Mobile Photography by Skipology { 2013 in review }

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As I approach the end of the second full year that I have enjoyed mobile photography and iPhoneography specifically, it’s a great time to take a step back, take stock and think about what I’ve done and what I’d like to do next.

 

Instagram : My images you liked the most in 2013:

I try to publish one iPhoneography image per day to my @Skipology Instagram feed. I am more likely to miss a day than publish twice.

 

Number 5 : School Run

This monochrome iPhoneography image also features on my VSCO Grid at http://skip.vsco.co. A full workflow showing the image from capture to completion is included in my ‘tutorials’ section at http://skipology.com/iphone-photography-tutorial-schoolrun/.


Number 4 : Morning Stroll

Foggy early Winter scene on Lincoln West Common. Captured in ProCamera and processed in VSCOcam, Oggl and Snapseed. There is a different color edit on my VSCO Grid.


Number 3 : All by my self

Another foggy early Winter scene on Lincoln West Common. Processed in VSCOcam and also viewable on my VSCO Grid.


Number 2 : Horse and Handler

Originally a Hipstamatic capture, this foggy scene on Lincoln West Common was brought out of the archives and updated with VSCOcam. Also viewable on my VSCO Grid.


Number 1 : Foggy Scooter

This monochrome iPhoneography image also features on my VSCO Grid. A full workflow showing the image from capture to completion is included in my ‘tutorials’ section at http://skipology.com/iphone-photography-tutorial-foggyscooting/.


 

Flickr : My most interesting images in 2013:

I try to publish one iPhoneography image per week to my Flickr Photostream. They tend to be the images I like the most and may have already been published on Instagram. This is my curated collection and most popular on Instagram does not necessarily automatically mean I will add it to Flickr.

 

Number 5 : Sketchy Weather

This monochrome iPhoneography image was originally a Hipstamatic capture. It underwent a major edit with a massive crop and heavy painterly processing by apps including XnRetro, Glaze, Image Blender, Snapseed, Rainy Daze, Tangled FX with probably the most striking effect provided by Laminar Pro Graphic Pen filter.

It was kindly featured by The App Whisperer.


Number 4 : Dandelion Clock

This textured floral still life iPhoneography image was originally published as part of my three piece ‘Spring Floral‘ series.

Subsequently it was widely showcased at iPhoneography Central, New Era Museum and iART CHRONiCLES (now Art of Mob).


Number 3 : Encore

This vintage painterly iPhoneography portrait was originally created when I was invited to contribute a piece to @mobileartistry on Instagram.

Subsequently, I published the full iPhoneography workflow for Encore and it was widely showcased at We Are Juxt, The App Whisperer and iART CHRONiCLES (now Art of Mob). An alternative cropped edit was showcased by iPhoneography Central and Mortal Muses.


Number 2 : Daisies

This textured floral still life iPhoneography image was featured by The App Whisperer and iART CHRONiCLES. I previously published the full iPhoneography workflow for Daisies.


Number 1 : Californian Poppy

This textured floral still life iPhoneography image was featured by The App Whisperer. I previously published the full iPhoneography workflow for Californian Poppy.


 

Other highlights:

I would like to express my sincere gratitude to a whole host of people and other mobile photography and iPhoneography blogs whose work I admire and who supported me in 2013. I look forward to working with you all again in 2014.

 

January

January marks our first birthday, with Skipology flickering into life on 1st January 2013.

Thank you to:

  • @mobileartistry who invited me to share an iPhoneography image on their hugely successful Instagram feed. More 

  • EyeEm who featured my iPhoneography image ‘puddles’ as part of their ‘Priceless’ feature. More 

  • AMPt who interviewed me for a Jedi feature. More 

 

February

Thank you to:

 

March

Thank you to:

  • AMPt who nominated my iPhoneography image ‘in the moment’ as image of the day. More 

  • New Era Museum (NEM) who confirmed my status as ‘founder artist’ amongst a wonderful group of other mobile photography artists. More 

  • Star Rush and Jennifer Inslee of Lys Foto Magazine who featured my image ‘skipping’. Unfortunately Star and Jennifer who remain hugely influential in the world of mobile photography have moved on to other projects and Lys Foto is no longer published. More 

  • iPhoneography Central who featured my image ‘horse and handler’. More 

 

April

April saw an approach from the PR firm representing Budweiser inviting me to be part of the official team covering the FA Cup semi finals at Wembley. A fantastic opportunity and honour but unfortunately one I was unable to accept. It was brilliant to see mobile photography being considered as part of the mainstream PR strategy for a high profile event. I directed them to the excellent team at IGers London.

