29 March 2012

Featured in theAppWhisperer.com

I had an email from the lovely Joanne at theAppWhisperer.com asking if she could feature in her new column – A day in the life of ….

Of course I was delighted and said yes immediately.  I completed my bio, answered a few questions and send Joanne a selection of some of my iphoneography photos.  Thank you soo much Joanne!

My Article

A Day In The Life Of Veevs – A Very Talented iPhone Photographer



Welcome to our exciting new column on theappwhisperer.com, this section is entitled ‘A day in the life of …’ and we’ll be taking a look some hugely influential and interesting people in the mobile app world. Ones that we think you will love to learn more about.

This is our second instalment to our new series, we previously published ‘A Day In The Life Of Ernesto Diaz’, if you missed that you can read it here.

Kicking us off today is Vivi (Veevs) Hanson, an amateur photographer, born in Lima, Peru. Veevs lived in Peru until she was 19 years old and then moved to London, UK with her family. Veevs currently resides in South West London in a small place called Old Isleworth, just by the river and very close to the beautiful Richmond on Thames.

Veevs discovered photography with the advent of digital cameras and ventured into iPhone photography last year. She started experimenting with Hipstamatic and found some amazing websites, (most notably theappwhisperer.com ;) ) and then she was hooked.

Starting out with an iPhone 3GS she has now progressed to the iPhone 4S. Despite the appalling weather in London (yes we know all about that), plus working full-time, Veevs doesn’t get to spend as much time shooting images as she would like but the images that she does capture are exceptional and that’s why we wanted to talk with her, to find out more about her inspiration and natural talent.

We have published some of her great images below, we find them truly inspiring and we think you will too. With each image we have included exif data, in as much as the app or apps that were used. As many of the images have been cross-processed we have listed the apps in the order they were used to edit.

(We have also linked each app to the iTunes App Store, so if an image particularly inspires you, just click on the app or apps that were used and start downloading).

Check out the full interview below…

(If you would like to be interviewed for our new ‘A day in the life of …’ section, just send us an email and we’ll get it set up).

First things first…


Copyright Image ‘Rare Occurrence’ by Veevs, apps used and in sequential order, PowerSketch, PixelWorks,Pixlromatic

JC – Let’s start at the beginning of the day, how does your day start Veevs?

V – I’m always very busy in the mornings, two of my three cats always wake me up early, wanting to be fed!  Then it’s a rush to get ready and head off to work!

Photographer vs iPhone Photographer


Copyright Image ‘Spiraled Albert‘ by Veevs, apps used and in sequential order, Lomora 2, Tiny Planets,Painteresque, Iris Photo Suite

JC- How did the transition from traditional photographer to iPhone photographer develop? (pardon the pun)

V – It was an easy transition after carrying a heavy DSLR!  Also, I got addicted to Hipstamatic and the different effects it produced so wanted to keep using it all of the time.

Time of day…


Copyright Image ‘High Tide in Old Isleworth‘ by Veevs, apps used and in sequential order, ClassicPan,Camera+, AutoPainter, Painteresque, DynamicLight, Iris Photo Suite

JC – When is your favorite part of the day for taking photographs, do you hanker for the magic hour or shoot whenever the opportunity arises?

V – I like to take photographs in the morning but mostly I take them in the afternoon, at the weekends.  Once our clock’s go forward I will get my bicycle out when I get back from work and cycle along the river to take photos.

New Apps…


Copyright Image ‘Lucy’s Turn’ by Veevs, apps used and in sequential order, Camera+, CropSuey, Snapseed,Laminar

JC – Do you like to download new iPhone photography apps regularly?

V – Yes, I am an appaholic!   But trying to curb my addiction now as I have way too many apps that I have not used yet!



Copyright Image ‘Walk This Way’ by Veevs, apps used and in sequential order, Lomora 2, CropSuey, BlurFX,Iris Photo Suite

JC – How often do you update your existing apps?

V – Whenever updates are available

Location, location, location…


Copyright Image ‘Feed Us’ by Veevs, apps used and in sequential order, qbro, CropSuey, Retouch,AutoPainter, Iris Photo Suite

JC – Where’s your favorite place in the world for a shoot?

V – Currently in London but if I had to choose a place to go to shoot, it would be Peru!



Copyright Image ‘A Bunch’ by Veevs, apps used and in sequential order, Lomora 2, Camera+, Painteresque,Iris Photo Suite

JC – Do you also use iPhoneography tool apps, such as The Photographer’s Ephemeris?

V – No, I haven’t used The The Photographer’s Ephemeris

Favorite Apps…


Copyright Image ‘See London From Up Here’ by Veevs, apps used and in sequential order, ClassicPan,Camera+, AutoPainter, Iris Photo Suite

JC – What are your favorite, iPhone photography apps at the moment?

V – These are my current favorite apps, Hipstamatic, Lomora 2, PhotoToaster, Iris Photo Suite, AutoPainter/II, Snapseed, DynamicLight, Pixlromatic.

Sharing images…


Copyright Image ‘Off The Piste’ by Veevs, apps used and in sequential order, 6×6, Camera+, AutoPainter,AutoPainterII, Iris Photo Suite, PhotoToaster

JC – Where do you like to upload your photographs? Flickr, Instagram?

V – I upload and participate in www.mobitog.com also to Flickr, Instagram and Facebook.

