Mobile Photography – Apple iPhone X – FIRST LOOK and Field Test with Chase Jarvis

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We know that many of you have already pre-ordered the new Apple iPhone X and are eagerely awaiting it. Well, Chase Jarvis from CreativeLive, managed to get hold of one a little sooner and put it through its paces around New York City.

Take a look at the video below and to view the stills from his shoot and more details, head over to CreativeLive here.

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Something Different and Very Interesting – ‘Mobile’ Photography with Volvo and Photojournalist Barbara Davidson

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This is completely fascinating, at least to me and I like to think that it will be to our readers too. Barbara Davidson is a photojournalist with three Pulitzer Prizes to her name. She was asked by Volvo to test the new on-board Volvo XC60’s camera and sensors. The XC60 is a car that I personally adore, it has proven itself in so many ways and not least with Davidson herself, having survived a horrific car accident in one. With that in mind, she has created an incredible photo story promoting the brand through her art. She utilised the XC60 by composing a series of images, exploring the relationship between cars and humans and it is really unique. This is actually the world’s first photoshoot using a car as a camera and in many ways, typifies the ‘mobile’ element in Mobile Photography. These images were exhibited at Canvas Studios in Shoreditch, London and will be exhibited to other countries throughout this year.

Please take a look at this video, you do not have to be interested in cars, the Volvo brand or anything to do with that, to appreciate the art, statement and photo story that Davidson has created here. I am very proud of her.

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Mobile Photography & Art Flickr Group Showcase – 22 October 2017

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“Be wild, that is how to clear the river. The river does not flow in polluted, we manage that. The river does not dry up, we block it. If we want to allow it its freedom, we have to allow our ideational … Read more

New! Mobile Photography – App of the Day – The Photographer’s Ephemeris – Android & iOS

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As part of our new section, ‘App of the Day’, we want to ensure that you’re up to speed with the very best photography, art and videography apps, across all platforms. The Google Play store is now bursting with photography apps, that more often than not, are also available on iOS too. Days of fragmentation with the Android system are fading and the hardware is good too. The Photographer’s Ephemeris (TPE) is a brilliant app and one that’s available across iOS and Android platforms. The Photographer’s Ephemeris is a powerful application to help you plan outdoor photography in natural light, especially landscape and urban scenes. It is a map-centric sun and moon calculator: see how the light will fall on the land, day or night, for any location on earth.

It must be pointed out that the Android version of this app is not as rich as the iOS version and this is reflected in the price. However, this app is hugely popular across both platforms and that’s simply because it is an essential tool for anyone who needing access to this information.

Just updated, TPE 4.0 offers a number of new features, making use of the Augmented Reality using ARKit – not to be missed!

$8.99 – iTunes Store (iOS)

$2.99 – Google Play (Android)

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Short Film Series & Photo Exhibition Launches Featuring the Work of Five Extraordinary Photographers

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A series of five short films followed by a London photo exhibition launches today featuring the work of five photographers overcoming their own personal battles to shoot extraordinary images across a dynamic range of subjects.

  • Ian Treherne is profoundly deaf and almost totally blind. He shoots portraiture that evokes the way he sees the world
  • Jim Mortram’s own recovery from anxiety and depression started when he was gifted a camera. He now trains his lens on others living on the margins of society in his award-winning photo-documentary blog
  • Hannah Laycock uses photographic art to raise awareness of Multiple Sclerosis
  • Giles Duley stepped on an IED while shooting in Afghanistan. Told his photography career was over he was back in war-torn regions within six months documenting the lives of civilians caught up in conflict
  • Daniel Regan relies on his camera to cope with mental health issues and now uses photography and art to help others combat their own conditions

The first film launches online on Monday (16th Oct) with subsequent films released weekly, culminating in a London photography exhibition opening with a private view from 10th November.

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ZEISS Photography Award 2018 “Seeing Beyond – Untold Stories” – Enter for Free

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The third edition of the hugely popular ZEISS Photography Award is now open for entries. Photographers are asked to submit their best series of 5 – 10 images to the brief: “Seeing Beyond – Untold Stories “.

What’s up for grabs?

– $12k worth of ZEISS lenses

– $3k travel expenses

– Trips to London and Germany 

– Exhibited at Somerset House, London 

– Worldwide exposure 

The ZEISS Photography Award is now in its third year – and is calling on ambitious photographers from across the globe to present their work around the theme “Seeing Beyond – Untold Stories” to the international jury of experts. The focus of the photo series should be on stories that have not yet been told (or have not yet been told to the end). The theme “Untold Stories” can and should be understood in the broadest sense – the works can examine the familiar from a new perspective or cover topics that have not received much attention up until now. The goal is for photographers to push the creative boundaries and surpass themselves photographically.

The ZEISS Photography Award is jointly organized by ZEISS and the World Photography Organisation. Last year, around 4,700 photographers from 132 countries submitted more than 31,000 photos.

Photographers are asked to submit a series of 5 – 10 images, including a description of the images, online. Entries close February 6, 2018.

