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January 6, 2012


Mobile Photography Challenge – January 2012

by Patrick Gervais

Hey there,

Ok so I hope everyone has recovered from all the celebrating over the holidays! I had a great time but welcome the return to my regular routines.

Back in December I announced the Mobile Photography Challenge 2012, and so here now are the details for the January Challenge;

  • The theme this month is “Self Portrait”, I know this may be difficult for some but this IS a challenge right? Also it will be a good way to get to know you all a little better. Here’s a link that can help you with some ideas :-)
  • The image should be square format, ratio of 1:1
  • You can use any apps you like (or none at all) as long as all editing is done on the mobile phone. You cannot edit your image on your desktop or laptop computer. I can accept a tablet like the iPad.
  • Other than that it can be interpreted any way you like.

Remember this is a “Mobile” challenge so that means you need to capture AND edit your image on your mobile (cell) phone’s camera. It doesn’t have to be an Apple iPhone, it can be any cell phone you have.

I will create a Flickr group where you can add your image to. It will be a public but by invitation only group. This way it will be easier to manage for me and also keep it focused between the people who are participating in the challenges and not random people on Flickr who are just looking to dump images and not really interested in the challenge or group itself. Everyone who has contacted me with an interest in the challenge will receive and invitation to the group.

Let me know what you think.

Thanks for reading, Patrick

15 Comments Post a comment
  1. Clint Cline
    Jan 12 2012

    I don’t usually do selfies, but I’m in for this one…


  2. Jan 12 2012

    Ok….count me in…sounds like fun!

  3. Jan 12 2012

    Hey, Patrick! I’m definitely in :)

  4. Jan 12 2012

    Patrick, count me in. Be hard to beat JenBeezy when it comes to selfies but I’m always up for a challenge.

    • Jan 13 2012

      Hey Max, glad you’re on board :-) It will be fun. BTW it’s for fun and there is NO winner here. I’m sure you know that. It’s great that JenBeezy is joining in the fun with us. I’m really looking forward to seeing everyone’s images.

  5. Jan 13 2012

    I never take selfies as i prefer to be on the other side of the lens but hey ho, lets give it a go… count me in :)

    • Jan 13 2012

      Hi Fiona, glad you’re up to the challenge. I also don’t shoot many selfies but think it will be a fun and challenging start to this series. Glad you’re here :-)

  6. Clint Cline
    Jan 15 2012

    “I will create a Flickr group where you can add your image to. It will be a public but by invitation only group.”

    Did I miss the invite? Sorry, but I’ve been slammed lately and very well could have missed it.


    • Jan 15 2012

      Hi Clint

      No you haven’t missed the invite. I will send them out soon.


      • Clint Cline
        Jan 15 2012

        Thanks, Patrick!

  7. Jan 24 2012

    Just posted my self (a unique piece, I suffer too much at doing selfies ;-)


    • Jan 24 2012

      Great! Selfies are not easy for sure. Self-portrait can be many things and don’t have to be the typical facial portrait but can be abstract, mysterious, graphical or anything really. It is up to the photographer and what they want to express about themselves.

      Congrats on getting it done,


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