A Month Exploring Photography…

My hope for the month of July was to learn a little more about Photoshop, but unfortunately I didn’t get that far on this journey. Here’s a taste of some of the programs and videos I was able to explore this month.

July 11th-12th: I downloaded a ton of photo apps in hopes to make a couple photo collages, play around, and hopefully learn something about photography along the way.


July 13th-14th: Photography 101 is a great introduction to photography basics to learn the abc’s of depth of field, framing, lighting and composition with a few fun surprises in the mix. There are over 12 excellent video tutorials within the app.

July 15th-16th: LiveCollage features layouts to quickly combine up to 16 photos with 5000+ layouts into a fun, personalized photo collage. You can also edit photos using touch-up tools to draw, remove redeye and blemishes, etc.

July 17th-18th: Photo Lab is a free photo fun generator in your pocket with over 18 million downloads. It contains more than 600 awesome effects for your photos including: realistic photomontages, stylish photo filters, beautiful frames, fun face montages, holiday e-card templates, creative artistic effects, and collages for multiple photos.


July 19th-20th: Pic Collage has everything you need to create amazing collages with your photos. Simple touch gestures allow you to rotate, resize, and flick to delete. I used this app to create a collage of all of the beautiful flowers of Ireland!


July 21st-22nd: Aviary allows users to create and share beautiful photos and use professionally designed filters, creative stickers and frames, touch-up tools and more to create and share amazing pictures. The app allows you to enhance with Hi-Def, scenery, food, portrait and night. You can touch-up selfies with red-eye and blemish removal and boost smile wattage with teeth whitening.

July 23rd-24th: Pic Jointer allows you to share multiple photos simultaneously with your friends. It has adjustable layouts, a powerful photo editor and beautiful backgrounds that easily create collage artworks.

July 25th-26th: PIP Camera allows you to make snapshots extra fun and unique with pic-in-pic materials.

July 27th-18th: Edit.Lab is a powerful and fast photo editor in the palm of your hand. You can customize your photos with a variety of different editing tools and effects.

July 29th-30th: InstaEditor is a powerful photo editor with many amazing effects, such as a one-tap Magical Enhance filter, brightness, saturation and contrast adjustments, red-eye, whiten and blemish, and ten beautiful stylistic effects to make your photos stand out.

July 31st: InstaBeauty is described as the best selfie photo editor for Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. It contains more than 50 makeup styles and 100 filters. The added make-up feature allows you to choose your favorite colors of lips and blusher, then draw your eyes.