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Life In LoFi turns 3 today

Submitted by on September 30, 2012 – 1:39 pm 24 Comments

Today is the third anniversary of my first post on Life In LoFi. Over the years with your support, LoFi has grown from a small WordPress.com blog to one of the leading iPhoneography blogs today.

I like to think LoFi has done some good over the years. We’ve broken a few stories of significance. Rather than simply copy and pasting App Store announcements, we’ve made the more difficult choice of writing full reviews so you get the benefit of hands-on experience with an app. Along with a great group of part-time bloggers here, we’ve confirmed that some photo apps really are great, some really are lousy, and we’ve discovered some gems that would have been overlooked by many in the App Store. I’m happy we can share those with you. I’m also happy that we can help save you a buck or two here and there.

Speaking of a buck or two here and there, Steve Thomas has been absolutely awesome keeping up with Life In LoFi’s Facebook page. There, Steve helps post and share some great photo app sales and freebies. If you follow us on Facebook, odds are that Steve has saved you some bucks this year.

Finally, I want to thank each one of you read this blog, either occasionally or on a regular basis. I feel like we’re all friends with a big common interest here. Without you, I wouldn’t be able to do a lot of what I’m able to do here on Life In LoFi. I realize that there are a lot of other iPhoneography blogs out there. I appreciate the time that you spend here.

I originally started Life In LoFi because the camera in the original iPhone 2G was good, but not that good. The early iPhones had a unique signature digital lo-fi look to them. It’s not lost on me that the iPhone’s camera continues to improve at a rapid pace and the new iPhone 5 camera is pretty darned good. We’re still going to help you get the best pictures in-camera so that you can app some great digital lo-fi looks.

My plans for the blog for the coming year are modest. My goal is to hopefully bring on a few more occasional writers to contribute their voice into the mix. Otherwise, look for me to continue to write, praise, whine, and even cuss occasionally. I look forward to this time I get to spend on LoFi. Thank you for letting me share it with you.

=M=

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Marty Yawnick

Marty is a self-employed graphic designer in the Fort Worth/Dallas Metroplex. He is an avid Rangers baseball, Chicago Cubs, Packers and Highbury Arsenal fan. In addition to capturing random moments with whatever camera is close by (usually his iPhone), his other interests include coffee, film, music, and traveling in seats 5E and 5F with his fiancé.

  • Rob

    Congrats Marty! Lifeinlofi is excellent.

  • http://jenniferbracewell.com Jennifer Bracewell

    Congratulations, Marty! I love Life in Lofi :) well done!

  • http://www.facebook.com/eric.rozen.7 Eric Rozen

    Happy Birthday to you,
    Happy Birthday to you,
    Happy Birthday to you Life In LoFiiiii,
    Happy Birthday to yoooooooooooou!!!! ;-)

  • http://twitter.com/_Hochlander @_Hochlander

    Marty, my best congratulations!
    Your work is Great!
    Happy Birthday;)))))

  • urbanmuser

    Congrats and Happy Birthday!

  • http://twitter.com/oliviaoliviason @oliviaoliviason

    Happy Birthday! This is my favorite iphoneography blog. Thanks for all the great information!

  • Tomba

    Happy birthday. Keep on rollin

  • Joaquín del Río

    Congratulations!!!, this is one of my favorite websites.

  • http://twitter.com/macounette @macounette

    Congratulations !!! it's thanks to blogs like yours – with a special mention to Life in Lofi – that I started doing iPhoneography.

  • http://twitter.com/robynjoi @robynjoi

    Congrats and happy birthday! This is my go to blog and I refer friends here all the time. You're efforts are appreciated more than you know!

  • AlanH

    Congratulations on this most auspicious occasion and a most HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you and Life In LoFi!! I couldn't live without my daily visit to this blog. Here's to another 3 years…

  • srthomas625

    Yeah! Marty and Life in Lofi. You changed my life for the better and I appreciate the opportunity to participate in the iPhoneography community through your blog and Facebook page.

  • http://twitter.com/vrioniavas @vrioniavas

    Congratulations! I really dig this site, keep up the good work!

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/tokyogyango/ Keisuke Takahashi

    Congrats Marty! Keep up your awesome work.

  • http://www.rhapsodyiphoneography.Wordpress.com Jeannie

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!
    :)

  • http://www.rhapsodyiphoneography.Wordpress.com Jeannie

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!
    :)

  • Conny Johansson

    Happy B-Day! :)

  • Glyn Evans

    Congratulations Marty, and here's to the future :-)

  • heroldr

    Happy Birthday! Congrats Marty!

  • David

    Congratulations and Happy Birthday! First thing I do when sitting in the subway is looking for new posts on your blog. Thank you for the fun and interestung reading!!

  • Rick

    3 years already…?

    I love reading your blog!

    Tnx for all your incredible hard work!

  • Miki

    Happy Birthday to LifeinLofi! I have enjoyed every day and hope this birthday only heralds more!

  • Orson Willis

    An Hippy Hipsta Birthday LifeInLofi and thanks for your fantastic blog!

  • Milena

    Congrats! :D
    I love this site.