The theme for the last Mobiography smartphone photo challenge was ‘People’. For this challenge the Mobiography community were asked to share their best mobile photos of people portraits, either posed or candid street portraits, people just going about their day or doing strange things. Here is a small selection of photos that were tagged for this challenge.

Featured photographers this week include: @alice1280, @chasread, @giggly_kitkat, @iphoto_paul, @iphotokunst, @italianbrother, @lizanderson48, @mery_pictures, @michzsimmons, @staceykaye_, @sweet_coconutt and @thedgk.

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The theme of this week’s photo challenge is ‘Rainy Days’. For this challenge think about sharing your best mobile photos of reflections in puddles, raindrops on windows or umbrella filled streets.

To enter the challenge simply start sharing your best images on the theme of ‘Rainy Days’ that were taken and edited with a smartphone by using the hashtag #mobiography_challenge_86 on Instagram.

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

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Umbrella day

Umbrella day‘ by @alice1280 – “I like to sit in the car when it is raining and wait to see who walks by.The effect of raindrops on the window is what I am after. I edited in Snapseed. Cropped and straightened it and then used the tuning tool until it looked good to me. I wanted to emphasis the drops of rain.”

Stairdown

Stairdown‘ by @chasread – “I took this image as we were wrapping up a social media preview tour of the new Pavilions at the Glenstone Museum, outside of D.C. I’d had a chance to get to know @moyo3k and as he ascended this magnificent staircase on our way out, we asked him to turn towards us for a shot or two. This stunning, private museum is unusual in many ways – one is that the spaces are almost entirely lit by natural light, so it can be a challenge to get light on faces in certain spaces, as here, with light flooding in from above, beyond, and behind. But this guy’s attitude and stance were perfect for this shot, here in this spot – and I didn’t try to adjust exposure because it all somehow seemed just right. ”

Embrace the chaos

Embrace the chaos‘ by @giggly_kitkat – “I’m a mom of 4 boys including 1 year old twins. So I am pretty busy. On the day I took this photo I really liked the way my hair turned out, so I decided it deserved a picture. I think sometimes a picture is just a moment.

I take photos with a Pixel3A. It was set on Portrait mode and a timer. After I put a Vista filter and played with contrast, darkness, shadows etc. until I liked the results.”

Mirror Mirror – Portrait of a Waitress

Mirror Mirror – Portrait of a Waitress‘ by @iphoto_paul – “For this photo I asked a waitress to sit behind the glass etching at a local diner. The apps used for the image were Snapseed, Filterstorm, Percolator and RipPix.

This was produced on metal 17”x21”, limited editions of five for several exhibitions. It’s my personal favorite image of mine.”

You don’t become a dandy, you’re born a dandy!

You don’t become a dandy, you’re born a dandy!‘ by @italianbrother – “This photo was taken at a fashion convention in Florence which is held every year. These two dandy’s were at the heart of a catwalk and after the show, were having their 5 minutes when I wanted to get to know them a bit more and this photo came as a result.

Taken with iPhone XS Max, using portrait mode, and edited simply with Snapseed. I used a bit of crop, structure, contrast and saturation, hint of vintage and sprinkle grunge in the background.”

At the beach contemplating life

At the beach contemplating life‘ by @lizanderson48 – “This photo was taken at Dillon Beach on the coast of Northern California. It is our favorite beach to take our grandkids and our dogs. On this particular day there was a moment when our older grandson led his sister out into the surf and they both stood still and just took in the beauty and power of the Pacific Ocean. The image was taken with an iPhone 6 and edited in Snapseed and Mextures. ”

Waiting

Waiting‘ by @michzsimmons – “This was shot on an iPhone 7. It was the first photo shoot I did after taking an online class which was my only introduction to photography. This is my niece, who was 16 years old, and the photo was taken in early 2018. I shot it in her ballet studio and used Snapseed to edit. She’s a lovely model and has since been accepted into the Atlanta School of Ballet. ”

Looking at the blue sky

Looking at the blue sky‘ by @sweet_coconutt – “This photo was taken on the ferry. My little boy did not want to sit and kept looking out of the window. The weather was very nice, so we could see the blue sky on our journey.

I took this picture with iPhone 6 and edited in Adobe Lightroom. I applied some light adjustments (auto setting the adjust the vibrant slider and apply vignette). ”

Alayna

Alayna‘ by @thedgk – “I took this at INBOUND 2019, a sales and marketing conference in Boston, Massachusetts that attracts over 25,000 people from around the world. Aside from all the learning we did, there were plenty of entertainment opportunities, including a booth full of boas at Club INBOUND. Needless to say, it provided a colorful and unique setting for a very Instagrammable moment. I snapped this with my iPhone XS Max in portrait mode and edited in VSCO.”

Wise woman

Wise woman‘ by @iphotokunst – “This portrait is of a beggar in North India. This was a very special and mystical moment with this faszinated woman. Shot on iPhone 7+”

Freeze frame

Freeze frame‘ by @mery_pictures – “My husband was swimming in his old red Speedo and the contrasting colors caught my eye, how it stood out under the blue pool water. I added more contrast to make it bolder. I used my Galaxy S8.”

Let’s go on a road trip they said

Let’s go on a road trip they said‘ by @staceykaye_

Don’t forget…

The theme of this week’s photo challenge is ‘Rainy Days’. For this challenge think about sharing your best mobile photos of reflections in puddles, raindrops on windows or umbrella filled streets.

To enter the challenge simply start sharing your best images on the theme of ‘Rainy Days’ that were taken and edited with a smartphone by using the hashtag #mobiography_challenge_86 on Instagram.

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

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