Portrait of an Artist – Seventh Video Showcase – Mobile Portraiture

Welcome to our seventh Portrait of an Artist Showcase! This Showcase complements our Portrait of an Artist Column edited by Jennifer Bracewell. Every two weeks Jennifer will review and curate work that has been submitted to our dedicated Flickr group. In addition, to creating a showcase video which features a sampling of submitted work, we will also highlight a few images that have caught our attention… offering some thoughtful commentary about technique, composition and subject matter.
This week Jennifer has selected her favourite images and Joanne has created the showcase, selected three images and reviewed them, we hope you enjoy this.
If you are not a member of our Facebook group… we highly recommend that you join us! This is our space for sharing newsworthy information and conducting discussions (what, when, where, why and how) regarding mobile portraiture and portraiture in general.
Please join our Facebook group for information sharing/discussions (link here)
Please upload your portraiture images to our Flickr Group for fortnightly showcase submissions (link here)
We hope you enjoy this weeks’ showcase…Many congratulations to all the artists featured this week, links to their images can be found below: Kristie, Meri Walker, Roger Guetta, Damian DE Souza, Vanessa Vox, Louise Whiting, Jeffrey Simpson, Geri Centonze, Armineh Hovanesian, Erika Brothers, Jane Schultz, Tantiana Andri, Rob DePaolo, Michel Pretterklieber, Erika Brothers, Cindy Buske, Bob Weil and Diana Nicholette Jeon

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Flickr Group Showcase – TheAppWhisperer (TAW) – 28 September 2014


Oh yes, this weeks Flickr Group Showcase is totally ‘killin’ it’ – it is packed with the most incredible mobile photography images from all around the world this week. This is a high energy group and we have reflected that with music to match. You’re all so inspirational.

If you would like to be considered for our weekly Flickr Group Showcase, please upload your images to our dedicated Flickr group, for this section, here

With many thanks to our Flickr Group Showcase Sponsors – Olloclip.com

Each image can be viewed on Flickr by clicking on the relevant artist below:

Carolyn Hall Young, Damian DE Souza, doc simsim, Luison, Susanne, Gina Costa, Elsa Brenner, _fireandrain_, Cathrine Halsor, Erika Brothers, Tania Konnerth,  Shel Serkin, BrunoBrunan, yeoldehouse1, Vanessa Vox, Reil Noir, Lorenka Campos, Jun Yamaguchi, Jennifer Bracewell, just dragonfly, Lars Wegas, Chris Harland, Janine Graf, Poetic Medium, Allison Pistohl, Pamela Hochschartner Viola, Eraddatz Photo, Tomaso Belloni, Meredith Wilson, Beezzz_, Borisbschulz2009, Kathy Clay, Hochlander, Susan Rennie, Amo iPhoneography, Vivi, Louise Whiting, Kristie, Roy Moore, Roger Guetta, Alan Julliard, Tantiana Andri, Geri Centonze, Nicolas Xanthos, Jeffrey Simpson, Elsa Brenner, Susan Blase, Tania Konnerth, shinnya umetsu, dinalfs, Jane Schultz, la-ma-rie, Donna Donato, Vadim Demjianov, Sapopiro, Gianluca Ricoveri, Cedric Blanchon, Brendan O Se, Armineh Hovanesian, Helen Breznik, Lee Atwell, Diana Nicholette Jeon, Susanne, Patrick Ryan

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M-Magazine – New Featuring Leica M-Series Images


Not mobile, despite the ‘M’ 😉 this new magazine from Leica features some wonderfully inspiring images. It’s available in various formats, print, Android and iOS.  This is one of  a series of magazines that Leica produce, there’s also the S-Magazine focusing on the Leica S-System – it’s a platform for professional photographers to introduce their current projects for free.

I’ve added all the links below, enjoy!





All Magazines, including print versions


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‘Building Mobile Bridges with Instagram’ – Hannibal Renberg – Instagram Street Photographer


We’re opening a new section to TheAppWhisperer.com today, entitled, ‘Building Mobile Bridges with Instagram‘. Within this section we will profile specific mobile photographers that have caught our eye, demonstrating their talent via their Instagram feed.  We view so many talented feeds everyday and we wanted to make sure we highlighted these photographers to help them raise their profiles.

