Android Editors member feature by Tom (@tomlovesyou)

Happy New Deer - A #lumiforms project

Recently I was taking many pictures in the zoo, like the deer silhouette you see in the image above. In this tutorial I will show you some techniques of using different layer styles, cutting out objects from a picture, and using our lumiforms in a rather creative way.” - Tom Nussbaum -

Click HERE to read Tom’s FULL TUTORIAL 

AMPt Feature Interview : Joel Flory, co-founder @VSCO

“Over the past year, the app markets have become flooded with mobile photo processing apps. It’s easy to get frustrated trying to find an editing app that will process your images with pro quality tools and a user friendly interface. VSCO cam has stood out in the crowd since it hit the iOS market and has just gotten better and better. Today it hits the Android market and will surely become a go-to editing app for a new community of mobile photographers!” - Josh St.Germain @pavingapril

Head to AMPtCommunity.com to read Josh’s interview with one of the visionaries behind VSCO

#AMPtCommunity #VSCOcam #DroidEdit #Android

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Spotlight on The Bridge People project

An ordinary bridge on an ordinary day. 

But he walks, observes and shoots, with a penchant for catching people in the midst of quirky antics.

Wui-Liang Lim began documenting people on a bridge near his office using his Samsung phone, often capturing them in in the midst of unintentionally funny poses or actions.

He has compiled these interesting moments on a page called Bridge People (bridgeppl.tumblr.com).

Wui-Liang was a photojournalist who worked for a national newspaper in Singapore before becoming a photo editor for Bing Apps at Microsoft. He talks to Android Editors about what inspired this photo series, and shares his thoughts about mobile photography and the future of photojournalism.


What inspired the Bridge People project?

It was a combination of routine and curiosity. I walk across the Esplanade Bridge to get to work, and back again in the evening. The bridge goes over the Singapore River and offers pedestrians a view of the city skyline and iconic landmarks, so I always encounter tourists taking pictures. Their antics interest me and I began making pictures of them on my mobile phone, whether they are tourists or not.

How do you see mobile photography changing the media landscape?

It is a double-edged sword for photojournalists. It is hard for press photographers to beat the man-on-the-street who is at the scene where the news takes place, and takes a picture with his phone. On the other hand, it is another platform for photojournalists to express themselves. Mobile photography is also changing editors’ perceptions and standards of photography. What’s good, what’s acceptable, what’s bad? The definitions are much more elastic than before.

As a photojournalist, what composition tips do you have for making a compelling photo?

I like to keep my composition simple, or, I go for “organised chaos”. I love taking candid pictures of people and I try to incorporate a sense of connection or interaction among my subjects, or with their environment.

For Bridge People, I shoot with a Samsung Galaxy S3, and I try to be discreet. When I walk across the bridge, I try to anticipate interesting moments ahead, and then adjust my walking pace to “hit” that moment. I never stop or wait to take a picture. If I do, it is just for a split second and I move on. I think most of my subjects do not know that they had their picture taken. No one has stopped me - yet! It helps that everyone is taking pictures and I often shoot without looking at my phone.

What makes a moment? It could be the subjects’ clothes, their looks, or their mannerisms. It’s a gut feeling. Sometimes I’m lucky, but most times, I’m not. But there’s always tomorrow.

Android Editors : Weekly Theme Feature : #AE_Theme_Three

Presented by Android Editors member @pavingapril

Yes yes yes! You all found some very cool groupings of three this week! I was honestly expecting to see more shots with the actual number “3” on signs, papers, etc. But no, you had your eyes looking for trios as a subject and I couldn’t be more pleased with the results! It was really hard to choose on this one, so please do me a favor and spend the few minutes to go to the tag gallery and look through all of the images tagged. Here are four that kept me coming back for another look…


clockwise from the top left :


@genyvb
@jenlawright
@alphonse_z
@wk29

Please visit their galleries and check out the other outstanding work on the #AE_Theme_Three tag. Keep tagging #DroidEdit and stay tuned later for this week’s new theme.


#DroidEdit #MobilePhotography #AndroidPhotographers #Android #AMPt_Community

Android Editors : Weekly Theme : Three  : presented by Android Editors member @pavingapril

It’s been said that “Three is the magic number”. Well, I don’t know if it is actually magical, but I thought it would make for an interesting theme this week. I’ve been enjoying what you all come up with when it’s a theme that is open to interpretation, so I figured that I’d keep it going this week. Whether it’s a photo of a number “3” on a sign, or a trio of clouds in the sky, it’s completely up to your creative minds to show us how you see three. Tag your shots with #AE_Theme_Three for a chance to be featured next week.

** As always, we welcome any and all mobile devices to join in **


Thanks for your participation and keep tagging #DroidEdit


#DroidEdit #MobilePhotography #AndroidPhotographers #Android #AMPt_Community

Android Editors : Weekly Theme Feature : #AE_Theme_Split
Presented by Android Editors member @pavingapril


Creativity is what I asked for… and creativity is what you gave me!! I enjoyed every second of looking through the tag gallery to choose images for this feature. These four were perfect examples of how you can use the aspects of your subject to create an interesting effect. I urge you to go look through the rest of the images in #AE_Theme_Split and view the other creative “splits”. Thanks as always for joining in, here are the four featured images!


clockwise from the top left :

@ovidio001
@andyirvine02
@av_dr
@tozzzze


Please visit their galleries and check out the other outstanding work on the #AE_Theme_Split tag. Keep tagging #DroidEdit and stay tuned later for this week’s new theme.


#DroidEdit #MobilePhotography #AndroidPhotographers #Android #AMPt_Community

Android Editors : Weekly Theme : Split  : presented by Android Editors member @pavingapril


This week’s theme is “Split”. We want to see photos that are split in half by contrasting parts of the image. This is WIDE OPEN for interpretation, so get your creative shoes on and get to editing! My subway shot above is a very literal take on the theme. Feel free to think outside the proverbial box and get a little crazy with how you “split” your images. Happy shooting!


Tag your images with #AE_Theme_Split for a chance to be featured next week, and as always ** ALL MOBILE DEVICES ARE WELCOME TO JOIN **


Thanks for your participation and keep tagging #DroidEdit


#DroidEdit #MobilePhotography #AndroidPhotographers #Android #AMPt_Community

pixlrblog:

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Today we’re releasing a huge update to Pixlr Express for Android. It’s a fully redesigned look with a new interface and icons — and a few big new features.

First up: new interface

You’ll notice right away that this app looks different than the previous version. Nice and clean with a…

Autodesk updates Pixlr for Android. New look and many great features. Check it out!

Android Editors : Weekly Theme Feature : #AE_Theme_Texture

Presented by Android Editors member @pavingapril

There was such an interesting variety of texture images that were shared this week. Here are 4 that we felt really showcased what is so interesting about texture in a photo,

clockwise from the top left :

@maederpix
@nannersgt
@dotan980103
@yhririhy


Please visit their galleries and check out the other outstanding work on the #AE_Theme_Texture tag. Keep tagging #DroidEdit and stay tuned later for this week’s new theme.


#DroidEdit #MobilePhotography #AndroidPhotographers #Android #AMPt_Community