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: http://www.macphun.com/photoproject/
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.
I’ve always been a fan of National Geographic’s photography — and how could you not be? The National Geographic Society photographers have produced some of the best images of the last century.
I’ve been a fan of the World Heritage Sites iPad app for a while, simply for the quality of images at Heritage Site locations.
Memory of Colors isn’t really an app that you use to tweak or modify images on your iPad, rather it’s an app that captures my attention and inspires creativity while looking at endangered cultures throughout the world.
Memory of colors features a rich collection of portraits that provide a look at humanity’s fragile diversity in over 18 countries, from Algeria to Yemen. Assembled in an infinite color palette, where each color represents a facet of human culture, the portraits bring a message of peace, tolerance and respect for those that are being threatened by globalization.
The masterpiece created by photographer Jaime Ocampo-Rangel took over 12 years to complete, and required a colossal amount of research, logistics, and diplomacy. “I set out to preserve the beauty of these people before it’s too late, and create a pause in time and space to capture this world’s last authentic images,” said Jaime O’Campo-Rangel. The project was first exhibited at UNESCO’s headquarters in 2010.