Northern Quarter Workshop

 

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND, my Manchester Northern Quarter iPhone photography workshop on Saturday June 22nd is now open for bookings.

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The 1 day (4 hours), mobile photography workshop will introduce techniques to take and edit shots that will instantly advance your photography skills and take your photos to the next level. If you aspire to create images of a professional standard, now is the time to explore the potential of your smartphone camera. The workshop is suitable for beginners and experienced photographers.

I will be working with you on a one-to-one basis and as a group. The course will be limited to a small number of participants to ensure quality time is spent with you and allowing you to work at your own pace.

My workshop covers:

•iPhone camera basics •Composition •Exposure •Focus •iOS Photography apps •Practical and creative editing •Overcoming common problems and anything else you care to ask!

The Northern Quarter, famous for its abundance of bars, cafes, fashion and music shops has become a popular destination as Manchester’s centre of alternative and bohemian culture. A network of narrow streets and alleys are adorned with constantly evolving street art that includes spectacular large-scale murals created by internationally-renowned artists. There is no shortage of creative inspiration here.

I am a member of the Royal Photographic Society and I am privileged to hold an ARPS distinction. I am an accomplished public speaker, software demonstrator and workshop leader. I regularly present and run presentations to camera clubs and photographic societies. You can be sure of friendly, jargon-busting guidance dedicated to delivering an informative and enjoyable learning experience.

Places are limited and demand will be high, to make sure you don't miss this exciting opportunity book your place now and secure with a small deposit.

 
Many thanks for putting on such a well-presented and useful workshop, I’m also impressed with the very helpful and professional follow-up email recapping on key info and links.
— Workshop Participant
All in all, Adrian’s 1-1 workshops are great opportunities to learn smartphone photography and also fantastic value. I would recommend them to photographers and picture takers whatever your level of experience.
— Workshop Participant
 

The full cost of my Northern Quarter Workshop is £60 per person. Secure your workshop now with a £20 deposit. The remaining balance is due on the day.

June 22nd 2019, 10.30am

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iPhone Photography Workshop in North Wales

 

I am excited to announce my first series of iPhone photography workshops in North Wales. These one-to-one or small group sessions are designed to be tailored around your specific interests and requirements. You will learn to capture and edit stunning photos with your smartphone camera that you never thought possible! Low on jargon, high on content, my workshops are designed to get the most from your device, in a relaxed and informal way.

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I have chosen the beautiful town of Conwy, in North Wales, as the base for these workshops. There are endless opportunities to discover and inspire your creativity here. Stunning coastal scenery, a backdrop of mountains, historical architecture, bustling high streets, a picture-postcard quay and marina, the smallest house in Britain and of course the magnificent medieval castle and town walls.

Our three-hour workshop begins with a relaxed introduction to the apps, shooting techniques and principles of composition that we will be exploring throughout the day. We then embark (weather permitting) on a guided photo-walk around the areas of the town that are appropriate to your particular photographic interests. We can concentrate your time to capturing street, landscape, long exposure, sunsets or a combination of all these photographic genres.

My workshops are guaranteed to increase your understanding of the photographic features of the iPhone, iOS operating system and associated apps. Our session concludes with a review of your photos from the day, then using a host of powerful editing apps and techniques we will explore how to enhance your images and create a visual masterpiece.

I sincerely want you to enjoy the time we spend together and leave feeling that you have learnt practical and creative skills to take fabulous smartphone photos. We will schedule the workshop for a date and time that best suits you and agree a detailed itinerary in advance of your visit. There really isn’t a better way to improve your photography than by 'getting out there and doing it'.

The workshops are suitable for beginner or advanced photographers alike.

 

“All in all, Adrian’s 1-1 workshops are great opportunities to learn smartphone photography and also fantastic value. I would recommend them to photographers and picture takers whatever your level of experience.” — Workshop Participant

“Many thanks for putting on such a well-presented and useful workshop, I’m also impressed with the very helpful and professional follow-up email recapping on key info and links.” — Workshop Participant

This is an independent event and has not been authorised, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Apple Inc.


