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Mobile Photography – Tip Of The Day – Number 31

Welcome to another brand new section from your favourite mobile photography website and one of the most popular in the world. Today, we’re publishing our 31st Mobile Photography/Art Tip Of The Day to our brand new section of the site.

Every day we will 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 31st Tip Of the Day today, this time by Jennifer Sharpe. Jennifer is a key contributor to our Flickr groups and specifically our Streets Ahead Flickr Group and we have featured her work many times. We have also published a previous Top Five Photo Apps article with Jennifer too, if you missed that – please go here. We are sure you’ll be delighted to read this wonderful tip today, over to you Jennifer …(foreword by Joanne Carter).


Playing With Distortion While Shooting – Making Non-Macro Photos With a Macro Lens

“There are obviously many ways you can distort photos in post-processing. However, one of my favorite things is achieve this distortion while shooting, so I don’t have to do anything more to what results.

One of the ways I’ve been playing with distortion is to use my Olloclip macro lens to shoot things far away instead of close-up, which is the original purpose for which a macro lens was designed. I’ve been experimenting now and then with night shots, but for this piece, I shot during the day to see what that looks like too. My process so far is to pick an app with great filters which you can shoot through right off the bat, with the Olloclip macro attached. What you get is a photo that you don’t need to edit at all (unless you want to). Happy experimenting!”

Here are some results, night and day:


Olloclip macro lens + Hipstamatic Classic (night) – tv screen – Image © Jennifer Sharpe


Olloclip macro lens + Hipstamatic Classic (night) – candles – Image © Jennifer Sharpe


Olloclip macro lens with Oggl (day) – corner of the room w/objects in front of the windows – Image © Jennifer Sharpe


Olloclip macro lens with KitCam (day) – my daughter on a red rug and in front of a few windows – Image © Jennifer Sharpe

Joanne Carter, creator of the world’s most popular mobile photography and art website—— TheAppWhisperer platform has been a pivotal cyberspace for mobile artists of all abilities to learn about, to explore, to celebrate and to share mobile artworks. Joanne’s compassion, inclusivity, and humility are hallmarks in all that she does, and is particularly evident in the platform she has built. In her words, “We all have the potential to remove ourselves from the centre of any circle and to expand a sphere of compassion outward; to include everyone interested in mobile art, ensuring every artist is within reach”, she has said. Promotion of mobile artists and the art form as a primary medium in today’s art world, has become her life’s focus. She has presented lectures bolstering mobile artists and their art from as far away as the Museum of Art in Seoul, South Korea to closer to her home in the UK at Focus on Imaging. Her experience as a jurist for mobile art competitions includes: Portugal, Canada, US, S Korea, UK and Italy. And her travels pioneering the breadth of mobile art includes key events in: Frankfurt, Naples, Amalfi Coast, Paris, Brazil, London. Pioneering the world’s first mobile art online gallery - has extended her reach even further, shipping from London, UK to clients in the US, Europe and The Far East to a global group of collectors looking for exclusive art to hang in their homes and offices. The online gallery specialises in prints for discerning collectors of unique, previously unseen signed limited edition art. Her journey towards becoming The App Whisperer, includes (but is not limited to) working for a paparazzi photo agency for several years and as a deputy editor for a photo print magazine. Her own freelance photographic journalistic work is also widely acclaimed. She has been published extensively both within the UK and the US in national and international titles. These include The Times, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, Popular Photography & Imaging, dpreview, NikonPro, Which? and more recently with the BBC as a Contributor, Columnist at Vogue Italia and Contributing Editor at LensCulture. Her professional photography has also been widely exhibited throughout Europe, including Italy, Portugal and the UK. She is currently writing several books, all related to mobile art and is always open to requests for new commissions for either writing or photography projects or a combination of both. Please contact her at: [email protected]