Dec 31, 2015

Mob Paint #47

This super-sized showcase is the final one for 2015 and the final for Art of Mob, but more on that later. It is so interesting to see just how far we have come with mobile photography and painterly mobile art. I want to thank all who participated this year. 

As for the future of Art of Mob...I tried to continue on a limited basis this year but soon found myself blogging at nearly the pace I had in previous years. So, I'll be discontinuing posting new articles but will leave Art of Mob online as a resource for those interested in mobile photography.

Wishing each and every one of you a happy, healthy and safe 2016.

Sandra Becker - Wood Nymph, Enticed

Camera+, Slow Shutter Cam; processed using Facetune, Procreate, iColorama, Superimpose, Flowpaper, & Grunge HD.
This piece was inspired by my study of the painting 'Primavera' by Sandro Botticelli which can be seen as an elaborate mythological allegory of the burgeoning fertility of the world as shown in the spring wood nymph he painted. My idea was to show this allegory as a fall scene of a modern Wood Nymph who ruled over those who now sought her for protection over the upcoming winter worlds hazardous ways. Among those was Bird whose species was soon to die out unless Wood Nymph gave the few who remained her magical attention. Thus Bird is shown enticing Wood Nymph for her protections. With this story in mind I chose from a variety of mobile photos I had taken while also thinking of apps and processes to use. I put the chosen photos in a separate album in my photo app and started working from that album to pull the photos as I saw fit. I used superimpose to extract some of the elements from their background to create PNG files that I could add from. The wood nymphs face was put through Facetune & reworked with another facial profile. I worked back and forth in procreate and iColorama adding elements & effects as needed. Grunge HD was used to show a tear in the upper portion which was then overlapped onto the lower image and the whole reworked for linear aesthetic pause. I used Flowpaper to create the blueish flowing forms coming from the birds feet to entice, encircle, the wood nymph and mirror the linear tear for emphasis. Many filters were used in combining images to get the best effects and a lot of masking in iColorama. Experimenting with my images in various apps is what fascinates me the most as so many different effects can be had and aesthetic choices made as the process grows.

Dec 3, 2015

Mob Street No. 15

“Cities have always offered anonymity, variety, and conjunction, qualities best basked in by walking: one does not have to go into the bakery or the fortune-teller's, only to know that one might. A city always contains more than any inhabitant can know, and a great city always makes the unknown and the possible spurs to the imagination.” ― Rebecca Solnit, Wanderlust: A History of Walking

For this week's showcase I asked the photographers whose works were selected to provide the name of the city where the photo was taken. Where provided it is listed next to the photographer's name. We have images from Agra, India to Seattle, Washington. So many different places represented in the Mob Street Flickr Group.

Julia Nathanson - Toronto, Canada

Dec 1, 2015

Imvio iPhone Lenses - An Affordable Alternative

Imvio Lenses sent me their Ultimate Rig which includes a case for my iPhone 6 + 2 Lenses + Lens Carrying Case. The Ultimate Rig is currently selling at a discounted price of $39.99 (marked down from $69.99). It is available in Black, Teal, Sand and Coral. You can visit the Imvio site to purchase.

My first impression from the packaging was definitely a good one.

Once I opened the packaging, it didn't disappoint. The case easily attached to my iPhone 6S and everything lined up perfectly with the openings and buttons on my iPhone. Looks like it will provide good protection as a stand alone case when not using the lenses. Although I like the sleekness of the iPhone it can be a little slippery in your hand without a case.

The lenses come in a handy and sturdy case that can be attached to a keychain or bag if you like. The lenses fit snugly inside.

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