While I spend a lot of time behind my Canon EOS 5D Mark II, there are times when I don’t or can’t have it with me – which is where my fabulous iPhone comes into its prime.
Although no comparison as a camera to my Canon, it’s still fantastic at capturing photographs and moments that would otherwise be lost.
I keep it pretty simple, with my go-to app being Instagram and the editing tools it provides – preferring a rather simple approach.
However, sometimes I can’t help but want a little more……
With some searching, I came across Mextures, a fantastic app and worth paying £1.49 for.
It allows you to edit exposure, sharpness and much of the standard photo editing tools.
But then it allows you to add layers to your photograph – as many as you want – so, light leaks, textures, colour layers, gradients etc.
These are phenomenal, and add quite a unique and diverse effect to the photographs.
An additional bonus are the “Formulas” – you can save your own edit, and use other users formulas for a particular effect.
Check out Mextures on the app store!
These three photographs are all processed and edited with Mextures – I used a combination of 2-4 layers, some gradients, some light leaks, which give a relatively flat and dull photograph, some extra vibrancy and punch.
What I love is how easy it is to use – I’ve used a lot of photography apps, and one of the things I find frustrating is how they’re fiddly to use, and sometimes give me too many options, which leaves me wanting to give up and go back to my 1-click processing Instagram app!