Mostly Mobile Photography & Mobile Art – Tickle Your Fancy #50

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Welcome back to our fiftieth post in our Tickle Your Fancysection. Tickle Your Fancy’ includes a round-up of between three to five links to articles from around the internet that have specifically interested us during the course of the week. Ones that we feel are relevant to your interest in photography and art.

Just to explain the title for this section ‘Tickle Your Fancy’ is an English idiom and essentially means that something appeals to you and perhaps stimulates your imagination in an enthusiastic way, we felt it would make a great title for this new section of the site.

We really hope you enjoy these articles over the weekend…

On photography — in the smartphone era

In his new collections of essays, “Known and Strange Things” (the title is from a poem by Seamus Heaney), the writer and photographer Teju Cole covers lots of ground, metaphorically and otherwise. Roughly a third of the pieces are essays on literature written for The New Yorker and other magazines, while another third deal with international travel and politics. But the remainder — and the heart of the book — is a set of remarkably probing essays on photography, most written as a New York Times Magazine critic in his regular column, “On Photography”.

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6 Things Apple Iphone Users Should Buy For Amazing Pics

In 2015 there were a total of 230 million iPhones sold across the world. With iOS as its operating system, Apple iPhones are the second most widely used smartphones in the world. In 2016 a trend has been noticed, a trend where people have decided to keep their DSLRs home and have chosen to enjoy their hobby of photography with their Apple iPhones. Who can blame them? With iPhone like clarity, there is only so much you can complain about as a photographer. Recently, there was also news that professionals has started to use iPhones at big events such as for covering weddings.

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Starting again: How Instagram transformed artist Gill Button’s career

Gill Button creates oil paintings and inky portraits, posting images of her work to Instagram under the name @buttonfruit. She now has 66,000 followers and has been asked to create artwork for record sleeves, magazines, fashion houses and TV shows by people who have spotted her work on the platform. It’s an unexpected turn of events for Button, who started using the site to display personal work after becoming fed up with commercial illustration…

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Why do we struggle to respect women in the arts?

We all have heard about cases of sexual harassment or simply disrespectful attitudes towards females in workplaces, which sometimes get buried under the never ending mazes of bureaucracy, some other times they lead to job losses, penalties, warnings, sometimes plain ignorance. We’ve also seen several cases gain public attention whether through high profile trials in the court that are reported in the media or cases where social media brings them to our attention through hundreds of likes and shares.

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Confessions of a For-Profit Photography Teacher

Making a living as a commercial photographer these days can be tough. But trying to keep the lights on at “for-profit” schools that teach photography to budding professionals ain’t no picnic, either. Just ask anybody who used to work for Brooks Institute in California or Hallmark Institute of Photography  in Massachusetts.

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DJI’s new Osmo+ camera adds a zoom lens

DJI’s Osmo is already one of the better action camera / stabiliser (or gimbal) combos out there, but a new model is already on its way. Less than a year after the Osmo was released, DJI is introducing the Osmo+, a $649 camera and gimbal combo that improves on the original in one obvious but significant way: zoom.

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