The theme for the last Mobiography smartphone photo challenge was ‘People Portraits’. For this challenge the Mobiography community were asked to share their best portraits of people taken with a smartphone, either posed or candid street portraits, people just going about their day or doing strange things. Here is a small selection of photos that were tagged for this challenge.

Featured photographers this week include: @high_click_photos, @laz_images, @ojodungram, @redkuku_red, @robinrobertis, @roblayton_iphoneography, @sebastian_oskar_kroll, @taffymelange, @ushi.g, and @iphotokunst

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The theme of this week’s photo challenge is ‘Adventure and Travel’. For this challenge think about sharing your best mobile photos that capture the essence of travel, adventure and freedom. Think about photos of far off places, busy tourist attractions, air, sea and road travel, or remote wildernesses.

To enter the challenge simply start sharing your best images on the theme of ‘Adventure and Travel’ that were taken and edited with a smartphone by using the hashtag #mobiography_challenge_133 on Instagram.

The best ones will be featured in the next photo challenge showcase, so get sharing now.

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Clearly see you, can’t see clear

Clearly see you, can’t see clear‘ by @high_click_photos – “This picture was taken on a Huawei Mate 10 Pro and edited on Adobe Lightroom CC and Picsart. I captured this picture last year when I was trying some creative portrait photography and I tried my favorite eyes color splash which turned out to be really good after doing some editing. ”

Take me back to the city

Take me back to the city‘ by @laz_images – “I took the photo of this guy coming out of barber shop as a challenge to the barber who had just cut his hair and had purchased a Sony camera. I said you have a iPhone, no need for this expensive Sony. So I told him to take his shot and I’ll take mine with my iPhone.

I decided to do some digital editing using the Fuzion app which allows you to superimpose other scenes into your photos. Definitely a fun app to experiment with. I took that photo into retouch to remove some background items and into Snapseed to brighten his face. I was really happy with results. ”

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Untitled‘ by @ojodungram – “The backstory is quite simple . It is the image of my wife through her glasses that caught my attention. I thought that it would make an interesting portrait. So i just caught the moment with my phone.

The photo was taken with an iPhone 6 and I used Snapseed to edit light and saturation.”

Yearning

Yearning‘ by @redkuku_red – “A young mind deep in thoughts. Between the shots I captured her when she wasn’t posing for the camera. Her expressive eyes spoke volumes.

The black and white edit gave me the result I liked . ”

“Now, every time I witness a strong person, I want to know: What darkness did you conquer in your story? Mountains do not rise without earthquakes.” ~Katherine MacKenett

“Now, every time I witness a strong person, I want to know: What darkness did you conquer in your story? Mountains do not rise without earthquakes.” ~Katherine MacKenett‘ by @robinrobertis – “Once a year for the last 15 years, I attend a creative photography worksop.

One of the instructors was kind enough to model for me this past year. I am known for bringing “props” and a playing around in all sorts of wacky ways. This photo session was done against a black sheet, and the prop was a pair of plastic handcuffs from a halloween store in which my model playfully laid over his head.

The original texture was done in Dreamsccope, and Distressed FX. Layered in Blender and Snapseed, Elasticam and Filterstorm on face.”

My kooky daughter painted as an ‘evil doll’

My kooky daughter painted as an ‘evil doll’‘ by @roblayton_iphoneography – “My daughter loves the X-Files, mysteries and creepy old dolls. It was not long after a visit to a doll museum, which was as neglected and decayed as the dusty, moth-eaten dolls it housed, that she thought it would be fun to paint her face.

We both had found the museum unintentionally hilarious (if somewhat unsettling) so she took it one step further with fake scars and cracks on her face, and then came looking for me in the backyard to show me her scariness.

I shot this image with iPhone 11 Pro in Portrait Mode in the middle of blazing hot summer day. The sun in Australia is harsh and unflattering, so I positioned her on the edge of the shadow of the house with her back to our open garage, to emphasise her against the deeper shadows inside. This also allowed the light bouncing off our concrete driveway to evenly illuminate her face, and I asked her to open her eyes as wide as she could so the whites were prominent (and add to the creepy doll look).”

Funky

Funky‘ by @sebastian_oskar_kroll – “A good photo shoot is like vinyl. There’s the A side (the serious part) and the B side (the funny part). We did the serious shoot with a camera and for the fun part I used my iPhone and Hipstamatic App.”

Carnival Beauty

Carnival Beauty‘ by @taffymelange

Downtown

Downtown‘ by @ushi.g –
“I spotted the young woman as I was walking down the street. She looked lost in her own thoughts (perhaps scrolling through Mobiography on her her Instagram.?) and I loved the way the window framed her.”

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Untitled‘ by @iphotokunst

Don’t forget…

The theme of this week’s photo challenge is ‘Adventure and Travel’. For this challenge think about sharing your best mobile photos that capture the essence of travel, adventure and freedom. Think about photos of far off places, busy tourist attractions, air, sea and road travel, or remote wildernesses.

To enter the challenge simply start sharing your best images on the theme of ‘Adventure and Travel’ that were taken and edited with a smartphone by using the hashtag #mobiography_challenge_133 on Instagram.

The best ones will be featured in the next photo challenge showcase, so get sharing now.

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