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New Project: Empty Rooms

Posted by Anne Witton on Monday, August 5, 2013, In : Project 

I love Belsay Hall in Northumberland because there's very little in it and you can go off exploring the rooms, staircases and cellars and imagine what it would have been like to live there, without being interrupted by keen volunteers eager to give you a detailed history of the place and placards telling you all about tapestries and furnishings.

On a recent visit I overheard a conversation between a grandmother and her granddaughter which involved the young girl complaining that it was ...

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New Project: Keep on Running

Posted by Anne Witton on Saturday, May 5, 2012, In : Project 
I've just finished a project to highlight how easy it is to waste water and to hopefully encourage people to think twice before they leave the tap running.

View the Keep on Running project here.

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New Project: Snapping the Snaps

Posted by Anne Witton on Tuesday, March 13, 2012, In : Project 
As Abby loves cooking and I love photography, I thought it would be good to do a project that combines the two. Abby had decided to make sesame snaps so this was the perfect opportunity for me to snap the process and create a visual recipe, dispensing with any of the boring details like quantities of ingredients and focusing instead on the aesthetic appeal of each stage.

View the 'Snapping the Snaps' project here

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New Project: Postcards From Scarborough

Posted by Anne Witton on Friday, January 6, 2012, In : Project 
Does the idyllic British seaside of 1970s childhood holidays still exist? Find out whether I was disappointed or delighted when I re-visited Scarborough armed with my iPhone and a head full of happy memories.

View the Postcards From Scarborough project here.

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App Review: Instamaton

Posted by Anne Witton on Sunday, September 11, 2011, In : App reviews 

Instamaton (69p)
Instamaton on the app store

I downloaded this for free over the weekend, but it's now available on the app store for 69p. So what does it do and is it worth it?

Instamaton is a very basic app that lets you create a strip of photos like those that you would get in an old fashioned photo booth:

The good thing about the app is that it allows you to export a photo strip or a photo square depending on your preference. The bad thing about the app is that it has a tendency to crash and...
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New Project: Not Going Out

Posted by Anne Witton on Tuesday, August 23, 2011, In : Project 
As someone who has been touched by mental illness in the lives of my family and friends and in my own life, I wanted to try and express what it's like to feel trapped inside the house, a prisoner of your own mind and emotions. I shot a series of 10 iPhone photos and added dymo label captions, giving a glimpse into the state of mind of the sufferer.

I chose a Polaroid format to express the idea of a captured instant and muted the colours with a cross processing app to add a sense of desp...
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App Review: 100 Cameras in 1

Posted by Anne Witton on Saturday, August 13, 2011, In : App reviews 
100 Cameras in 1 (69p)
100 Cameras in 1 on the web

One of the most impressive things about this app is the gorgeous user interface - it really is a pleasure to use and feels very different to lots of run-of-the-mill iPhoneography apps. It essentially offers 100 different quirkily-named filters / textures presented in themed packages ('Longing people' and 'Fantastic landscape' for example). It does, as the developer intended, all feel very poetic.

The beauty of this app is that you can layer eff...
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Babs and Juanita feeding

Posted by Anne Witton on Wednesday, August 10, 2011, In : Pets 
A little iPhone video of Babs and Juanita enjoying their dandelion leaves!

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Missing the point: Why I won't be getting an iPhone dSLR mount

Posted by Anne Witton on Wednesday, August 3, 2011, In : Gear 
For a mere $249 (about £150), you can now buy a mount which enables you to use dSLR lenses on your iPhone:

The listing on the Photojojo site claims that: "Ever since the iPhone camera was invented, it's aspired to be what it simply never quite could be: a dSLR."

Hmmm... has it? Or has it always been a pretty average mobile phone camera with the advantage that you have it with you wherever you go and you have the choice of thousands of apps to edit your snaps on the go.

It goes on to say, "The i...
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App Review: Magic Hour

Posted by Anne Witton on Tuesday, July 26, 2011, In : App reviews 

Magic Hour (£1.19)
Magic Hour on the App Store

It seems there's a new photography app on the App Store every 2 minutes and it's fair to say many of the offerings aren't that original. So the question is - what has Magic Hour got that the others haven't? Answer - a free filter market where you can upload filters you've created and download hundreds of filters created by others.

Magic Hour markets itself with the cute, if non-sensical, tagline, "for the person who is sensitive than anyone ...
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What I like about iPhoneography

Posted by Anne Witton on Tuesday, July 26, 2011, In : Ramblings 
  1. It's immediate. The iPhone is always there for those moments when you would never have thought to bring a camera. It's great for exploring the everyday stuff of life. I tend not to use mine so much for holidays, big events, impressive sunsets or macro (that's when the dSLR comes out). I prefer to point my iPhone at the things that I notice on my way in to work - people on the bus, run-down shop windows, an interesting flight of stairs, an abstract pattern on the pavement...
  2. It's simple. ...

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Book Review: The Art of iPhoneography

Posted by Anne Witton on Tuesday, July 26, 2011, In : Book and magazine reviews 
The Art of iPhoneography by Stephanie C Roberts

I was really looking forward to getting my hands on this book and it didn't disappoint. It's a really quick read, but there's enough in there to inspire you and get the creative juices flowing. Stephanie starts with a brief look at the basics of how to capture photos with an iPhone. I suspect most people will just skip this bit as I did. Then she looks at a few key apps for editing. It was interesting to find out the apps that she rates and...
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