Sony Collaborates with Street Artists to Bring to Life the Low Light Photography capabilities of the Xperia Z3 Smartphone

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This weekend saw the first of five ultra violet art murals appear across London as part of a collaboration between Sony Mobile and a series of street artists including Dan Kitchener, to bring to life the low light photography capabilities of its Xperia Z3 smartphone.

Thanks to the superiority of the Xperia Z3, and its ability to capture crisp images in low light situations, Sony has teamed up with a series artists including, Zina, Oliver Switch and Replete to create a collection of exclusive works that come alive at night.  Brought to life by ultra violet lights, the murals offer passers-by a unique street-art experience in the dark.  

The project was kicked off by artist Dan Kitchener, well-known for his modern impressionistic street scenes at night.  The perfect recruit to highlight Sony’s low light photography feature, Kitchener’s mural adorns the Hat and Feathers Pub at 2 Clerkenwell Road and has already sparked considerable conversation on social media. 

The next seven weeks will see five artists in total take to the streets of the capital and create murals around the theme of ‘I Can See in the Dark’ which aligns with Sony’s latest ‘I Can’ advertising campaign.  The second mural, created by artist Zina, will be live from 20th July on the Great Eastern Bear Gallery in Shoreditch.

Drawing on years of expertise from Sony’s award-winning Cyber-shot™ and Handycam™ technologies, Xperia Z3 delivers superior image quality, better detail and a clearer shot thanks to its  ISO 12800 sensitivity.

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Mobile Photography/Art – TrueView Interview with Diana Nicholette Jeon – ‘What does your work say about Mobile Photography/Art?’

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We are so proud of all the wonderful artists who are contributing to our new section, TrueView Interviews, it’s where we ask one singular question ‘What does your work say about Mobile Photography and/or Art?’ and it’s captured to video. This is such an exciting area, so many of you are working on your videos right now, we all want to see and hear you, what a joy and privilege it is. Thank you all so much.

Yesterday, we published Jamie Glasser’s TrueView video. Glasser is our Editor for our Artistic Anarchy: Mobile Art Collusion Column, if you missed it, please go here.  Today, we are publishing Diana Nicholette Jeon’s video. Each video is as unique and individual as each artist. We are fully conscious and respectful that you are all capturing a part of yourself and sharing it with us and we love it.  Thank you.

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Mobile Photography – iSights – ‘Nailed it!’ by Janine Graf

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We’re excited to publish our latest iSights column article by our fabulous editor Janine Graf. As always, it’s unique and full of humour. It is much harder to be funny than serious, especially on the page. When you write seriously you’re not hindered by the readers’ knowledge that you are trying to be serious. With humour the ‘funny’ writer is constantly measured against this intention to make the reader laugh. Fortunately, for us, Janine Graf is one very real laugh-out-loud funny writer and we’re sure you will love this.  Over to you Janine (foreword by Joanne Carter).

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mDAC 2015 Mobile Photography & Art Winners Announced

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Many congratulations to all the winners of the mDAC 2015 Mobile Photography and Art Category. I was the sole juror for this section and the high level of work submitted made my job ever more challenging and more wonderful. Truly, it was a pleasure to select the winners for this compeition and I send my love to you all. The Exhibition looks set to be truly wonderful. Many thanks to Caroline Mustard and Sumit Vishwakaram for organising this.

Congratulations to all the following artists:

Carolyn Hall Young, Wayman Stairs, Cecily Caceu, James Clarke, Tracy J Thomas, Jane Schultz, Chad Rankin, Irene Oleksiuk, Gottlieb Mallory, Diana Nicholoette Jeon, Bhatia Tripathi Mansi, Sangkamee Wanphen, Sariana Joshua, Juta Jazz, Naganova Ylian, Aylin Argun, Brynko Rhonda, Eliza Badoiu, Croop Russ, Jerzy Jachym, Patricia Larson, Emanuel Faria, Candice Welsh, Fran Garcia, Rino Rossi, Geri Centronze, Suzy Norris, Meri Walker, Kristie Benoit, Edward Santos, Mihai Szasz, David Schuster, Mandolina Moon, Claude Labarussiat, Cristian Margarita, Marco Prado, Alessandro Gregonti, Rino Rossi, James Perdue and Jane Diala.

To view all the winning images, go here.

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Mobile Photography/Art Tutorial – Pixelmator for iPhone – TheAppWhisperer

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We are delighted to publish Jerry Jobe’s latest mobile photography/art tutorial for our pleasure. This week Jobe takes a look Pixelmator, now a universal app. Read his thoughts as he puts this new iPhone version through it’s paces (foreword by Joanne Carter).

Pixelmator retails for $4.99/£3.99 and you can download it here.

“Last November I started a five-part series on an app new to mobile devices (see here), Pixelmator. It’s a very powerful program, but that power was limited to iPad users. That is, up until last week, when Pixelmator for iPhone was released. It makes Pixelmator a universal app, and therefore does not incur any addition cost for those who have used it on the iPad.

I’ve attempted to put it through its paces, even though I am one of those who find the smaller screen of an iPhone challenging. I have not yet found anything that can’t be done on the iPhone that could on the iPad. There are still limits on the number of levels that can be used, but it doesn’t seem to be any lower on the iPhone.

For more in-depth coverage of Pixelmator, refer to my five-part series. This article will just show how the app looks on the smaller screen of the iPhone”.

