Jacob Dix2012-09-29 10:52:01
What If

Share this +Google+ Mockups if you agree. Period.
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  • Jacob Dix2012-04-17 14:04:03
    Tips for Getting Organized with Gmail

    Staying on top of your email can be a hassle. Especially so, now that you've got all these G+ notifications popping outta your ears! So here are some ready-mades that don't take too much time to do (because I've already done them) to help you organize. You don't have to use all of these tricks, but they work for me.

    1) Go to your settings and change your theme to black or a darker color. It's much easier on the eyes.

    2) Go to Settings / Labs and enable at least these four Lab functions:
    Multiple Inboxes
    Quick Links
    Canned Responses

    Also, in your main settings, be sure to arrange stars to your liking.

    3) To the left, below the standard categories Gmail provides (and the labels I have made) are my Quick Links. Quick Links are saved searches in my Gmail.

    Info: has:blue-info
    Queries: has:purple-question
    Pending: has:orange-guillemet
    Economy: has:green-star
    Unread: l:^u
    PDF: filename:pdf
    Word: filename:(.doc OR .docx)
    Power Point: filename:ppt OR pptx
    Attachments: has:attachment
    Photos: filename:(jpg OR jpeg OR png)

    These are similar to saved searches in G+. Some of these above are standard, such as the search filename:pdf which gives me all emails with pdf files attached. Some others require a little fixing. Note the quick link called Unread The search criteria is the following: l:^u

    Other of my quick links use extra stars (order of preference chosen in the main settings page). Why use stars over labels? Well, labels apply to a whole conversation. Stars on the other hand can apply to specific emails within a conversation.

    Any particular post with an important piece of info, such as a name or thing to remember, gets a blue info star. The quick link (has:blue-info) makes for easy access to these. The term has:blue-info actually comes up in the search box, so that I can add additional search info to it, such as "from:bob" to get those emails marked with that star from that person.

    4) Multiple Inboxes are much better for me than Google's arbitrary determination of what is important for me. The image shows five (5) separate inboxes to the right of my main inbox. They are three posts wide a piece, so that I see the top emails in each category. This allows me to get to them fast. Multiple inboxes use filters to determine what falls into those boxes. You can make then go to both your main inbox and to a secondary inbox. Here I have four (4) inboxes that have specifically labeled posts. Some emails within them are stared, some not. The last inbox is a pending inbox. It is also a quick link called "pending" and has has:orange-guillemet as a search criteria. When I am done taking care of these, I remove the star, and it ceases to appear in that inbox and in quick link search.

    5) Canned Responses allow you to write an email, and then save it as a standardized response. This is a great time saver. Do you get a lot of email that needs standardized responses? Send the typical canned response. Do you need to have more than one standardized signature? Make a canned response for each signature, and click on the one needed at the end of your emails!

    6) Other recommended time saver Labs:
    Send in Background
    Message Translation
    Quote selected text
    Undo Send

    A link to further tips for Gmail: https://plus.google.com/u/0/100152754393360938972/posts/8aQXrBVHaCn

    #Gmail #Tips
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  • Jacob Dix2012-01-12 13:42:47
    Sideways Circles

    Why on earth didn't +Google+ make the Circles page parallel, given that 99.99999% of all computer screens are made wider than they are tall? This is how it should be done!

    This, and my other G+ suggestions are all hashtagged #JacobsIdeas

    Share it to promote it.

    #googleplusmockups
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  • Jacob Dix2012-05-04 07:27:06
    Since it's #StarWarsDay I'll share an old grammar lesson with you...
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  • Jacob Dix2012-04-27 11:10:21
    Mobile Photographers Circle

    Mobile Photographers need to get organized. Are you a #Mobilographer ? #iPhoneographer or #Droidographer ?

    If you would like to be included in this circle:

    1) Plus this post.

    2) Leave a comment with a link to some of your recent mobile photography work.

    3) Share the circle, so that other mobilographers have a chance to see this and join.

    Know someone who is a mobileographer? Mention them in the comments below.

    I'm notifying those that are in this circle. Please share it. Let's get organized, yeah? +abhishek chamaria How is your circle coming along? Care to share it soon?

    #MobileOnly #Mobileography #Mobilography #MobileArtPhotography #MobilePhotography
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  • Jacob Dix2012-05-02 10:15:19
    Mobilographers

    This is my updated circle of #Mobilographers which began with a core of mobile artists known to me, followed by controlled crowd-sourcing to discover others. All profiles have been checked, so that everyone in this circle regularly posts, has a gallery or album of #MobileOnly images, or posts such regularly. The original post if here: https://plus.google.com/u/0/100152754393360938972/posts/A9gNfpZY8xz

    I encourage all within this circle to share it. I recommend this circle to others for the beautiful, creative and artistic content its members produce and share.

    I am going to crowd source one more time, because I know there are more #MobilePhotographers out there. If you would like to be included in this circle:

    1) Plus this post.

    2) Leave a comment with a link to some of your recent mobile photography work.

    3) Share the circle, so that other mobilographers have a chance to see this and join.

    4) Know someone who is a mobileographer? Mention them in the comments below.

    Numbers 1-3 must be done to be included. Let's get organized!
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  • Jacob Dix2013-10-25 11:22:57
    Mobile Photographers

    Mobile Photography -- or as I call it  #Mobilography  -- is an artform that, happy to report, has flourished here on Google+. This circle of mobile photographers is not food and cats. It is art, it is creativity, it is beauty and content. Some of the individuals in this circle are film and DSLR photographers as well. The phone camera though is a regular and equally legitimate camera to use in their photography and documentation of their worlds.

    If you have been notified of this post, you are in the circle.

    Crowd Sourcing

    I am taking suggestions for people to add to this circle for the future. If you are a mobile photographer, or know a mobile photographer, that isn't in this circle, please mention them here and include a link to a gallery of work.

    You are not required to share this circle to get into it. I can't stand that gimmick. Share it if you want people to know about our work.

    #MobilePhotography   #Mobilography   #Mobilographers   #MobilePhotographers   #CircleShare   #SharedCircle  
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  • Jacob Dix2014-01-04 15:48:25
    Mobilography.net

    Mobilography.net is now officially open. 

    Have a look around, follow me, leave a comment or share a post with the community. On the site you will find my exploration of the art of mobile photography, or as I term it, mobilography. As time goes on, you will also find tips, tutorials, reviews, and an occasional highlight of my mobile photography friends and their work. I have put time and effort into the look and feel of the site. I will do so with its content as well.

    http://www.mobilography.net/is-now-open/

    #Mobilography   #MobilePhotography   #SmartphonePhotography  
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  • Jacob Dix2013-12-22 11:38:56
    Merry Christmas

    1000 selfies. See you in a few days.

    www.mobilography.net
    #Mobilography #MobilePhotography #SmartphonePhotography
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  • Jacob Dix2012-05-29 09:39:22
    Mobilographers and Mobilography Pages

    This is a combined circle containing 88 mobile photographers, with 18 pages dedicated to mobilography, both for the iPhone and Android. It constitutes the beginning core of Mobilography on Google+. Get used to us :) We are a strong, close, and tight knit community that posts our Mobilography regularly. Of all circles I have created and am a part of, this one creates the most amazing content and also interaction. So it comes highly recommended.

    Since it is over 100, I am only notifying the photographers, and some of the pages. For those who have already added this circle previously, there are a few great additions, both personality and page wise. Please do reshare it.

    #Mobilography
    #Mobilographers
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  • Jacob Dix2012-05-07 13:08:07
    Mobilographers Circle - Final

    I put out a call twice for crowd-sourced #Mobilographers , to get us organized. Thanks to everyone's feedback, I put together this circle together. The former post is here: https://plus.google.com/u/0/100152754393360938972/posts/h4xPXnUjCf4

    This circle is 81 people round (including myself). There are advanced mobile photographers here, as well as some who are new to the art but show promising photography. This is my final share of this circle. No more crowd-sourcing will be done, though you are of course free to share or add to it as you like in the future. I do recommend that those who are in it share it out of fairness to those who came in on this last round.

    As an added bonus to get it organized, I put together this saved search of all the hashtags used by mobile photographers that I know of. Search it, and save it!

    #mobilographers OR #Mobilography or #mobilonly OR #iphoneonly OR #androidonly OR #iphonography OR #androidography OR # droidography OR #Mobileography OR #mobilographer

    I'd suggest everyone in this circle use at least one of these hashtags for their work. I want to keep my notifications to this circle to a minimum. I try not to abuse the feature, but I have a couple more organizational plans in mind, and in those cases I will notify everyone in the circle as they develop.

    This circle has fast become my favorite, as the amazing talent and creativity of the individuals in it enters my stream! Thanks all for your participation.

    EDIT: +Manuel Votta was meant to be included in the circle, but I missed him. Please add him as well.
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  • Jacob Dix2013-09-14 12:44:27
    The Shipwrecked Schooner Swiks

    The Magic Forrest is a wooded nature preserve on the north eastern end of Öland, Sweden. The place is graced by gnarled and twisted trees which have grown in the shape of the wind and the sea. At midpoint in this stretch of rocky coastland wilderness, there sits the wreckage of an old wooden ship. The ship, a three masted schooner by the name of Swiks, hit bottom on the rocky shore on December 21st, 1926. The hull was washed ashore in 1954 and has rested there since.

    My visit to this shipwreck was brief, having two tired and hungry kids with me, but I managed to get some shots in. There were a few other cameras shooting and tourists touristing. I managed to get about two dozen good shots of the craft without much interference of others in frame.

    This series of 20 images is the result of that roughly 15 minute pause on the shore as the waves crashed and the cameras clicked and the stomach growled. Hunger demanded we head back to our car, so I had no further opportunity to explore the detailed facits of this beautiful object and scene.

    All images in the series were taken with my Samsung Galaxy S3 native camera app. I've post processed them in #Snapseed  and #PSTouch .

