Project 2: "Out of the Shadows"


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Slow Shutter Cam is an iPhone app that is designed for long exposures, allowing for more creative shots. I wanted a way of creating a more abstract figure and this app works well for that purpose. There are 3 different capture modes: 

▪  Motion Blur -Equivalent to the shutter priority mode on a DSLR, the Motion Blur mode is used for creating ghost images, waterfall effects or suggesting movement in your images by adding a blur.

▪  Light Trail -The Light Trail mode allows you to ‘paint’ with light, show car light trails and fireworks or capture any other moving light in a unique way.

▪  Low Light -In low light conditions, this capture mode allows the camera to accumulate every photon of light hitting the sensor. The longer the shutter speed, the more light it will accumulate.


Apps Used

Procreate, Stackables, Superimpose, HandyPhoto, Slow Shutter Cam, Snapseed.

Procreate, Stackables, Superimpose, HandyPhoto, Slow Shutter Cam, Snapseed.



We live in North Texas, so we get a ton of light and sun. While taking a walk one day with my husband, I noticed how detailed our shadows were on the street. I started photographing these shadows using Slow Shutter Cam, which gave me the strange abstracted form I was looking for. I then brought this photo into Procreate and using similar techniques to the first project, I painted and drew on the figure to add interesting details that will show up in my edits.

Now that we have our figure we will be using my favorite app Superimpose, as well as more handmade papers. I will be introducing the Mask from Image feature, which is very similar to a clipping mask in Photoshop. I love Photoshop and using clipping masks, and was very excited to find that I could achieve similar results on the iPad! Again, we will use different blend modes to create our image, and then texture the image bringing the colors together in Stackables. I also created a custom texture for this project, and it is included in class materials.