Simple Watermarking on the iPhone – Add Awesome Text to Your Photos in Seconds



Here’s a way to create a simple watermark on your iPhone!

Watermarking should be part of your work flow if you are posting images online, and here’s a really simple and creative way to add text and watermarks to your images using one of the apps I talk about in my iPhone Photography Class here on BPSOP. This app is called WordSwag and it’s available for not only the iPhone, but for Android as well.

Its simple interface allows you to create text, watermarks or add sayings and quotes to your images in seconds. You can also import a PNG file with an invisible background from Photoshop and use it on your Smart phone. I give you some tips in this video.

Your creativity will be unmatched!

Take a look at my video here and let me know what you think.


Learn how to Watermark with Wordswag from BPSOP on Vimeo.

Good luck watermarking and I’ll see you in the next iPhone Photography class!


BPSOP Instructor – Holly Higbee-Jansen

HollyHolly Higbee-Jansen is photographer, trainer, blogger, and workshop leader who enjoys teaching and the creative process. Her passions include teaching photography workshops in beautiful locations in California, Iceland, and the American West with her husband Mark. Holly also teaches online classes on Lightroom, Photoshop and photographic technique. Get Holly’s Free E-Book on “Landscape Photography and the Light and find out about her newest workshops at Jansen Photo

Reach Holly by email at:  [email protected] and read her blog at:

Holly Teaches:

iPhone Photography
In this class, we will introduce you to the magic of iPhone photography using several shooting and editing apps that will give you the ability to make your pictures sing in a fun and easy way.You will learn how to crop, change saturation, brightness and affect the overall look of your pictures with HDR, drama and grunge filters and other techniques. You will be amazed at the simple and effective methods.







Lightroom Quickstart


Do you want to learn to create images that show the beauty of the scene you saw when you took the photograph? Do you want to learn the other essential side of digital photography, photo editing and get up to speed quickly?

This course is designed to get you up and running FAST in this incredibly powerful program. In this two week information packed class, you will learn how to import, organize and perform simple and effective editing processes that will let you produce beautiful adjustments to your pictures.


Instagram – 

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What story will your images tell?

Start thinking about shooting in a series

In Authentic Photo Stories we capture real life and make it look beautiful.

We also create a series of images that together tell a story.

Images are shot on the fly, yet when put together they also tell a coherent story.


Lifestyle photography

Lifestyle photography is about creating natural, relaxed photos.

The trick to telling a story in a series is to shoot enough of the right kinds of images.

You might then show two or more images in a composited storyboard created in Adobe Spark or other software.

Lifestyle photography is where the technical aspects of photography intersect with narration skills.


Narrative storytelling

Narrative storytelling is a version of “this happened, then that happened, and this other thing happened next.”

You can think of this way of storytelling like a comic strip whereby each frame reveals a piece of information.

It is by putting together the frames that a story unfolds.

Below are examples of narrative stories created by students in the March class of Authentic Photo Stories.

Images: Beth Harris


Images: Don Boys


Images: Stephanie Weustink-Wright


Associative storytelling

In this way of storytelling the brain tries to create a story from different subjects or scenes.

The below examples were shot by a some students of the March class of Authentic Photo Stories.



Images: Beth Harris


Images: ShoB


Images: Bernard Bedard


Images: Don Boys

What stories will you tell with your images?

Join the next class of Authentic Photo Stories to find out!

This course takes you beyond just taking a snapshot of your day. Learn how to capture a slice of life in a beautiful series of images.

You might also learn that you already have several great photo stories in your image library that you missed seeing!

Use any camera, even your phone. No post processing is necessary.




Finding Beauty

Authentic Photo Stories

Celebrate Your Life in Beautiful Images

Photography Essentials

Amazing Travel Photos Made Easy

** No post processing skills necessary for any of Brit’s courses **



Brit Hammer is a photographer, author, and artist whose work has aptly been called fresh and optimistic.

