I took this photo with my iPhone 11Pro with a Sandmarc macro lens. I believe it was my Sandmarc. It may have been my new Olloclip macro lens. I got both in December.
I’ve always used the Olloclip lens but got frustrated at having to get a new lens and cover every year when Apple changed the configuration of the iPhone. So I switched to the Sandmarc lens. You keep the lens and just buy a new cover each time Apple changes the iPhone. Well, now Olloclip has done the same thing, finally.
I prefer Olloclip because there are three lenses, 7x, 14x and 21x. So now I have four macro lenses. The Sandmarc lens is about 10x or so.
This is an image that was done on my iPad using a great app called iColorama. It is also available for the iPhone. It is difficult to fully explain this app. It works in layers but I think only two at a time. I’m currently taking a class to better understand it. It has tons of effects that you can’t even begin to wrap your head around. Then it has brushes. It’s possibilities are unlimited. But in many ways it is not, to me intuitive. At least not coming from Painter, Photoshop and Lightroom, Plus there is no manual. A really odd thing in my opinion. Previously, the app has left me in tears of frustration.
So this class is proving extremely helpful.
After I got done with this in iColorama, I did put it in Procreate and paint the light areas on the yellow petals.
To be honest, this was a pretty crummy photo. I’m amazed it turned out so well. The upper left was completely blown out. To fix that I did take the piece into an app called Touch Retouch which is an all time favorite app of mine. I cloned the blue background on the upper left. I love technology.
Have a great evening.
This is a photo I took while walking out in Golden Gardens last winter with Warren.
I put it in a Reflect app, Distressed FX, Skylab App and Enlight App.
I read an article today about Ansel Adams. He once took one photo and enhanced it 40 different ways. It was this particular photo that helped make him famous. That’s what we are doing today. We are taking one photo and changing it many different ways. Only our dark rooms are now digital. Ansel Adams died in 1984. Just before computers and digital cameras.
I’m betting from how technical he was, from all the writing he did on photography and processing that he would have loved digital cameras and digital post processing.