Today, we are taking a look at Hannibal Renberg a Street Photographer from Paris, France.  Renberg is an active member of the Paris Mobile Photography Community and has exhibited in many shows. He was also a Judge for the Street Category of the Paris Mobile Photography Award, see here.

Renberg’s images portray stunning sets and you could be forgiven for thinking they have been posed. They are not, they’re captured with his inspiring eye for detail, fashion and beauty. Often framed with background scenes of bus stops graffiti, Parisian shop windows, mostly
shot in black and white with his preferred app Hipstamatic.

Take a look at the video below:

To view Renberg’s full Instagram feed, go here

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Fabulous iOS Photography Updates Today!


Of course many app developers have been busy behind the scenes rapidly trying to get their apps iOS 8 and iPhone 6/+ ready.  With the urgency to do this, many have also taken the opportunity to add additional improvements to their apps, we’ve listed some notable ones below. All these updates are free, if you have previously purchased these apps, if not, just download from our links below:

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Alternative Processes: Live Bacteria and Incredible Photographic Portraits


Impermanence is a photographic project by South Korean artist Seung-Hwan OH, it’s very unusual. As he explains, ‘I use medium format colour positive film. And I think microbes eat gelatin which make light sensitive chemicles break out’.  ‘This creates an … Read more

First Commercial iPhone Portrait Shoot with iPhone 6 Plus and iPhone 6


The images created by Celebrity Photographer, Humanitarian and founder of OKDOTHIS iPhone app, and the global photographer movement, Help-Portrait, Jeremy Cowart for this iPhone 6 Plus portrait shoot are fabulous, I particularly like the lighting. All the video was shot using the iPhone 6. Jeremy gives some great tips on exposure control and fixing it. He also talks about editing with the default camera app, his first choice. He demonstrates grain perfectly, it’s very well controlled in these images.

I’ve attached some of the images from the shoot as well as a video, enjoy.

 To read more on this story, go here.


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iPad/iPhone Photography Tutorial – iColorama from the Beginning – Part 1


We’re delighted to publish our latest iPad/iPhone Photography Tutorial, this time our wonderful editor Jerry Jobe takes us back to basics with iColorama. If you’re not familiar with it, this is a great introduction,(foreword by Joanne Carter).

iColorama for iPad retails for $2.99/£1.99 and you can download it here.

iColorama S for iPhone retails for $2.99/£1.99 and you can download it here 

iColorama is a full-featured art app. Do you want to base your art on an image? iColorama allows you to change the tone, the colors, the grain, the noise, the size of the image before creating art with it. Do you want to distort the image? Well, it’s got Distort and Glass to help you do that. How about combining images to make a composite or collage? Blend has got you covered. Artistic treatments? iColorama’s effects run from oil to water and many, many in between. Add text? Yes.

What about if you want to start from scratch? Create something totally new? Well, iColorama can handle that as well, with gradients, hundreds of built-in brushes and the ability to import your own.

With all that iColorama can do, there are two things it just can’t be. Those two things make it necessary for me to write a beginner’s tutorial for this app that I’ve covered so often before. One, it cannot be a simple app. Although it’s possible to slap on a filter and export the saved image to Instagram, that is using less than 1% of its capabilities. Two, it is not a layering app. For those who were introduced to digital imaging with desktop behemoths like Photoshop, this means that you will have to rethink the way you do things. This tutorial will help you make the first steps towards using this feature-laden app efficiently, yet playfully. Yet it’s long; too long, I fear, to be contained in a single article as I would have liked.

iColorama’s splash screen is artwork created in iColorama by various talented artists. The splash screens stay in place for several months, then are replaced as part of a new release that adds multiple additional capabilities to the app.

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New iOS Photography App – fotograf by CameraBag 2 Developers, Nevercenter


fotograf is built around classic photography essentials, starting with a large set of minimal filters and adjustments to make high-quality, timeless looks. Fotograf is interactive without being complicated, and it’s fast. It’s also straightforward to use.

fotograf has an expandable filter library available, between downloading additional filter sets, saving your own presets, or designing advanced filters from scratch with their CameraBag software for Mac and PC (coming in an update soon, separate purchase required). And of course you can share your photos directly from the app to your favorite social networks, or keep them to yourself. It’s also designed to take advantage of iOS 8: it works as an extension to the built-in Photos app, and allows you to use manual camera adjustments with the in-app camera.

Fotograf retails for $1.99/£1.49 and you can download it here.


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