After our walk from the convention center to the Alamo, the 172+ participants started breaking into smaller groups to continue their photo walk. Carlos approached Larry Anderson and myself and offered to guide us around the Alamo grounds and Riverwalk, showing us photo opportunities we would never have found on our own.
I can't express enough how much Carlos added to our photography experience. He is a natural teacher, and actually teaches an extension photography course through the university in Austin.
Carlos helping Tony, just as he helped all of us during the day.
Here is the photo that I made multiple times before this final image.
Here Carlos is helping Larry with the same photo, and using a reflector to fill in light in the dark areas.
I had first composed this photo cutting out the tree on the left.
Carlos pointed out how it helped frame the photo.
Here I had originally made the photo without the boat.
Carlos suggested I wait for one to come by and capture it as it just went under the bridge.
He explained how the lines in the photo would draw your attention to it.
Even though Carlos came all the way from Austin for the photo walk, all he brought with him was an iPad and tripod. I had not considered the iPad as a serious camera since the iPhone has a better lens and is always with me. In fact, there is a new branch of photography people refer to as iPhoneography but is now considered to be photography from any smart phone. Carlos prefers the iPad as he used some Apps I had never heard of that provide adjustment tools that require the larger screen.
Carlos also uses a tripod, and usually sets a timer to make the photo so that he isn't getting the photo out of focus by moving the screen. This "trick" also allows him to get into the photo himself, such as the photo he made of our group at lunch. It also allows him to extend the iPad to make photos up to ten feet in the air or out over obstacles such as water.
Here Carlos uses the tripod to hold the iPad out across the water to
make a photo of a mother duck and her ducklings.
Here Carlos used the tripod to hold the iPad up closer to the butterflies to make this photo.
He set the timer so he had time to hold the iPad up and arrange it where he wanted it.
This is the iPad holder he used to attache it to his tripod.
Some of the Apps Carlos used extensively are PureShot, Hipstamatic, Snapseed, Crop Suez, iwatermark, pixlr express +, PS Touch, Flickstackr, Awesome camera, icolorama, distressedfx, over (text app), mpro, fotor, lensflare, lenslight
I have been doing iPhoneography workshops for some time, and have collected around 60 Apps I recommend. Only about ten of them are Apps that Carlos uses.
Here are the Apps Carlos had on his iPad, with prices where I could find them and a link to the App in the iTunes Store. They are grouped in the same way Carlos had them organized in his folders.
PureShot ($1.99) - http://itun.es/i6xS7nq
Hipstamatic ($1.99 - iPhone) - http://itun.es/i6xS7nD
Hipstamatic Oggl (Free - iPhone) - http://itun.es/i6xS7nJ
Snapseed (Free) - http://itun.es/i6xL2mX
Crop Suey HD ($1.99) - http://itun.es/i6xS7nx
Pixlr Express PLUS (Free) - http://itun.es/i6xL2mq
iWatermark (Free, the $1.99 version removes their watermark) - http://itun.es/i6xS7n6
A Clear Watermark ($1.99, embossed watermark) - http://itun.es/i6xS2W9
HelloCamera ($1.99) match filters - http://itun.es/i6xS7nS
PS Touch - Adobe Photoshop Touch ($9.99) - http://itun.es/i6xY4Xz
FlickStackr for Flickr ($1.99) - http://itun.es/i6xL2cQ
Camera Awesome - http://itun.es/i6xL2cy
iColorama - http://itun.es/i6xS7QH
Distressed FX ($0.99) - http://itun.es/i6xL2wX
Over ($1.99) - http://itun.es/i6xY4Xy
MPro ($1.99) - http://itun.es/i6xY4XC
Fotor™ ($2.99) - http://itun.es/i6xY3Dz
LensFlare ($1.99) - http://itun.es/i6xY3D4
LensLight ($1.99) - http://itun.es/i6xY3DQ
iPhoto - http://itun.es/i6xL2mx
Pixlr-o-matic (Free, also a $0.99 version) - http://itun.es/i6xL2mL
Photo fx Ultra ($4.99) - http://itun.es/i6xS7nk
Adobe Photoshop Express (Free) - http://itun.es/i6xS2Wj
Laminar Pro - Image Editor ($0.99) - http://itun.es/i6xS2WD
Perfectly Clear ($2.99) – Photo Correction (Automatic) - http://itun.es/i6xY3JX
Filterstorm - http://itun.es/i6xS7nK
Filterstorm Pro is $14.99 and is for the iPhone
Jazz! ($0.99) - Edit photos with powerful filters, effects, unlimited vintage - http://itun.es/i6xS2WL
TouchRetouch HD ($0.99) - http://itun.es/i6xS7nG
Process ($14.99) - http://itun.es/i6xL2m2
Image Blender ($1.99) - http://itun.es/i6xS2Wd
Gridditor ($1.99) - http://itun.es/i6xS7nr
PhotoTangler Collage Maker HD - http://itun.es/i6xS7nc
Geló ($0.99) - http://itun.es/i6xS2Wp
Handy Photo® ($1.99) - http://itun.es/i6xS2Ws
PhotoMagic HD ($1.99) - http://itun.es/i6xS2Wb
PuddingCamera (Free) - http://itun.es/i6xS2WM
Color Lake ($1.99) - http://itun.es/i6xY3qp
Momentsia (Free) - http://itun.es/i6xS2Wt
PicsArt Photo Studio (Free) - http://itun.es/i6xS7nv
PicShop HD - Photo Editor - http://itun.es/i6xS2Wn
FX Photo Studio: pro effects - http://itun.es/i6xS2Wv
PhotoWizard-HD Photo Editor ($2.99) - http://itun.es/i6xL2mr
SubtleColor ($0.99) - http://itun.es/i6xL2mt
Glaze (Free) - http://itun.es/i6xY3qG
Tangled FX ($1.99) - http://itun.es/i6xS2W5
Art Set - http://itun.es/i6xY3qt
Repix Inspiring Photo Editor (Free) - http://itun.es/i6xS7nQ
AutoPainter HD ($0.99) - http://itun.es/i6xY3qc
Painteresque ($1.99) - http://itun.es/i6xS2WQ
PhotoViva ($5.99) - http://itun.es/i6xL2mN
PhotoArtistaHD ($1.99) - http://itun.es/i6xL2mv
Etchings ($0.99) - http://itun.es/i6xY3qN
Aquarella HD ($2.99) - http://itun.es/i6xS7NX
Flowpaper ($0.99) - http://itun.es/i6xY3q5
My Brushes Pro ($2.99) - http://itun.es/i6xS2Qf
MyBrushes (Free) - http://itun.es/i6xY3q4
Sketch, Paint, Playback on Unlimited Size Canvas
Mobile Monet HD ($1.99)- Photo Sketch and Paint Effects - http://itun.es/i6xL2mQ
ArtRage - http://itun.es/i6xY3qQ
Procreate ($4.99) – Sketch, paint, create. - http://itun.es/i6xS2QT
Moku Hanga HD ($2.99) - http://itun.es/i6xS2Qj
ArtStudio ($4.99) - draw, paint and edit photo - http://itun.es/i6xS2QD
Deco Sketch - http://itun.es/i6xY33X
An app for an iPhoneography community
Mobitog Community (Free) - http://itun.es/i6xS24W
For keeping up with the latest news on mobile device
Not essential for photography, but for planning
Radar Cast Pro ($1.99) to check the weather - http://itun.es/i6xY3fn
LightTrac ($4.99) - http://itun.es/i6xY4Xn
to see where the light (sun, moon) will be coming from
A portable light source Carlos had with: CN-160 video light
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