Mobile Photography – StreetsAhead – Special Edition – Women’s March 21 January 2017

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Welcome to our Special Edition – Women’s March of 21 January 2017, StreetsAhead Showcase. Gina Costa and Cara Gallardo Weil our highly talented StreetsAhead Editors have chosen three distinct images to critique. These include images by Donna Donato, Heather Mc … Read more

Mobile Photography – Streets Ahead – Fifty Second Edition – Women’s Street Photography Collective

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Welcome to our fifty second edition of “StreetsAhead,” a weekly column dedicated to women mobile street photographers. Each week we review and curate work that was submitted to our Flickr Group. In addition to creating a showcase video which features a sampling of submitted work, we also highlight a few images that caught our attention… offering some thoughtful commentary about technique, composition, and subject matter.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) about Women Photographers/Artists and Street Photography, in general.

So, if you are a woman street photographer, please join our growing community… I’m sure that you will agree that we are a very enthusiastic and supportive group of women!!

• Flickr Group (for weekly showcase submissions)

• Facebook Group (for information sharing/discussions)

A blazing array of intelligent and utterly compelling images curated and critiqued by our hugely talented editors for our StreetsAhead Column, Cara Gallardo Weil and Gina Costa” (foreword by Joanne Carter).

Many congratulations to the following artists for being featured this week including: Magda Djm, Julia Nathanson, Cindy Buske, Vivi Hanson Sacerdote, Giulia Baita, Laura Peischl, Deen Berton, Kate Zari Roberts, Jessy Menchaca, Liz Traynor, Paula Betlem, Montse Abad, Nisha Samararatne, Sara Augenbraun, Susan Rennie, Ile Mont, Meri Walker, Lee Atwell, Isabel Afonso, Kathy Clay, Pattie Baker, Dina Alfasi, Karen Axelrad, Connie Gardner Rosenthal, Basak Aytek, Christine Mignon, Donna Donato and Elaine Taylor.

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Mobile Photography – Streets Ahead – Fifty First Edition – Women’s Street Photography Collective

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Welcome to our fifty first edition of “StreetsAhead,” a weekly column dedicated to women mobile street photographers. Each week we review and curate work that was submitted to our Flickr Group. In addition to creating a showcase video which features a sampling of submitted work, we also highlight a few images that caught our attention… offering some thoughtful commentary about technique, composition, and subject matter.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) about Women Photographers/Artists and Street Photography, in general.

So, if you are a woman street photographer, please join our growing community… I’m sure that you will agree that we are a very enthusiastic and supportive group of women!!

• Flickr Group (for weekly showcase submissions)

• Facebook Group (for information sharing/discussions)

A blazing array of intelligent and utterly compelling images curated and critiqued by our hugely talented editors for our StreetsAhead Column, Cara Gallardo Weil and Gina Costa” (foreword by Joanne Carter).

Many congratulations to the following artists for being featured this week including: Lisa Guerriero, be.mo.re, Paula Betlem, Lee Atwell, Basak Aytek, Armineh Hovanesian, Cindy Buske, Sara Augenbraum, Magda DJM, Tuba Korhan, Christine Mignon, Susan Rennie, Fiona Christian, Kate Hailey, Karen Axelrad, Gina Costa, Michaela Meerkatz, Donna Donato, Jo Sullivan, Montse Abad, Kate Zari Roberts, Julia Nathanson.

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‘Keep The Focus’ – Meditation Techniques for Street Photographers – Free eBook

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Many of us either try or do use meditation in our daily routines to aid our well being. Bringing brain and body together, in harmony, can help us deal with many things that we face each day. I need to practice it more, I know that many in our mobile photography community are huge advocates of it, not least our dear friend Carolyn Hall Young, who I know has practised it since she was 16 years old and it has helped her cope with so much. So, with that in mind, I was very interested to learn of this new free eBook ‘Keep the Focus’, which is a practical guide to help improve your street photography with three meditation techniques.

This project was initiated by German Street Photographer Thomas Ludwig and he has been practising meditation since 1999 and has been studying Buddhism since 2010 at the Tibetan Centre in Hamburg, Germany under patronage of HH the Dalai Lama. An array of outstanding street photographers have contributed to this project and include Mike Boening, Valerie Jardin, Eric Kim, Marco Larousse, Thomas Leuthard, Rinzi Roco Ruiz, Spyros Papaspyropoulos and Forrest Walker.

