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A Photo Project, An Update, and a Contest?

Ear­li­er today the folks behind one of my favourite iOS dig­i­tal dark­room apps (FX Pho­to Stu­dio) announced a great new col­lab­o­ra­tive pho­tog­ra­phy app and project, in the form of a con­test:

As a ges­ture of appre­ci­a­tion to its loy­al fans, Mac­Phun is also devel­op­ing the first ever joint­ly col­lab­o­rat­ed, free stand­alone wall­pa­per app that will show­case user-sub­mit­ted pho­tographs edit­ed with FX Pho­to Stu­dio and oth­er pho­tog­ra­phy iOS apps. With MacPhun’s sup­port, the app will pro­vide the ide­al plat­form for aspir­ing artists and pho­tog­ra­phers to gain increased expo­sure for their work. To kick off the sub­mis­sion process, Mac­Phun will be hold­ing a two month pro­mo­tion on their Face­book page. Prizes include iTunes gift cards, pho­to print­ing gift vouch­ers and much more. For more infor­ma­tion on this con­test, please vis­it:

To help kick off this great idea, FX Pho­to Stu­dio & FX Pho­to Stu­dio HD have been updat­ed to iOS 4.3 and now include a new fil­ter cat­e­go­ry, Sketch­es:

Mac­Phun has col­lab­o­rat­ed with estab­lished artists from North Amer­i­ca and Europe to cre­ate a new “sketch­es” cat­e­go­ry. The new­ly added cat­e­go­ry con­sists of six car­toon-styled fil­ters pro­vid­ing users with a total of 187 fil­ters to mix, match and share with friends. The addi­tion of more pre­cise tun­ing con­trols for con­trast­ing, adjust­ing hues and sharp­en­ing fil­ters, pro­vide even more unequiv­o­cal tools to users, mak­ing one of the most use­ful image edit­ing apps on the mar­ket, even bet­ter.

And to make it even eas­i­er for new iPhone and iPad2 pho­tog­ra­phers, FX Pho­to Stu­dio and FX Pho­to Stu­dio HD will both be dis­count­ed to $0.99 and $1.99, respec­tive­ly, for a very lim­it­ed time.

Another day, another Call for Entries

Got some slick shots of Vegas tak­en with your Hip­sta­mat­ic? Then con­sid­er enter­ing this free gallery show:

This is an open call for pho­tographs.  We will be accept­ing entries from Feb­ru­ary 1st, 2011 to March 10th, 2011. Any­one may enter and there is no charge for entry.  Select­ed images will be print­ed at 7’’ x 7’’ and dis­played at the Vegas from the Hip exhib­it on April 21st, 2011. The exhib­it will be locat­ed at the Neva­da State Col­lege Library on 311 S. Water Street, Hen­der­son, NV 89015.  (Date is sub­ject to change.)  The show will run until the end of May.

Photo and details courtesy VegasFromTheHip

Exhibit: The Art of iPhone Photography

Think your iPhone or iOS device images are ready for the big time? The Orange Coun­ty Cen­ter for Con­tem­po­rary Art is look­ing for a few good shots — for their upcom­ing exhib­it.

Call for sub­mis­sions:
Pix­els: The Art of iPhone Pho­tog­ra­phy exhi­bi­tion.

An open call for iPhono­graph­ic art to be exhib­it­ed at
the Orange Coun­ty Cen­ter For Con­tem­po­rary Art.
is host­ing a call for iPhone-based Pho­tog­ra­phy.

All pho­tos MUST be shot with and processed using an Apple iPhone.
No com­put­er-based pro­cess­ing allowed.
Any mod­el of the iPhone may be used.

Win­ning entries will be print­ed and exhib­it­ed in a month-long exhi­bi­tion.

Jurors: Knox Bron­son and Jeff T. Alu, Daniel Berman, and Maia Panos

To Enter, vis­it;

Hello World

iPad Darkroom Icons Header (480px)

Wel­come to iPad Dark­room — my new blog high­light­ing apps, tools, and tech­niques for using Apple’s iPad as a mobile dig­i­tal dark­room. It’s still a lit­tle rough around the edges, but things will fill out over the next few days.

As you will see by scrolling through some of the posts here already, this will be a fair­ly focused blog.

But I will, on occa­sion, pro­file oth­er news or items of inter­est to any­one using the iPad for dig­i­tal pho­tog­ra­phy post pro­duc­tion. Though if the much rumored iPad 2 ships with a cam­era, this will change 🙂

Did you say con­test?
Actu­al­ly I didn’t, but that won’t stop me from hav­ing one!

My good friends at Mac­Phun have gra­cious­ly pro­vid­ed me with a few codes to two great apps I use in my iPad Dark­room — Pho­to Pal and the recent­ly updat­ed FX Pho­to Stu­dio HD. More details on the con­test here.

My blog is your blog
So, I’ve laid the ground­work for this explo­ration into mobile dig­i­tal dark­room tech. What should we talk about? What do you want to see here? Let me know, and if you’ve got some apps you’d like me to look at or share with oth­ers, please feel free to com­ment or ping me direct­ly using the Con­tact page.

First Contest — Exploring Workflow

Next project. Flooring. #mostly365

I’m in the mid­dle of a two part series on my dig­i­tal pho­tog­ra­phy and iPad Dark­room work­flow over at the Future Shop tech blog. While I think I have a pret­ty good dig­i­tal work­flow that encom­pass­es my iPad, I’m think­ing that there are prob­a­bly oth­er very excel­lent work­flow ideas out there.

So, to entice some feed­back and learn from you a bit, I thought I’d offer out a few prizes from our fine friends at Mac­Phun, a few down­load codes to Pho­to Pal and FX Pho­to Stu­dio HD.

How to enter:

  1. Leave a com­ment below,  on this post, describ­ing your dig­i­tal dark­room pho­to work­flow on your iPad. Or if you don’t have one yet, describe how you think you’d use a diti­tal dark­room on your iPad.
  2. Note which app you would like to win, should your entry be select­ed (iPhone, iPad, Doesn’t mat­ter)
  3. Win­ners will be select­ed based on entire­ly arbi­trary cri­te­ria I’ve not estab­lished yet 🙂 Make your sub­mis­sion  inter­est­ing and / or infor­ma­tive and you’ll have a bet­ter chance at col­lect­ing one of these sweet apps.

Impor­tant Stuff:

  1. Con­test ends Thurs­day Feb­ru­ary 17th at Mid­night MDT. Win­ners will be select­ed and con­tact­ed via email on Fri­day Feb­ru­ary 18th.
  2. One com­ment / entry per per­son. Dupli­cates will dis­qual­i­fy all entries by that per­son.
  3. Feel free to pro­mote, face­book and tweet about this con­test, it could help your chances 🙂

There, that wasn’t too hard was it? Thanks!