Mobile Photography & Art Flickr Group Showcase – 22 May 2016

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Currently, I am on a personal quest to discover and build my knowledge of human happiness. It is a vast subject and I do not pertain to elude quiet or even loud wisdom on this matter. Reading Matt Haig’s ‘Reasons … Read more

Instagram Mobile Videographers To Follow Now – @goodstarmovie

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In keeping with our new still Instagram Mobile Photographers to Follow Now section (one where we hunt down fabulous talent), we thought it would be a great idea to do the same with talented mobile movie makers. Starting us off today is @goodstarmovie – described as ‘a girl in the midst of a break up finds a primal understanding with her dalmatian dog’.

There are some good short movies in her feed. To view, please go here.

You can read more about @GoodStarMovies here.

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Mobile Photography / Art Tutorial – MaxCurve Part Three: Throwing A Curve!

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We are delighted to publish Jerry Jobe’s latest mobile photography/art tutorial for our reading and viewing pleasure. This time Jobe takes another look at the app called MaxCurve. This is Part 3 of 3 Tutorials that we have published on this app. (If you missed Part 1, please go here and for Part 2, please go here). Read Jobe’s thoughts as he puts it through its paces (foreword by Joanne Carter). Take it away Jerry…

MaxCurve retails for $2.99/£2.29 and you can download it here.

“In the first part of my series on MaxCurve, I showed how MaxCurve implements the standard RGB curves. In part two, we saw how curves could be applied to controls like Opacity, Contrast, Hue, and Saturation that normally don’t use curves. In this final part, we will venture into more uncharted territories by discussing an entirely new colorspace – LAB.

First of all, what is a colorspace? It’s a method of mathematically describing all the colors we can see in an image. The most common colorspace is RGB, which describes each color as a combination of the three different color channels. Since RGB describes the color of light, a value of 0 in any channel means a lack of that color light. If all three channels are 0, we have no light at all – it’s pure black. If all three are 255, the maximum value, then we have all the light available – it’s pure white.

The second common colorspace is CMYK, which is used in printing. These are the colors of inks available to print on white paper – Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and blacK. The absence of ink (value of 0 in all four channels) is white, and all other colors can be described by a combination of the four ink colors. You will often have to convert RGB values to CMYK when sending work to a professional printer.

The their colorspace is LAB. L stands for Lightness or Luminosity. Looking at the L channel is exactly like looking at a grayscale version of the photo. The other two channels, the a and b channels, are not abbreviations of anything. The a channel is the green to magenta spectrum, which is often referred to as tint. The b channel is blue to yellow, referred to as temperature or warmth. Working in this colorspace can give you some wonderful results. As far as I know, working with a and b channels is only accomplished on the desktop with Photoshop, and only accomplished on mobile devices with MaxCurve.

I do want to mention that everything I say about LAB color comes from a terrific book by Dan Margulis, “Photoshop LAB Color: The Canyon Conundrum and Other Adventures in the Most Powerful Colorspace”. (Yes, an entire book on this set of curves. Believe me, it’s that deep).”

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Mobile Photography – Portrait of an Artist – New Editors and Fifteenth Video Showcase!

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We are delighted to announce two new editors will be joining us here at TheAppWhisperer to assist with our Portrait of an Artist popular mobile portraiture group. Jennifer Bracewell is currently taking a temporary break and we are very pleased to welcome Michelle Robinson and Ile Mont as co-editors. The door is held widely open for Jennifer’s return, whenever that may be and we look forward to her joining this fabulous team! Robinson and Mont are both highly talented mobile portraiture artists themselves and are hugely supportive of this medium.

Our Portrait of an Artist Column will continue along the theme that we have always had, with artists uploading their images to our Flickr group and thus our editors curating, commenting and interviewing mobile artists. Our Facebook group that complements our Column and Flickr Group is for commentary and conversation.

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! I will be making some changes to a few of the other groups that we have and announcing those very soon, stayed tuned for that!

Please join us in warmly welcoming Michelle Robinson and Ile Mont to TheAppWhisperer family, welcome to you both! You can read a little more about them below.

Many congratulations also to the following artists featured in our video showcase today:

Damian De Souza, Emma Amar, Davide Zappettini, Jeffrey Simpson, Sukru Mehmet Omur, Lorenka Campos, Eric Raddatz, Bobbi McMurry, Sandra Becker, Eliza Badoiu, Meri Walker – iPhoneArtGirl, Damian De Souza, Hussam Eissa, Kristie, Andrew Lucchesi, Emma Amar, Dominque Torrent, Ade Santora, Angie Lambert, Davide Zappettini, Carolyn Hall Young, Rebecca Lawrence Weaver, Mariette Schrijver, Heather McAlister, Ile Mont, Armineh Hovanesian, Allyson Marie, Jennifer Henriksen, columnsovsleep, Michelle Robinson, Bonobo Stone, Eric Raddatz, Jane Schultz – before.1st.light, Tuba Khoran, Giancarlo Beltrame, Richard Smith, Manuela Basaldella, Peter Gonera, Trish Korous, Jo Sullivan, Connie Gardner Rosenthal, Vanessa Vox, Aylin Argun, Liliana Schwitter, Labarussiat Claude, Montse Abad, Diana Nicholette Jeon, Cindy Buske, Beezzz_, Maddy McCoy, Roger Guetta, Hussam Eissa, Michaela Meerkatz, Candice (CLAY3) Railton.

