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November 22, 2011


Filterstorm 4, Annie Leibovitz and more iPhone lenses!!!

by Patrick Gervais

Hey there,

Yahoo! The recent update to Filterstorm now adds layers! The main reason I use Photoforge2 is because of the layers, now I have a second option. Filterstorm 4 has lots of great features including opacity and blending modes with each layer. The masking tool works really well and you can switch tools while masking including the move tool so it’s much easier than Photoforge2. I will be playing with it to explore all the new features.

What does Annie Leibovitz think about the iPhone camera? I thought I would throw this in here just for fun :-)

And here is an image I made the other night. It’s a detail shot from a bottle of tequila I bought in Mexico this summer. Imagine if I had a macro lens for the iPhone.

Agave plant in glass

Agave by Patrick Gervais

I had a post a while back where I talked about different iPhone lenses that were available. Since then there have been a few more on the market;

  1. Holga has this new contraption, only $25 but looks pretty odd!
  2. PhotoJoJo has added a second model for serious iPhoneographers, expensive at $249 and looks really bulky.
  3. There was another one I saw recently but can’t find it now.
I think I’m leaning towards the olloclip myself.

Thanks for reading, Patrick

6 Comments Post a comment
  1. Nov 22 2011

    The PhotoJoJo model seemed to cut off a good portion of the images with a serious vignette. I wonder if the other ones do that as well…

    • Nov 22 2011

      Hey Matt, thanks for the comment. Do you have the Photojojo lens system?

  2. Nov 23 2011

    I’ve got a Photojojo $20 macro/wide lens combo and totally love it. Olloclip looks good, too, but for what I’m after (closeups of flowers bugs, other randomness), the Photojojo gets the job done. Any bug photo you see on my Instagram was done with that, for example. And #photojojo macro is a good hashtag to get a sense of what it can do. I do not work for Photojojo, btw… just my $.02.

    • Nov 24 2011

      I’ll do a search for that hashtag as you suggest, great idea thanks!

  3. Jan 24 2012

    I own an Olloclip and I’m really satisfied of it. I’m not much of a macro user – I mostly use the wide and sometimes the fisheye.
    Only the fisheye has some vignetting issue.
    You can find on my blog a number of photos featuring the wide and the fisheye, but alas no macro.


    • Jan 24 2012

      Hi Davide,
      I’m happy to read that you are satisfied with the Olloclip as I haven’t yet bought any lens system. I will have a look at your images.



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