Joanne Carter Lecture on Mobile Imagery at DigiFun Art Festival 2015 – Seoul Museum of Art – Part 2

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I hope you’re all following the posts relating to my lecture at the Seoul Museum of Art, South Korea on 23 September 2015.  If you have missed any, please go here. It was a huge honour for me to be invited by DigiFun Art to participate in the DigiFun Art: Urban Scape Mobile Photography & Art Exhibition and Festival at this most prestigious museum.  

I divided my two hour+ lecture into sections and I will now run through my second group of slides/my notes and video presentations that I made in Part 2 (please see Part 1 here) with many thanks to Dilshad Corelone, Carolyn Hall Young and Kate Zari Roberts.

Please note, that these are my notes to prompt not only myself but also my really wonderful English/Korean translator Carol Seungjoo Park.

Please scroll down to ensure that you view the entire Part 2 section, including all videos.

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Mobile Photography Tutorial – Hipstamatic 300 – Revisit your Pictures with an Editor

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We are delighted to publish Jerry Jobe’s latest mobile photograph tutorial for our reading and viewing pleasure. This week Jobe takes a look at the update to Hipstamatic, Apple’s original App of the Year.  Read his thoughts as he puts it through its paces (foreword by Joanne Carter).

Hipstamatic is free (there are in-app purchases) and you can download it here.

“I have a special place in my heart for Hipstamatic. As with many iPhoneographers, Hipstamatic was my gateway into the possibilities for wonderful images created with my iPhone. I selected a lens and a film, and snapped away, leaving hundreds of square images on my Camera Roll. When I posted these images to Facebook, I had several inquiries on how I had made the images. I replied “Hipstamatic”, which led to the next question: “OK, I know you used that app, but how did you MAKE them?” That led me, in November of 2012, to write my first weekly tutorial on Hipstamatic. I haven’t missed a week yet, as creative vistas have opened before me.

Hipstamatic is an idiosyncratic app. One of the things that people loved about it was that you took the picture, but the lens and film, chosen ahead of time, would affect your image in ways you weren’t expecting. This appeals to people who operate on instinct, who like to shoot from the hip. To others, it was a drawback. Some loved being limited to a square image, because it made them think about composing based on that square, rather than counting on a crop in editing. Others wanted to be able to shoot all kinds of aspect ratios.

Hipstamatic has continued on its way for years now, adding new films, lenses and flashes, but sticking to their aesthetic of old film cameras. With film cameras, you were stuck with the film and lens you loaded up when you went out for your shoot – Hipstamatic was the same way (even though it was much simpler to swap out in the middle of a “roll”). Now, with the advent of release 3.0 (or 300, depending on how you look at it), Hipstamatic has changed their game entirely. They have upgraded in three different ways.

– The camera can be switched to “pro mode” which allows for tuning of exposure, focus, white balance, ISO and shutter speed as you capture your image.

– The aspect ratio of the image can be changed from square to rectangular.

– You can edit your photos after capture, changing film, lens, flash and a number of parameters. You can even add that Hipstamatic look to images captured with another camera, or created in art apps like iColorama or Procreate.

My first image shown here is the splash screen, edited in iColorama to make it square, and passed back through Hipstamatic to give it the border of Ina’s 1969 film”.

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TrueView Interview – What does your Work say about Mobile Photography and/or Mobile Art?” with Sylvia DeVoss from Virginia, USA

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Today, we are publishing a brand new TrueView Interview video, this time with the talented Mobile Photographer and Artist Sylvia DeVoss from Richmond, Virginia, USA.  We asked her, “What does your Work say about Mobile Photography and/or Mobile Art?”. Please watch the video and enjoy her answer…

This is a new section to TheAppWhisperer, we are so proud of all the wonderful artists who are contributing to our new section, ‘TrueView Interviews‘ is where we ask one singular question ‘What does your work say about Mobile Photography and/or Art?’ and it’s captured to video. This is such an exciting area, so many of you are working on your videos right now, we all want to see and hear you, what a joy and privilege it is. Thank you so much.

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APPart – Mobile Art – Pantone Color of the Day – Winner Announced – 30 September 2015

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Huge congratulations to our APPart Color of the Day with Pantone Daily Challenge winner. The Color of the Day was ‘Dream Blue’ 15-4005 with the accompanying descriptives ‘Intelligent, Resourceful and Colorful’. We feel that @klimtt – Cecillia sao thiago has captured the essence of these with this wonderful image, please check out her Instagram account, it’s fabulous.

Today’s Pantone color of the day is ‘Dusk’ (17-3812) and the accompanying descriptives are ‘Witty, Powerful, Talented’. So, we would like to see your creations using this colour in combination with those words, if possible. It’s a challenge after all!

To take part in this challenge, please create an image and post it to Instagram and include the hashtag #taw_appart_coloroftheday we will select a winner and feature them each day!

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Mobile Photography/Art – Pic of the Day (208) – via Instagram – TheAppWhisperer

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Here’s day two hundred and eight of our mobile photography/art Pic of the Day section via Instagram. Each day we will be selecting one image a day for our Pic of the Day section on Instagram with this hashtag – #theappwhisperer. Furthermore, each month we will also offer an overall prize to the image that receives the most love.

To ensure your image receives our attention, please upload it to Instagram with this hashtag – #theappwhisperer

Today, we congratulate @_jeanettevazquez – Jeanette Vazquez with this image “For me, photography is pure fiction“ – Sarah Moon.

