Leica Photography Competition to Win A HUWAEI P10 Mobile Camera Phone

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Leica are hosting a Modern Portraiture Photography Competition staring today and ending on 11 April 2017. All you need to do to enter is upload your best portraits to the Leica FotoPark ‘Modern Portraiture’ category and they have three HUAWEI P10’s to present as prizes. The HUAWEI P10 features a new Leica Dual Camera 2.0 which uses precise 3D facial detection, dynamic illumination, and natural portrait enhancements to produce stunning artistic portrait shots in Leica image style.

Just go here to enter this free competition.

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TrueView Interview – Mobile Photography and Art – “What do you Makes a Good Mobile Photograph?” with Ile Mont from Mexico City

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TrueView Interviews, it’s where we ask one singular question, to mobile photographers and artists and it is captured to video. This time we asked accomplished our Portrait of an Artist Editor and Mobile Photographer and Artist, Ile Mont from Mexico City, “What do you think Makes a good Mobile Photograph?”

Many artists are working on their videos right now and 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.

If you would like to view our previous TrueView Interviews, please go here.

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TheAppWhisperer Portrait of An Artist – Twenty Third Video Showcase

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You were all invited and wow, did you show up! Our ingeniously talented and fabulous editor, Ile Mont, of our Portrait of an Artist Column has curated the most incredible set here. Each artists’ work is so high end.  wish I could invite you all into one room, I want to see you all holding your heads high. You made this art, and you put it out there. If we could, we would host the most spectacular party with all of you, so many congratulations to you all for being featured, including: Mariette Schrijver, Manuela Basaldella, Damian De Souza, Elisa Badoiu, Lorenka Campos, Sandra Becker, Pat Brown, Louise Whiting, Vanessa Vox, Patricia Januszkiewicz, Isabel Afonso, JH McBandy, before.1st.light – Jane Schultz, Nick Kenrick, Sarah Kuhn, Susan Rennie, Dominique Torrent, xxfromneptune, TheiPhoneArtGirl – Meri Walker, Armineh Hovanesian and Greg Lakatos. (Foreword by Joanne Carter).

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Welcome to our twenty third Portrait of an Artist Showcase! This Showcase complements our Portrait of an Artist Column edited by myself. Every few weeks I review and curate work that has been submitted to our dedicated Flickr group. In addition, Joanne Carter creates a showcase video which features a sampling of submitted work, we will also highlight a few images that have caught our attention… offering some thoughtful commentary about technique, composition and subject matter.

If you are not a member of our Facebook group… we highly recommend that you join us! This is our space for sharing newsworthy information and conducting discussions (what, when, where, why and how) regarding mobile portraiture and portraiture in general.

Please join our Facebook group for information sharing/discussions (link here)

Please upload your portraiture images to our Flickr Group for fortnightly showcase submissions (link here)

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Stunning and Professional Portraiture Images Captured with the Apple iPhone

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This series highlights the professional capabilities of the Apple iPhone as a professional portraiture device. Each image is beautifully shot and processed, all completely mobile. Testament to the photographer, model and the device. Enjoy these compelling images… (foreword by Joanne … Read more

Portrait of an Artist – ‘Dia de los Muertos’ – Challenge

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Welcome to our second Portrait of an Artist Challenge. The theme of this challenge is ‘Día de los Muertos’. The main objective being to recreate through a portrait or self portrait, your interpretation of the Mexican tradition of Día de Muertos, which is celebrated on November 2nd. No Halloween allusions, please.  I think of this challenge as  a great opportunity to look into the difference of those two celebrations and get to know a little more about a very meaningful and beautiful tradition.

Please read the following instructions. The images that do not comply to this guidelines will not be considered:

All submissions must be posted ONLY to our specific Portrait of an Artist Flickr Challenge group – link here. Not to any other group from TheAppWhisperer. You will be able to add them to any other group of your choice after the challenge is over and the showcase presented.

Be curious, creative and original.

We are looking for international interpretations of this particular subject.

Dates for submission are from 28th October 2016 through 18th November 2016.

Please use this hashtag #DiaDeMuertos so we can identify images more easily submitted to this challenge.

Here is a link with details about this celebration:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Day_of_the_Dead

You may also enjoy this fabulous Photo Essay by Gina Costa representing this theme.

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Mobile Photography – Portrait of an Artist – “Alter Ego” Summer Challenge Results

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Welcome to our Portrait of an Artist ‘Alter Ego’ Summer Challenge results. We are delighted to share this with you. Different versions of yourselves is what we asked for and different, amazing versions of yourselves is what we have got.

Thank you very much for all of your submissions to our Portrait Of An Artist “Alter Ego” Summer Challenge!  I am delighted and surprised at the sight of so many incredible interpretations of the self.

Many congratulations to the following artists for being featured in this showcase including: Bonny Breddels/Beezzz_, Eliza Badoiu, Lorenka Campos, Meri Walker, Roger Guetta. Patricia Januszkiewicz, Salwa Afef, Liliana Schwitter, Karen Axelrad, Marguerite Khoury, Kathryn Johnson, Giulia Baita, Isabel Afonso, Stef L.P., Yvonne Ladage, Vanessa Vox.

