How to be an iPhoneographer {The guide}: Part II

Last week I posted the first installment of “How to be an iPhoneogrpaher”, a series that will no doubt become the classic iPhoneography how to guide. This week we shift our viewfinders to a slightly more challenging yet rewarding app.

Last week there were sacrifices to be made (but how good was dinner after skipping lunch?). This week we must once again go without food but it’s not quite as severe. We need another $1.99. I would suggest skipping the edamame appetizer on Tuesday. To ease the pain a bit this post leverages my slightly below preschool level artistic skills (and let’s be honest, I just learned about Paper and it is too cool not to use) to divert your attention from the impending appetizer famine.





Snapseed provides a significant increase in the control over editing your iPhoneography in comparison to the apps discussed last week. When you first download the app you might, as I did, find yourself frustrated. Snapseed is not designed around fixed preset filters like the Camera+, Instagram, etc apps. Snapseed does have a handful presets but the best results are had by editing the individual components of the image. I use the straighten, selective adjust, and details tools on almost every photo. Snapseed’s Tilt-Shift is hands down the best tiltshift effect out of any app I have used.


You have to work a bit to develop the image but after practicing Snapseed has become my go to app. Here are some of the results I have achieved with Snapseed.

I would love to see the results you get using Snapseed.


2 thoughts on “How to be an iPhoneographer {The guide}: Part II

  1. I’m not really sure how to use the tilt-shift effectively. Ideas? You can see my Snapseed enhanced/adjusted photos on my blog. I’m beginning to think I need to separate into more than one blog, but it seems like so much work.

    1. I hear you on tilt-shift. I have been thinking about writing a post on my experiments with it. It’s a great effect when used on the right image.

      I will definitely checkout more of your photos in the coming days.

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