Dec 30, 2013

Featured at Susan Tuttle Photography Tap-In Series

Susan Tuttle has long been an artist, photographer and author I admire so you can imagine my delight when she asked if I would like to be featured as part of her Tap-In series at Susan Tuttle Photography! Today the post went live and I am thoroughly delighted to see it online. Susan's questions made me examine why I create and what part creativity plays in my life. Please click on the image below to read the article. A special thank you to Susan - what a fabulous way to end my year!






Painterly Mobile Artist - Aylin Argun

Monday's Painterly Mobile Artist feature normally includes just one image that the artist has selected. This week I was sent two images by artist Aylin Argun for me to choose from. It was so hard to choose only one, so I decided to include both of them. You may know Aylin by her Instagram name @xxfromneptune.

Please visit the Painterly Mobile Art Flickr group to see more from Aylin and all of the artists! Do you like to edit in a painterly style? Please join the group, we'd love to have you!

The Works

This Witch is About to Fly © Aylin Argun
This Witch is About to Fly © Aylin Argun

Dec 24, 2013

Merry Christmas and Thank You

Just a quick note to all of my readers who will be celebrating Christmas tomorrow - I want to wish you a very Merry Christmas. For me the best part of this time of year is slowing down after the mad rush that takes up most of December. After all the shopping, baking, wrapping and decorating, one of my favorite things is to go to the movies on Christmas Day. Any suggestions for a film we should see?

Holiday Table
Above photo was edited with Painteresque, Snapseed, Sketch Club and Tangled FX.

I also want to take this opportunity to thank all of the readers who visit Art of Mob and all of the artists who have allowed me to feature their work and words here. I wish each and everyone a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year!


Dec 23, 2013

Painterly Mobile Art - No. 19

We are nearly at the end of 2013 and I've appreciated all of the work that the members of the Painterly Mobile Art Flickr Group have created. Below are a few selections from the many pieces added in the last two weeks. Click on an image to view it on Flickr. If you're a mobile artist who edits in a painterly way, please join us - we'd love to have you in the group!

mirror mirror...© M a r i k o
mirror mirror...© M a r i k o

Dec 19, 2013

Instashare - Better Than Dropbox?

Yesterday I listed Dropbox as one of my favorite apps. I use it nearly every day to transfer images from my iPhone to my iPad and from my iPad to my Mac Mini...that is until I discovered something that may work even better for me. It's called Instashare and it makes transferring images between my devices and my Mac as easy as dragging and dropping!



If you'd like to see it in action, check out the video below.



Instashare is available for Mac for $2.99. It's free for iOS devices (but you can upgrade to the no-ad version for $0.99) You will need to purchase the Mac app to allow transfers to your Mac. It's also available for Android and will be coming soon to Windows.

I will still be using Dropbox to share folders of images with family and friends but Instashare will now be my go-to app for sharing between devices.


Dec 18, 2013

Apps, Artists, Accessories and More Favorites for 2013

Okay, first the disclaimer! This in no way includes ALL of my favorites. This was just a fun exercise and you may want to play along. When you read the subtitles below, what comes to mind first? That's how I made my lists. If these lists were complete there would be MANY more in each category.

If you'd like to share some of your answers, I'd love to read them in the comments.

10 Mobile Photography Sites I Visit

Mobiography
iPhone Photography School
Mobitog
We Are JUXT
The App Whisperer
iphoggy-bloggy
Skipology
Creative iPhoneography
Life in LoFi
iPhoneography Central


10 Mobile Photographers Who Inspire Me


Alain Vincent
Alain Vincent

Dec 16, 2013

Painterly Mobile Artist - Jane Fiala

I met today's featured artist through her blog a few years ago. I was experimenting with Corel Painter and Photoshop and looking for tips to create painterly edits. That's when I discovered Jane Fiala's work via her blog. I abandoned Corel Painter to create with my iPhone and iPad. Jane has also jumped aboard the mobile photography train and has become one of my favorite painterly mobile artists.

Please visit the Painterly Mobile Art Flickr group to see more from Jane and all of the artists! Do you like to edit in a painterly style? Please join the group, we'd love to have you!

The Work
© Jane Fiala
© Jane Fiala

Dec 14, 2013

Repix Gets An Update With Three New Filters

Repix is continually improving and adding to the already beautifully produced app. With the latest update you have three new filters in the Mellow Filters set to play with - Stark, Ethereal and Decolor. Below shows the filters in action using one of the sample photos included with the Repix app. I particularly like the washed out look of Decolor. Do you use Repix?

Repix Mellow Fitlers


Dec 13, 2013

The Whole Story - Photo by Paula Broom

Some photos fill me with awe due to their beauty, some amuse me and others like the one I am featuring today move me deeply. My emotions were raw the day I viewed this for the first time, but maybe because it was the 13th anniversary of my own father's death. Please read on to discover The Whole Story behind this very touching photo.

The Photograph

Holding My Father's Hand © Paula Broom
Holding My Father's Hand © Paula Broom

Dec 12, 2013

Waterlogue Hits the App Store and I Have a Giveaway!

As part of the beta team for Waterlogue, I have been eager for this app to be released so everyone could share in the fun! I am happy to announce that Waterlogue is now available on the App Store.


As a bonus I also have five promo codes to give away.  


Comment below and I will randomly select five names tomorrow at 4 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time. Be sure to leave contact information in your comment (IG username or email address). If I am unable to contact you I will draw another name.