This free ebook is available in English and German.

To download the English version, click here

To download the German version, click here.

I would love to receive readers feedback on this new book, it’s extremely interesting to me. Please feedback in the comments below.

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New App on the Streetography

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There’s a pretty cool smart new app on the street, going by the name of Streetography. Now this app helps you to explore new areas by crowd sourcing locations and information. It’s like a Maps for Instagram. By utilising 500px, Streetography essentially puts other photographers images on the map to help you explore.

By viewing images of streets, through other photographers lenses, it helps you, discern where you might want to visit. Interested in street art? See if you can see any images of street art in that vicinity via the app.

This is a new and upcoming app, it aims to branch out with locations portrayed throughout the world. I think this app has promise.

If you want to try it, you can download it for free, here.

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Mobile Photography – Streets Ahead Interview – Paula Betlem – Mobile Street Photography

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This is a really insightful and absorbing interview between our hugely talented co-editor of StreetsAhead, Cara Gallardo Weil and the inspirational, fresh and very exciting mobile street photographer, Paula Betlem. Thank you both for this, our readers are going to love it! (foreword by Joanne Carter).

“This week, the Women’s Mobile Street Photography Collective (StreetsAhead) is pleased and honoured to feature Paula Betlam in our interview segment.

I first noticed Paula’s work when she posted some photos on the Hipstamatic Street Photography page on Facebook. Although relatively new to street photography, she is a keen observer and has a good eye for composition. I highly recommend a visit to Paula’s gallery where you will see some of her other work as well as her street photography”.

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Apple Reinvents the Wireless Headphone with AirPods

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Not so good for stealth mobile street photography… what are your thoughts?

Yesterday, Apple introduced AirPods, innovative new wireless headphones that use advanced technology to reinvent how we listen to music, make phone calls, enjoy TV shows and movies, play games and interact with Siri, providing a wireless audio experience not possible before. AirPods eliminate the hassles of wireless headphones, by just flipping open the lid of its innovative charging case and with one tap, they are instantly set up and ready to work with your iPhone and Apple Watch. Advanced sensors know when you are listening and automatically play and pause your music. Using Siri, AirPods allow you to access your favourite personal assistant with just a double tap. This revolutionary experience is enabled by the new ultra-low power Apple W1 chip, which enables AirPods to deliver high-quality audio and industry-leading battery life in a completely wireless design. AirPods will be available starting in late October.

“AirPods are the first headphones to deliver a breakthrough wireless audio experience, and with the new Apple W1 chip they deliver innovative features including high quality sound, great battery life and automatic setup,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “AirPods are simple and magical to use, with no switches or buttons, automatically connecting to all your Apple devices simply and seamlessly, and letting you access Siri with just a double tap. We can’t wait for users to try them with iPhone 7 and Apple Watch Series 2.”

With AirPods, setting up and using wireless headphones has never been easier. Just open the charging case near your iPhone and with a simple tap, AirPods are immediately set up with all the devices signed into your iCloud account, including your iPad and Mac. AirPods are connected and ready to go when you are, just put them in your ears when you want to listen. AirPods can intelligently and seamlessly switch from a call on your iPhone to listening to music on your Apple Watch.

The all new Apple W1 chip enables the groundbreaking innovations in AirPods, with dual optical sensors and accelerometers in each AirPod that work with the W1 chip to detect when AirPods are in your ear, so they only play when you are ready to listen. Simply remove them to automatically pause the music, or just remove one to have a conversation and automatically resume when you put it back. Access Siri with a double tap to your AirPods to select and control your music, change the volume, check your battery life or perform any other Siri task. An additional accelerometer in each AirPod detects when you’re speaking, enabling a pair of beam-forming microphones to focus on the sound of your voice, filtering out external noise to make your voice sound clearer than ever before.

The ultra-low power Apple W1 chip operates at one-third of the power of traditional wireless chips, enabling AirPods to deliver up to 5 hours of listening time on one charge. The custom-designed charging case holds additional charges, for an industry-leading more than 24 hours of total listening time,* ensuring AirPods are charged and ready to go whenever you are.

