Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge, 2013-Present

2016

August

Photomontage was added as a category for Challenger’s Choice during the 4th week of the month.

2015

Spring

Panorama was added as a category for Challenger’s Choice during the 4th week of the month.

May

After much deliberation with participants and readers of this photography challenge, a new title was launched: Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge. Guidelines to enter remain the same, which include a different theme each Monday of the month. The challenge pushes our creative energy and experimentation. Please join the fun. Happy mobile photo challenge.

 

2014

March

New Title: Phoneography and Non-SLR Digital Devices Photo Challenge

After much deliberation with the challenge’s photo community, a new title (the third change: scroll down to read more) was  selected for the challenge. It reflects the evergreen quality of photography with its bountiful possibilities for image making.

For the new badge to be placed on your homepage, you one of these URLs: http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/320x240q90/844/x7dj.png/smaller version or http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640x480q90/713/irgh.png/medium version.

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February

To celebrate the first-year anniversary of the challenge, a few changes were made. Below you can view additions, which are in bold. The schedule shows themes used for each weekly challenge of the month.

1st Monday: Nature

2nd Monday: Macro

3rd Monday: Black and White

4th Monday Challenger’s Choice (Pick One: Abstraction, Animals, Architecture, Food Photography, Night Photography, Objects, Portraiture, Still Life, Street Photography, and Travel). (Animals and Objects are themes.)

5th Monday: Editing and Processing with Various Apps Using Themes from the Fourth Week (31 March 2014 will be the first challenge for this new theme).

2013

August: An updated description of Phoneography Challenge, the Phone as Your Lens

Since the birth of the iPhone in 2007 and thereafter the mobile photography movement, using a Smartphone as a camera has become part of our everyday culture. In early 2013 this weekly challenge was launched to celebrate a phenomenon that has burst its seams. Today the photographic tool kit has another piece of equipment: the cellphone, which makes shooting the unexpected more possible.

Those who use their phones to capture  visual moments are welcome to join the challenge. One of the benefits is participating in the building of a broader and wider Phoneography and Photography network. Personal enrichment is one of the major goals, because this opportunity is meant to encourage our most creative and innovative selves. Happy shooting.

Here’s how the Phoneography Challenge works:

1. Each Monday a theme will be posted. You can publish your entry at any time, preferably on Monday or by Sunday of the week of the theme. Please add any information about the entry (apps, brand of phone…).

2. To increase chances others will find your post, use “tags” such as iPhoneography, Phoneography, Post a Week, photo challenge, Photography, Post a Week, Mobile Photography, or the week’s theme. Also you can use comments, Pingbacks, and social media to spread the word. When you leave a comment on someone else’s challenge post, provide a link back to your blog. Then others can view your entry.

3. To receive a reminder post on Monday mornings, Follow or subscribe to sponsors at Sally’s blog (https://lensandpensbysally.wordpress.com) and Polly’s blog (http://Watchingthephotoreels.com). When you post your entry, we encourage you to provide a link back to one of our blogs where the rules can be reviewed. You can view links to other participants’ entries on Sally’s blog at https://lensandpensbysally.wordpress.com).

4. Place the Phoneography Challenge widget on your Homepage. Here is the URL: http://img545.imageshack.us/img545/2458/1unb.png/Phoneography Badge, 2013

5. Each Monday view sponsors’ posts for additional information about Phoneography: innovations in the field, apps, equipment, rising stars, printed books, e-books, tutorials, and other resources. Read the Tip of the Week on Sally’s blog at https://lensandpensbysally.wordpress.com).

6. Here is the best part: The schedule is set, and allows you to plan. Or not. Every month themes remain the same. Here is the schedule and themes:

1st Monday: Nature

2nd Monday: Macro

3rd Monday: Black-and-White

4th and 5th Mondays: Challenger’s Choice (Pick One: Abstraction, Architecture, Food Photography, Night Photography, Portraiture, Still Life, Street Photography, and Travel

Mobile Phoneography allows us instantly to capture the fleeting moment. This technology has reinvented photography, creating the best of all possible worlds, where we always have a camera with us. Please join the fun and use the Phone as Your Lens.

June

Because the mobile photography movement has burst its seams, the challenge was launched early 2013 to celebrate its popularity—the popularity of the Smartphone as part of the photographic tool kit. Anyone who uses a phone to capture their world is welcome to join the fun. Below you can read about how it works. Simply substitute Phoneography for iPhoneography. Please use the current badge until a new one is created. Happy shooting.

04 February 2013

Lens:

Example of iPhoneography

Close up of a Single Blossom on the Cluster-like Geranium Flower, iPhone 4s, July 2012; © Sally W. Donatello and Lens and Pens by Sally, 2012

Pens:

The iPhoneography Challenge began on 04 February 2013. Please join Gracie, Polly and Sally, as we move forward with this project. Here are our links: http://graciebinoya.com  and http://watchingthephotoreels.com and me, which is where you are.

Here is our logo, which we hope you will post on your sidebar, and become a participate as we build a new community of iPhoneographers.

