Most of my point-and-shoot photos come from my iPhone. It’s just too handy to pull it out of the pocket, tap here and there, and capture a dozen photos. How do you turn boring photos into artistry? Go grunge.
The Eye Of The Beholder
Artistic photography once was the domain of the serious photographer. Kodachrome and SLR’s for the masses brought more artistic options, but nothing like today’s apps.
My Mac and iPhone both are loaded with a few dozen rather inexpensive photo effects and filter applications.
With point and shoot cameras, or auto focus DSLRs, or the iPhone, photographers don’t even have to worry about composition or focus.
It may be true that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, so if that’s the case, then true photographic artistry might just be in which app you use on everyday photos.
The most fun I’ve had monkeying around with photos is with apps like Grungetastic. It makes boring photos look like art.
With the right filters, a boring bicycle against a wall becomes an artistic masterpiece.
Check through your iPhoto collection. See all those boring photos?
Drop them into Grungetastic, click on a few effects, and, presto! Artistry.
Yes, it’s easy to create a unique photographic look in Grungetastic, but a little taste goes a long way.
Control colors, borders, and overlay different effects for a completely unique photo.
There’s even a Randomize button which, well, randomizes effects on any given photo for an instant creation.
It’s a good way to see how Grungetastic works. Effects and filters are instantly revealed, which brings up the only issue I’ve had. Too many choices. And not every photo is suitable to the grunge, vignette, aging look.