Mobile Photography & Art – Portrait of an Artist – Seeing Through The Eyes of Catherine Caddigan

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We are delighted to bring to you the fourth of this years series of interviews and the sixteenth of this fascinating series, within our Portrait of an Artist column entitled “Seeing through the eyes”. This is a section that has been created by our wonderful Portrait of an Artist Editor, Ile Mont. Mont has been inspired by the life and works of Carolyn Hall Young, as so many of us have. Young was the main contributor to our Portrait of an Artist Flickr pool and filled it with portraits of so many wonderful people, not only of herself. It is for this reason that Mont wanted to create this section, to enable us to view the artists style through their own eyes. At the end of each interview, Mont will keep Young’s tradition alive, with a portrait of herself, seen through the eyes of the artist. In this case, you will see that at the end of this interview there are portraits of Mont, seen through the eyes of Catherine Caddigan, what a gift!

Please continue to post your mobile portraiture to our dedicated Flickr group or use this hashtag on Instagram #tawportraitofanartist, this way, Mont will search through these artists first to interview. (Foreword by Joanne Carter).

All images in this interview ©Catherine Caddigan, with the final images a collaboration ©Ile Mont/Catherine Caddigan.

(To view our other published interviews in this series, please go here).

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Mobile Photography & Art – The Recipe I Can’t Live Without with Margaret Waage from the United States

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We have a new section at TheAppWhisperer.com and it’s called ‘The Recipe I Can’t Live Without’, within that we are asking highly successful mobile artists to give us their one recipe (tutorial) they can’t live without in relation to editing their images. Kicking us off today, is Margaret Waage from the United States. She has created an brilliant still life family recipe . To read the others in this new series, please go here. (foreword by Joanne Carter)

 

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DistressedFX+: a surprisingly worthwhile upgrade

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Five years ago I wrote a tutorial on DistressedFX, a texture app to go alongside Stackable’s and Mextures in my library of apps. I couldn’t help but compare it to those giants in texture apps, and although I loved the textures, I found the interface clunky without the versatility of Stackable’s or Mextures.

In the intervening years DistressedFX has soldiered on, occasionally releasing new texture packs. But we have recently discovered that Stackable’s has ceased updates, and it is only a matter of time before that app crashes and burns. So I have revisited DistressedFX over the last few weeks, buying several packs that I had bypassed earlier.

So, having spent money on the app, what should happen except a new version of DistressedFX – one that is not upwardly compatible? DistressedFX+ costs a relatively steep $/£9.99, but it does include all present and future packs. Is it worth it?

I’ve got to admit, I initially thought that DistressedFX+ would be going to a subscription model, which would make it a definite “NO” for me. I have too many apps that will do everything I need that I don’t have to pay additional charges every month. But I was pleasantly surprised to see that not only are all packs included, but significant changes to the clunky interface have been made – enough to make me glad to support the developer with the additional upfront price. A developer has to eat, after all. I’m glad to pay for additional value.

So the new version has a colourful new splash screen.

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Mobile Photography & Art – The Recipe I Can’t Live Without with Fiona Christian from England, UK

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We have a new section at TheAppWhisperer.com and it’s called ‘The Recipe I Can’t Live Without’, within that we are asking highly successful mobile artists to give us their one recipe (tutorial) they can’t live without in relation to editing their images. Kicking us off today, is Fiona Christian.  She has created an Abstract Landscape recipe . To read the others in this new series, please go here. (foreword by Joanne Carter)

Serves: All

Cooks: 2 Hours

Difficultly: Moderate

Genre: Abstract Landscape Family Classics

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Mobile Photography & Art – Portrait of an Artist – Seeing Through The Eyes Of Armineh Hovanesian

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We are delighted to bring to you the sixth in our brand new series of interviews within our Portrait of an Artist column entitled ˜Seeing through the eyes…”. This is a section that has been created by our wonderful Portrait of an Artist Editor, Ile Mont. Mont has been inspired by the life and works of Carolyn Hall Young, as so many of us have. Young was the main contributor to our Portrait of an Artist Flickr pool and filled it with portraits of so many wonderful people, not only of herself. It is for this reason that Mont wanted to create this section, to enable us to view the artists style through their own eyes. At the end of each interview, Mont will keep Young’s tradition alive, with a portrait of herself, seen through the eyes of the artist. In this case, you will see that at the end of this interview there is a portrait of Mont, seen through the eyes of Armineh Hovanesian, what a gift!

Please continue to post your mobile portraiture to our dedicated Flickr group, this way, Mont will search through these artists first to interview. (foreword by Joanne Carter).