[This Challenge Showcase complements our Portrait of an Artist Column edited by Ile Mont. Every few weeks Mont reviews and curates work that has been submitted to our dedicated Flickr group. In addition, we create a showcase video which features a sampling of submitted work, we also highlight a few images that have caught our attention… offering some thoughtful commentary about technique, composition and subject matter.

If you are not a member of our Facebook group… we highly recommend that you join us! This is our space for sharing newsworthy information and conducting discussions (what, when, where, why and how) regarding mobile portraiture and portraiture in general.

Please join our Facebook group for information sharing/discussions (link here)

Please upload your portraiture images to our Flickr Group for showcase submissions (link here)]

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Mobile Photography – Portrait of an Artist – Summer Challenge

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Welcome to our first Portrait of an Artist Challenge. The theme of this challenge is ‘Alter Ego’. The main objective being to develop and of course photograph a different persona.  I think of this challenge as  ‘a great opportunity to look inwards and make great discoveries about yourself’.

To recap, we would like to ask participants to think of Alter Ego as:

1) The part of someone’s personality that is not usually seen by other people.

2) A second self.

3) The opposite side or counterpart of a personality.

Dates for submission are from 20th July 2016 – 15th August 2016

All submissions must be posted ONLY to our specific Portrait of an Artist Flickr Challenge group – link here.

Please use this hashtag #AlterEgo so we can identify images more easily submitted to this challenge.

We are looking for very artistic images, please see examples below of the calibre we are striving for.

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Mobile Photography – Portrait of an Artist – Seventeenth Video Showcase – TheAppWhisperer

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Welcome to our seventeenth Portrait of an Artist Showcase! This Showcase complements our Portrait of an Artist Column edited by Ile Mont. Every two weeks Mont will review and curate work that has been submitted to our dedicated Flickr group. In addition, we will create a showcase video which features a sampling of submitted work, we will also highlight a few images that have caught our attention… offering some thoughtful commentary about technique, composition and subject matter.

If you are not a member of our Facebook group… we highly recommend that you join us! This is our space for sharing newsworthy information and conducting discussions (what, when, where, why and how) regarding mobile portraiture and portraiture in general.

Please join our Facebook group for information sharing/discussions (link here)

Please upload your portraiture images to our Flickr Group for fortnightly showcase submissions (link here)

We hope you enjoy this weeks’ showcase…Many congratulations to all the artists featured this week, links to their images can be found below:

Damian De Souza, Luison – Lrh, Brett Chenoweth, Jennifer Henriksen, Kirsten Fenton, Angie Lambert, Riel Noir, Connie Gardner Rosenthal, Gillian Brodie, Diana Nicolette Jeon, Andrea Koerner, Ade Santora, Eliza Badoiu, Juta Jazz, Vanessa Vox, Giancarlo Beltrame, Lorenka Campos, Bobbi McMurry, Pat Brown, columnsovsleep, before.1st.light – Jane Schultz, Eliza Badoiu, Elaine Taylor, TheiPhoneArtGirl – Meri Walker

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Mobile Photography – Portrait of an Artist – Fifteenth Video Showcase – TheAppWhisperer

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Welcome to our fifteenth Portrait of an Artist Showcase! This Showcase complements our Portrait of an Artist Column edited by Michelle Robinson and Ile Mont. Every two weeks they will review and curate work that has been submitted to our dedicated Flickr group. In addition, to creating a showcase video which features a sampling of submitted work, we will also highlight a few images that have caught our attention… offering some thoughtful commentary about technique, composition and subject matter.

If you are not a member of our Facebook group… we highly recommend that you join us! This is our space for sharing newsworthy information and conducting discussions (what, when, where, why and how) regarding mobile portraiture and portraiture in general.

Please join our Facebook group for information sharing/discussions (link here)

Please upload your portraiture images to our Flickr Group for fortnightly showcase submissions (link here)

We hope you enjoy this weeks’ showcase…Many congratulations to all the artists featured this week, links to their images can be found below:

Ade Santora, Kirstie Michele Art – Kirstie Benoit, imaginepeacelove1 – Jo Sullivan, Angie Lambert, Ginger Lucero, funkysugar2003 – Eliza Badoiu, Jeffrey Simpson, Roger Guetta, ZinT71 – Sandra Becker.

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Top Tips – Professional Portraiture With Your Smartphone

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We are delighted to publish this interesting article by our Tech Editor, Martin Duerr. This is a thorough article full of tips to help you capture professional portraiture with your smartphone. We have published some great articles by Duerr in the past, all featuring ways to help you improve your mobile photography – if you have missed those, please go here. I think you will enjoy this very much… 

“In the 1990’s it was unheard of to take mobile phone images, or even for the concept to exist.  Camera development is in part, driven by mobile photography. Last week Leica, the German lens and camera manufacturer, well known for their high-end products announced a collaboration with Huawei.

Compared to “traditional“ cameras (those with mirrors and without) phones have one huge drawback that especially affects portraiture photography. All phones use a fixed wide angle lens (with the iPhone the equivalent would be a 35mm lens on a full frame camera). While today there is a trend for photographers to shoot using 35 mm lenses … often it is too wide angled.

One last word before we discuss the basics: it is important to remember that the zoom on your iPhone is a digital zoom not an optical zoom. Therefore, you will see a deterioration in quality if you shoot using it”.

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