The theme for the last Mobiography smartphone photo challenge was ‘Black and White’ and what an amazing response from the Mobiography community. For this challenge you were asked to share their best mobile photos on the theme of black and white. Here is a small selection of some of the best photos that were tagged for this challenge.

Featured photographers this week include: @_enlivenus, @_g.vale, @_soulkitchen_, @aniraz95, @bluemoodz, @luiggi1905bn, @mariyon_enoki, @paulito.eu, @poppybay, @rawsdeb_ru, @robinrobertis, @sezwhophoto, @sombra_y_luz, @sunflowerof21_365 and @veroniqueroelofs.

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The theme of this weeks photo challenge is ‘Trees’. For this challenge think about sharing your best mobile photos of tree and forests inspired landscapes.

To enter the challenge simply start sharing your best images on the theme of ‘Trees’ that were taken and edited with a smartphone by using the hashtag #mobiography_challenge_150 on Instagram.

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

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Things are looking up

Things are looking up‘ by @_enlivenus – “I am typically drawn to structure and symmetry so when I came across this notable skyscraper in Toronto’s downtown core, I knew I had to capture its striking beauty. Known not only for its architectural design but for the thousands of gold-bronze windows that illuminate when the sun hits, on this particular grey day and from this perspective, I was taken by its pure geometry. I felt that the clean lines, angles and patterns were best showcased in black and white, uncomplicated by the structure’s otherwise golden hue. Standing there on Front Street looking 180m into the sky, I had to believe that “Things Are Looking Up.”

This image was taken on an iPhoneX and edited in post using Snapseed.”

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Untitled‘ by @_g.vale – “I took this photo in the pedestrian entrance of Porta Sant’Anna, one of the gates in the walls of Lucca, Italy. I saw that it worked as a frame and I simply waited for someone to pass in the middle. Shot on iPhone and edited in Snapseed.”

Morning

Morning‘ by @_soulkitchen_ – “This image is the first one of a series working on a project about identity, began at home because of the restrictions present in Italy for the pandemic. Spending most of my time in seclusion, I decided to use paper masks reproducing the work on ceramics of the multifaceted Italian artist Piero Fornasetti (1913-1988) to express myself. This iconic series of ceramics (Theme and Variations) was inspired by the face of the opera singer Lina Cavalieri, who lived between the 19th and 20th centuries, and was defined as “the most beautiful woman in the world”. This is a self portrait, taken with the iPhone X, and edited with Blackie app.”

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Untitled‘ by @aniraz95 – “I love taking photographs of leaves. Leaves are a beautiful work of art in nature. There are endless varieties of leaves in all kinds of shapes, sizes, colours, textures, details, etc. If taken at different times of day or season, they would look different too. They could be turned into abstract art, and if I am lucky to catch the right leaf and lighting, the patterns of the veins of certain leaves against light is a sight to behold! The original of this particular photograph was captured in colour. I converted it to black and white, cropped it, and enhanced the detail and structure, all done in Snapseed. The photo was taken using iPhone X.”

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Untitled‘ by @luiggi1905bn – “The photo was shot handheld with an iPhone X in Madrid’s Underground, it was one of my first attempts to achieve with the iPhone, the equivalent of a long exposure effect with an SLR camera, which is not always easy, or that it seems to me, with a smartphone, even more so without a tripod.

I processed the image with Lightroom mobile, on my iPhone.”

s h a d e s . o f . g r e y

s h a d e s . o f . g r e y‘ by @paulito.eu – “When I entered the forrest on a foggy December morning I heard silence. I could smell the high humidity. Lowlight and spooky vibes. To capture this mood ‘black and white’ for me was the right decision.

The photo has been taken with an iPhone Xs and has been post-processed with Hipstamatic (Vicuña CL // Blanko BL4 // Apollo) on the same device.”

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Untitled‘ by @poppybay – “With the start of the new year, goals were set to practice and play with photography more often. I often start photo projects exploring self-portraiture. While using a mirror to experiment with reflection effects, my always curious cat Poppy, peeked from behind the glass. Realizing how our images melded with the reflection, I was able to get her to take a few more shots with me using her favorite toys as bait until we achieved the right balance. This was shot on the iPhone 12 Pro native camera then processed through Hipstamatic to get the black and white film effect. Final editing was done in Snapseed for sharpening, contrast, and deepening of shadows. ”

Happiness is a dog and her ball!

Happiness is a dog and her ball!‘ by @rawsdeb_ru – “This is a portrait of my beautiful, loving, furry companion. She’s either got a stick or ball in her mouth to greet you. But mostly she’d be happy just getting a belly rub!

It was taken on my iPhone XS Max and edited in Snapseed and Enlight for the background and converted to black and white. ”

The strength of my soul was born on the backs of moments that brought me to my knees. ~ S.L. Heaton

The strength of my soul was born on the backs of moments that brought me to my knees. ~S.L. Heaton‘ by @robinrobertis – “How lucky am I? For about the last 16 years, I have been able to attend a photo retreat on the Island of Molokai, hosted in part by this man, Dewitt Jones. One of America’s top professional photographers and with years at National Geographic, and a man that loves to play, and experiment with the iPhone. (He is married to Lynette Shepard aka iPhone Diva)

He knows (and likes) my wacky side and is always a willing model. This photoshoot was done outside in one of the many outside bathtubs.

It was his idea to use the leaf over his one eye. It was a great time full of fun, even though some of the photos are pretty serious and a bit on the dark natured side. Edited only in Snapseed.”

Remote learning during lockdown 3

Remote learning during lockdown 3‘ by @sunflowerof21_365

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Untitled‘ by @veroniqueroelofs – “Our son wants to learn photography, he was asking me to shoot pictures of the kids with him. He brought props and start shooting pictures and directing the two other kids, they really didn’t feel like taking pictures so he said, mom shoot some from me. He posed and while he was at it, I asked how did you feel about the kids not willing to work with us… This is one of the expressions. Directing was our assignment that day. To process the picture I first make a colored version and that version I turn in b/w, mostly only turning saturation down and contrast up.”

Sometimes all it takes to brighten your day is a big dog looking at you over a paling fence

Sometimes all it takes to brighten your day is a big dog looking at you over a paling fence‘ by @sezwhophoto

World’s Collide, revisited

World’s Collide, revisited‘ by @sombra_y_luz – “I just noticed this scene unfolding here as the woman’s reflection and the man with the ladder seemed to appear together at the right time”

Today I walk with the sky above, sand below, and peace within…

Today I walk with the sky above, sand below, and peace within…‘ by @bluemoodz

Sunny Partly Cloudy

Sunny Partly Cloudy‘ by @mariyon_enoki

Don’t forget…

The theme of this weeks photo challenge is ‘Trees’. For this challenge think about sharing your best mobile photos of tree and forests inspired landscapes.

To enter the challenge simply start sharing your best images on the theme of ‘Trees’ that were taken and edited with a smartphone by using the hashtag #mobiography_challenge_150 on Instagram.

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

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