Mobile Art and Photography That Has Influenced Me with Jo Sullivan from the United States


We are delighted to bring you the twenty first in our brand new Mobile Art and Photography that has Influenced Me series of interviews at TheAppWhisperer. Within this series, we contact well established and highly regarded mobile photographers and artists and ask them a sequence of questions. Each one relates to mobile art and photography that has inveigled and continues to impact them, by other mobile artists throughout the world. Our twenty first interview is with Jo Sullivan from the United States, enjoy!

In this interview, Sullivan cites work by: Ile Mont, Vermeer, Klimt, Dorothea Lange, Margritte, Lorenka Campos, Oola Cristina and Anita Magsaysay-Ho.

To read others in this series please go here.

(foreword by Joanne Carter)


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Mobile Photography App Hydra 1.5 Brings Support for the Telephoto and front cameras on iPhone – We Have Promotional Codes!


Hydra launched in 2015, pioneering the new category of computational photography apps for iPhone, by introducing 32 megapixel images shot with an 8-megapixel sensor and HDR photos with a wider dynamic range by merging up to 60 images together. These features made it a great companion to the built-in camera app for iPhone photography enthusiasts. Today, Creaceed, the developers of Hydra have released 1.5, a significant new update to their HDR photography app. Hydra 1.5 now features support for the telephoto and front cameras respectively in Zoom and Lo-Light/HDR modes.

Hydra lets users take beautiful pictures even in the most difficult lighting conditions using a variety of capture modes including HDR, Hi-Res, Lo-Light and Zoom. This is achieved by combining up to 60 frames to create a single high-quality picture.

With Hydra version 1.5, users’ feedback has been taken into account. Infact, shooting with the telephoto lens in Zoom mode and with the front camera for selfies in HDR/Lo-Light modes were two of the most popular requests from users.

“The front camera sensor typically is less capable than the rear camera one, and enabling multi-image fusion with Lo-Light and HDR modes allows selfie capture in situations where this would otherwise not be possible”, says Raphael Sebbe, Creaceed’s founder. Similarly, Hydra can now take advantage of the telephoto lens on compatible iPhone when shooting in Zoom mode (super resolution), enabling higher quality 2x and 4x, plus adding a new 8x zoom level.

Hydra retails for $4.99/£4.99 each in the iOS App Store and today we are offering the opportunity for you to win a free code. If you would like to try, please join our Twitter followers here, like us on Facebook here and Instagram here then post a comment to this post (on our website – so we can obtain your email address), perhaps you’d like to give us some feedback, tell us how we are doing, what you’d like to see and hopefully, we will then be able to send you a code. All winners are selected at random.

If you prefer to purchase the app, just go here.

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Infographic – From Kodak to iPhonography – The Evolution of Photography into Social Media


I am delighted to publish this infographic ‘From Kodak to iPhonography – The Evolution of Photography into Social Media’. Produced by our colleagues at the London School of Photography. Antonio Leanza explains in the following text how social media has influenced the way we capture images as well as our preferred hardware for shooting. (Foreword by Joanne Carter)

“Photography is a medium we can all relate to on a personal level, whether that’s re-living the happy memories of a family photo or observing the emotions through a breath-taking landscape image. It’s also a medium that some of us have accidentally taken for granted. Has it ever occurred to you just how much the photographic industry has grown through time?

The Kodak to iPhonography infographic – created by our content team over at  the London School of Photography is aimed to educate readers by covering a brief history of how the camera first came about, its evolution through time and the impact social media has had on the photographic world and the ever-rising “smartphone photography” movement.

From the initial stages of the Camera Obscura and its invention in the 1800’s all the way through to the conception of Instagram – photography as we know it today has grown so vastly that it has become a universal medium that is shareable and speaks a thousand words. Instagram is one of the many social media applications that is responsible for such demand in high-quality yet fast image creation on the go, hence the increased innovation that’s gone into creating technologically advanced smartphones”.

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Mobile Photography & Art My Top Five Apps by Juta Jazz from Cyprus


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 Juta Jazz from Cyprus. … Read moreMobile Photography & Art My Top Five Apps by Juta Jazz from Cyprus

Mobile Photography & Art – My Top Five Apps by Karen Axelrad – Berlin, Germany


My go-to apps are Snapseed which is the one I recommend if you only have one app, Hipstamatic for black and white street photography and for experimenting, Stackables app for texture and formulas that are easy to edit, and Superimpose for tweaking two edits. But all these apps have been discussed by others, so I … Read moreMobile Photography & Art – My Top Five Apps by Karen Axelrad – Berlin, Germany

Mobile Photography Interview ‘A Day in the Life of Bobbi McMurry’ from Phoenix, Arizona, United States


Welcome to our very exciting interview column on This section entitled “A Day in the Life of…” is where we take a look at some hugely influential, interesting, newcomers as well as accomplished individuals in the mobile photography and art world… people that we think you will love to learn more about. This is our 126th interview of the series. If you have missed our previous interviews, please go here.

Today we are featuring our very own AppArt Editor, Bobbi McMurry, she is an integral part of TheAppWhisperer and we value her and also her art very highly, as you will also, when you see the images in this interview.

We are sure you are going to enjoy this, if you would like to take part in our A Day in the Life interview series, please send an email to myself at and I will get back to you.

