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Up your Phone Photography with some Apps

“Photography for me is not looking, it’s feeling. If you can’t feel what you’re looking at, then you’re never going to get others to feel anything when they look at your pictures.”
Don McCullin

Sunset at the peer in Clearwater Beach, Florida - iPhone 7s - VSCO app

Sunset at the peer in Clearwater Beach, Florida - iPhone 7s - VSCO app

Portability is something everyone likes, heck I love having the ability to go portable, that is why your phone is the most versatile device that you have on your hands. When I'm on a short weekend trip, my go to camera is my phone. I'll tell a quick why, because sometimes when you are out with friends and family is just good to leave the big camera at home. Its time to take in the good times and snap a couple of memories for keep sake.

With Phone photography being so popular, we figured to help you ladies and gents out to improve your photography using your phone and some cool apps that we recommend.  So lets get down to business.

Marriot World Center Hotel - iPhone 7s - VSCO App

Marriot World Center Hotel - iPhone 7s - VSCO App

One of the awesome apps is the Sunseeker app, available in the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store. This app lets you see the suns trajectory from sunrise to sunset. It lets you track the sun and time, especially for golden hour time. Sunseeker has a free 'Lite' version and a full version for $9 (it's also available for $6 for Android). This app can help influence your scheduling through out the day and make you more efficient while taking photos when you are out and about. 

Sunseeker provides a flat compass view and an  augmented reality 3-D view showing the solar path, its hour intervals, its equinox, winter and summer solstice paths, rise and set times, twilight times, magic hours and more and a map view showing solar direction for each daylight hour. Also includes sun-event device notifications plus a widget

Sunseeker provides a flat compass view and an  augmented reality 3-D view showing the solar path, its hour intervals, its equinox, winter and summer solstice paths, rise and set times, twilight times, magic hours and more and a map view showing solar direction for each daylight hour. Also includes sun-event device notifications plus a widget

Another great app is the VSCO app, this app is also available for the Android phone and the iPhone. This app lets you edit your photos like a pro. It has film emulation filters that let you gradually color grade your photos in your phone. VSCO is one amazing app that is a must to have in your phone apps.

The VSCO app (previously known as VSCO Cam) is a powerful all-in one camera, editing and photo sharing app, The camera includes advanced manual controls, and the photo editor has a wide selection of elegant film-like filters and essential adjustment tools.

The VSCO app (previously known as VSCO Cam) is a powerful all-in one camera, editing and photo sharing app, The camera includes advanced manual controls, and the photo editor has a wide selection of elegant film-like filters and essential adjustment tools.

Zellwood Florida Railroad- iPhone 7s - Adobe Lightroom Mobile App- VSCO

Zellwood Florida Railroad- iPhone 7s - Adobe Lightroom Mobile App- VSCO

Our last but not least is the Adobe Lightroom Mobile app for iPhone and Android is another great tool to edit your photos, plus if you the Adobe Creative Cloud service, you can sync the photos in your phone to your Adobe CC portal and have it synced in your laptop, tablet, and other devices.  If you have the Adobe CC account you don't need to buy the extra presets it just comes built in once you log in to the app with your Adobe CC account.

Adobe Lightroom CC for mobile is a free app that gives you a powerful, yet simple solution for capturing, editing and sharing your photos. And you can upgrade for premium features that give you precise control with seamless access across all your devices – mobile, desktop and web.


Adobe Lightroom CC for mobile is a free app that gives you a powerful, yet simple solution for capturing, editing and sharing your photos. And you can upgrade for premium features that give you precise control with seamless access across all your devices – mobile, desktop and web.

Playa Isabella Puerto Rico, USA - Iphone 7s - Adobe Lightroom CC Mobile - VSCO

Playa Isabella Puerto Rico, USA - Iphone 7s - Adobe Lightroom CC Mobile - VSCO

Now that you know about these great apps, its time for you my friends to go out there to experiment and get creative. By all means use these app as tools, not just to apply a filter to your photo and its done. No, use the apps to really bring out the emotions in the colors of your photos, deliver the feels, and share the moment. Really put your thoughts into it and paint a piece of art to put on the wall. Challenge your selves to be creative and proficient on your photos.

Look out for our next post, if you would like us to make a post about a certain topic send us a message and let us know. Till next time! 

Little Monsters Dog Care

Recently we were part of an awesome project, and let me say it was amazing to collaborate with Little Monsters Dog Care and Training. It was an awesome experience to film this commercial. First time ever that we have ever film dogs as our protagonists for a video.

This beautiful white labrador was one our talents for the day.

This beautiful white labrador was one our talents for the day.

We had lots of fun on this project, Silvana de Jesus the owner of Little Monsters Dog Care was very involved with this project and we love that about our clients. Her combined skills in Industrial Organizational Psychology, background in business, and her love for animals  has allowed her to transform this passion into a reality. We are just happy that we were able to get her even closer to reaching her goals.

Silvana with customer and dog 

Silvana with customer and dog 

In this video we used the Panasonic GH4 with the Metabones adapter for Canon EF to M4/3 for mirrorless cameras. We filmed in 4K and exported to 1080p. Since we had to move around a lot we needed an easy set up to go film and capture these fur babies, cause man they were full of energy. We stuck with Canon 24mm for most of the shots. But we used mainly prime like the Canon 100mm and the 14mm cine lens from Rokinon and yes quick zooms could have been better.  But we wanted this shots to be shot on primes. We ran mostly with some easy portable led lights, a shoulder cam, and a tripod. 

Dog Training Session with White Labrador

Dog Training Session with White Labrador

As far as editing goes we used Adobe Premier Pro, then we color graded with the film emulation software FilmConvert. Both tools make things easier to edit and color. The most thrilling part of this video was when the pack of dogs were running on the dog park with Silvana and they came running straight at us and missed us by a hair, phew. At the end of the day we got our shot.

The pack of dogs running toward us and the camera.

The pack of dogs running toward us and the camera.

Everything came together nicely and we made an awesome video for Silvana and for her little monsters. Below is the finished video. Hope you guys enjoy the video as much as we enjoyed making it.

Let us know when you have your next project send us a message trough any media source and we ill be happy to collaborate with you on your next project.