Category Archives: Mobile Photography Art

30 Days of Gratitude : #17

#17: What knowledge are you grateful for?

I suppose this would have to be my knowledge of iPhoneography and Androidography aka my mad mobile photography skills 😄.

I started out late 2010 on an iPhone 3, testing out Lomography Apps. Then I got a 2nd hand iPhone 4, and more Apps, and widened my range of photo editing apps, joined a couple of forums and online iPhoneography communities. 

I was such an enthusiast of iPhoneography that I shot and edited anything and everything, from trees, swamps, flowers, sceneries, animals, architecture, landscapes…

Then in 2011 I organised and set up Perth City’s (and Western Australia’s) 1st ever iPhoneography exhibition and workshop. By the end of the year, I’d self-published 2 photo books, one on the Maylands swamplands near where I lived, the other a collection of my personal favourite photos.

In 2013, I grew tired of trying to keep up with Apple’s yearly “newest” iPhone, I mean, if it’s That good, why can’t its software just get updated yearly, instead of having to buy a completely new phone every year? The last straw was in September 2012, when I chanced to be in Perth and just so happened to come across the queue of people waiting to get into the Apple Store, just so they could buy the newest iPhone. The queue snaked round the block and nearly back to itself, like some ouroboros. 

I switched to a Samsung Galaxy S3 in late 2013, and haven’t looked back since. And now I’m grateful for having the knowledge and skills of both platforms, the best of both worlds, as it were.

Some of my photography artwork is licensed with Kess InHouse Designs, and I also have some on Society 6, Etsy and eBay. I also have a dozen Lenormand card decks of my own designs, available on eBay and Etsy. And no, I’m not rolling in Money…not yet anyway 😉. But it’ll come, it’s coming in when I least expect it, and I know the dribble will become a steady trickle soon enough, and then watch out for the flood! 

So yeah, I’m grateful for the journey my mobile photography has taken me on, these last 6 years. And I’ll continue to hone my photography skills, and work on new art and designs, doing what I’m passionate about, and loving every minute.

Lightbox Inspiration Typography #2

Here’s another L I T graphic I made, that’s been submitted to my licensing agent.

Today is what you make it. 

If you wake up grumpy, snarl at everyone you meet, complain about everything and just decide to let your entire day be negative, then that’s exactly what you’ll get. 

If however, you check yourself as soon as you realise you’re in a bad mood, and do a complete turnaround and just decide to be Happy and have a Great Day, no matter what, then that’s exactly what you’ll get.

Give Thanks With A Grateful Heart 

Today’s Gratitude image, by moi. Feel free to copy, paste, print, share etc with your own circle of friends and family.

Here’s what I’m grateful for today:

1) the glorious weather, not too warm, with a lovely breeze

2) the privilege of spending an hour playing with 3 gorgeous dogs (my employers Wendy and Tony’s own dogs, as they are away this weekend)

3) being able to take Jack’s best friend Jordan out to watch the new Star Wars movie, followed by playtime at home and dinner at Domino’s Pizza afterwards. 

4) the company of my own 2 dogs, Scruffy and Shelagh, who are a constant source of happiness and joy for me

5) continuing to manifest Soul Red Mazdas into my life. Today as I was driving to petsit the 3 dogs, I was followed for much of the way by none other than a Mazda CX-3 in Soul Red. 

Thank You, Universe! More of the same, please! 🙇

(The beautiful Jett, Ruby & Zeus)

Lightbox Inspiration Typography #1

Last week I found some alphabet lightboxes at KMart and bought one, on a whim. Thank goodness I also had the presence of mind to buy an extra set of letters, just in case I ran out of vowels 😄.

I’m so grateful I bought the lightbox, as it’s started me on a brand new digital mobile photography art project, one which I call “Lightbox Inspiration Typography”, or L I T for short (see what I’ve done there?) 😉

Here’s the first one I did, in 2 colourways. 

