Nov 28, 2013

The Art of Mobile Photography by Justin Balog - Save $20!

Last year I signed up for Justin Balog's course in Snapseed, The Magic of Snapseed. I was a beginner at the time and this course took me through all the ins and outs of an app that has now become my first stop with nearly every edit.

Justin has just launched a new course The Art of Mobile Photography. As a reader of Art of Mob, you are entitled to a discount on the course. Regular price $39, Art of Mob readers $19 when you use this link. This course has lifetime access and offers a 30-day money back guarantee!


Nov 27, 2013

The Whole Story - Photo by Dionisis Kosmatos

This week in the U.S. we are celebrating Thanksgiving. This is a holiday that tends to focus around food, family and football. Since family plays a HUGE part of this holiday, I think it's appropriate to feature this wonderful image by Dionisis Kosmatos and share The Whole Story behind it.

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

The Photograph

© Dionisis Kosmatos
© Dionisis Kosmatos

Nov 25, 2013

Painterly Mobile Art Monday - No. 17

of or appropriate to a painter; artistic

This group was formed because I love to edit in a painterly fashion. There's something satisfying about starting with a photograph, seeing it differently in your mind's eye and then replicating that new vision through the manipulation of pixels. It's magical! We're now 219 strong in the Painterly Mobile Art Flickr Group - I hope you'll join us!

Human Nature © Erika Brothers
Human Nature © Erika Brothers

Nov 21, 2013

Creative Block? OKDOTHIS might help - Coming Soon!

Do you ever run out of inspiration for your next great photo? Well, soon there will be an app for that. It's called OKDOTHIS - a collaboration between celebrity photographer Jeremy Cowart and app creators Aloompa. I could try and describe the app but I think it's easier to just watch the video. Now the question is will is steal any of Instagram's users? Time will tell.

The Whole Story - Photo by James Neame

James Neame is one of my favorite street photographers on Instagram, in fact he contributed to "Tips From Ten - Street Photography" earlier this year.  Keep reading to find out The Whole Story of "The Lady and the Tramp and the Baby".

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

The Photograph

© James Neame
The Lady and the Tramp and the Baby © James Neame

Nov 20, 2013

IPA Quarterly Exhibit Extended Through December 14th

Due to the popularity of the IPA Quarterly exhibit, the gallery extended the stay of the installation until December 14th. If you are in or near the Los Angeles area, you still have time to visit the Santa Monica Art Studios.

It was quite a thrill for me to see my photo, "The Recital" exhibited along with the works of many of my friends.

Nov 19, 2013

iPhoneLife is Giving Away an iPad Air!

Click on the image below to enter to win an iPad Air! Contest Ends December 2, 2013.

Daguerreotype and Ambrotype Inspired Mirror and Glass iPrints

Thought I'd share this exciting new Kickstarter venture by Nate Parks and Daria Polichetti. You may recognize those names as the founders of iphoneart - a vibrant, creative community of mobile artists. I'm happy to be a supporter of their new venture which will give us wonderful 3D options for printing and displaying our photographic art.

Please watch the video featuring the very charming Nate and please join me in backing this project. If you've never backed a Kickstarter project before here's the way it works - no money is exchanged until the project is fully funded. If for some reason the project doesn't reach it's goal in the time set your credit card will not be charged. It's all or nothing, so I hope you'll pitch in and help Nate and Daria make this happen - they've given so much to all of us!

Nov 18, 2013

Painterly Mobile Artist - Christianna Pierce

As the Painterly Mobile Art Flickr Group continues to grow, it gets more difficult to select a single artist to feature. As an admirer of Christianna Pierce's work, it is my pleasure to highlight one of her favorite images.

Please visit the group to see more from Christianna 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
Steady Winds © Christianna Pierce
Steady Winds © Christianna Pierce

Nov 16, 2013

The Whole Story - Photo by Michael Manza

Photos for The Whole Story series are chosen from images tagged on Instagram with the hashtag #the_whole_story.  However, sometimes I see an image that is so interesting that I contact the photographer to find out more about it. That's exactly what happened with today's photograph by Michael Manza. Michael was happy to oblige. I was surprised to find out he works in the entertainment industry and has contributed to several of my favorite films! You never know who you're rubbing elbows with online!

The Photograph

Harlequin Girl by Michael Manza
Harlequin Girl by Michael Manza

Nov 15, 2013

Psykoo, A Visual Search Engine - Try it You Just Might Like It

Have you heard of Psykoo?  It's a visual search engine which displays search results in images rather than a description (like Google).

Below is what I got when I searched the word "iphoneography" on Google:

Google Search Results
Google Search

Nov 11, 2013

Painterly Mobile Art Monday - No. 16

Created on a mobile device! Looking at all of these lovely images makes me marvel at what can be created using a device that started out as a phone! Here is today's selection from the Painterly Mobile Art Flickr Group. If you'd like to join, we'd love to have you! Click on an image to visit Flickr and discover more of each artist's work.

Red Lips © Erika Brothers
Red Lips © Erika Brothers

Nov 8, 2013

Mimi Svanberg - Maker of Images and Dreams

© Mimi Svanberg
When I first saw the work of Mimi Svanberg on Instagram, I connected to it immediately. After reading more about Mimi and her process I understand why - she pours so much of herself and her emotion into every piece that she creates, that it is infused with a life of its own that communicates to the viewer. It is with great delight that I present this featured interview with mobile artist Mimi Svanberg. 

Fear © Mimi Svanberg
Fear © Mimi Svanberg
Geri:  What is your name and where do you live? 

Mimi:  My name is Mimi Svanberg I was born and raised in Stockholm, Sweden and that's where I reside today but I have moved around a lot and lived in many parts of Sweden. I also lived in New York for approximately 10 years so I feel that is my second home in this world.

Nov 7, 2013

The Whole Story - Unknown Horizons by Halil Yalçin

Once again, I bring you an image submitted for this series. Although a picture is worth a 1000 words, there are times when I want to know what is really going on in the photo and what captured the photographer's attention to want to freeze a particular moment in time. Today's submission is by Halil Yalçin - please read on to learn The Whole Story. If you would like to submit an image for a possible feature, please tag your images using the hashtag #the_whole_story on Instagram.

The Photograph
Unknown Horizons © Halil Yalcin

Nov 5, 2013

Creative iPhone Editing by Michael Clawson

Use this wonderful presentation by iPhone photographer Michael Clawson to get those creative juices flowing. I love the before and after shots. It's always interesting to see the starting point - image can be taken in so many different directions and we are only limited by our imaginations!

You can find more of Michael's work by following him on Instagram @bigfish or visiting his website,
Big Fish Creations.


Nov 4, 2013

Painterly Mobile Artist - Roland Bösiger

There are as many painterly styles in the Painterly Mobile Art Flickr Group as there are artists. Today's feature highlights Roland Bösiger and one of his favorite images.  I find it interesting that Karen Messick had an influence on both Roland and I prompting our journey into iPhone photography! 

Please visit the group to see more of Roland's work along with that of all of the artists. If you are a mobile photographer who enjoys editing in a painterly style, we'd love to have you join us!

The Work
Kyburg © Roland Bösiger
Kyburg © Roland Bösiger

Nov 3, 2013

Free iPhoneography Webinar with Sally Cox

Sally Cox (@kreatable on Instagram) is having a FREE webinar on November 9th to share some of her tips and tricks for creative iPhoneography. Even if you have already developed your own style, it's always interesting and fun to find out how other photographers approach their work.

Visit this link to find out more information.

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