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  • “LIGHT IMPRESSIONS ON TOUR” The Book!

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    Happy and proud to be the part of the Studio b. Light Impressions Book!!!
    The book is all about the celebration of from iPhoneographers across the globe!!
    Take time to check out the book preview.
    Check out digital preview of the book here —–>

  • Freebie!

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    1. Moku Hanga
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    The Moku Hanga app, Moku the Japanese word for “wood” while hanga is known as “print”, allows you to create an artistic wood-block print from any picture or snapshot — no need for time consuming carving — the artists from JixiPix do all the work for you! With the power to fully customize your Moku Hanga, you can create a masterpiece artistic enough be part of printmaking history! The Moku Hanga app, Moku the Japanese word for “wood” while hanga is known as “print”, allows you to create an artistic wood-block print from any picture or snapshot — no need for time consuming carving — the artists from JixiPix do all the work for you! With the power to fully customize your Moku Hanga, you can create a masterpiece artistic enough be part of printmaking history!
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  • The First issue of iPhotographer Magazine, September, 2013

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    Happy and proud to announce the first #1 full issue of iPhotographer , September, 2013, devoted to Street Life . Run and grab your copy.

    As well as I’d like to notice that Moscow is the featured city in iPhotographer’s “Around The World With ” section ;)
    Hope you’ll enjoy it!

  • My Interview for the Women’s mobile photographers Collective Streets Ahead

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    Recently, I had the privilege of being interviewed by the Women’s mobile photographers Collective Streets Ahead to share my thoughts, my inspirations and my experience on street .
    Click the link to find out the details

    1. Can you tell us a little about yourself? Where are you from? Where do you live? If you work outside the home… what is your profession/professional background? Have you always been interested in photography?
    Are you (or have you been) involved in any other medium… such as painting, sculpture, writing, music?

    “Descriptive geometry and drawing. A short course with practical exercises”

    NP: I was born and currently live in Moscow, Russia. Being creatively inclined, I chose acting as a profession. Not surprisingly, photography has become one of my biggest passions. I don’t paint beautiful pictures and I’ve never studied fine arts or photography. I started shooting photos with my 2 in 2010. I was at a point in my life where I felt the need to look for happiness in small things and I began taking photos of things around me. It started off as something that I did to kill time and it became a creative outlet. It was addictive and almost changed my life.

    When words are not your weapon, you do not need them to express yourself. You can say so many powerful and deep things to different people in one language which everyone can understand – a visual language, through images. Armed with my 2 and my first photography , I began exploring the medium – developing my skills from just capturing images to moving into the art of .

    Now, it makes my day and is what I really want to do. It breathes new life into me and gives me a reason to discover the gems of everyday life. I am curious about everything in photography and I am not afraid to experiment in this field.

    Go straight ahead and be brave! It does wonders! Since last year, I have been one of the Resident Artists at Gallery G8 in Moscow. I am also a curator of the “Around The World” column in the newest for the iPad, ‘iPhotographer ‘, available in the Apple News stand. And I am sure that there will be a lot of new and interesting things ahead.

    2. Which mobile device do you use to take your photographs? Also, we’d be very interested in learning what camera apps you use (if any)… as well as post processing apps.

    “Let’s bike it. A day without a car” (exhibited in 2012 in Moscow, print sold and proceeds donated to charity)

    NP: Currently I use the iPhone 4 and the iPad for post processing. What apps? That is a good question, despite the fact that my preferences constantly change. For taking photos I use the native iPhone camera, Hipstamatic, Pro Camera, 645 PRO Mk2, Classic PAN, Retro Cam, Slow Shutter – many different apps. For post processing, I use Snapseed, MonoVu, Filterstorm, Tangent, Halftone, Blender, Procreate, Decim8, Strut Type, Alt Photo, Retouch and Glaze. The list is actually quite endless. I usually use a bouquet of applications, depending on the desired process and effect.

    3. Is Street Photography a genre that you predominately focus on in your work?

    “To move along …”

    NP: Oh no, I can’t say that street photography is my first direction. I just seek, spy and shoot some photos from time to time. There are so many really great photographers who focus on it, and I would like to aspire to reach their high level. I wish that I could travel more … who knows? But I must say, I really love this genre, because shots of street life freeze candid situations and have the ability to go deep in to the small dramas that take place in everyday life.

    4. Do you see street photography mainly as photojournalism? Or do you think that this genre intersects with the art world?