I’ve since created a new one practically every day now, as a disciplined effort in Positive Thinking and Gratitude. Plus, I’ve submitted the ones I’ve made to my licensing company Kess InHouse Designs, and they’ve been accepted and will soon be on a range of home products such as prints, posters, mobile phone cases/skins, laptop and tablet cases, duvet covers, comforters, cushions, rugs, shower curtains, pet bandanas, t-shirts etc. 

So yeah, I’m grateful for this opportunity to add to my income in any way at all. And The Universe keeps surprising me by sending me orders for my products seemingly out of the blue, just when I need the money. 

Thank You, Universe

Just sharing a graphic that I created, thanking The Universe for the wondrous and wonderful week I just had. I’ve decided that instead of belabouring my misfortunes and unfortunate circumstances, I’m calling time on everything negative, and am only going to concentrate on the positives from hereon.

Positivity can only attract more positivity. Ditto negativity. And I’ve had just about enough of negativity. No more. 

From now on, it’s onwards and upwards. I won’t let other people drag me down, or tell me what to do, or dissuade me from doing what’s right for me. It’s My Life, and I’ll do it my way. 

Feel free to copy, paste or print out this graphic for your own use. It’s FREE and it’s yours, with my blessings. 

Have a Wonderful Life! Namasté 🙇.

Snapseeded! 

Just playing with the app Snapseed, getting reacquainted with it and also tripping down Nostalgia Lane with my pet menagerie and other assorted animals. 

Yes, I’ve been feeling somewhat lacklustre and jaded lately, so an injection of colour was called for, hence the saturation in these images. 

Enjoy! 

Happy Halloween!

Just wishing you all a Happy Halloween, whatever the holiday means to you. It could be of religious significance to you, like the Mexican Dia de los Muertos, or it could just be an excuse to go Trick-or-Treating, or for having friends or relatives over for some quality time together. 

For me, it’s the celebration of the day my son Jack arrived on this Earth, 14 years ago. Happy Birthday, my not-so-little-anymore Jack-o-lantern! I’m so proud of what a great chap you’re turning out to be. ❤❤❤

Feel free to save and use the Halloween greeting card I’ve created, below. Send it to your friends, share it on your Pinterest board, print it out, etc. Enjoy!

Being broke but luckily still in posession of my old iPad 3, a simple factory setting reset later et voila! a “new” iPad for Jack to use in his new school and for his Art. That, and the 2016 Minecraft Annual magazine (better late than never lol), and Jack’s a happy bunny. 

Photos of Jack at his birthday dinner at the Hog’s Breath last night:


6 Days To Halloween

Here are 2 images that I created a while ago, when I still had my Samsung Galaxy Note 4 (when it still worked properly). 

I created 12 images in total, and with there being 6 days left to go until Halloween/Samhain, I thought I’d share them here with you all, 2 per day.

Hope you like them! They were pretty easy to create, using background images that I’d created on my Note 4 by blending photos and effects/filters, and clip art from PicsArt.

Photo Lab Pro

Photo Lab is an App I found on the Google Play Store. It has certain possibilities and some exotic filters and effects. It could have more filters and features, is my only gripe. But then again, I’ve found that there is No App that does absolutely everything you would want to do with a photo. Each and every App has its own pros and cons, some are just better and others worse.

Photo Lab comes in a free version as well as a paid version, called Photo Lab Pro.

I like the more arty filter effects. Here are some Anemones I’ve edited using this App:

I don’t shoot people…

I shoot animals, flowers, landscapes, graffiti and architecture…Yes, I’m talking about photography, what did you think I was on about? I started my mobile photography art with flowers, back in 2010. Then, when the number of animals in our menagerie/mini zoo/home started growing, that’s when I started photographing animals instead. (I always try to avoid using the word “shoot” and “animals” in the same sentence, in the context of photography, because it just sounds wrong, as evidenced from that rather attention-grabbing title of today’s post). 

Anyway, I was in IKEA last week, looking for a cast iron pot to use as a Dutch Oven for baking my bread (turned out they were currently out of stock), when, just as I was on my way out, I came across these lovely flowers. And I just had to photograph them.

I will probably use these photos for future projects and Art Licensing. But for now, I hope you enjoy looking at them!