Handy Photo Editing App: Finger Tip Controls and only $2!

What can you get for $2. today? A music video? A small cuppa coffee? A Lottery ticket?
How about a pretty dang robust photo editor for your mobile device?
I just got a hold of Handy Photo, and as I’m always on the lookout for cool new photo app, this one hit so many marks for a low cost it was time to share.
Plus at the end, I’ll turn you onto another app that will become a mainstay for you.

Watch the tutorials!

They are short and sweet but will give you the info to get the most out of the app and your photos.

Cloning, Selective Color/Exposure Controls, Textures, Filters, Frames, and a ton more.

here is the overview:

Yes, I have it on my iPhone, but I prefer it on the iPad just to have a larger worker area, and my fingers have a bit more chance of being precise.
Actually been using a POGO stylus for things like this.
One feature I particularly like is History function, so I can go back and see what destruction or enhancement I have wrought.
And HANDY PHOTO is available on iOS and Android!

Ok, now for the other app I mentioned:

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Morrison Hotel Gallery : All you Need Is Love..and $700.

50 years ago, Beatlemania hit the US shores like a tsunami. From the first playing of “I Want to Hold Your Hand” on the local radio stations, to the epic performances on the Ed Sullivan Show, no other music group changed the way we did so many things.
Not Elvis, Not Sinatra.
And the fascination with these 4 musicians (do I really need to name them?) was grabbed by the media, with both hands. More if they had them.
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Beatles in Limo
© Curt Gunther, 1964
Estate Stamped

One of our finest fine art music photo galleries is currently showing 50th Anniversary of The Beatles’ First US Tour, on both East and West coasts a selection of photos from a variety of photogs from that seminal year.
The Morrison Hotel Gallery is one the niche galleries that speaks to a darn huge segment of the population: Music lovers!
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This is not an empty shell

( This article was first posted in 2008. Updated,it still feels the same.)

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Not like “This is not a pipe” (Ceci n’est pas une pipe) the famous painting by Rene Magritte, below

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Nothing like that. Well, maybe a little borrowed concept for the sake of this post.

Instead it’s a bit of memory that has a photo of an object as it’s touch point.

When I was a kid, we used to have thanksgiving dinner at our apt. The cousins always joined us, the good flatware came out, and that’s just what you did.
Mom cooked the turkey in a paper bag to keep it at a certain moisture level, and the pies were a sweet pecan.
But the appetizer was the most unique item.
A seafood mixture with a creamy binder, the origins of which I can’t remember, and bread crumbs.

All mixed together and served in shells. Like the one shown above.
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Nikon D4s Flagship gets a long awaited update with 409,600 ISO!!

Today, Nikon announces the coming of the new D4s, the professionals choice for years, and gets an update.
Oh yeah, that 409,600 ISO is not a misprint.

Not the biggest secret out there. It was due.
But make no mistake: this is a camera for the pros. This is the top of the line Nikon camera; built like a tank, utilizing the best technology available in a workhorse package.

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MOMA’s New Chief Curator of Photography Freshens Tradition

MOMA is long known for having a love affair with photography, and maintaining one of the most sophisticated palettes, while evolving and promoting the new talent.

And now,Quentin Bajac, MOMA’s new chief curator of photography, has a chance to show a fresh vision in curation in one of the temples of photography.
A World of Its Own: Photographic Practices in the Studio February 08, 2014–October 05, 2014
I won’t lie: It took 2 visits to appreciate.

Man Ray

Man Ray. Laboratory of the Future. 1935. Gelatin silver print, 9 1/16 x 7″ (23.1 x 17.8 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of James Johnson Sweeney © 2014 Man Ray Trust / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

Each room is broken up into an exploration of the different uses of the studio: As Stage; Set; Neutral Space (where time and space have no relation ala Avedon); Virtual Space, as created by the darkroom or computer,And as Playground.

At first blush, the promise of exploration of a photographic artists space is a huge chunk to bite off.
With quotes from Man-Ray, and a continuous running film of an artist setting up a simple studio for the 20′s, the ride was on.
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