March 2012 iPhone Photo Project

Reflections on the iPhone

"Reflections on the iPhone," photo by aforgrave

iPhoneography is becoming a big thing, with the iPhone currently the #1 camera posting to Flickr.

In April 2011, we set a daily photo-a-day challenge using the iPhone and a variety of camera apps. Let’s have another go again in March 2012.  A quick tweet and review of some responses suggest that some others might like to play along. So here’s what I’m thinking:

To add a little spice to the project, the “topics” for the day will be selected at random from a collection of iPhone camera apps, filters, effects, etc.  I have a number of Camera apps on my iPhone (and you do to!!) and will certainly be investigating a few more over the coming month. To ease into things, the first couple days will be based on the Instagram iPhone camera app. For others who may wish to participate in this little adventure, if you have a favourite iPhone Camera app or Photo Effect app and would like me to add it to the mix, please offer suggestions via the form below and I’ll put them into the topic generator. (Sounds technical. It’s really just my head.)


I enjoy using the following iPhone camera apps, each of which provides for a particular type of creative capture:

  • Camera (comes with iPhone)
  • 3D Camera
  • iTimeLapse
  • PANO
  • Pro HDR
  • Instagram

Photography appsAs well, the following image editing apps are nice to have available:

  • Photogene
  • Pencils vs. Camera
  • Photo fx
  • iRetouch
  • ColourSplash
  • PhotoStudio

To follow the challenge, you can subscribe to the RSS feed from the March 2012 iPhone Photo Project category on my de•tri•tus blog.

To share your creation (I’m assuming you’ll want to do that), I’ve created a flickr group called March 2012 iPhone Photo Project. Upload your photo to your Flickr account (you can create a free account if you don’t have one), and add it to the  March 2012 iPhone Photo Project group. (You’ll need to ask to join the group, before you can post there, but as you likely know, that’s a one time thing.)  You may have a favourite app to upload from your iPhone to flickr — I like FlickrStackr.

Feel free to post pictures if and when you feel inclined. Some folks like to take a relaxed approach to their pictures, others like to go for the strict discipline of the “best shot of the day, every day,” and I invite you to participate as you wish. As with most photo-a-day challenges, the intent is to let you stretch/develop your photography practice, share with folks who have a common interest, and have enjoy the process as it unfolds. Please try to tag your photo with the day number, example #iPPP2Day01, with a 2 (our second iPPP project), and a leading zero for the first nine days. If you wish to tweet a link to your photo, feel free to use the #iPPP2DayXX tag there as well, or just #iPPP2 for the project.

Have fun! Be creative! Use your artistic license!

Offer suggestions: