Joanne Carter is the Founder and Editorial Director of TheAppWhisperer.com. A Professional Photographer and Associate of the British Industry of Professional Photographers. Joanne is also a Columnist for Vogue Italia, Contributing Editor to LensCulture, Contributor to the BBC and has worked as a Journalist for Professional Photographer Magazine, NikonPro Magazine, DPReview.com, Android Magazine, The Times, The Sunday Times, Popular Photography & Imaging, The Guardian, Digital Arts Magazine, London Features International, Which Magazine, Readers Digest, Graphix magazine, ePhotoZine.com. Joanne has presented at the Museum of Art in Seoul, South Korea as well as at The Photography Show in the UK. Joanne has also lead as Judge for various mobile photography competitions including the Mobile Photo Awards, MIRA, FiPA and mDAC. Currently as well as running TheAppWhisperer.com, Joanne is working on various projects, all related to her love and passion of mobile photography and art.
Photography has always been synonymous with fun and magic. As a kid, it was fun to compose, fun to capture, magic to develop and process, and fun to share. It was fun to seek out photos and to engage people, and magic to travel to new lands or find the unusual in familiar places. It was magic to convey an emotion or make a point and touch others through visual imagery that I created. As an adult, photography continues to be more fun and magical than I ever dreamed! Despite changes in technology that have occurred during my lifetime, the esthetic of photography remains much the same. The creative mind of the photographer is still the most important element in a great photo. The camera doesn’t create a photograph any more than a hammer designs a building; it’s merely a tool that allows us to create our vision. Today, my camera bag holds two mirrorless cameras, an infrared camera, a point-and-shoot, and the iPhone 7 Plus and X. Of these tools, I credit my use of iPhones since 2010 with providing more opportunities to practice the esthetics of photography, making me a better photographer regardless of the camera I’m using. And photography has never been more fun and magical!