Mobile Photography – Portrait of an Artist – Eighth Video Showcase – TheAppWhisperer

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Welcome to our eighth 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 reviewed them. Joanne has created the showcase.  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:

Michel Pretterklieber, Kristie, Jennifer Henriksen, Diana Nicholette Jeon, Cindy Buske, Hannkai2001, Ade Santora, Armineh Hovanesian, Elaine Taylor, Jane Schultz, Tantiana Andri, Louise Whiting, Giancarlo Beltrame, columnovsleep, Rob DePaolo, Vanessa Vox, Michelle Robinson, Jim Perdue, Cattis C, Bobbi McMurray, Jeffrey Simpson, Jessy Menchaca, Beezzz_, Angie Johnson, Meri Walker, Michel Pretterklieber, Stef LP, Erika Brothers, Ginger Lucero, Damian De Souza, Tomasz Olszewski

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Mobile Photography – Flickr Group Showcase – 28 December 2014- TheAppWhisperer

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Wow! This is totally stunning! This weeks mobile photography Flickr Group Showcase is bursting with creativity and incredibly strong photography. It’s a huge pleasure to curate this group, the artists work is totally remarkable. I hope you all enjoy this showcase 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:

Jane Schultz, Jack Barnosky, Michael Trombley, Gianluca Ricoveri, Martinawoll iPhoneography, Louise Whiting, Waldemar Blazej Nowak, Marco Lamberto, dr pajchiwo, Benamon Tame, Michelle Robinson, Sara Augenbraun, Vanessa Vox, Kathy Clay, ingrid_b21, Meri Walker, Eitan Shavit, hanakai2001, Christophe Brutel, Jack Barnosky, _fireandrain_, Kathryn Johnson, Marco Lamberto, kCe7, Anne Highfield, woltarise, Alan Kastner, Giulia Baita, mo, Lorenka Campos, Petyr Campos, Armineh Hovanesian, Aldo Pacheco, columnsovsleep, Juliana Longiotti, Aylin Argun, Riamolde, Susan Rennie, Cindy Buske, Jiri Dvorak, Elsa Brenner, Erika Brothers, Janine Graf, Shel Serkin, Mike Bowers, Stef LP, Cat Morris, Diana Nicholette Jeon, carlein, Takahumi Nakano, Roger Guetta, Carlos Bryant, Lynette Jackson, Lee Atwell, Jack Barnosky, Carolyn Hall Young, Riel Noir

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Mobile Movies Showcase – Week 47 – by Donna Donato

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Welcome back to the forty-seventh 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 December 27, 2014. We would like to thank this week’s contributors: O ~, Armineh Hovanesian, Vanessa Vox, Hans Borghorst, Piel_Piel adentro, Ikebana Jen_Jennifer A Thomas, SLP…, Yannick_Brice_Yannick BRICE, giulia.baita_Giulia Baita and Jiri Dvorak 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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Latest Vogue Column Article Published with Remi Rebillard by Joanne Carter

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Oh yes! I am so delighted to announce that the latest article to my Column with Vogue has just been published.  This time I interviewed the incredibly talented Remi Rebillard, an incredibly talented photography and a huge inspiration to so many. To read the complete article and admire her wonderful images, please go here.

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LensCulture – 11 Favourite Portrait Series from 2014 – Mobile Photography – TheAppWhisperer

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So pleased that my mobile photography article with Louise Whiting is one of eleven favourite Portraiture articles at LensCulture for the year of 2014. It has been highlighted within Spotlight – you can see it and the others by following this link.

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iOS Photography App Tutorial – Imaengine – Illustrating your images – by Jerry Jobe

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We are delighted to publish this comprehensive iOS Photography App Tutorial on a wonderful app, that you may not be aware of, Imaengine.  Jerry Jobe puts it through its paces, don’t miss this. (Foreword by Joanne Carter).

Imaengine is free and you can download it here

“Is there a perfect app out there? An app that does everything it’s supposed to do, easily and quickly, yet fully adjustable by the user who wants more? No, I don’t think there is. There always seems to be something that doesn’t work quite right on your device.

So if I can’t have perfect, I’ll settle for fun. Apps that are full of different looks, and that spark creativity in different ways. That’s why I love Imaengine Vector Camera, by Luis Rivas, the app I’ll be covering today. As I take images through the different presets, I get ideas of how they can be used. Perhaps not just as they are, but combined with the original versions or other presets within Imaengine.