    You can find a bit more information in English (and some additional images - I can't claim originality in my composition, seems the angles I took were the natural ones) on the photographer Jesper Tønning's website (his are DSLR):

    http://jesper-tonning.blogspot.se/2010/10/remains-of-schooner-swiks.html?m=1

    The Wikipedia article in Swedish: 

    http://sv.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swiks

    I've made a Google Map of its location, here:

    http://goo.gl/maps/T14rh

    The geolocation is roughly 57.351494, 17.127748

    #Mobilography   #MobileOnly   #GalaxyS3  
    #S3    #MobilePhotography   #Photography  

    #Shipwreck   #Shipwrecked   #Öland   #Sweden   #Europe  

    #landscapephotography || +Landscape Photography 
    Curated by: +Ben T +David Heath Williams +jeff beddow +jeff beddow +Bill Wood +Jim Warthman +Vishal Kumar +Carra Riley +paul t beard +Tom Hierl 

    #paintitclub || +PaintIt Club
    Curated by: +Milena Ilieva +Celso Carvalho +Carol Small +k phelps +Astrid Bartels +Stefan Kierek +Elin Vaeth +Clare Bambers +Richard Mabb +Rick Leaf 

    #pixelworld || +PixelWorld
    Curated by: +Alberto Carreras 

    #europeanphotography || +European Photo
    Curated by: +Ela Kupiec +Susanne Ramharter +Michael Muraz +Janusz Brakoniecki +Jean-Louis LAURENCE +Ugo Cei 
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  • Jacob Dix2014-02-05 09:24:41
    A Monochrome Tutorial Using Snapseed

    Nothing tells a great story like a good monochrome image. Using monochrome as a means of storytelling, then, means knowing what options are available to you. There is many an app that can create monochrome images, but Snapseed will be the focus of this piece. The most obvious ways to do monochrome in Snapseed are simply reducing saturation (using Tune Image) and also using the black and white filter suite. However, there is a third, not so obvious means of producing monochrome images that broadens Snapseed’s capabilities. A good portion of my monochrome work uses this technique, which gives images a rich quality that the normal black and white filters, for my tastes, just don’t produce. In this tutorial I will show how to create beautiful monochrome images using Snapseed’s Retrolux filters.

    Continue reading: http://www.mobilography.net/monochrome-tutorial-using-snapseed/

    #Mobilography   #MobilePhotography   #SmartphonePhotography   #Snapseed   #Tutorial   #Monochrome   #BlackAndWhite  
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  • Jacob Dix2013-07-08 12:09:58
    SciFi

    My theme for August

    These images were taken with and created on my Galaxy S3. For the month of August, I am going to continue exploring space and everything SciFi with my phone and its imagery potential, and my imagination. I would very much like it if others participated in this sci-fi project in whatever creative way you wish to do so. Just use the tag #SciFiAugust .

    Enjoy the images.

    #Mobilography   #SciFi   #S3  
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  • Jacob Dix2013-12-06 15:38:57
    Dock of the Bay

    This series was taken during summer vacation, 2013, while on a visit to Åland, Finland. I chanced inside this boat dock and was impressed immediately by its dilapidated state.

    Though I'm pretty obsessed about getting angles and lines straight, and parallel, even making them so by warping images in post processing, I made a conscious effort here to take images that were not flush with the environment, or followed some perfect rule of thirds. I did this to exaggerate the mood of the place.

    I had been saving the set of image for an opportunity and one came with VSCOcam for Android. I decided to give the app a run and so have part processed this set of 50 with the app. I've left them all in their original size and angle. I've even included a few blurry shots, because blur is OK. I varied colors and other features of the VSCOcam app as the individual images suited me.

    It was an enjoyable shoot and (post)process.

    This is #Mobilography .

     #Mobilography #MobilePhotography #SmartphonePhotography
    http://www.mobilography.net

    #VSCOcam +VSCO 
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  • Jacob Dix2013-01-04 11:16:30
    Creative 366 Project is finished

    It's done. I finally got my 366 album finished. There are 364 images, as I haven't shared all images public, and in a couple cases the image was only connected in some way to a short story or so.

    I have decided after a lot of consideration to not continue with another project 365 or daily photo project. What was a real challenge in the beginning, became fun and enjoyable in the middle. I got better, I grew in skill and speed. Daily creating something really improved my understanding of light. Near the end though I began to realize that I was just cranking out an image just to get something posted. I knew I could do better if I took my time. I knew I could rise higher. My creativity near the end felt stiffled, and I want to focus more on raising the bar of what I produce and what I share. I am going to be more careful about what goes out to the public. At the same time, I no longer have the time to daily shoot, prepare, and post an image, no matter how quick I am. It takes THOUGHT, and that means taking thought away from other priorities. 

    I entered +Creative 366 Project curated by +Takahiro Yamamoto and +Jeff Matsuya with the promise that "my photography would improve". There was interaction and inspiration enough from others to keep me going. I knew NOTHING of photography, but wanted to. I had my art and my short stories as my only forms of creativity as of January 1, 2012. I couldn't actively maintain these daily. I tried DSLR (my wife's Nikon D50) early on in the project. That too I couldn't keep up, as it required so much work to upload photos, edit them, etc. That did two things though. I learned quickly how to use Photoshop, and it sponsored another project of mine simply called sky. That project was an experiment in light, and can be viewed here: https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/100152754393360938972/albums/5725812363376567185

    It was "creative" rather than photographic, so I had some enjoyable leeway as to my daily project. That's where a couple stories came in (both sci-fi in fact), and can be read here (https://plus.google.com/u/0/100152754393360938972/posts/cuaV9awxrsm), and here (https://plus.google.com/u/0/100152754393360938972/posts/YjRJakzKttr).

    I'd say from about May. onwards, the gallery is 99% Mobile Photography. It was fast, it was neat, it was social, and I could take it everywhere. This developed into something else I never thought would happen. I ended up challenged by some other mobile photographers (mobile photography dawning on me then as an actual term). That pushed me, it inspired me. I looked for more mobile photographers on G+ and found, to my surprise, that they were largely disorganized excepting for a few pages here and there.

    So I did my part in organizing us, sharing circles, pages, introducing everyone around. I wasn't the only one doing it, so I won't claim originality. This assemblage of mobile photographers, as well as my abilities and knowledge with the G+ platform caught the attention of +AMPt. I was brought onto the AMP team sometime in July. I joined instagram because of them, and discovered a LOT of mobile photography, good stuff, not pictures of food. It challenged me further. My gallery acquires a few square images at this point.

    In the process, I developed a tag (without an E in the middle): #Mobilography  

    Joining AMPt led to a new development. I tried organizing or introducing android photographers to one another through my instagram profile. It was pretty unsuccessful. I didn't know that platform. A fellow android user +Atle Rønningen would constantly point me in the direction of android users around IG. At one point, he and I had a conversation about the lack of any Android related groups out there. So he went on to form +Android Editors in September, and he went straight to me to bring me onboard. Cool.

    That's where things are at this point. Did Creative 366 Project improve my photography? Well, I claim that I am a Mobile Photographer, which is telling of the skill I've gained, the culture I've found, and the real change in the entire perspective I have around my hobbies and personal creativity. So yes, it did. Immensely.

    I won't do another creative 365/6 project, but I am grateful for this one that I did, and for the friends I've made in the process.

    Thanks Takahiro and Jeff.
    Thanks to everyone who participated in this with me.

    +Jacob Dix 
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  • Jacob Dix2012-09-13 22:01:55
    Mobilographers

    Everybody needs one, and this is it! Share it, add it, plus it, and if you know of a good mobile photographer that isn't in it but is on G+, mention them in the comments. Those mentioned in the comments, give me a link to a mobile photography album of yours and I'll add you.

    I am attempting to notify most of the new additions to the circle, and also many of those already in the circle. But I can't notify beyond 100, plus I'm not even sure notifications work any longer!

    #Mobilography   #MobilPhotography  
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  • Jacob Dix2014-01-27 16:08:05
    What Makes A Good Photograph?

    What makes a good photograph? In my explorations of photography and art (mobile or otherwise), I have often thought over this question and the many answers it can generate by half-hearted searching. Is it the composition, the subject, or the lighting? These things have their place, though with any given element, I find myself thinking of images that were beautiful despite one or two of these qualities being fulfilled to any strong degree. There must be something beyond these. And to tell you the truth, I think I’ve found an answer, though I derive it from ideas and associations outside of photography altogether.

    Follow the link to continue reading: http://www.mobilography.net/what-makes-a-good-photograph/

    #Mobilography
    #MobilePhotography
    #SmartphonePhotography  
    #REM
    #PSTD
    #EMDR
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  • Jacob Dix2014-02-12 14:37:07
    The Definitive List for Mobile Photography Editing on Android

    Looking around the web, there are a number of blog posts out there that point to (or list) various Android photo editing and camera apps. So why do yet another? For starters, these lists all tend to be out of date by a year or more and there seems no current list of the best of the best. Lists, it is well known, generate hits, and so it’s a sure fire post to make one yourself. Sadly, most of the app lists I’ve seen are recent lists that are crowd sourced and show preferences for mediocre apps.

    What I am offering here is a list of smartphone photography apps based on my own personal experience and expertise. I use apps regularly, and heavily. I use every aspect of apps. So here’s a comprehensive list of quality editing and camera apps available on the Android market currently.

    http://www.mobilography.net/the-definitive-list/

    #Mobilography   #MobilePhotography   #SmartphonePhotography  
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  • Jacob Dix2013-08-02 04:42:59
    Day 2 - Shipwrecked

    SciFi August Continues.

    For this month of August I will be exploring outer space, inner space, hyper space and other SciFi spaces and places on my appropriately named Galaxy S3. I would very much like it if you joined in on the fun. Tag any of your creative work that you created during August with the tag:

    #SciFiAugust.

    These can be in the forms of imagery, painting, story, poetry, sculpture, you name it. Just keep it constrained to science fiction and to August. I wouldn't mind if you also mentioned me in the post but that isn't necessary. It would be nice to see all the fabulous work I anticipate will be created and shared.

    #SciFi #ScienceFiction #Mobilography #MobilePhotography #S3

    #AlienAbductionFriday +Alex Lapidus
    +Irene Kato +Michele Cornelius +Heiko Mahr
    +Karl Geiger +Jon Beall +Karl Geiger Jr
    +Alien Abduction Friday

    #AlienAbductionFriday #owcbn #gplusaliennation

    You can find the original announcement post here: https://plus.google.com/100152754393360938972/posts/9PQgCR6kLFr
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  • Jacob Dix2011-11-25 14:34:14
    Save post to Gmail Inbox/Drafts & Docs

    +Google+

    Care to help me promote this idea by sharing it?

    #JacobsIdeas
    #googleplusmockups

    Link to original post: https://plus.google.com/u/0/100152754393360938972/posts/PnvpG83chbd
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  • Jacob Dix2013-05-20 10:17:56
    Foothills

    A series in mobile photography.

    This is the complete series of 15 images I've posted over the last two weeks. Nice to see them all in one place. The images were taken while on a trip to Munich in April. I had the chance to visit Neuschwanstein Castle, at the foothills of the Bavarian Alps of Germany. As the train and then bus approached the mountains, the fog and low clouds rolled in to give the scenery a lovely atmosphere. The cloudy conditions created a bit of underexposure. Though I took numerous photos that compensated for this, I felt the underexposed images were more to my liking. All images are shot and edited on my S3, and excepting the image watermark, were edited exclusively with +Snapseed.

    Notification - If you have been notified, it is because I have made a notification circle of people whom I have interacted with either on your own profiles, or on my own and that you have expressed interest in my work. I will be using this notification circle at the most no more than once a week, and especially for those major works or series of works I do. I am specifically making it to rekindle interaction, as this is really why I am here. I hope to hear from you! The notification circle will also become my main go to circle for commenting on others' works. If you do not wish to be in this circle, I will not feel the slightest bit of disappointment in your saying so.

    As always, I tag my posts #Mobilography .

    +Landscape Photography  #LandscapePhotography  
    +HQSP Landscape #HQSPLandscape
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  • Jacob Dix2013-09-25 12:14:57
    Inheritance Series

    This series of 30 mobile images was taken during a brief, partly wonderful and partly dismal trip to Åland, Finland over the summer. It is not meant to point a finger at the trash heaps found here and there in the forests of that group of islands. The green loving Swedes dump trash in the woods in roughly the same way as the Finns, the Chinese, the Kenyans and the Americans. This is a human phenomenon. A very large portion of Manhattan Island's coastline, as an example, is grounded on the trash of the 17 and 1800s.

    The point is that it happened, is happening, and I have documented it and am reporting. This is a case study in human nature.  Everyone has their excuse, a pet evil they feed slowly when nobody is watching. This series is about the inheritance we receive in the form of a caged animal, a pet evil called litter, trash and garbage. (It isn't without truth that we also call hardship from the past as emotional garbage.)

    Somebody is going to have to clean it all up. But no matter. Here it is. I'm not going to rub it in or preech what you should do about it.

    This series was taken using my +Samsung Galaxy S III native camera app and post processed with +Snapseed. I have attempted to hold to a square format, though gladly deviated from this when an image spoke to me in rectangular form. Some shots used the macro setting, some few used flash. I chose a low contrast, high saturation theme for all images to bring out the extreme earth tones found both in nature and in the trash in nature. This was to place these two contradictory elements, nature and trash, on an equal playing field for the eye. I have you enjoy them. I hope you do not enjoy them.

    #Mobilography #MobilePhotography #SmartphonePhotography

    http://www.mobilography.net/inheritance-series/
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  • Jacob Dix2013-07-31 05:44:14
    Journey

    A Month of Macro is over.

    I sort of wish it wasn't. The challenge of composition, DOF, lighting has been exciting and educational and I feel now pretty solid with this one setting of my camera. Alas, other ideas beckon, namely SciFiAugust.

    This image ends where the series began, with a seed. This one was at the train station nearly bowing its way out into the side world. I found it symbolic of new horizons. I hope you have enjoyed the series.

    Thank you for participating!

    #JulyMacro

    #Mobilography #Macro #S3
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  • Jacob Dix2014-01-01 09:49:24
    Just A Place To Sit

    Thinking this morning about the new year and what it may bring.

    www.mobilography.net

    #Mobilography #MobilePhotography #SmartphonePhotography
    http://www.mobilography.net
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  • Jacob Dix2013-10-31 04:53:21
    Lamp Light In The Dark

    Halloween in the streets of Stockholm's Old Town.

    #Mobilography
    #MobilePhotography
    #S3
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  • Jacob Dix2013-05-27 12:21:00
    People

    As time has passed, I've become increasingly comfortable with taking pictures of people. In fact I love it, the variety, the challenge, the humanity of them all. Two of the images shared are my children, though I only did so because faces were not clearly visible (I keep their integrity intact). I begin with one of these, entitled Zenith, the highest point. I end the series with a group photo of the youth, after their long conference in deliberating over the future of Europe. I think these are fitting images for the series. They are our highest achievement. The innocent joy of children, and the collective work of solving our problems together. Please have a look at each and every one of the images. I hope you pause. They are a mix of color and monochrome, frames and no frames, groups and individuals, squares and rectangles, men and women. I think they speak something about all of us, and so, for me, this is one of my favorite and ongoing projects.

    All of these images are mobile, both shot and edited. Some of them were taken on my old trusty Galaxy W (5 megapixels), though most are taken and edited with my S3. 

    If you have been notified for this post it is because I have included you in a notification circle. I value your opinion, trust that you find my work enjoyable. I enjoy your interaction. If you are not included but wish to be, or alternatively, if you are included and don't wish to be, please leave a comment to change this. These notifications will take place no more than once per week. Please feel free to share the album if you so wish.

    As always, the tag is #Mobilography  

    #People   #streetphotography   #MobilePhotography  
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  • Jacob Dix2014-02-05 12:19:46
    Love

    Had a chance over the weekend to visit Liljevalchs Art Museum's vernissage with family and friends. Enjoyed the wide variety of works and was surprised at this year's quality AND quantity. Got a few shots for myself as well.

    #Mobilography #MobilePhotography #SmartphonePhotography
    www.mobilography.net

    #WeeklyPhotoProject2014  +Weekly Photo Project 2014  curated by
    +Thomas Gillingham , +Maurice Loy  , +Samantha OBrien , +Navin Upendran , +Andrew Dobrucki , +Bernhard Rembold ,
    +Robyn King , +Francesco Scaglioni
    +ben wong
    Week 6: Love
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  • Jacob Dix2014-01-08 13:17:35
    The Beauty of Collectivism

    This series of 20 images captures those elements of the laundry room that have little or nothing to do with laundry. These are the pipes, the wires, the mechanics behind a building and its dwellers. In all cases I have left the images as is, excepting that I have added the beautiful VSCOcam filter B2, to capture the wonderful but strong light of this white room.

    http://www.mobilography.net/beauty-collectivism/

    #Mobilography   #MobilePhotography   #SmartphonePhotography  
    #VSCOcam  
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  • Jacob Dix2014-04-02 10:10:52
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    Husa Organic Farm

    Husa Organic Farm (Husa Gård) is something of a special place for me. Situated in the beautiful Swedish country landscape north of Stockholm, this farm has become a necessary stopping point when we are up that way visiting the in-laws.

    Reshared text:
    Husa Organic Farm

    Husa Gård is owned and operated by Staffan Ahrén, who, with his father, worked on the farm since 1956. Staffan was one of the initiators of Sweden's now well known organic and fare trade standards, KRAV. The farm itself is number 0001 on the KRAV registry of producers and products.

    This series is about healthy animals raised well and sold at a fare price. I want to support them (in image form) for doing so.

    http://www.mobilography.net/husa-organic-farm/

    #Mobilography   #MobilePhotography   #SmartphonePhotography   #Organic  
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  • Jacob Dix2014-01-29 19:20:35
    Creek 01

    One of six images I got my feet wet to take and enjoy.

    Since I did get my feet wet, and it was indeed cold, this will be my image for #WeeklyPhotoProject2014  +Weekly Photo Project 2014  curated by
    +Thomas Gillingham , +Maurice Loy  , +Samantha OBrien , +Navin Upendran , +Andrew Dobrucki , +Bernhard Rembold ,
    +Robyn King , +Francesco Scaglioni
    +ben wong
    Week 5 : Cold

    #Mobilography #MobilePhotography #SmartphonePhotography
    www.mobilography.net
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  • Jacob Dix2013-07-28 05:31:47
    A Month of Macro

    This image was taken in an old and abandoned building in the woods. Finally had the chance to make it there yesterday evening. It will be part of a future series of images taken there.

    The context: I love macro. It grew on me quickly when I got my old Galaxy W(onder). It wasn't a powerful phone, but it had a mean macro lens. Good optics despite a 5 megapixel sensor. Then my wife got her Nikkor 35mm for her Nikon D50, and I was borrowing it regularly. She wanted it back about when I got my S3 with similar W optics but more powerful sensor. Can't stop using it.

    So, simply put, for the month of July, macro! Perhaps a disclaimer is in order though. In this series, macro can mean tiny subjects in large viewing format, as per a strict definition of the term, but it can also mean the use of my mobile macro lens to get results not achievable with the standard lens. Exploring all the uses of my macro lens. Please feel free to join in and use the hashtag #JulyMacro!

    #Mobilography #Macro #S3 
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  • Jacob Dix2013-02-27 13:44:10
    Mobile Photographers on G+

    This is my main circle of mobile photographers on G+. If you are receiving a notification about this post, you are in the circle. Please feel free to share this with others if you feel so inclined (whether limited or public).

    Some of these people are long time photographers and artists, some are just starting out. Some are amateur and some are professionals. Some post strictly mobile content, some a mix of everything. Some post daily, some sporadicly.

    What you will get with this circle is variety and to a large extent quality content in your stream. If a mobile photographer yourself, you'll find a great bunch of people to share common interests with.

    If you are not in the circle
    If  you are not in the circle (meaning you have NOT received a notification of  the post), and you feel you should be in it for future circle shares (I'm careful about circle shares, so they don't come often), then you must do a couple things:

    1. Include a link in the comments below to a gallery of your work. This is required. I will not add just anyone.

    2. Plus 1 this post. Required.

    3. Share this so that other mobile photographers might see this. This is OPTIONAL. I make no one share my posts or circles to get in to them, and in fact think such a requirement is a ridiculous practice.

    4. If you wish to mention a mobile photographer other than yourself in the comments, please make sure that you view the circle and make sure they are NOT  already included. It is up to them to share a link to their work with me. This is also of course optional.

    Enjoy!
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  • Jacob Dix2013-10-15 06:52:26
    Untitled and Ironic

    Another +Texture Blend Photography still ( +Gemma Costa ) for the week. I claim no originality in this style, but I do enjoy it.

    #Mobilography #MobilePhotography #S3 
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  • Jacob Dix2012-05-19 16:59:21
    Google Calendar / Google+ Integration Mockup

    Archiving your posts? Sure!
    Allow others (your circles or public) to view your past posts? Sure!
    Schedule Hangouts? Sure!
    Notify your circles of upcoming events? Sure!
    Add someone else’s Hangout Event? Sure!
    Add someone else to your event? Sure!

    +Natalie Villalobos +Vic Gundotra I know you get a lot of notifications, but I am notifying you directly because I think this +Google+ Mockups is worthy of your attention. It is streamlined, looks like G+, and would add so much usability to the UI.

    #GooglePlusMockup
    #GoogleCalendar
    #JacobsIdeas

    Share it if you like it.
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  • Jacob Dix2013-12-27 10:41:20
    Descending Pixelation

    Getting back into some #Mobilography now, after the break. Enjoy.

    www.mobilography.net
    #MobilePhotography #SmartphonePhotography

    This was inspired by, though hardy compares to, +Mykal Hall's recent staircase image, found here: https://plus.google.com/107073852799630124249/posts/jh5KigZrT7E
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  • Jacob Dix2013-10-29 12:23:44
    Play

    This is #Mobilogaphy in the stairwell.

    #MobilePhotography #S3 +Snapseed 
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  • Jacob Dix2012-07-12 11:35:53
    So I passed 15,000 people who've circled me today. Yet I get on average about 15 pluses, 2 comments and 1 share. It's a strange universe, this G+.

    I'll keep posting, and I'll keep plussing and commenting away on others' posts. Anyway...

    ;P
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  • Jacob Dix2013-04-09 21:41:37
    Realm

    This image, entitled Realm is one of numerous images I took while visiting Neuschwanstein Castle in Bavaria, Germany. From the train on the way there, the landscape was covered with fog, and I was hoping it would hold. It did, and the results, taken from the ice covered bridge overlooking the scene were magical. Breathtaking. It is taken with my Samsung Galaxy S3. It is a composite of two images to create a panorama using PS Touch (also on my S3). I altered the highlights and shadows in PS Touch, as well as ambiance, brightness and contrast in Snapseed.

    #Mobilography   #DroidEdit   #Monochrome  
    #MobileOnly   #AMPtCommunity   #BNW  
    #S3   #PSTouch   #Snapseed  

    #landscapephotography +Landscape Photography 
    Curated by: 
    +Ben T +David Heath Williams
    +jeff beddow +jeff beddow
    +Bill Wood
    +Jim Warthman +Vishal Kumar
    +Carra Riley +paul t beard
    +Tom Hierl

    #paintitclub : +PaintIt Club
    Curated by:
    +Milena Ilieva +Celso Carvalho
    +Carol Small +k phelps
    +Astrid Bartels +Stefan Kierek
    +Elin Vaeth +Clare Bambers
    +Richard Mabb +Rick Leaf

    #pixelworld : +PixelWorld
    Curated by +Alberto Carreras

    #europeanphotography : +European Photo
    Curated by:
    +Ela Kupiec +Susanne Ramharter
    +Michael Muraz +Janusz Brakoniecki
    +Jean-Louis LAURENCE +Ugo Cei
    
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  • Jacob Dix2013-02-09 20:31:57
    Moon Base

    The image is again done purely on my S3 (excepting the starlight, which was from an old Galaxy W shot). This was a fun image. Borrowed a shot of a Firework from the first day of 2012, and my project 366. Junk images are becoming valuable in new ways :)

    The moon base itself was created using +Ben Guerrette's app #DecoSketch .

    #Mobilography  

    My previous images in the series:

    https://plus.google.com/u/1/100152754393360938972/posts/XSceCMaGbNr

    https://plus.google.com/u/1/100152754393360938972/posts/DTvPqwwkVXL

    https://plus.google.com/u/1/100152754393360938972/posts/NijKTKNvjv4
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  • Jacob Dix2014-01-22 14:57:29
    Bulk Editing with Photo Editor for Android

    Protecting your work in an increasingly rapid social flood of images can be a chore. Previously my work flow was approximately one quarter shooting, one quarter post processing, one quarter protection of images via a watermark, one quarter socializing about my own and others’ works. That one quarter watermark protection was a slow and tedious process of adding a watermark to each and every image that was to be published in some social network setting. Of course, we learn as we go. Photo Editor‘s bulk editing tools have become a fast, easy and preferable method for me to add watermarks to my images, and to add and modify image meta data. In this tutorial, I’ll be showing you how to create meta data presets, as well as how to do bulk editing of sets of images to add a watermark to them.

    [Because there are several apps on the Google Play called "Photo Editor" here is the link to the one I am referring to in the post: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.iudesk.android.photo.editor&hl=en]

    #Mobilography   #MobilePhotography   #SmartphonePhotography   #Tutorial  

    http://www.mobilography.net/bulk-editing-photo-editor-android/
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  • Jacob Dix2014-01-15 19:27:59
    Amaryllis

    This year's bloom was exceptional. Almost a dozen flowers so far and another bunch on the way. Enjoy.

    #Mobilography #MobilePhotography #SmartphonePhotography
    www.mobilography.net
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  • Jacob Dix2013-02-10 10:25:02
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  • Jacob Dix2013-08-11 18:38:19
    Summer's over

    Had one of the best summers in a long time. Now that the term starts tomorrow and the students will soon come flooding through the doors, I feel it's official that summer is over.

    This one's like some sort of #WordlessWednesday or #WordlessOnWednesday theme. Speaks for itself of this summer's good times.

    Shot and edited on my S3.

    #Mobilography #MobilePhotography #S3 
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  • Jacob Dix2013-08-06 06:05:59
    Day 6 and 7

    Fly By

    I spent two days working my mind's way through the ship's electrodes and controls. I did not know how to fly when I could at first perceive no difference between myself and the ship. And further, it was buried underground excepting a portion.

    The solution was unexpected. The ship could move through physical matter. So I lifted through the earth it was buried under with no difficulty. As I flew upward towards space, I passed my enemies at close distance and could almost make out their pilots. These were the fighter ships of the Jonava, my own people, and they could not see me. For I was invisible, insubstantial.

    It was no longer a mystery to me how the Velor could conquer whole armadas.

    SciFi August!

    For this month of August I will be exploring outer space, inner space, hyper space and other SciFi spaces and places on my appropriately named Galaxy S3. I would very much like it if you joined in on the fun. Tag any of your creative work that you created during August with the tag:

    #SciFiAugust.

    These can be in the forms of imagery, painting, story, poetry, sculpture, you name it. Just keep it constrained to science fiction and to August. I wouldn't mind if you also mentioned me in the post but that isn't necessary. It would be nice to see all the fabulous work I anticipate will be created and shared.

    #SciFi #ScienceFiction #Mobilography #MobilePhotography #S3

    #AlienAbductionFriday +Alex Lapidus
    +Irene Kato +Michele Cornelius +Heiko Mahr
    +Karl Geiger +Jon Beall +Karl Geiger Jr
    +Alien Abduction Friday

    #AlienAbductionFriday #owcbn #gplusaliennation

    You can find the original announcement post here: https://plus.google.com/100152754393360938972/posts/9PQgCR6kLFr
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  • Jacob Dix2013-01-17 10:03:15
    Confirming A Suspicion

    +Victor Bezrukov recently mentioned posting to proxy servers so that his posts appear to come out of the US. Apparently there is an algorithm that shows me more people in my stream from my own region, meaning the reverse is true that I am being shown less to the US and more to those in Sweden.

    Can anyone confirm this and do you have suggestions about bypassing this in my opinion lame algorithm... if it be true.

    The evidence I have is that of the several thousand I have circled, I see Swedes quite often in my stream. I also notice that with 20,000 followers I get near no interaction unless I notify a specific circle of those I follow.

    Any confirmation/suggestions?
    Oh and the image is #Mobilography
    ;)
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  • Jacob Dix2013-08-14 18:04:15
    Day 14

    War In The Heavens

    As I regain my strength and plan my next move - for I can do as I wish and not as the ship demands - I monitor the spaceways. There are transport ships moving, launching with armies of troops from my world and system.

    They are headed for Karmath Mons, a unique world of people who do not breath in air, for there is no atmosphere. They speak in shifting color. And they are rich in the minerals of warfare.

    The Nacrolis have just entered talks with the Grumani and others of a union of worlds yet have not approached the Karmath for their lack of space travel. The union terrifies our leaders, and is likely against the will of the Velor as well.

    We intend to enslave Karmath and will forever solidify our relationship with the Velor by becoming them.

    SciFi August Continues!

    For this month of August I will be exploring outer space, inner space, hyper space and other SciFi spaces and places on my appropriately named Galaxy S3. I would very much like it if you joined in on the fun. Tag any of your creative work that you created during August with the tag:

    #SciFiAugust.

    These can be in the forms of imagery, painting, story, poetry, sculpture, you name it. Just keep it constrained to science fiction and to August. I wouldn't mind if you also mentioned me in the post but that isn't necessary. It would be nice to see all the fabulous work I anticipate will be created and shared.

    #SciFi #ScienceFiction #Mobilography #MobilePhotography #S3

    #AlienAbductionFriday +Alex Lapidus
    +Irene Kato +Michele Cornelius +Heiko Mahr
    +Karl Geiger +Jon Beall +Karl Geiger Jr
    +Alien Abduction Friday

    #AlienAbductionFriday #owcbn #gplusaliennation

    You can find the original announcement post here: https://plus.google.com/100152754393360938972/posts/9PQgCR6kLFr
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  • Jacob Dix2013-07-01 17:06:14
    A Month of Macro

    I love macro. It grew on me quickly when I got my old Galaxy W(onder). It wasn't a powerful phone, but it had a mean macro lens. Good optics despite a 5 megapixel sensor. Then my wife got her Nikkor 35mm for her Nikon D50, and I was borrowing it regularly. She wanted it back about when I got my S3 with similar W optics but more powerful sensor. Can't stop using it.

    So, simply put, for the month of July, macro! Please feel free to join in and use the hashtag #JulyMacro

    #Mobilography
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  • Jacob Dix2013-01-27 09:05:33
    Underground

    I'm getting bored with this G+ thing.

    #Mobilography
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  • Jacob Dix2014-02-01 10:00:55
    Abandoned Ghosts

    When I first explored this place, there was an eerie feeling that someone may be there. I couldn’t escape it. The graffiti reminded me that it was a gathering point of sorts. I took a number of images on this first visit, most of which I had to discard as they were taken in haste and little concentration. This feeling reached a peak when I entered the northernmost of the two buildings. Through the cracks in the large warehouse doors, the light shown in, and in front of me I could make out a figure, standing there watching me.

    Continue reading at: http://www.mobilography.net/abandoned-ghosts/

    #Mobilography   #MobilePhotography   #SmartphonePhotography   #Abandoned   #AbandonedPlaces  

    If you wish to be added to or removed from the notification list for these blog posts, leave a comment about it.
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  • Jacob Dix2014-01-23 18:33:24
    Broken

    Continuing with both my project 52 and portions of my incomplete and ongoing wall series.


    #WeeklyPhotoProject2014  +Weekly Photo Project 2014  curated by
    +Thomas Gillingham , +Maurice Loy  , +Samantha OBrien , +Navin Upendran , +Andrew Dobrucki , +Bernhard Rembold ,
    +Robyn King , +Francesco Scaglioni
    +ben wong
    Week 4 : Broken

    #Mobilography #MobilePhotography #SmartphonePhotography
    www.mobilography.net
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  • Jacob Dix2013-06-05 13:42:17
    Nature - in mild color

    I had published a landscape series in black and white some weeks ago entitled foothills. The Bavarian Alps were beautiful. But I couldn't see them in anything but monochrome. In the midst of these images I posted several nature scenes in color, which inspired several other works of more recent date. So I've put them together here for your enjoyment. All images were taken and edited on my S3, using Snapseed and PS Touch.

    #Mobilography

    If you have been notified, it is because you are in a circle for just such notifications of my larger collections of work. If you were not notified and would like to be (about once every week or two), please leave a comment below.

    Enjoy!
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  • Jacob Dix2013-01-21 14:35:16
    The Fast Lane

    In less than three seconds, this man will be hit by a car. That's not true. Not for him anyway. But it could be. The point is, in that moment that you read those words, you stopped. Right now it is happening. So often I think we busy our lives with trifles and unnecessaries. We only seem to take interest in things of value when it's too late. Too busy getting where we are going to see where we are. And when that person or that moment is gone, it, he, she is gone. No second chances.

    I think on the whole the standardization of time and the world's working hours did and does the world a whole lot of good. But the downside is the rush. I think some ethical sensitivity was lost between those gears of ticking clocks. Nobody sees anybody. "How's it going?" is a cliché. The answer is worse! And I got plenty of examples from others and myself to be sure of it. I suppose I could be cynical about it all and say that we didn't need the standardization of time for people to be too busy for one another. Either way, it's disturbing.

    So I had this run in with fate. I won't go into details cause I do have privacy, integrity, but when those cars come they don't slow down. I nearly missed an opportunity; made a few wrong choices that I couldn't repair. Thankful I didn't, and that's where this image comes from and why I'm taking a moment to stop and say what is important. The image was inspired by that split second of decision. It tells a story for me. The fast lane and the red light at the crossing. Some mistakes are fatal. Some you get a second chance. 

    I've been shooting now for nearly a year and have gone through ups and downs with it to the point of addiction. If photography taught me to see, it also made me blind. Sometimes it's just damn nice to put the camera down and snap some memories without the camera as a filter between me and my world.

    I will repreat my mantra. When you really wish to see the world, Jacob, remove your glasses.

    Best to say important stuff. While the light is red. Thanks everyone for all the interest and interaction you've given me and my work.

    This has been a brief moment of verbosity, waxing philosophical and false profundity when all I'm really doing is practicing mindfulness. If you've read to the end here, stop and say what's important to you. Alternatively, what does the image say for you?

    As always, the hashtag and image is #Mobilography.

    Mobilography means nothing but my phone.

    This man did cross safely in the red light.
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  • Jacob Dix2013-01-06 13:57:04
    Winter Impressions

    This is a portion of the work I've done this winter, in interpreting it, its coldness, dryness, dampness, and sometimes its warmth. You are free to reshare this if you wish. Some few of the images are repeats from my recently completed +Creative 366 Project.

    All work was done using my Galaxy S3, using +Snapseed and, on a few occasions, where a telephone line in the distance annoyed me, Touch Retouch.

    If you have received a notification, it is because I assume you will not mind, and maybe can enjoy this. Please let me know if you don't want these notifications. 

    #Mobilography  
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  • Jacob Dix2013-11-25 10:24:57
    A Study in White is finished.

    Overall I'd consider it a success, an exploration, an experiment, in understanding "white street", high key post processing of street images. I suppose I'll explore this at some future date, as I want to see more of it, test more options.

    Some images I couldn't stand, but for the sake of continuity of the series, posted them anyway. i don't much care for the "post only your best" rule. This is a social laboratory. Some of these I find I enjoy very much so. It's a good mix, and lots to ponder over as far as the whats, whys, and wherefores.

    Thanks for the participation all. Here they are, all grouped together in one place. Enjoy.

    The context was as follows:

    Study in White

    Sometimes I have to experiment. Swing the algorithms the other way. This is a study in "White Street". Some of the tendency to go dark with street, at least for me, is that it looks good on screen. We live in a digital age, in which most imagery is consumed (and spat out and forgotten) on a device. You have to tilt your screen to see so many shades of off white, and only then as differences in glitched pixels from file compression of layers.

    I pushed these images to their individual limits until that last point where you are able to make out a face or lose it to the white. I stopped just short of that precipice.

    I hope you enjoy this exploration with me.  This is #Mobilography.

    #MobilePhotography #S3 #Snapseed #Street
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  • Jacob Dix2013-12-31 11:21:52
    Rounding the Bend

    Thought this was symbolic of something. Happy New Year all!

    #Mobilography #MobilePhotography #S3 #AutoAwesome 
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  • Jacob Dix2014-03-06 15:39:49
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    Dachau Concentration Camp

    The Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial was a sobering experience and remains vivid in my mind almost a year after being there. It forced me, in silence, to capture its scenes in imagery as a means of dealing with its significance. This short series is presented with only a few words to note the general context, leaving the images to serve as a matter of fact portrait of human nature. It can happen to any people. It can happen through any people.

    +Mobilography 

    Reshared text:
    Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial

    This series of Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial is presented with few words, leaving the images to serve as a matter of fact portrait of human nature.

    http://www.mobilography.net/dachau-concentration-camp-memorial-munich-germany/

    #Mobilography   #MobilePhotography   #SmartphonePhotography  
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  • Jacob Dix2012-05-22 11:45:52
    Review of Mobilography Apps

    For Android

    If you are looking to get into #Mobilography (and you are on an Android phone - #Droidography #Androidography ), there are a few apps you might want to look at. I'm no expert in Mobilography, but after practicing my hand at the art for a while now, here are some of my suggested (and preferred) apps for enhancing the photos I take with my phone. I do know that some of these apps are available for iPhone. Other's will have to instruct in that regard.

    Some basic rules I go by as a preliminary to using all of these apps are 1) Don't over-process or damage your images. 2) Try to get shots that could stand alone. 3) Use the rule of thirds. 4) Simple is better. 5) Don't lean on your apps!

    These rules are the basis for my pallet of apps, and mean that, while I can make extremely abstract and colorful photos (which I sometimes do) , and which are heavily influenced by the apps themselves, I like to use app effects (in best case scenarios) only to bring out those subtle aspects of an image that are already there to begin with. I don't intend to rely on apps to make for enjoyable imagery. This is an art, and it takes practice.

    So the apps:

    PicsArt - Photo Studio (http://goo.gl/TBCeU) would have to be first on my list. It is free, and has tons of features. It has its own camera, can make collages, allows you to draw, and has a whole slew of effects. Going to the gallery, one finds even more options. You can select images from anywhere, and save them anywhere. You can Rotate, Crop, Free Crop, Shape Crop, Flip and Resize the image. Effects include Filters, categorized variously, and numbered upwards of 100+. The benefits of these are that you can add as many of these as you like. There is a suite of masking effects which (unlike most other apps) allows you to rotate the mask over the image. Another great feature is the ability to add another photo as a mask over an image. You can enlarge, rotate and choose the opacity of the image over the base original. You can even apply all of the app's effects to that image before adding it over the start image. All around, a great app.

    PicShop - Photo Editor is next on my list (http://goo.gl/Abmxr). Though the free version is almost as good as the paid version, the paid has some advantages, such as saving at a higher resolution. The added frames and extras that the paid version gives are negligible. This app is one of the few I've found with a crop tool that has an aspect ratio to determine a fixed shape for the crop. The focal point tool is excellent in that it allows you to select where the focus on an image is, the size of the focus, the strength of the blur, and well as the color shift that the blur creates. No other app I know of provides that versatility. The tilt shift feature is also exceptional, having both a blur strength and color shift feature. With 18 filters (and some options within each), this app is a good one, worth the cheep price. It has been known to crash a couple times!

    Pix: Pixel Mixer (http://goo.gl/zy2fD) is an app with your standard effects, filters, and frames. The frames are limited to white and black borders (which I try to avoid), and the filters and effects are not that many. However, you can choose up to three filters (some of which have about three degrees of strength apiece. The combinations are a good addition to any pallet. A nice, free app.

    Photo Art - Color Effects (http://goo.gl/IGBT4) is a great app. It is free, and it gives you the ability to apply various effects to specific regions of your photos. The photo you select starts in black and white, and you can paint (with your finger) the whole image into color again. You can erase, and zoom for better detail. You can change the brush size and shape, as well as the opacity of the brush. These, combined with numerous effects, allow you to blur specific areas of an image, in different blur strengths, allow you to alter specific spots for brightness, exposure, tint, saturation, and many other features. You can also apply effects to the full image, but other apps do this better in my view.

    After Focus (http://goo.gl/Mik3K) is a must have app. Select with your finger what you want in focus, what you want to be mildly blurred, and what you want to be background. The app automatically selects between these lines you draw to determine where the blurring occurs. You can zoom and erase. Aside from focus, the app does nothing. Photo Art, mentioned above, can do what this app does, so it is a question of preference. It is also free. I have not used the paid version.

    Adobe Photoshop Express (http://goo.gl/WWS1L) is a fairly good app. I can't say I use its effects that often. What I do like about this app is the ratio cropping (which PicShop can also do), detailed straightening of an image, and its small but detailed set of algorithms for Exposure, Saturation, Tint, Black & White, Contrast, and Brightness. Unlike other apps that give you four degrees of variation in saturation, this app gives you 100. Exposure goes from -64 to +64. Contrast from 0 to 400, and brightness from 0 to 100. The algorithms all modify slightly different aspects of the image. I do feel even slight modifications damage an image, and the save resolution isn't always exemplary, but using these features wisely, you can produce images like this: http://goo.gl/Yg9oz

    Photo Editor (http://goo.gl/UxRGf) is a nice app, free, and easy to use. It has a good set of effects. You can change the Hue, saturation, contrast, and brightness manually (though not as detailed as Photoshop Express), or you can change the color of an image using a decent image curves tool. The filter effects aren't many, but like PicShop, you can vary the degree of strength within almost all of them. Frames are extremely limited. Cropping also has ratios as well as a manual and unlocked crop. This app has the great feature of resizing the pixels of an image. I wouldn't say it is a stand alone app, but combined with others, it's a great tool.

    Pixlr-o-matic is a great app (http://goo.gl/qnMJz). It is both a starter app for people new to mobilography (because easy to use), and also a great tool for those that know what they are doing. This was a first app for me, and with all the filters, masks, and frames it provides (all easy to use), I found it simple enough to modify my images to get the feel I wanted. It is easy to rely upon too much however. These days, I know what it can do, and use it only after processing my images elsewhere, if at all. The app filters are constantly being added to (and there are 100s!) so that it makes for a versatile pallet. It cannot crop, reshape, distort or modify images, nor can the filters be rotated. In that regard it is limited. Still, a good addition for any artist.

    There are other apps that I have used, but not often. Among them are:

    PicsPlay - FX Photo Editor (free version: http://goo.gl/r4evU) for all around post processing.

    PicFrame (paid: http://goo.gl/jKf35) which is a nice and easy way to make frames collages of multiple images. It isn't something I do often, but when I want to it's handy.

    Stack Collage (http://goo.gl/UQzWQ) which allows you to resize, overlap, and rotate as many images as you like. It is limited otherwise, but sometimes useful.

    ~ ~ ~

    Then there are cameras.....

    We'll leave things here for now. In any case, these are the tools I use for my Mobilography. They are a wide enough selection that I can create what I like without relying too heavily on the apps themselves, while also not feeling limited in what I can do with any one app.

    Some of these apps do not allow you to save a new image directly into the phone gallery, but into a folder for that app alone. To combine apps means then manually moving the files from one place to another. It also means moving them to the phone's gallery for instant upload.

    If you'd like to see some of my Mobilography work, you can find it here: http://goo.gl/pPOfC

    Please feel free to share this for sake of those new to the art of Mobilography.
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  • Jacob Dix2013-06-15 09:12:20
    Tomorrow's Promises

    Layer upon layer of a construction site in Stockholm. And a few layers of this morning's newspaper.

    #Mobilography

    #europeanphotography || +European Photo
    Curated by: +Ela Kupiec +Susanne Ramharter +Michael Muraz +Janusz Brakoniecki +Jean-Louis LAURENCE +Ugo Cei 
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  • Jacob Dix2012-12-18 15:54:00
    December 18, 2012

    The Ambassador

    His ship was heavily damaged; his pride intact. He had but little time before his air ran out. There was a gamble with life that the signal everyone thought was static, was in fact a signal. He was certain like everyone else it was static. And because he was certain it was static, like everyone else, he stated emphatically that it was to the contrary a signal! He got the job. And so, here he was, floating helpless in space toward a system he could only see when his spinning wreckage angled itself flush. He doubted, but here he was. Chances were it was static. A glitch. He knew it was static. If it was static, then all others (and secretly he too) were right. He could rest as his air faded. But if it was a signal, he was right (outwardly, at least), and all others false. And that would change everything. He did wonder though that they even funded him in their disbelief.

    He smiled with pride in his crushed capsule as it drifted closer. The leaks were all repaired. The light of the three suns shone brightly through the shields. He waited. He sweat. He dreamed. And in his dream he fell asleep and peered through the window, as the light changed from blinding yellow to azure blue. As his eyes opened, the secret became a rumor in his heart, and the rumor became truth. And for his heart the universe beat. 

    ..........

    This story was inspired by a discussion I had with +Charles Strebor +Micha Fire and +Lacerant Plainer about chance and life and the choices we make. The image is of a metal rocket ship hanging from the ceiling at the kids play center Junibacken in Stockholm, where my family and I went recently for a good trip out. I placed my feet so that the lights of the ceiling aligned with the ship.

    This is mobile only. Apps used were Snapseed, Pixlr Express, Touch Retouch, and Photo Editor.

    Feel free to share

    +Creative 366 Project  #Mobilography  
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  • Jacob Dix2014-03-27 15:49:15
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    Update to The List

    This particular update to the definitive list will focus on a few apps for Android that support either RAW file editing or lossless file saving, such as in PNG, will mention a couple apps that should have been on the first list (such as After Focus and Focal), and also highlight some new additions to the market.

    http://www.mobilography.net/updated-list/
    Page || +Mobilography

    #Apps   #RAW   #Review  

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    Updating the List - Mobile Photography Apps for Android

    This is the first update to the definitive list of mobile photography editing apps on the Android market. I will update it from time to time.

    http://www.mobilography.net/updated-list/

    #Mobilography   #MobilePhotography   #SmartphonePhotography  
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  • Jacob Dix2012-12-20 13:25:57
    December 19, 2012

    Forgot the 19th!

    +Creative 366 Project #Mobilography
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  • Jacob Dix2013-11-01 18:53:20
    Keep Calm and Keep Keeping Calm

    Enjoy your day, all. This is #Mobilography.

    #MobilePhotography #S3
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  • Jacob Dix2012-01-20 10:25:13
    Writers Circle

    Have you noticed how popular photographers are on G+? Well, here's a circle of WRITERS. Flash fiction, poetry pages, authors, short story writers & Pages exclusively for books and discussion of the written word.

    Pass this circle on to help promote the unsung writers of G+ (especially if you are in the circle). The content these individuals provide is fantastic.
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  • Jacob Dix2013-06-18 12:36:28
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    For the memory of 4 brothers who died. They are still in the streets and in our hearts
    #Turkey #occupyturkey #occupygezi
    Abdullah Cömert
    Ethem Sarısülük
    Mehmet Ayvalıtaş
    Mustafa Sarı
    Seni seviyorum Türkiye
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  • Jacob Dix2013-02-07 15:04:29
    Arrival

    I really enjoyed making my last image, so went ahead and did another. Again, it was done entirely on my S3.

    #Mobilography  

    The previous image is here: https://plus.google.com/u/1/100152754393360938972/posts/NijKTKNvjv4
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  • Jacob Dix2014-02-08 07:32:13
    Behind the Sofa

    Starting my day off right by contemplating on art. Another piece I took recently at Liljevalchs vernissage.

    Enjoy your day, all.

    #Mobilography #MobilePhotography #SmartphonePhotography
    www.mobilography.net
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  • Jacob Dix2014-01-16 19:34:22
    Bokeh

    The #WeeklyPhotoProject2014 is going to present a few challenges to my mobile photography skills. Bokeh, depth of field, and a few other themes are best suited for DSLR. Bokeh is especially difficult because the Galaxy S3 is happy to auto focus, and it also doesn't happen to do night shooting as well as I'd like. In any case, this shot was done at I think ISO 400 (as low as I could get it without losing the building to the right). I got the blur by using the macro lens and setting, focusing on my hand by a street light, and then snapping the blurred shot before auto focus kicked in. That's smartphone photography for you. Night all.

    +Weekly Photo Project 2014  curated by
    +Thomas Gillingham , +Maurice Loy  , +Samantha OBrien , +Navin Upendran , +Andrew Dobrucki , +Bernhard Rembold ,
    +Robyn King , +Francesco Scaglioni
    +ben wong
    Week 3 : Bokeh

    #Mobilography #MobilePhotography #SmartphonePhotography
    http://www.mobilography.net
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  • Jacob Dix2014-02-18 10:54:05
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    Old Country

    A Mobile Photography series about time, history, and change.

    http://www.mobilography.net/old-country/

    #Mobilography   #MobilePhotography   #SmartphonePhotography  

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    Old Country

    Some landscapes are old country. Some are older than others. It is not that the actual soil or the people living there are somehow older. It is the history that has taken place there. Some places have rich history, whether remembered or forgotten. And being places of history, people gather and add to the history. They become centers. Time and the momentum of events add layer upon layer of interpretation to a place.

    The series is a simple attempt at adding value to what is already rich.

    http://www.mobilography.net/old-country/

    #Mobilography   #MobilePhotography   #SmartphonePhotography  
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  • Jacob Dix2012-06-17 19:02:01
    June 17, 2012

    #MobileOnly   #Mobilography  for +Creative 366 Project curated by +Jeff Matsuya & +Takahiro Yamamoto.
    #Creative366Project
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  • Jacob Dix2013-10-19 18:11:14
    Admire The View

    #Mobilography from this summer.

    #Monochrome #MobilePhotography #S3 
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  • Jacob Dix2012-05-22 13:27:03
    Mobilography Posts - All in One Place

    I put together three posts, to further organize and spread #Mobilography on Google+.

    1. Mobilographers Circle - ► http://goo.gl/Ftp96
    2. Mobile Photography Pages - ► http://goo.gl/qtE2y
    3. Review of Mobilography Apps - ► http://goo.gl/eZTFH

    I will re-post this again, after I complete a Saved Search of all known Mobilography hashtags in use. Spread the word.
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  • Jacob Dix2012-05-08 06:48:59
    May 08, 2012

    Metro Hustle

    I finished creating something this morning for +Creative 366 Project curated by +Jeff Matsuya & +Takahiro Yamamoto , but had to do an inpromptu of the busy hustle and bustle of the Metro in Stockholm this morning. The image is #MobileOnly and is a composite of three separate images of the same spot.

    [Edit] You can view the three original images here: https://plus.google.com/100152754393360938972/posts/SNzdbXKr1WV

    +Mobilart Club curated by +Alexius Jørgensen +abhishek chamaria & +Skip per

    #Creative366Project
    #JacobDix366
    #Mobilography
    #MobileArtClub
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  • Jacob Dix2013-08-08 06:03:05
    Day 8

    Watch, Wait, and Question

    I scan the cosmos with my piercing eye, see it as it is happening and not as light at C would limit me. The burial tomb that I would capture and return to Jonava (presumably for secret destruction) was recently found floating in space... just when the build up to war with the Nacrolis began. I must seize it.

    It bites att my conscience though. This tomb ought to have plunged into the heart of a star, as is tradition in the burial of great souls, if not for the shift in its trajectory resultant from a supernova wave some four thousand years ago. In his last moments before death, Angona whispered the coordinates to that very supernova. Was this why I was sent to kill him? Is knowledge of this why I too am now hunted? He died so fearlessly.

    ...There's the transport ship now.

    SciFi August Continues!

    For this month of August I will be exploring outer space, inner space, hyper space and other SciFi spaces and places on my appropriately named Galaxy S3. I would very much like it if you joined in on the fun. Tag any of your creative work that you created during August with the tag:

    #SciFiAugust.

    These can be in the forms of imagery, painting, story, poetry, sculpture, you name it. Just keep it constrained to science fiction and to August. I wouldn't mind if you also mentioned me in the post but that isn't necessary. It would be nice to see all the fabulous work I anticipate will be created and shared.

    #SciFi #ScienceFiction #Mobilography #MobilePhotography #S3

    #AlienAbductionFriday +Alex Lapidus
    +Irene Kato +Michele Cornelius +Heiko Mahr
    +Karl Geiger +Jon Beall +Karl Geiger Jr
    +Alien Abduction Friday

    #AlienAbductionFriday #owcbn #gplusaliennation

    You can find the original announcement post here: https://plus.google.com/100152754393360938972/posts/9PQgCR6kLFr
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  • Jacob Dix2013-12-08 20:13:04
    Hilltops

    This #Mobilography series (1 of 3) was shot in Munich, Germany months ago, and I've been meaning to get back to it for post processing. I finally did. A short story in images.

    Enjoy!

    #Mobilography #MobilePhotography #SmartphonePhotography
    http://www.mobilography.net
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  • Jacob Dix2013-07-26 13:14:01
    A Month of Macro

    Sunset in the fields of Öland. No Wifi so the image might end up thumbnail sized in the G+ light box on your computer.

    The context: I love macro. It grew on me quickly when I got my old Galaxy W(onder). It wasn't a powerful phone, but it had a mean macro lens. Good optics despite a 5 megapixel sensor. Then my wife got her Nikkor 35mm for her Nikon D50, and I was borrowing it regularly. She wanted it back about when I got my S3 with similar W optics but more powerful sensor. Can't stop using it.

    So, simply put, for the month of July, macro! Perhaps a disclaimer is in order though. In this series, macro can mean tiny subjects in large viewing format, as per a strict definition of the term, but it can also mean the use of my mobile macro lens to get results not achievable with the standard lens. Exploring all the uses of my macro lens. Please feel free to join in and use the hashtag #JulyMacro!

    #Mobilography #Macro #S3 
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  • Jacob Dix2013-07-09 06:27:36
    A Month of Macro

    Flower

    The context: I love macro. It grew on me quickly when I got my old Galaxy W(onder). It wasn't a powerful phone, but it had a mean macro lens. Good optics despite a 5 megapixel sensor. Then my wife got her Nikkor 35mm for her Nikon D50, and I was borrowing it regularly. She wanted it back about when I got my S3 with similar W optics but more powerful sensor. Can't stop using it.

    So, simply put, for the month of July, macro! Perhaps a disclaimer is in order though. In this series, macro can mean tiny subjects in large viewing format, as per a strict definition of the term, but it can also mean the use of my mobile macro lens to get results not achievable with the standard lens. Exploring all the uses of my macro lens. Please feel free to join in and use the hashtag #JulyMacro!

    #Mobilography #Macro #S3
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  • Jacob Dix2012-07-13 12:23:49
    Mobile Photography Pages

    This is an updated circle, removing some inactive pages, and adding a couple pages since the last update. These constitute the core of pages on Google+ dedicated to Mobile Photography. Some of them are curated pages for tagging your mobile (and in some cases mixed media) work, some of them are counterparts to blogs, newsletters and organizations. All are great pages. Please pass this circle around!

    For Mobile Photographers, see the latest updated circle: https://plus.google.com/u/0/100152754393360938972/posts/MDNU234zCh9

    As an added bonus, here is a saved search of all things Mobile Photography! Click on it, save the search, visit it regularly for some amazingly talented individuals and their work. Be sure if you are a mobile photographer to hashtag your relevant posts with at least one of the search terms below:

    https://plus.google.com/u/0/s/%23MobilePhotography%20OR%20%23MobilePhotographer%20OR%20%23MobilePhotographers%20OR%20%23Mobileography%20OR%20%23Mobileographer%20OR%20%23Mobileographers%20OR%20%23Mobilography%20OR%20%23Mobilographer%20OR%20%23Mobilographers%20OR%20%23iPhoneography%20OR%20%23iPhonography%20OR%20%23iPhoneographer%20OR%20%23iPhoneographers%20OR%20%23iPhonographer%20OR%20%23iPhonographers%20OR%20%23Droidography%20OR%20%23Droidographer%20OR%20%23Droidographers%20OR%20%23Androidography%20OR%20%23Androidographer%20OR%20%23Androidographers%20OR%20%23MobileOnly%20OR%20%23iPhonePhotography%20OR%20%23iPhonePhotographer%20OR%20%23iPhonePhotographers%20OR%20%23DroidPhotography%20OR%20%23DroidPhotographer%20OR%20%23DroidPhotographers%20OR%20%23AndroidPhotography%20OR%20%23AndroidPhotographer%20OR%20%23AndroidPhotographers%20OR%20%23iPhoneOnly%20OR%20%23DroidOnly%20OR%20%23AndroidOnly%20OR%20%23Phoneography%20OR%20%23Phoneographer%20OR%20%23Phoneographers%20OR%20%23Phonography%20OR%20%23Phonographer%20OR%20%23Phonographers%20OR%20%23Juxt%20OR%20%23WeAreJuxt%20OR%20%23CellphonePhotography%20OR%20CellphonePhotographer%20OR%20%23CellphonePhotographers%20OR%20%23MobileArt%20OR%20%23iPhoneArt%20OR%20%23iPhoneArtist%20OR%20%23AndroidArt%20OR%20%23AndroidArtist%20OR%20%23MobilePhotog%20OR%20%23MoFoCommunity%20OR%20%23AMPt%20OR%20%23AMPt_Community%20OR%20%23AMPtCommunity
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  • Jacob Dix2012-06-24 15:19:11
    June 24, 2012

    #Mobilography #MobileOnly for +Creative 366 Project curated by +Jeff Matsuya & +Takahiro Yamamoto . My native Galaxy W camera and PicSay Pro were used.
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  • Jacob Dix2013-06-16 20:56:30
    Architecture

    This series contains old and new, published and previously unpublished. Some of them are black and white, some of them color. Some are symmetrical, some not. Some are square, some are rectangle. All are images of structures, mostly buildings, built by human hands. All images are taken in either Munich, Germany, or Stockholm, Sweden. You are welcome to share the series.

    All images shot using my Samsung Galaxy #S3. All images edited with +Snapseed (and some edited additionally with PS Touch). Enjoy.

    If you have received a notification of this post, it is because I value your opinion and hope to hear from you. If you would like to be included in this notification list (which I use max only once a week), to be notified when I publish a larger group or series of images, please leave a comment. Same goes for removal.

    I have also included below some links to previous series and larger collections for your enjoyment.

    #Mobilography #Architecture #ArchitecturePhotography

    Nature - In Mild Color || https://plus.google.com/u/0/100152754393360938972/posts/ewt5gPq3DiV

    People || https://plus.google.com/u/0/100152754393360938972/posts/8MMTdMWzerc

    Foothills || https://plus.google.com/u/0/100152754393360938972/posts/4vJdDKTdhX4

    Boats || https://plus.google.com/u/0/100152754393360938972/posts/CUur9Bv4h4C

    Fog || https://plus.google.com/u/0/100152754393360938972/posts/VhtA9NrGLRe

    Winter Impressions || https://plus.google.com/u/0/100152754393360938972/posts/FxuuAoeAsqn
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  • Jacob Dix2013-07-15 23:16:57
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  • Jacob Dix2013-07-31 14:31:33
    Mobile Macro Gallery

    I've put together a gallery of July's month of macro images, and have included a number of previously posted images, as well as some that are new to this album. I've also included large format images of the 6 shots that, because of a lack of WiFi while on vacation, uploaded from my phone only thumbnail sized. Please enjoy and don't hesitate to comment.

    Thanks!

    #JulyMacro  

    The original text and context for the serious was as follows:

    The context: I love macro. It grew on me quickly when I got my old Galaxy W(onder). It wasn't a powerful phone, but it had a mean macro lens. Good optics despite a 5 megapixel sensor. Then my wife got her Nikkor 35mm for her Nikon D50, and I was borrowing it regularly. She wanted it back about when I got my S3 with similar W optics but more powerful sensor. Can't stop using it.

    So, simply put, for the month of July, macro! Perhaps a disclaimer is in order though. In this series, macro can mean tiny subjects in large viewing format, as per a strict definition of the term, but it can also mean the use of my mobile macro lens to get results not achievable with the standard lens. Exploring all the uses of my macro lens. Please feel free to join in and use the hashtag #JulyMacro!

    #Mobilography #Macro #S3 
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  • Jacob Dix2012-05-07 08:19:46
    May 07, 2012

    Today's +Creative 366 Project is a #MobileOnly image of Ranunculus which my wife planted in a pot outside our door.

    EDIT: I just made a short tutorial of the Post Processing for this image, here: https://plus.google.com/u/0/100152754393360938972/posts/iKkBp1Jsac1

    #Creative366Project curated by +Jeff Matsuya & +Takahiro Yamamoto.
    #JacobDix366

    I am submitting this to #mofomo +mofomo curated by +Alexander Kesselaar & +Michael N Sutton,

    and also to +Mobilart Club and +PaintIt Club curated by +Alexius Jørgensen +abhishek chamaria & +Skip per

    +MyMobileMonday Photography

    +Mobile Art Photography
    #MobilePhotography
    #Mobilography
    #MobileArtPhotography
    #MobileArtClub
    #PaintItClub
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  • Jacob Dix2013-11-24 19:18:03
    Study in White

    Sometimes I have to experiment. Swing the algorithms the other way. This is a study in "White Street". Some of the tendency to go dark with street, at least for me, is that it looks good on screen. We live in a digital age, in which most imagery is consumed (and spat out and forgotten) on a device. You have to tilt your screen to see so many shades of off white, and only then as differences in glitched pixels from file compression of layers.

    I pushed these images to their individual limits until that last point where you are able to make out a face or lose it to the white. I stopped just short of that precipice.

    I hope you enjoy this exploration with me.  This is #Mobilography.

    #MobilePhotography #S3 #Snapseed
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  • Jacob Dix2014-01-21 22:36:37
    SOOC Archive

    Beckoning

    This one is #SOOC, excepting the signature, from the archives. Enjoy.

    #Mobilography #MobilePhotography #SmartphonePhotography
    www.mobilography.net
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  • Jacob Dix2014-01-09 21:10:23
    SOOC Archive

    Some mobile HDR, #SOOC  before bed. Enjoy all.

    #Mobilography   #MobilePhotography   #SmartphonePhotography  
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  • Jacob Dix2013-01-03 12:59:11
    RESHARE:
    If you receive a notification for this reshare, it is because you are in my mobile photographer circle, and I want you to know about Android Editors and its expansion of features onto several networks. Some of you are iPhoners, some Droids. In either case, please pass this along to inform others (especially android photographers and artists) you might think will enjoy the ability to join in the community using the tag #DroidEdit  

    Thanks!
    Jacob

    Reshared text:
    Android Editors is pleased to announce that we will now be considering photos tagged #DroidEdit on Google+, EyeEm, and Twitter for our features! We will continue to scout on Instagram as we always have. To participate, all you need to do is include the tag/hashtag or topic (EyeEm) “DroidEdit” on your Android mobile shots. Our schedule of features is posted on our website AndroidEditors.com and gives a description of what we are looking for. Thanks for your support. We are looking forward to showing off your great Android images!

    Twitter :@AndroidEditors :  Tag   #DroidEdit
    EyeEm :@AndroidEditors :  Topic  DroidEdit
    Google+ :  +Android Editors  :  Tag  #DroidEdit
    Instagram :@DroidEdit :  Tag  #DroidEdit
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  • Jacob Dix2013-12-09 10:16:22
    Hilltops

    This #Mobilography series (2 of 3) was shot in Munich, Germany months ago, and I've been meaning to get back to it for post processing. I finally did. A short story in images.

    Enjoy!

    #Mobilography #MobilePhotography #SmartphonePhotography
    http://www.mobilography.net
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  • Jacob Dix2012-08-22 06:51:23
    August 22, 2012

    Just curious what others think makes a good frame? What is its purpose? When do you avoid it?

    +Creative 366 Project #Mobilography #MobileOnly
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  • Jacob Dix2014-03-16 10:53:31
    Ambush

    This image is one of a number of images that I entered into the +Mobile Photo Awards. It was a combination and reworking of two images from my scifi august series last year. I have since then made about 100 minute variations of it. I am nearing the half way point in this, likely my most ambitious work to date.

    Stay tuned.

    Site || http://www.mobilography.net
    Page || +Mobilography
    Tags || #Mobilography #MobilePhotography #SmartphonePhotography 
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  • Jacob Dix2012-06-18 21:22:38
    Removing the E

    I am notifying a circle of individuals for this post because I think you will be good participants in any discussion and at forwarding the aim of this post.

    What do we call ourselves? How do we describe our work? How do we ensure that we can be found if others come looking? There's been some talk among #Mobilographers lately about which hashtags to use in our posts, if at all. It's a complicated issue. Some users tag #iphoneography , others tag #androidography , and still others #phoneography  or #MobilePhotography . Now I am after a community. ONE community. If we want that community, hashtags are necessary, however ugly some may think they are. In using them though, some measure of organization and coordination is in order if we are going to succeed in building a community, because there are as many hashtags for #Mobilography  as there are individuals using them.

    I've seen the term MobilEography (with an E) used. Early on I began using this hashtag because of it's neutrality concerning whether one was an "iPhoneographer" or an "Androidographer". But I did something to the term. I removed the E (I've seen some others have too). I did so to make it into its own word, a coined word, rather than a hyphened word: Mobile-ography. It is symbolic for me of a real and legitimate artform, yet ironic, as it gets underlined in red by spell check every time I write it, as it isn't yet a word. That seems to be where we are at the moment, so again, symbolic.

    So I am going to make a suggestion, based on all that I've read and all that's been discussed so far. Let's remove the E. This post is an effort to get everyone who is a practitioner in the art of Mobile Photography to hashtag the posts that contain such photos with the hashtag #Mobilography . Without the E. I have no wish to debate the pros and cons of various terms. I don't want to put anything to a vote. Too many indians and not enough chiefs ends in the same result as the reverse. So I am going to go ahead and just suggesting this one term, a coined word. Join in. Simple as that. Assembling everyone under one term will benefit us all, as a community and as individuals, in the long run. However nuanced we wish to be otherwise.

    I do not think we should stop tagging our posts as we have before. We ought to tag our posts based on the themes we are doing, the phone, or camera and apps we use, as we wish. The genre or style of the photo, etc. These are all necessary for people of various communities to find you. To find this multiplicity of Mobilographers, I have included a very long link at the end of this post. It is a saved search of singular, plural, and every variation I can think of. Click on it, save the search yourself, and watch the beauty enter your stream. Mobilography and Mobilographer variations are in the search, so you will see us too. I promise you won't be disappointed.

    A few discussions (in chronological order) that have taken place on this subject within the #Mobilography  community (more food for thought) are here:

    Benjamin Kappel Schmidt: https://plus.google.com/u/0/103712669925810336471/posts/TdNrwwNpnAV
    Myself: https://plus.google.com/u/0/100152754393360938972/posts/i3V2VLPgW8Y
    Star Rush: https://plus.google.com/u/0/100994114474811451452/posts/1ZEnLew6jQ8

    And now for the saved search:

    https://plus.google.com/u/0/s/%23MobilePhotography%20OR%20%23MobilePhotographer%20OR%20%23MobilePhotographers%20OR%20%23Mobileography%20OR%20%23Mobileographer%20OR%20%23Mobileographers%20OR%20%23Mobilography%20OR%20%23Mobilographer%20OR%20%23Mobilographers%20OR%20%23iPhoneography%20OR%20%23iPhonography%20OR%20%23iPhoneographer%20OR%20%23iPhoneographers%20OR%20%23iPhonographer%20OR%20%23iPhonographers%20OR%20%23Droidography%20OR%20%23Droidographer%20OR%20%23Droidographers%20OR%20%23Androidography%20OR%20%23Androidographer%20OR%20%23Androidographers%20OR%20%23MobileOnly%20OR%20%23iPhonePhotography%20OR%20%23iPhonePhotographer%20OR%20%23iPhonePhotographers%20OR%20%23DroidPhotography%20OR%20%23DroidPhotographer%20OR%20%23DroidPhotographers%20OR%20%23AndroidPhotography%20OR%20%23AndroidPhotographer%20OR%20%23AndroidPhotographers%20OR%20%23iPhoneOnly%20OR%20%23DroidOnly%20OR%20%23AndroidOnly%20OR%20%23Phoneography%20OR%20%23Phoneographer%20OR%20%23Phoneographers%20OR%20%23Phonography%20OR%20%23Phonographer%20OR%20%23Phonographers%20OR%20%23Juxt%20OR%20%23WeAreJuxt%20OR%20%23CellphonePhotography%20OR%20CellphonePhotographer%20OR%20%23CellphonePhotographers%20OR%20%23MobileArt%20OR%20%23iPhoneArt%20OR%20%23iPhoneArtist%20OR%20%23AndroidArt%20OR%20%23AndroidArtist%20OR%20%23MobilePhotog%20OR%20%23MoFoCommunity
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  • Jacob Dix2012-07-30 11:57:40
    July 30, 2012

    String Quartet, 1 of 4

    Recently, while thinking over my editing options for a photo on my phone, I ran across a blind man at the train station. Mobile photography - all imagery for that matter - didn't exist in his world. I began thinking of music and the world of senses and sensations that exist. Scriabin and Hélène Grimaud came to mind, classical and modern composers (respectively) both of whom have synesthesia, a condition in which the mind can somehow transform one form of sensory input into another. Sound creates visual impressions. All of these thoughts, as the blind man went on his well paced way, inspired this series. It is of course still a work of visual art and is of little use to the blind. But it is an attempt at visualizing sound, via string instruments.

    This first image of the series is (originally) of the strings of my son's bright yellow Sponge Bob guitar. Android apps used in this image are PicsArt & Pixlr-o-matic.

    +Creative 366 Project  #Mobilography   #MobileOnly  

    Image 2 is here: https://plus.google.com/u/0/100152754393360938972/posts/gNEuhCg5vyB
    Image 3 is here: https://plus.google.com/u/0/100152754393360938972/posts/KX1QEKKDoGH
    Image 4 is here: https://plus.google.com/u/0/100152754393360938972/posts/HvCGxperCxD
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  • Jacob Dix2013-08-18 09:30:51
    Day 16

    Crolisa

    The Crolisa was the flagship of the Nacrolis fleet. Our spies, while I had access to them, reported that the ship was unique in that it seamlessly incorporated Grumani technologies. It was only recently finished and was practically empty but for technicians and others making final inspections, adjustments and loading of supplies for operation. In scanning the ship, I discovered that the tomb of Evenov was smuggled on board as cargo. And what better place to keep it safe from its own murderous people.

    This is when my plans finally solidified.

    SciFi August Continues!

    For this month of August I will be exploring outer space, inner space, hyper space and other SciFi spaces and places on my appropriately named Galaxy S3. I would very much like it if you joined in on the fun. Tag any of your creative work that you created during August with the tag:

    #SciFiAugust.

    These can be in the forms of imagery, painting, story, poetry, sculpture, you name it. Just keep it constrained to science fiction and to August. I wouldn't mind if you also mentioned me in the post but that isn't necessary. It would be nice to see all the fabulous work I anticipate will be created and shared.

    #SciFi #ScienceFiction #Mobilography #MobilePhotography #S3

    #AlienAbductionFriday +Alex Lapidus
    +Irene Kato +Michele Cornelius +Heiko Mahr
    +Karl Geiger +Jon Beall +Karl Geiger Jr
    +Alien Abduction Friday

    #AlienAbductionFriday #owcbn #gplusaliennation

    You can find the original announcement post here: https://plus.google.com/100152754393360938972/posts/9PQgCR6kLFr
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  • Jacob Dix2014-01-11 22:27:43
    SOOC Archive

    Another #SOOC  image from auto backup.

    A bit of #Mobilography  before bed. Night all.

    #MobilePhotography   #SmartphonePhotography  
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  • Jacob Dix2013-07-05 09:58:53
    A Month of Macro

    This image is of my cat Dixie prowling through the grass and caught by my lens. Not easy.

    The context: I love macro. It grew on me quickly when I got my old Galaxy W(onder). It wasn't a powerful phone, but it had a mean macro lens. Good optics despite a 5 megapixel sensor. Then my wife got her Nikkor 35mm for her Nikon D50, and I was borrowing it regularly. She wanted it back about when I got my S3 with similar W optics but more powerful sensor. Can't stop using it.

    So, simply put, for the month of July, macro! Please feel free to join in and use the hashtag #JulyMacro

    #Mobilography #Macro #Caturday
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  • Jacob Dix2013-02-17 22:13:52
    Killing Creativity

    This image is the light reflecting through a glass jar with a little bit of water in it, on the dining room table, and with my fingers on either side of the camera lens. I wanted a doorway silhouette, so I made one. I wanted a shadow, so I made that too.

    #Mobilography   
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