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The price for person is £60, single bookings or groups of up to four are available.

A £20 deposit secures your place with the balance payable on the day.

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Apple Announces New Event

Apple has sent out invites to an event to be held on Monday 25 March at which it is expected the company will unveil its new streaming video and TV service that could take on the likes of Netflix and Amazon and redefine how we watch television.

Apple's March 25 Event Will Be Its Biggest One This Year

It's official. On March 25, Apple will hold a long-anticipated event in which it details its upcoming streaming and media subscription services. It'll arguably be the company's most important announcement of the year. During the presentation, Apple executives should fill in some very large blanks in its subscription ambitions.

Apple plans March 25 event for rumored Netflix-like service

Apple is throwing its next product event on March 25, offering this tease: "It's show time." The event will take place in the Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino, California, the company said in the invitation, sent Monday. A graphic in the invitation offers an intriguing hint of what to expect.

Guest Speaking and Workshops

 

I frequently present a popular series of talks for camera clubs, photographic societies exhibitions, trade shows and corporate events. My presentations are designed to encourage and inspire the audience to express their creativity. Motivating others to take the next steps on their image-making journey has become my passion. Using my award winning artwork or stunning iPhone photography as a visual narrative, I engage with audiences of any size. 

Presentations can be tailored to fit your needs, usually lasting from one hour up to three hours. When you book me to present to your group or event, you can be confident that you are engaging a professional, accomplished lecturer with many years of public speaking experience.

Audience feedback and questions are encouraged both during and long after my events via my website and email. The comments that I receive are extremely positive and supportive.

 
What a superb evening we had with Adrian McGarry ARPS. I’m sure many of our audience were impressed with what can be achieved by a smartphone camera and editing software, and I wouldn’t be surprised if we soon see some competition entries from those who’ve previously thought their gear wasn’t “good enough”. As Adrian rightly said - the best camera in the world is the one you have with you!
— Ruthin Camera Club
 

I'm both thrilled and proud that my current presentations ‘Ultimate iPhone Photography' and 'Pixel Painted Art' are in high demand and many organisations book a return visit. I cover the technical and conceptual aspects of my work, sharing the inspirations and influences that shape my creative approach. My talks constantly evolve to include new methods, demonstrations and images.

iPhone Photography by Adrian McGarry

Ultimate iPhone Photography Talk

Within my iPhone photography presentations I demonstrate the potential to capture incredible photos that take mobile photography from ordinary to extraordinary both onscreen and in print.

 
If you don’t own an iPhone, you’ll certainly want one after Adrian’s convincing talk. You’ll be putting your DSLRs away in a cupboard!
— Chapel Camera Club
His inspiring enthusiasm and impassioned advice that we should let our creative juices flow and take photographs for ourselves and not for others will stay in the minds of members, inform their work, and increase their enjoyment of photography. The dialogue on Facebook into the early hours, by those who couldn’t wait to get home to experiment, spoke volumes about the impact of this memorable presentation in our current season of speaker evenings.
— Lancaster Photographic Society
 
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Pixel Painted Photo Art Talk

Created using brushstrokes and textures with software such as Corel Painter on the desktop and various apps on the iOS platform. Attendees are inspired to create photo art as gifts, greeting cards or submissions in competition.

 
We’ve had excellent speakers recently, without doubt yours was one of the best.
— Knutsford Photographic Society
Adrian’s work, shakes the very foundation, that many of us regard as the rock which our photography skills are based upon. A super nights’ viewing from an equally super presentation and photographer.
— South Liverpool Photographic Society
 

I host numerous workshops and live demonstrations; sharing my images, workflows, techniques and knowledge. I never tire of presenting inspirational workshops to groups and as individual one-to-one sessions. I believe that my enthusiasm and love for creative photography is one of the reasons why my events are so well received and always in demand.

