EYES OF THE WORLD

BreznikWe are all the eyes of the world. This is especially true for the mobile photographer as we document the world around us, at all times, as we see it & encounter its immediacy.
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Architecture & Design

Joanna Lemanska 2012 MPA Architecture WinnerOur surroundings are full of visually interesting buildings, structures, designs and patterns from the countryside to the city.
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Black and White

Lisa_Wiltse_Winter_in_NYCIn the digital era, photographers are no longer limited by darkroom costs or film choice and the allure of Black & White is as strong as ever.
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Digital Art / Photo Illustration

awesomeThis category is for manipulated and altered images using additional elements like textures, multiple exposures, and app effects to create an image from the imagination of the artist.
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Landscapes

1166_Beales_443In many ways, landscapes are the most difficult kind of photos to produce with a mobile phone camera. Most landscape shots taken with a DSLR have the advantage… Read More

Macro/Details

macro-9 copyWhen you magnify a subject, you bring your viewers into a world impossible to witness with the naked eye.
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Nature and Wildlife

Animals-2 copyWe are all drawn to natural color and beauty. Plants and flowers, the emotions and expressions of animals, the majesty of meadows at magic hour, the unfolding of a rose.
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People

salgadoThe People category is always the busiest in the MPA because it’s about everybody’s favorite subject: our species!
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Photo Journalism

PRASS_PRASETIO_Little_Girl_Naps_Among_the_GravesPhoto journalism is a medium that tries to document life as it is and often serves as a vehicle for political, social and personal statements.
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Portraits

10X10_PleyerThe simplest definition is that portraits are artistic representations of the likeness of person.
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The Darkness

Nettie Edwards

Think shadows, mystery, low key exposures, night shots, deep, rich, dark colours and misty, cryptic Black and Whites.
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Travel & Adventure

Alfred_Pleyer_The_SmokerTravel photography is about conveying through images an area’s landscape, people, cultures, customs, architecture and history.
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Still Life

brownsIt’s been said still life photographers make pictures rather than take them.
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Self-Portraits

1299_Argun_2983 copyPeople say that artists do self-portraits as it solves the problem of having to find a model.
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Silhouettes

SY SOSilhouettes create such powerful images, due to the simple isolation of subject. They remove all distractions and all you see is the a perfectly sharp black outline against a beautiful background.
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Street Photography

1962_Lang_4565A mobile phone is perhaps the perfect tool for the street photographer unobtrusive, light, and relatively simple to use.
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Transportation

Ed KashiCars, Trucks, Trains, Planes, Skateboards, Bicycles, Busses, Boats, Jet-Skis, ATV’s, Tractors…
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Visual FX

MelHarrison_NeptuneVisual FX & Layers is all about graphic design, abstractions, typography, juxtapositions using photography as a base.
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Waterscapes/Snow/Ice

Say Cheese copyWater, in all it’s forms, is an endlessly inspiring photographic subject.
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THE PHOTO ESSAY

2012 Photo Essay Winner Melissa VincentThe Photo Essay category is a sub-component of the MPA and awards it’s own prize of $500 separate from all other categories.
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