Please check out her Instagram feed here for more stunning imagery.

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LG, Huawei and Google Team Up – Introduce Two Nexus Phones and One Tablet

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Google made Android to be an open platform that anyone can build on, and today there are 4,000+ Android devices in all shapes and sizes. Android’s diversity is why it’s become the most popular mobile platform in the world, and the latest version, Marshmallow, takes Android to a new level of performance.

Today they are introducing the latest Nexus hardware, both running Marshmallow, sweetened by amazing apps and sandwiched by some cutting-edge hardware:

  • Nexus 6P is the first all-metal-body Nexus phone. Built in collaboration with Huawei, this 5.7” phone is crafted from aeronautical-grade aluminum, with a USB Type-C port for fast charging, a powerful 64-bit processor, and a 12.3 MP camera sensor with massive 1.55µm pixels (hello, better photos!). The Nexus 6P starts at $499.
  • You’re not the only one who misses your Nexus 5. We’ve joined forces with LG to bring it back with the new Nexus 5X, which gives you great performance in a compact and light package, with a beautiful 5.2” screen and the same 12.3 MP camera and Type-C port as the Nexus 6P. Nexus 5X starts at $379.

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APPart – Mobile Art – Pantone Color of the Day – ‘Dusk’ – TheAppWhisperer

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Many of you have already seen our new segment to our APPart column here at TheAppWhisperer, edited by Bobbi McMurry.

We would like to inspire all mobile artists to create one image a day using the selected colour of Pantone’s ‘Color of the Day’ – see here (we will announce the colour each day). As well a ‘Color of the Day’, Pantone also link that colour with adjectives and/or nouns.

For your information Pantone’s ‘Color of the Day’ was originally created by renowned astrologer Michele Bernhardt – you can read more about her here.  

Today’s Pantone color of the day is ‘Dusk’ (17-3812) and the accompanying descriptives are ‘Witty, Powerful, Talented’. So, we would like to see your creations using this colour in combination with those words, if possible. It’s a challenge after all!

Once you have created your image, please post it to Instagram with the following hashtag #taw_appart_coloroftheday (please don’t forget the underscores). We will view each uploaded image a day and select a winning creation and this will be published to our main website here as well as being featured throughout our vast social media channels.

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Mobile Photography Tutorial – The Value of Layers, featuring Leonardo – Photo Editor

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We are delighted to publish Jerry Jobe’s latest mobile photography/art tutorial for our reading and viewing pleasure. This week Jobe takes a look at the comprehensive mobile photography app, Leonardo. Read his thoughts as he puts it through its paces (foreword by Joanne Carter).

Leonardo retails for $4.99/£3.99 and you can download it here.

The current explosion of mobile art and photography has introduced multitudes to digital techniques of manipulating images. Many, if not most of them, have no experience with the behemoth of desktop image editors, Photoshop. There’s certainly nothing wrong with that. Those of us that have, though, realize that there is an enormous value in using layered files to create art. I’m going to introduce some concepts of layering through the use of Leonardo, a brilliant photo editor with hundreds of features.

Layers can be thought of as stacks of glass, with the viewer looking down through them. The bottom glass contains the base image, and each glass on top of that covers part of the composite image below. Each glass has pixels either on part of the glass (with the remainder of the glass being transparent), or covering the entire glass, but being partially transparent in some way. The advantage of layers is that you can go back and adjust each piece of glass: move it around, adjust how clear it is, paint more pixels on it. If you want to add a green tint to a scene, but don’t want it to affect the butterfly you added to the scene, then you move the green tinted glass below the butterfly glass.

Layering is possible in a few apps, like Pixelmator and Laminar. My favorite layering app is Leonardo, by Pankaj Goswami, the creator of Superimpose. It’s a universal app, working on both the iPhone and iPad, and is worth the (relatively) hefty price of $4.99. Like Superimpose, Leonardo has no splash screen, so here’s the app’s icon, blown up ridiculously large.

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TrueView Interview – What does your Work say about Mobile Photography?” with Jormain Cady from Seattle, USA

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Today, we are publishing a brand new TrueView Interview video, this time with the talented Mobile Photographer Jormain Cady from Seattle, USA.  We asked her, “What does your Work say about Mobile Photography?”. Please watch the video and enjoy her answer…

This is a new section to TheAppWhisperer, we are so proud of all the wonderful artists who are contributing to our new section, ‘TrueView Interviews‘ is where we ask one singular question ‘What does your work say about Mobile Photography and/or Art?’ and it’s captured to video. This is such an exciting area, so many of you are working on your videos right now, we all want to see and hear you, what a joy and privilege it is. Thank you so much.

Read moreTrueView Interview – What does your Work say about Mobile Photography?” with Jormain Cady from Seattle, USA

Mobile Photography/Art – Pic of the Day (207) – via Instagram – TheAppWhisperer

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Here’s day two hundred and seven of our mobile photography/art Pic of the Day section via Instagram. Each day we will be selecting one image a day for our Pic of the Day section on Instagram with this hashtag – #theappwhisperer. Furthermore, each month we will also offer an overall prize to the image that receives the most love.

To ensure your image receives our attention, please upload it to Instagram with this hashtag – #theappwhisperer

Today, we congratulate @draman – Roger Guetta with this image “The Princess Bride“.

Please check out his Instagram feed here for more stunning imagery.

Read moreMobile Photography/Art – Pic of the Day (207) – via Instagram – TheAppWhisperer

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