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  • Call for Submissions | Backyard Mobile Photography show as part of Head On Photo Festival

    Oliver Lang and I have recently launched Mobile Photo Network - a site dedicated to quality mobile photography. As part of the launch we've partnered with Head On Photo Festival to bring the first ever curated mobile photography show - BACKYARD - to the festival. 

    Here are the details of the BACKYARD Mobile Photography open call: 

    "Head on Photo Festival In partnership with Mobile Photo Network (MPN) are inviting photographers from all around the world to submit mobile phone photographs on the theme of Backyard.

    What’s in your backyard? A place to relax, to plant and grow, to play, to toil; pleasure, leisure, hobby, home; local sights and the best-kept neighbourhood secrets; on your doorstop, just outside, round the corner, right in your backyard.

    Mobile photography has enabled us to share our once private homes and backyards with the rest of the world. Through connected technology and social media we can now invite people to come over, to join us, to see how we live.

    The exhibition will be held in the Superintendent’s Residence, located in the sprawling grounds of Centennial Park – Sydney’s shared backyard.

    The theme is open to interpretation. Photographers can submit up to five photos for consideration. Judges will be looking for both strong individual images and sets of photos related to the theme. Thirty photographs will be chosen for the exhibition.

    Submissions will be judges by a panel of photographers and curators including:

    • Head On Photo Festival Director Moshe Rosenzveig
    • MPN founders and mobile photographers Oliver Lang and Misho Baranovic
    • Sydney-based fine art photographer Garry Trinh.
    Full details on the exhibition theme, location and how to submit can be found on the offical Backyard page. 
  • Perspective Correct for iPhone - My first ever app!

    I'm so excited to finally announce my first ever app, Perspective Correct, made in partnership with Neccessory.  The team behind the successful HiLO lens Kickstarter campaign. 

    As you can see in the video below Perspective Correct does what the name suggests, offering either live or post adjustment of the horizontal and vertical perspective of your photographs.  

    Unlike other apps Perspective Correct gives you 3D perspective control and lets you see the adjustments as you make them.  We think this provides a more accurate adjustment process. The graphic below shows how easy it is to make, crop and save an adjusted photo. 

    The app is perfect for architectural, interior and even street photography. We've also seen people get creative with the live perspective adjustment. Here are a few before and afters to show you what it can do. 


    I'd love to know your thoughts about the app.  We're also open to any suggestions about how we can make it better for future updates. 


    Perspective Correct is available from the Apple App Store today for $1.99.  

  • EyeEm Masterclass: Black and White Streets with Misho Baranovic (Sat Feb 16th)

    For those of you in Berlin or surrounds, i'll be jetting into town to conduct my second EyeEm Masterclass.  This time i'll be focusing on how to shoot and process beautiful black and white street photographs.  

    I'll cover key apps including EyeEm, ProCamera, Hueless and VSCO Cam.  I'll also focus on street photography principles including how to be confident when shooting, how to find good light in any weather situation and most importantly how to master your iPhone for complete shooting control. 

    The workshop starts at 2pm next Saturday February 16th. You can find more information by clicking on the Gidsy Book This button below but hurry as spots are quickly running out. 

    Oh and the reviews on the site also talk about how these master classes work.  

    EyeEm Masterclass: Black & White Streets by EyeEm ☼. on Gidsy

  • Make a Free Instagram Photo Book with Blurb Australia!

    Hi everyone, Blurb Books, in partnership with the Mobile Photo Group and Instagramers Melbourne are offering a very special Australia Day deal...

    From today (25th Jan) through to Midnight on Monday (28th Jan) Blurb is offering everyone the chance to make a FREE 60 page Instagram photobook. 

    All you have to do is head over to this special Blurb page and click on the Get Started button! When you finish laying out your book use the promo code: MOBILE at checkout to get your free book. 

    If you haven't made a photo book before this is the perfect opportunity to see your Instagram photos in print for the first time.  We used Blurb for our Instaburb project last year and we're blown away at the quality of the finished product. 

