Shadows Walking by Lindsey Thompson

When I’m not writing for Life In LoFi or graphic designing at my day job, I also run the iPhone Photography Competition (IPC) page on Facebook. Every month, iPhoneographers submit photos based on a chosen theme. The theme for March was “Magic Hour” – sunset photos shot and apped using only an iPhone or iPod Touch. iPhoneographer Lindsey Thompson was the first runner-up with her excellent and ethereal photo, “Shadows Walking,” shown above.

Click past the jump for Lindsey in her own words. >>>

Out for a Run by Lindsey Thompson

I live in Birmingham England with my partner and our two lovely children. I am currently a full time mother and homemaker but previously worked as an Accounts Manager for an international Construction company for 13 years.

I owned an iPhone 3G from 2008, though regrettably actually didn’t take any photos for the most part. I started with the usual suspect, hipstamatic, and spent many months playing with this app, but then bought an iPhone 4 last summer and the clarity of the photographs and speed of processing changed everything for me, after first joining EYE’EM and finding inspiration from other fantastic artists I also then joined iPhoneArt in late October and over this period I started to experiment with using new apps and creating a more diverse portfolio of work.

The majority of my photos are taken on days out with my family, so a lot of my work normally features my children or scenes from our trips, I love how I am capturing so many images of these great memories and also many images of my children in their wonder years.

My favourite and most used apps are currently PhotoFX, Iris, Touch Retouch, Camera+, Phototreats, Photoshop Express, BlurFX, Filterstorm and PictureShow among others which I use every now and again, though I tend to easily fall in to habits of using the same apps and have to push myself to use new ones.

iPhoneography has helped to give me a new creative outlet, I enjoy being creative which I rediscovered after having children but I love how iPhoneography is just a little something for myself, I enjoy capturing images and then deciding where to go with it and particularly like how one image can look so different depending on the app I decide to choose, I think this is the part of iPhoneography I find the most addictive! I try to vary my style, though I do have particular things which interest me, like silhouettes/anonymity, shadows and motion, and now realising as my collection grows just how much these are influencing my work.

I have always had a great appreciation for photography and contemporary art, this to me is like a nice mixture of the two, which is why I think it interests me so much.

Thanks to all who voted for my pic and thank you Marty for giving me an opportunity to showcase my work.

You can see and follow Lindsey’s work here:




Tutorials soon to be featured on:


The kite by Lindsey Thompson

Mr Cool by Lindsey Thompson

look up by Lindsey Thompson

im home by Lindsey Thompson

Beach Life by Lindsey Thompson

Around since November, 2009, The IPC is a monthly competition and is free to enter. Winners are determined by reader votes. The winner gets to choose the theme of the next competition, and to sweeten the pot, the winner also gets a feature here on Life In LoFi.

The new iPhone Photography Competition (IPC) starts this weekend and runs through Tuesday, May 31, 2011. Click here for the rules of the IPC.