The theme of this weeks Mobiography Showcase Challenge was ‘Red’. Red is a bold colour that symbolises many different emotions and meanings from passion to danger. This weeks showcase of images illustrate how different photographers have used their smartphone cameras to capture the colour red and make it shine aganist its surrounding colour.

Featured photographers include: Elaine Taylor, Venkatesulu, Joseph Cyr, Aracely, Dina Alfasi, eikihosomi, iPhotokunst, Jill Lian, Laurence Bouchard, Mariko Klug, Susan Blanda and Nico De Luca.

Take part in next week’s showcase challenge

This week I fly to Galway, Ireland for MojoFest, a conference dedicated to mobile content creation. The Tuesday will be dedicated to smartphone photography and I will be teaming up with photographer, Paul Moore, to present a workshop about ‘Storytelling through smartphone photography‘. So, the next Mobiography Showcase Challenge will follow this theme and will be ‘Making a Connection’. For this challenge this about sharing your best photos which make a connection between the viewer and subject or between those featured within the image. Think about sharing photos that tell a story.

To enter the challenge simple start sharing your best images on the theme of ‘Making a Connection’ that were taken and edited with a smartphone by using the #mobiography_challenge_29 on Instagram.

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

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Poppies at the Commemorative Garden on Nunroyd Park

Poppies at the Commemorative Garden on Nunroyd Park‘ by Elaine Taylor – “I noticed these poppies around the newly installed Commemorative Garden on my drive to the supermarket one day. The sky was looking pretty good but it clearly wasn’t going to last long, so I parked up immediately and headed to them to take a few shots. The garden was on a busy road and there were lots of distractions like parked cars, houses and moving people in the background so, to ensure I could get mainly the flowers and sky in the frame, I got down on the ground and shot upwards from a low level.

As with all images in my 365 Project account, I shot this through the Hipstamatic app on my iPhone (7plus). I settled on a Beard/Tilda combo after playing around with the Hipstamatic edit functions for a while.

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Untitled‘ by Venkatesulu

Red Brick on West Broad

Red Brick on West Broad‘ by Joseph Cyr – “I took this photo in the Harrisburg neighborhood on a visit to Augusta, Georgia a few years ago. This little brick building, pleasingly proportioned and still dignified despite some urban decay, caught my eye. I had gone for a run on the leafy trail along the historic Augusta Canal, ending up in this area, which still has buildings dating back to the late 1700’s.

The cloudy morning skies with diffuse light lent the right mood for a place with a not-always-bright history. I used the BigLens app to blur out the background for a depth-of-field effect, ColorSplash to isolate the red, and Snapseed for the rest; I was going for a historic-photo feel with a touch of Southern Gothic. “

Synchronicity!!!

Synchronicity!!!‘ by Aracely – “This photo is a self portrait… trying to hide, as always. and to be honest, I’m running out of ideas to keep hiding my face.”

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Untitled‘ by Dina Alfasi

Thousands gate way

Thousands gate way‘ by eikihosomi – “I took this photograph with the iPhone X and a moment wide lens. Because it was simple, I made a base first in a lightroom app and finished this image in vsco app. I wanted to convery just as it is.

This was inspired by Japanese culture and I wanted to convey this is a photo. So I chose a kimono and the shrine, but, I had trouble with the composition that a building and a model shined in. A building and a model were able to fuse well. Because it was a sightseeing spot which is the most famous in Japan, this was the time when there wasn’t a single person about because it was early in the morning.

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Untitled‘ by iPhotokunst – “On my travels my passion is to photograph people especially fancy faces. To catch up on the street with strangers is sometimes a big challenge. You don’t know the language, you have to deal with light circumstances and you don’t have much time to get the right shot. This portrait I took an a crossroad in India with my iPhone 7plus”

Sunburst

Sunburst‘ by Jill Lian – “This bright red Gerbera Daisy was part of a Mother’s Day bouquet from my beautiful daughter Alexis. I used my iPhone with an olloclip macro attachment. I cropped it square in Snapseed. “

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Untitled‘ by Laurence Bouchard – “This was shot in Tokyo at a permanent art installation in a business area. Unfortunately, photography is not allowed so the iPhone is the perfect camera to use.  I then edited in Snapseed to focus on the red poles.”

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Untitled‘ by Mariko Klug

Red and red

Red and red‘ by Susan Blanda

A Solitary Woman

A Solitary Woman‘ by Nico De Luca – “I took this picture during a Magnum Photos exhibition dedicated to the chronicles, the history and the traditions of Italy over the last seventy years. As it often happens to me when I loose myself in a museum – apart from looking at the artworks – my curious eye likes to peer at people admiring art themselves. As soon as I entered that red room, my sight couldn’t help but fall upon that solitary woman in red coat, almost blending into the background red wall, as if her mind became one with time and space of the photographs she was gazing at. The silent scene was made more powerful by the clear contrast between the dominant color and the black and white tones of the floor and the pictures exposed on the wall. Taken on an iPhone 5s for my @shephard_815 Instagram gallery. Edited in Instagram to enhance the contrast and saturation.”

Don’t forget…

For next Mobiography Showcase Challenge the theme will be ‘Making a Connection’. For this challenge this about sharing your best photos which make a connection between the viewer and subject or between those featured within the image. Think about sharing photos that tell a story.

To enter the challenge simple start sharing your best images on the theme of ‘Making a Connection’ that were taken and edited with a smartphone by using the #mobiography_challenge_29 on Instagram.

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

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Mobiography has just setup a Facebook Group as a place where the Mobiography community can chat and interact, share your photos, ideas, tips and news. Head over to Facebook and join the group, introduce yourself, share some of your images, and leave some comments on other people’s photos.

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