Mobile Photography Competition with a Host of Fabulous Prizes – Check Out The Latest Entries

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As you know we are currently running a fabulous mobile photography competition with a huge array of incredible prizes, to help you get even more out of your art. To enter this competition, all you need to do as add this hashtag on Instagram #theappwhisperer_portraitcam to your images, that way we can find them!

This competition is hosted in conjunction with BrainFeverMedia, highly accomplished app developers, with their brand new app, PortraitCam Ultimate Camera. We are also most grateful to the support of our sponsors for this competition, including Olloclip, IK MultiMedia Joby and Rhinoshield.

PortraitCam Ultimate Camera app enables the photographer to create stunning depth of field lens blur with their iPhone (with dual camera). You can recreate DLSR-quality focus and bokeh, with simple controls. Choose focus mode, bokeh-shape, and set blur level in a few easy steps. Finalize your photo with stunning flares captured from real lenses to give your photo a professional look.

This competition is hosted on Instagram and we are extending the final entry date to 31st January 2018!

Check out these latest entries received from @royiphoneography – Himanshu Roy, @slynndetroy_art – Susan Detroy and Nico Brons. To view all the entries so far, go here.

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Mobile Photography / Art New Year Resolutions 2018 From Artists Throughout The World

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We are delighted to publish our New Year Resolutions for 2018 from a selection of highly talented mobile photographers and artists throughout the world. As in previous years we have asked mobile photographers and artists for their New Year Resolutions with an accompanying image or video . Thank you to everyone who has contributed, they all … Read moreMobile Photography / Art New Year Resolutions 2018 From Artists Throughout The World

Mobile Photography & Art – Highly Significant Articles You May Have Missed w/c 19 June 2017

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We have included links and descriptions to many of the articles we have published from w/c 19 June 2017. We understand how hard it is to keep up with our unique content that we generate on a daily basis and we really do not want you to miss a single thing. Many thanks to the following artists for all their support with these articles: Christine O Sobczak, Lisa Mitchell, Meri Walker, Lynette Sheppard, Jane Schultz, Davide Capponi, Mandolina Moon, Susan Detroy, Liliana Schwitter, Roger Guetta. Please follow the links below to any that may specifically interest you:

Brought to Light Interview with Christine O Sobczak

Brought to Light Interview with Lisa Mitchell

Brought to Light Interview with Meri Walker

Brought to Light Interview with Lynette Sheppard

Brought to Light Interview with Jane Schultz

Safety First – Snapchat Update

SHOULDERPOD Goes Fully Modular

A Picture’s Worth with Davide Capponi

A Picture’s Worth with Mandolina Moon

A Picture’s Worth with Susan Detroy

Showcase

One Day Odyssey with Liliana Schwitter

A ‘New’ Form of Artistic Installation – Roger Guetta

Update to the ‘New’ Form of Artistic Installation – Roger Guetta

 

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Mobile Photography and Art – A Picture’s Worth with Susan Detroy from Oregon, United States

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A Picture’s Worth‘… is where we ask mobile photographers that have created powerful mobile photography/art to explain the processes they took. This includes their initial thoughts as to what they wanted to create, why they wanted to create it, how they created it, including all apps used and what they wanted to convey. We also ask these incredible artists to explain their emotions and how the image projects those feelings. We have published a few A Picture’s Worth articles recently, if you have missed those – please go here.

In this ‘A Picture’s Worth’ today we asked Susan Detroy from Oregon, United States to tell us more about this image, featured.  Detroy has detailed her thoughts below, we think you’ll find this invaluable…

“I am pleased to share my process about using apps and creating work with my iPhone and iPad.

I started working with blended and fused apps toward the end of 2016. I am attracted to them because they work in similar ways to my layered pieces to I created before iPhone. The apps produce familiar feelings as the sensibilities I express with my hard copy work. Blending, combining images and layering are techniques I have been using since the 90’s when I worked with xerography and started doing transfers and lifts with solvents. The apps speak a language I understand.

I picked an image from my current “Self-Portraits of a Woman” series. I was propelled into the series by personal grief, politics and a long photographic history of self-reflection. The “world” seemed to impinge on me and this was how I responded.

For this column, I did my best to remember what I used, as I am impulsive creator, often unaware that it might be important to know how I made what I make. I did my best to keep track.

With “Self-Portraits of a Woman” I am committed to using blending and fusing apps. In the series I confront who I am as I age, the fears and joys of an older female in American culture. I show the inner and outer me and what I care about. The apps support combining photos of myself and the world I inhabit. I interweave nature, cityscapes or earth elements with my portrait. Sometimes I combine multiple images. When I am watching the choices for blending I move through feelings about how I look, what I feel, and what I want to communicate. I am showing my relationship to my world and how I respond to what surrounds me. I use images to convey my presence, to say here I am, I am who I am and that is how it is. In my process of proclaiming, I revel in moving the images around and going through the choices until I feel a “yes this works for me.”  

In “Birthday Portrait” I combined photographs I took on my recent birthday hike. I turned the camera on my surroundings, and myself using Blackie one of my favorite black and white camera apps. Using Blackie I like to blow out the highlights leaving a wispy image or self-portrait. The blown out highlights remind me of black and white Infrared film I used to shoot. The two photos I arranged were of myself, and another of trees with my friend in the corner. I enjoy the feeling of magnificence, larger than life me, with the trees growing on and in me. I interpret my friend as a part of my existence in nature. Using her image creates a feeling of admiration and honouring for the trees and honouring my life on the day of my birth.

I use my iPad to edit my pieces. I used Painteresque, another favorite app. I like how it brings lots of detail and texture to the image.  It seems to enliven the information. Next I chose Mextures for a muted colouring, giving it a fluid color feel. And with all apps I feel like I am playing as I move through the choices of colours and the ways I feel as I see them presented.

In this image, as in much of my multiple image work, I play with and enjoy the back and forth feeling the viewer can experience, seeing more than one image, one coming forward, then the other. There is a way some information is hidden and revealed.  This is my contemplative, joyful, and sometimes serious way of communicating.

And always, thanks for TheAppWhisperer and Joanne Carter’s enormous talent and support for the iPhone photography world. If you love this work, please support her and the site”.

 

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Mobile Photography Interview – A Day in the Life of Susan Detroy from Oregon, US

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Welcome to our very exciting interview column on theappwhisperer.com. This section entitled “A Day in the Life of…” is where we take a look at some hugely influential, interesting, newcomers as well as accomplished individuals in the mobile photography and art world… people that we think you will love to learn more about. This is our … Read moreMobile Photography Interview – A Day in the Life of Susan Detroy from Oregon, US