As the name implies, Imaengine creates vector output. Vector output can be “blown up” to any size, because the output is not pixels, but a mathematical description of the points and lines that make up the image. Increase the distance between the endpoints of all the lines in the image, and you’ve got a larger image, without having to turn one pixel into four. Increasing the pixels gives you jagged or blurred output, while changing the length of a line does not.

If you have math anxiety, however, fear not, because knowledge of how vector graphics are created is not necessary in order to have a lot of fun with Imaengine. Below you’ll see the opening splash screen. You’ve got four big buttons to get an input image into Imaengine. Camera and Real Time use the device’s camera, while Library gives you access to the Photo Library and Fresh is a quick way to get the most recent image on the Camera Roll.

 

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Mobile Photography – A Picture’s Worth with Anette Schmitz-Millrath

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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 Anette Schmitz-Millrath to tell us more about her image ‘Co-operation’, one that we included in a recent Flickr Group Showcase. Schmitz-Millrath has detailed her thoughts below, I’m quite sure you will enjoy learning more about this image.

 

“It only took a little to infect me with mobile art nine months ago and it felt magically surprising to enter the space of what’s called “the flow” everywhere I go.

I have a passion for the 19th century and steampunk-era as well hence I have a number of such images in my camera roll. I love mixing styles and so I often incorporate additional elements from science or nature to build surreal worlds.

As the entry point to “cooperation” I shot a drawing from a book by M. C. Waldrep which offers many illustrations of that style.

I always choose pictures to work with by intuition.

From the moment I saw the original image I had a special relationship to that illustration of a man. It is untitled and no information is offered. I called him John and this is my first cooperation with John in iphoneography.

John is an individual, mysterious precursor of a series I want to start. I don’t know him very well, but I come to learn more and more about him… 🙂

At first the original image was distressed, then mirrored with Orange Camera – which was the key to a huge transformation of this fellow.

An already blended nature shot was added in Union and I superimposed some geometric forms. The last edit I did in Snapseed to evoke some deeper vintage sentiment.

Yea, the process sounds somewhat technically, but I feel it wasn’t 🙂

The above mentioned flow struck me from the beginning. The picture evolved by itself.

It even took me quite some time to get together which apps I used in what sequence to create it.

Basically that’s it: I intuitively pick a source image *then some magic* et voilà!

John – I was delighted to make your acquaintance! And thank you for being so cooperative.

Apps used:

 

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iOS Photography App – Union – Masking and Blending – Temporary Price Drop

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Union is a hugely popular app for masking and blending your iOS Photography images.  It allows you to combine photographs, to easily create superimposed, silhouetted and double exposure images.  You can also easily remove backgrounds with the powerful built-in masking features.

Usually Union retails for $1.99/£1.49 but today you can pick it up for only $0.99/£0.69. Click here to download.

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Flickr Group Showcase – 21 December 2014 – TheAppWhisperer!

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Alluring, beguiling, captivating, seductive and charming – all adjectives that I can use today to describe the incredible images within this weeks’ Flickr Group Showcase. It is totally ‘wow’!  I hope you enjoy this curation 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:

Sheldon Serkin, Roy Moore, Mandolina Moon, Elaine, borisbschulz2009, Vadim Demjianov, Janine Graf, Louise Whiting, Vanessa Vox, Carolyn Hall Young, Kristin Linnea Backe, Hector Navarro, Petyr Campos, Adrian McGarry, David DeNagel, livenotonevil, Juta Jazz, Gizem Karayavuz, Rob DePaolo, Erika Brothers, Marco Lamberto, Ricardo Ayer, Thierry Hudsyn, Giancarlo Beltrame, Lorenka Campos, Wayman Stairs, Mel Harrison, Lou Liuzzi, Riamolde, Carlein, Carlos Bryant, Andrew Tsvetinsky, Roy Moore, Kristie, Roger Guetta, Bruno Brunan, Lyn Darlington, Christophe Brutel, Poetic Medium, Jiri Dvorak, Diana Nicholoette-Jeon, Serdar Turkoglu, Lee Atwell, Meri Walker, RkM Photo, Susan Rennie, Lynette Jackson, Jane Schultz, Cristian Margarita, Brendan O Se, Cary Larrabee, Gianluca Ricoveri, Alan Kastner, Davide Capponi, Julie Toupin,

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