Thank you to:

  • The App Whisperer who featured my image ‘sketchy weather’. More 

  • Geri at iART CHRONiCLES (now Art of Mob) for interviewing me and featuring my iPhoneography work. More 

  • The App Whisperer for featuring my image ‘horse and handler’. More 

  • The App Whisperer for featuring my image ‘commuting’. More 

 

May

Thank you to:

  • The App Whisperer for featuring my image ‘green’. More 

  • We Are Juxt for featuring my image ‘horse on lincoln west common’. More 

  • iPhoneography Central for featuring my image ‘horse on lincoln west common’. More 

  • iART CHRONiCLES (now Art of Mob) for featuring my image ‘sweet rose’. More 

  • iPhoneography Central for featuring my image ‘dandelion’. More 

 

June

Thank you to:

  • iPhoneography Central for featuring my image ‘hopscotch’. More 

  • New Era Museum (NEM) for featuring my image ‘dandelion. More 

  • iART CHARONiCLES (now Art of Mob) for featuring my image ‘dandelion’. More 

  • Mortal Muses for featuring my image ‘hopscotch’. More 

  • New Era Museum (NEM) for featuring my image ‘landscape no1’. More 

  • The App Whisperer for featuring my image ‘I love my balloon’. More 

 

July

Thank you to:

  • Hipstography for featuring my Hipstamatic only double exposure image ‘green man’ as the image of the day. More 

  • The App Whisperer for featuring my image ‘Allium’. More 

  • iPhoneography Central for featuring my image ‘Allium’. More 

  • iPhone Life Magazine for inviting me to be a featured blogger. More 

  • The App Whisperer for featuring my image ‘daisies’. More 

  • The App Whisperer for running ‘a day in the life of’ article on me. More 

  • The App Whisperer for republishing my iPhone photography tutorial trying to simulate the effect of freelensing. More 

 

August

Thank you to:

  • iART CHRONiCLES (now Art of Mob) for featuring my image ‘daisies’. More 

  • We Are Juxt for featuring my image ‘encore’. More 

  • The App Whisperer for republishing a second iPhone photography process trying to simulate the effect of freelensing. More 

  • iART CHRONiCLES (now Art of Mob) for featuring my image ‘encore’. More 

  • The App Whisperer for republishing my article ‘tennis’ which looked at getting the impression of movement in to iPhone photography. More 

  • Andy Butler at Mobiography for republishing an article kindly contributed by my friend Gianluca Ricoveri looking at textured / painterly landscapes. More 

 

September

Thank you to:

  • The InstaChimps for arranging and including my work in the second annual mobile photography exhibition in my home town of Lincoln. More 

  • Photographer and Artist Lisa Mitchell who exhibited my image ‘Rene’ alongside her own work as part of a ‘Borrowed Blue’ theme. I was hugely honoured to be invited to be included in her exhibition.

  • Mobiography for featuring my image ‘dancing on lincoln high street’. More 

  • Art of Mob for featuring my image ‘vase’. More 

  • The App Whisperer for featuring my image ‘encore’. More 

 

October

October saw Skipology go commercial with an image being licensed to appear in a US magazine. The income covered the cost of running Skipology for a further 12 months. Skipology remains primarily non-commercial and ad free although links to the app store are affiliated mainly to ensure visitors are automatically redirected to the right place.

Thank you to:

  • Mobiography for republishing my iPhoneography workflow ‘Mrs Whistler?’. More 

  • AMPt for selecting me as member of the week. A huge honor. More 

 

November

Thank you to:

  • Art of Mob for featuring my Whitby image ‘199 steps’. More 

  • Mobiography for interviewing me and featuring my iPhoneography work. More 

  • Mobiography for featuring my image ‘foggy lincoln west common’. More 

  • iPhoneography Central for featuring my image ‘foggy lincoln west common’. More 

  • The App Whisperer for featuring my image ‘californian poppy’. More 

  • Emil at The iPhone Photography School for interviewing me and featuring my iPhoneography work. More 

 

December

December saw several commissions for both existing works and bespoke requests as Christmas presents. It’s an honour to think that hopefully my work is hanging on the walls of other peoples’s homes.

Thank you to:

  • New Era Museum (NEM) for featuring my rare ‘selfie’ – something I took to commemorate ‘selfie’ being declared word of the year by the Oxford English Dictionary (OED). More 

  • VSCO for featuring my image ‘foggy lincoln west common’ on the curated VSCO Grid. More 

  • We Are Juxt for featuring the workflow for my iPhoneography image ‘cow parsley’ together with an informal discussion about my style and influences. More 

  • Art of Mob for featuring my image ‘nice pear’. More 

  • VSCO for featuring my images ‘winter horses on lincoln west common’, ‘feeding the birds in winter at lincoln brayford’, and ‘bring on the dancing horses’ on the curated VSCO Grid. More 

  • Mobiography for including an interview with me for the excellent series ’24 mobile photographers until Christmas’. I would also like to thank Jamie, the subject of a candid street image discussed in the article who provided a great deal of help. More 

  • The App Whisperer for republishing my image and tutorial ‘foggy scooting’. More 

  • @kateviews via @amselcom on Instagram for a wonderful review she wrote about my images together with a beautifully put together grid of sample work. More 

  • Santa for bringing me a beautiful Olloclip 4 in 1. My genres may expand a little in 2014!


 

Twitter Magazines

Thank you to:

  • The Mob Tog Blogger – Richard Gray (@rugfoot)

  • The iPhoneography Daily News – PapersMW (@PapersMW)

  • iPhoneography Today – Gary Gardiner (@GaryGardiner)

  • iPhoneography Times – Jack Hollingsworth (@photojack)

 

Finally, I would like to thank all who read Skipology and my posts on social media networks. The feedback I get is amazing and fills me with energy and motivation. Thank you sincerely.

Purely from a mobile photography perspective 2013 was an amazing year for me and I look forward to 2014 full of drive and ideas. I wish you all, my friends, a happy, healthy and prosperous 2014.

Skip

 

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2 Comments

  1. Great review Skip, and a really inspirational site. All the best in 2014.

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