Here’s how iPhoneography Monday: The Challenge, Using Your iPhone as Your Lens works:

1. Each Monday a theme will be posted. You can publish your entry at any time, preferably between Monday through Sunday of the week of the theme. Please add any information about the entry or iPhoneography (apps, editing…) on your post. The challenge is meant to inform, learn, share and build a wider iPhoneography and photography network through participation and readership.

2. To increase chances others will find your post, use “tags” such as iPhone Challenge, iPhoneography Monday, Post a Week, iPhoneography Challenge, Using the iPhone as Your Lens, Photography, Digital Photography, Inspiration, or the week’s theme. Beside tags you can use comments, Pingbacks, links, and social media to spread the word. When you leave a comment on someone else’s challenge post, provide a link back to your blog. Then others can check your entry.

3. To receive a reminder post on Monday mornings, subscribe to sponsors’ blogs at https://lensandpensbysally.wordpress.com and http://graciebinoya.com and http://Watchingthephotoreels.com. You can subscribe through e-mail on each of our blogs or press the Follow button on the upper left toolbar. When you post your entry, we encourage you to provide a link back to one of our blogs where the rules can be reviewed. Also on the sponsors’ sites you can view links to blogs of other participants.

4. Place the iPhoneography Monday widget on your Homepage. Here is the URL: http://imageshack.us/a/img842/7193/1screenshot20121018at11.png

5. Each Monday view entries of the sponsors who will include additional information about iPhoneography: innovations in the field, apps, equipment, rising stars, printed books, e-books, tutorials, and other resources.

6. Here is the best part. The schedule for this challenge is set, and will allow you to plan. Or not. Every month themes remain the same. We are open to additional categories for 4th and 5th weeks, which are challenger’s choice. Just contact us. Here is the schedule and themes:

1st Monday: Nature

2nd Monday: Macro

3rd Monday: Black-and-White

4th and 5th Mondays: Challenger’s Choice (Pick One: Abstraction, Architecture, Food Photography, Night Photography, Portraiture, Still Life, Street Photography, and Travel

Gracie, Polly and Sally welcome ideas or suggestions. This challenge is for personal enrichment, and is meant to encourage our most innovative selves. The iPhone is a source for that purpose and much more. Think iPhone 6,7,8.

In the future there will be twists and turns such as Readers’ Choice Exhibitions or Guest iPhoneographers. Join the fun. Pick up your iPhone. Let the iPhone be your lens.

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113 Responses to Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge, 2013-Present

  1. Marsha says:

    This is a creative and helpful challenge. I posted it on my page that lists challenges. http://wp.me/P7tP3I-gS. As an aside, I just learned about Flipboard today. I love iPhonography. 🙂

    • Marsha, I appreciate your listing the challenge. Also, thanks for your response to it. Flipboard is definitely worth perusing its photography sections, which includes informative articles. Smartphones, as you know, have altered the way that images are perceived and taken. Thanks again and happy 2017.

      • Marsha says:

        I’m going to check it out. Do you have a post about it on your blog. I know it’s not new, but I write about things that are new to me. I like to link to other bloggers when I do. Thanks

      • I do. But it will take my a bit to find it. Really, Flipboard is intuitive. You can select the sections that appeal to you. I only do about 10. They list all the sections, and you select the ones of interest. Hopefully, you’ll find it easy to navigate. Once you make your selection, they’re available daily to you.

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  4. lensclare says:

    Hi, Sally I am not sure how to get linked in with all the other entries. I have posted for this weeks challenge.

  5. JJCylk says:

    Hi, being a “newbie” I am have a little trouble trying to join & then I need to learn how to fix the widget & how to post my pictures here. So how do I start?

    • Welcome, delighted that that you want to join the fun. I will try to explain. Once you have uploaded your post, you need to send me a Pingback. Type my URL: Lensandpensbysally.wordpress.com into your post (check other examples on other entries), and copy the address and link through the Dashboard. You can also make a comment on my Monday post with your URL address for that day’s post. To get the widget on your blog is always problematic. Go into Appearance and find the widget section and drag it to your sidebar. It will give you prompts. All of these things take doing them. Often if I have problems, I raise the question in my search engine and someone will respond with an answer. If my advice doesn’t help, you might ask someone else who has an entry to explain how they got the widget posted. Hope that this explanation helps. Hope to see you next week for the Nature challenge.

  6. nalinki says:

    Hi all, I just looked through some of the posted pictures and would like to join the group. On the black and white prompt I blogged a picture taken on my Samsung Galaxy. http://angleandviews.wordpress.com/2014/10/25/black-and-white-cat-flashes/

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  8. Angeline M just intro’d me to your blog, what a great community you’ve pulled together here. The universe works in concert, I think, especially since I published “Putting Contrast to Work with Your iPhone” on Monday, before I was aware go your challenge, on my editing workflow with Snapseed:

    http://austindetails.me/2014/06/30/iphoneography-contrast/

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  10. I’m on holiday. Will not be back to my blogging life until next Wednesday. See you then.

