TheAppWhisperer COVR Shooters – Winning Shot of the Day – Rosi Cassano

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Wow, take a look at this image submitted by the very talented Rosi Cassano (@rosicassano).  Cassano has used her Covr to aid her with this image and submitted it to our special Instagram hashtag #covr_at_theappwhisperer.  We review selected images with this hashtag and feature them here.

The COVR Photo Camera-Lens Case is a U.S. patented protective iPhone case with a built in sliding camera lens which allows anyone who takes pictures with their mobile phone to capture candid moments of the world around them. The COVR Photo mobile phone case is a one off photography tool that helps us make better, more natural – not posed – pictures of friends, family, our children or those we meet in life’s travels and adventures. Through it’s unique design and the high-quality prism which we built directly into the case, COVR frees you to take pictures more easily with one hand and with more subtlety because you can hold your phone in various angles and positions and NOT just in front of your face.

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Exclusive and Intimate Interview with Thomas Hurst – Photojournalist and Creator of COVR Photo Lens

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Thomas Hurst is an admirable man and one that I am very pleased to know and call a friend. Originally, he was introduced to me by one of our Columnists and also good friend, Kevin Kuster – former Senior Photo Editor for Playboy Magazine.  Hurst created the COVR lens case and launched a hugely successful campaign via Kickstarter last year for the iPhone 5 raising over $85,000, today he has launched a new campaign for the iPhone 6, you can read more about that here.

I have been intrigued by Hurst for sometime, and wanted to learn more. Within this conversation, mostly in his own words, Hurst takes us through his experiences of becoming, enduring and surviving being a war photographer. He talks us through his devastation of his wife’s colon cancer diagnosis late in pregnancy and the subsequent loss of his son. He talks about the motivation for creating the COVR Photo Lens – it may not be what you’re thinking and he discusses the production process of this great product.

I am suitably humbled to publish this conversation and thank Thomas from the bottom of my heart, for sharing so much with us today. I wish him every success with his new Kickstarter campaign. Please, enjoy…

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Kickstarter – COVR Photo Lens Case for iPhone 6 – Now Live

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We are very excited to report that the brand new Kickstarter campaign for the iPhone 6 COVR lens case has just launched. Thomas Hurst is the creative genius behind this fantastic product. An award-winning photojournalist for almost 20 years, Thomas captured photographs in some of the most dangerous places in the world. Thomas’ work has appeared in such publications as Time magazine, The New York Times, and The Boston Globe. Among his many nominations and awards, Thomas has earned three World Press Photo awards, “Photograph of the Year” from Editor and Publisher magazine and was a finalist for the 2000 Pulitzer Prize in Breaking News Photography while at the Seattle Times for the photo staff’s coverage of the World Trade Organization Riots in 1999.

The COVR Photo Camera-Lens Case is a U.S. patented protective iPhone case with a built in sliding camera lens which allows anyone who takes pictures with their mobile phone to capture candid moments of the world around them. The COVR Photo mobile phone case is a one off photography tool that helps us make better, more natural – not posed – pictures of friends, family, our children or those we meet in life’s travels and adventures. Through it’s unique design and the high-quality prism which we built directly into the case, COVR frees you to take pictures more easily with one hand and with more subtlety because you can hold your phone in various angles and positions and NOT just in front of your face.

Last year Kevin launched a highly successful Kickstarter COVR for the iPhone 5, he raised over $85,000 to bring this project to life. This time around he has a goal of $25,000 with 29 days to go, you can pledge from $1 to $3,000, click here to find out more.

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Mobile Street Photography – StreetWise – Challenge 1 – with Fabulous Prizes!

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Welcome to our first challenge to our brand new mobile street photography group, StreetWise.  Unlike our women only mobile photography StreetsAhead group, StreetWise is an open group for all mobile street photographers, whatever their gender.  StreetWise is edited by Sheldon Serkin, Serkin has been a mobile street photographer in New York City since 2010. In 2014, he was named the Grand Prize winner and “Mobile Photographer of the Year” in the Mobile Photo Awards, placing first in the category of Street Photography, read more about Serkin (here).

For this Challenge we are delighted to be working closer with Thomas Hurst, Founder of COVR Photo. Hurst has created an incredible iPhone case with built-in lens that allows you to ‘shoot from the hip’, giving you the advantage of capturing some fabulous street photography. We have a selection of iPhone 5 cases to giveaway (worth $55.00) to three runners up for this contest and for the main prize winner we will send a COVR 6 case to you. The COVR 6 cases are in manufacture right now and samples are shipping soon.  We will have more details on this in another post.

Our first challenge is entitled ‘eye contact’ – we want to see your images either capturing this, reflecting this and of course respecting it. This challenge starts today 15 May 2015 and will run until 29th May 2015.  Please only submit one image to our Challenge group, make it your best one!  Sheldon will curate the images from the Challenge group and we will announce the winner and runners up within the first week of June 2015.

All images should be uploaded to our new StreetWise Flickr Challenge group

We would also like to see your regular mobile street photography images uploaded to our StreetWise Flickr Group

Please also, join our conversations, discussing mobile street photography, within our Facebook Group.

. Flickr Challenge Group for StreetWise

• Flickr Group (for weekly showcase submissions) 

• Facebook Group (for information sharing/discussions)

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Kickstarter – COVR Photo – An iPhone Case with a Built In Camera Lens – An Interview

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This is a cool little project with support and backing from both our Columnists Richard Koci Hernadez and Kevin Kuster among 986 others- $65,966 has actually been pledged so far to get this product into production. COVR Photo is a … Read more

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