Following an email to the developer and my comments about Auto Adjust, there is some good news about this excellent little app.
The first bit of good news, is the orientation bug has been found and an fix update submitted to the AppStore which will hopefully be available soon.
The second bit of good news, is the developer has listened to my suggestion and reduced the price of Auto Adjust to just £0.59/$0.99, and so now with the submitted bug fix update and the price reduction this app gets my recommendation.
Don't forget this app is NOT another flash emulation app, but an exposure correction app that is quick and easy to use, and whilst it does not work for all photos, you will be surprised just how much it can improve what appears to be correctly exposed shots, and it's all done quickly and easily.
Partly by accident, I picked up my camera about 20 years ago at the tender age of 11. It was an old Lomo and I was instantly hooked on photography. Having won my first competition two years later, I went on to study at the Dun Laoighre College of Art & Design where I learned that I needed the best and most expensive equipment to take the best images. It took me several years to get back to basics but I kept up my interest by entering and winning several international photographic competitions. About four years ago I quit my job as a trader and entered the world of professional photography – luckily for me I have not looked back.
Today I shoot mainly on Nikon digital but also use 35mm film and a Diana F+. Last month I bought a Polaroid 600 SE and a large batch of out-of-date film, which I plan to embark on a yet undecided project when my commercial activities slow down in Jan/Feb.
I have a particular interest in imagery using the iphone or iphonography. Sure, it is not the best camera on a mobile device but it is in the hands of the most creative people out there, thus the medium deserves special attention.
The apps I use most often are Photo FX and Tilt Shift Gen. Other apps used (infrequently) are Polarise, Panolab, IRCamFree, SnapBox, & Best Camera (the latter I used out of curiosity but find most of the actions have a tendency to blow highlights too much)
If you would like to se more of Shane's work, then check out his website for more images.
If you would like to showcase your iPhone photos here on the iPhoneography blog, then send me an email and I'll reply with details on how to submit.
iPhoneography finally get recognized by the photo press, as this months American Photo magazine has an article all about iPhoneography. The article is a little lacking in content, but does cover 4 well know photographers that all use their iPhones to capture that moment, and is a move the right direction.
The iPhoneographers covered in this article are, Chase Jarvis, Lisa Wiseman, Greg Schmigel (who we've covered on here) and Sion Fullana who we covered here and famously got a photo shot as a result of appearing on this blog.
There are a few apps covered in the article along with some other professional photographers who are using their iPhone to capture the things they see.
If you in the USA you should be able to pick up a copy of Novembers American Photo magazine, but if like me you are from elsewhere then you can get your electronic copy of the magazine via Zinio.
Now all we need is a dedicated iPhoneography magazine, and maybe something the iPhoneography blog should do, but what do you all think?
OK the information on this app is a little sketchy as the AppStore description has not been translated to English and Googles translation service didn't help me at all, so here is my best effort at describing this app.
The app appears to be called nosFilter and lets you give your photos that 100-150 year old look, all faded and stained, and kind of reminds me of the results I got when I processed my first black and white film in a makeshift darkroom way back in the mid 1980's.
It's a simple app to use, just launch it, take a photo or select one from your album and then apply the effect. There are 3 strengths to choose from, soft, medium or hard, and when complete just save, and that's all there is to this app.
So what do I think of this app?
The output size is a poor 640x480, but the results are interesting enough for a free app, and is well worth giving a try.
AppStore Link: nosFilter - Price FREE