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Mobile Photography – Tip Of The Day – Day 24

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Welcome to another new section from your favorite mobile photography website and one of the most popular in the world. Today, we’re publishing our twenty fourth Mobile Photography/Art Tip Of The Day to our brand new section of the site.

Each day we publish a short quick tip to help you with your mobile photography, this may be related to editing your image, capturing your image, printing your image, all manner of things, across the complete photographic and art mobile genre – we’ll be featuring great mobile street photography tips, great blending tips, great cloning tips, we will cover it all from some of the greatest mobile photographers and artists in the world. We’ll also have a widget in our right hand column, displaying the Tip of The Day every day, just click on that and you will be taken to our tip of  the Day archive.

Our 24th Tip Of The Day is a humorous one relating to titles for images and relates to our Columnist Janine Graf’s recent article on adding titles to images – see here. David Hayes, our Head of Technical Tutorials has provided us with this, over to you David… (foreword by Joanne Carter).

 

 

 

“Bacon and Boobs….Hold The Mayo!”

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Yeah. Hold the mayo. Did you know that stuff gets into everything!? Makes a mess out of your iPhone camera lens as well…

That’s not really what this article is about…it’s just that I love the title and wanted to use it before Janine Graf did. And she would… ‘cause she of anyone would recognize a great title when she see ones.

Speaking of titles…I used to believe that a great title was necessary to help “set the scene” for your viewer. That was until I taught sixth grade language arts. My first year of teaching, I spent a great deal talking about “Titles”. Why they were necessary. The difference between a “working title” and a “published title”. Things like that. I quickly learned that when it came writing time on the computers that my sixth graders would certainly spend time on their titles. Word Art. Do you know how many different styles, fonts, colors, and sizes a sixth grader can consider for their title? Even before they decide what they’re going to write about…they have a title in 3D glorious Word Art. One Hundred Forty Two …or larger…font size. Fills that page and half writing requirement real quick! I did away with titles…

Now don’t get me wrong. I do spend time considering titles for my images. But I don’t over think it. What ever strikes me before I save the final version. Never “Untitled”. For all the reasons mentioned in J.G.’s article. And I do believe a title does begin the narrative of your image. Can make or break an image. Just please don’t use Word Art…

Oh…what is my tip of the day? Damn if I know.

Make sure to keep your fingers away from your lens before taking the shot. And that your battery is at least charged to 60% before leaving the house.

Make sure you know how to use that brand new replacement camera app before using it in public.

Just because an app allows you to share your unedited image on all the major social networks…at once…with location and people tags….doesn’t mean you should. Do take that shot…you might not get another chance in the future and you can always delete it later. Just think about it before you post.

Don’t believe those that tell you that you have to develop a “style”. No you don’t. Create in whatever manner strikes you at the moment. Deciding on your “style” is something art history grad students will later.

That if you put both bacon and boobs in your image and post it on IG you’ll get a monster amount of “likes”. Everyone likes bacon. I have that shot. I just haven’t posted it…yet.

So yeah…hold the mayo. Miracle Whip works best. Makes for zestier photos…

By David Hayes

David is Head of Technical Tutorials here at theappwhisperer.com and this role adds to the many things David has done in his life…some of which he considers more significant than others. Yet, he feels all have made him the artist he is today. He’s been a cook at a truck stop, a janitor at a military base, worked in advertising, been a banker managing other people’s money, and an elementary school teacher. Trained as a photographer as an undergrad, he’s recently returned to these roots and now considers himself foremost a photographer and secondly a mixed media artist.

You can find David’s work on many other popular websites including his own: http://www.clearerreflections.com.

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