Personal Project: Travel + iPhone Photography = A Fab Display

Have you tried the Waterlogue app yet? I'm obsessed. It combines your iPhone photos with the art of watercolor, painting and drawing for a limitless selection of artistic renderings.

I ALWAYS wanted to paint watercolors from my travels. Picture me, perched on a cliff above a tropical oasis, at a classic wooden easel with lovely tubes of paint. I’m wearing a bikini top, a sarong, a wide brimmed straw hat while carefully adding dots of color to a painting as a fragrant breeze blows and birds sing. Oh, wake up! I must have been dreaming. I am actually shlepping a bag with SPF 50 sunblock, peanut butter sandwiches, juice boxes and insect repellent while hustling kids onto a tour van. There is no room and certainly no time for my romantic travel fantasy, at least at this stage in life.

Cue the iPhone and Waterlogue!



As we sight-see throughout the day, I capture little snippets of our adventures via my trusty iPhone. It’s easy and fast and certainly less painful to carry than my 8 pound pro rig. My back thanks me. And, nobody really even notices I am capturing everything as we enjoy ourselves.

Fast forward to the end of the day. Kids are asleep and I am spending some restorative artist-time, experimenting with Waterlogue’s incredible array of options. I save my creations and back them up on my laptop. Back at home, I pick out all my favorites to print and frame or to create a little book. These little jewels are almost as good as my original fantasy, but without the time commitment and messy supplies.

One day, that will be me on the cliff, but for now I have art, and memories, and a scratch for my creative itch.

*Images are created with Waterlogue and printed on 8x8 linen textured photo paper via ProDPI, framed with Design Aglow Frames (Bella Silver 10x10). Linen album is from Design Aglow.

~ by Lena Hyde

Since 1995, Lena Hyde has been transforming the way her international clientele views photography through her philosophy of life as art. Frequently published and exhibited, Lena speaks as a respected expert in the field of contemporary childhood photography. Lena is also the creator of Design Aglow, a leading design and business success resource for portrait and wedding photography studios since 2006. Lena recently authored two photography books that are available internationally in bookstores. See more at: LenaHyde.com & DesignAglow.com




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