On My Radar- Eight Apps for a Desert Island with WiFi by Amy Ecenbarger from the United States

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We have another brand new section here at TheAppWhisperer called ‘On My Radar’ and this time we are asking a selection of highly talented mobile photographers and artists, which apps they would take with them on a unique desert island, that has wifi! We want to know exactly what apps are really on their radar and why. As well as eight apps, we have also allowed each artist to select a book and a luxury object on this luxury journey. Kicking us off with our sixth issue of this section, is non other than the highly talented Amy Ecenbarger from the United States.

To read the others in this series, please go here.

“Here in Indiana, I feel like it’s been winter for way too long, so the prospect of spending some time on a desert island is quite attractive! Thanks so much to Joanne for inviting me to take this journey”.

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Mobile Photography & Art – Portrait of an Artist – Seeing Through The Eyes of Catherine Caddigan

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We are delighted to bring to you the fourth of this years series of interviews and the sixteenth of this fascinating series, within our Portrait of an Artist column entitled “Seeing through the eyes”. This is a section that has been created by our wonderful Portrait of an Artist Editor, Ile Mont. Mont has been inspired by the life and works of Carolyn Hall Young, as so many of us have. Young was the main contributor to our Portrait of an Artist Flickr pool and filled it with portraits of so many wonderful people, not only of herself. It is for this reason that Mont wanted to create this section, to enable us to view the artists style through their own eyes. At the end of each interview, Mont will keep Young’s tradition alive, with a portrait of herself, seen through the eyes of the artist. In this case, you will see that at the end of this interview there are portraits of Mont, seen through the eyes of Catherine Caddigan, what a gift!

Please continue to post your mobile portraiture to our dedicated Flickr group or use this hashtag on Instagram #tawportraitofanartist, this way, Mont will search through these artists first to interview. (Foreword by Joanne Carter).

All images in this interview ©Catherine Caddigan, with the final images a collaboration ©Ile Mont/Catherine Caddigan.

(To view our other published interviews in this series, please go here).

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DistressedFX+: a surprisingly worthwhile upgrade

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Five years ago I wrote a tutorial on DistressedFX, a texture app to go alongside Stackable’s and Mextures in my library of apps. I couldn’t help but compare it to those giants in texture apps, and although I loved the textures, I found the interface clunky without the versatility of Stackable’s or Mextures.

In the intervening years DistressedFX has soldiered on, occasionally releasing new texture packs. But we have recently discovered that Stackable’s has ceased updates, and it is only a matter of time before that app crashes and burns. So I have revisited DistressedFX over the last few weeks, buying several packs that I had bypassed earlier.

So, having spent money on the app, what should happen except a new version of DistressedFX – one that is not upwardly compatible? DistressedFX+ costs a relatively steep $/£9.99, but it does include all present and future packs. Is it worth it?

I’ve got to admit, I initially thought that DistressedFX+ would be going to a subscription model, which would make it a definite “NO” for me. I have too many apps that will do everything I need that I don’t have to pay additional charges every month. But I was pleasantly surprised to see that not only are all packs included, but significant changes to the clunky interface have been made – enough to make me glad to support the developer with the additional upfront price. A developer has to eat, after all. I’m glad to pay for additional value.

So the new version has a colourful new splash screen.

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Mobile Photography & Art – The Recipe I Can’t Live Without with Kerry Mitchell from the United States

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We have a new section at TheAppWhisperer.com and it’s called ‘The Recipe I Can’t Live Without’, within that we are asking highly successful mobile artists to give us their one recipe they can’t live without in relation to editing their images. Kicking us off today, is Kerry Mitchell and she has created a recipe for her image of a camilla flower. To read the others in this new series, please go here. (foreword by Joanne Carter)

Serves: All

Cooks: In 30 Minutes

Difficulty: Not Too Tricky

Genre: Super Floral Family Classics

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‘How I Did It’™ with Rad Drew – Creating Captivating Images with DistressedFX

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We have just mentioned this brand new section in our post here. We are delighted to publish our very first ‘How I Did It’™ with Rad Drew tutorial, this time with the iOS app – DistressedFX. Please take a look below…

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Brand New Section & Editor Added To TheAppWhisperer – ‘How I Did It’™ with Rad Drew

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We are incredibly honoured and excited today to annouce a brand new section with TheAppWhisperer as well as a new editor to bring greater enhancement to our already hugely popular website, Rad Drew! As I mentioned in my recent BBC article, Drew is a multi award winning Mobile Photographer, Teacher and Author on mobile photography. He is also Associate Editor at Luminouslandscape.com a website I have long admired as well as an Affiliate Representative for Topaz software. In short, we are hugely honoured to open up a column entirely for Drew entitled with the US Trademark that he has secured “How I Did It!™.