    This book offer is also extended to everyone who comes along to tomorrow's Instaburb Photo Walk at St Kilda, Melbourne.  The walk kicks of at 2pm from Luna Park.  Head over to the Igers Melbourne Facebook page for more details. 

    One thing to note is that shipping is not included in the offer (approx $12.50 for Australian postage). 

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    Here are a few quick FAQs for those interested in making a book: 

    It’s not working for me. What am I doing wrong?  Many things can impact a user’s experience such as the browser their using, internet connection, device your using, etc…First thing is to make sure you are using a MAC or PC – you cannot use a mobile device.  If you are and its still not working for you, the best thing to do is to contact Blurb’s customer support and they’ll make sure you are able to make your book.  http://ca-blurb.custhelp.com/app/ask_decide_old/ .   

    I’m not in Australia and I want to use a different currency, can I?  Blurb ships to over 70 countries however shipping prices vary by country.  This offer will cover a 60 page soft cover book paid for in CAD, USD, AUD, GBP, and EUR.

    I am trying to get the free book and it is charging me?  Make sure to enter the code (in all CAPS) into the box during checkout.  You will need to enter you payment information for shipping + taxes.

    Can I upgrade paper or make a bigger book?  Certainly, you’ll just have to pay the difference. 

    I don’t have an Instagram account, can I still make a book?  Yes, you can make any 7X7 20 page standard book with Blurb and this includes the tool that allows you to create a book with your Facebook images.

  • Mobile Masters eBook launching at MacWorld!

    I'm very excited to announce that i'm one of fifty featured iPhoneographers being showcased in the Mobile Masters iPad eBook to be launched next week at MacWorld!  

    I'm happy to share the pages with heaps of other talented artists including Star Rush, Nettie Edwards and Klaudia Chechini! Each photographer talks about the creative process behind their photographs.  For my section, I share some insights into how I captured my World Vision India images.  

    The book is the brainchild of Dan Marcolina (#marcolina), the author of iPhone Obsessed and AppAlchemy. 

    Here is a sneak peak video of the eBook:

    Mobile Masters (available Jan 28) from dan marcolina on Vimeo.


    The eBook is a commemorative companion to the Mobile Masters Sessions to be held at MacWorld on Wednesday 30 January in San Fransisco.  It's going to be epic with iPhone photographers, artists, editors and app developers coming in from all around the world to present at the one-day event.  

    If you haven't booked there are still a handful of tickets left to the session.  You can find the full range of speakers, sessions and how to book by clicking here

    I'll be arriving in San Fransisco in the 29th and will be there for all four days of MacWorld.  I really can't wait! 

  • My iPhone Photography eBook is on sale today for only $7.00 (65% reduction)

    As part of Digital Photography School's Twelve Day's of Christmas offer my iPhone Photography ebook is currently on sale for only $7.00, a 65% reduction of the recommended price.

    The sale is for today only.  You can find more details about the offer here or you can click on the image below. 

  • Visting World Vision's Child Journalists' Project in the Slums of Delhi

    A full house at the Child Journalist ADP

    What a morning! We headed out to the first World Vision Area Development Projet (ADP) located in the slums of South Delhi.  

    The children in the photos are part of the Child Journalists' and Children's club program's operated by World Vision Australia. They have been taught storytelling skills including interviewing, writing, filmmaking and theatre so that they can document and share issues that they identify in their local community. 

    We weren't the only ones taking photos! 

    We were shown beautiful skits and films that focused on health, family, gender equity and friendship. 

    One of the children we met was Santo. She is also the star of 'Santo's Dough' one of the short docu-drama films made by the group. The film is about honesty and responsibility in the home. It was written, storyboarded and shot by the children.  
     

    Santo showing her official Child Journalists' Summit pass. 
     
    Santo was attended the Child Journalists' Summit held last year. Over 100 children from all over India participated in workshops on how to become journalists. Here is a short video about the Summit. 
     

    The children were incredible, confident and insightful. They were not afraid to ask and answer difficult questions about poverty, children's advocacy and women's rights. 

    It struck me that knowledge is indeed power. 
     