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Instagram Mobile Photographers To Follow Now – MISVINCENT – TheAppWhisperer

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This is a new section to TheAppWhisperer.com, one where we will handpick highly talented mobile photographers and artists from Instagram and bring them to your attention.

Today, we are featuring @MISVINCENT – Melissa Vincent, an incredibly talented and creative mobile photographer and sister to another extemely talented mobile photographer, Ali Jardine. We featured Vincent in an interview three years ago, if you missed that, please go here. With over 406,000 followers on Instagram, we’re certainly not alone in admiring her work, enjoy!

To follow this new series, please go here.

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Instagram Mobile Photographers To Follow Now – TheAppWhisperer

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This is a new section to TheAppWhisperer.com, one where we will handpick highly talented mobile photographers and artists from Instagram and bring them to your attention.

Kicking off the action today is @thekiefs – Kiefer Hickman a photographer from the US who has just got the nod for the new Apple ‘Shot on iPhone 6s’ campaign. The first image below, a portrait of @t.sax is the one that has been selected for this incredible worldwide gallery.

We have published several more images from his Instagram feed for your viewing pleasure, enjoy!

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Brought to Light – Mobile Photography/Art Interview with Robi Gallardo

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Robi Gallardo’s photography shows an instinctive grasp of narrative and metaphor. Each image carefully composed and produced to accentuate the images in his head.  His restless vision and relentless curiosity is conclusive evidence of the important visual chronicler that we have before us. Gallardo’s photographs demonstrate an instinctively gifted individual pursuing his own creative journey with clarity and brilliance.

This is our new interview section for mobile photographers and mobile artists and we hope to be filling it very soon with vast explosions of thought and imagery. These questions are designed to explore the artist behind the work, to get to know them a little more intimately.

We recently published our first ‘Brought to Light’ Interview with Andrea Bigiarini, Founder of the New Era Museum and FIPA Florence International Photography Awards as well as writer, author, Imagineer and digital artist, if you missed that, please go here. We then went on to publish an instinctively gifted artist, Ile Mont, if you missed that please go here. Further we published our interview with Roger Guetta, please see here, Rad Drew, please go here to read that also Gianluca Ricoveri (please go here to read that one), Sean Hayes – please go here to read that one and most recently Petyr Campos – please go here to read that one.

Enjoy…

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Mobile Photography / Art Tutorial – Training your eye and the use of Snapseed

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We are delighted to publish Jerry Jobe’s latest mobile photography/art tutorial for our reading and viewing pleasure. This time Jobe takes a look at Snapseed but in a unique way. Read his thoughts as he puts it through its paces (foreword by Joanne Carter). Take it away Jerry…

“I’m a relative newcomer to photography. Not in the sense of handling a camera; I’ve had cameras for decades that I used to capture snapshots. I am a newcomer in the sense that I have never had training, and that I realize that training helps you assess what you want from a shot, and how to get it.

I consider the first part of training in photography, as well as all forms of visual art, to be training your eye. What is your subject? What are you trying to convey about that subject? How do you convey that feeling? There are hundreds of books and articles that go over composition and lighting, and they often contradict each other. I read an article this past weekend that trashed the vaunted “rule of thirds”, and said that method of composition should never be followed.

I can’t and don’t want to dictate what your images should look like. What I can help you with is using apps to get from the image you captured to the image that reflects what your eye truly “sees”. I’m going to be using the powerful and free app Snapseed, but the principles apply across the use of all photo/art apps. It is a beginner tutorial, but I will not be describing how to operate Snapseed in detail; please visit my three-part tutorial from last April/May for that (see here).

The test shot is one I took while walking along Disney’s Boardwalk at Walt Disney World with my iPhone 6S+. A beautiful sky, a nice balance of architecture and nature, and a balance of exposure that has no impenetrable shadows or blown-out highlights. (Look at that histogram!) Is it exactly what I wanted to capture? When I look closer, I have to admit that it’s not a perfect shot”.

 

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APPart – Mobile Art – Pantone Color of the Day – Winner Announced – 12 January 2016

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Huge congratulations to our APPart Color of the Day with Pantone Daily Challenge winner. The Color of the Day was ‘Doe’ 16-1333 with the accompanying descriptives ‘Profound, Ambitious and Spiritual’. We feel that @sukru_mehmet_omur has captured the essence of these with this wonderful image, please check out his Instagram account, it’s fabulous.

Today’s Pantone color of the day is ‘Ginger Bread’ (18-1244) and the accompanying descriptives are ‘Imaginative, Quick and Diligent’. 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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