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What Apps Are We Using This Month? with Tiina Torna Sandblom

Welcome to TheAppWhisperer’s new section, “what apps are we using this month” series, where we discover which apps you are particularly enjoying. Kicking us off today is non-other than notable Mobile Artist Tiina Torna Sandblom.

Hi, I’m Tiina Torna Sandblom from Helsinki, Finland and I’m already on the better side of fifty. I work at an architectural office and a big joy on my travels is photography.

Joanne Carter invited me to respond to few questions regarding my editing app preferences so here we go: I started to take pictures with my iPhone XR few years back when I was on three months solo traveling in Spain.

To my eyes a gorgeous picture is not too edited rather than interesting with it’s point of view, leading lines, colours and light. All that I can better with Snapseed. It has the features I need and really easy to use.

‘Urban street colours of Marseille’ ©Tiina Torna Sandblom

After editing the last thing I do is crop the image with iPhone’s photo edit and check the vibrancy of the colours. I use all the qualities of the phone like long exposure and vertical panorama as well. I also take a LOT pictures from moving car to get the partial blur effect I want! With Snapseed it’s easy to edit those parts you want to sharpen afterwards.

‘Like a Painting’ ©Tiina Torna Sandblom

Recently I have been enjoying double exposure edit to get some artistic vibe. With Snapseed you can choose different combinations how you want your photos to combine.

‘Sunset with flowers’ ©Tiina Torna Sandblom


‘A wall with a story’ ©Tiina Torna Sandblom

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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]