  11. Cassie, I’m on holiday. WiFi is iffy. Will be back next week.

  12. I started out in 2010 with an iPhone 3, then I got an iPhone 4, and later a Samsung Galaxy S3 and now the S4. I love phoneography, and 4 years later I’m still at it! Follow me on http://www.alyzenmoonshadow.com

  13. Deb Rowley says:

    Yes thank you Sally, absolutely wonderful. I will follow those conditions, (including not modifying the picture) and send you the link. Very blessed to have your approval – and love the process of discovering where these beautiful things come from. It broadens my world to track down artists and photographers. 🙂
    Deb

  14. Deb Rowley says:

    Hi Sally, I was asking if it was possible to use one of your photographs. It is a beautiful red bloom with seeds beside it. Perhaps a gladioli? I am writing about sowing seeds for our future rather than pulling the weeds of our past. 🙂
    Deb X

    • I appreciate that you are asking for my permission. That image shows geraniums leaves with the seeds. You may use it as long as you give me credit (Sally W. Donatello) with a copyright symbol (You can use 2014 as the copyright year) and also mention my blog: Lensandpensbysally.wordpress.com/ You have to use the image as it is, and not alter it in any way. I would also like for you to send me a message with the post URL, and I can see how you used the image. If these conditions are acceptable, let me know.

  15. Deb Rowley says:

    Hi Sally, I discovered your wondrous photograph of the red (gladioli?) flower with seeds and wondered if I may use it? It would be part of a blog about keeping your eyes in (and tending) your own garden. Is there a place I may purchase this? Or am I able to simply use it with your permission? I would love to know.
    What a great space you have here – very inspirational.

    Deb Rowley

    • First, thank you for contacting me and asking my permission to use the image. Yes, you can purchase the image. Alternatively, I can give you permission to use it, but you must give me credit and link to my blog’s Hpmepage. If you decide to post with my permission, please send me the link to that post. Once again thank you for doing the right thing.

      • Deb Rowley says:

        Got it – thank you – I see you have been able to read my comment, my article has evolved slightly. I will credit you and and link and also send you the link to my post.
        Thank you so very much. Now I need to go find the picture. Your site is simply amazing.

      • It seems that you got my first response. I just sent another. I added that you cannot alter the image in any way. Please agree to that condition too.

  16. I found your blog and photo challenge by way of a post from “This, that and the other thing”
    My phone is a Samsung, not an iPhone, is that OK? Do you have a logo that is for smartphone in general? The one you showed above is for the iPhone challenge. I love photo challenges!

  17. M. R. says:

    Alas! – this is the sole occasion on which I wish I had a smartphone. Sighh …

  18. Nando says:

    I just stumbled on to this site by way of another blogger’s link (http://uniquesochic.com). I’m so glad I did! I always take pictures with my iPhone and love the opportunity to partake in another weekly challenge post. Looking forward in seeing and reading other people’s posts.

  19. vastlycurious.com says:

    I tried just for you Sally : 0 http://wp.me/p2dwKf-124

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  22. Is it OK to submit photos taken with an iPad? Tom Palladio mentioned that it was but here it appears to be just for iPhones. Please advise. I’d love to join, but don’t have an iPhone, just iPad. 🙂

    Thanks!

    janet

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  25. leilakhalil says:

    Hi! I’m really excited about posting my photo’s for the challenge but I am not quite sure exactly where/how I should go about it. Can I just post a link here in the comments? Is it still the architecture challenge? Thank you!

    • Welcome, we’re delighted. Yes, if you send me your link, then I will list it on my post. While most people post on the day of the challenge, others will post any day before the next Monday. On my Homepage and under the masthead photograph, you’ll find a title for the challenge. Click on it and read the information. When you have posted your image, simply send me a message with the link or send a Pingback. But do send it on the post for that week (this week’s challenger’s choice: architecture). Again happy to have you join the fun.

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  29. Just got an iPhone 5. I’m excited to begin learning more about the photography aspect. Any words of wisdom for someone just trying to figure out how to do all the fancy stuff I see on your blog? 🙂

    • My best advice is to get Flipboard as an app–I’m pretty sure that it is free. Each night I peruse the iPhoneography for the artists, their work and the apps that they use. It’s quite informative. The visual range is astonishing. Mostly, it’s the doing. Every image that you take teaches you something about how you see the world and record it. Please contact me any time. Also buy an app or two and experiment.

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  35. basiga says:

    I’m not sure where to post pingbacks for thd Monday challenge, so I will start here.
    http://blogagaini.wordpress.com/2013/05/01/iphoneography-monday-challenge-travel/

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  41. This is great! I look forward to participating in the challenges-I am continually amazed at what the iPhone is capable of-Thank you!

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  44. Melanee says:

    Just discovered this photo challenge via Ohm Sweet Ohm. I look forward to trying my hand at the iphoneography challenge.

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  46. Su Leslie says:

    Cool idea!

  47. Jamie Dedes says:

    I don’t have an iPhone, but I passed the link to a few that do … Wonderful idea. Good luck with it.

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  49. Dina says:

    Wunderschön!

  50. Angeline M says:

    I’m in! Great idea. I use my iPhone 4s quite a bit for photography. Thanks for the link to Flipboard.

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