Increasingly, I am drawn to dreamy, abstract, almost painterly qualities that can be achieved with multiple exposures, long exposures, intentional camera movements and selective focusing. These effects can be created in-camera or combined in post editing. This is very much experimental photography and I am captivated by the dimensions of energy, movement and flux that can be conveyed to create multiple layers of interpretation. You may say that I am driven to abstraction.Read More
Manchester’s Northern Quarter was once the centre of the city’s thriving nineteenth century cotton industry. Between the Second World War and the 1980s, the area became depressed and largely abandoned until a regeneration programme attracted independent businesses. These days the area is once again booming, this time as a popular destination for alternative bars, cafes, fashion and record shops. There is no shortage of creative inspiration amongst a network of narrow streets and alleys hosting constantly evolving street art, including spectacular large-scale murals created by internationally-renowned artists.Read More
I have enjoyed viewing and judging the entries in Wirral Festival of Firsts Smartphone Photo Competition. May I take this opportunity to commend the vision and enthusiasm of the organisers who have recognised smartphone photography as a serious photographic art form. Choosing the winning shots was a challenge due to so many interesting entries. After much deliberation, I am pleased with my final choices and I congratulate the winners. Smartphone photography is the most popular way of taking pictures and these winning entries are proof of the quality that is achievable. In every competition there has to be losers, if you were unlucky this time then please don’t lose confidence in your shots; learn from the experience and keep pushing yourself to take more shots and develop your skills.Read More
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.
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.
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64°8’50” S, 61°37’39” W // chinstrap penguins often display this rather unusual courtship behaviour which is perfectly synchronous with the movements of their mate 🐧❤️ it’s something i’ve not observed in any of the other penguin species i’ve encountered so i guess chinstraps might be unique in this regard. 📷: photo taken on hydrurga rocks in the palmer archipelago, antarctica // #ShotoniPhone #portraitmode
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.
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.
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.
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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.