The theme for the last Mobiography smartphone photo challenge was ‘Connections’. For this challenge the Mobiography community were asked to share their best mobile photos that make a connection between the viewer and subject, or between those featured within the image. Think about sharing photos that tell a story.

Featured photographers this week include: @allophile_, @amykalbasz, @arashrimus, @bob_holman, @brendan.o.se, @oldhamjaz, @poetry_fish, @dmreidmd, @lizanderson48, @camhaynes22, @detailsofberlin, @ipiotrxs, @michelleisinthewater, and @michzsimmons.

Take part in the next Mobiography photo challenge

The weekly smartphone photo challenge showcase on the Mobiography website will be taking a break for a while. However, the weekly photo challenge will continue and will still be sharing the best photos throughout the week on Instagram as well as in the Mobiography Facebook group, just not on the website on a Monday.

The theme of this week’s photo challenge is ‘Beauty’. For this challenge think about sharing your best mobile photos that capture and convey the beauty of something. Think portraits of the people you love, a beautiful scene, a stunning landscape, or animal.

To enter the challenge simply start sharing your best images on the theme of ‘Beauty’ that were taken and edited with a smartphone by using the hashtag #mobiography_challenge_90 on Instagram.

The best ones will be featured on the Mobiography Instagram account as well as in the Facebook group (and possibly the magazine), so get sharing now.

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Midday in the Louvre

Midday in the Louvre‘ by @allophile_ – “Few things allow us to be simultaneously connected to others and disconnected from our immediate surroundings as much as our smartphones. This summer I accompanied a group of students on a trip that included spending the better part of a day in the Louvre. Since I’ve been many times, I found myself observing others’ reactions to the artwork almost more than the artworks themselves. In this particular gallery, featuring Eugene Delacroix’s iconic “Liberty Leading The People,” the children on this bench were clearly not connected to the painting. Young and old, we live increasingly in an era of Distraction (mis)leading us all…

I took the photo with my iPhone X, using Snapseed for a bit of exposure and perspective correction.”

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Untitled‘ by @amykalbasz – “I have always loved portrait photography and I was looking to challenge myself with my iPhone 7 plus to see if it could capture just as beautiful images as my working camera. With just the right light I was really impressed with how well I was able to capture this image. I used only apps for this image: I shot the image with the Halide camera app, and I edited it in Snapseed. I thought it turned out really great! I want to grow in my skills with my phone and I have challenged myself to do just that this year. ”

The Story of The Fish Food & The Little Girl

The Story of The Fish Food & The Little Girl‘ by @arashrimus – “I overheard the conversation of this little girl with her grandma, begging for permission to give away her lunch to the tiny fish that were swiftly swimming down the coastline of the lake. Consequently, I was reminded how a child’s mindset and perspective regarding the concept of life is more accurate than mine. It’s just amazing to see how children feel more protective and caring towards animals and nature more than most of adults; that connection is simply delicate yet real.”

Hide the building block

Hide the building block‘ by @bob_holman – “I was grandad sitting and playing a hide and seek game, which appeared to be incredibly enjoyable for my grandson. We spent over an hour repeating the same game, which is a huge amount of time at this age – 18 months.

The deal was that I had to hide the item in the same room as we were in. He could look ‘roughly’ were I placed it. He then ‘counted’ to any number he thought of, with his hands covering his ears – yes, I know! Then dashed off to find the object.

This photograph is the last of three photographs I chose, from a burst mode shot (which took about 80 photographs) on my iPhone XS. The first photograph shows him getting excited, because he thinks he’s found it. The second photograph shows him increasing in excitement as he tries to get it. And the third photograph (this one) captures his excitement at finding it and showing it to me.

It was a lovely time of pure youthful joy.

I edited the photograph in Snapseed – a little contrast (using curves), plus lightening of the face (using Selective and increasing the brightness) and then changing to black and white with the contrast pre-set.”

Today I will be mainly hiding from myself

Today I will be mainly hiding from myself‘ by @brendan.o.se

Buddies

Buddies‘ by @oldhamjaz – ” This picture of my son and my friend Annette, was taken up on Ilkley moor rocks.

We were on a group photography walk with friends from the area and two Instagram friends from Scotland – showing off our Yorkshire moor!!

This was towards the end of the walk. kish has known Annette all his life and I love the easy way they are together here just looking out and connecting to the beauty around them, around us all at that moment in time.”

Father

Father‘ by @poetry_fish – “I am very interested in taking shots of hands and feet. Black and white heightens the expression and intensity of the image. Shots of hands are portraits of relationship, character, and power. So much can be expressed, interpreted or misinterpreted through looking at hands. Joining hands, shaking hands, holding hands all involve a form of connection, the connecting of oneself to another, closely however briefly. In this shot I wanted to explore the father and son relationship – the positive bond, the linking of hands – the need and trust of the small child and the strength of the larger parental hand. I took the shot with an iPhone 8 plus, framed the hands against black to highlight the skin and shadows. I edited the shot quite simply using my iPhone to subtly adjust the light and bring out the best of the tone. ”

Watching, Waiting

Watching, Waiting‘ by @dmreidmd – “This picture was taken just after Christmas four years ago. It’s of Thomas, my grandson, then two, and Willie (dog) then seven. It had snowed and Thomas is probably fascinated by that, while Willie, I’m sure, is looking, as always, for his Mommy ( my wife!). Thomas likes visiting us and loves playing with Willie.”

If you’re lost and you look you will find me time after time

If you’re lost and you look you will find me time after time‘ by @lizanderson48 – “I took this photo of my nine-year-old granddaughter last Halloween. She was dressed as Mal, a Disney character who is the daughter of Malificent, the evil queen from Snow White. Mal is feisty and brave and is a natural born leader. My granddaughter seemed to embody the strong traits of Mal whenever she wore the costume. In this photo she turned toward me and looked right into my camera with her piercing green eyes. The Cyndi Lauper song is a reminder to her that even with all her bravado that I am here to catch her if she needs me.

Shot on iPhone 7+ and edited using Snapseed.”

50 weeks separate them

50 weeks separate them‘ by @camhaynes22 – “I am particularly grateful for being featured today because the Mobiography CONNECTIONS Showcase is posted on Monday October 14, 2019 which is Thanksgiving Day in Canada and this portrait is of my two daughters. They might be embarrassed that I’m saying this but they are what I am most thankful for! And yes, only 50 weeks separate them. For 2 weeks of the year they are the same age.

I don’t remember why I asked them to pose for this photograph exactly but I do remember we laughed a lot that day. It is a photographic memory of their laughter, of the little girls they once were and of the young women they are becoming.

Photographed and edited on Samsung Galaxy S7 (no flash, no tripod). Edited, in part, with SnapSeed and EyeEm apps. I have no recollection of any specific edits I might have made except I definitely transformed the original colour photo to a black and white.”

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Untitled‘ by @detailsofberlin

Smartphone addiction

Smartphone addiction‘ by @ipiotrxs

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Untitled‘ by @michelleisinthewater

The Secret Keeper

The Secret Keeper‘ by @michzsimmons

Don’t forget…

The theme of this week’s photo challenge is ‘Beauty’. For this challenge think about sharing your best mobile photos that capture and convey the beauty of something. Think portraits of the people you love, a beautiful scene, a stunning landscape, or animal.

To enter the challenge simply start sharing your best images on the theme of ‘Beauty’ that were taken and edited with a smartphone by using the hashtag #mobiography_challenge_90 on Instagram.

The best ones will be featured on the Mobiography Instagram account as well as in the Facebook group (and possibly the magazine), so get sharing now.

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