The theme for the last Mobiography smartphone photo challenge was ‘Black and White’. For the challenge the Mobiography community was asked to share your best black and white photos. As expected the standard of photos submitted was extremely high. Here is a small selection of some of the photos submitted to the challenge.

Featured photographers this week include: @christinemignon, @dviviano, @jenburnett, @roelwildervanck, @saminnnimas, @tenderfoot_photo, @trudebergh, @vasharris, @plantmyheart, @antclick, @susanblanda, @loriallofus, @persiflagepics and @emmafwright.

Take part in the next Mobiography photo challenge

The theme of this weeks smartphone 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_175 on Instagram.

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

Join The Mobiography Facebook Group

Finally 18

‘Finally 18’ by @christinemignon – “The picture was taken at a Birthday celebration at a bar. Due to Covid the number of guests was limited, but it looks like the young people still know how to celebrate life!”

Under the Umbrella

‘Under the umbrella‘ by @dviviano – “Capo d’Orlando, located on the Tyrrhenian coast of Sicily in front of the Aeolian islands, is characterized by about 8km of sea and free beach. The beautiful beach, one of a kind and one of the most beautiful in Italy, is interspersed with a series of breakwaters. These are popular with fishermen and swimmers who enjoy the landscape.

I took this photo just before sunset, when the low sun in front highlights some interesting silhouettes.

The jagged upper umbrella and the irregular breakwaters at the bottom frame and contrast with the linearity of the horizon behind the scene. To accentuate this contrast I used black and white and slightly modified the image with Snapseed enhancing the blacks and shadows.”

Back to school

Back to school‘ by @jenburnett – “This shot was taken in at Georgetown University’s campus during winter break, which was empty of students. The symmetry of this set of buildings and metal staircase, and its leading lines, caught my eye, so I asked my friend to stand in place (in the middle of course!). I shot on the iPhone 11 Pro, playing a bit with the wide angle, and I used VSCO to make edits, applying the B4 black and white filter.”

Untitled

‘Untitled’ by @roelwildervanck – “Last summer I was at the art biennale at an abbey. There was a tour of the inhabited part of the abbey which is normally not accessible. For the construction much use had been made of ornate masonry. When I looked up in the stairwell, I saw this special image that resembles the alienating perspective drawings by M.C. Escher. Of course I wanted to capture this image.”

Strong reflections again

‘Strong reflections again’ by @saminnnimas – “It was a cold, sunny day in December, calmly admiring the New York sunset from Pebble Beach in DUMBO, Brooklyn. Amazed by the scenery of Lower Manhattan’s skyline, I had to immortalize the moment on my phone. I captured the scene at dusk, hence the lights were shining bright even with the fading daylight.

Little did I know this was the last scenic photo I would take before the Pandemic. The colours of the sky weren’t vibrant as I took the picture in low light, hence I turned it into Black and White. Pictures in Black and White also happens to be my favourite type of photography as it reduces the noise created by colour. The photo was taken using an iPhone X and I used Lightroom’s presets and functions to overexpose the sky, darken the buildings and increase the clarity creating an urban silhouette.

I’ve seen many photos of the Lower Manhattan skyline with the East River in it but I wanted to create something neat and minimalistic. Hence, I used Photoshop to mirror only the concrete parts of the picture to create a wholly minimalistic take on the New York Skyline. ”

Power of the beard

‘Power of the beard by @tenderfoot_photo – “For many men throughout the centuries, the beard has had symbolic value and has traditionally represented power and strength. To add some mystery, I framed the picture to focus on the beard and not the person’s entire face. My vision was to emphasize the contrast and textures of the beard, as well as some facial features. I wanted zero distraction so I completely darkened the background.

I converted the image to black and white in Snapseed and slightly intensified textures and contrasts for a dynamic look. ”

Our very good friend!

‘Our very good friend!’ by @trudebergh

Sunrise

‘Sunrise’ by @vasharris

Untitled

‘Untitled’ by @plantmyheart_

Between air snd sea

‘Between air snd sea’ by @antclick

Shadow Walker

‘Shadow Walker’ by @susanblanda

It rained all day & night

‘It rained all day & night’ by @loriallofus

Untitled

‘Untitled’ by @persiflagepics

Up Above

‘Up Above’ by @emmafwright

Don’t forget…

The theme of this week’s 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_175 on Instagram.

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

Join the Mobiography Facebook Group

If you haven’t already done so, follow Mobiography on Instagram and hashtag your photos with #mobiography. Don’t forget to sign up to the Mobiography email list to get the latest news and updates direct to your inbox.

Join The Mobiography Facebook Group

The Mobiography Awards is now open for submissions - $3500 worth of prizes available