    “Pass me by”

    NP: Street photography and photojournalism are two very similar genres of photography that often overlap while having distinct individual qualities. For example, the language of street photography is subtle and not as loud and outspoken as photojournalism, however they are both from the art world.

    5. There is a general question among some people about the morals and ethics of taking pictures of strangers in a public environment. Many think that this is an infringement of an individual’s rights and privacy. What are your thoughts on this? Has the question about “privacy” been an issue for you in your work? Have you had any negative experiences taking street photographs in your home country or whilst travelling abroad? How did you handle them? Do you have any rules in place when you are on the street photographing? For example: are there certain “things” or situations that you personally feel are “off limits” in your photography? Can you explain why?

    “Street fashionista”

    NP: This is a good question which I find it difficult to answer. I will try to explain. On the one hand, most people today have a cell phone that has a camera, and taking photos has become an ordinary situation. But on the other hand, I do not like it when the camera is directed at me without my permission. It sounds selfish on my part, but my excuse is my profession of being an actor. From my own point of view, as long as I do that are just for fun, I follow some simple rules (which are significant to me). Actually, the rules are nothing special – except some situations that I personally feel are “off limits”. For example, I don’t take photos when I see someone else’s private grief or death and I don’t take photos of homeless or destitute people. I guess you know what I mean. I would not want to relish in someone else’s misfortune.

    6. Do you think that women bring to photography, especially street photography, a certain perspective that is not necessarily shared by many male photographers? If so, can you elaborate on your thoughts?

    “Darling I call you later”

    NP:Hmmm… I am not sure. Each photographer has his own individual style and technique. It seems these features are not related to gender.

    7. Are there any women street photographers/photo journalists who have inspired you in your work? If so, who are they? And what inspires you about their work?

    NP: Because of the fact that I’ve never studied photography, all my knowledge and skills are mostly based on self-study (in theory and in practice). So I can’t boast of an extensive knowledge in this field. But I must say that I am inspired by the works of the various great masters of street photography and photojournalism regardless of their gender and life time. Speaking of icons, I would single out these names: Elliott Erwitt with his wonderful black and white pictures taken in an ironic manner; the legendary Henri Cartier-Bresson with his fantastic compositions; John Thomson with his classic instance of social documentary which laid the foundations for photojournalism; Yevgeny Chaldei best known for his work as a World War II photojournalist; William Eugene Smith who was also known as a World War II photojournalist; Dorothea Lange with her great documentary photographs; Alfred Eisenstaedt with his truly candid photographs; Leonard Freed who was known not only as a photographer but also as a film maker and Steve McCurry who is best known for his evocative colour photography and his most recognized portraits for National Geographic.

    However, I would like to focus a bit on one of the most popular photographers in recent years and the most mysterious – American photographer Vivian Maier. An exhibition of Maier’s work is currently on show at the Lumiere Brothers Centre for Photography in Moscow. A few days ago I had the pleasure of viewing her simple, sensual and elegant street photos. The exhibition includes 50 black and white prints of street life in Chicago and New York.

    Lumiere Brothers Centre for Photography, Moscow, Russia

    8. Do you think that more women are getting involved in this genre because of the democracy and immediacy of mobile devices? What are your thoughts on this?

    NP: No.

    “Through the gap”

    9. What are your thoughts on post-processing mobile street images? Do you post process your images? Can you share with us an example of your workflow process?

    NP: Sure, I do from time to time if it is necessary. My skills are not so great that I am able to get the absolutely perfect shot. Plus of course the iPhone still has some limitations. So I do post-process to crop or fix contrast or brightness and tones. However, some of my street shots have be turned into the art works. It depends on my mood and feelings.

    “Strangers”

    10. Can you share with us a few of your images that you feel give us good overview of your work… we’d love to hear what you were thinking or felt when you took these photographs. What moved you?

    1. “What’s his deal?”

    NP: One of the four main images included in the final version was an ordinary photograph of a man passing by.
    It is not a great shot, but I really love how he looks, as well as his free attitude. I decided to turn this image in to an avant-garde piece of art, adding a bit of geometry and other things. This work was produced in a limited edition of 5 and is presented at Gallery G8 in Moscow. Apps used: Slow Shutter, Camera +, addLib, Blender, ScratchCam.

