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Mobile Photography – StreetWise – Welcome and Second Challenge

“Taking an image, freezing a moment, reveals how rich reality truly is.”

Greetings everyone!

Welcome to our second StreetWise Mobile Photography Showcase Challenge.

The theme this time is shadows – to shoot street photographs that have shadows in them in black and white, color, or both. Capturing shadows can add an element of depth and visual interest to an image, they can change the mood, enhance the composition, create interesting patterns and shapes, or highlight a subject. Sometimes, the details that we don’t see by the presence of a shadow are more interesting than seeing the subject matter itself.

There are endless possibilities whichever way you choose to include shadows in your images and we look forward to seeing your photos.

If you have never used shadows in your photography, you may want to begin by checking out this link for inspiration.

Our next curated showcase will feature photos from this challenge.

Please remember to post recent photos inspired by this theme for consideration to our Flickr site here.

Please include the description ‘StreetWise Shadow Challenge’ in your title. You may post up to three photos for this challenge.
We will run the challenge until May 31st. Enjoy!

‘This Way’ – ©Donna Donato

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Ilana Buch-Akoundi is an Interior Designer with a background in fine arts, and a passion for mobile photography. Influenced by classical art and literature, she views mobile photography as not simply capturing moments as they happen, but as a marriage of dreams and visions from inner life and reality. Street photography, as a composite emerging from the speed of life, and what’s resonating within. Born in New York City where she still resides with her husband and two children, Buch-Akoundi recently founded hipstaNYC dedicated to Hipstamatic images of New York City, where people from all over the world can showcase their photographs of NYC. She has had photographs featured in mobile photography websites and web-magazines as well as international shows. Lee Atwell has been passionate about the art, science and magic of photography since the time she was a child – at which time her father had converted a small bathroom into a darkroom. For the past few years, she been captivated by the versatility, convenience, and creative potential of mobile photography. In street photography, she enjoys the challenge of capturing the unexpected and also the necessity of being present moment to moment with the surrounding environment – whether it is the continual shifting of light and shadows or the instantaneous and fleeting expressions and postures of people on the street. She has received several international photography awards and has had photographs featured in publication, mobile photography websites and web-magazines. She has also had photos exhibited in several cities – in the USA, Canada, Italy, France, Hungary, Belgium and Portugal. Atwell also teaches yoga and owns a yoga studio in Seattle with her husband.