Two Fun Ways to Learn More About Phoneography

Photojojo University and Studio b offer two very different ways to learn how to shoot better photographs with your camera phone. Both courses sound like serious fun!

Photojojo University: Phoneography 101

PhotoJoJoUniversityTo use your smartphone to learn about photography fundamentals as applied through your camera phone, sign up for Photojojo University’s four-week Phoneography 101 course. (The next one starts May 1.) The course costs $10 and if you graduate, you’ll get a $5 gift card for the Photojojo store.

Twice a week, you’ll get an email with a simple and fun lesson that ends with an assignment that challenges you to practice what you learned. In addition to discussing camera phone basics, the course will cover composition, lighting, experimental lighting, creative effects, tools, editing, and sharing.

If you aren’t yet a Photojojo fan, check out their free newsletter that suggests insanely fun things you can do with photography. The articles include some DIY display projects such as how to make a stained glass window out of Instagrams.

The Photojojo store sells useful accessories such as touch-screen gloves, cameraphone lenses and an iPhone boom mic, and a new, back-up battery that lets you re-charge your smartphone anywhere simply by cranking the handle. (As Photojojo describes the Crankerator: “Power for your camera phone, a little extra exercise for your arms.”)

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Photojojo University

iPhoneography 101 Course Aboard a Maine Windjammer

If you would enjoy a sailing adventure along with your phoneography education, the creative venue Studio b is conducting an iPhoneography 101 course August 28-31 aboard a 24-passenger Maine Windjammer. The course will be taught by Colleen Duffley, the experienced advertising and editorial photographer who founded Studio b as a “playground for the imagination.”

StudiobLightImpressionsDuffley also curates Light Impressions, the 40-iPad exhibit of camera phone images from 40 iPhoneographers that is traveling to art venues throughout the U.S.

During the Studio b’s iPhoneography 101 course, you will learn how to:

  • turn ordinary smartphone snaps into extraordinary images
  • use the most powerful and creative apps
  • come up with innovative ways to share and present your work.

StudiobMobileArtChandYou can practice what you learn when the schooner sails into beautiful Camden Harbor for the annual Camden Windjammer Festival of the Maine Windjammer fleet. Explore the other ships, visit downtown Camden, and enjoy a schooner-crew talent show and fireworks.

Call for Entries for Mobile Art Chandelier! Can’t attend the cruise? Check out the Studio b website and Facebook page to see where the Light Impressions art installation and Mobile Art Chandelier will be displayed next. Because the Light Impressions exhibit will be displayed at the Studio Amanda Talley in New Orleans in May, Studio b is currently seeking camera-phone images of what the “Big Easy” means to you (food, music, fun, mystery, etc.). Entry deadline is 5 pm EDT on April 24.


Studio b: iPhoneography 101 Windjammer Cruise

Call for Entries: Mobile Art Chandelier in New Orleans

Light Impressions on Facebook

Studio b on Facebook



New Options for Printing and Exhibiting Phoneography

It’s amazing to see everything that can be done with images captured on a smartphone these days.  Below are just two examples of how camera-phone images are being displayed and printed for exhibition at major events.

Studio b Will Show Works of 40 Phoneographers at Art Basel Miami Beach

Do you have 13 smartphone images that are worthy of display at one of the most prestigious art shows in America? If so, round them up and send to [email protected] by Sunday, November 4.

If your collection of images is judged to be one of the 40 best, your work will be shown on studio b’s “Light Impressions” display that will be shown at Art Basel Miami Beach from December 6-9.  Art Basel is regarded as a cultural and social highlight for the Americas, attracting more than 260 leading galleries from North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia, and Africa.

Studio b’s “Light Impressions” installation consists of 40 iPads mounted on a piece of metal that photographer and studio b owner Colleen Duffley salvaged the wreckage of a Gulf Coast hurricane.  Each of the 40 iPads displays a 13-image slideshow from a featured artist.

“Because the images are always moving, the Light Impressions exhibit itself is always changing,” Colleen says. “No matter how many times you look at it, you see it differently.”  To enter images or request more information about Light Impressions, e-mail: [email protected]

If you are interested in further developing your creative phoneography skills, Duffley will be leading an iPhoneography 101 sailing adventure in Maine aboard the J. and E. Riggin schooner from August 28-31, 2013. The sailing vessel is operated by Maine Windjammer Cruises.


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iPhoneography 101 Sailing Adventure

iPrints Store Makes Prints for LA Mobile Arts Festival

In August, the first LA Mobile Arts Festival 2012 (LA-MAF) showcased how mobile digital-imaging technology is transforming the arts. The LA-MAF garnered international media attention from organizations such as The Huffington Post, The Los Angeles Times, CNN, NBC, NASDAQ news, Daily Mail. During the show’s 8-day run, more than 2000 people came to view the largest exhibition of mobile artistry to date.

The show was organized by (IPA),an online group that enables phoneographers of all levels of expertise to share techniques, evaluate new technologies, and discuss their latest creations.

