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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

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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!