PolarPro Mobile Filter System

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Like many of you, I came to photography back in 35 mm film days. Nights (with others), in a darkroom gave me immense pleasure. The simplicities of mobile photography are extraordinary and you won’t find a bigger advocate of it because of this. That’s not to say that I don’t excited about accessories though now and again and right now, I will say in my typically British understated way, that from what I’ve seen so far, the Iris – Mobile Filter System by PolarPro and expansion pack, looks quite ingenious.

Compatible with iPhone X, iPhone 7/ Plus, iPhone 6/7/8 and Pixel 2/2XL mobile devices, the Iris Mobile Filter System includes ND8, ND16 and ND32 filters for reducing shutter speed in various lighting conditions. I have not (yet) seen these products physically, but what I have seen by way of their website and the YouTube video (below), they look good.

Go here to find out more and I’ll report new findings when I have further information.

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App of The Day – Camera+2

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Eight years after the release of the original Camera+, Camera+ 2 has been reimagined and rewritten from the ground up to provide you with the best photography experience. The same app includes all the shooting and editing tools for both iPhone and iPad — no IAPs required.

For the one off price of $1.99 (that’s with a 33% discount) you get the following (there are no in-app purchases)! You can pre-order this app, right here, it will be released for sale on May 29, 2018.

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An email from an Artist…

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A few days ago I received the following email in my inbox and it filled me with much joy. I asked the artist if I may share it with you all because it’s good, positive news and hopefully will add further motivation to our much loved cause.

The email was from Rebecca Bruyn a mobile artist of much talent. This is what she said:

“Hi Joanne

I just wanted to share with you how much I appreciate your vision, and your commitment, your joy in sharing your educational resources and supporting our continued exploration of this unusual medium.

You’ve inspired me so much so that I am now teaching intro classes to small local groups in a variety of settings on Cape Cod.

This particular setting is in Chatham overlooking the ocean, a gorgeous place to hopefully inspire new artists!

I make share the students know about TheAppWhisperer before they leave. And share that great 9 minute video you presented at the 2015 Photography conference in England that garnered tremendous interest.

I feel very blessed.

Thank you

Rebecca”

If you’d like to find out more about her mobile photography and art classes, please contact her here.

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Two new art suites of ice and snow are now being created in the year-round open ICEHOTEL, Sweden

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On December 15, the seasonal part of ICEHOTEL in Swedish Lapland opened. Thousands of overnight guests and day visitors and around 50 weddings later it is time for the seasonal suites to return to its source in Torne River. The year-round part of ICEHOTEL is still standing, and right now, two art suites of ice and snow are being created.

It’s dripping from the roof in the seasonal part of ICEHOTEL. The 35 rooms, hand-chiseled from ice and snow and the 80-meter long Main Hall and Ceremony Hall is now melting back into its source.

– This winter weather has been something extra. Sub-zero degrees from October until Easter and then switched to mild temperatures both days and nights. The quick changes in weather have kick-started the melting process and ICEHOTEL #28 is now melting back into Torne River, says Arne Bergh who is Creative Director at ICEHOTEL and has been following the ice art transforming into water again.

To see more, please visit here.

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Mobile Photography/Art Pic of the Day (806) via Instagram

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Here’s day eight hundred and six of our mobile photography/art Pic of the Day section via Instagram. Each day we select one image a day for our Pic of the Day section on Instagram, with this hashtag #theappwhisperer.

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

Today, we congratulate @ange_ombre – Ro Lannes with this breathtaking image, entitled “La Dame de Deuil”.

Go here to view more of her work

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LG Re-Imagines Green Urban Living At The Chelsea Flower Show

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Oh, this is definitely my kind of garden! The annual Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Chelsea Flower Show is currently taking place and this year, I’d say, it’s more gorgeous than ever. If you’ve not visited before, as always, it is in the grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea in London, SW3. It was first held in 1913 and it is the world’s premier exposition for flower and landscape gardens, attracting visitors from the world over.

In this year’s edition, LG’s Eco-City Garden is one of ten show gardens filling the Main Avenue and we can now confirm that this garden has been presented with the Show’s Silver Gilt medal for it’s ‘unique and innovative approach of integrating technology and nature to address today’s urban environmental issues’.