How I Did It!™ with Rad Drew will include tutorial videos, enabling you all to succeed even further with your mobile photography and art. We have just published  How I Did It!™ – creating captivating images with DistressedFXto view, please go here.

TheAppWhisperer is growing at a phenomenal rate and trying to include as much unique content and variety from the mobile photography world as our readers can possibly digest, you really don’t need to go anywhere else!

Please join me in warmly welcoming Rad Drew to TheAppWhisperer family, welcome to you, Rad!

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Mobile Photography & Art – My Top Five Apps by Clarisse Debout

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We are revitalising our Top Five Apps section to our Photo App Lounge column. This a section within TheAppWhisperer where we ask highly accomplished mobile photographers and artists to list their top five apps and to explain why they have selected them. Kicking us off today is highly talented mobile photographer and artist Clarisse Debout take a look, we have long admired her beautiful work! (foreword by Joanne Carter).

All images ©Clarisse Debout

“I started working with my iPhone in 2014, at the time I did not know that there were applications for retouching, collages, textures etc …! I was content with Instagram filters! The first application I used was Snapseed! I always use it as a basis for adjusting contrast, sharpness, balance etc …

For the paint effects I use icolorama, which is really very complete and the preface is very nice to use! I love to mix several applications, looking for combinations is an integral part of my work and it’s also what I like with the art Mobile! My work is very classic, I do a lot of landscapes and cityscapes! I really like using DistressedFX for textures and mextures for light and atmosphere! Formulas is also very interesting for some images that I put in double exposure”.

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Mobile Photography & Art – My Top Five Apps by Gerry Coe from Northern Ireland

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We are revitalising our Top Five Apps section to our Photo App Lounge column. This a section within TheAppWhisperer where we ask highly accomplished mobile photographers and artists to list their top five apps and to explain why they have selected them. Kicking us off today is accomplished mobile photographer and artist Gerry Coe from Northern Ireland.  Take a look at his Top Five Apps… (foreword by Joanne Carter)

“I have been reading a lot of what all the other people who have contributed to the Top Five Photo Apps have been using and a lot of them are not very different from what I use. So in this little article I have picked out my some of my personal favourites and a few that I use for a particular purpose. I don’t really have one style of making images but I like to experiment to see what I can get out of an image. As a professional photographer, I have covered many different genres of photography from Weddings, Commercial, Aerial, Architecture, Portraits and many more and been brought up with film cameras of all sizes and then moved over to Digital and was delighted when I no longer had to stand for hours in a darkroom producing prints, then I discovered mobile photography but as a “real” photographer I knew you could not get anything decent quality wise from my then iPhone 4 and it was my good friend Dan Burkholder who inspired me to try doing something different with my “Telephone Camera” and so I have now embraced the whole idea of mobile photography. No longer do I have a sore back or neck from carrying a big heavy DSLR ,although I still bring my Lumix GX8 with me on trips and use it for any portrait sessions I do. So here are my five Apps…”.

 

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Mobile Photography & Art My Top Five Apps by Robin Cohen from Los Angeles, United States

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We are revitalising our Top Five Apps section to our Photo App Lounge column. This a section within TheAppWhisperer where we ask highly accomplished mobile photographers and artists to list their top five apps and to explain why they have selected them. Kicking us off today is accomplished mobile photographer and artist Robin Cohen from Los … Read moreMobile Photography & Art My Top Five Apps by Robin Cohen from Los Angeles, United States

Mobile Photography & Art – My Top Five Apps by Amanda Parker – United States

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“I use these five apps on almost every edit. Some of them including Superimpose and Distressed FX apps have been favorites of mine for years. Besides my top five I occasionally use drawing apps including Art Studio and Leonardo, and the new Metabrush for their particular strengths. Here as mentioned are my top five apps”. … Read moreMobile Photography & Art – My Top Five Apps by Amanda Parker – United States

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