Special effect techniques have been around since the early 1900s. “Star Wars” dramatically increased the use of them. Now CGI (computer generated imagery) has come to the forefront in films like “Toy Story” and “Jurassic Park.” Main event companies provide lasers, light shows, pyrotechnics and are multi million dollar businesses. With every new smart phone, there is a camera improvement. Photography apps are updated daily. Why are special effects popular? They are magical.
While phone apps will not replace a DSLR camera and top line photo editor, they are, nonetheless, so much fun. You can edit, add filters, text, make a collage or create any number of effects.These are all done with a photo app for IPhone called Mobile Monet.