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Mobile Photography – Tip Of The Day – Number 34

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 34th 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 34th Tip Of The Day today, this time by a fabulous mobile photographer and one that we feature regularly in our Flickr Group Showcase as well as our Streets Ahead column and articles, Cecily Caceu. Over to you Cecily. (Foreword by Joanne Carter).

(If you have a mobile photography tip to share, please email it to [email protected])




“One of my favorite accessories for my iPhone is the iStabilizer “Flex”, which is basically a miniature tripod. The iStabilizer helps me to keep my iPhone steady when I am capturing photos. This in turn drastically reduces the amount of blurry photos that end up in my camera roll!

I also like how the iStablizer acts as a tripod (albeit a tiny one) on both flat surfaces and on any other thing that the tripod legs can wrap around, i.e. a pole, railings, tops of chairs, etc. It is very lightweight and not annoying at all to keep in my purse.

Another very cool thing about the iStabilizer is that the mount that holds the iPhone on the tripod is very secure but also very easy to get your phone in and out of. The spring loaded mount lets you use a variety of devices from iPod to most of all of the various smart phones out there.

I also love how the iStabilizer helps me frame my photos in very different ways by holding my iPhone by the legs of the tripod, instead of simply holding the iPhone itself. This lets me visualize my image more freely than when I am awkwardly trying to hold my phone.

I think you will be amazed by the clarity it brings to your images and how it will free you to create and visualize your photographs in new ways”.

Information on the iStablizer can be found here:

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]


  • Beth

    Great tip! After the early demise of a former tripod, I opted for the I stabilizer flex myself. It’s everything you said. However, the mount portion will not work with unconventional cases such as the PhoGo (DiffCase). This is fine because the flex tripod portion just screws into the case receiver mount. Very stable. There’s no portrait mount (as the Ollloclip Flip case offers on their adapter mount set up), but with the flex legs on the istabilizer flex device you can attach the tripod to anything vertical just by wrapping the legs around it. The same effect is achieved….ok, nearly the same. Ive only used this for a few days, so I may have some of my facts wrong. I really do love this device. Great for holding high to see above crowds or getting into awkward spots with potentially venomous creatures!

    • Cecily

      Thanks for your comment Beth! I am not familiar with the PhoGo case that you mentioned but I do know that the Stabilizer Flex is working fairly well with my Mophie battery booster case. It is not as secure as when I use the Stabilizer Flex without the Mophie but it is better than not using it!!! I hope you are still enjoying your Flex? I do agree it is fantastic for getting shots of crowds, high above!!!