All images in this interview ©Armineh Hovanesian, with the final images a collaboration ©Ile Mont/Armineh Hovanesian

(To view our other published interviews in this series, please go here).

 

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‘How I Did It’™ with Rad Drew – Creating Rich, Textured Layers with Stackables App!

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It’s been so much fun creating and sharing mobile phone video tutorials in the new TheAppWhisperer section that Joanne Carter created called “How I Did It!™ with Rad A. Drew.” This will mark my third tutorial since the section launched on March 6. I’ve been overwhelmed by the comments and support for these tutorials! Thank you Joanne Carter, and thanks to all of you who make up our wonderful mobile photography community for such a warm welcome!

Today’s tutorial features the app Stackables – Layered Textures, Effects and Masks, (hereafter referred to as “Stackables” in this article) by developer Samer Azzam. Stackables is a companion app to the app  Formulas – Photo Lab Effects and Custom Frames, also by Samer Azzam, which I covered in this section recently and can be accessed here.

In this tutorial I introduce many of the tools and features of Stackables. I demonstrate how to apply textures, filters, gradients, patterns, adjustments, and formulas, and how to adjust the variables of each of these effects. You’ll learn how to save your layers of adjustments as custom formulas that can be applied from both the Stackables app and the Formulas app.

 

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‘How I Did It’™ with Rad Drew – Creating Ethereal Nostalgic looks with Formulas – Photo Lab Effects and Custom Frames App

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It’s such a pleasure to be invited by Joanne Carter to share my mobile phone video tutorials in the new TheAppWhisperer section, How I Did It!™ with Rad Drew. Thank you for this opportunity, Joanne!

Today I want to introduce the app, Formulas – Photo Lab Effects and Custom Frames (here after referred to as ‘Formulas’ in this article), by the developer Samar Azzam.  Formulas is a companion app to the powerful layers app, Stackables, (which I’ll cover in a future tutorial). 

Formulas features 37 formulas created by mobile photographers from around the world using the companion app, Stackables. In addition to these featured Formulas, when you create your own formulas using Stackables, these formulas become accessible in your Formulas app!

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Mobile Photography & Art – My Top Five Apps by Geri Centonze from Southern California, United States

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We are revitalising our Top Five Apps section to our Photo App Lounge column. This a section within TheAppWhisperer where we ask highly accomplished mobile photographers and artists to list their top five apps and to explain why they have selected them. Kicking us off today is highly respected and talented Mobile Artist and Photographer – … Read moreMobile Photography & Art – My Top Five Apps by Geri Centonze from Southern California, United States

Mobile Photography & Art – My Top Five Apps by Armineh Hovanesian from Glendale, California, United States

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We are revitalising our Top Five Apps section to our Photo App Lounge column. This a section within TheAppWhisperer where we ask highly accomplished mobile photographers and artists to list their top five apps and to explain why they have selected them. Kicking us off today is highly respected and talented Mobile Artist and Photographer – Armineh Hovanesian from Glendale, California, United States, take a look! (foreword by Joanne Carter).

All images ©Armineh Hovanesian

“Thank you very much for asking me to share my top 5 apps with TheAppWhisperer and its readers. Even though I have countless apps on my phone/iPad, I tend to use the following applications, the most”.

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Mobile Photography & Art – My Top Five Apps by David Hayes from Milford, Ohio, United States

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We are revitalising our Top Five Apps section to our Photo App Lounge column. This a section within TheAppWhisperer where we ask highly accomplished mobile photographers and artists to list their top five apps and to explain why they have selected them. Kicking us off today is accomplished and highly respected mobile photographer and artist David Hayes from Milford, Ohio, United States.  Hayes used to be a major editor to TheAppWhisperer and we miss him very much, but viewing his photographs and reading his fine words, we can tell that his time away, has been very well spent. We hope one day he will return to us, he knows the door is held firmly open. For now, though, please familiarise yourselves with this wonderful author and artist’s work as follows… (foreword by Joanne Carter)

“Hello everyone! It’s been awhile since I had a chance to write for The AppWhisperer so I’m excited to have this chance to share with you my “Top Five Apps”!

When I wrote a regular column for The AppWhisperer I truly was an app junkie. If there was a new app I had to have it! In time my iPhone and iPad were filled with hundreds of apps…most of which I only used once or twice. Didn’t matter…had to have them! Now days I have slimmed this number down considerably so much so that picking 5 apps was easy. The quality and scope of apps today has increased dramatically as of late that one doesn’t need that many to be able to create dynamite images! My go-to-top-5-apps include Photoshop Express, Handy Photo, Stackables, Distressed FX, and Snapseed. Let’s go through my typical workflow to see how I might use each of these apps!”

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