The new settings on the iPhone (apologies Android users, I don’t have an Android) software are pretty cool, turning simple phone photos into eye catching images. So I’ve been having a play and these are some of my favourite apps (and were free at the time of writing this blog!)
Phoenix Photo Editor
Almost like having Photoshop on your phone, not only does this app have some cool filters, it has some great “light leak” filters that give a vintage film feel and even the fun tilt shift blur you need to create your own “miniature” landscapes. “Miniature” shots work best with landscapes shot from above or playing with a true mini set up like Lego or model train pieces.
You can change contrast, warmth, sharpness just like Photoshop and even export your image to quite high resolution, ready for you to print!
With the many inspirational quotes and memes you find online, you can create your own with The Photoblend App (also free, for the basics). I love it to add another design element to my images with textures you can find with a simple Google image search. Play with the level of blend, erase parts of the texture, to come up with your finished image.
These kind of fun apps make me love my phone! Instagram doesn’t have to limited to using the Ludwig filter