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Geri Centonze is an avid iPhoneographer. Geri also blogs at Art of Mob sharing tutorials, artist interviews, app reviews and more. You can view her work @gericentonze on Instagram.

Don't Install iOS 7 (Until You Do This First!)

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Are you excited about the iOS 7 update available tomorrow? Well, don't get so excited that you forget to take this very important step first - back up your device! Also, bear in mind that not all your apps will be up to speed with the new update. Hopefully the hard-working developers are doing their best to make the transition as smooth as possible for us. In the meantime, we just need to be patient. 



Will the iPhone 5S Make You a Better iPhoneographer?

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Let me start off by saying that I'm not a techie, but I consider myself an artist whose main tool is my iPhone. Like all Apple aficionados, I eagerly awaited news on the latest version of the iPhone. While the new colors and the introduction of Touch ID are welcome additions, the only news I wanted to hear about was the iSight camera.



DIY Macro Lens for Your iPhone

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Before you invest in a fancy macro lens for your iPhone, you may want to try this do-it-yourself project first.  

Here's what you'll need:

1. An old point-and-shoot camera (to harvest a lens);

2. Kneaded Rubber Eraser (from stationery or art supply store);

3. Super Glue.

Here's the camera I purchased at a local thrift store ($1.99).



Create Your Own Photo Filter Library Using Hipstamatic

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Digital photo filters can change the look of your photos, and it's easy to create your own using Hipstamatic ($1.99)! To put together a collection, use the Hipstamatic app to photograph a blank sheet of paper (or any flat surface to get an interesting texture). Vary the combination of lenses and film with Hipstamatic to create different images.

You have many possibilites as shown by this random collection of nine filters.

To apply a filter to photos in your Camera Roll, open an image in any app that allows blending of layers. Image Blender ($2.99) is a great app for this. Add one or more of the digital filters on top of your photograph, and adjust the blending mode until you get the desired effect.

The nine filters above produced these variations of one images, shown below.

And here's a closer look at the finished image where three of the filters were added for a unique blend.  



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