Nov 30, 2015

Instagram DrySåk Giveaway and Discount Code Extended

Missed out the first time? Såk Gear has offered another giveaway, this time on Instagram. Enter the giveaway here.

Also, the 10% discount for Art of Mob readers has been extended until December 6, 2015. Enter the code ARTOFMOB at checkout - you can purchase your DrySåk here.

Nov 28, 2015

Featured iPhone Photographer @cokejube

The language barrier with Corinna, @Cokejube on Instagram, did not prevent me from wanting to feature her gorgeously textured imagery. I kept the questions short to make it as easy as possible for us to communicate. The photographs speak a univeral language.

What is your name and where do you live?

My name is Corinna and I live with my son and our dog in a small town in northern Germany. I was born in 1968. My family was living in a village near the border with "West Germany", BRD. So I've been a typical East German girl. Today, everything is almost forgotten.


Nov 25, 2015

Ultimate Filterloop Challenge for Photographers and iPhoneographers

The creators of the Filterloop app would like to announce their Ultimate Challenge for Photographers and iPhoneographers. Here are the details:

  • Beginning December 2, 2015, post a photo on Instagram which best reflects your style and tag it #filterloopchallenge on Instagram. Any apps and editing tools can be used (Filterloop does not have to be used). Each entrant can add up to 3 photos. The deadline is 1:00 a.m. PST, December 17, 2015.

  • Filterloop chooses a winner

  • The winner creates a pack of filters using tools like Lightroom or Photoshop

  • Filterloop adds the pack to the Filterloop app along with the winner’s name and a link to his/her portfolio

  • Several runners-up get a chance to create three, two, or one filter for a special pack dedicated to the challenge

  • You get featured in a popular photo app and your filters are used by thousands of iPhoneographers

Filterloop is available FREE on The App Store

Nov 24, 2015

Giveaway - Red Dot Camera Full Version and Announcing Free Version Release

In September, I ran a giveaway for the newly released Red Dot Camera app, inspired by the Leica M. The makers of Red Dot Camera have just released a FREE version that you can download today to try before you buy the paid version.  If you missed out on that September giveaway I also have five more promo codes for the full paid version to give away. 

Download the FREE version here.

Sign up for the giveaway for the full version by leaving a comment on this post. Winners will be chosen by random draw on November 29, 2015 12 noon PST.

Press Release:

Looking for a free iPhone camera app with the look and feel of a professional manual camera? Red Dot Camera is the first camera app to bring rangefinder-style manual focus and exposure features to iOS, taking creative mobile photography to the next level.

Inspired by the retro craftsmanship of the classic Leica M camera series, Red Dot Camera brings your images to life with unrivaled quality and without the interference of gimmicky filters.

Featuring four basic settings - ISO, Speed, Exposure Compensation, and Focus - Red Dot excels in delivering a retro photography experience coupled with exceptional image capture quality.

Nov 23, 2015

GIVEAWAY!!! DrySåk | The Perfect Waterproof Bag for Your Gear!

Recently my oldest son Nick introduced me to a new venture that he's been working on for quite some time - DrySåk, a rugged waterproof dry bag for storing your gear during water sports and other outdoor activities.

He offered to sponsor a GIVEAWAY (one 10 L size in your color choice) for one lucky Art of Mob reader. I'm sure this will come in handy when toting around your iPhone and other gear. If you're not the lucky winner, you can still get a 10% discount - keep reading to find out how!

What is DrySåk? 

NN:  DrySåk is a line of roll down style, premium waterproof dry bags created to protect gear and belongings from the elements.

Why did you create the line?

NN:  For many years I have used roll-down style dry bags. My work in Utila, Honduras finds part of my daily commute on a boat, and these type of bags are particularly helpful keeping my stuff dry. Despite loving the concept of these bags, I found myself constantly wishing that they had an outside splash-proof pocket so that I could have quick access to a few essential items (keys, wallet, ID etc.) without having to open up the bag and rummage through all of my things. Your readers that have used these style bags will understand what I mean. One day after complaining about this to myself I decided to to take action and produce my ideal dry bag...

