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Mobile Photography – Tip Of The Day – Number 20

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 twentieth Tip Of The Day today by outstanding mobile artist and photographer, Melissa Vincent. We have featured Melissa many times on theappwhisperer and most notably published A Day In The Life interview with her, see here. You can read more about her in the bio at the end of this post, over to you Melissa…(foreword by Joanne Carter).



© Melissa Vincent – ‘Fairy Land‘ – Apps used – Tiny Planet, PhotoFX, and Juxtaposer


‘When someone ask me this question, I always have the same response. Shoot outdoor photography when the light is good. The first hour of light in the morning and last hour in the evening are the perfect times to go on a photo walk. The light cast beautiful tones and the reflections are spectacular during sunrise and sunset. I have an app on my iPhone called Magic Hour that I rely on frequently. It tells me what hour will the be best time to take photos as well as the exact moment of sunrise and sunset. It also adjusts your location, so if you’re on vacation you can be confident you’ll know exactly when you need to be at the location you’d like to shoot. Another nice feature of the app is the alerts function. You can set a morning and/or evening notification for the start of magic hour or an hour prior, so you’ll never miss that perfect shot’

Melissa’s interest in mobile art started in April 2011 when she joined Instagram. Interest turned into passion and currently over 230,000 people who have been inspired by her iPhone art are following her on the social network today. All of her work is shot and processed on the iPhone. Not just a photographer, Melissa is also a digital media influencer who works with various brands by assisting to translate their goals on Instagram. She has worked with clients such as Travel and Leisure, Lens Crafters, and Sony. Melissa’s photographs have been featured on National Geographic online and the cover of Time Magazine’s First Annual Wireless Issue. She has been interviewed and featured by The Huffington Post for her surreal, southern pieces. Melissa’s art was hung in the Animazing Gallery in Soho and the Santa Monica Art Studios for the LA Mobile Arts Festival, the world’s largest mobile arts festival to date. Her work was shown at the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art in California and the Mobile Photo Awards exhibition at the Soho Gallery for Digital Art in NYC. She was recently named one of the ten finalist for the 2012 MPA photographer/artist of the year. She was also awarded the 2012 MPA/ArtHaus photo essay winner for her collection, “The Rooms of William Faulkner”. The series was displayed at ArtHaus in San Francisco for three months in 2013. Melissa loves driving around the country for hours with music and coffee, and usually a sleeping little boy in the backseat, looking for that perfect shot. She always finds interesting photo opportunities while driving on those long, winding Mississippi backroads.

One Comment

  • Geoff Higgins

    I’m loving magic hour too. Great tip. By the way, don’t forget your tripod at that time if day, or dreamy can become nightmare.