Photography Workshops by Adrian McGarry

Workshops

iPhone photography and creative photo art workshops can be created to meet a group or individual’s requirements. Learn essential photo skills, experiment with the latest apps and techniques and create your next creative masterpiece. Recommended for all skill levels.

 
Adrian was extremely accommodating and easy to work with right from the point of making an enquiry and everything about the day itself was well organised, relaxed and friendly. I really got the sense that Adrian wanted me to get as much as I could out of the day. All in all, this is a great 1-1 workshop opportunity and it is also fantastic value. I would recommend it to photographers and picture takers whatever your level of experience.”
— Workshop Participant
 
 

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The Art of Texture

 

I’ve always enjoyed creating textured photo art; blending textures to add depth, atmosphere and a surreal quality to my images. This powerful, creative enhancement is not something new, back in the days of the traditional darkroom, long before desktop or mobile editing, photographers would blend multiple images together, adding scratches and stains to the final print.

In today’s world of computerised editing, similar techniques are quicker, easier and more accessible. These digital techniques have been around a long time through desktop software such as Photoshop and Lightroom but there are serious alternatives on the mobile platform to create unique art from your photos. Professional-level editing that takes advantage of the speed and graphical rendering on iPhone and iPad offer solid management when it comes to creative editing. There are unlimited possibilities for adding texture to your iPhone photography using some amazing apps and in this article I have listed the top three iOS apps (in my view) to get you started.

Texture is added to an image by adding a layers on top of your photo. Those layers can be merged into the original scene using opacity and blending modes. There are plenty of dedicated apps that have adjustable pre-set layers and filters to transform your images combined with plenty of adjustment tools to fine-tune your art. Alternatively, you can create your own texture, photos of rust and scratched metal work just great, and ‘manually’ merge these elements within an app that supports added layers and blending modes. For more advanced work you can combine both methods to create something that is a truly unique piece of photo art.

DISTRESSED FX

Photographer, artist and texture designer Cheryl Tarrant is the co-creator of texture editing app Distressed FX. There are currently two versions available on the App Store. The original Distressed FX is sold at just 49 pence with in app purchases of texture packs. New to purchase however is the Distressed FX Plus version which is billed as a special edition of the highly acclaimed original. For £9.99 you get access to ALL current and future filters, plus extra features including the ability to rotate filter effects.

Says Cheryl, "There is freedom and creativity in the app. You can be sitting in a boring doctor's office and, within seconds, make art: creating painterly images from ordinary photos. I like the idea of leaving our creative footprints in the world, and with the app, it's possible for those of us who don't consider ourselves to be creative, to feel and be creative."

Who better to talk us through this Distressed FX tutorial (above) than creator Cheryl Tarrant.

MEXTURES

Merek Davis is a commercial photographer living in Arizona. He created Mextures, one of the leading apps for making texture based edits to photos. The app launched in 2013 and was an instant hit, it has gone from strength-to-strength since.

“I wanted to create an iPhone editing app using textures that I had created for my personal/commercial photography. Working with a small team, we built and launched Mextures for the iPhone in May of 2013. The iPad version launched a year later. We ended up winning an app of the year from Apple.” Says Merek on his website.

Mextures allows the effortless creation of unique looks for your images with textures, film filters, and professional-grade adjustments on an unlimited number of layers. Simple editing tools allow the addition of beautiful hand-crafted presets with a single tap.

You can save your edits for future use and evolve a style that’s completely yours.

Mextures app overview movie (above) from creator Merek Davis.

SUPERIMPOSE X

Superimpose X is an ideal app for blending multiple images together. If you want to create and blend your own custom textures into your photographic source, then the ability to apply multiple layers and blends is crucial to your workflow. Superimpose X users can easily superimpose photos on top of another, and adjustments can be made on the fly without advanced knowledge of masks or image blending. Smooth edges with smooth tools, add masks or mask out different portions of an image, and adjust the colour, exposure, contrast or saturation. Tools includes move, scale, resize, rotate and flip tools in addition to blending tools. A classic version Superimpose of the app is still available.