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Jaime Glasser Joins TheAppWhisperer as a New Columnist

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We are delighted to welcome Jaime Glasser as a new Columnist to TheAppWhisperer. Glasser has recently returned to the art world after a career as a Veterinarian and a Research Scientist. She attended the Glassell School of Art at the Museum of Fine Art in Houston, Texas. She was a watercolor artist before devoting her career to animals and writing on Animal Hospice. Glasser has joined TheAppWhisperer to host a collaboratory mobile photography group and associated Column called Artistic Anarchy: Mobile Collusions.

Artistic Anarchy: Mobile Collusions will be written by Jaime Glasser and edited by Joanne Carter to accompany the Artistic Anarchy: Mobile Collusions Facebook Group – see here.  We have also created a Flickr Group for you to share your images, so we can curate from here and create showcases to present within the column. Here is the link to this Flickr Group.

Artistic Anarchy: Mobile Collusions is a collaboratory Mobile Photography and Digital Art group; each month we will randomly assign partners who exchange images and re-interpret each other’s vision through mobile Apps. Some of the best Mobile Photographers and Artists in the world are participating. We welcome your participation and look forward to seeing the incredible art that is being made. It is a wonderful experience to interpret an image in a whole different aesthetic than the artist that captured it. It is a great opportunity to get to know another artist and share in creating art with each other’s images. One of the intriguing reasons to participate is to experience having your image interpreted with an alien and surprising sensibility!

In this exciting new Column we will share experiences from participating in this group. We will have interviews with pairs of participants and get a feeling for their experiences and thoughts as they shared their images and edited each other’s art. We will have tips and comments on this collaborative process and highlight some of the images made and describe the work flow. We will also love to have your input and address any questions about the collaborative process. This is a collaborative community: Input, questions, suggestions and ideas to improve our experiences here are encouraged and appreciated!

TheAppWhisperer is growing at a phenomenal rate and trying to include as much unique content and variety from the mobile photography world as our readers can possibly digest, you really don’t need to go anywhere else!

Please join us in welcoming Jaime to TheAppWhisperer family, welcome Jaime…

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APPart – Mobile Art – Pantone Color of the Day – Winner Announced – 11 April 2015

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Huge congratulations to our APPart Color of the Day with Pantone Daily Challenge winner. Yesterday’s Color of the Day was Vermillion Orange (16-1362) with the adjectives and nouns, ‘Persuasive, Enthusiastic and Easy Going’. We feel that @oldblackwater has captured the essence of these with this wonderful imageFragile Things, please check out their Instagram account, it’s fabulous.

Today’s ‘Color of the Day’ is Sangria (19-2047) and the accompanying descriptives are ‘Intuitive, Theatrical and Intelligent’. So, we would like to see your creations using this colour in combination with those words, if possible. It’s a challenge after all!

To take part in this challenge, please create an image and post it to Instagram and include the hashtag #taw_appart_coloroftheday we will select a winner and feature them each day!

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Mobile Photography/Art – Pic of the Day (72) – via Instagram – TheAppWhisperer

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Here’s day seventy two of our new Pic of the Day section via Instagram.  Each day we will be selecting one image a day for our Pic of the Day section on Instagram with this hashtag – #theappwhisperer. Furthermore, each month we will also offer an overall prize to the image that receives the most love.

To ensure your image receives our attention, please upload it to Instagram with this hashtag – #theappwhisperer

Today, we congratulate @medusean_muse with this wonderful image below ‘Muse of Mysticism II”.

Please also check out her Instagram feed, it’s full of inspiring images.

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APPart – Mobile Art – Pantone Color of the Day – ‘Mauve Shadows’ – TheAppWhisperer

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Many of you have already seen our new segment to our APPart column here at TheAppWhisperer, edited by Bobbi McMurry.

We would like to inspire all mobile artists to create one image a day using the selected colour of Pantone’s ‘Color of the Day’ – see here (we will announce the colour each day). As well a ‘Color of the Day’, Pantone also link that colour with adjectives and/or nouns.

Today’s ‘Color of the Day’ is Mauve Shadows (16-3205) and the accompanying descriptives are ‘Thorough, Intellectual and Fighter of Rights’. So, we would like to see your creations using this colour in combination with those words, if possible. It’s a challenge after all!

Once you have created your image, please post it to Instagram with the following hashtag #taw_appart_coloroftheday (please don’t forget the underscores). We will view each uploaded image a day and select a winning creation and this will be published to our main website here as well as being featured throughout our vast social media channels.

Let’s see what you wonderful artists can create!

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Mobile Art – Creative Tutorial with Wayman Stairs ‘Everyone Has Their Cross To Bear’

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We are hugely delighted to publish this absolutely fantastic creative mobile photography tutorial by Wayman Stairs, an amazing surreal mobile artist.  Stairs has provided a video tutorial as well as stills and text descriptions of each step. We are sure you will love this!  Over to you (foreword by Joanne Carter).

 

“In this video I will show the steps I took to create my image titled “Everyone Has their Cross to Bear”. All images were captured using my iPhone 5c and edited on my iPad 3, primarily with Art Studio.  Other apps used include iColorama and Glaze.  I use the photo transfer app to transfer images from my phone to my iPad because it does not lose the quality of the image and its easy to use.  All images are my own and I did not use a stylus for any of this, just lots of finger painting.  I am going to break this down by layer to hopefully simplify it.

Background Layer:

1.  Like many of my images, I start by creating a background.  So first thing I do is import (File/Import/Insert as a Layer/Import from Photos) a landscape image.  This one was previously blurred, but I did this using Art studio (AS) [Filters/Blur/Gaussian Blur] and set both the horizontal and vertical radius to the maximum setting and hit apply”.

 

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