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The Ultimate Christmas Mobile Photography & Art Competition Using Depth Effects App – Great Prizes – Including a DxO One Camera!

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We are very excited today to announce our Ultimate Christmas Mobile Photography & Art Competition here at TheAppWhisperer.com. This competition is hosted in conjunction with BrainFeverMedia, highly accomplished app developers, with their brand new app, announced today – Depth Effects. We are also most grateful to the support of our sponsors for this competition, including DxO, IK MultiMedia, Joby and Scriba.

The Depth Effects app enables the photographer to apply striking depth of field effects to any image. Essentially, giving you bokeh effects in the palm of your hands. The results are exceptional and we can’t wait to see your images!  

We have some tremendous prizes up for grabs too! Including a DxO One camera, this camera attaches to your iPhone or iPad. Once it is connected, the iOS device’s Retina display immediately transforms into the camera’s viewfinder, allowing you to compose the image and adjust every setting. This prize alone is worth $500/£400! and will be couriered directly to the winner of this competition.

We have more phenomenal prizes too, including an IK Multimedia iRig Mic Field, a phenomenal ultra compact device, allowing you to record professional sound recordings in the field, making it ideal for mobile videography or simple sound recordings. This product retails for $125.  We also have an IK Multimedia iKlip Grip Pro a fabulous professional multifunction iPhone stand worth $70 and that’s not all! We are also giving away from Joby a GripTight PRO Phone premium clamping mount worth $42, a GripTight POV Kit – this is a handgrip with remote control for mobile phones, worth $50 and a Joby PowerBand, this is a portable charger for smartphone batteries, worth $41 and there’s one more thing – a Multi Award Winning Scriba Stylus – this is a brand new Kickstarter successful project that is about to launch. This Multi Award Winning Scriba Stylus is a wonderful way for mobile artists to create and edit their images. It includes a flexible body with dynamic squeeze motion, responsive to your touch. Ergonomics are ingrained in Scriba’s design, making it so much more than just a stylish accessory. Contoured around the natural movements of the hand and made from comfortable, lightweight materials. Scriba supports both left-handed and right-handed users and is sculpted for a variety of grips. Uniquely tactile, Scriba’s flexible body bends in response to your every touch. Scriba detects this movement enabling you to continuously and fluidly adjust brush thickness, or access app functionality.

Phew! This means we are giving away almost $1000 of prizes for Christmas!

So what are you waiting for? Find out the rules for entry and more details below, then enter our Ultimate Christmas Mobile Photography Competition right now!

Actually, there is another thing too! We are giving away promotional codes for Depth Effects today, worth $3.99/£2.99 – see this post.

Merry Christmas to you all! We are so grateful to you all – thank you for being such a beautiful community of people as well as mobile artists x

Rules for Entry

We are hosting this competition in conjunction with BrainFeverMedia to find your very best images using this brand new app – Depth Effects. We want to see your images reflecting the use of depth of field and we can’t wait!

This competition will be hosted on Instagram, we would like you to add this hashtag #theappwhisperer_deptheffects to each image you would like to include (that way we can find them). The competition will run from today – 15 December 2016 until 16 January 2017.

The overall winner and other finalist images will be in the opinion of myself, Joanne Carter, Founder and Editorial Director of TheAppWhisperer.com, to have captured images that represent the true aspects of the Depth Effects app developed by BrainFeverMedia.

The prizes are as stated below and no alternatives or substitutes will be provided. All prizes will be delivered by courier directly to the winners of the competition, once they have provided their physical address and telephone number, to me directly.

NB: There may possibly be a delay with the delivery of the IK Multimedia iKlip Grip Pro (part of the second prize), due to current unprecedented demand but we will keep you informed of this.

First Prize

The overall winner of this Depth Effects Competition will win a DxO One Camera, worth $500. Take a look at this video below made by a colleague I used to work with, Joseph Linaschke, entitled ‘Getting Started with your DxO One Camera’.

To read more about this incredible product, please go here.

Second Prizes

The second prize winner of this Depth Effects Competition will win one IK Multimedia iRig Mic Field and one IK Multimedia iKlip Grip Pro. The iRig Mic Field combines high-quality components and unparalleled portability with a unique form factor. iRig Mic Field packs a 24-bit audiophile-grade A/D converter, a 44.1/48 kHz sampling rate, a 115 dB maximum SPL rating and a low-noise/high-definition pre-amp into an enclosure that’s small enough to slip easily into your pocket. Now you can get that high-quality stereo sound anytime and anywhere. With iRig Mic Field, you can get a mic that’s half the price of comparable microphones that cost and weigh twice as much and lack the flexibility of audio and video support.

iKlip Grip Pro is the new large-grip, compact multifunctional iPhone and camera stand with an integrated detachable Bluetooth shutter control that is really 4 accessories in one: super secure tabletop tripod, large-grip video handle, monopod handle and standard tripod adapter. iKlip Grip Pro can securely hold any iPhone with or without a case, and features a standard mounting system for connecting small mobile video cameras like GoPro®, compact digital cameras and stand-mount audio field recorders.

iKlip Grip Pro features a large, ergonomic handle that expands into a sturdy tripod, an integrated locking extension pole that extends up to 62 cm (24″) for getting those “above the crowd” shots and selfies, plus a detachable Bluetooth shutter control for remote shooting.

Third Prizes

The third prize winner of this Depth Effects Competition will win one Joby GripTight Pro Phone mount. It fits any smartphone and offers a robust, locking and rotating solution for more optimal set-up of photos and videos, plus includes an optional flexible tripod for limitless set-ups. They will also win one Joby GripTight POV Kit, this modular and lightweight grip also features the integrated Impulse Bluetooth® trigger for Android and iOS devices and finally they will win one Joby PowerBand, it is a slim, lightweight battery pack that attaches to your phone when you need it, using a stretchable silicone band. Works with iPhone®or Android phones using the attached charging cable. You can take a look at these prizes below.

Joby GripTight PRO Phone Mount

Joby GripTight POV Kit (phone displayed in this image is not part of the prize. Phone included for illustration only purposes)

Joby PowerBand (phone displayed in this image is not part of the prize. Phone included for illustration only purposes)

Fourth Prize

Last but by no means least, the fourth prize winner of our Depth Effects App Competition will win one multi Award winning digital Scriba Stylus. Take a look at the video below to learn more about this incredible product and the phenomenal team behind it. This product has been fully funded via Kickstarter.  

Ergonomics are ingrained in Scriba’s design, making it so much more than just a stylish accessory. Contoured around the natural movements of the hand and made from comfortable, lightweight materials. Scriba supports both left-handed and right-handed users and is sculpted for a variety of grips. Uniquely tactile, Scriba’s flexible body bends in response to your every touch. Scriba detects this movement enabling you to continuously and fluidly adjust brush thickness, or access app functionality.

Scriba is not just a stylus, it’s your creative multi-tool for the digital age – Squeeze-Motion allows you to dynamically adjust brush strokes or control app functions, all with a simple squeeze

Change your grip and Scriba becomes a remote control for your mobile device.  Now, you can control presentations or trigger your mobile camera with a dynamic trigger action.

 

 

 

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By Joanne Carter

Joanne Carter, creator of the world’s most popular mobile photography and art website— TheAppWhisperer.com— 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 - TheAppWhispererPrintSales.com 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: joanne@theappwhisperer.com

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