The Democratization of the Photographic Image or How I learned to Stop Worrying & Love the Camera Phone
For the past week I have been working on an essay examining whether mobile phones have affected our choices of subject matter and how we take photographs. During the course of my extensive research for this project I came upon an excellent article written by Erin Jennings, a fine art photographer and faculty member in the University of Memphis Department of Art. Her article entitled ‘The Democratization of the Photographic Image or How I learned to Stop Worrying & Love the Camera Phone’, I have republished it here with kind her permission. (foreword, Joanne Carter). Contributed by Erin Jennings. Erin Jennings is a fine art photographer and faculty member in…
Opinion – Mobile Art – The Sign of Now
We are delighted to publish this article by accomplished mobile artist Fatma Korkut today. Korkut gives an interesting history into what makes mobile art, the sign of now. Enjoy!
New Apple iPhone X or iPhone 8/Plus – Which Should You Buy As An Mobile Photographer?
Our readership here at TheAppWhisperer.com are predominately preoccupied with smartphones as photographic devices and rightly so. The artists that we represent are some of the very best mobile photographers in the world. So the question on everyone’s mind, after the Apple keynote yesterday, is should I upgrade and which model should I upgrade to? With more choice than ever, this is by no means an easy question, we consider the key points below:
New 12.9″ & 10.5″ Apple iPad Review – From an Art Perspective by Susan Murtaugh from Wisconsin, US
We are so proud and delighted to publish this thoroughly non technical but utterly intelligent, astute and well-informed iPad review by a remarkably talented iPad Artist, Susan Murtaugh from Two Rivers, Wisconsin, US, an artist whom we admire so much. Murtaugh purchased the brand new Apple iPad 12.9″ and 10.5″ this week, these are her thoughts and conclusions. To my mind, these are the most relevant and important reviews artists’ can read – enjoy!
How Changing Your Mindset Can Help You Make It Big In Photography
Very interesting talk with Felix Kunze (editorial and commerical portrait photographer) responding to questions from Sue Bryce (multi-talented Master Photographer, Artist, Illustrator and anthropologist) about what it took to attain great success as a photographer, produced by the team at CreativeLive. Take a look at the video below and please share your thoughts… Sue Bryce Multi-talented Sue Bryce is a Master Photographer, Artist, Illustrator, and anthropologist. Her style of contemporary fashion-inspired portraiture gives her clients the experience of looking like the women in magazines and feeling beautiful. Sessions are designed to pamper and celebrate everything about her clients. Sue believes beauty is not on the outside, it’s something…
Birth Photography – ‘The Growing Trend’
A very interesting article in The Guardian this morning by Rachel Holmes discusses the ‘growing trend’ of birth photography and birth photographers. I have to say that personally, it’s not something I wanted photographed per se although both my husband (Kevin Carter) and I always have one or more cameras with us, so it wasn’t something I was likely to avoid. Kevin only took a few images each time (3) and admits to feeling slightly ‘weird’ during the act, I was too focused on the job in hand to take a lot of notice. But as to whether I would hire a ‘stranger’ to photograph this very private moment is…
Exclusive Interview With Chris Davies Of The American Aperture Awards (AX3)
As many of you know the winners of the American Aperture Awards (AX3) were recently announced. Four major Award Winners and 51 Winners in each additional category from over 1,100 entries from 63 countries were narrowed down to receive these prestigious awards. We were delighted in particular with the mobile photography category, not least with seeing our very talented Contributor Nettie Edwards scoop the Top Prize and Award of Mobile Photographer of the Year. Sarah Jarret, Adria Ellis, Gianluca Ricoveri, Cedric Blanchon, Eeken, Ale Di Gangi, Eloise Capet, Cindy Patrick, Lisa Waddell, Susan Tuttle, John Fulton, Mattia Vacca, Valerie McBride and more, all received Awards too in various categories –…
Opinion – iOS 7 – A Developers Point of View
We’ve been having a few discussions with some photo app developers today, asking for their opinions on the new iOS 7 camera/photo features. Take a look at the developer of ProCam and PhotoStation, Majed Azzam’s reponse below… "The prevalent discussion surrounding iOS 7 prior to yesterday’s unveiling revolved around flat versus skeuomorphic design. However, in our view, the star of the show at WWDC was iCloud. Apple is still focused on services through its cross-platform ecosystem (Maps, iRadio, iTunes, App Store, iBooks, iWork for iCloud, iCloud Keychain, etc.), which is the very heart of it’s success – everything else is window dressing. This is very clear in the direction Apple…
Do We Really Want RAW Files From Our Smartphones?
There’s a lot of talk swirling around the internet at the moment regarding RAW capture with smartphones. Gizmodo published an article on it earlier this week, suggesting that it was a feature/facility that should be available for each user of smartphones. PopPhoto (a site/magazine where we have contributed in the past) suggests that actually due to the constraints of the smartphone hardware currently that this is something that should happen in the future, when the hardware has ‘caught up’. We thought we’d throw out this discussion to Mike Hardaker developer at Jag.gr and 645 PRO app fame, here’s what he had to say… “For most people, most of…
New Year’s Resolutions With 645 PRO App Developer Mike Hardaker
At this time of year most of us try desperately to set some New Year’s Resolutions that we hope to carry out through the year ahead, whether they are personal or work related, we will be hoping to do something differently. There are certainly some interesting historical origins to New Year’s Resolutions. The Babylonians made promises to their gods at the start of each year that they would return borrowed objects and pay their debts. The Romans began each year by making promises to the god Janus, for whom the month of January is named. In the Medieval era, the knights took the “peacock vow” at the end of the…