    2. “Run away little princess, this is no fairy tale”

    NP: Usually I prefer black and white for my street photos. This is because for me, things look more prominent and important – more powerful and more dramatic in black and white. At the same time, black and white can also be a forgiving colour – it allows you to make mistakes. For example, I think blur and grain look much better in black and white. But for this image, I decided to place the accent on the colour – it seemed to work best in this instance. Apps used: Snapseed, Color manager

    3-4. “Don’t lie to make me fee better” and “Let the Rain Pass”

    NP: Sometimes I like to “paint” my street shots. Apps used: Hipstamatic, Glaze, Blender, Halftone

    11. What are your personal artistic goals and aspirations?
    12. Are there any artistic aspirations that you have for the mobile street photography
    genre overall?

    “March of Millions, June 12, 2012″

    NP: Hmm…Don’t use the pause button and never stand still! That’s my main artistic goal and aspiration! Change is the law of life.
    I would like to have more time to keep up everywhere and always keep abreast of all news. I am seriously thinking of cloning myself!

    “An ordinary life”

    13. Where do you show your work? What social networks are you on? On which platforms are you most involved?

    NP: I have a personal website www..com where I publish some of my work, some news, events, , reviews and publications. I also use EyeEm, Flickr, Facebook, IPA, Pixels, Twitter, Pinterest and for the shameful PR posts I use Instagram. I always use @

    “Russian Opposition Rallies in Moscow”

    14. Do you have any mobile street photography tips or tricks that you’d like to share with us?

    NP: 1. Be fast and invisible 2. Spy and seek 3. Have fun! 4. Practice makes perfect!

    “Just one look, March of Millions”, June 12, 2012 (won 3rd place in the News/Events category at the 6th iPhone Photography Awards™ (2013)

    16. Is there anything else that you would like to share with us?

    NP: Some words of gratitude. I would like to thank for inviting me to do this , the kindest, talented and most responsive person Cara Gallardo Weil. She was one of first people I ‘met’ in the iPhone community (amongst others). I would also like to thank JQ Gaines and of course Joanne Carter for her great, important and hard job, and for this wonderful opportunity to share my thoughts, experience and photos.

    “Summer pleasures” (exhibited in Moscow in 2012, print sold and proceeds donated to charity)

    Some of images above were included in my photo book, Hide and Seek (2012, Blurb). This book represents my point of view of the beauty of the city of Moscow and its inhabitants. It is a fascinating journey through the Moscow’s street life. The creation of this book had become my personal proof that iPhoneography has reached a new level.

    Click the link to the original interview at Theappwhisperer.com

  • iART by NaProsvet

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    HDR FX Pro - Click here to download

    HDR FX will change your lifeless photos into living and impressive moments. It allows you to have Single-Photo HDR Effect on your photos and at the same time to experience special functions that HDR FX provides. It helps you make photos look more impressive and gorgeous than what you experience in a real world.

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  • JU’s Brest Gallery PhoneArt’ show in Jacksonville

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    The PhoneArt’ show is open to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays through Oct. 2.
    LOCATION: 2800 University Blvd N, Jacksonville, FL 32211. Phone 904-744-3950

    The smart phone, and its application software, has increased a presence in the creation of photographic artworks. Many photographers and artists now use their smart phones, and a number of different , to modify and manipulate image capture. This telling exhibition showcases the work of a number of photographers, invited from around the world, who use the smart phone to assist in the creation of their work.

    All of the artwork in the exhibition was submitted digitally to reduce the impact on the environment and all of the photographs were printed on campus on recycled, acid-free paper.
    “It’s an unusual show that hasn’t been done very often, so it’s kind of exciting for the artists and us,” said JU Associate Professor of Jack Turnock, the show’s curator. “I invited artists from around the world to participate.
    “Some of the invited participants are professional photographers, some are amateur artists, but all are intrigued by the possibilities offered by technology. One invited photographer has written the definitive book on the subject of smart phone .

    Featuring the works of:

    Deb Morbeto, professional artist – U.S.
    Yannick Brice, professional photographer – France
    Giancarlo Beltrame, Cinematographer/Professor at Verona University – Italy
    Bob Weil, professional entertainment documentary photographer, author of The Art of Photography book – U.S.
    Alice LaComte, artist – France
    Elena Bouvier, professional artist/photographer – U.S.
    Elisa Luoni, photographer – Italy
    Sarah Jarrett, professional illustrator/photographer – England
    Chad Rankin, professional artist – U.S.
    Roger Guetta, professional artist/photographer – Canada
    Cindy Patrick, professional photographer – U.S.
    , professional actress – Russia

    One of my submission into the PhoneArt’ Show   - click to learn more about the show

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