Bobbi McMurry

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‘Brought to Light’ – Mobile Photography / Art Interview with Petyr Campos


Mobile Photography itself has become the most ubiquitous and democratic medium of all. It races on and each new gallery is trying to keep up. Petyr Campos’ ability to invest in this medium meets his quest and desire to produce intense radiance within his images, that stand out. Campos’ photographs are taken with confidence, the images themselves are fascinating. Each shot is beautifully composed and lit. Ruthlessly honest, these images represent a complex man and remarkable artist.

This is our new interview section for mobile photographers and mobile artists and we hope to be filling it very soon with vast explosions of thought and imagery. These questions are designed to explore the artist behind the work, to get to know them a little more intimately.

We recently published our first ‘Brought to Light’ Interview with Andrea Bigiarini, Founder of the New Era Museum and FIPA Florence International Photography Awards as well as writer, author, Imagineer and digital artist, if you missed that, please go here. We then went on to publish an instinctively gifted artist, Ile Mont, if you missed that please go here. Further we published our interview with Roger Guetta, please see here, Rad Drew, please go here to read that also Gianluca Ricoveri (please go here to read that one) and most recently Sean Hayes – please go here to read that one.


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Instagram Curating Videos About Live Events


Fortune magazine reports that Instagram has begun to curate video content of live events, for example, sports events and award shows.

The Golden Globe Award Show on Sunday was where it started. Viewers can access the special streams of video via the Explore section of the Instagram app, where a banner with the name of the event is positioned at the top of the section.

Seems Instagram do not want to be left behind by the likes of Snapchat with their Live Story feature and Twitter with their ‘Moments’.

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Instagram Increases Image Resolution


Instagram’s image resolution has been stuck on 640 x 640 for a long time but following the recent upgrade to the app, Instagram has now started storing higher resolution images  – 1080 x 1080 on its servers.

This update is welcome but not particularly revolutionary. Flickr and Google photos offer the better solution for artists wanting to store images at high resolution online.

Mike Krieger, co-founder of Instagram, announced via Twitter, yesterday the roll-out to both iOS and Android versions of the app.

(Many thanks to Ile Mont, for the tip).

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‘The Epicenter of Change’ – Apple WWDC15 – Live Coverage Today! – TheAppWhisperer



  launching in 100 countries later this month!

  $14.99 per month – up to 6 family members

   OMG – coming to Android this autumn/fall – first 3 months free 

    – recommends playlists and albums

  ‘Revolutionary Music Service’

  ‘Revolutionary Music Service’

   – allows artists to share music – even unreleased music with fans and also photos too!

  – ‘The next chapter in music’!

  can play  videos


   -show flight times on United, view charge status on electric car – new UI when watch is charging 

 new Photos face – make your own from your photos

 850 apps downloaded every second

 ‘Apple has paid out $30 billion to developers during this period

 – App Store surpassed over 100 billion app downloads – it’s only been available for 7 years!

 will support all of the devices that  supported

 going open source

 – more sensors like thermostat, home security – accessible from 

 wow only 1.3 GB space! That’s amazing!

 – extends battery life for an additional 3 hours, one switch

 will have lower power mode, battery extension life for additional 3 hours

 Picture in Picture –  in 

 – two screens multi active in one view on 

 – two fingers can turn iPad screen into a trackpad instantly

#WWDC15 iPad – format text

 built in videos, bookmark content too

 – personalised feed called ‘for you’

 – beautiful content,  for you – completely interactive

 new apps for  – called  –  ‘esq

 has a toolbar with formatting options

 is now named 

 Londoners will be able to use Apple Pay on London Transport – next month – July

 coming to the UK next month!

 over 2,500 banks support Apple Pay

Siri now proactive

 new UI in 

over 1 billion requests per week.

 83% of iPhone users running the latest OS

New OS El Capitan

The lights have dimmed, the show is about to start…updates to OS X and iOS and native apps to the Apple Watch



Today’s Apple WWDC15 event ‘The Epicenter of Change’ will be broadcast live later. Dependent on where you find yourself in the world today, the timings are San Francisco – 10:00 am / New York – 1:00 pm / London – 6:00 pm / Berlin – 7:00 pm / Moscow – 8:00 pm / Beijing -1:00 am (June 9th) / Tokyo – 2:00 am (June 9th) / Sydney – 3:00 am (June 9th).

We will be covering the event here and also at our Twitter feed – @theappwhisperer – keep refreshing this page for all the latest news – we’re anticipating to see the updated iOS 9, software update for iPhones/iPods and iPads – we suspect mainly focusing on stability and security, as opposed to a major update. Siri has been rumoured to have a new look too. Apple Maps will apparently be demonstrated with new enhancements. For Mac, there’s a rumoured and codenamed new operating system, Gala, underway, perhaps this may be announced, with or without that name. There should be some new apps for Apple Watch demonstrated and many people are expecting Apple to reveal a new streaming-music service – similar to Spotify with a subscription cost of $10 per month – entitled Apple Music, powered by Beats Music – don’t miss this! Check back to this page and refresh it regularly and we will bring you the latest news, also don’t forget to follow our Tweets @TheAppWhisperer – see you later.


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