Favorite Subjects…


Copyright Image ‘Turin in the Distance‘ by Veevs, apps used and in sequential order, ClassicPan, Camera+,Painteresque, Iris Photo Suite

JC – Do you have specific favorite subjects that you seek out?

V – Yes mainly buildings, landscapes, historical architecture, my cats but they are not very cooperative when I point the iPhone at them :-) – they usually give me evil looks!



Copyright Image ‘Leshon’ by Veevs, apps used and in sequential order, Hipstamatic (Watts, Kodot XGrizzled), PhotoToaster

JC – Do you take photographs with your iPhone everyday?

V – If I could I would but when I am at work it is mostly at weekends, when I am not at work then yes nearly every day.

Top tips for mobile photography


Copyright Image ‘The Tube In The Mirror’ by Veevs, apps used and in sequential order,Lomora 2, Snapseed,PhotoToaster

JC – What are you top five tips for iPhoneography?

V – :

1, Don’t just take one photo of a subject, take many, from different angles;

2, Use more than one app if you have time.  I take the same photo and use about five different apps so that I have a varied choice of photos and effects to choose from;

3, Take photos and edit them because you enjoy doing it and do not worry about anyone else’s opinions!  Enjoy your photos because you like them;

4, Take lots of photos of everywhere and anything;

5, Play around with all your apps, learn how to use them and try different styles.



Copyright Image ‘Delightful Riverside by Veevs, apps used and in sequential order,ClassicPan, Filterstorm,Autopainter, AutoPainterII, Iris Photo Suite

JC – Do you edit images on your iPhone or do you prefer to do that on a desktop/laptop?

V – I edit my photos on my iPad – once in a while on my iPhone if I don’t have my iPad.

Future of iPhone Photography


Copyright Image ‘Low Tide by Veevs, apps used and in sequential order, ClassicPan, Camera+, Painteresque, AutoPainter, PhotoToaster, DynamicLight, Iris Photo Suite

JC – Where do you see the future of iPhone photography?

V – I would like to see iPhone photography more seriously recognized!  It is wonderful that there are so many exhibitions now where iPhoneographers can display their creativity to.  I would like to see more exhibitions and workshops in the UK.



Copyright Image ‘Up The Stairs by Veevs, apps used and in sequential order, Hipstamatic (John S, Kodot XGrizzled), Snapseed, PhotoToaster

JC – What do you think is the most popular area of iPhone photography?

V – I think the popular area keeps changing with the development of new editing apps.

Where in the world…?


Copyright Image ‘The Little Hut by Veevs, apps used and in sequential order, 6×6, PhotoToaster, Iris Photo Suite

JC – Do you think it’s country specific, are some nations more clued up?

V – As iPhone photography grows so do the countries who embrace it. I would like to see more Peruvian iPhone photographers.

iPhone 5 hopes and desires…


Copyright Image ‘Come jump in the Lilypond’ by Veevs, apps used and in sequential order, Snapseed,PhotoToaster, Painteresque, Iris Photo Suite, ModernGrunge

JC – What do you hope for in the iPhone 5?

V – I would love to be able to pre-define the apps I want to use and when I take a photo it automatically goes from one app to the next! :-)



JC – What do you think of Joanne and theappwhisperer.com?

V – Joanne and theappwhisperer.com are such an amazing source of information.  I spend a lot of time reading up her News, Reviews and App information.

23 March 2012

My Photo made it to Flickr Explore!!



On 15th March 2012!  And only way I found out was by people leaving me lovely comments about it on Flickr!

So behind in posting!

Blimey over a month has gone by and have neglected to post on here!  So much has happened since too.  So will start with all my photos that were accepted by Knox at Pixels – thank you so much Knox!

See London From Up Here!  The beautiful London Eye!  I do love taking photos of the London Eye and trying out so many different processes!  Took this one with ClassicPan then processed with Camera+, AutoPainter and Iris.

LOL that is me, A Rare Occurrence!  Yeah I hate having my photo taken and am always behind the camera, not in front of it!  Was messing around with the iPad and took photo with PowerSketch and processed it with PixelWorks (which has disappeared from my iPad and from iTunes store, shame) and Pixlromatic.

High Tide in Old Isleworth – love this scene, just round the corner from me!  Took photo with ClassicPan then processed it with Camera+, AutoPainter, Painteresque, DynamicLight, Iris

Lucy’s Turn – my sweet little Lucy!  I struggle to take a good photo of her coz she always moves, or looks down or gives me the evil eye or runs away!  She is a Russian Blue and has the most amazing eyes, as per her photo!  Cropped it with CropSuey and then processed with Camera+, Snapseed and Laminar.

Off the Piste!  Yes great Apres Ski!  Taken with 6x6 then processed with Camera+, AutoPainter, AutoPainterII, Iris, PhotoToaster

Little Hut – from the same skiing resort!  6x6, PhotoToaster and Iris

I went on an Instagram Meet a couple of weekends ago where our mission was to photograph the Northern Line Tube!  I didn’t visit all the stations but did get some amazing photos and 3 have been posted in Pixels but will do a separate post with all my tube photos!  Above 3 were taken with Lomora 2 and processed with Snapseed and PhotoToaster

The Reflection Under the Bridge – I love this scene.  Every time I walk into Richmond and pass the railway line I stop to take a photo of the reflection if the weather is nice and the water is still!  Had to turn it into a painterly look!  6x6, Camera+, AutoPainter, Iris

Intensity!  Last but not least my little Lucy made it again!!  Hipstamatic and Snapseed