Mini Mobile Portfolio Reviews (MMPR) – Brand New Section Added To TheAppWhisperer

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TheAppWhisperer is a pioneering mobile photography and art website. As our loyal readers know we are committed and most of all deeply passionate about mobile photography and we have been a leading force in this area for many years. We are committed to elevating  this incredible art form and our progress has been exceptional with additional prestigious titles including Vogue and LensCulture now publishing our unique content based on mobile photography/ers.

It is with huge pleasure today, that I announce a brand new section to TheAppWhisperer, one that I believe will directly help the mobile photographer to gain more clarity and authentication of their work.  Today, we are launching Mini Mobile Portfolio Reviews (MMPR). This section will be edited by Miranda Gavin.  Miranda is a writer, blogger, editor, educator and photographer (you can read an in-depth bio below).  She regularly reviews professional portfolios – Photomonth (2009-12), Renaissance Photography Prize (2013-2014) and Brighton Photo Fringe (2014)  as well as visits student degree shows  – University of Derby, (2011-14); University of the Creative Arts, Farnham, 2013-14; University of Norwich, 2011.  Miranda has a BA (Hons) in Photography (University of Westminster) and a Master of Research from London Consortium (Birbeck) in Humanities and Cultural Studies (2008).

Miranda is kindly offering these Mini Portfolio Reviews for free for now, as we gauge interest, take up and time. Each Mini Portfolio Review will be completely confidential, we will not publish any reviews, unless you want us to.  Every few weeks we will offer additional tips and techniques to this section to help you prepare a portfolio for submission.

Please Note:  This is an Online Submission Process with Written Feedback.

Please read the following information on how to submit your portfolio for a review:

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2014 World Press Photo Exhibition – 7 November – 26 November 2014, Royal Festival Hall, London

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The World Press Photo Exhibition returns to Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall on 7 November 2014.  World Press Photo is the premier annual international competition in press photography, bringing together award-winning photographs from around the world, which capture the most powerful, moving and sometimes disturbing images of the year.  This year 98,671 images were submitted to the contest by 5,754 photographers, representing 132 different nationalities.  Exhibited without censorship in about 100 cities, in 45 countries all over the world. The World Press Photo Exhibition offers an international showcase for all of the competition’s prize-winning entries, and is considered by many to set a standard in the field of photojournalism.  The exhibition brings together approximately 140 of the winning photographs, most of which were taken in 2013.

 

7 November – 26 November 2014

Level 2, Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre

Open daily 10am to 11pm

FREE

 

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iOS Photography Tutorial – Hallows Eve, and a Two-Year Celebration by Jerry Jobe

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We are delighted to publish our latest iOS Photography Tutorial by Jerry Jobe. This week Jerry topically writes about Hallows Eve, an app you will most likely want to utilise this coming weekend. Jerry is also marking a two year anniversary of tutorial writing and we have linked to the apps that we have published at the end of this article. Jerry has been incredibly busy and we are sure you’ve all enjoyed each tutorial immensely, we certainly have, they represent an invaluable archive, thank you Jerry. (Foreword by Joanne Carter).

Hallows Eve retails for $0.99/£0.69 and you can download it here

“On November 7, 2012, I published my first tutorial on Hipstamatic. As I approached the anniversary, I had a request from The App Whisperer site, which also publishes my tutorials (since late July 2013) to do a large set of tutorials in the new app Pixelmator. That will follow in ensuing weeks, but I needed to mark the anniversary first; therefore, I am “celebrating” a bit early. At the end of the article you will find a list of the apps I have covered in the last year. You’ll find that my weekly tutorials have resulted in fewer than 52 apps covered. That is because I had several multi-part tutorials, several procedurals, and quite a few additional tutorials on apps I covered the year before, such as iColorama and Paint FX.

Last year on the anniversary I covered major changes to several apps, because those updates, while not making the tutorials obsolete, required additional explanation. Snapseed, Big Lens, and the Brain Fever apps like LensLight and LensFlare had changed substantially in 2013. There were no major updates among the apps I’ve covered in 2014, so instead I’ll talk about Hallows Eve, a new entry by JixiPix that you might get a chance to use in the next few days before the holiday is upon us.

Hallows Eve is not a subtle effect; but by judicious use of blending in other apps a subtle effect can be achieved”

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iOS Photography App – Laminar (for iPhone) Image Editor – Temporarily Free

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We just published news that the big brother to Laminar, Laminar Pro is free today, see here, but also we wanted to let you know that Laminar for iPhone is also free today. Described by some as a ‘little Lightroom for your iPhone’ this editing app is very popular. Usually retailing for $0.99/£0.69, it’s free today, click here to download.

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iOS Photography App – Laminar Pro – Image Editor – Temporarily Free

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Laminar Pro – Image Editor is a very popular universal app to aid your photo editing in app. It’s one that you will be pleased you installed and is compatibile with iOS 7 and later.  Usually this app retails for $4.99/£2.99 but today you can pick it up for free.  Click here to download.

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Flickr Group Showcase – TheAppWhisperer (TAW) – 26 October 2014

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I’m so delighted to publish this weeks Flickr Group Showcase, it’s full of emotion and atmospheric images this week, all so strong, powerful and uplifting. I hope you all enjoy this set as much as I do.

