Mobile Photography & Art – My Top Five Apps by Tania Konnerth from Germany

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We are revitalising our Top Five Apps section to our Photo App Lounge column. This a section within TheAppWhisperer where we ask highly accomplished mobile photographers and artists to list their top five apps and to explain why they have selected them. Kicking us off today is highly regarded mobile photographer and artist, Tania Konnerth from Germany, take a look! (foreword by Joanne Carter).

All images ©Tania Konnerth

 

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APPart Mini #3 Featuring Mobile Artist Aldo Pacheco / Sprawling The Fingers On City

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Please enjoy our third post to our new section within our APPart Column entitled – APPart Mini. This time our editor Bobbi McMurry talks with Aldo Pacheco to find out more about his work, over to you Bobbi. (Foreword by Joanne Carter).

Apps: Diana, Superimpose, Formulas, Retouch

“This piece had my full attention the moment I saw it! Aldo did such an expert job here creating a story that is both simple and complex. The background comprised of a muted photo of the Guggenheim Museum in New York. He has strategically placed a very bold image of the back of a child poised as if drawing on a wall. It’s always amazing to me how strong a figure can speak when shot from the back  done well, it’s instantaneously captivating. Aldo then very strategically paced a childlike drawing front and center, which could seem random if it weren’t such a calculated and integral part of the story. It’s the brightest element in the piece, with a drop shadow under the cloud forms pushing it further into the viewer’s eyes.

As a parent, I look at this piece as a comment on the importance of cultivating creativity in our children. They may or may not grow to have their work exhibited in the likes of the Guggenheim Museum, but no matter, creativity will help them in anything and everything they do.

Aldo was very generous in sharing his process and apps used in creating this fabulous image, enjoy!”

 

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Mobile Photography / Art – Three Years of Tutorials: A Recap, an Assembly Feature, and an iColorama Procedural

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Huge thanks to Jerry Jobe on his Mobile Photography / Art Tutorial Third Year Writing Anniversary. We have loved and enjoyed every single one of Jobe’s tutorials and we know that you do too.  This week, Jobe does something a little different, take a look…(foreword by Joanne Carter).

“On November 7, 2012, I published my first tutorial on Hipstamatic. As usual, on my anniversary, I like to take a look back. But there’s more to this article than a walk down memory lane. There’s a feature currently in beta for Assembly that I’d like to show you, and an iColorama procedural on how to create a multicolored water color painting like this one. So let’s get started!”

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Mobile Photography Tutorial – Diana – When a Little Mix-Up is a Good Thing

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We are delighted to publish Jerry Jobe’s latest mobile photography/art tutorial for our reading and viewing pleasure. This week Jobe takes a look at the mobile photography app, Diana. Read his thoughts as he puts it through its paces (foreword by Joanne Carter).

Diana is a free app and you can download it here

“If you have ever spent any time cooking, you should know the feeling of getting to the point in the recipe when you should be adding an ingredient you were certain you had, but it’s not there. “No sage! Coriander? Rosemary? Whatever!” Sometimes the result is wonderful, sometimes it’s not – but it’s never quite what you expect.

Diana is an app that randomly picks two images from your Camera Roll and slams them together. It can also apply one of the 40 available filters at random, or allow you to choose. The results can be wonderful, or a mess. But, just as with happy mistakes in cooking, the results can inspire you to try new techniques, new combinations of images. If nothing else, Diana can serve to stir your creative juices.

The reason I use the phrase “if nothing else” is that Diana is an app that does not give the user the level of control necessary to tweak the results of the mix. It can be a frustrating app in that way. But if you have some time to spend with it, it can be worthwhile. Sometimes I can try a dozen or two random combinations, and not come up with something useable – but I leave the session with several ideas. That’s gotta be good – right?

The splash screen for Diana is a silhouette. The developers of Diana stress how well silhouettes work with their app. They certainly do work well. Unfortunately, I don’t have a lot of silhouettes on my Camera Roll (probably under .05 percent), so you won’t be seeing any in this tutorial. I will show you where you can see some examples of Diana’s use of silhouettes, however”.

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Streets Ahead – Thirty Fifth Edition – Mobile Street Photography

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Welcome to the thirty fifth edition of “Streets Ahead,” 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 … Read more

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