Mobile Photography Interview – A Day in the Life of Elaine Taylor from Leeds, UK

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Mobile Photography Interview ‘A Day in the Life of Ile Mont’ from Mexico City

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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 128th interview of the series. If you have missed our previous interviews, please go here.

Today we are featuring our very own Portrait of an Artist column editor, Ile Mont, she is an essential part of TheAppWhisperer and we adore her, as you will also, when you view and read this exclusive interview.

We are sure you are going to enjoy this, if you would like to take part in our A Day in the Life interview series, please send an email to myself at Joanne@theappwhisperer.com and I will get back to you.

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APPart Mini – Featuring Mobile Artist Michael “Bonabo” Stone

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Please enjoy our second post to our new section within our APPart Column entitled – APPart Mini. This time our editor Bobbi McMurry talks with Michael ‘Bonabo’ Stone to find out more about his work, over to you Bobbi. (Foreword by Joanne Carter).

Apps: FingerCrop, Union, Repix, Glaze, DXP, Vintage Scene

For our second AppArt Mini, I’ve selected a fabulous photo collage created by Michael “Bonobo” Stone who created this piece in a manner that retained the look of traditional collage (those created pre-digital). He is a fan of some of the all-time greats, Hannah Hoch, Jesse Treece, and Joseph Cornell.

The very nature of collage can open up a huge can of worms in regard to copyright laws. The vast sharing of imagery on the web, the collaborations we do, and the ease with which we are able to download other artist’s work has made this an even more sensitive topic. To me, the bottom line is this, create your own work, if you do incorporate someone else’s image into your own, you need prior permission to do so, and you need to give the originator credit.

The shirt in Michael’s piece was “appropriated” from one of my favorite artist’s Rogelio Manzo. Michael did the right thing here by asking Rogelio’s permission – which was granted. We’ve included Manzo’s piece here so that you can see how Michael has incorporated the shirt and made it his own.

A little sidenote: Manzo thought Michael’s final image was great  who knows where that might lead?

Bonobo Stone:

When I began shaping, where Collage, Photography and Painting meet my objective wasn’t to disguise a finished tableau that could pass either as a photo or a painting. I wanted the viewer to see the process in the work, to showcase the digital tools that I use and how truly unique the digital medium is.

In my humble opinion, mobile art is the ultimate mixed media hybrid. It’s essentially a sophisticated form of finger-painting. No studio is required. The only tool I need is the iPod Touch I carry around in my pocket!

To me mobile artists are part of an evolutionary leap in collage. The apps on my mobile device are the scissors and glue that make my work possible.  During the construction ofWhere Collage Photography and Painting Meetthe apps I employed included:FingerCrop- for cutting and pasting – Union -to double expose images – Repix -to add painterly effects -Glaze – for texture -DXP -to create blends – andVintage Scene -to create a distinct photographic feel.

 

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Mobile Photography / Art – Three Years of Tutorials: A Recap, an Assembly Feature, and an iColorama Procedural

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Huge thanks to Jerry Jobe on his Mobile Photography / Art Tutorial Third Year Writing Anniversary. We have loved and enjoyed every single one of Jobe’s tutorials and we know that you do too.  This week, Jobe does something a little different, take a look…(foreword by Joanne Carter).

“On November 7, 2012, I published my first tutorial on Hipstamatic. As usual, on my anniversary, I like to take a look back. But there’s more to this article than a walk down memory lane. There’s a feature currently in beta for Assembly that I’d like to show you, and an iColorama procedural on how to create a multicolored water color painting like this one. So let’s get started!”

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iOS Photography App Tutorial – Union – Part 2 – by Jerry Jobe

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A wonderfully comprehensive second part to this new series of tutorials on the app Union by Jerry Jobe.  If you missed Part 1, please go here. Over to you Jerry (forward by Joanne Carter)

Union retails for $1.99/£1.49 and you can download it here

As I worked through all I wanted to show you in the second part of this tutorial on Union, the blending app from Pixite, I found the screenshots piling up. Normally I like to keep the number to 20-30, but I’ve got close to fifty this time. Let’s get started!

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iOS Photography App Tutorial – Union – by Jerry Jobe

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We are delighted to publish our latest iOS photography app tutorial, this time with the very successful app Union by Pixite.  Jerry Jobe has written Part 1 of this wonderful blending app to help you gain greater control via the user interface. Over to you Jerry (forward by Joanne Carter).

“I’m a huge fan of the apps by Pixite. Last year around this time, I published articles on Tangent (see here), LoryStripes (see here) and Fragment (see here), followed later in the year by the brand-new Matter (see here). I even covered the app developed by Ben Guerrette pre-Pixite: DecoSketch (see here). So, naturally, I was excited when Pixite introduced two other apps in 2014: Union and Shift. I’ll be covering both of them in the weeks to come.

Union is Pixite’s blending app, working the same ground as Image Blender and Superimpose. I’ve covered both of those apps, along with the Blend feature in iColorama. I’ve given basic information on blending several times, including the use of blend modes like Multiply and Overlay. I won’t be repeating that information here. Instead, we’ll see if the user interface is more conducive to your workflow, and if the controls available are flexible enough for the work you want Union to do”.

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iOS Photography App – Union – Masking and Blending – Temporary Price Drop

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Union is a hugely popular app for masking and blending your iOS Photography images.  It allows you to combine photographs, to easily create superimposed, silhouetted and double exposure images.  You can also easily remove backgrounds with the powerful built-in masking features.

Usually Union retails for $1.99/£1.49 but today you can pick it up for only $0.99/£0.69. Click here to download.

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Shift – New iPhone Photography App by Pixite Coming Soon

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Shift is a new app by developers Pixite, of Fragment, Union, Tangent, Matter and LoryStripes fame.  They have produced competent apps in the past and Shift promises to be another. According to Pixite, Shift lets you create your own personal photo filters with one tap of a button. Shuffle through an endless combination of textures, colors, and blends to produce stylish effects like grit and grunge, vintage, light leaks, and high contrast black and whites”.

We have attached the developers promotional trailer below to give you an insight. We have not tested this app and so we are not able to give an independent view at present.

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iOS Photography App – Union – On Sale Today!

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We mentioned this app in our Day In The Life Interview with talented mobile photographer Lynette Jackson today, if you missed that and her breathtaking images, then please go here. Lynette describes Union as ‘a most proficient masking and blending app’.

Union is very popular allowing you to combine images in limitless ways.  Usually retailing for $1.99/£1.49, today it’s available for $0.99/£0.69. Click here to download.

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