New! Mobile Photography, Art & Videography – App of the Day

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We are always working on new features and ideas here at TheAppWhisperer HQ, one that we are bringing to fruition today is to introduce a new Mobile Photography, Art or Videography App of the day, some you may of heard of, others might be completely new to you. Whatever your developmental stage into the beautiful immersive and supportive world of Mobile Photography, Art and Videography, we’re hoping to keep you fully informed at all times.

The other point to bear in mind, is not all of the apps we introduce here will be for the iOS system, we have been testing the Huawei P10 for sometime now and we are hugely impressed with not only its camera but its photographic output as well including the apps from the Google Play store that fit it so well. It’s a few years since I’ve written for Android Magazine, but it’s an area I’ve kept a close eye on.

We always welcome feedback here at TheAppWhisperer, so if there’s a particular app that you feel we really should be shouting about, please let us know in the comments below.

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Mobile Photography – Final Call for Entries to Huawei and Dazed ‘Reveal the Real You’ Photography Initiative

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Global smartphone manufacturer, Huawei, and youth culture magazine, Dazed, are issuing a final call for creatives to enter their ‘Reveal the Real You’ initiative. Due to high demand, entries to the community-led photo project have been extended to October 1st 2017 and will see three collaborators awarded a £10,000 bursary to donate to the community cause of their choice. The project is the latest partnership from Huawei that aims to inspire people to use their smartphone as a tool of self-expression.  

The campaign officially launched at the Peckhamplex cinema on 4th September 2017 with a large-scale street exhibition featuring images shot by emerging photography talent and Peckham local, Campbell Addy. Addy used the project as an opportunity to shine a light on social diversity within the local creative community and showcased ten images including a portrait of King Owusu who featured in the historic all-black Pirelli 2017 calendar.

Commenting on his work, Addy said: “I want to shine a light on the artists of South London, breaking down the expected view of artists as the privileged middle class. I am championing the people of Peckham who are ‘doing the most with the least”.

Addy’s images were shot on the Huawei P10 and serve as a call to action – inspiring other young people to pick up a camera and document the causes and community that have had an impact on their lives. People interested in entering simply need to share a few sentences on their chosen community and 3 – 5 relevant images from their photography portfolio and as Reveal the Real You gathers momentum it will culminate in a shortlist of twenty photographers being given Huawei P10 smartphones to document their stories. A panel of expert, independent judges will then award three winners £10,000 each to donate to the charity of their choice as well as being an exhibition of their winning imagery to raise the profile of their cause further.

Evidenced by its partnership with Leica, the camera brand that democratised photography by taking cameras out of the studio and onto the streets, Huawei believes in photography as the medium through which anyone can share their stories and opinions thanks to its smartphones. ‘Reveal the Real You’, harnesses the power of mobile phone photography, making it possible for anyone to shine a spotlight on communities, causes and ideologies that they feel passionately about.

Andrew Garrihy; Huawei Europe, CMO said: “The photography capabilities on our phones allow anyone to take thought provoking images. Putting that power in people’s hands, has given everyone a platform to tell their story and help others understand more about their passions and beliefs through images. Reveal the Real You is simply an extension of what people do every day. We want to give inspired, committed people the opportunity to make a difference in their local community; give them a platform to get their voice heard and make things they never thought possible happen.”

Reveal the Real You is one element of a wider partnership Huawei has formed with Dazed, which will see Huawei smartphones act as the lens that shine a light on a variety of causes, creations and conversations that were previously hidden or hard to reach.

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Mobile Photography and Art – A Picture’s Worth with Luis Rodriguez from Madrid, Spain

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A Picture’s Worth‘… is where we ask mobile photographers that have created powerful mobile photography/art to explain the processes they took. This includes their initial thoughts as to what they wanted to create, why they wanted to create it, how they created it, including all apps used and what they wanted to convey. We also ask these incredible artists to explain their emotions and how the image projects those feelings. We have published a few A Picture’s Worth articles recently, if you have missed those – please go here.

In this ‘A Picture’s Worth’ today we asked Luis Rodriguez, also known as Lrh Arquitecto to tell us more about his image featured.  Rodriguez has detailed his thoughts below, we think you’ll find this invaluable…

“Thank you, Joanne, for your interest in my work. There are two styles that interest me, when it comes to talk about mobile photography: reflections and street photography. Both kind of shots are always taken outside, therefore, they could included in what some people would call “urban photography”.

As I have already explained in the first video I recorded for TheAppWhisperer, I love street photography. I love to capture the people that wander around the streets, especially their expressions, faces, and so on.

But there´s something else that interest me ever since I started on mobile photography: the reflection. I love to see the world reflected on different surfaces: water, glass façades, buses, cars, etc. They usually show us the world in a very different way as our eyes usually see it. The key to get a good reflection pic is to have a reflecting surface in the shade which reflects something lit by the sun light.

The picture I´m showing now was taken at the end of April, during a trip my wife and I did to Bilbao, in the north of Spain. As an architect, I was interested on visiting the building, which has a very interesting glass façades which produces lots of different reflections. I took advantage of a very clean car which reflected perfectly the façade. What attracted me most is the fact that there´s a double reflection in the picture, that is to say, the car´s metallic roof reflects the glass façade of the building which, at the same time, reflects the buildings in front of it.

It was taken on my Huawei P10 and only used Snapseed to edit it. The edit only pretends to enhance the colours and the light on the lit façade. Nothing else. I don´t like “heavy editing”. To me, it´s like using makeup on a picture. I usually say that “the edit won´t make a bad pic look like a good pic”. The original pic must be good enough, the edit just makes it slightly better.

I think that´s all. Thank you again, Joanne”.

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