 

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Gianluca Ricoveri - iPhone Painterly Landscapes

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Jamie Heiden Creates An Unique Style Of Art Photography And Its Phenomenal

A story starts like this for Jamie Heiden, hailing from the most beautiful West Wisconsin, Jamie creates such elegant and simplistic compositions with her art for photography approach. In this fine interview with 121clicks.com, Jamie shares some unique things about art and her vision towards photography.

Will AppleLaunch a Foldable iPhone?

It’s well documented that Apple is interested in making a foldable phone. The company hold foldable phone patents for a hinged phone that can bend in half dating back to 2011. It's emerged that Apple has filed a patent for a foldable iPhone that heats itself to avoid damaging the screen.

Apple's Radical New iPhone Suddenly Takes Shape

Apple has already updated its iPhones twice in 2019. The first was planned , the second launched in outrage . But now the company is zeroing in on Huawei and Samsung's radical folding smartphones, as its most ambitious iPhone to date is taking shape...

Will Apple bend to the foldables trend?

In this week's Apple Core rundown, we'll take a look at how Apple fits into the foldable phone trend, the hurdles it has to clear to make an iPhone bend, and how soon the company could release a competitor to Samsung's Galaxy Fold.

Spectre - A New AI-powered App For Long Exposure

The brains behind leading RAW manual photography app Halide have launched their second app, a companion camera called Spectre that focuses on intelligent long exposure photography.

Halide creators launch Spectre, an AI-powered long exposure camera app for iPhone

Nearly two years ago former Twitter for iOS tech lead Ben Sandofsky and ex-Apple designer Sebastiaan de With launched Halide, the beautiful pro camera app for iPhone that's proven both popular and powerful. Today the duo is launching their second app, a companion camera called Spectre that focuses on intelligent long exposure photography.

John Bozinov's Awesome iPhone Photos From Antarctica

 

While most wildlife photographers capture their images using large telephoto lenses, the fixed lens of the iPhone works just fine for New Zealand born photographer John Bozinov. Spending two months down in the Antarctic Peninsula at the end of 2016, he knew it would be a great opportunity to shoot a photography project to capture the polar region landscape in a unique way. “I enjoy the simplicity of shooting on a relatively ‘basic’ camera and not thinking too much while I’m in the field taking photos, focusing and connecting solely on my subject in front of me; in some ways it helps to keep me in the moment,” Bozinov told Digital Trends.

Bozinov’s awe-inspiring images from Antartica drew praise from Apple chief executive Tim Cook on 2018’s World Photography Day. Taking to Twitter, Cook acknowledged amazing photographers around the world, singling out the work of John Bozinov.

Bozinov used no additional equipment when shooting with his iPhone. “I wanted everything to be shot on the iPhone 7 plus using the native camera app, and everything had to be edited in its entirely on the iPhone too.” he told Daily Mail Australia in 2017.

Photographing in a cold environment can be troublesome for any device’s battery life, the iPhone is no different in this respect. The compactness of the iPhone allowed Bozinov to overcome the problem by simply keeping it snug in an internal pocket between shots.

 

Apple Announces #shotoniPhone Winners

 
You can see all the winning shots on the  Apple Newsroom  with quotes from the judging panel as to why they liked the photo.

You can see all the winning shots on the Apple Newsroom with quotes from the judging panel as to why they liked the photo.


iPhone photographers from around the world shared their best photos for the Apple Shot on iPhone Challenge. The company asked for iPhone only submissions with the prize of featuring in Apple advertising on social media, in-store, and in the company's internal exhibitions. The photographers will receive a licensing fee for their work.