LG Electronics and Korean landscape architect, Hwang Hay-joung collaborated at the Chelsea Flower Show, with LG Eco-City Garden featuring a variety of innovative, environmentally-friendly technologies alongside today’s state-of-the-art appliances. LG Eco-City Garden shows how consumers’ increased dependency on technology can coexist with the environmental issues posed by contemporary lifestyles, as well as help reduce pollution in areas of high population density.

This is LG’s second project collaboration with Hwang, the first being LG Smart Garden at the 2016 Chelsea Flower Show, also a Silver Gilt medal winner. This year, Hwang integrated LG’s Internet of Things (IoT) technology with a model of a modern apartment to demonstrate sustainable urban living. For example, Hwang incorporated LG’s intelligent air purifier system controlled by the SmartThinQ app on the G7 ThinQ smartphone into her design.

LG Smart Garden highlights self-sufficiency and efficiency through the use of renewable energy in the form of solar panels that power LED lighting to produce the perfect conditions for plants to grow. The home is designed with its own spacious terraces, accessed from the kitchen and designed to receive plenty of sunlight. Plants and trees not only soften the visual impact, they play a role in controlling the indoor climate and filtering the air, while running water helps modulate noise pollution.

The showcase demonstrates closer interaction between concrete, glass and the greener environment. The naturalistic planting scheme shows how to incorporate wildflowers, perennials and a looser meadow-style planting into a garden. The aquaponic urban farm system nourishes a vertical vegetable and herb farm with nutrients generated from fish waste.

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Mobile Photography – Instagram TAKEOVER with @italianbrother – Day 1

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We are so excited with our latest Instagram TAKEOVER this time with @italianbrother – Dilshad Corleone from England, UK. He is a respected and very talented mobile street photographer. @italianbrother has been granted full access to our Instagram account and he is doing a very impressive job. We are very proud of him!

On Day 1 he selected a wonderful image by @to_be – Tuba Korhan, a mobile artist with huge talent. He writes “Picture selected by: @italianbrother Congratulations! Your shot has been selected and featured as photo of the day. Thank you for tagging #theappwhisperer”

Please take a look at our @TheAppWhisperer Instagram account to follow all the goings on and please also tag your images with #TheAppWhisperer, so that they can be found and potentially featured.

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Mobile Photography/Art Pic of the Day (805) via Instagram

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Here’s day eight hundred and five of our mobile photography/art Pic of the Day section via Instagram. Each day we select one image a day for our Pic of the Day section on Instagram, with this hashtag #theappwhisperer.

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

Today, we congratulate @sakont – Sakont Sangkamee with this breathtaking image, untitled.

Go here to view more of his work.

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Mobile Photography – App of the Day Recrop (previously known as AntiCrop) by TouchRetouch Developers ADVA Soft

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We are delighted today to annouce our App of the Day Recrop. This is an updated app, which was previously known as AntiCrop) by the developers of the uber popular TouchRetouch app, ADVA Soft. ReCrop has become more composition orientated as opposed to AntiCrop. It gives the operator a second chance to reframe your original shots, post capturing – allowing you to crop, uncrop and straighten.

The update, is not just all that though, there’s also a newly improved algorithm, meaning this app is now even better at filling in the expanded areas based on the content surrounding it and works best with uniform backgrounds. Straightening is lossless, just as it was in the previous version.

In addition to that, you can flip and rotate photos, move the frame strictly along the axes, if needed and choose from multiple saving and sharing options.

There are also embedded inapp tutorials too in the dramatically redesigned interface, to help you further.

We have embedded a tutorial video within this post, for you to further understand what we have written here, see below.

And of course, you know our generousity knows no bounds to our dear readers, so we’re going to offer you a chance to receive a promotional code for this app. Firstly, you will need to post a comment, in the comments section of this post, on our website – not on our vast social media channels, we need them at TheAppWhisperer.com – so we can extract your email address in order to organise the giveaway. If you’re stuck on what to write in the comment section, perhaps you’d like to give us some feedback, tell us how we’re doing, what you’d like to see and hopefully you’ll be selected a promotiional code for Recrop will find it’s way into your email Inbox. The other thing we would like you to do, if you don’t mind, is follow us on Twitter (that way you won’t miss anything in the future. All winners are selected at random, good luck!

If you’re too excited to wait to find out if you’re a winner of our app giveaway, you can head over to the app store right now, Recrop is there and waiting for you. It retails at $1.99, click here to go there.

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