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Mrs. Green in Flora Photography

Colors are very important in every aspect of photography and Flora is absolutely no exception! However, there is one color in Flora which seems to be overlooked, mostly because of its abundance. And that is Mrs. GREEN.

Green is not even a “real color”, it is the color between blue and yellow, so in fact – as you might remember from your school art classes – you can easily create it by combining yellow and blue ;-). By far the largest contributor to green in nature is chlorophyll, the chemical by which plants photosynthesize and convert sunlight into chemical energy. Many creatures have adapted to their green environments by taking on a green hue themselves as camouflage (hello frogs, hello crocodiles!)

So yes, the majority of Flora is in green thanks to chlorophyll. Leaves, stems, grass, trees – there is so much green, than we tend to focus on other, more rare colors in Flora and we are hunting for every other color BUT green. That’s why Flora is often associated with colorful flowers. But that is totally unfair to the green color, and the rest of Flora and it is also a missed opportunity because the green parts of Flora are so beautiful.

And that’s why we are always mesmerized by the work of our students, when they are sharing assignments in green. Green parts of Flora are the best to showcase elements of design, particularly lines and patterns. To showcase how green Flora images are stunning, we have put together some examples taken by our students in the recent PHOTOGRAPHING FLORA classes.


And what do our students say about Photographing Flora class?

This has been an eye-opening class.  Watching Patrik’s critiques has been invaluable, with his kind encouragement and clear guidance for improvement.  I hear his voice in my head sometimes now when I take photos now! I also learned a lot and gained inspiration from my classmates. I will probably take it again.
Mika Geiger

Thank you Monika and Patrik for a wonderful and inspiring class. With your encouragement I have been able to play and experiment and be creative with my flower photography. I truly appreciate the lessons and the excellent critiques.
Pam Corckran
Thank you, Monika and Patrik. Your style of teaching is so much fun and enjoyable. There are lots of things to learn but not enough time to do it! I wish you can change it to 6 weeks! Your video critiques are most helpful. I learned quite a few techniques from your suggestions by listening to your critiques from my classmate’s works.
Thank you for a great class Monika and Patrik. So many techniques it could easily be an 8 week course. I plan to continue working on many of the ideas you gave us.


PHOTOGRAPHING FLORA class begins in June 5th, please join us here and learn how to photograph flora too (and not only in green color ;-).

We are looking forward to meeting you in class!

Patrik and Monika Banas


Iva Ullrichova


Ann Fitzsimmons_Photographing-Flora-Green

Ann Fitzsimmons


Patricia Daley_Photographing-Flora-Green

Patricia Daley


William Basta_Photographing-Flora-Green

William Basta


Pam Corckran_Photographing-Flora-Green

Pam Corckran



Vlastimil Babický



Terrie H


Sharon Davidson_Photographing-Flora-Green

Sharon Davidson


Patricia Daley2_Photographing-Flora-Green

Patricia Daley



Mary J Beck

Dina Damon_Photographing-Flora-Green

Dina Damon

Creating Mood in your Images

Our best images are much more than simply good composition in good light.

Our best images are successful because they evoke an emotional response in our viewers; transporting them back to a place and time, allowing them to experience a moment in the same way we did as the photographer.  To truly succeed, our images need to resonate with the viewer in this way. 

The mood created by or within an image helps to set up the viewer’s response to an image, making them more receptive to the visual message you are trying to convey.

Let’s explore this idea a bit more in the following video.

-BPSOP Instructor – Mark English

Mark Teaches:

After the Click: Refining Your Vision in Lightroom & Camera Raw

The Art of Printing & Selling Your Art

  • The course, "Black and White Fine Art Photography" was extremely well done. Course content was very well sequenced and just what I was looking for. I learned a lot. Athena made suggestions that were both helpful and dealt perfectly with that lesson's goals. Her critiques were intelligent, insightful and really provided direction that I could apply to see immediate results. Athena has the ability to let you know, in detail, where you missed the point without making you question why you ever bought a camera in the first place. This course is highly recommended. Read More
    Jim Rester Black & White Fine Art Photography
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