The winners were selected by a judging panel made up of many prominent photographers, including the chief official White House photographer for President Obama Pete Souza, photographer Austin Mann and Apple’s own Phil Schiller. The top 10 winners came from countries including Singapore, Germany, Belarus, Israel and the US, capturing colorful city scenery, curious animals, creative reflections, the beauty of the ordinary and more. The winning submissions were taken by Alex Jiang, Blake Marvin, Darren Soh, Nikita Yarosh, Dina Alfasi, Elizabeth Scarrott, Andrew Griswold, Bernard Antolin, LieAdi Darmawan, and Robert Glaser.

Apple highlights best photos shot on iPhone around the world

iPhone photographers around the world shared their best photos for the Shot on iPhone Challenge, capturing remarkable moments with the world's most popular camera. The 10 selected winners will be featured on billboards in select cities, in Apple retail stores and online.

 

Apple Shares New iPhone Photography Tutorials

 

iPhone users looking for simple, no-nonsense tutorials to step up their iPhone photography check out the photography tutorial section on Apple’s website.  The series of short, instructional movies is designed to demonstrate the device's capture modes to new users, in addition to offering lessons on basic photography techniques

Four new videos have just been added to Apple’s YouTube page that will soon find their place among the tutorials. The new videos deal with shooting with light and shadow, shooting using the rule of thirds, shooting a time-lapse video, and trimming video on an iPhone.

These tutorials are a great way to learn how to compose and capture shots with the latest features of the iPhone built-in camera.

THE NEW TUTORIALS


 

Apple To Combine iPhone, iPad, Mac Apps by 2021

 

Apple Inc. is reportedly planning to combine apps made for iPhone, iPad, and macOS by 2021. Bloomberg reports that Apple wants to make it easier for software developers to create universal tools, games and other applications for its main devices. The multistep initiative, code-named “Marzipan” aims that developers will be able to build an app once and have it work on the iPhone, iPad and Mac computers by 2021.

Later this year, Apple plans to let developers port their iPad apps to Mac computers via a new software development kit.

In 2020, Apple plans to expand the kit so iPhone applications can be converted into Mac apps in the same way.

By 2021, developers will be able to merge iPhone, iPad, and Mac applications into one app or what is known as a “single binary.”

Apple previewed the apps plan, without disclosing the road map, at its developers conference last year. Bloomberg News first wrote about the initiative in 2017.


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Apple to combine iPhone, iPad, and Mac apps by 2021, says Bloomberg

Apple is reportedly combining its iPhone, iPad, and Mac apps into single universal apps that will work across all three devices. Bloomberg reports that these universal apps will be ready for 2021, and that Apple plans to release an SDK for developers later this year

Comment: Marzipan's pace may be slow, but it'll be a big deal for the Mac

We learned a little more today about Apple's plans for Marzipan, its UIKit that will make it easy for developers to port iOS apps to the Mac. Today's report suggests that the project will be rolling out a little more slowly than expected, with an SDK for third-party apps launching at this year's WWDC - but only for iPad apps ...

What Is Apple's Project "Marzipan"?

Today Bloomberg ran a story that detailed an internal project at Apple code-named "Marzipan". The project's aim, Bloomberg says, is to allow developers to code and create one app that can run on any Apple device, including the Mac, iPhone, and iPad. As Bloomberg wrote:

 

How to Hide Photos on iPhone and iPad

 

If you’re anything like me, you probably enjoy showing off the stunning photos that you’ve taken with your iPhone using the native Photos app. There may be times however that you wish to keep certain images secret and not readily in view of others. Hiding pictures on your iPhone or iPad within the Photos app is really simple but does not keep them truly private. I’ll cover how to hide photos with the built-in 'Hidden' photo album but also provide links to third-party apps that lock photos away behind a passcode.

