Mobile Photography / Art Tutorial with 100 Cameras in 1: Making a Game of it

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We are delighted to publish Jerry Jobe’s latest mobile photography/art tutorial for our reading and viewing pleasure. This time Jobe takes a look at the app 100 Cameras in 1 by Stuck in Customs. Read Jobe’s thoughts about this app as he puts it through its paces (foreword by Joanne Carter). Take it away Jerry…

Stuck in Customs is free and you can download it here

"Photography and mobile art are fun pursuits. They can be all-encompassing, or a hobby that helps you pass the time in your down moments. Games can do the same. However, I find it strange that some would consider mobile photography and art a game. This is one of the quirky aspects of 100 Cameras in 1, a texturing app from Trey Ratcliff.

Ratcliff, on his website Stuck in Customs, offers several paid online courses in photography, including one that parallels his book on HDR. (I have not watched any of the free tutorials nor enrolled in any of the courses; that is not what I cover here.) His emphasis on HDR is surprising, considering that his app is a texturing app, like Stackables, Mextures, Photo Copier or Distressed FX.

100 Cameras in 1 is also odd in its connection to Game Center. As you use it, pop-ups tell you that you’ve earned a point for this and that, like saving a picture, accessing a menu item, and using particular filters. I, quite frankly, can’t be bothered with all that. The points seem to be their own reward, for you to “compare with friends”, and I can’t think of a greater waste of my time.

The bottom line, for me, is how useful the looks achieved though using the app are to me, and how easily I can achieve them. So let’s take a look".

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Revisit – How Smartphones are Changing Digital Photography

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Sometimes it is very interesting to revisit earlier posts to see how many predictions become true. I wrote this article for dpreview in 2011 (along with many more). In case you missed it, please go here.

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Mobile Photography/Art – Pic of the Day (374) – via Instagram – TheAppWhisperer

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Here’s day three hundred and seventy four 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 @blackbulbbrett – with this image.

Please view more of his stunning images here.

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APPart – Mobile Art – Pantone Color of the Day – ‘Grasshopper’ – 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 ‘Grasshopper’ (18-0332) and the accompanying descriptives are ‘Enduring, Active and Intelligent’. 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.Many of you have already seen our new segment to our APPart column here at TheAppWhisperer, edited by Bobbi McMurry.

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Mobile Photography/Art – Pic of the Day (373) – via Instagram – TheAppWhisperer

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Here’s day three hundred and seventy three 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 @marczetterblom – with this image.

Please view more of his stunning images here.

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APPart – Mobile Art – Pantone Color of the Day – ‘Burnt Orange’ – 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 ‘Burnt Orange’ (16-1448) and the accompanying descriptives are ‘Colorful, Unique, Communicator’. 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.Many of you have already seen our new segment to our APPart column here at TheAppWhisperer, edited by Bobbi McMurry.

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Mobile Photography & Art Flickr Group Showcase – 29 May 2016

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This weeks mobile photography and art flickr group showcase can be described as ‘a passionate romp through a seductive romance’. As you watch and listen you will notice how it gathers pace and its multi-stranded epic qualities tempt and hook you in. Enjoy, liberties are here for the taking.

If you would like your work to be considered for entry into our weekly Mobile Photography and Art flickr group, please submit it to our dedicated group, here. If you would like to view our previous Flickr Group Showcases (please go here).

Many congratulations to the following artists for being featured this week:

jillian2, Cristina Rossi, Jun Yamaguchi, Roy Savoy, Hotel Midnight – Deborah McMillion, Angie Lambert, Marguerite Khoury, Gloria Sanagustin, Rob Pearson-Wright, Yasuo Furue, Eric Raddatz – Eraddatz Photo, Aylin Argun, before.1st.light – Jane Schultz, TSOriginaux, Dominique Torrent, Vladimir Dimitroff, Nyanjiroo iCloud_9, Roger Guetta, Poetic Medium, Louise Whiting, Damian De Souza, Ioannis Sidiropoulos, Shel Serkin, Gianluca Ricoveri, Cristian Margarita, Candice (CLAY3) Railton, David DeNagel, Beezzz_ – Bonny Breddels, Liliana Schwitter, Carolyn Hall Young, Juta Jazz, Jenneke Tesselaar, Tomaso Belloni, Eliza Badoiu,

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Mobile Photography / Art – Saturday Poetry – “Hope’ ‘is the thing with Feathers’

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This weeks Saturday Poetry, matched with mobile photography/art is a poem entitled “Hope” ‘is the thing with feathers’ by one of America’s greatest and most original poets of all time, Emily Dickinson.

“As with many of her poems, Emily Dickinson takes an abstract feeling or idea – in this case, hope – and likens it to something physical, visible, and tangible – here, a singing bird. Hope, for Dickinson, sings its wordless tune and never stops singing it: nothing can faze it. In other words (as it were), hope does not communicate by ‘speaking’ to us in a conventional sense: it is a feeling that we get, not always a rational one, that cheers us even in dark times of despair. Indeed, hope is sweetest of all when the ‘Gale’ is busy raging: during turbulent or troubled times, hope is there for us. And hope can withstand just about anything: even in times of cold comfort (‘the chillest land’) or in foreign or unfamiliar climes (‘on the strangest Sea’), hope remains. And hope never asks for anything from us in return. It provides comfort and solace but does not require anything back”. source: InterestingLiterature

Today, I am matching the mobile artwork by @tankaqueen – Alexis Rotella to this poem. You can follow her on Instagram here @tankaqueen

To view the others we have published in this series, go here. To ensure your image receives our attention, please upload it to Instagram with this hashtag – #theappwhisperer

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Mobile Photography/Art – Pic of the Day (372) – via Instagram – TheAppWhisperer

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Here’s day three hundred and seventy two 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 @mitrydate – with this image.

Please view more of her stunning images here.

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Mobile Videography – MoJo – Interview with Chris Demiris and Terri Morgan from LumaTouch

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We are delighted to publish the first of a new series of mobile videography developer interviews edited by Vanessa Vox. This week Vox talks with Chris Demiris and Terri Morgan from LumaTouch. I think you will enjoy this very much… (foreword by Joanne Carter)

“LumaClip and LumaFX (released 2016) are two powerful iOS video apps they come highly recommended and are easy to use. Thus, I was very curious to know more about the developers behind these innovative new products.

In 2013 Chris Demiris (Engineering) and Terri Morgan (Design) co-founded ‘LumaTouch’ in Sandy (Utah, USA). Their intention was to ‘create innovative video products that take full advantage of modern touch interfaces’.

Previously Demiris and Morgan were the principal designer and the lead developer of ‘Pinnacle Studio’ for iOS. Their newly founded company ‘LumaTouch’ is still responsible for the updates of this well known and awarded video editing app. Currently a major overhaul of ‘Pinnacle Studio’ and ‘Pinnacle Studio Pro’ is under way.

The secret behind the success of LumaTouch is the development of the ‘SpryEngine’, the result of three years work. Spry is a powerful framework for developing video apps utilising the latest features of iOS. It is for this reason that LumaTouch is taking a leadership position.

The ‘SpryEngine’ is designed to handle many layers. The app LumaFX as an example is built on this basis, and allows to add up to eight real time effects on a clip. This was almost impossible before. It means more speed, more functions and more fun for the users.

Now let’s have a talk with Terri and Chris about their work and their vision”.

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