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Hi everyone. I’m Jef (the one “f” thing was a joke in high school one day that stuck). I have always loved art and past musings when I was younger centered on sculpture. Photo always intrigued me but I never pursued it heavily. Over the last few months I’ve been disconnecting by taking and editing photos that catch my fancy from the corner of my eye. I’ve found something exciting, new and expressive, and (most importantly) free of messy temptation from 5 children at home (like paints, ceramics, etc).

I use an iPhone X and love pushing color in a composition, or exploring light in B&W.

This is all new to me and I welcome any feedback. I’ve got tough skin, so lay it on if you wish.
 

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Welcome to MobiTog Jef... so glad you joined us! You have most definitely come to the right place to meet new people, learn about mobile photography and hone your skills. :thumbs: I know you’ve already discovered some of our challenges, and feel free to ask us any questions - our MobiCommunity are a super friendly and helpful bunch of mobile photography addicts enthusiasts!! :whistle:

Here's some information that might prove useful as you find your way around:

At the top right of the website you'll see a big question mark -->?<-- labeled Help - click on that any time and it will bring you to our detailed help section. You can also click this link: https://www.mobitog.com/index.php?help/

Visit our "How Do I..." forum, where you'll find all sorts of tips and tricks to help you find your way around more easily: How Do I...

The MobiTog Community is set out in four main areas or sections:

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Important note: Please remember that only images originated on a mobile device (iOS or Android) can be posted to this community. No pictures created on a DSLR or compact camera are allowed.

Handy Tip: At the top of the site in the orange bar you'll see "New Posts", and clicking/tapping on it will take you to all the unread new posts that occurred since your last visit. Note: If there's just too many there to deal with, and you're really anal like me you can go up to the top and select "Mark Discussions Read" - and choose just a specific area to 'clear out', for example App Discussions, or choose all discussions which will clear everything and allow you to sort of 'start fresh'. That way the next time you go into New Posts, there will just be the most recent posts since you "erased" everything.

Also when you hover over your username in the very top right, you have an option to choose "Ignore New Posts", and select any forums/discussions that you DON'T want to show up.

We have lots of great challenges to help hone your skills and have loads of fun doing it, like Jilly's Black & White Challenge, and for the color-minded we have MobiColor, a fun group challenge Elements of Surprise (EOS), and a super interesting and fun challenge Time Stamp run by FundyBrian where everyone around the globe posts up an image on the same day and time. Check them out in our Competitions & Challenges forum!!

Lastly, if you have any questions on anything at all be sure to give us a shout out!
 

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Hi everyone. I’m Jef (the one “f” thing was a joke in high school one day that stuck). I have always loved art and past musings when I was younger centered on sculpture. Photo always intrigued me but I never pursued it heavily. Over the last few months I’ve been disconnecting by taking and editing photos that catch my fancy from the corner of my eye. I’ve found something exciting, new and expressive, and (most importantly) free of messy temptation from 5 children at home (like paints, ceramics, etc).

I use an iPhone X and love pushing color in a composition, or exploring light in B&W.

This is all new to me and I welcome any feedback. I’ve got tough skin, so lay it on if you wish.
Hey Jef with one f (this looks like the start of a Haiku - for which we have a section on Mobitog:D here), lovely to have you join us. I’ve already seen what you can do with that iPhone X and I’m very impressed. It’s obvious you have an artist’s eye for composition and detail. I’m looking forward to seeing lots more. Whereabouts in the world are you based? Shout out if you need any help. We are always pleased to supply feedback, and it will always be constructive.
 

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Hey Jef with one f (this looks like the start of a Haiku - for which we have a section on Mobitog:D here), lovely to have you join us. I’ve already seen what you can do with that iPhone X and I’m very impressed. It’s obvious you have an artist’s eye for composition and detail. I’m looking forward to seeing lots more. Whereabouts in the world are you based? Shout out if you need any help. We are always pleased to supply feedback, and it will always be constructive.

Oops, left that out... I’m in Winchester, VA
 

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Hi everyone. I’m Jef (the one “f” thing was a joke in high school one day that stuck). I have always loved art and past musings when I was younger centered on sculpture. Photo always intrigued me but I never pursued it heavily. Over the last few months I’ve been disconnecting by taking and editing photos that catch my fancy from the corner of my eye. I’ve found something exciting, new and expressive, and (most importantly) free of messy temptation from 5 children at home (like paints, ceramics, etc).

I use an iPhone X and love pushing color in a composition, or exploring light in B&W.

This is all new to me and I welcome any feedback. I’ve got tough skin, so lay it on if you wish.
Hi Jef and welcome to Mobitog!
 

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Jef - Hiya Jef and a very warm welcome to the Global Mobile Photography Community that is MobiTog, it is great to have you join us from Winchester, VA (you can change and add such details to your profile at any time!)... :D

We are very pleased you have made it to our awesome community, you will find the community extremely relaxed and laid back, we look forward to helping you make the most of your Mobile Photography, or perhaps you helping us with ours?... :thumbs:

Please feel free to join in with any and all the activities that you fancy - we welcome newcomers active participation with open arms and we look forward to seeing more of you within the community... :)

For help using MobiTog, general guidance and other assistance, including how to use the Gallery and post iMages, there are loads of useful items in the How Do I Section just click > HERE

And RoseCat has already given you some even more helpful pointers, but the best advice is just to leap right in and join in anywhere and everywhere you fancy we are quite a friendly bunch really... ;)


Hopefully, you will enjoy our humble offerings and will then spread the word to all of your Mobile Photography addicted acquaintances, friends, family and everyone else you can think of to help us share the MobiLurve around the globe... :inlove:

If you should need any assistance at all figuring anything MobiTog, or Mobile Photography generally, just shout up, everyone here is so very helpful, otherwise just enjoy your new family of likewise addicted Mobile Photographers... :rog:
 

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Welcome to MobiTog, Jef. I see you've already found the weekly MobiColour and Black&White challenges, which are two of my favorite threads to follow.

I think you'll find that most people here lean toward saying what they like about an image rather than what's wrong with it. But you can always ask for a deeper critique if you want one. There's even a forum for that here:

https://mobitog.com/forums/critique-corner.46/

Likewise, if you see something you like, feel free to ask "How'd you do that???"

One of the interesting things about the weekly b/w and color threads is that each one gets a different judge each week (the winner one week becoming the judge for the next). After a time, it becomes clear that different people see different things in any given image. (Personally, I've come to believe that the only way to stay sane is to surrender any idea of what I think my image is about as soon as I post it. :lmao:)
 
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