Hiding photos on your iPhone and iPad is quick and easy. For devices running iOS 10 or earlier, hiding a photo on your iPhone means the photo is hidden from ‘Years’, ‘Collections’, and ‘Moments’. but will still be visible in ‘All Photos’. Fortunately, from iOS 11 onwards, hidden photos are removed from ‘All Photos’ too. Hidden photos are placed in an album named ‘Hidden’. You can view hidden photos by opening the ‘Hidden’ album, there is no additional security which means anyone with access to your Photos app can scroll to the ‘Hidden’ album and open it.

 
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  1. Open the Photos app on your iPhone and select the photo(s) you wish to hide.

  2. Tap the share icon in the lower left corner of the app.

 
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3. Select Hide.

 
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4. Confirm Hide Photo.

 
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5. Your photo is can now be found in the ‘Hidden” album.

To view your hidden photos, scroll to the album named ‘Hidden’ listed under Other Albums and tap on it.

HIDING PHOTOS USING THIRD_PARTY APPS

The method described above is the easiest way to hide photos on your device, but it isn’t the most secure. There are a number of apps that can also hide your photos and videos with additional security measures, making them harder to access. Check out these three apps below.

‎Private Photo Vault - Pic Safe

‎The Best and Most Private Photo and Video App for iPhone/iPad/iPod touch. Millions of people trust Private Photo Vault® to keep their photos hidden.

‎Secret Photo Vault - Keepsafe

‎Download Keepsafe to join the millions of people who have entrusted over a billion pictures to Keepsafe: the most popular photo locker and album vault app. Keepsafe secures personal photos and videos by locking them down with PIN protection, fingerprint touch ID, and military-grade encryption.

‎Best Secret Folder

Secretly Hide Your Most Private Videos and Photos From Other People! Protect safely and securely your most private videos/photos with Best Secret Folder.

 

6 ways Samsung Just Leapfrogged Apple | Cult of Mac

Cult of Mac report that In the biggest tech event of 2019 so far, Samsung unveiled a range of new smartphones, wearables, earbuds and more. Samsung is setting the tone for the rest of the industry and even leapfrogged Apple’s products in some ways.

6 ways Samsung just leapfrogged Apple | Cult of Mac

Samsung put Apple and the rest of the tech industry on notice today during its massive Unpacked event. In what was the biggest tech event of 2019 so far, Samsung unveiled a slew of new smartphones, wearables, earbuds and more.


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Here's everything that launched at Samsung Unpacked 2019

Samsung has kicked off its 2019 in a big way, as the company has just announced a wealth of new devices. Headlined by the Samsung Galaxy S10 range, the launch also included other phones and wearables too. If you missed the livestream though, don't worry, because you'll find all the information below about everything announced.

Samsung reveals Galaxy Fold and S10 5G

Samsung has unveiled a foldable smartphone - the Galaxy Fold - alongside its first 5G handset and three further Galaxy S10 mobiles. The Fold will go on sale in just over two months time, earlier than many expected. The Galaxy S10 5G device features the firm's biggest-ever non-folding phone display and promises faster data speeds when networks become available.

Samsung is making the same mistakes as Apple did with its new phones

Mistake #1: The phones are too expensive for most people Samsung's new phones cost too much. The entry-level Galaxy S10e starts at $749, which might attract more budget-conscious buyers, but the Galaxy S10 starts at $899 and the Galaxy S10+ costs $999. Those prices increase as you add more storage or RAM, too.

The Future of Smartphone Photography

Love them or hate them, there’s no denying that our smartphone cameras are truly amazing. The evolution of mobile photography has brought us to a point where levels of function, performance and quality rival those of longer-standing dedicated camera systems.

The “Smartphone vs DSLR vs Mirrorless” arguments will no doubt rumble on into the future. For the committed smartphone photographer however there is a more relevant debate. Manufacturer innovations in smartphone photography have progressed rapidly beyond megapixel count and physical form. The battleground to be crowned best smartphone camera is being fought with advanced performance and features from software running on the phone's chip that processes and combines multiple frames into one photo offering quality of focus, better perspective, and controlled depth of field. Computational photography, as it is known, is already here and will extend the capabilities of smartphone cameras to new levels of quality and possibility.

