photography

Photo 365 or A Photo A Day (PAD)

One way to keep your iPhoneography momentum going is to participate in a photography challenge like Photo 365 or a A Photo A Day (PAD). The routine gives you structure and taking a photo every day will make you a better photographer and sharpen your eye, your visual awareness. As a result you'll also get a rich visual story of your life, a photo album with snapshots from your whole year, giving you an insight in what you did and how you felt. 

Of course taking a photo every single day is a huge undertaking and it can be tough to feel inspired sometimes. That's when it can be a big help to participate in a group, like MobiTog's 365 Project or use an app like Learn Photo365 Photography Assignment Generator that assists you with random prompts, assignments, themes, scavenger hunts and daily reminders. 

Noel Chenier who develops Learn Photo365, has just added more polish, more assignments and features to his app, including an exciting Selfie365 challenge list generator "to take your selfies to a new level!" 

Tidbits

Diana Photo App For Double Exposures

Diana Photo App For Double Exposures

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7 Ways to Stop iOS 7 From Killing Your iPhone Battery.

"Cash in on your creativity. Turn spare moments into spare cash and sell your images on Alamy, the world's largest website for picture buyers." Get the Early Bird Offer before 30th April, 2014! Stockimo

The blog turns 20: a conversation with three internet pioneers.

"We live in a technological universe in which we are always communicating. And yet we have sacrificed conversation for mere connection." The Flight From Conversation

8 Ways To Unlock Your Inner Creativity

And finally, just now there's  FREE worldwide shipping and $5 off each item in my shopExcludes framed prints, stretched canvases and throw pillows with inserts. This offer expires March 9, 2014 at Midnight Pacific Time.

Tidbits

mobile photography: bus in snow

mobile photography: bus in snow

What does your musical taste say about you?

Guerrilla preservation and urban archaeology. Unsettling beauty of derelict buildingsWorcester State Hospital & The Waldo Hotel. 

Seeing DoubleDreamlike Symmetrical Portraits of Identical Twins and Creative Macro Shots of Sculpted Burning Matches

App tips for sketching, drawing and taking notes on your iPad10 Great Drawing Apps for Your iPad.

Has amateur food photography got out of control? Upscale Restaurants Are Starting to Ban Food Photography

Tracy writes about her experience with the Getting Started with iPhoneography Course: "It felt like flying".

Last call for the Creative iPhoneography course. Registration closes today and you begin your creative journey on Monday!

Tidbits

mobile photography: icy day

mobile photography: icy day

Are you willing to do something new? "If you develop an appetite for learning and openness, you're more likely to be able to draw ideas from multiple disciplines - and be more creative."

Noteworthy app: ProCamera 4.0: Great New Features Without the Bloat!

The iPhone Arts have tested Hipstamatic’s new Tintype lens/film

"The swift pace at which we create images is only matched by the pace at which we discard them and yet, paradoxically, we’ve never been more engaged with images. Photography is less about document or evidence and more about community and experience … and that’s not a bad thing." Stephen Mayes: Photographs Are No Longer Things, They’re Experiences 

Society6 artists from Brooklyn to Barcelona bring you an endless supply of Grade-A quality Artist Wallpapers and Backgrounds to satisfy your recommended daily dosage of retina candy - all for FREE. Updated daily. Society6 Daily Art Wallpapers and Backgrounds

The original CameraBag was the very first vintage iPhone photo app, sparking what now has become a major trend. This is the app that once ignited my interest for iPhoneography. Now the app has been updated to the degree that it's a whole new app, CameraBag 2, with new beautiful effects that you can adjust, intuitive interface, hi-fidelity rendering, and randomiser. 

This week we're looking for hidden pockets of creative time and space in the Getting Started with iPhoneography Course.  

This is breathtaking: A Study of Light, Shadows, and Framing: Street Photos by Ray Metzker

A Stolen Creative Moment

Hipstamatic shot: art and photography

Hipstamatic shot: art and photography

Sometimes life gets so busy that there's just doesn't seem to be any time left for personal creative expression. But as Emily pointed out, that's when photography comes to the rescue. She says that the "opportunity to record a moment every single day is what keeps me sane. It keeps me seeing (the beauty around me) and allows me to express myself but only takes a moment to complete". I couldn't agree more, after all, one image takes less than a second to make. 

Here's a creative moment, an image shot with the Hipstamatic app on my iPhone, testing the new FreePak I mentioned in my last Friday Tidbits. A moment captured between a ton of cut-off dates for my work as a freelance designer, a mentoring session with a Creative iPhoneography alumnus, writing the December letter for members of Club Marmalade Moon, creating a special treat to go with the Club Letter, and dinner with my brother (who took the photo in the photo) and his wonderful girlfriend. 

What are your tips for finding creative time? 

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