Update! The giveaway is now closed and the following people have won:
Carlos Austin
Heidi Redfield
Egmont van Dyck
Melia Hartley
@Wafflepix

Here's a sample of what I did in just a few seconds!

© Geri Centonze

Instagram Update Includes Private Image and Video Sharing

Would you like to share an image or video with just a handful of your Instagram friends? It's now possible with the new update.

Choose your image or video and after you've chosen any desired Instagram filters you will be presented with the choice of sharing with Followers or Direct (see below)


Instagram makes it easy to locate contacts with the alphabetical index on the side. Select the contacts you would like to share the photo with and hit the green Send button on the bottom. It's that simple! The feature is available to Android and iOS users. 


Dec 10, 2013

CameraBag 2 Temporarily FREE

To celebrate the release of CameraBag 2.5 for Mac, Nevercenter Ltd. Co. is offering CameraBag 2 for FREE!

From the App Store listing:

CameraBag 2 is the world’s first hi-fi photo app, featuring a massive number of the highest-quality styles and adjustments in an elegant, minimal interface. Apply styles quickly and adjust infinitely. Download free new styles to your heart’s content from the online Style Library, with new styles added regularly. 
Unlike all those lo-fi photo apps, CameraBag 2 is hi-fi, because it’s built on the same 32-bits-per-channel Analog Engine that powers CameraBag 2 for Mac/PC, designed for professional photographers. This means your photos retain their smooth color gradations even when they’re heavily edited. 
Once you’ve CameraBagged your photo just how you like it, it’s quick and painless to save your shot or share via Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. 
Features- Elegant, minimalist interface that supports both one-click styles and fine-tuned adjustments- Powerful new hi-fi Analog Engine straight from CameraBag 2 for Mac/PC, for unparalleled image quality- Dozens of free add-on styles available from within the app via the always-growing online Style Library- Save your own style variations within the app, or load styles custom-made in CameraBag 2 for Mac/PC - Remix button infinitely changes styles randomly for even more variations (try it on the Lolo style, for example, to get a completely unique light leak)- A large array of borders and aspect ratios, as well as freehand cropping- Easy sharing to Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and more 
Note: CameraBag 2 is recommended for iPhone 4 and up.

Dec 9, 2013

Painterly Mobile Art Monday - No. 18


paint-er-ly 
adjective
of or appropriate to a painter; artistic

Bold and beautiful, soft and ethereal - so many words to describe the artwork created by the members of the Painterly Mobile Art Flickr Group. For more beautiful images, click on the photographs below to visit the artists on Flickr.

Peter © Clint Cline
Peter © Clint Cline

Dec 7, 2013

The Whole Story - Photo by Pamela Sweda

I have developed some wonderful friendships through social media. On Instagram I have even dubbed several of my female friends "sisters", and I'm about to introduce you to one of them. Pamela Sweda has become a very dear friend that I've never met! I hope one day our paths will cross, but in the meantime I will enjoy her beautiful images and be lifted by her sweet spirit which always shines through! Keep reading to discover The Whole Story behind this powerful image.


For a chance to be featured just tag your Instagram mobile photos with the hashtag #the_whole_story.

The Photograph

Absorbing the Light © Pamela Sweda
Absorbing the Light © Pamela Sweda

Dec 4, 2013

Gavin Harrison - Guide to Street Photography

I ran across an excellent article on Street Photography featuring the work of Gavin Harrison. Below is a video tutorial on shooting and editing street photography. To view the original article, visit Engadget.


Dec 3, 2013

VSCO Cam for Android Launches Today!

VSCO Cam for Android launches today and it's FREE! VSCO Cam comes with 10 Presets and editing tools included in the FREE app. In addition you can purchase VSCO Preset Packs and Tools through the in-app store.

Android users will also be able to have access to VSCO Grid through the app.


Mobiography - The Essential Publication for the Mobile Photographer

Are you a subscriber to Mobiography magazine? This beautiful publication features interviews, reviews and tips for the aspiring or experienced mobile photographer.

The latest issue features

  • Interviews with mobile artists Brent Mosley and Jennifer Bracewell
  • Christmas gift ideas for the mobile photographer
  • The Art of iPhone Photography book review
  • Beginners Guide to VSCO Cam
  • 10 Tips for great holiday photos
  • 10 iPhone winter photography tips
  • How to free up space on your iPhone
  • Mobiography Flickr Group Showcase


Mobiography Issue 06
Issue 06 Mobiography

Dec 2, 2013

Featured at Mobiography 24 Mobile Photographers til Christmas

What an honor to be included in Mobiography's series, 24 Mobile Photographers til Christmas. Andy Butler has compiled this series featuring 24 photographers who have "inspired or supported" him over the past year. The series opened with Paula Gardener, one of my favorite iPhone photographers. I can't wait to see who is next! click on the image below to read my top tips for aspiring mobile photographers. 

Portrait of a Young Man © Geri Centonze

Apps For Snaps! Cyber Monday 24 Hour Sale!

Today only for 24 hours you can get these fabulous photo apps for only 99-cents each! That's a savings of up to 80%! A great way to pack your virtual camera bag and save money too. Head over to   the Apps For Snaps Sale.

Apps For Snaps

Painterly Mobile Artist - Vadim Demjianov

Monday is always Painterly Mobile Art day here at Art of Mob and it's time to feature another artist from our Flickr Group. The trouble is I don't speak Russian so I wasn't able to include as much information about the featured artist as I normally do. However, the work speaks for itself!

Sunset on the Lake © Vadim Demjianov
Sunset on the Lake © Vadim Demjianov

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