been up to!
- Use any “app” you like and perhaps explain how you used it. Did you use just one? Did you use several?
- Simply create some art. Post it on your blog or Flickr or wherever you are uploading your work, and then come back here and link it up!
- Visit a few friends to see what they are up to and perhaps learn some fabulous new tips and techniques.
- Link back with a text link or use the “app” happy wednesday button which you will find at the bottom of this post.
- Each party will start at 5:00 am on Wednesdays and will stay open until the following Sunday at midnight.
*sorry … this series is closed