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Mobile Photography – Streets Ahead – Fiftieth Edition – Women’s Street Photography Collective

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Welcome to our fiftieth edition of “StreetsAhead,” a weekly column dedicated to women mobile street photographers. Each week we review and curate work that was submitted to our Flickr Group. In addition to creating a showcase video which features a sampling of submitted work, we also highlight a few images that caught our attention… offering some thoughtful commentary about technique, composition, and subject matter.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) about Women Photographers/Artists and Street Photography, in general.

So, if you are a woman street photographer, please join our growing community… I’m sure that you will agree that we are a very enthusiastic and supportive group of women!!

• Flickr Group (for weekly showcase submissions)

• Facebook Group (for information sharing/discussions)

I am completely enthralled by the atmosphere in this collection of hand-picked images as well as the articulate and expressive commentary by Gina Costa. Cara Gallardo Weil has put together such an intense video, almost unknowingly reinvigorating mobile street photography as we know it! We owe so much to our wonderful editors, thank you both so much” (text: Joanne Carter).

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

Dina Alfasi, Basak Aytek, Eliza Badoiu, Rosanna Cappiello, Donna Donato, Louise Whiting, Gillian Brodie, Gina Costa, Isabel Afonso, Laura Peischl, Ile Mont, Laetitia HC, Kate Zari Roberts, Julia Longiotti, Liz Traynor, Julia Nathanson, Susan Rennie, Dominique Torrent, Shayna Schulman, Ilana Akoundi, Jo Sullivan, Karen Axelrad, Michaela Meerkatz, Kathy Clay, Natali Prosvetova, Magda DJM, Goha Radziszewka, Lee Atwell, Connie Gardener Rosenthal, Trish Korous, Allyson Marie and Paula Betlem.

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My Latest Mobile Photography LensCulture Article – ‘In Conversation with Cara Gallardo Weil’

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“I like to shoot with my iPhone as it gives me the ability to be spontaneous, to work discreetly and to catch moments of life without being obtrusive. Having access to different apps opens up many creative possibilities – one can push an image to the limit or keep it simple”.

—Cara Gallardo Weil in conversation with LensCulture Contributing Editor, Joanne Carter

 

I am currently writing a wonderful assortment of mobile street photography interviews for LensCulture (as their Contributing Editor) and this week I am delighted to publish, (simultaneously here at TheAppWhisperer.com), a captivating interview with Cara Gallardo Weil, a street photographer we are all very familiar with. Not only does Gallardo Weil, co-edit (with Gina Costa) our hugely popular women’s mobile street collective – StreetsAhead, but she’s also renown as a huge talent to mobile street photography.

I have published the article below and if you would like to also view it on LensCulture, please go here.

To view some of the other articles I have published to LensCulture, please go here.

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Streets Ahead – Women’s Mobile Street Photography – New Challenge – ‘Panning’

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We are proud to announce a new Challenge to our Women’s Mobile Street Photography Collective – Streets Ahead.  The details are below and the selected images will be portrayed in a showcase later in the month, for an example of that, please see here.

CHALLENGE 13: Panning

Deadline 20 July 2016

Time for a new challenge. Panning on the street with your mobile phone. Panning is not about movement, it is movement, and that’s what makes it challenging: it’s the following of a moving subject along its plane of motion. Most often it’s a horizontal plane with the subject a runner, a rider and so on. Essentially, you should be striving to keep something within the picture sharp. Try to decide which element of the image you want to keep sharp.

To help you with this challenge we suggest you download Slow Shutter Cam. If you set the shutter speed within the app to 0.5 seconds, for faster moving subjects, you’ll get some great effects. Freeze Control is available in Motion Blur and Light trail modes. As the developers of Slow Shutter Cam explain “the Freeze control allows you to put more or less emphasis on the first or last frame of a capture session. Moving the slider to the left will put more emphasis on the first frame, while moving the slider to the right will put more emphasis on the last frame”.

A recap of the rules and procedure for entry:

1. Maximum of three entries per person – please do not upload any other images to this group as it has been created specifically for the challenge only. The admins will delete images that are not relevant.

2. Upload your images to the group on flickr that has been created specifically for the challenge entries.

http://www.flickr.com/groups/2298376@N24/

3. Please label your image ‘Challenge 13: Panning’

4. Photos from a mobile device only please.

5. As this group is to highlight women photographers, we will only accept work shot by women.

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