Flickr Group Showcase – 30 November 2014 – TheAppWhisperer.com

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It’s been another totally incredibly week for mobile photography and art as evidenced here in our curated showcase via our Flickr Group.  Completely and utterly fabulous work, I hope you all enjoy this 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:

dr pajchiwo, Carolyn Hall Young, Sheldon Serkin, Yannick Brice, Occhio Privado, Philippe Schlossberg, Mary Magdalen, CaffeineG, Juta Jazz, Margherita Maniscalco, Garry Ryon, Marco Lamberto, Roger Guetta, Lusion, Keisuke Takahashi, Waldemar Blazej Nowak, Stephen Weaver, Roger Guetta, Lorenka Campos, mutablend, Kristie, borisbschulz2009, Wayne Greer, Ross Mannion, Alan Kastner, Vadim Demjianov, ArtsySF©Marjie, Armineh Hovanesian, Cara Gallardo Weil, Brendan O Se, Mary Fennell, Ade Santora, Federica Corbelli, Pascale G, Beezz_, Cristian Margarita, James Ephraums, Andrew Lucchesi, Lynette Jackson, Alan Kastner, Elsa Brenner, Lee Atwell, Ralf Παῦλος, livenotoevil, Cattis C, Gianluca Ricoveri, Takahumi Nakano, Lisa Waddell, Kristie, Waldemar Błażej Nowak, Adam Oczkos, Anette Schmitz-Millrath, woltarise, Riamolde, Meri Walker, Susan Blase

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Mobile Movies Showcase – Week 45 – by Donna Donato

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Welcome back to the forty-fifth article in the column, Mobile Movies. We at TheAppWhisperer have been inspired by the Flickr upgrade of 1 Terabyte of storage for everyone and have wanted to launch a mobile movie section for some time. Now seems to be perfect, the new Flickr upgrade will allow for a full three minutes of 1080p HD quality video per single film and you can have as many as you have storage space for. Each week I (you can find me on Flickr here) will curate the movie uploads to our new Flickr group MobileMoviesTheAppWhisperer – I will view all the videos uploaded and comment on the ones selected. 

”The internet has created other crossroads for films and videos. Mobile devices have democratized not only photography but also video-making. The availability of apps that give digital video the appearance of analogy film, such as grainy black and white super-8, is exciting and important. Now anyone with the desire can make a home movie or ‘film’ and upload it to the web. It is interesting to see what stories and messages people are creating and disseminating.’

All of the entries were either shot or created on mobile devices.

Here is TheAppWhisperer’s video showcase for November 29, 2014. We would like to thank this week’s contributors: Vanessa Vox, anjamation, Margherita…_Margherita_Maniscalco, Poetic Medium, PegPrice, Armineh Hovanesian, dietergaebel1_Dieter Gaebel and giulia.baita_Giulia Baita for their submissions. Take a look at these latest gems; you’ll be glad you did. Please share our Column with your family and friends, encouraging them to create and submit their mobile videos. We are seeking all platforms, Windows, Android, iOS… Joanne Carter and I will also be scouring the web in search of mobiles movies to present to our readers.

 

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Mobile Photo Awards 2014 – Only Four More Days Left To Enter!

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If you haven’t entered the Mobile Photo Awards (MPAs), there are only four more days left to do so.  The Mobile Photography Awards is the world’s longest running annual event and international competition promoting mobile phone art and photography. The MPA was founded in 2011 to recognize and celebrate the talent and imagery of the mobile phone photography & art communities. Alongside the annual competition (October-December), the MPA produces themed gallery exhibits with international open calls throughout the year. The MPA Grand Prize winner is awarded $3000 and the winner of the MPA Photo Essay is awarded $500.

Open to all mobile phones and tablets, the MPA has seen a steady increase of Android entries since 2011, when 96% of images submitted were from iPhones.  In 2013, the MPA received over 7,000 entries from photographers in nearly 75 countries.

I am so excited to be on the Jury once again for the third year running and can’t wait to view your wonderful images. To find out more, go here.

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Fantastic Olloclip Bundle Deals Available Now – This Weekend Only! – TheAppWhisperer

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Olloclip have some fabulous deals available this weekend, pick up a 4-IN-1 lens system and add a discounted Telephoto, Macro 3-IN-1, or both.

For example, if you’re in the market for a 4-IN-1 for your brand new iPhone 6/+ then this is available for $79.99 and you can then choose a Telephoto + Circular Polarizing lens system for $69.99 or a Macro 3-IN-1 lens system: 7x, 14x and 21x Macro lenses for $39.99, or select both of course. Both are fabulous sales this weekend,only.  The telephoto & circular polarizer usually retails for $99.99 and the Macro 3-IN-1 system usually retails for $69.99.

These great deals are also available for the iPhone 5 system too.

Click here to order or to find out more

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Wishing You All A Very Happy Thanksgiving!

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I wanted to personally thank all our Columnists’, Contributors, Readers, Developers, Manufacturers and everyone in our wonderful community who visit every day, year upon year supporting us. Thank you for all your comments, information, rumours, prize gifts, everything that you supply to us. Without you all, we wouldn’t be here today.

Despite being British and not ‘officially’ celebrating Thanksgiving, I do think that a global Thanksgiving day is in order, it’s a wonderful opportunity to reflect on the year and all the people and relationships we have invested in and enjoyed so much, I certainly shall.

