Mobile Photography Competition – Huawei Next-Image Second Annual Awards Competition – Free to Enter – $20,000 Grand Prize

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We are delighted to announce the #Huawei Next-Image Second Annual Awards Competition. Building on the huge success of last year’s global smartphone photography awards, HUAWEI have opened entries for their second annual NEXT-IMAGE Awards, with the support of the International Center of Photography (ICP).

Visual creatives from across the world are invited to submit their entries and compete to become NEXT-IMAGE finalists with their work being judged by a panel of experts.

The annual NEXT-IMAGE Awards were created by HUAWEI to redefine visual expression and culture through more professional and intuitive smartphone cameras. Having started in 2017, the awards provide HUAWEI smartphone users from around the world with a gallery where they can showcase their best work to a global audience. Last year there were over 157,000 submissions to the awards from over 90 different countries, with 500 finalists chosen.

To enter this FREE to enter competition, please go here

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Mobile Photography – OnePlus 6: The Alternative Flagship – SmartPhone Review – DxOMark with Kevin Carter

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Some of you may know, many of you do not know, my husband Kevin Carter is a photographic technical expert and journalist. He works at an extremely high level, imparting his knowledge and never compromising his journalistic integrity.

As well as that, he’s an editor for DxOMark and he’s just completed his latest review which includes an in-depth analysis of the OnePlus 6 smartphone camera. Its resulted in an overall score of 96 points. The OnePlus 6 was released in late May and it is the latest dual camera-equipped smartphone from Chinese brand OnePlus. It is a premium model featuring a large 6.28-in AMOLED edge-to-edge display and powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset.

The OnePlus 6’s main camera has a 16MP 1/2.6”-type sensor that is combined with a stabilised f/1.7 lens. The secondary camera is used for applying depth-of-field effects and an improved digital zoom. While it has a slightly higher-resolution 20MP sensor, it has the same f/1.7-aperture lens as the main camera (but not stabilisation).

With a total Photo score of 100 points, the OnePlus 6 achieves one of the better scores for still images in DxOMark’s testing to date. The overall Photo score is calculated from sub-scores in tests that examine different aspects of its performance under different lighting conditions.

If that’s piqued your interest, you can read his full report here.

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Mobile Art and Photography That Has Influenced Me – Interview with Kate Zari Roberts from the USA

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We are delighted to bring you the fifth in our brand new  ‘Mobile Art and Photography that has Influenced Me’ series of interviews at TheAppWhisperer. Within this series, we contact well established and highly regarded mobile photographers and artists and ask them a sequence of questions. Each one relates to mobile art and photography that has inveigled and continues to impact them, by other mobile artists throughout the world. Our fifth interview is with Kate Zari Roberts from the USA, enjoy!

In this interview, Roberts cites work by GP Merfeld, Robin Robertis, Edward Weston, Ansel Adams, Elliott Porter, Jerry Uelsmann, Josef Skye Tornick, Karen Divine, Lydia Cassatt and Lori Hillsberg.

To read others in this series please go here.

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Mobile Photography – Instagram TAKEOVER with @armineh29 – Armineh Hovanesian – Day 1

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We are so proud to invite back @armineh29 – Armineh Hovanesian to take over our Instagram account for the next 14 days. She has already selected @kristie_michele_art – Kristie Benoit’s image below for day 1 and it’s spectacular.

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 – Instagram TAKEOVER with @luison – Days 11 – 14

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We are so grateful to @luison – lrh arquitecto whom we entrusted with our Instagram account over the past 14 days, his vision and commitment is second to none. Between days 11 – 14 @luision has selected some incredible Instagram accounts and we have featured his selections below. Many congratulations to @barbaranebel – Barbara Nebel, @edith.meier – Edith Meier, @renevacolor – Rene and of course @luison himself, many congratulations to all for being featured!

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 highlighted.

We now have a new #takeover master, details to follow in the next post!

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Mobile Photography/Art Pic of the Day (846) via Instagram

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Here’s day eight hundred and forty 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 @photosthebluestable – Christine O Sobczak with this stunning image entitled ‘And In This Hour Of Darkness’.

To view more of her work, please go here.

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The World’s First Photography Competition Judged by AI and a Leica Photographer with Huawei Announced

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Huawei has launched a competition to spark a renaissance in photography and discover the next stars of Western Europe’s photography scene, as rated by the HUAWEI P20 Pro’s AI and Alex Lambrechts, a top Leica photographer.  The campaign is the latest activity for the HUAWEI P20 Series launch campaign and brings to life Huawei’s leadership in AI photography.

