Happy new year!! Here, with the first Mobiography Photography Challenge Showcase of 2019 we have a cool selection of images that were taken and edited with a smartphone. The theme of this last challenge was ‘Out with the old, in with the new’. This was a pretty open ended brief and participants were asked to share their best photos that that summed up the idea of old and new. Something that is quite topical as we move forward nto a new year.

Featured photographers this week include: @catchthemoment_nl, @cyndysawby, @eerstebabatjie, @eikihosomi, @nnkrenz, Tommy Wallace, @streets_and_life, Joel Worthington, @vdarcal, and @vollygda.

Take part in the next Mobiography photo challenge

This week, the theme for the photo challenge is ‘Black and White’. For this challenge think about sharing your best examples of smartphone photos that sum up the idea of black and white or contrasts between light and shadow (so not necessarily black and white photos).

To enter the challenge simply start sharing your best images on the theme of ‘Black and White’ that were taken and edited with a smartphone by using the hashtag #mobiography_challenge_56 on Instagram.

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

To Call: Remove receiver, Listen for humming sound, Pull dial around to stop, And let go…

To Call: Remove receiver, Listen for humming sound, Pull dial around to stop, And let go…‘ by @cyndysawby – “As I stepped into this restaurant, I was greeted by an assortment of antiques neatly lining three walls of the reception area. However, it was this vintage phone hanging behind the receptionist that piqued my curiosity. I remember watching old movie characters using these vintage phones and used to wonder how it functioned. I got to have a closer look at it and got a snapshot, curtesy of the receptionist’s kindness. It’s just amazing how those phones have morphed into the present day smartphones! Shot with the native camera on my iPhone 6+, cropped and slight enhancement in Snapseed.”

A lively bunch on the 3train this morning

A lively bunch on the 3train this morning‘ by @eerstebabatjie – “We’re all bozos on this train… The old school passenger hangs on tightly to her handbag and keeps a vigilant eye on her surroundings. The new way to ride is to lose oneself in the excitement of a game inside the phone, oblivious to everything else. Shot on Galaxy S-4, edited on Instagram.”

Big entrance

Big entrance‘ by @eikihosomi – “The photo was taken in Korea. I took the picture because I was surprised at finding this historical building in such a big city. It was taken with an iPhone X with the Moment wide lens and edited in Lightroom and VSCO app.”

When gratitude becomes your default setting, life changes!

When gratitude becomes your default setting, life changes!‘ by @nnkrenz – “Came across this gentleman in Havana Cuba sitting beside his old car trying to get it running again! He was working at it so hard really hope he got it running! It was taken on an iPhone 8+.”

Drama in the rear view mirror

Drama in the rear view mirror‘ by Tommy Wallace – “I took this photo of an old Ford pickup at a scrap yard less than a mile from my home with my Samsung Note 8. Editing was done with Snapseed. I added my photo of an edited sky with PS Touch.”

Gotta love a vintage look

Gotta love a vintage look‘ by @streets_and_life – “I took this photo during one of my metro ride home one day.  I thought the lady was elegant and I loved her vintage look so I took a photo of her.  Shot with an iPhone X, cropped and edited using Instagram editing tools, Crema filter.”

“Destiny is a feeling you have that you know something about yourself nobody else does. The picture you have in your own mind of what you’re about will come true.” – Bob Dylan

“Destiny is a feeling you have that you know something about yourself nobody else does. The picture you have in your own mind of what you’re about will come true.” – Bob Dylan‘ by Joel Worthington

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Untitled‘ by @vdarcal – “This is my small camera collection. When I see old stuff, I feel the life, the people and their stories after them.

The Voigtlander Vito C was used by my father in the early sixties to immortalize my brothers and my childhood. Lately it was my first camera. The most important to me is my Minolta XGM, that I bought in 1980 (with my first salary in my first job), a really wonderful camera and an amazing 50mm 1.4 lens, it has been working for 22 years, until I changed to digital in 2002. The rest of the analog cameras came from different people and have its own story too, as the Zenith, bought in the seventies by a distant relative to a russian sailor, the Kodak Brownie Fiesta, etc.

It is amazing the evolution to digital: my first camera was a 3 Megapixel Nikon Coolpix 995, used for 4 years was also a wonderful device with a superb lens, it still work and still take good pictures. Seeing it now I feel like digital is also a very old thing, but it ia not more than 20 years old. It was hard work understanding digital in its first steps (nobody knew it, even photography retailing and developing shops), as it could be 150 years ago understanding analog chemicals and cameras.”

Out with the old, in with the new

Out with the old, in with the new‘ by @catchthemoment_nl – “For years we were planning to renovate the bathroom and now during the holidays it’s finally gonne happen. And how!!… they punched a hole through the wall. “Oh my god” I thought now what… Of course I saw a photo moment in it. It gave a really funny looking through shot. A day later I read about the mobiography challenge on the IG. Out with the old, in with the new…literally.

I shot it in the evening on my Samsung S9 plus phone and edited it in Snapseed. My favourite app. I added a black and white filter and a grunge filter which I corrected slightly afterwards with the stack function. Then I darkened it a tiny bit with the brush tool.”

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Untitled‘ by @vollygda

Don’t forget…

This week, the theme for the photo challenge is ‘Black and White’. For this challenge think about sharing your best examples of smartphone photos that sum up the idea of black and white or contrasts between light and shadow (so not necessarily black and white photos).

To enter the challenge simply start sharing your best images on the theme of ‘Black and White’ that were taken and edited with a smartphone by using the hashtag #mobiography_challenge_56 on Instagram.

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

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