The therme for last week’s Mobiography photo challenge was ‘Street Photography’. From the hundreds of entries I finally managed to curate a small selection of images that capture candid moments in time. From @dimpy.bhalotia’s fantastically composed image of children divtoing into a river to @lauriekeiko and @mobility_shooter’s portraits, all photos featured illustrate how different photographers have approached the subject of street photography.

Featured photographers this week include: @35mmofpia, @agkolatt, @blu_eyes_c, @daveheather_2000, @dimpy.bhalotia, @eerstebabatjie, @instagrarme, @jawdoc2, @lauriekeiko, @mobility_shooter, @msa.idigital, @odichaos, @pennijam, @raveninrye, and @pastortwallace.

Take part in the next Mobiography photo challenge

This week, the theme for the photo challenge is ‘Simplicity’. For this challenge think about sharing your best smartphone photos that sum up the idea of simplicity. Think about images that are uncluttered, that use negative space, simple compositions, colours, architectural shapes or portraits.

To enter the challenge simply start sharing your best images on the theme of ‘Simplicity’ that were taken and edited with a smartphone by using the hashtag #mobiography_53 on Instagram.

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

People you see on Israeli Buses

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People you see on Israeli Buses‘ by @35mmofpia – “I took this photo as part of a series I made last year after I spent a lot of time commuting and realized how diverse the people I encountered were. From soldiers and police officers to students, kids, families, religious people, I would sit on the bus with one of them. I called the series “people you meet on Israeli busses”. The photo was taken with a Google Nexus 5 and edited with Snapseed. ”

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Untitled‘ by @daveheather_2000 – “This quite literally happened in front of me. I was on the circle line in London on a Saturday morning and this guy got on, sat opposite and assumed the position! I was taken by the reactions of the two women sat either side of him and it was too good to miss. Shot on iPhone 7 and edited in Snapseed (converted to black and white with a tweak to contrast and sharpening

Flying Like A Jet Plane

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Flying Like A Jet Plane‘ by @dimpy.bhalotia – “I happened to be strolling on a beach and saw this young boy practising somersault and high jumps on a sack of mud. I couldn’t resist myself but to take a few shots of him. This was shot on iPhone X. ”

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Untitled‘ by @eerstebabatjie – “Litefeet is a type of hip-hop freestyle street dance that developed in Harlem maybe 15 years ago. Like breakdancing, but more about jumps and fancy footwork than getting down on the floor.

You don’t see many women litefeet performers, especially on the NYC subway, where dancers risk arrest. And so many commuters shut out their surroundings with headphones that performers have trouble attracting an attentive audience. I was lucky to have a front-row seat on my way home one night.

Shot with iPhone 6s-plus, edited in Snapseed.”

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Untitled‘ by @instagrarme – “This NYC poster was so eye catching  that I knew it would make a great street shot. I stood waiting for the right person to pass right in front of it. This city can just eat your up sometimes. Shot with Hipstamatic, NYC.

The Old Man On The Corner

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The Old Man On The Corner‘ by @lauriekeiko – “In October, I participated in a week-long mobile photography workshop in Havana, Cuba. The workshop was primarily focused on street photography, which is a bit out of my comfort zone as I live in a small town where such opportunities are few and far between. On the third day of the trip, we happened upon this elderly gentleman sitting on the corner a few blocks away from our hotel. I loved how much character he exuded, from the way he was dressed to his long white beard and the lines on his face. This is one of my favorite shots I took of the whole trip.

This photo was taken with the native camera on an iPhone X, then edited in Hipstamatic using the Jane lens, Inas 1935 film, standard flash, and slight tweak to definition to bring out some detail. ”

Message Received

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Message Received‘ by @mobility_shooter – “I took this picture of a fellow commuter on my way out of London one evening in November. I like to think he speaks for all the people who have been photographed candidly. He came and sat down opposite me, I rarely like my snaps when I’ve been laying in wait.

Mostly all of my pictures are taken and edited between home and work and only ever with my iPhone SE. I only really like taking pictures of everyday people (strangers) but I struggle with the term ‘street photography’. I use Snapseed to straighten, sharpen, deblemish and (over)filter my snaps but it’s not a miracle-worker.

I love taking photos with my phone and I love all the editing and filter fiddling. From time to time I get bored of my pictures, or wish I was a better technician, then something like this happens and it all feels good again.”

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Untitled‘ by @msa.idigital – “In my town, people don’t like to take pictures, in particular of pedestrians around the main square! So I decided to use my phone with the camera app open and just walk normally as someon going somewhere. When I saw someone interesting, I would walk close to them and shoot! That is the story behind many of my pictures. For the photo, I use mainly used Snapseed moving a little bit the curves to give the color tone.”

Santa Claus?

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Santa Claus?‘ by @odichaos – “This shot was take in the Subway of Budapest on the start of December. I don’t know who he is.. he was just in a very interesting moment and I felt that I had to take a photo from him.  He was sat with the stick alone, nobody around him,  you can feel he is ALONE. Maybe he has nobody, no family, just his stick. I love to find these emotional moments in the City.

The photo was taken with iPhone 8 plus and after I used the Aviary app for the afterworking like saturation, contrast, brightness and a bit vignette. I don’t use so much filters.”

Sharing Secrets At Sunset

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Sharing Secrets At Sunset‘ by @pennijam – “I am currently travelling in Cuba and this photo was taken in Havana’s Malecon (seafront walk).  Many locals go to the Malecon at sunset especially at the weekend. I was so happy to spot these two delightful kids! The photo was taken on an iPhoneX and edited in Snapseed and Hipstamatic. ”

Framed

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Framed‘ by @jawdoc2 – “The light was just perfect against the colourful backdrop. I waited for a passerby to be silhouetted within the white ‘frame”. The reflection off the motor vehicle completed the composition. Shot on iPhone 7 plus and edited using the iPhone software.”

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This Town Can Eat Your Alive

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This Town Can Eat Your Alive‘ by @raveninrye

The Early Morning Conference Call

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The Early Morning Conference Call‘ by @pastortwallace – “Everyone has to wait, even photographers. So while waiting we should make good use of our time. That’s how this shot happened. I couldn’t help but grab this shot because I can relate so well to this fellow’s early morning snooze. It seems, like him, that when I slow down and get quiet, I tent to drift into a nap. In fact the only thing keeping me awake that morning was watching this fellow, while I waited.

This was shot with my Samsung Galaxy S9+ and edited with Lightroom Mobile, Snapseed, and VSCO.”

Don’t forget…

This week, the theme for the photo challenge is ‘Simplicity’. For this challenge think about sharing your best smartphone photos that sum up the idea of simplicity. Think about images that are uncluttered, that use negative space, simple compositions, colours, architectural shapes or portraits.

To enter the challenge simply start sharing your best images on the theme of ‘Simplicity’ that were taken and edited with a smartphone by using the hashtag #mobiography_53 on Instagram.

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

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