Sebastiaan de With, is at the cutting-edge of harnessing this new power of computational photography in the latest iPhone models. Designer of the award-winning camera app Halide, Sebastiaan has published a detailed explanation of computational photography on the iPhone XS and XS Max.

The article can be read in full by following the link below.

 
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iPhone XS: Why It’s A Whole New Camera

Sebastiaan de With

Freelance designer, photographer, motorcycle traveler. Designer of Halide.


 

Further Reading From The Web

This is the future of iPhone photography | Cult of Mac

The iPhone camera is hands-down amazing, thanks almost entirely to the fact that it is hooked up to a pocket-size supercomputer. Initially, the iPhone used its computer smarts to overcome the limitations of phone cameras - the tiny sensor, for example.

Brace yourself, because digital photography will change more in the next 10 years than in the last 10

Digital photography has changed a lot over the past two decades, with clunky DSLRs giving way to sleek smartphones. Over the next 10 years, expect a similar evolution as the science behind the art changes. Much of the technology in use today represents the breakthroughs of the first generation of digital cameras.

Future locked iPhones could open camera app automatically when held up to take a photo

Photographers who are irritated about missing the perfect shot because it took too long to access their iPhone's camera could benefit from one potential feature Apple has considered, where the iPhone automatically enters the camera application when raised for a shot, even if it is still locked.

Mobile Photography Awards Winners

The 8th annual Mobile Photography Awards attracted over 7,000 entries from smartphone photographers in more than 65 countries. Images entered into one of 20 different themed categories must have been entirely created on a smartphone or tablet. Editing or post-production on an entered image can only be undertaken using apps on a mobile device. The competition categories include landscapes, portraits, black and white, photojournalism, nature and wildlife.

The Mobile Photography Awards were founded in 2011 to recognise and celebrate the talent and imagery of the mobile photo & art communities. Alongside an annual competition there are themed exhibits with international open calls throughout the year.

This year's winning photos demonstrate just how far smartphone photography has evolved, with a stunning array of world class images. Cult of Mac report that approximately 75 percent of all entries were created on an iPhone with 10 first-place winners recorded their winning image on Apple devices.

The grand prize winner was Dominika Koszowska, a graphic designer and fine art photographer from Poland.

8th Annual MPA Grand Prize - Mobile Photography Awards

The Mobile Photography Awards is pleased to announce Dominika Koszowska as our Grand Prize Winner and the 8th annual MPA Photographer of the year, as chosen by the members of the MPA jury. .


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Award-winning iPhone Photographer Dina Alfasi

Dina Alfasi turns lengthy commutes into works of art

Dina Alfasi is like most commuters. As soon as she finds a seat on the train or bus, she pulls out her iPhone. Alfasi may look like she is catching up with emails, streaming music or reading the news. Instead, Alfasi is making a discreet photograph of the person across from her.

Dina Alfasi’s photographic inspiration is all around and waiting for you to find those magic moments.

Dina’s recent work studies strangers on her daily commute. Her daily photographs capture something inherently familiar in each of the strangers, lost in thought on their way somewhere.

 “I shoot mostly street scenes and portraits, trying to capture intimate moments. Every day I get to work by train and bus. For two hours every day I’m in a place with different people. At first, to pass the time, I was just observing them and trying to guess where they’re going, what they are dealing with, or what their story may be. Along with this observation, I noticed intimate moments and so I started to take photos, and I was surprised with the result.”

I first noticed Dina’s work when she was announced as a winner in the 2017 IPPA awards. Alfasi won the People category of the prestigious iPhone Photography Awards, the first and longest-running mobile photography competition.

 

Gianluca Ricoveri - iPhone Painterly Landscapes

Gianluca Ricoveri was born in 1950 he has always been devoted to the art of painting and photography experiencing the interaction of one genre with another one.

In 2012 he discovered the Iphoneography which allows him to blend the different means of expression.