Nov 22, 2015

Kickstarter Campaign - The Magic of LifePrint with Augmented Reality

One of the cool things about blogging at Art of Mob is that I get contacted by the creators of iPhone related gadgets and accessories. When I was approached about LifePrint and introduced to their Kickstarter page I actually said, "WOW!" Not many products provoke that response. I figured if it provided the Wow factor for me, it would be of interest to Art of Mob readers as well. Robert Macauley was kind enough to take some time out from his campaign to answer a few of my questions.

Augmented Reality with LifePrint

What is your affiliation with LifePrint? 

RM:  I’m the founder of the company and the head of product development.

Nov 16, 2015

Mob Paint No. 46

Many places are experiencing the autumn season right now - perhaps that is why I was drawn to all of the images with rich fall tones. Even as a child it was my favorite time of year and I even penned this poem in elementary school which I still remember:

Fall my favorite time of year
Let's me know that winter is near
The bright colored leaves high in the trees
Fall with a rhythm in the breeze. 
~ geri centonze (circa 1962)

There are so many possibilities to create with a mobile device. Just have a look at all of the images below created by manipulating photographs on a phone or tablet. (When available I have listed the apps used by the artist).

This is only a sampling of the talent in the Mob Paint Flickr Group - stop by and have a look! And if you like to edit your mobile photos in a painterly fashion, please join the group - we'd love to have you.

Michael Trombley
Michael Trombley

Nov 15, 2015

Get Inspired with Living the Photo Artistic Life

The latest issue of Living the Photo Artistic Life is now available for FREE online. Although the imagery has been created using desktop software (Photoshop), it is still inspiring for all of us who like to create art that begins with a photograph or a collage of photos.

The Editor, Sebastian Michaels, kindly allowed me to repost a couple of screenshots from Issue No. 9. You can view the entire publication and past issues here.

Nov 13, 2015

Relight App Released by Code Organa and I have a Giveaway!

I was part of the beta testing team for the new Relight app by Code Organa (creators of Brushstroke and ToonCamera). When using the app I found that when I reduced the style intensity I got some very subtle corrections that I really liked. Below are a few before and after photos. 

Code Organa has supplied me with five promo codes to give away. To enter the draw, just leave a comment on this post. Winner will be selected by random draw and announced on Saturday, November 14, 2015 at 4 PM PST. 

© Geri Centonze
I love the Gray tones found under the Color tab

Nov 11, 2015

Is Social Media Anti-Social?

"Did you know the average person spends four years of his life looking down at his cell phone?"

After a discussion with my son about the merits or lack thereof of social media I stumbled upon this video posted by a friend. I've been thinking about the impact of social media on my own relationships. More and more I see entire families out to dinner each absorbed in their device rather than interacting with each other. I'm starting to sound like my mother, longing for the "good old days". She often says "No one talks to each other anymore! You're all on your phones!" Maybe not everything new is a step in the right direction.

The video below pretty much sums up the way I've been feeling lately. So when you see less of me online, you'll know why.

Nov 10, 2015

Mob Street No.14

“The purpose of a storyteller is not to tell you how to think, but to give you questions to think upon.” ― Brandon Sanderson, The Way of Kings

A good street photo tells a story or at least makes you ask the question "what's going on here?" Each of these images makes me want to know more. What's going on here? Who are they? Where are they going? What are they thinking? And, what happens next?

Thank you to all who contribute to the Mob Street Flickr Group. If you enjoy street photography using a mobile device, be sure to join us.

Marco Lamberto - Black and White
Marco Lamberto - Black and White

Nov 2, 2015

iPhone Photo Recognized in 1st ROYGBIV Color Awards

The winners of the 1st ROYGBIV Color Awards were just announced. I was honored and very surprised to find my Fuchsia in Pink chosen as 2nd Place Winner in the Landscape and Nature Category. This was not a mobile only photo competition so I'm pleased to see that an iPhone photo was considered worthy competition.

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