The organizers of the LA-MAF show believe that the unexpected way the images were presented attracted a lot of attention.

More than 600 images were displayed as different types and sizes of museum-quality prints. Some were mounted on handcrafted bamboo panels; others were printed on specially coated aluminum plates, printed on glass, or on mirrors in vintage Victorian frames.  Some prints were nearly four feet tall

Nate Park, co-founder of said that many people who entered the show asked: “So where’s the work that was done on the iPhone? Little did they know they were already surrounded by it.”

All of the prints displayed at the LA-MAF were produced by IPA’s new iPrints Store, which is now open to the general public.

Through the iPrints Store, phoneographers everywhere can print their iPhone files with the quality necessary to appeal to art buyers and advance their careers. The iPhoneArt team that operates the store are experts in preparing files for output on the types of print surfaces that generated so much buzz at the  LA-MAF.

“The iPrints Store is also a far-reaching sales platform for IPA’s international band of mobile artists,” said Daria Polichetti, co-founder of “The public gallery is a curated space, so you must submit your portfolio for review.” Once accepted, you will have full control over your works. The iPrints Store will handle tasks such as tracking limited and signed editions, offering file-prep assistance for achieving museum-quality prints, and mounting images on eco-friendly bamboo panels.

“It’s not a quick-print system run through one of the online mega-printers.” says Polichetti. “It is not an instant-anything. Instead, each work is printed with personal attention, hand crafted to order, and shipped worldwide.”

“At, we feed each others’ creativity,” said one artist. “The LA Mobile Arts Festival 2012 was one example of what this mobile art community is capable of. The iPrints Store is another.”


LA Mobile Arts Festival

iPrints Store

iPhone Art


Galleries and Print Providers Help Showcase iPhone Photos

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Submit Entry to LA Mobile Arts Festival by July 15

Receive $1,000 Mobile Art Grant from

iPhone Art Photo from iPhoneArt.comThe second annual IPA Mobile Art Grant is open for submissions on (IPA). The IPA Grant is the only international grant program specifically designed to provide financial support for mobile artists emerging at the top of their field.

IPA’s 2011 grant recipient will receive $1,000 to help further his/her mobile art career. The top 20 entrants will be published in an IPA-produced book highlighting the most influential mobile artists of 2011. The top three will be guaranteed a spot in IPA’s first Los Angeles interactive exhibition, scheduled for May 2012.

There is no submission fee for the IPA Mobile Art Grant. You may submit up to 10 images that you have created in the past year. Images must have been shot and processed on an Apple iPhone or iPad. The apps used to create each image must be listed on the submission form.  Deadline for submissions is December 31, 2011.

The Selection Process

Jane Deering, who operates the Jane Deering Gallery, will serve as lead juror for the grant award program. A staunch advocate of contemporary art for most of her life, Deering became interested in iPhoneography through the work presented on

Other jury panelists include the two founders of IPA: Daria Polichetti and Nathaniel Park, as well as the 15 artists who have been named IPA Artists of the Month since the IPA was founded in 2010. The 2010 IPA Mobile Art Grant recipient has also been invited to sit on the panel of jurors.

The jury panel will get involved in the judging after a one-week public-voting period allows all members of the IPA community to have a voice in the selection of the grant recipient. Each member of IPA will be allowed to vote one time per image per day. At the end of the week, the 50 artists with the most cumulative votes on their 10 submitted images will be announced as semi-finalists. The jury panel members will then have one week to review the works of the top 50 semi-finalists and determine their top 20 in order of preference.

Deering will review the submissions of the top 20 finalists and select one winner and two runners-up. The IPA plans to announce the 2011 Mobile Art Grant recipient and runners up on January 25, 2012.


Launched in Santa Monica, CA at the end of 2010, provides a place for iPhoneographers to discuss their work, collaborate with one another, learn about apps, and share what they have made. After being listed on as one of the top-10 essential iPhotography sites, IPA has grown from a small group of collaborators to a community of more than 3,000 artists.

Cofounders Daria Polichetti and Nathaniel Park are dedicated to creating exhibition opportunities, financial support, international recognition, and promotional opportunities for its active members.

“The IPA community is built around the idea that all artists can improve their craft by engaging in discourse with others, by offering critiques and comments, and being open to receive them. It is a place where long-term artistic relationships are created, and where the more advanced artists mentor and encourage those who are new to the field,” says Polichetti. “Each day offers work that is surprising and new.”

The manifesto on describes how the emerging iPhoneography movement fits into the history of art and photography. Artists who use smartphones and other handheld devices as new art mediums are encouraged to get involved.

“Mobile artists everywhere are creating and experimenting,” reads the manifesto. “The floodgates are open—a new art form is ready to be explored. Here at iPhoneArt, we are inspired by new technologies that allow most anyone to create images, music, and movies at any given moment, no matter where they are.”


2011 Mobile Art Grant Overview, Awards and Rules

Details on 2011 Mobile Art Grant Selection Process and Jurors