AMPt ALUMNI photo by Dustin Vaughn-Luma @dvl
Solitude // iPhone 4, #snapseed #yellowstone #river #wyoming
This shot was taken with ProCamera just above the lower falls on Yellowstone River in Wyoming. Most of my edits are very similar as I tend to prefer a more monochomatic or sepia look for my photos. In this case, I sharpened the image (70%) in snapseed and added about 50% drama (HDR). I then converted it to black and white and made some final touches to the brightness and contrast with the tune image feature in snapseed. I wanted a sepia look for this shot as well as a slight vignette, and so earlybird makes a great final layer to achieve that effect
My interest in mobile photography started when Instagram was first released. I joined about a week after the app launched (roughly Oct. 2010). Once I discovered the wealth of photo editing apps available on iphone, I was hooked. It really began taking root when a friend of mine (and one of the most talented musicians and photographers I know), @andyl, turned me on to Filterstorm. I am very familiar with Photoshop and Filterstorm gave me the power to create some pretty fun effects without having to pipe the image over to my computer and back. Over the past year, however, it’s been hard to post with any frequency given my schedule, so I find myself using snapseed (which is a much simpler app) a lot more. I also find that snapseed sharpens images that are staged for IG much better than Filterstorm does, and in my opinion, it’s the most important part of the editing process. Remember, IG degrades your images, so make sure they’re sharp (but not too sharp) before uploading! ;)
When I’m not taking photos, I’m with my lovely wife (@lvl) and kids, holding down the fort in San Jose, CA, and pursuing my Masters in Human Factors. I also spend a lot of my time at Yahoo and work as a freelance usability consultant on the side.
AMPt- Advanced Mobile Photography Team