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Too much work!

It’s been a while…

I’ve not posted for some time due to work keeping me way too busy. However, with two big projects finished in September I’m going to have a bit more time and energy so expect more posts soon.

In the meantime I have done some model making and photography to keep me amused although slacking on cafes and heritage a bit.

In full colour

I’ve used Camera+ on my iPhone quite a bit lately. Each release has improved stability and new features enhance it. Or perhaps I just find them useful! At the moment it’s my preferred app for colour photos and my set on Flickr is growing.

Double rainbow and magpie taken with Camera+

Double rainbow and magpie taken with Camera+

And now in marvelous mono

Black and white photography is a long time favourite with me. My regular photo magazine is Black+White Photography and full of inspiration including iPhone photography. I read about the Hueless app there and I use it most weeks, as my Flickr album shows. Additional controls and enhancements get added in the updates. It’s well worth a try if you like mono.

Sunny seascape, Salcombe Regis taken with Hueless

Sunny seascape, Salcombe Regis taken with Hueless

Bright with showers

Wet or dry?
Some days it can be bright but showery. The wet can make you tempted not to take photographs but if it’s bright don’t give up!

Diffused light
On a bright cloudy day the cloud acts as a giant diffuser. This creates a very even light, which varies from soft to even depending on cloud cover and time of day.

Park gates, Phear Park

Make it work for you
This type of light is great for detailed shots. If you’ve ever found an image spoiled by too much contrast forcing you to copse between shadow or highlight detail you’ll appreciate the advantage of diffused light.

I suggest details because the even light allows the viewer to explore your image easily and see detail clearly. Especially with outdoor subjects there is enough light to create some relief so objects don’t look flat.

So grab a brolley, a waterproof camera cover and pop out between the showers!

Hueless app revisited

More features, more fun

The Hueless mono photography app for the iPhone had a recent update. It does have some extra tweaks added and they are useful. I did have to check out the help to make sure I was getting the best out of them.

Gravestone on an Autumn evening

Gravestone on an Autumn evening

Meanwhile in the field

I do find using Hueless good because the level of control makes me pause before pressing the shutter. And considered shots are often better than grabbed ones! A nice new feature is that you can save presets to make grabbed shots easier.

Still highly recommend giving Hueless a go if you have an iPhone and haven’t tried it.

Lifeboat and tractor

Lifeboat and tractor

Black and White With Hueless

Mono in camera

Reading Black and White Photography I found an article on iPhone apps for mono photography.

One stood out as it allows black and white composition in phone camera. It’s called Hueless and is on the app store.

What’s it like?
Easy to use but backed up with help and a website for anyone a bit stumped. It include a contrast gradient in live view and all the classic black and white filters.

It saves to your Film Roll so is backed up by Apple’s cloud service. It also means you are limited to the iPhone’s editing features. It can share via email, Twitter and Instagram. I’d like to see Flickr and Facebook added to this list.

The latest update include a toggle between exposure and contrast slider. There is also an essential set everything back to zero option!


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