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:

Wayman Stairs, Vanessa Vox, Jennifer A Thomas, MaryJane Sarvis, Julienne W, Benamon Tame, Diana Nicholette Jeon, Giancarlo Beltrame, BrunoBrunan, Cattis C, sapopiro, Keisuke Takahashi, Erika Brothers, Louise Whiting, Gillian Brodie, Shinnya Umetsu, livenotonevil, Stef LP, Kjell Olav, Alan Kastner, Jerzy Jachym, Tantiana Andri, Helen Breznik, kCe7, Garry Ryon, Alice LaComte, dr pajchiwo, Cathrine Halsor, Kathy Clay, Gina Costa, Meri Walker, Paul Toussaint, Laura Peischl, Lee Atwell, Carolyn Hall Young, Aldo Pacheco, Shayna Schulman, Jane Schultz, hanakai2001, Giulia Baita, Gianluca Ricoveri, Cat Morris, Izumi Horaguchi, Geri Centonze,

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Introducing Pixelmator for iPad – TheAppWhisperer

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You may recall this app as it was announced at the Apple keynote last week with the introduction to the iPad Air 2. It’s groundbreaking image editor that gives everything you need to create, edit and enhance images. Pixelmator is loaded with powerful creative tools for painting, retouching, color adjustments, effects and many more. Designed from the ground up for iPad and engineered to harness the full power of 64-bit architecture, Pixelmator puts fast and powerful image editing tools right at your fingertips.

“We are super excited to introduce a powerful, fast, yet very easy-to-use image editor that has everything you need to create, edit, and enhance images on iPad. It looks amazing, and it’s a real iOS 8 app,” said Saulius Dailide of the Pixelmator Team. “We think everyone, creators at home and professional image editors, will find Pixelmator for iPad incredibly useful, capable and fun.”

Pixelmator for iPad brings full-featured painting tools, outstanding brushes and an impressive painting engine. You can choose from a range of brushes, from realistic to stylized,of all sizes and shapes to subtly enhance photos, sketch, draw, paint, spray, color, and so much more, even create breathtaking masterpieces from scratch. And every stroke you paint on canvas blends in and responds naturally, thanks to a state-of-the-art painting engine built right in.

Featuring innovative color adjustment tools, Pixelmator makes it easy to do precise or artistic color corrections. Use one of the single-tap color sets to give your work a quick enhancement or a more creative look. Or play around with advanced controls like levels, brightness and contrast, color balance, curves, white balance and so much more. Live histograms provide real-time color values so you know exactly what you are doing. And unique color adjustment technology combines all adjustments non-destructively, so you can apply as many color adjustments as you want without losing image quality.

Pixelmator comes with a set of top-quality retouching tools so you can easily make every picture absolutely stunning. With the innovative repair tool, quickly and easily get rid of unwanted image elements simply by painting on them or, with just a simple tap, fix red eyes, brush away blemishes, smudge to smooth out hard lines, paint to boost the colors, bring in some light and so much more. Advanced technologies used in retouching tools make them incredibly fast and accurate, so that you can seamlessly bring an image to perfection.

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‘Impossible’ Interview with Chelsie Olivieri

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Today, we are delighted to publish our seventeenth ‘Impossible’ article (to view the others, go here), this time we are featuring Chelsie Olivieri’s inspiring images!

Chelsie Olivieri is 23 years old, lives in Philadelphia and has her own wedding photography business: Dependent on the winds

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StreetVIEW – Cheyenne – The Magic City of the Plains by Laura Peischl

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We are delighted to publish this wonderful article by our Columnist Laura Peischl who’s travelling the US right now.  As well as writing the text, Laura sent us some beautiful mobile images from her trip. We have put these together into a video showcase with the music of her choice ‘Blue Train’ by Johnny Cash. Don’t miss this…

“The City of Cheyenne had its beginning in 1867, when the Union Pacific Railroad came through on its way to the west coast. The town site was first surveyed by General Grenville Dodge and was named for an Indian tribe that roamed the area (originally called ‘Shey’ an’ nah’, belonging to the tribe of Alogonquian, the largest family of Indians on the North American Continent). General Grenville M. Dodge, as the head of construction for the Union Pacific Railroad, envisioned this area he called Crow Creek Crossing as an important division point for the railroad.Dodge founded Cheyenne and began plating it on nation’s birthday, July 4 of 1867. The town grew rapidly to over 4,000 citizens by the time rails were spiked down there that November. Eastern newspapers called it the “Magic City of the Plains” because the town sprang up like magic.

As a major railhead for the cattle industry from its founding, the town was a second home for English and European cattle barons. By 1885, Cheyenne was considered the richest city, per capita, in the world.

Many common men who arrived in this city in its infancy became wealthy beyond imagination. Their fortunes grew right along with Cheyenne. Small stores emerged as large businesses, attracting worldwide attention.

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Another iOS Photography App Giveaway – TinType by Hipstamatic – New – TheAppWhisperer

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Yesterday we announced availability of this new app, TinType by Hipstamatic in the Apple App Store and today we are very pleased to offer codes to download it (if you haven’t purchased it already).

TinType has some great effects but it has caused some controversy with difficulties associated with saving an original file after editing a copy.  Hipstamatic are working on this and are aware of the demand for this feature, we hope they incorporate it into an update soon.

If you would like to be in with a chance to win a promo code for TinType, all we ask is for you to reply to this post telling us what you love most about theappwhisperer.com (we know how hard it is to narrow it down to one thing and also retweet or FB this post). That’s it, we’ll enter your details into our magic hat and if you’re a winner, a code will soon be sitting in your inbox.

TinType retails for $0.99/£0.69 and if you prefer you can download it here

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