Mobile Photography & Art – Tip of the Day – Set Up An Alternative Face ID in iOS 12

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We are re-igniting our Tip of the Day section and we have a great one here that you may not be aware of yet. With iOS 12 it’s now possible to set up an ‘alternative appearance’ for unlocking your iPhone X, Xs, Xs Max or XR. Previously, only one facial id could do this. This maybe a useful feature if you need to unlock your child’s device, or perhaps if you share a device. Whatever the reason, here’s how you do it:

By the way, if you’d like to read our previous tips, please go here.

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Mobile Photography & Art – Tip of the Day – Tell Siri To Fire The Shutter Button

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We are re-igniting our Tip of the Day section and we have a great one here that’s going to be of huge use to many photographers and to my mind it’s a feature that ought to be written into camera firmware too. Siri, up and until now, has not been able to handle the prospect of literally firing the shutter button. It was possible to tell Siri to open the camera but not to fire the button but now there is a way! You’re going to need the Halide app for this. If you haven’t already downloaded it, I recommend that you do so. Just click here and then follow the steps below:

 

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Tips on Writing an Artist Statement

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I am often asked to offer tips to help photographers write their artist statement. I am well aware that it is often viewed as one of the least pleasurable parts of presenting your work. It is crucially important though for you to work through this. There are positives, it will offer a valuable experience to reflect on your own work and various aspects of your practice.

When drafting your artist statement remember that it is your words that are trying to express your art, in your absence. The artist statement should be concise and well written in a conversational language. Try not to over complicate it. Consider your audience, there is a subtle difference in writing style depending on whether you’re writing for a comercial gallery and their audience or if it’s part of a university application for a PhD. Be modest about what you’re trying to achieve.

Essentially, when considering writing an artist statement the only person you need to question, is yourself. Ask yourself these questions:

What is your motivation for creating this body of work?

What do you  intend for the viewer to determine after scrutinising your work?

When considering your competition (artists that are creating images with comparable subjects), why do your images stand apart?

How do your photographic/art techniques communicate your concepts?

What questions do you feel your work raises in an audience?

Who are you influenced by, photographically or artistically?

 

I hope this helps! Good luck.

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Mobile Photography & Art – Tip of the Day – Lightroom Mobile Tip

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We are re-igniting our Tip of the Day section and kicking us off today is a video by Matt Kloskowski to help you launch the app faster.

To view our previous Tip Of The Day posts – please go here.

Download Lightroom for Mobile here

 

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Mobile Photography – Tips for Black and White Mobile Photography

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Great video featuring fabulous mobile photographers, Oliver Lang, Koci Hernandez, Dutch Doscher, Doc Pop and Christian Sweet. This video shows them discussing their techniques and apps for shooting black and white photography with a smart phone.

 

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Mobile Photography & Art – Tip of the Day! – ‘Build Your Own App’ by Jane Schultz

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We are re-igniting our Tip of the Day section and kicking us off today is Jane Schultz.

To view our previous Tip Of The Day posts – please go here.

(All demonstration images ©Jane Schultz)

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Mobile Photography & Art – Tip of the Day!

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We are reigniting our Tip of the Day section and kicking us off today is Tania Konnerth.

To view our previous Tip Of The Day posts – please go here.

An Observation from Tania Konnerth

“Give chance a chance! Some of my best pics happened by quasi by accident, for example by fooling around with different features of an app or by just taking random photos without an actual idea or concept. For my that’s one of the most beautiful features of mobile photography: that it allows chance to come into the game.

For example in my very early steps into iphoneography I was always amazed about the results which I got out of the old hipstamatic, because this app was all about chance! You never knew, what you actually would get on your photo and if you used the random function of the lenses and films it really was all about surprises… (see more below)

(All demonstration images ©Tania Konnerth)

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Mobile Photography & Art – Tip of the Day!

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We are reigniting our Tip of the Day section and kicking us off today is ‘Quick Tip Guetta’ – otherwise known of course to us all as Roger Guetta!

To view our previous Tip Of The Day posts – please go here.

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Procreate Updated with Massive Improvements

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Just in time for Christmas and what a wonderful gift to us all from the developers, Savage Interactive, of Procreate – one of the very best apps for all mobile artists.

This update is huge, it includes a selection of the most requested features and added to that, the developers have added phenomenal speed and stabilitiy improvements.

I will list the updated feature list below, but please do not hesitate updating this app. It’s free to update, if you have already bought it, if not, it will set you back $5.99/£4.49 and you won’t regret a spending a single penny/cent.

Click here to download/update Procreate.

(Many thanks for the wonderful tip off from Carolyn Hall Young).

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