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Tidbits No. 20

iPhone photo: Waiting for the bus.

iPhone photo: Waiting for the bus.

Have you seen The Curious Camera Event? It's a "friendly competition calling on artists worldwide to embrace the unpredictability and fascination of photography using their favorite cameras. Images must be made with one of the five categories: pinhole, plastic, vintage, instant and cell phone cameras." Also introducing a workshop this spring. 

Here are a some great photo tutorials10 Tips & Tricks For Capturing Awesome Motion Blurs and how to take great, crisp and noise-free photos in low-light conditions (without a tripod) with Cortex Camera. Find out exactly how Cortex Camera does it

Photojournalist John D McHugh launches Marksta, a watermark app that allows you to add a copyright notice to your iPhone photos before sharing them. [British Journal of Photography]

And congratulations to the Mobile Artist of the Year: Sarah Jarrett!

The Secret of iPhone Collages

Collage created on an iPhone

Collage created on an iPhone

If you’re interested in learning how to to create an artful, poetic, digital photo collage, you’re in luck! Award winning iPhone photographer Lumilyon has written the second free tutorial in her amazing series. This time she reveals how she creates her stunning, dreamy digital collages using her iPhone!

In this unique tutorial you'll learn:

  • one of Lumilyon’s techniques for creating a collage using an iPhone
  • how to create an interesting background with just one click of an app
  • how to extract an element from a photograph and collage it onto another
  • how to blend two two photographs together by blurring them
iPhone photo and art apps

iPhone photo and art apps

You’ll need 3 creative photography apps to follow along in this guide for how to create a digital collage using your iPhone:

  • Tiny Planets – Stereographic photos on your iPhone (free app!)
  • Juxtaposer – Fun and Intuitive Photo Compositing App for your iPhone and iPod Touch
  • BlurFX – Fantastic out of focus pictures

Now head on over to this priceless tutorial: iPhone Tutorial 02: Little Fishy Collages.

For more tips and tutorials, check out our library of Free Guides for Mobile Photography and Art.

The Secret of Artful iPhone Photography

Artful, dreamy mobile photo tutorial

Artful, dreamy mobile photo tutorial

If you'd like to learn how to create an artful, dreamy photo like the one above, you're in for a treat! Award winning iPhone photographer Lumilyon, has generously shared a free tutorial that reveals how she creates her exquisite, breathtaking, poetic photos!

In this unique tutorial you will learn:

  • one of Lumilyon's techniques for transforming a photograph into art
  • a secret trick that involves a hidden menu
  • how to add variety to generic app presets such as grunge effects and light leaks so that the apps you use will be less recognisable
  • you'll also get a feel for the many possibilities of the apps used in this tutorial and for how you can create your own variations based on Lumilyon's technique
Apps Needed

Apps Needed

You'll need 5 artful photography apps to follow along in this guide for how to process a photo:

Now head on over to this gem of a tutorial: iPhoneography Tutorial 01: Vintage French Street Scene.

For more tips and tutorials, check out our library of Free Guides for Mobile Photography and Art.

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