Weekly Mobile Photography Theme #Textures

Weekly Theme #Textures

Last weeks mobile photography theme was #Textures. We received such a range of photos from minimalist to busy, black and white to full vibrant colours and distant objects to closeup extreme detail. It was again really interesting to see how we all interpreted textures so differently.


Each week the Better Mobile Photos Community Facebook group hosts a weekly photography theme inviting members to share mobile phone photos, techniques, tips, favourite apps and editing techniques. It is a fun, supportive and social community, specifically for Android and iPhone photographers of all levels.


The winners (#PeoplesChoice) are determined by the number of likes and comments received from the group. Below, you will see last weeks winning entries together with some other amazing contributions.

Click/tap on the photos to be directed to the corresponding Instagram accounts.


Congratulations to Frances Jack and Ketut Suwitra​ for winning this weeks #PeoplesChoice.


People’s Choice – Image by Frances Jack

Fran's photo of the sun reflecting on the sand is pretty special – especially after we saw the original shared in our Facebook community. Fran explained the process as using Snapseed to add ambiance and a glamour glow before editing in the Mextures (iOS) app. Finishing touches were the landscape enhance and Polaroid vintage gradient.


The edit was truly transformational, resulting in a WOW photo. It never ceases to amaze me what we can do. We are only limited by our imagination. If you are like me and have struggled with creativity like this – find a photo that you admire and copy the process.

People’s Choice – Image by Ketut Suwitra

Ketut’s photo is an example of a minimalist photo that just embodies what I often refer to as a clean photo. When I look at a photo, I like to think of one word that defines my reaction. In this instance it is ‘refreshing.’ It took me a little while to decipher my own reaction. I guess it is partly the delicately beaded water and that lovely reflected lighting. It does not tell the story of a dull and glum day. Instead it looks like a spray of water on a pleasant day.


The colour light blue is also often associated with serenity. I particular love the gradient from blue through to colourings of green. The edges are slightly darkened bringing our eye to the centre.

Other highlights from last week:

Image by - Toni Medrano
Image by – Daniel Smith
Image by – Karen Vanderpol
Image by - Freddy Cruggar
Image by - Shannon Taylor
Image by – Dave Libbey

Join our Facebook Community here and get involved. We would love to see your phone photos and help you become more confident capturing your special moments, experiences and communicate your story.

Remember: Be passionate, be creative and keep learning.

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