“We have trained the AI in our P20 Pro smartphone to understand what makes an amazing photo” explains Andrew Garrihy, CMO Huawei Western Europe. ‘This innovation is helping us to identify emerging creative talent across Europe and showcase their photography potential to others. ”

Budding photographers will be encouraged to submit their photography by some of Europe’s most influential opinion leaders, chosen for their passion for photography, art and design. Photos can be uploaded via an interactive Chatbot on FB Messenger and will be reviewed and rated using the AI algorithm on the HUAWEI P20 Pro. Trained using 4,000,000 images taken by professional photographers and picture editors the AI will then give each photo a personalised AI score based on parameters such as focus, jitter, deflection, colour and composition.

The competition, which is open to the public, is open for the next eight weeks and will feature five different themes over the course of the competition, including ’A New Renaissance’, ‘After Dark’ and ‘Deep in Detail’.

A prize will be awarded for the best photograph within each theme, giving entrants five chances to win a HUAWEI P20 Pro. The top overall winners (10 in total) will ultimately be selected to win a trip to Italian art capital Florence, home of the Renaissance, to attend a Leica photography masterclass.

The photos captured in Florence will then be judged by Huawei’s AI and a top Leica photographer, and for one lucky winner, there’s the ultimate prize of being whisked away for a grand tour across three of Europe’s most picturesque countries. The best photos from the competition will be sold to raise money for a local charity.

To find out more, go here.

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Mobile Photography/Art Pic of the Day (845) via Instagram

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Here’s day eight hundred and forty 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 @nunollourenco – Nuno Lourenco with his stunning image entitled ‘one million adventures’.

To view more of her work, please go here.

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Mobile Photography & Art – Flickr Group Showcase – 15 July 2018

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‘How to fail’ is a podcast series by journalist and novelist Elizabeth Day, whereupon she interviews celebrities and asks them to list three examples, demonstrating their  failures in life. Perhaps, not surprisingly, men somewhat balked at the idea that they’d failed at anything and when pressed, admitted to losing tennis matches, or the inability to get souffles to rise, whereas women confessed they had trouble limiting the list to just three failures. Naturally, my thoughts drifted to my own failures, where to start… trying too hard to find love as a teenager complete with ‘mistakes’…, not selling my first cottage before the property crash in 1990 when I was 21, progressing too soon with pregnancy following major liver surgery, I could go on, of course. Day explains “the only way to survive [life crises] is to surrender to the process”. Like Day, it dawned on me that I had my work and I am lucky because my work here at TheAppWhisperer, comfortably means I am never fully alone, I always have the most gracious company, by my side. And you’ll see them in his weeks’ Mobile Photography & Art showcase, a glowing example of true, dear artists. And, actually, when looking at my failures, I could also see my successes, which curiously ran alongside. Had I not been so starved of love as a young girl, I may not have met the man that I married, who worships, not only ever area of my physical body, but also my mind, he is my nourishment, he is my strength. Had I indeed sold my cottage in 1990, then I would not have had a place to rehabilitate, following major life saving liver surgery in 1993. Had I not become pregnant in late 1995, my dear son, Jake would not be here, with us today. The riches of life can sometimes only be learned from our failures. As Day who listed divorce as one her failures explained, as she folded her wedding dress into a box, wrapping it carefully in layers of tissue paper for the nice woman in Shropshire who had bought it on eBay realised, this wasn’t failure at all, it was a part of life, she had learned from it and now she was letting it go, the failure had departed, the creator had returned.

Enjoy this triumph of a showcase, each singular image has the capacity to provoke and to surprise, each one, full of life.

Thank you to all artists for submitting your works. If you would like your work to be considered for entry in to our weekly Mobile Photography and Art Flickr Group, please submit it to our dedicated group, here.

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

Maarten Oortwjin, borisbschulz2009, Catherine Caddigan, nheco, Dina Alfasi, nashira190, Poetic Medium, Raja Cretonne, Francesco Sambati, Paul Toussaint, jillian2 – Jill Lian, Luison – Lrh – , Clare Pickett, Shel Serkin, Sui Sawada, I Rome, gcosta9 – Gina Costa, Kate Zari Roberts, Nick Kenrick, Kathy Clay, Marianne Rieter, Gianluca Ricoveri, Susan Rennie, Lorenka Campos, Deborah McMillion, Jun Yamaguchi, before.1st.light – Jane Schultz, Ghost, Linda Hollier, Cindy Buske, TheiPhoneArtGirl – Meri Walker.

Music this week – ‘Oxygen’ ©Stephanie Schneiderman

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Mobile Photography – Instagram TAKEOVER with @luison – Days 5 – 10

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We are so excited with our latest Instagram TAKEOVER this time with @luison – lrh arquitecto – Luis from Madrid, Spain. He is a respected and very talented mobile street photographer and has been granted full access to our Instagram account and he is doing an impressive job. We are very proud of him!

Between days 5 – 10 @luision has selected some incredible images and we have featured his selections below. Many congratulations to @_soulkitchen_ Valeria, @misarfa – Micaela, @raulbar – Raul, @christinemignon – Christine Mignon, @or.nella – Ornella, @gricoveri – Gianluca Ricoveri for being featured!

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 highlighted.

 

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