The theme for the last Mobiography smartphone photo challenge was ‘Up Close & Personal’. For the challenge the Mobiography community was asked to share your best mobile photos that capture the idea of being up close and personal. This could be a macro shot, a portrait, a moment of tenderness between people, or a closely cropped composition. Here is a selection of some of the photos submitted to the challenge.

Featured photographers this week include: @amanzottifoto, @camhaynes22, @harnaka_harto, @kimejean, @locknessey, @luiggi1905bn, @pani_zona_, @alice1280, @iphotokunst, @itisi_siru, @chasread, and @dinalf.

Unfortunately, there won’t be anymore weekly challenges while the Mobiography Awards is accepting submissions. Firstly, I don’t want to risk confusing the challenges with the awards, and secondly, the challenges take up a lot of time each week and I’m going to be very busy over the next few months.

Don’t worry though, the challenges will come back later in the year.

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The Mobiography Awards is a new, international mobile photography competition that aims to showcase and document the best smartphone photography from around the world.

Mobile photographers and videographers from around the world are being asked to submit their very best work that captures the world around them.

Categories include: Street and Urban, Landscape and Nature, People and Portraits, Digital Art, and Video/Multimedia in the LumaTouch Moving Pictures category.

This is not going to be your average photographic competition though. Click here for more information and to enter the awards.

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Safe – Willow’s first day in her forever home

Safe – Willow’s first day in her forever home‘ by @amanzottifoto – “This is a picture of my daughter and our newly adopted dog on her first day home. She came from a crowded shelter and was terrified and shut down. This shot was taken that same evening at home. I want to believe that This is what a shelter dog must feel once he/she finds a forever home.

Very little processing went into the image. The light comes from a tv screen. All I did is adjust a bit the temperature. ”

Death on my doorstep…

‘Death on my doorstep…’ by @camhaynes22 – “I never intended to post this photo when I decided to make it but I obviously changed my mind.

We don’t usually get to be this close to birds and photographing this little lifeless body actually made me a little uneasy. All I could do was click and think how beautiful this creature was though. Life and death go hand in hand. Everything that has a beginning has an end. It is inevitable.

This was the second dead bird we found in our garden last summer. Both within about a month of each other. I have no idea why this happened. This had never happened at this house before. The only thing we could think of was that they flew into a window. As far as I know, we haven’t changed the lighting around our home; I don’t think the windows are any cleaner/dirtier than past years. Thankfully, it hasn’t happened since. I do find myself looking at the ground now when I walk close the house in our garden. Just in case.

Someone did mention to me it could have been a bacterial infection though. Maybe. Maybe that was the reason. Still sad. ”

Dear god, I thank you for all your blessing… I would like to request to heal her

‘Dear god, I thank you for all your blessing… I would like to request to heal her’ by @harnaka_harto – “This is a sad condition when my wife had to be in surgery for an operation by a doctor when the doctor found tumour on her womb.

At that time she felt really down, and I also feel uneasy with this condition, so we give support to each other, to stay strong and face this condition.
Now she is back to normal after the operation.”

Love my boy

‘Love my boy’ by @kimejean – “This photo is my son. Every summer his freckles become more defined and I wanted to get up close and personal so I could capture this fleeting moment of adolescence. This photo captures that summer feeling of ease and happiness. I shot this photo with my iPhone XR. ”

Drifty Fifty

‘Drifty Fifty’ by @locknessey – “This photo is reflective of my disbelief of turning 50, the shock of receiving my gorgeous new ring, and the anticipation of the next half century. It was taken on an iPhone 12 as a selfie.”

Homeless

‘Homeless’ by @luiggi1905bn – “Without a home, without work, without food, without dignity … Can a society consider itself of well-being when some of its members live in such conditions?

There are those who said that this pandemic would make us better, but it seems that all it has done is increase differences and injustices, that there are more homeless people. It is sad, very sad.”

Tulip Mania

‘Tulip Mania’ by @itisi_siru – “This photo was taken on the way back home from yoga practice after a heavy rain. It was taken using an older iPhone SE with an Olloclip macro lens attached and processed using the Photoshop Express app. ”

Throw that stick….Sophie

Throw that stick….Sophie‘ by @alice1280 – “Sophie does not like having her picture taken so it is best for me if she is concentrating on something else. A stick in this case. I was bending over and had the phone close to her with live photo switched on. With apologies to her I stopped the Live Photo on this bark. She looks ridiculous but it made me laugh. Converted to black and white and edited with Snapseed app.”

one in a million

‘one in a million’ by @chasread – “One day before Donald Trump was inaugurated as president, protest marches large and small took place across the entire USA – as well as in many major cities around the globe. Here, in waning light, one protester confidently asserted her presence in what we had all just learned from news reports were an estimated one million marchers in NYC alone. As drumming and chants of protest reverberated in the concrete canyons of the city streets, we signaled that our voices would be heard for the next, long four years.

Shot with iPhone 6s using the Blackie camera app and extensively processed in Snapseed to enhance flat evening light with just a few spots of sun breaking through here and there, later in the day. ”

Untitled

‘Untitled’ by @iphotokunst

Seen it all

‘Seen it all’ by @dinalf

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‘Untitled’ by @pani_zona_

The next challenge?

Unfortunately, there won’t be anymore weekly challenges while the Mobiography Awards is accepting submissions. Firstly, I don’t want to risk confusing the challenges with the awards, and secondly, the challenges take up a lot of time each week and I’m going to be very busy over the next few months.

Don’t worry though, the challenges will come back later in the year.

Enter the Mobiography Awards

The Mobiography Awards is a new, international mobile photography competition that aims to showcase and document the best smartphone photography from around the world.

Mobile photographers and videographers from around the world are being asked to submit their very best work that captures the world around them.

Categories include: Street and Urban, Landscape and Nature, People and Portraits, Digital Art, and Video/Multimedia in the LumaTouch Moving Pictures category.

This is not going to be your average photographic competition though.

During the period when the competition is accepting entries, we will be presenting a series of live online workshops, podcasts and presentations designed to offer added value to the international mobile photography community and to also inspire you.

The judges for this inaugural awards will be UK-based fine art street photographer, Mark Fearnley, 24HourProject founder, Renzo Grande, award-winning street photographer, Brendan O Se, Mobiography’s Andy Butler, MojoFest founder and host of the mobile creator podcast, Glen Mulcahy and LumaTouch.

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