    I also wanted to say thank you to Annila, the local World Vision officer that facilitated the mornings session with the children. She did an incredible job at translating a barrage of questions from both is and the kids helping to create an open and comfortable discussion. 
     

    Annila and three boys from the Children's club

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    You can find out more about the Child Journalists' project on their official blog and you can also find out more about World Vision's child sponsorship programs and how you can help by clicking on the banner below. 
     

    Sponsor a child

  • I'm going to India with World Vision Australia to blog about their development programs

    Hi everyone, I’m very, very excited to announce that I’ll be heading off to India with World Vision Australia!

    I’m going over with three other talented bloggers, Eden Reily from Edenland, Carly Jacobs from Smaggle and Kelly from Be a Fun Mum, to cover World Vision’s women’s and children’s development programs in the state of Chhatisgarh, in central India. We will also be joined on the trip by World Vision’s social media manager Joy Toose.

    The state of Chhatisgarh is highlighted in the above map (Source: Wikipedia) 

    Over the ten days in India we will be visiting a number of World Vision Area Development Programs (ADPs) in both urban and rural areas.

    I’ll be photo blogging the journey on a daily basis, using my phone and Instagram to show you all where we are and what we are doing. I’ll be cross posting my Instagram feed right here on this site and my Tumblr for those not on Instagram.

    For those of you that don’t know, I’ve been a World Vision Child Sponsor for over twelve years now, first starting when I was just out of high-school. I’m genuinely excited to see how these programs - that I’ve known so well through cards, letters and photos - actually work at ground level.

    As I’m travelling I’m more than open to any questions you may have about the journey and World Vision’s programs.

    Don’t forget you can also follow the journey through Eden’s, Carly’s and Kelly’s blogs.

    Wish us luck!

    Misho

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    For those interested in the World Vision's child sponsorship click on the banner below. 

    Sponsor a child

  • DPreview Connect site for all things mobile photography

    I'm so excited to announce that I'm a contributor at the brand new DPreview Connect site. Check out the video below to see mobile photographers Richard Koci Hernandez, Star Rush Daniel Berman, Brad Puet and myself chat about the phenomenon of connected photography.

  • Buy the new iPhone Photography eBook and go in the running to win an iPhone 5

    Three weeks ago, together with Digital Photography School, I launched the first comprehensive ebook on how to take professional photos with your iPhone. The ‘iPhone Photography' eBook has been very well recieved by both beginners and professionals alike.

    To celebrate the success of the new eBook (and the launch of the new iPhone), DPS are giving away an 16GB iPhone 5 to one buyer of the eBook. The competition runs until October 2, is worldwide and the winner even gets to select the colour of the phone! What better way to improve your iPhone Photography than getting your hands on the iPhone 5?

    Here are a few testimonials that have come through about the ebook:

    “Thanks so much – I bought a copy earlier today and have spent the last 4 hours using my iPhone to take photos I’d never have thought possible with it. As I started to read this it became clear to me why I had been getting such average results from my iPhone in the past and how to improve them. Thanks DPS!” – Barbara (blog comment)

    “‘iPhone Photography’ is a wonderful and inspiring guide to this revolution in photography. While written so clearly that even a total beginner can quickly learn how to take high quality photos, this eBook is valuable for iPhoneographers of all skill levels. The book shares all of the secrets you need to know in order to make great artistic images using your iPhone and selected camera and photo apps. It inspires you to explore the tools and techniques by actually using them, which is the best method of learning.” – Jens Daemgen – Creator of ProCamera App

    “If you’re the owner of either the iPhone 4S or iPhone 4 versions of Apple’s iPhones, this eBook, iPhone Photography – How to shoot, edit and share great photographs, is the right choice for you. It will show you everything from setting up your camera to using the best apps, sharing pictures with the community. And will even teach you photography if you just got interested in the medium through the use of your iPhone.” – Pixiq.com (review)

    Feel free to ask me any questions you may have about the book in the Disqus comments below, or just shoot me a tweet (@mishobaranovic).

    Head over to the Digital Photography School site for more information on how to purchase the book and go in the running to win the new iPhone 5.