The theme of last Mobiography Showcase Challenge was ‘Home is where the heart is’. This theme is quite open ended and can mean a lot of different things to different people. Some of the featured photographers in this week’s showcase have chosen to capture portraits of loved ones, others have captured tender passing moments whilst others have chosen to captue a place that is special to them.

Featured photographers include: Aung Ko Latt, Agnes Noyer, Ann Hecht, Brandon Ellison, Charles Read, Eoin O Neill, Cheryl Philly, Joe LeGrand, Nico De Luca, and Scott Williams.

Take part in next week’s showcase challenge

For next week’s Mobiography Showcase Challenge the theme will be ‘Green’. For this challenge think green fields, flowers, trees or anything featuring the colour green. So start sharing your best green inspired images.

To enter the challenge simple start sharing your best images on the theme of ‘Blue’ that were taken and edited with a smartphone by using the #mobiography_challenge_28 on Instagram.

The best ones will be featured in next weeks showcase, so get sharing now.

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Untitled‘ by Aung Ko Latt

Sweet moments to hold dear

Sweet moments to hold dear‘ by Agnes Noyer – “My husband and I are passionate gourmets, we love cooking together and include our daughter as much as possible in helping us!

In this picture, I cut out for the square picture this pasta testing moment. The light was great since the windows were just above my husband, I love to create contrasts by being right on the opposite side of the light source. I love turning family moments into black and white pictures, just by using the standard camera app of my smartphone, S8. I turned the saturation down, this time, nothing else was needed.

For the moment, my need is for monotones, for grey, for macro, for fog, for black and white, for water and moments with family. I feel limited with my phone for subjects that are like 20m away or more, you loose so much details, and I have a harder time to convince me to shoot people I don’t know, beacause I should ask them first. But a real passion for photography is born. I also started to better use the pro mode of my camera thanks to @pfeffergruen who coached me for the use of light. And for other pictures I started passing hours on photoshop. I look forward to see where it will leads me! And I’m greatful for all that I could share with others on Instagram. Amazing people, amazing pictures, a touching sharing with others! I even got orders for printouts of my pictures, the biggest honor ever!”

Maybe this is the yellow brick road

Maybe this is the yellow brick road‘ by Ann Hecht – “My morning walk. Aiming into the sun. Probably not a good idea! I used the iPhone camera and dialed down the exposure. I ended up with this image and the green dot. I can’t do the green dot. So I went to touchretouch app and removed the green dot. The aiming into the light, green dot problem. Some people leave it, some don’t.”

My beautiful wifey

My beautiful wifey‘ by Brandon Ellison – “The subject in this photo is my wife. We have been together since November 2008, and have been married since December 2011. She is my world, my absolute everything! I was inspired to take this photo because we went out on a date in downtown Asheville. She was glowing with beauty and it took me back to when I first set eyes on her. Shortly there after I fell in love with her and knew I wanted to marry her. She has held my heart with such tender love and care over the last decade, and I couldn’t have asked for anyone better! I took the phone with my iPhone 7 Plus, edited it on Snapseed to remove a few imperfections, adjust lighting, and cropped. “

Sister‘s breakfast

Sister‘s breakfast‘ by Charles Read – “This shot was made in my parent’s home, where all the children and grandchildren were gathered together for a summertime visit. The house is small and ‘alone time’ is at a premium when we’re all together, but my sister found a quiet corner for her breakfast early one morning as the sun streamed in from the east, across the Atlantic. Another perfect day.

Shot on iPhone 6s using @blackieapp with no additional editing except for final cropping in Snapseed.”

Home is where the heart is

Home is where the heart is‘ by Eoin O Neill – “I recently purchased an iPhone X and I was really keen to try out the Portrait mode for its bokeh effect. I took this photo of my daughter and usually I would head to Snapseed to achieve the look I want but in this instance I was happy with the image right out of the phone.”

And I come seeking for you…

And I come seeking for you…‘ by Nico De Luca – “This picture reflects my love for Mother Nature. For Poetry and feelings hiding behind a “simple” shot. For the golden hour experience, the light and dark dualism and – last but not the least – the hills round my hometown in the background.Always a perfect combination of powerful elements it feels like home to me, and represents the common thread of my works in my IG account @shephard_815.

Taken on an iPhone 5s. Edited in Snapseed to enhance the tones and sharpen the details, and in Lens Distortion App to improve the sunrays.”

The Family Forest

The Family Forest‘ by Scott Williams – “Getting out in nature especially forests gives me an overwhelming feeling that I’ve returned to where I should be, like I’m back home.

I took this whilst out on a walk round our local woods with my two young sons. A place full of natural adventure and a sense of belonging. Whilst building a giant den out of old branches I couldn’t resist to take a shot of the light coming through the trees. For me, this photo captures the feeling of warmth and protection that a forest always offers no matter the weather, the trees feeling like they are the silent protectors of who ever passes through.

Somewhere that I always feel right at home.

The photo was shot on an iPhone X using camera+ app set to RAW mode. Edited in snapseed. Adjustments to detail, brightness and warmth. Brush work to increase temperature on horizon, selective detail for the tree trunks using the layers function and increase darkness of shadows. Then a slight glamour glow filter added. ”

Happy Humpin’ Valentine’s Day from the City of Brotherly and Sisterly Affection

Happy Humpin’ Valentine’s Day from the City of Brotherly and Sisterly Affection‘ by Cheryl Philly

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Untitled‘ by Joe LeGrand

Don’t forget…

For next week’s Mobiography Showcase Challenge the theme will be ‘Blue’. For this challenge think blue skies, inviting blue sea or blue flowers or anything featuring the colour blue. So start sharing your best blue inspired images.

To enter the challenge simple start sharing your best images on the theme of ‘Blue’ that were taken and edited with a smartphone by using the #mobiography_challenge_27 on Instagram.

The best ones will be featured in next weeks showcase, so get sharing now.

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