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05 Sep Photo Apps with Mike Cardin

Mike Fiz – tire slide

Mike Cardin is always producing quality images, and I usually figure that they are coming from one of his several film cameras. He has been posting a number of photos to Instagram lately that I assumed were scanned and cropped from negatives, but this past weekend I had seen him pulling out his iPhone on several occasions to get a quick digital shot too. He would then edit the photos directly on his phone and I was curious as to how he would achieve the desired results. To deny that Instagram and camera phone photos are not going to be effective would be dumb in 2013. I hit up Mike to ask what apps he prefers and what his general process is with making and sharing digital photos. Have a read.

I shoot with iPhone’s camera then use a few apps. Aviary (free), kind like Photoshop. Good to add sharpness, crop the format you want, etc. Then I use PicFX ($1.99) for filter/film emulation. And last I use Afterlight (free) to add white bands so my photos keep their format instead of a crappy square close up of the photo. Sounds kinda geeky, but I have a lot of fun shooting iPhone photos now.

Follow Mike on Instagram at @mikaelcardin, and you can follow us at @northernembassy.

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21 Mar Re Post: Mike Cardin’s Summer of MTL 2011

I was searching for an old post on the site recently and stumbled upon this video again after not having seen it since Mike Cardin fist made it. I’ve always loved the mood of this video, and the fact that he shot the whole thing off the cuff from his phone. The caption “it has a credit section feel to it more than anything” sums it up perfectly. With the entire country currently under various states of spring thaw (or some places still buried under deep snow and ice), this might be the pick-me-up you need right now to remind you how great summer is, wherever you are located.

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