Wishing you all a very Happy Thanksgiving today, with love, Joanne x

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Huge Sale On iOS JixiPix Photography Apps Today!

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JixiPix are prolific developers of iOS photography apps and today they are having a huge sale. We have listed the apps below with download links, don’t miss this.

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iOS Photography App – ProCamera 8 – On Sale Today

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Today presents a wonderful opportunity to download ProCamera 8 for only $0.99/£0.69 instead of its more usual $3.99/£2.99.  ProCamera 8 is an incredibly accomplished app and one that many of the award winning mobile photographers that we feature here on theappwhisperer.com use for image capture and editing.

Click here to download.

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Mobile Photography – A Picture’s Worth with Caroline MacMoran – TheAppWhisperer

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A Picture’s Worth‘… is where we ask mobile photographers that have created powerful mobile photography/art to explain the processes they took. This includes their initial thoughts as to what they wanted to create, why they wanted to create it, how they created it, including all apps used and what they wanted to convey. We also ask these incredible artists to explain their emotions and how the image projects those feelings. We have published a few A Picture’s Worth articles recently, if you have missed those – please go here.

In this A Picture’s Worth today we asked Caroline MacMoran to tell us more about her wonderful image ‘Caught in Between’. Caroline has explained eloquently all we wanted to know. We think you will enjoy this very much.

If you would like to contribute to this section or if you have seen an image that you would like to learn more about, just email Joanne@theappwhisperer.com and we will get it all set up). Foreword by Joanne Carter (over to you Caroline).

 

“Having just returned from a workshop in San Miguel de Allende, led by the immensely talented and creative Karen Divine, I was feeling out-of-sorts. Somewhat anxious, somewhat excited, and full of the need and desire to create, I just started working. While in Mexico, Karen suggested to try and create composite images that only included shots from our time there so I wanted to continue with this challenge. This image, Caught in Between, is a composite of three basic images shot during the workshop–not including the background/texture.

We were fortunate enough to have two afternoons of model shoots in incredible locations, and the arms and head, as well as the feet, are from two models during these shoots. The red dress was from my first day in San Miguel, before the workshop started, as we walked through the city and the markets.

Occasionally I’ll have a specific idea that I want to try and bring into being, but more often than not I start working with no real plan. This was the case with Caught in Between. I started placing images on my background, with one quiet whisper in my head; “keep it minimal”. This was unusual for me, as I often end up with many images and parts in a composite piece because I like the way the pieces interact and blend. Trying to understand this thought in hindsight, it made sense given my feeling state.

I had arrived home from San Miguel feeling so alive from the recent opportunity of a week devoted to pure creating, friendships, time alone, and travel to a beautiful town full of visual treats. Quickly, however, I fell into the hole of laundry, food shopping, work, and house chores. I longed to be back in a place where I could feel that sense of creative freedom, but felt caught between that longing and my place of comfort–my family and my home. I needed to just focus on pure images, simple creations that could slow me down and help me feel grounded in the place I am now. But I also wanted my place now to include more of what I experienced while away.

Caught in Between, though unaware of this representation as I composed it, is an image which speaks to my various longings. The red dress straight ahead, the arms and head thrown back in a dance, and the feet firmly planted (though tilting forward) are my way of understanding, of attempting to bring me back to a place of home, and to a new challenge. 

Thanks to Joanne for her interest in my work and for inviting me to express my thoughts. The image, Caught in Between, was created with Hipstamatic, ProCamera, Leonardo and Snapseed.

To contact Caroline via Facebook, please go here

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Mini Mobile Portfolio Review (MMPR) – Alon Goldsmith

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I am delighted to publish in full our latest Mini Mobile Portfolio Review (MMPR), this time for Alon Goldsmith.  As we mentioned in our original post for this new section, see here, we are committed and most of all deeply passionate about mobile photography and mobile art and we have been a leading force in this area for many years.

Our new MMPR section is a fully confidential service, unless the artist agrees for us to publish the review, as in this case with Alon.  Miranda Gavin is our editor for this section, she is a writer, blogger, editor, educator and photographer.  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).

We are offering MMPR’s for free as we gauge interest, take up and time. You will see from the one below that each is limited to approximately 500 words.  If you would like a more in-depth Portfolio Review, we can do this but will have to make a charge.  We welcome your feedback!

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iPad Photography App Tutorial Pixelmator Part 3 – Layers and Selections by Jerry Jobe

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We are delighted to publish Part 3 (of 5) of a wonderful series of tutorials covering the brand new Pixelmator app for iPad. If you have missed Part 1, please go here and for Part 2, go here.  This time Jerry discusses Layers and Selections in this extensive tutorial.  We’re quite sure you will find this tutorial invaluable (foreword by Joanne Carter).

Pixelmator for iPad retails for $4.99/£2.99 and you can download it here

“In Part 3 of my series on Pixelmator, we’ll look at different sources for layers and glance at selection tools as well. I’m covering a lot of ground here, with over 40 screenshots of the app, so let’s get started.

We’ll begin with the same image of candles we used in the overview. Over on the left is the Layers palette, and on the right top is a + sign used to add layers from different sources. (Remember, if you swipe down on the Layers palette, another + sign will appear that allows you to add a blank layer).”

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