More Iphoneography (Winnipeg Photographers)


You may wonder, “why would anyone take pictures with their iPhone when they have a better camera?”

Well, there are a number of reasons.

  • First of all, my iPhone is usually with me. Convenience is definitely a part of it. I love how light and handy it is!
  • I really enjoy playing with the images on it. Yes, they are different from those taken with a camera but I like the look and the possibilities are endless.
  • You can edit photos at any time; while waiting at the doctor’s office or if you’re tired and want to just to relax for a while.
  • The apps are amazing! There is so much you can do with the images that you take. It’s not the same as Photoshop but you really can do most things that you do with Photoshop on your iPhone and it’s so much easier than the work flow using a digital SLR.

Don’t get me wrong. My iPhone will never replace my SLR, but iPhoneography is rewarding and a lot of fun!

Here are some of my recent iPhone images:



Iphoneography: When is a photograph no longer a photograph?

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I was talking to a friend of mine yesterday and showing him some of my iPhone images. Our discussion turned to whether or not images that are manipulated are still photographs and at what point they stop being photographs and become works of art. Or is there any difference as a photograph is essentially a work of art.

Here are some examples of original images and the resulting “photograph” after some manipulation with iPhone apps.

This a straight out  of the iPhone shot of the water at Kilcona and the image after some manipulation. I think you will agree that the resulting image is still a photograph.

This is the original of the sunset at Kilcona, followed by 2 images that have been manipulated. Is the final images still a photograph or does it become a work of art that is something other than a photograph?

And finally, my most extreme example of changing the original image. The first image was taken with an app called Slow Shutter and is an image of some clouds and trees. I then used Tiny Planet in Photoforge2 to make the circle, followed by making  some adjusting of the colour etc to create the image you see.   Is it still a photograph?

These are 3 examples of various amounts of manipulation. The first is true to the original image with some changes in brightness, contrast and colour. The second shows increasingly more alternations and the final image is not like the original at all.

At what point does an image stop being a photograph? Or is it always a photograph if the original was taken with a camera?

I’m not sure of the answer and wonder what you think. I’m leaning towards the last one no longer being a photograph but being a work of art. But then what is the media? It is still from an original photograph.

Let me know what your  thoughts are on this.

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More iPhone Photography


Happy Mother’s Day to all you mothers out there!

I had a great Mother’s Day. I enjoyed being at an  iPhone Photography workshop today and then had a lovely dinner with my son and his girlfriend. I’m excited to share some of the images that I created today and would appreciate any feedback.

In case you’re waiting for Highland Dancing photos; I want to let you know that I have done some work on them and will have time in the next 3 days to get them done. I hope.

So here are my newest iPhone creations:

Which one is your favorite?

Also, there are 5 versions of the cherry blossoms with different effects on each. Which one do you like best?

Apps used for taking the pictures are:

  • Camera+
  • Slow Shutter
  • AvgCamPro

Apps used for developing the pictures are:

  • Snapseed (most expensive at $5.99)
  • ShockMyPic
  • PhotoForge2
  • Blender

Does anyone favorite apps they would like to share?

For more information on iPhone Photography have a look at Alexandra Morrison’s blog.