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Mobile Photography – Tip Of The Day – Number 19

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 eighteenth 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.

We are delighted to publish our nineteenth Tip Of The Day today, this time by Nettie Edwards (@lumilyon). Nettie is an outstanding mobile photographer and artist and you can read more about her in the bio at the end of this post, over to you Nettie…(foreword by Joanne Carter).



Part One Of Tip

‘That great Hipstamatic shot you’re just about to post: does the preset frame strengthen the image composition or help to tell the story? No? Then get out those digital scissors and crop it off!

This public information broadcast is brought to you by the WLHBSTFAABU (We Love Hipsta But Sometimes The Frames Are A Bit Unnecessary) party’.

Part Two Of Tip

An image may have been shot in Hipstamatic but a frame from another app may serve it better. You may wish to spend some time considering alternatives…


Original Hipsta Shot – Image – © Nettie Edwards


I’m quite happy with this, including the frame as it stands but I thought it would be interesting to explore how different framing devices might move the image on in terms of composition and narrative. Here are three LoMob frames that I think work well with this image, for very different reasons…


Image – © Nettie Edwards


Image – © Nettie Edwards


Image – © Nettie Edwards

This public information broadcast is brought to you by the WLHBSTFAABI (We Love Hipsta But Sometimes The Frames Are A Bit INAPPROPRIATE) party’.

Nettie Edwards (@Lumilyon) took up photography 13 years ago, following a successful career spanning two decades as a Theatrical Designer. In 2009 she embraced mobile art and photography and has not looked back since. Her mobile career is exploding at a phenomenal rate and she has won a huge number of awards and accolades including: winner, Fine Art category, 4th Julia Margaret Cameron Awards and runner up: 2013 Lumen Prize for Digital Art. She was a Lead Juror for The Mobile Photography Awards 2011 & 2012. Her work has been published and exhibited extensively including Mobile Photo Paris and the LA Mobile Arts Festival. Nettie runs Mobile Arts and iPhoneography workshops and is featured in Mobile Masters - an ebook featuring 50 of the World's leading Mobile Artists and Photographers. Nettie is the first ever Mobile Photographer to have her work exhibited at the birthplace of photography: the Fox Talbot Museum, Lacock Abbey, England, as one of six photographers featured in the exhibition "Arrangements in Black and Grey, Black and White Photography in the 21st century" 'You can read more about Nettie on her blog To look more closely at her work, go to her Flickr Photostream here -