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Pic of the Day (7) – Instagram – TheAppWhisperer

Here’s day seven of our brand new Pic of the Day section via Instagram.  Each day we will be selecting one image a day for our Pick of the Day section on Instagram with the #theappwhisperer.

Furthermore, each month we will also offer an overall prize to the image that receives the most love.  On day 1 we congratulated @endtimewatcher for their fascinating portrait, day 2 consisted of an incredibly atmospheric shot by @the_real_mccoy -‘Colonial Dance’, day 3 we enjoyed a stunning street shot by @ilein, ‘Emotional Weather Report’, day 4 we congratulated @lorenka with her incredible mobile artistry image ‘bring me your alibis’. On day five we welcomed @jackvanheugten as our Pick of the Day with his image ‘three almost glasses of wine, at a table, in a bar’. On day 6 we congratulated @Draman with his image ‘The Door to Reason’ and today we welcome @rdepaolo with his fabulous image entitled ‘Smoke’.

We have also included additional information on this shot, directly taken from @rdepaolo’s Instagram explanation.  When asked ‘how do you make the background pure black or white, do you use an app or use a backdrop…’.  He replied with:

It depends. Typically I will shoot my subject in front of a solid background, but in some cases, like this one, I don’t have that luxury. The original image had a strong blue background due to the aquarium lighting. All I had to do was adjust the blue/gray level all the way up when converting to b&w and drop the red and green levels way down. That made anything blue in the original photo turn white. I then upped the contrast and increased the brightness level of the white area using a curves control) to brighten it and applied this adjustment with a masking brush so as to not apply it to the jellyfish itself. All editing of this image was done in Filterstorm Neue“.


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: