Guest post by Nichelle Stephens
Up until about six weeks ago, I didn’t know what the word iPhoneography meant, but I knew it when I saw it which was mainly from looking at Instagram photos. iPhoneography or smartphoneography which WordSpy has defined it as photography using a smartphone’s built-in camera. Nick Bilton of the New York Times recently wrote about it, and now the first film shot on a smartphone is about to hit movie theaters.
Macphun, the developers of photo editing app FX Photo Studio, is hosting the largest International iPhoneography Contest and Group Show. The Group Show will be held at Soho Gallery Of Digital Art from December 16 until the 22nd featuring 200 photographs from over thousands of submissions. What is unique about this event is that this will be the largest showcase of iPhone photo artists (iPhoneographers) ever. Both both pro and amateur photographers are participating and this is really a unique opportunity for all to display their work.
As for FX Photo Studio, the app definitely embodies what iPhoneography is about. The app features tons of effects (largest collection on the App Store) and many features can be used practically for any style of photography. FX Photo Studio is for artists creating portraits, landscape, abstract art, street scenes. The goal of the International iPhoneography Group Show is to celebrate the democratization of photography. Besides the pride and glory of being selected, there will be prizes including Apple gift cards, Kogeto Dot cameras, Olloclip, YouBiq Gymbl and other accessories that are part of this emerging trend of iPhoneography.
Nichelle Stephens is a blogger, cupcake enthusiast, editor, event producer and social media strategist. Nichelle is the co-founding editor of Cupcakes Take The Cake, the most popular blog about cupcakes. She was formerly the editor of the NAACP Image Award winning Pepsi We Inspire, a branded lifestyle blog and community for African American women. She can found on Twitter at @niche.