To find out more, please go here.

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New! Mobile Photography – App of The Day – Pixelmator for iOS 2.4 Cobalt adds support for iOS 11 and we Have Some Promotional Codes to Giveaway

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The Pixelmator Team today released a major update to its full-featured, powerful, and fast image editor for iPad and iPhone. Pixelmator for iOS 2.4, codenamed Cobalt, brings full support for iOS 11, adds support for Drag and Drop so you can move images and graphics between Pixelmator for iPad and other apps more easily than ever, includes support for importing HEIF images, and more. Pixelmator for iOS 2.4 Cobalt is available today as a free update from the App Store.

“The powerful new multitasking features in iOS 11 go great with Pixelmator for iPad,” said Saulius Dailide, one of the founders of the Pixelmator Team. “Pixelmator for iPad already includes support for Slide Over and Split View and now, with the addition of Drag and Drop, creating, enhancing, and sharing your images on the go becomes easier and more intuitive than ever.”

Pixelmator for iOS 2.4 Cobalt adds full support for iOS 11 and takes advantage of its powerful new multitasking features. With support for Drag and Drop, you can now move images and graphics between Pixelmator for iPad and other apps more easily than ever. You can use Multi-Touch to quickly add multiple images to your composition at once. And you can even move your entire composition into apps like Mail, Messages, and Keynote by simply touching and holding outside the image canvas, then dropping your image into the other app.

With support for HEIF images, Pixelmator for iOS users can now import images shot on the latest iPhone models, including iPhone X. HEIF, the High Efficiency Image File Format, is a new, much more efficient format that reduces file sizes without sacrificing quality and is used as the default on all the latest iPhone models, starting with iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.

Device Requirements:

* iPhone 7 or later, iPad, and iPod touch

* Requires iOS 9.1 or later

* 138 MB

Pricing and Availability:

Pixelmator for iOS 2.4 Cobalt is $4.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Photo & Video category. It is a free update to all existing customers who purchased the app from the App Store.

Would you like a code to try this app yourself? If so, please join our Twitter followers here, like us on Facebook here  and Instagram here then post a comment to this post (so we can obtain your email address), perhaps you’d like to give us some feedback, tell us how we’re doing, what you’d like to see…and hopefully, we will then be able to send you a code. All winners are selected at random.

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Mobile Photography – WaterField Designs iPhone Compact Case Review

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Like many mobile photographers I have been searching for an androgynous, inconspicuous, compact case to carry my iPhone and the various lenses, tripods, cables, I have acquired, without being too large, for some time. Finally, I have found it! This week Waterfield Designs, based in San Francisco, United States, kindly sent me their brand new iPhone compact case in premium full grain leather to review. This case has a super tight grain and resists moisture to a good degree, the waterproof zipper proves its worth. This case is also available in vegan 1050 Denier Ballistic Nylon, if you prefer, no animal products are used in this version at all, even the label is woven instead of traditional leather.

This small longitudinal case fulfils my mobile photography needs. It can carry one large device, iPhone Plus size or smaller, along with four small lenses, the adjustable dividers ensure valuables are held securely. The interior is completely soft-lined and the body is encapsulated in dense foam for additional protection. There’s a pocket for an external battery supply (small one) as well as a zippered mesh pocket for other small items. On the base of the case there are expandable bands for securing a mini tripod. There is also an adjustable shoulder strap that I personally prefer to use but there are also loops on the back of the case, if you prefer to hook it onto a belt, if you’re wearing trousers.

The premium leather version of this case retails for $129. The black ballistic nylon case is $99. If you’re in the market for a small iPhone photography case, this one is worthy of consideration. Take a look at the video below. To find out more, go here.

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Apple iPhone 8 Plus Reviewed – DxOMark

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Just published by David Cardinal for DxOMark the Apple iPhone 8 Plus review makes interesting reading. “The Apple iPhone 8 Plus is the best-performing mobile device camera we have ever tested. Its overall DxOMark Mobile score of 94 sets a new record, beating out the 90 points for both the Google Pixel and the HTC U11, as well as the 92 that its sibling iPhone 8 just scored. Its Photo score of 96 is also a new record, blowing past the Pixel’s 90. For Video, its score of 89 is among our highest, but tied with the HTC U11 and slightly below the Pixel’s 91. Of course, the Pixel is nearly a year old now, so it makes sense that Apple’s new flagship is breaking new ground”, said Cardinal.

To read the review in full, please go here.

Image ©Apple.com

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Not Just Another Photography Competition… with Huawei x Dazed

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Global smartphone manufacturer, Huawei, has joined forces with youth culture magazine, Dazed, to create an initiative that is designed to unlock the potential of future talent and celebrate creative individuals that view the world differently.  ‘Reveal the Real You’; is a community-led photo project that 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.  

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.

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

Commenting on his work, Campbell 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”.

Campbell’s images are 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.

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.

To learn more and submit images for this competition, please go here.

 

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