It’s time for another super exciting Monthly Challenge! This will be the last Monthly Challenge for 2009, and it’s going to be a lot of fun. For the month of November, your challenge is to shoot and post one photo per day, using your mobile phone!
Here are the guidelines:
- Each photo must be taken with a mobile phone.
- All editing (cropping, image adjustments, effects, etc.) MUST be done ON THE MOBILE DEVICE!
- The photo can be uploaded to Flickr using any means, but you MUST NOT change the appearance of the photo after it leaves the mobile device.
Depending on the mobile device you use, you may have quite a few options open to you when it comes to editing. Even if you use a mobile phone that does not have fancy editing available, give the challenge a try! You will most likely find that you can capture interesting and unique images using whatever technology you have available.
If you use an iPhone, you might want to check out these apps:
Best Camera ($2.99) Provides effect filters and a crop tool. Filters can be combined to get different effects.
Photogene ($2.99) Provides crop, sharpen, histogram, exposure, contrast, saturation, color temperature, straighten, rotate, mirror, and effects.
Photoshop Mobile (FREE) Provides very good crop tool, rotate, flip, exposure, saturation, tint, black and white, filters, and various effects.
Flickr (FREE) You can use this app to upload and tag your photos directly from your iPhone. You can also browse Flickr.
Camera Bag ($0.99) Filters to emulate various classic camera and film looks. Normally $1.99, but currently on sale for $.99.
There are many, many more applications for the iPhone that are geared toward photography. Just search for photography in the app store to find them, or browse the Photography section of the app store on your phone.
If you use an Android based device, check out these applications:
PicSay Pro The award winning photo editor for Android. Spice up the pictures on your mobile phone and share them with your friends.
Snap Photo Pro ($0.99) Snap Photo Pro has a stability feature that only snaps the photo when you’re holding the phone still. Very nice! And Android let’s you replace it as the default camera app.
No matter what device you use, it’s probably worth your time to check out thebestcamera.com, which is the site associated with the Best Camera app. You can also look at the Flickr groups “Photos Taken With An Apple iPhone” and “Cameraphone“. There are some fantastic examples of what can be done with relatively simple cameras.
As usual, please add the tag “NovemberChallenge2009” to each photo you upload for this challenge so we can find them. Then add “NovemberChallenge2009-01″ to each day’s submission, making sure to update the last number for each day. In addition, please add each photo to the photochallenge.org group on Flickr.
This is our last monthly challenge for 2009. Let’s make it the best one yet!